Court proceedings can offer a speedy remedy for victims of competition law breaches. An injunction can stop a dominant supplier from cutting off supplies or restrain competitors from operating an agreement to stop customers dealing with a business. Businesses can also seek compensation for losses resulting from anti-competitive agreements or conduct.
DWF's competition lawyers are very experienced in handling competition law litigation in both national and EU courts. We regularly act for claimants and defendants in actions based wholly or partly on competition law, and guide our clients through the unique strategic and tactical issues raised by such disputes. In particular, we advise clients on follow on damages claims based on infringement decisions by the European Commission or a national competition authority, often involving cartels.
We also act on appeals against competition decisions to the EU General Court or specialist courts such as the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, as well as preliminary references to the European Court of Justice for rulings on issues of EU law.