Those who have suffered losses from overcharges and anti-competitive conduct can now claim substantial damages through the courts in the UK and across Europe. Economic evidence is necessary and key in mounting a successful or defending against competition damages claims. The quantification of damages requires experts with the skills and competence to draft expert reports and present economic, quantitative and econometric evidence in court often under cross-examination or concurrently (hot tub).
We have considerable experience quantifying damages and overcharges in antitrust and commercial litigation. We have acted as experts in many of the first European antitrust damage actions including Camera Care, the landmark Crehan decision, in collective proceeding, and many cartel and abuse of dominance damage claims.
We have given expert witnesses evidence before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), English & Wales High Court, Scottish Court of Sessions, Irish High Court, Federal Court of Australia, New Zealand High Court, Den Haag District Court, the Amsterdam Court, Finnish Higher Administrative Court, the Lithuanian Administrative Court, Hong Kong Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board, and UK Tax Tribunal, and in International Court of Arbitration.
Recent cases include damage claims against members of the vitamins, LCD, marine hose, DRAM, cardboard box, foam, air cargo, trucks and ethylene cartels; resale price maintenance in online lingerie and musical instruments sectors; and the abuse of dominance in the energy, tech, financial and commodities sectors.