In a judgment handed down in the High Court yesterday, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), represented by law firm Mishcon de Reya, was awarded £1.95m in a successful claim against Mr Matthew Archer and his company, International Computer Purchasing Limited, for fraud, conspiracy and inducement of breach of contract following a trial heard at the end of April 2016.
The case centred on an abuse of HPE's partner programmes and discounts, with the defendants fraudulently obtaining over £1.5m in discounts on HPE products.
Jeremy Hertzog, Head of Mishcon de Reya's Intellectual Property Department, represented HPE. Commenting on the decision, he said: "This judgment demonstrates that companies such as HPE will be backed up by the Court when they take action to prevent grey marketing and other channel abuse. Our clients rightly felt that they had been wronged and to have achieved the full damages claimed truly vindicates their position."