Brick Court success at the 2018 GCR Awards
On 10th April 2018, the Brick Court Chambers and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer MasterCard team won the award for litigation defence (non-cartel) at the GCR Awards in Washington DC for their work on the Walter Merricks v Mastercard case.
On 21 July 2017, the Competition Appeal Tribunal dismissed an application to bring a collective action against Mastercard for breach of Article 101(1) TFEU on behalf of around 46 million consumers in the UK. The value of the claim was said to be £14 billion and therefore if the collective action had proceeded it would have been the largest damages claim in English legal history. The judgment is currently under appeal.