Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 26 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2015] CAT 7
Court: Competition Appeal Tribunal
Judge:

Mr Justice Roth P

Representation Meredith Pickford QC, Julianne Kerr Morrison and Conor McCarthy (instructed by Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP) for the claimants.
Judgment Dates: 22 April 2015

Catchwords

Competition - Competition Appeal Tribunal - Jurisdiction - European Commission finding that legal entities representing MasterCard organisation infringing EU competition rules - Applicant companies claiming damages in respect of losses suffered as result of infringing acts - Applicants seeking permission to serve proceedings out of jurisdiction on first and second defendant companies incorporated in United States - Whether application should be granted - Practice Direction Relating to Commencement of Damages Claims 2014.

The Case

Competition Competition Appeal Tribunal. The Competition Appeal Tribunal ruled on the application by DSG Retail Ltd and its parent company for permission to serve out of the jurisdiction proceedings brought under of the Competition Act 1998. The tribunal decided that permission would be refused for service of the claim as presently pleaded alleging infringing acts by the defendants after a certain date, but was otherwise granted on the basis that the pleadings were amended in accordance with the present ruling.

Practice Areas

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