Richard Pike

Richard Pike is a partner in the firm’s Antitrust Litigation and Counselling and Whistleblower Practice Groups. His practice covers a broad range of litigation and counselling, specializing in competition litigation and regulatory appeals, particularly in relation to telecommunications. He also counsels whistleblowers under the various whistleblower regimes in Europe and the United States. Mr Pike has considerable experience before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and Competition Commission as well as before the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council.

Representative Clients, Cases or Matters

  • Acting for a German manufacturer defending a damages claim arising out of the refrigeration compressors cartel;
  • Acting for the complainants in four margin squeeze investigations before Ofcom, Ofgem and Ofwat;
  • Acting for Royal Dutch Shell plc and affiliates in defending UK and Dutch claims for damages arising from the waxes cartel;
  • Acting for merchants pursuing compensation in relation to anticompetitive interchange fees;
  • Acting for a payment services provider in disputes with a payment system;
  • Acting for a claimant logistics company in an arbitration over the lease of refrigerated trailers;
  • Acting for Shell U.K. Limited in its successful appeal against the OFT’s infringement finding in Tobacco;
  • Acting for Hutchison 3G UK Limited (Three) in litigation before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court;
  • Acting for a major multinational airline in commercial litigation and airport regulatory matters;
  • Acting for Colt and Cable & Wireless UK in telecoms appeals before the Competition Appeal Tribunal; and
  • Acting for Independent Water Networks Limited in successful litigation before the Court of Appeal opening up the scope for competition in the operation of water networks.

Mr Pike is recommended in Chambers UK, Europe and Global. He also led a team that jointly won Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2012.

Before joining Constantine Cannon, Mr Pike spent 14 years with Baker & McKenzie LLP, including 4 years as a litigation partner in its London office and a year in its Chicago office.

Richard Pike's Publications & Speeches

Nov182016
GC's Lundbeck ruling to affect GSK, Servier UK 'pay for delay' cases

PaRR, 18 Nov 2016 Click here to read the article.

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Jun292016
Volvo Provision Hints At Enormity Of Truck Cartel Decision

Law360, 29 June 2016 Click here to read the article.

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Feb162016
Collective Proceedings in the Competition Appeal Tribunal

LexisPSL, 16 February 2016 Click here to read more (subscription required).

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Feb102016
Implementing the EU Damages Directive in the UK

LexisPSL, 10 February 2016 Click here to read more, reproduced by agreement with the publishers.

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Dec172015
Will Formula 1 Outrun Antitrust Complaints?

Law360 (December 17, 2015) Click here to read the article.

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Jul152015
Private Competition Enforcement in the EU: How Utilities are Affected by Recent Developments

Utilities Law Review Vol. 20 Issue 4 and is reproduced by agreement with the Publishers. Click here to read the article.

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Jul102015
Competition law and the Consumer Rights Act 2015

LexisNexis PSL, 10 July 2015 and is reproduced by agreement with the publishers. Click here to read the article.

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Nov142014
New EU Rules Will Encourage Competition Damages Claims

with Richard Pike, Law360 (November 14, 2014) Click here to read the article.

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Oct92014
The MasterCard ECJ Judgment: What does it mean for the litigation and regulatory challenges facing payment cards?

Webinar; London, England, and Brussels, Belgium (October 9, 2014).

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Sep12014
LIBOR, FOREX, CDS ... What are the Prospects for Cartel Damage Claims in Relation to the "Banking Cartels"?

Global Competition Litigation Review Issue 3, 2014 and is reproduced by agreement with the Publishers. Click here to read the article.

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Jun102014
EU High Court Opens The Door To Umbrella Liability

Law360 (June 10, 2014). Click here to read the article.

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Dec92013
Law Society roundtable on solicitor advocacy

Law Society Gazette,  9 December 2013

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Jan12013
Collective distress: European Commission proposals on antitrust damages actions

Global Competition Litigation Review, 2013 (with Bill Batchelor and Mara Ghiorgies)

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Nov12012
Privacy: it’s a privilege

Commercial Litigation Journal, November 2012 (with Henry Garfield and Phoebe Seers)

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Apr12012
Antitrust Litigation: Access to Documents Held by Regulatory Authorities

Baker & McKenzie Client Alert, April 2012 (Winner of Best Business Article / Anticompetitive Practices in the Institute of Competition Law’s Antitrust Writing Awards 2013)...

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Jan12012
UK Government seeks to promote antitrust damages claims

Global Competition Litigation Review, 2012

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Jan12012
Disclosure of leniency materials by EU competition authorities: protection in the face of civil damages claims

Global Competition Litigation Review, 2012 (with Francesca Richmond)

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Jan12011
Margin squeeze: an abuse in its own right

P.L.C., 2011 (with Grant Murray)

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Oct122010
Damages: a case study

GCR Antitrust Litigation Conference, 12 October 2010

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Oct22009
Champerty: RIP?

GCR Antitrust Litigation Conference,2 October 2009

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Jan12009
FOIA ten years on

Judicial Review, 2009

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Nov12007
Doing Business with Foreign Sovereign Entities: Who Are They and What Are the Risks?

Business Law Today, November/December 2007 (with Michael L. Morkin and Ethan A. Berghoff)

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Jan12006
WWW = world wide worries?

New Law Journal, 2006

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Jan12006
The English law of legal professional privilege: a guide for American attorneys

Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, 2006

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May12004
Is anybody there?

The Lawyer, May 2004 (with Robbie Downing)

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Jan12003
Dispute resolution: is expert determination the answer?

New Law Journal, 2003

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Jan12001
Establishing the loss

Construction Law, 2001 (with Jeremy Winter)

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