Jurisdiction Revisited

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Jurisdiction Revisited

About the speakers
  • Fergus Randolph KC
    Fergus Randolph KC
    Barrister at Brick Court Chambers
    Fergus Randolph QC is at the forefront of EU and competition law litigation at the English bar. He regularly appears before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), General Court, all divisions of the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal as well as acting for clients before competition regulators. He has recently been called to the Brussels Bar, from where he will practise as well as in London where he will remain a full member of Brick Court Chambers. His recent and current caseload includes many of the leading cases currently going through the English and EU Courts, notably: Arcadia Group –v- MasterCard and Visa (acting for claimants in competition damages proceedings regarding interchange fees) La Gaitana Farms SA –v- British Airways (acting for claimants in follow-on damages proceedings regarding Air Cargo) Zim International Shipping Lines –v- European Commission (acting for Zim in the Commission’s price signalling case) Acting for a number of claimants in follow-on damages claims in relation to the DRAM, LCD and CRT cartels Acting for a Maltese shipping company in a public procurement case, in which a preliminary reference to the CJEU is being sought In addition, Fergus is particularly sought after for his expertise in EU and UK Sanctions, Commercial Agency, and Public Procurement and all aspects of EU related Judicial Review. Prior to practising at the London bar, Fergus spent 15 years in Brussels including time at the European Commission and his practice has taken him to international jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, the Falkland Islands and the South Georgia Supreme Court. Throughout his career, he has appeared in many leading cases including White v. White (House of Lords), Lonsdale (House of Lords). Quark (South Georgia Supreme Court and the House of Lords), Ingmar (European Court of Justice), Arkin v. Borchard Lines (High Court and Court of Appeal), Albion Water (Competition Appeal Tribunal), Churchill Insurance v. Wilkinson (High Court, Court of Appeal and European Court of Justice), Bloomsbury International (Supreme Court) and IRISL (General Court). Prior to taking Silk in 2009, Fergus Randolph had been identified as one of the leading juniors in EU and Competition law in Chambers and Partners and in The Legal 500 for the previous years and is now recognised in both as a leading Silk.
  • Mantas Stanevičius
    Mantas Stanevičius
    Référendaire at Court of Justice of the European Union
    Mantas Stanevičius is a Legal Secretary (Référendaire) at the Court of Justice of the European Union since October 2018. Before that, he was a Legal Secretary at the General Court for 5 years. Between 2009 and 2013, he was a Case Handler at DG Competition (European Commission). He also worked in various legal positions at the European Court of Justice from 2004 to 2008.
  • Rick Cornelissen
    Rick Cornelissen
    Partner at Houthoff
    He heads the Houthoff Competition Litigation Team and focuses on (follow-on) cartel damages actions as well as damages claims for abuse of dominance. Rick also advises on and litigates contractual and other competition law disputes in civil proceedings, including disputes on access to distribution networks and the performance and termination of commercial contracts. In what are often complex multiple cross-border competition law damages claims, Rick helps clients determine the right strategy. He uses his legal and practical skills and expertise to create an overview for the client by fulfilling a coordinating role at the required national or pan-European level. Rick also has extensive experience in advising on, negotiating and litigating many aspects relating to commercial contracts, particularly with regard to distribution, franchise, agency and e-commerce, including platforms (with a focus on the automotive sector and other high-end consumer goods). Rick teaches at the Grotius Academy ('Competition and Liability') and is a member of the Dutch Association for European Law, the Dutch Competition Law Association, the Dutch Distribution, Franchise and Agency Association and the Lex Mundi Antitrust Competition and Trade Practice Group. He regularly speaks on international conferences and publishes on Competition Litigation and Distribution Law. Rick is also mentioned in the Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2021. Recent matters & Highlights: Representing defendants which include a Japanese bank, a major European truck manufacturer, a South Korean listed electronics manufacturer, a European air cargo carrier, a major European oil company, a gas-insulated switchgear manufacturer, a European chemical company and a major power cables manufacturer and supplier against several cartel damages claims submitted by claim vehicles and individual claimants as a follow-on to the (alleged) LIBOR et al., truck, cathode ray tubes, airfreight, bitumen, gas-insulated switchgear, sodium-chlorate and power cables cartel respectively.

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