Claim for damages for breach of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union by National Grid Electricity Transmission plc (the “Claimant”) against (1) ABB Ltd; (2) ABB Power T&D Limited; (3) ABB Limited; (4) ABB Holdings Limited; (5) ABB AB; (6) ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd; (7) ABB Norden Holding AB; (8) ABB AG; (9) ABB Beteiligungs-und verwaltungsresellschaft mbh; (10) NKT Holdings A/S; (11) NKT Cables Limited; (12) NKT Cables A/S; (13) NKT Cables Group A/S; (14) nkt cables GmbH; (15) Prysmian SpA; (16) Prysmian Construction Company Limited; (17) Prysmian Cables (2000) Limited; (18) Prysmian Cables & Systems Limited; (19) Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi S.r.l.; and (20) Safran SA. The Claimant relies on a decision of the European Commission of 2 April 2014 in Case AT/39610 – Power Cables which was addressed to the First, Fifth, Tenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Defendants.
The issues in the proceedings were transferred from the High Court to the Tribunal by order of the Chancellor dated 28 February 2020.
A Pre-Trial Review took place on 29-30 July 2020.
On 7 September 2020, the Chairman made an order permitting the Claimant to withdraw its claim against the Twentieth Defendant and to make consequential amendments to its Claim Form and Particulars of Claim. Similar orders were made by the Chairman on 16 September 2020 (permitting the Claimant to withdraw its claim against the Tenth to Fourteenth Defendants) and on 20 October 2020 (permitting the Claimant to withdraw its claim against the First to Ninth Defendants).
A further Pre-Trial Review hearing took place on 23 October 2020.
A six and a half week trial listed for November-December 2020 was vacated. The claim was withdrawn by consent on 10 November 2020.