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.

WATCH: Whistleblower lawyer Richard Pike, partner at Constantine Cannon, joins Roundtable to discuss the importance of whistleblowers.

Richard Pike's Publications & Speeches

Whistleblower Programmes: Making Cartel Detection more Effective

Mary Inman, Richard Pike and Alicja Dijakiewicz-Kocon’s article, “Whistleblower Programmes: Making Cartel Detection more Effective” is published in August issue of Financier Worldwide.

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UK Senior Managers Regime Encourages SEC Whistleblowing

NSCP Currents publishes article by Constantine Cannon Partner Richard Pike (June 2019). Click here to read the article.

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The Role of the European Commission as an Intervener in the Private Enforcement of Competition Law

CC attorneys Richard Pike and Athanasios Kalliris published in Global Competition Litigation Review (2018). Click here to read the article.

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Too Big, Too Small, not yet “Just Right”: UK Collective Actions Regime Still to find its Goldilocks

Partner Richard Pike (with Katherine Cousins) published in Global Competition Litigation Review (2018)

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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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Volvo Provision Hints At Enormity Of Truck Cartel Decision

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

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Buyer Beware: Liability of Acquiring Companies in Schenker Ltd v European Commission and Deutsche Bahn AG v European Commission

CC attorneys Richard Pike and Yulia Tosheva published in Global Compeition Litigation Review (2016).

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Collective Proceedings in the Competition Appeal Tribunal

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

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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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Will Formula 1 Outrun Antitrust Complaints?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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EU High Court Opens The Door To Umbrella Liability

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

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Law Society roundtable on solicitor advocacy

Law Society Gazette,  9 December 2013

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Collective distress: European Commission proposals on antitrust damages actions

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

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Privacy: it’s a privilege

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

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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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UK Government seeks to promote antitrust damages claims

Global Competition Litigation Review, 2012

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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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Margin squeeze: an abuse in its own right

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

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Damages: a case study

GCR Antitrust Litigation Conference, 12 October 2010

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Champerty: RIP?

GCR Antitrust Litigation Conference,2 October 2009

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FOIA ten years on

Judicial Review, 2009

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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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WWW = world wide worries?

New Law Journal, 2006

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

Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, 2006

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Is anybody there?

The Lawyer, May 2004 (with Robbie Downing)

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Dispute resolution: is expert determination the answer?

New Law Journal, 2003

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Establishing the loss

Construction Law, 2001 (with Jeremy Winter)

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