Richard Pike

London Office
T: +44 (0)20 3959 0624
F: +44 (0)20 3668 5601

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.

Practice Groups


  • Solicitor-Advocate, England & Wales



GC's Lundbeck ruling to affect GSK, Servier UK 'pay for delay' cases PaRR, 18 Nov 2016. Click here to read the article.
Volvo Provision Hints At Enormity Of Truck Cartel Decision: Law360, 29 June 2016. Click here to read the article.
United States Rewards International Whistleblowers for Help in Uncovering Fraud: The Huffington Post, 18 May 2016 (Tim McCormack and Hamsa Mahendranathan). Click here to read the article.
Private actions and access to information (relating to a regulatory investigation): LexisPSL, 2 March 2016 (with Yulia Tosheva). Click here to read the article (subscription required).
Implementing the EU Damages Directive in the UK: LexisPSL, 10 February 2016. Click here to read the article, reproduced by agreement with the publishers.
Collective Proceedings in the Competition Appeal Tribunal: LexisPSL, 16 February 2016. Click here to read the article (subscription required).
Will Formula 1 Outrun Antitrust Complaints?, reported in Competition Law360, 17 December 2015 (with Ankur Kapoor). Click here to read the article.
Competition law and the Consumer Rights Act 2015, reported in LexisNexis PSL, and is reproduced by agreement with the Publishers. Click here to read the article.
Private Competition Enforcement in the EU: How Utilities are Affected by Recent Developments, reported in Utilities Law Review, Vol. 20 Issue 4 and is reproduced by agreement with the Publishers. Click here to read the article.
LIBOR, FOREX, CDS ... What are the Prospects for Cartel Damage Claims in Relation to the "Banking Cartels"?, reported in Global Competition Litigation Review, Issue 3, 2014 and is reproduced by agreement with the Publishers. Click here to read the article.
New EU Rules Will Encourage Competition Damages Claims, reported in Law360, 14 November 2014 (with Irene Fraile) Click here to read the article.
EU High Court Opens The Door To Umbrella Liability, reported in Law360, 10 June 2014 (with Ankur Kapoor and Irene Fraile) Click here to read the article.
Law Society roundtable on solicitor advocacy, reported in Law Society Gazette, 9 December 2013
Collective distress: European Commission proposals on antitrust damages actions: Global Competition Litigation Review, 2013 (with Bill Batchelor and Mara Ghiorgies)
Privacy: it’s a privilege: Commercial Litigation Journal, November 2012 (with Henry Garfield and Phoebe Seers)
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) (with Tom Cassels, Keith Jones and Francesca Richmond)
Disclosure of leniency materials by EU competition authorities: protection in the face of civil damages claims: Global Competition Litigation Review, 2012 (with Francesca Richmond)
UK Government seeks to promote antitrust damages claims: Global Competition Litigation Review, 2012
Margin squeeze: an abuse in its own right: P.L.C., 2011 (with Grant Murray)
Damages: a case study: GCR Antitrust Litigation Conference, 12 October 2010
FOIA ten years on: Judicial Review, 2009
Champerty: RIP?: GCR Antitrust Litigation Conference, 2 October 2009
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)
The English law of legal professional privilege: a guide for American attorneys
: Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, 2006
WWW = world wide worries?: New Law Journal, 2006
Is anybody there?: The Lawyer, May 2004 (with Robbie Downing)
Dispute resolution: is expert determination the answer?: New Law Journal, 2003
Establishing the loss: Construction Law, 2001 (with Jeremy Winter)

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