Application by Michael O'Higgins FX Class Representative Limited to commence collective proceedings under section 47B of the Competition Act 1998. The proposed collective proceedings would combine follow-on actions for damages arising from two separate infringement decisions of the European Commission both adopted on 16 May 2019 (Case AT.40135 FOREX (Three Way Banana Split) and Case AT.40135 FOREX (Essex Express)).
A case management conference took place on 6 November 2019 at which the Chairman gave directions for the future conduct of the proceedings.
A joint case management conference with Case 1336 was held on 13 February 2020 at which the Tribunal heard an application by the Applicants in Cases 1329 and 1336 that the question of which of the Applicants would be the most suitable to act as the class representative for the purposes of rule 78(2)(c) of the Tribunal Rules be heard as a preliminary issue. On 6 March 2020 the Tribunal issued its judgment on the application ( CAT 9).