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Stewarts

Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant

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What the team is known for

Dedicated competition litigation team able to handle high-value proceedings on behalf of domestic and multinational clients from the technology and retail industries. Often assists clients with collective actions and opt-out class actions.

Strengths

Sources say: "Stewarts have made a key contribution to developing the competition damages claims market in the UK. They are always tightly focused on what the particular client wants to achieve."

Work highlights

Represented Centrica in a claim relating to the alleged anti-competitive setting and imposition of multilateral interchange fees by Mastercard and Visa.

Notable practitioners

Kate Pollock is particularly active on collective damages claims and opt-out class actions. She represents claimants from the retail, technology and construction sectors in cartel follow-on damages proceedings.
"She has a clear idea of what the client needs to achieve. She is fair and honest and manages expectations well. She is personable and easy to get along with."

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Overview

We act in the most high-profile competition cases in the UK and Europe.

Our clients include FTSE 100, FTSE 250 companies and global corporations.

We act on behalf of major enterprises on all aspects of competition litigation for claimants and defendants, specialising in claims relating to cartels or abuse of a dominant position. Our clients’ claims are often connected to regulatory decisions made by US, EU, UK and other national competition authorities. We advise clients by evaluating the benefits of taking action or defending claims brought or threatened against them.


Our team has cutting-edge expertise in this rapidly developing field. We have an impressive track record of successfully taking cases to trial in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. We remain the only law firm to have successfully acted for a group of claimants at trial and subsequent appeals in a competition damages context.

Our lawyers have unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements. The use of third party funding, after-the-event insurance and risk-sharing fee agreements enables our clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength.


Most anti-competitive activity is on an international scale and we have strategic alliances with handpicked law firms around the world to enable our clients to take a cross-border approach to litigation.

Members

Pollock, Kate (Head of Department)

Carson, Stuart

Forster, Inge

Lewis, Mark

Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant

Stewarts

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Location

5 New Street Square

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 3BF

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Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant


Kate Pollock
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