The Future of Competition Litigation in the UK

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The English courts have historically been a popular choice for claimants wishing to bring private competition damages claims in respect of European cross-border cartels. Currently, the UK’s competition litigation regime is intricately bound up with the UK’s membership of the EU. What will happen once the UK loses this membership? This briefing looks at the potential future legal bases for competition claims based on European Commission infringement decisions and suggests that, despite some uncertainty, we will not be teetering on a cliff edge after exit day.