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Competition Law & Anti-Trust
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Course Aims:

In this podcast a practical insight is given into five essential issues that commercial parties and Lawyers ought to consider when handling Competitions Damages Action. The first part of the podcast outlines the differences between Competition Actions and other forms of Commercial Litigation. The differences between the Competition Actions Tribunal (CAT) and the High Court are also outlined to provide focused advice for practitioners acting in follow-in cases which can occur after a decision of a Competition Authority. Leading on from this issue, Christopher also addresses whether to commence a claim in the Chancery or Commercial Division of the High Court. The podcast proceeds to provide a analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of litigating in different European states in Competition Damages Actions. In addition, Christopher outlines the issues commercial parties ought to consider when facing multiple defendants. In particular, the key tactical issues that ought to be considered by are analysed and explained in detail. Finally, the issue of Limitation on bringing a claim in Competition actions is considered.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate the essential issues that commercial parties and Lawyers ought to consider when handling Competitions Damages Action.;
  • Understand the differences between Competition Actions and other forms of Commercial Litigation and pursuing a claim in the Competition Actions Tribunal (CAT) or the High Court.;
  • Comprehend the important practical and tactical matters that ought to be considered when assessing whether to proceed with a Competition Damages Action.;
  • Gain a firm grasp of the advantages and disadvantages of litigating Competition Actions in different European States.;
  • Appreciate the matters that commercial parties ought to consider when facing multiple defendants and Limitation issues.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Procedural
Sources and References:
  • Devenish Nutrition Ltd v Sanofi-Aventis SA (France) and others [2008] EWCA Civ 1086; [2008] WLR (D) 317 CA;
  • Garden Cottage Foods v Milk Marketing Board [1982] Q.B. 1114, reversed on appeal [1984] AC 130.;
  • C-453/99 Courage -v- Crehan (2001);
  • Competition Act 1998;
  • Rome II (84/2007);
  • Judgements Regulations (44/2001);
  • Provimi Ltd v Aventis Animal Nutrition SA and others and other actions - [2003] All ER (D) 59 (Jun);
  • Cooper Tire and Rubber Company and others v Shell Chemicals Limited and others [2010] EWCA Civ 864; [2010] WLR (D) 199.
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In this CPDcast, Christopher Brown, a Barrister at Matrix Chambers, speaks on effective communication skills for legal professionals. Christopher provides an holistic oversight of all aspects of Competition issues with a particular focus on important issues that claimants ought to consider.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-10-31

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