Duncan Sinclair and Samar Abbas acted in the successful appeal before the Competition Appeal Tribunal in Skyscanner v Competition and Markets Authority.
The case is the first relating to commitments decisions by the UK competition authorities under the Competition Act 1998, an increasingly prevalent feature of the competition enforcement landscape. Duncan and Samar intervened on behalf of Skoosh International, whose formal complaint in 2010 first led to the competition investigation into restrictions imposed by some companies on the sale of hotel rooms by online travel agents. By judgment of the Competition Appeal Tribunal of 26 September 2014 the OFT (now CMA)’s decision was been quashed and remitted to the CMA with a direction for reconsideration.
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