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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

22/10/2015

Economic torts and cartel claims: The end of a dream?

This is an archived article, and some links may not work. Contact us if you have any questions.

In the first of two briefings on the Judgment of the Court of Appeal, 14 October 2015, for the case Emerald Supplies Ltd v British Airways Plc [2015] EWCA Civ 1024 (“Air Cargo”), Josephine Davies examines the effect of this decision on the extent to which claimants can rely on English law economic torts as a basis for a claim in damages against alleged cartel participants.

This Court of Appeal decision is part of a long-running damages action in the English Courts based on alleged breaches of EU and UK Competition Law.  It is alleged that various airlines took part in a global cartel that fixed surcharges on air cargo rates (air freight).

The action follows on from the European Commission’s investigation in Comp/3928 Air Freight and its 2010 decision (“the Decision”) finding that certain airlines, including British Airways (“BA”), had infringed EU competition law.

In the second briefing, Andrew Feld examines the consequences of the decision for claimants seeking access to the confidential text of European Commission decisions on infringement, in particular, the extent to which English disclosure processes can be used to go behind “Pergan protection”.

Please find the first briefing available here to download, with the second briefing to follow shortly. 

 

 


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