Antitrust Antitrust

Mastercard and retailers claiming damages told to resolve pre-trial witness dispute themselves

By Simon Zekaria
  • 13 Jun 2022 17:33
  • 13 Jun 2022 17:33
Mastercard must agree with Asda, Argos and Wm Morrison over recalling the payment card operator’s factual witnesses for an antitrust damages trial brought by the retailers over inflated card fees, a UK judge has said.

In a case-management conference at the Competition Appeal Tribunal today, Judge Kelyn Bacon also said the court would

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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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