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Somerset, TA24 8BT
Minehead Solicitors


17 The Crescent, Taunton,
Somerset, TA1 4EB
Taunton Solicitors


Central Court, ,
London, WC2A 1AL
London Solicitors

Competition/Anti-trust Litigation

Competition / Anti-trust Litigation

Maitland Walker has long established expertise in all aspects of competition law/anti-trust litigation, including the pursuit of competition law complaints through the EC Commission, the UK Competition & Markets Authority and many other national regulators and competition litigation before the English National Courts and representing defendants in appeals against the EC Commission and CMA findings of infringement.
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Our notable cases include:
  • Successfully representing claimants in a group action representing tied house tenants in a challenge of the Beer Tie in Courage v Crehan & Others
  • Obtaining the first grant of interim measures in a case alleging abuse of a dominant position before the Office of Fair Trading in Spectron v Non Ferrous Metals Exchange
  • Successfully obtaining follow-on damages relief for claimants in the Marine Hose Cartel and the Air Freight Cartel.
  • Framework Agreement in the supply of pharmaceuticals
  • Representing a number of companies in appeals before the CAT in respect of appeals against CMA Decisions finding infringements
  •  Representing Directors in CMA applications for Directors Disqualification
  •  Representing Class Claimants in Collective Actions brought under the Consumer Act 2015
  • undoubtedly the best competition lawyer in the region
    Legal 500
  • Maitland Walker's formidable competition team - unrivalled, sector specific, experience of EU and UK competition law, with the ability to to react to post-brexit implications for companies.
    Julian Maitland-Walker
  • Julian Maitland-Walker has unrivalled experience, particularly acting for claimants. Adrian Render is also very experienced and very good
  • Julian Maitland-Walker is a seasoned hand who is the perfect partner for both clients and Counsel
Taunton, Minehead, London
Minehead, London, Taunton
Senior Partner
Senior Associate Solicitor
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CMA issues competition law infringement decision relating to commercial catering sector

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Maitland Walker successful in defending Trademark Infringement claim brought by the Beverly Hills Polo…

LIFESTYLE EQUITIES CV v ROYAL COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE POLO CLUB CASE NO. IL-2018-000115, [2023] EWHC 1839 (Ch) BACKGROUND The Claimants, Lifestyle Equities CV and an associated company, owners of the Beverly Hills Polo Club (BHPC) brand brought an action against the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club (RCBPC), its directors, its former licensing agent, the director of that former licensing agent and six overseas companies (some of which were current or former licensees of RCBPC) operating in Chile, Panama, Peru, Mexico and the UAE (together “the Overseas Territories”) for infringement of the BHPC registered trade mark in the UK, EU and the Overseas Territories. BHPC’s principle claim was that the RCBPC marks, both depicting a polo rider on a horse (including that at fig. 1 below), were confusingly similar to the BHPC mark (fig. 2 below) which also depicting a polo rider on a horse. BHPC sought an injunction and damages in respect of RCBPC’s use of its marks which it said constituted trade mark infringement under section 10(2) and 10(3) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (“TMA”).  
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Maitland Walker achieves class action £600m case

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Approval of state aid to EDF Energy for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station…

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CMA issues full text decision on acqusition by Shearwell Data of the entire issued…

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CMA Issues Decision Relating To Bathroom Fittings Sector

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