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Phones 4U Limited (in administration)

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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:

  • EE Limited

  • Deutsche Telekom AG

  • Orange SA

  • Vodafone Limited

  • Vodafone Group PLC

  • Telefonica UK Limited (O2)

  • Telefonica SA

  • 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)

Paul Copley