Practice direction for competition law claims in UK courts

Practice direction under the Civil Procedure Rules for cases in the English courts involving matters of UK or EC competition law. Cases are to be heard in the Chancery Division or the Commercial Court in London. The OFT must be notified when a competition law point is raised, and the judge is responsible for sending transcript of all judgments on EC competition law matters to the European Commission.

This procedure was modified by the 29 September 2005 CPR update to allow the use of the Commercial Court.

A similar set of rules applies in Scotland for EC competition law claims.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière.

Filed under Article 81, Article 82, Guidance, UK courts.

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