Claim for damages under section 47A of the Competition Act 1998 based on the decision of the European Commission dated 19 December 2007 relating to a proceeding under Article 81 of the EC Treaty and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement (COMP/34.579 MasterCard, COMP/36.518 EuroCommerce and COMP/38.580 Commercial Cards).
The Claimant has stated that it intends to apply to the Tribunal for the Claim to be consolidated with the Claim in Case 1236/5/7/15 DSG Retail Ltd and another v MasterCard Inc. and others.
An application for permission to serve the claim form out of the jurisdiction on two defendants was determined on the papers by the President on 9 September 2016. An application by the Defendants to contest the jurisdiction of the Tribunal was filed on 29 November 2016.
A joint case management conference with Cases 1236, 1264 and 1268 listed for 9 October 2017 was vacated. On 9 October 2017 the President made an order giving case management directions for the joint hearing of the Defendants’ application with the equivalent applications in Cases 1236, 1264 and 1268. A joint case management conference with Cases 1236, 1264 and 1268 listed for 8 March 2018 was vacated.
A joint hearing with Cases 1236, 1264 and 1268 on a preliminary issue took place on 8 and 9 October 2018. Judgment has been reserved.