The UK Court of Appeal clarifies the meaning of the term “decision” in Section 47A of the Competition Act 1998 (Deutsche Bahn / Morgan Crucible)

The Court of Appeal, in its decision in Deutsche Bahn AG and others v Morgan Crucible plc [1], has clarified the meaning of the term “decision” in section 47A of the Competition Act 1998 for the purpose of applying the limitation period for bringing follow-on action claims for damages in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”). The Court of Appeal reversed the CAT’s earlier ruling [2]. A Commission Decision was addressed to Morgan Crucible (“Morgan”), the whistleblower, and six other undertakings which had together participated in the Electrical and mechanical carbon and graphite products cartel. Several undertakings but not Morgan appealed to the General Court against both the findings of infringement and the penalties imposed. On

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Baskaran Balasingham, The UK Court of Appeal clarifies the meaning of the term “decision” in Section 47A of the Competition Act 1998 (Deutsche Bahn / Morgan Crucible), 31 juillet 2012, e-Competitions July 2012, Art. N° 49220

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