The principles laid out in this case confirm that competition cases are treated in a similar manner to other claims for damages before the English courts. There is great value in the detailed judicial guidance from the Court of Appeal on issues such as the assessment of a competitive price, the basis for overcharge, scope of damages in a competition context. Uncertainty for claimants and defendants alike in litigating private damages actions should be significantly reduced in the future. Competition litigation specialist, Luke Streatfeild, studies the judgement and shares his findings.
BritNed v ABB: The Recent Court of Appeal Decision
The recent Court of Appeal’s decision on the appeal of BritNed’s claim against ABB is essential reading for claimants and defendants alike.