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The judgment in the “VIC GLO”
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2009

The High Court delivered its judgment on 8 May 2009 in the VAT Interest Cars Group Litigation ("VIC GLO") confirming that, for restitution claims for overpaid VAT based on Community Law, compound interest should be paid.

Choice of law clauses for non-contractual claims the impact of Rome II
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • March 30 2009

A recent European Union Regulation (EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 8642007, known as Rome II) allows parties to commercial contracts to choose the law that will apply to certain non-contractual disputes between them.

Court of Appeal confirms that claimants seeking damages for losses suffered as a result of a breach of competition law are only entitled to compensatory damages under English law
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • January 23 2009

On 14 October 2008, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court's judgment on an award for damages against manufacturers of vitamins who were found by the European Commission to have breached Article 81 of the EC Treaty by entering into a cartel (Devenish Nutrition Ltd v Sanofi-Aventis SA (France) and others 2008 EWCA Civ 1086).

UK court limits private damages in cartel case
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2008

The UK Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that limits the level of damages claimants may seek in follow-on cartel cases.

Cartel damages actions
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2008

The Devenish litigation consists of five separate but concurrent claims issued in the High Court in 2005.

Cartel damages actions
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • October 19 2007

The Devenish litigation, consisting of five separate but concurrent claims issued in the High Court in 2005, arose as a result of the well-publicised vitamins cartels of the 1990s.

Cartel sued for damages
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2007

On March 2, 2007, five companies, including Emerson Electric and Robert Bosch, issued a claim for damages, exemplary damages and restitution in the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal against four manufacturers of graphite carbon products which the EU Commission held in December 2003 had operated an illegal price fixing cartel.

Susanne Wilkins
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Dorian Drew
  • Norton Rose Fulbright