Claim for damages brought by J L and Company Limited and a number of other companies, listed in the Schedule of Claimants (set out below), in respect of alleged infringements of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and/or Article 53 of the EEA Agreement and/or Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 and/or equivalent or similar domestic law provisions of a number of EEA States or Switzerland.
The claim is made against: (1) Mastercard Incorporated; (2) Mastercard International Incorporated; (3) Mastercard Europe S.A.; and (4) Mastercard/Europay U.K. Limited.
The proceedings were transferred from the High Court to the Tribunal by order of Deputy Master Collaco Moraes dated 14 July 2021.
A joint case management conference in Cases 1306(T)-1325(T), 1349(T)-1350(T), 1369(T), 1373(T)-1374(T), 1376(T), 1383(T)-1384(T), 1385(T)-1400(T) and 1406(T) took place on 1-2 March 2022 where the Tribunal gave directions regarding the future case management of the interchange fee cases. On 16 March 2022 the Tribunal issued its ruling providing reasons for a change in approach and setting out a process to identify the issues requiring determination ( CAT 14).
A joint hearing took place on 23 and 24 May 2022 in Cases 1306(T)-1325(T), 1349(T)-1350(T), 1373(T)-1374(T), 1376(T), 1383(T)-1384(T), 1385(T)-1390(T), 1392(T)-1400(T) and 1406(T) to consider issues relating to pass on.