At this Cornerstone Research conference in London, attorneys and economists discussed economic and legal issues arising in competition collective action litigation against the UK’s financial services sector.
This expert forum, hosted by Cornerstone Research, featured lawyers and economists in conversation about issues relevant to competition collective action litigation against the UK’s financial services sector. The discussion also explored lessons from similar collective actions in other jurisdictions, as well as from past CPO applications in the UK. Topics included:
- The implications of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Merricks v. Mastercard.
- The issues raised in competition collective actions involving financial markets, including:
- Defining class members: Claimants may participate on both the buy and sell sides of the market.
- Establishing common issues: Claimants’ portfolios, risk tolerance and net exposure to price movements may differ.
- Estimating harm: What overcharge and pass-through mean in practice in financial markets.