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Comment: Block on suit against Meta highlights tensions over UK’s competition-law claims regime

By Simon Zekaria
  • 02 Mar 2023 17:12
  • 02 Mar 2023 17:12
Is there a danger that the UK’s fast-evolving class-action regime for competition-law infringements risks being hijacked by inappropriate cases?
It's a question openly posed by the UK’s specialized competition court after it blocked a multibillion-pound planned mass action against Meta Platforms over the operations of its social-media platform Facebook (see

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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