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The High Court removes its cap for litigation funders

Published on 03 May 2019. By Davina Given, Partner and Chris Ross, Partner and Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner

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The High Court has declined to cap a litigation funder's liability for adverse costs at the amount of funding provided. It confirmed that the so-called Arkin cap is an approach to be considered, not a rule to be followed (Davey v Money [2019] EWHC 997 (Ch)).

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On the eleventh day of Christmas, the High Court gave to me…eleven groups a-growing

Published on 17 December 2018. By Davina Given, Partner and Chris Ross, Partner and Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner

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Unlike Scrooge, litigation will not wake transformed on Christmas Day into a gentler, kinder activity. But it is undergoing a slower transformation with the growth of various forms of group litigation in England.

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Online resale price maintenance and pricing software under scrutiny

Published on 30 July 2018. By Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner and Melanie Musgrave, Senior Associate

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The imposition of fixed or minimum prices on their online retailers, in breach of EU competition law, has resulted in four consumer electronics manufacturers being fined over €111 million in total by the European Commission.

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Luxury brands: The tale of selective distribution systems and online platform restrictions

Published on 19 December 2017. By Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner and Melanie Musgrave, Senior Associate

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In the much awaited Coty preliminary ruling, the European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") has confirmed that, subject to certain conditions, luxury goods manufacturers can employ selective distribution systems to preserve the luxury image of their products and can prohibit their authorised distributors from utilising third-party online sales platforms.

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Digital Comparison Tools: The CMA's Verdict

Published on 20 October 2017. By Melanie Musgrave, Senior Associate and Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner

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The CMA has recently concluded its year-long digital comparison tools (DCT) market study with the publication (on 26 September 2017) of its Final Report. However, this is by no means the end of the story. In addition to making recommendations to DCTs, their users, the regulators (in particular, the FCA), other bodies and the Government, the CMA has launched a competition investigation into the use of wide "most favoured nation" (MFN) contractual arrangements by a DCT in the home insurance sector and will keep other commercial arrangements under review.

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FCA makes maiden market investigation reference

Published on 20 September 2017. By Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner and Melanie Musgrave, Senior Associate and James Mee, Partner and Alun Marriott, Managing Partner - RPC Consulting

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Digital comparison tools: the CMA decides against a market investigation reference

Published on 30 March 2017. By Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner and Melanie Musgrave, Senior Associate

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Six months after the CMA launched its market study into digital comparison tools, it has decided not to make a market investigation reference, but will focus on four areas of possible concern in a second phase of its market study.

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The Insurance Block Exemption: The End of an Era

Published on 13 March 2017. By Melanie Musgrave, Senior Associate and Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner

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31 March 2017 sees the expiry of the Insurance Block Exemption

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Brexit - a legal analysis: Competition

Published on 28 June 2016. By Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner

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The implications for competition law and practice will very much depend on what form of Brexit the UK will end up negotiating. At one end of the spectrum the UK could join the European Free Trade Association and the European Economic Area, an avenue that is likely to generate the fewest changes. If the UK were to seek a total exit, falling back on World Trade Organisation (“WTO”) rules to continue trading with the EU, the potential changes would be more wide-ranging as outlined below.

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Insurance Block Exemption: does EC report signal beginning of the end?

Published on 18 March 2016. By Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner and Melanie Musgrave, Senior Associate

With just over a year to go before the current Insurance Block Exemption is due to expire (its expiry date is 31 March 2017), the European Commission has just published its Report on the Block Exemption's application.

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