‘A hole in the market’: Scott + Scott opens in the City with plans to exploit conflicts and cash in on competition class actions

‘A hole in the market’: Scott + Scott opens in the City with plans to exploit conflicts and cash in on competition class actions

In anticipation of a boom in competition-based disputes as the Consumer Rights Act comes into force, US firm Scott+Scott is planning to kick-start its City offering by pursuing banks found guilty of manipulating the foreign exchange market in a multi-million pound lawsuit.

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EY Law recruits competition chief from CC to spearhead state aid, antitrust and trade practice

EY Law recruits competition chief from CC to spearhead state aid, antitrust and trade practice

Big Four accountant EY continues to enhance its international legal offering and has recruited Clifford Chance’s (CC) competition-focused counsel Steven Verschuur to lead its EU State aid, competition and trade law practice.

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Reed Smith ISP clients defeated in landmark counterfeit website dispute brought by Cartier owner

Reed Smith ISP clients defeated in landmark counterfeit website dispute brought by Cartier owner

In what gives brand owners the power to combat trademark infringement in the EU, UK internet service providers were defeated as London’s High Court on Friday (17 October) handed down a landmark judgment establishing that trade mark owners can secure court orders blocking websites that are structured to infringe their trade mark rights by selling counterfeit goods online.

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NRF loses second competition veteran as Mark Jones joins Hogan Lovells

NRF loses second competition veteran as Mark Jones joins Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells has confirmed its latest lateral hire is Norton Rose Fulbright longstanding antitrust partner Mark Jones, who is to join the antitrust, competition and economic regulation (ACER) practice at the transatlantic firm in the New Year.

Jones is experienced in various aspects of competition law including behavioural and market investigations, merger control and compliance and utilities regulation, across the energy, infrastructure, insurance, and retail sectors. Continue reading “NRF loses second competition veteran as Mark Jones joins Hogan Lovells”