- Has worked on numerous cases in the English High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal
- Specialises in competition damages litigation
- Additional background in commercial disputes in the public and private sectors
Douglas Campbell is a senior associate in the Firm’s London office.
Mr. Campbell regularly works with clients and counsel, considering competition and regulatory claims, assessing their merits and viability. He has considerable experience in the third-party funding sector, working on funded cases and preparing proposals, and is highly familiar with the collective actions regime under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
Mr. Campbell’s current competition damages work includes acting for the proposed class representatives in opt-out collective actions on behalf of victims of the foreign exchange cartels and victims of the maritime car carrier cartel, as well as acting for several retailers with claims against Visa and Mastercard in respect of interchange fees and rules imposed relating to the card-payment schemes. His current commercial litigation work includes acting in a damages claim against an investment bank, on behalf of a former managing director, wrongly convicted of espionage while working for the bank in Romania.
Prior to joining Scott+Scott, Mr. Campbell spent six years working for a major UK law firm in Edinburgh and London. During this time, he acted in a number of competition damages, and general commercial claims. His experience includes acting for a Part 20 Defendant airline in the Air Cargo follow-on and stand-alone damages claims, acting for a FTSE 250-listed company, coordinating a claim against a major UK bank for manipulation of the Foreign Exchange market, acting in a shareholder dispute in relation to an English Championship football club and acting for a money transfer business in an abuse of dominance claim against a major UK bank (obtaining injunctive relief).
- Michael O’Higgins FX Class Representative Limited in a CRA claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal arising from the FX Cartels.
- Mark McLaren Class Representative Limited v MOL (Europe Africa) Ltd and Others
- Acting for a large number of retailers (including Vodafone, Hermès, GrandVision, Michelin, Dunelm, Soho House, Grange Hotels) in their claims in the English High Court against Visa and Mastercard in relation to anti-competitive interchange fees
- Acting for the Claimant, Vadim Benyatov, in a claim against his former employee, Credit Suisse, relating to losses suffered by Mr Benyatov while working for the bank in Romania – Vadim Don Benyatov v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Claim No. QB-2018-001043 (The Lawyer’s and Law360’s “Top 20” cases to watch in 2020 and 2021)
Representative Cases at prior firms:
- Acted for a Part 20 defendant in the Air Cargo Litigation: Emerald Supplies Limited v British Airways Plc