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Claimants Bring UK Class Action Against Investment Banks for FX Manipulation

Aug 09, 2019


On 29 July 2019, claimants brought a class action in the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) against five investment banks, alleging potentially billions of pounds in damages from cartel conduct in the foreign exchange markets. 


Related Attorney(s): Vincent Brophy, Tom Bainbridge
Related Practice(s): Antitrust & Financial Services
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Mass Claim Against MasterCard in UK is Given a Second Chance at Certification

Apr 29, 2019


On 16 April 2019, the Court of Appeal issued a ruling that gives a second chance at certification to the £14 billion mass consumer claim brought against MasterCard by Walter Merricks. The ruling breathes new life into the claim and into the UK’s nascent opt-out class action regime.


Related Attorney(s): Vincent Brophy, Tom Bainbridge
Related Practice(s): Antitrust
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EU Loan Syndication Study Identifies Areas of Potential Antitrust Risk

Apr 10, 2019


On 5 April 2019, the Competition Directorate of the European Commission published a report of a study into ‘EU loan syndication and its impact on competition in credit markets’.  The decision to commission the Report reflects a growing concern by regulators as to the establishment and conduct of syndicates in the lending and other sectors.  This concern is, in part, reflected in several recent antitrust and regulatory investigations and decisions.


Related Attorney(s): Vincent Brophy, Tom Bainbridge
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Antitrust & Financial Services
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