1288/5/7/18 Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd v Visa Europe Services LLC
Remittal by the Court of Appeal.
On 4 July 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in three appeals of the following judgments in the interchange fee cases: the judgment of the Tribunal in Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd v MasterCard Incorporated and Others ( CAT 11) (see Case 1241/5/7/15 (T)) (the "Tribunal Proceedings"); and the judgments of the Commercial Court in Asda Stores Limited and Others v Mastercard Inc and Others ( EWHC 93) (the "Asda Proceedings") and Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited v Visa Europe Services LLC and Others ( EWHC 3047 (Comm) and  EWHC 355 (Comm)) (the "Visa Proceedings"). The Court of Appeal allowed the first ground of the Mastercard Defendants' appeal in the Tribunal Proceedings, as well as the retailers' appeals in the Asda Proceedings and the Visa Proceedings. Each of the appeals was remitted to the Tribunal for re-consideration in accordance with the Court of Appeal's judgment.
On 29 November 2018 the Supreme Court granted Mastercard and Visa permission to appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeal. The appeals are due to be heard by the Supreme Court in January 2020.