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Merricks v MasterCard: Collective Actions Reinvigorated

16th May 2019

Time: 12.30-13.45
(Registration and sandwich lunch from 12 noon)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

The England and Wales Court of Appeal has overturned the Competition Appeals Tribunal's decision in the collective proceedings Merricks v MasterCard. The decision ensures that financial damages are recoverable when a firm's anti-competitive practices affect millions of consumers, which makes this decision so important. While the judgment does not solve all of the problems with the collective proceedings regime, it can be expected to breathe new life into a regime, which has yet to prove its worth in practice. The judgment will be discussed by an excellent line of speakers.


Dr Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen, British Institute of International and Comparative Law


  • Professor Rachael Mulheron, Queen Mary University of London
  • Noel Dilworth, Henderson Chambers
  • Tristan Jones, Blackstone Chambers
  • Anthony Maton, Hausfeld

Event convened by Dr Duncan Fairgrieve, Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Law & Director, Product Liability Forum and Dr Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen, Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law & Director, Competition Law Forum.

Join in the conversation @BIICL #MerricksvMasterCard

Pricing and Registration

Free to attend for members of the Competition Law Forum (CLF). CLF Members wishing to attend should register by emailing the Events team.

For other attendees the following fees apply:

BIICL Members:

  • Individual: £30
  • Concession: £20
  • Student: £10


  • Individual: £50
  • Concession: £35
  • Student: £15

Concession fees are applicable to academics, staff of government and NGOs.


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