Claim for damages brought by Westover Group Limited and a number of other claimants, listed in the Schedule of Claimants (set out below), in respect of alleged infringements of Articles 101 and/or 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ("TFEU") and/or Articles 53 and/or 54 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and/or Chapters I and/or II of the Competition Act 1998.
The claim is made against (1) Visa Europe Limited; (2) Visa Europe Services LLC; and (3) Visa UK Limited ("Visa").
The proceedings were transferred from the High Court to the Tribunal by order of the Honourable Mrs Justice Moulder dated 11 May 2020.
On 9 October 2020, Visa filed an application for an Article 267 TFEU reference to the Court Justice of the European Union. The hearing of this application took place on 1 December 2020. The application was dismissed with reasons to follow. The Tribunal’s ruling of 22 December 2020 sets out the reasons for that decision ( CAT 26).
A joint case management conference in Cases 1306(T)-1325(T), 1349(T) and 1350(T) took place on 2 February 2021.
Pursuant to paragraphs 10 and 11 of the Tribunal's order dated 2 February 2021, a preliminary issue hearing to consider which law governs the claims by the Italian claimants took place on 12 April 2021 and was heard jointly with Cases 1349(T), 1383(T) and 1384(T).
A hearing to consider the Claimants' summary judgment application in Cases 1306(T)-1325(T), 1349(T), 1350(T), 1383(T) and 1384(T) took place on 12-14 May 2021.
On 7 June 2021, the Tribunal issued its judgment on the Italian law preliminary issue ( CAT 12).