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Instaplanta denied fast-tracking of UK antitrust claim against local council

By Simon Zekaria
  • 17 Feb 2023 16:31
  • 17 Feb 2023 16:31
Instaplanta, a timber products company that supplies roadside advertising installations, today lost its bid to fast-track its UK antitrust claim against the council that runs the northern English city of Leeds.
The firm, which filed a claim last month seeking damages, alleges that the council abused its dominance and restricted

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Simon Zekaria

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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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