Category Archives: Competition

We recently reported (see here) on the first case of its kind under the newly expanded UK regime for competition damages claims, which saw the first application to the CAT for an injunction under section 47A of the Competition Act 1998. That case settled (see here) in January before the CAT could hear the injunction … Continue reading New injunction application brought before the Competition Appeal Tribunal

We reported previously (see here) on the first case of its kind under the newly expanded UK regime for competition damages claims, which involved an application by NCRQ Ltd to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) for an injunction restraining the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (“IOSH”) from continuing to abuse its dominant position by … Continue reading Settlement in case involving first interim injunction application in the CAT

In the first case of its kind under the newly expanded UK regime for competition damages claims, on 22 December 2015, NCRQ Ltd applied to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) for an injunction restraining the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (“IOSH”) from continuing to abuse its dominant position. The application is made as part … Continue reading First interim injunction application in the Competition Appeal Tribunal

In July we reported that in Packet Media Ltd v Telefónica UK Ltd, the High Court had granted an interim injunction in relation to a claim which alleged abuse of a dominant position by Telefónica, contrary to the UK’s competition rules.   This injunction has now been lifted. The interim injunction prevented Telefónica UK (operating under … Continue reading Interim injunction lifted in relation to an alleged abuse of dominance

The UK’s system for the enforcement of competition law through the courts (as an alternative or in addition to a complaint to a regulator) is set to be overhauled by the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which entered into force on 1 October 2015. As previously reported, the Act amends key legislation governing competition law enforcement … Continue reading The Competition Appeal Tribunal’s power to grant injunctions

On 14 July 2015, Mr Justice Coulson handed down a substantive judgment in a case brought against Milton Keynes Council (the “Council”) by a company challenging a procurement procedure in relation to the award of a £10 million framework agreement (Woods Building Services v Milton Keynes Council).  The court held that the Council’s tender evaluation … Continue reading High Court refuses to grant mandatory injunction in procurement challenge

In Packet Media Ltd v Telefónica UK Ltd, the High Court has granted an interim injunction in relation to a claim which alleged abuse of a dominant position by the defendant, contrary to the UK’s competition rules. The claim relates to the provision of telecommunications services via a GSM gateway.  A GSM gateway is a … Continue reading Interim injunction granted in relation to an alleged abuse of dominance

Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down its decision in Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd v ZTE Corp., ZTE Deutschland GmbH.  The judgment concerns the availability of injunctive relief for owners of standard essential patents (in this case, telecoms patents) bringing infringement proceedings.  The decision is in line with the … Continue reading CJEU rules on the availability of injunctive relief for owners of standard essential patents

On 24 April 2015, the High Court handed down judgment on an interim application by Huawei requesting the court make a summary ruling that two worldwide portfolio licence proposals made by Unwired Planet are not FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory). In refusing the application, Mr Justice Birss considered that he could not make a summary … Continue reading Huawei’s application for summary judgment on Unwired Planet’s patent licensing proposals refused by the High Court

On 27 March 2015, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published a summary of a decision rejecting a request for interim measures in the context of the CMA’s Visa interchange fees investigation (see here). Worldpay, a provider of provider of payment services to merchants, sought a direction pursuant to section 35 of the Competition … Continue reading CMA decision to reject request by Worldpay UK for interim measures in Visa interchange fees investigation