Proceedings issued against mobile network operators
On 18 December 2018, Phones 4U Limited (in administration - “Phones 4U”) issued proceedings in the English High Court against:
Deutsche Telekom AG
Vodafone Group PLC
Telefonica UK Limited (O2)
Telefonica Europe PLC
In the proceedings, Phones 4U advances three claims:
first, that EE, Vodafone and O2 (and/or their respective parent or group companies) were parties to an agreement and/or concerted practice in breach of EU and English competition law;
second, breach of contract against EE, relying on express and/or implied terms as to good faith; and
third, that Deutsche Telekom and Orange procured and induced the breach of EE’s contract with Phones 4U, and/or for common law conspiracy.
A copy of the Particulars of Claim can be found here. Further updates will be posted as the litigation progresses.
Paul Copley, Concurrent Administrator of Phones 4U Limited (in administration)