EU and Competition Law

 

What our EU and Competition Law Barristers offer

Kings Chambers is the principal set of barristers operating in the regions specialising in EU & competition law. It has a dedicated team, headed by Adam Aldred, competent to advise on all areas of competition (antitrust) law.

Our EU & competition law barristers have assisted clients in numerous market sectors to resolve competition law issues facing their businesses, including cartels, dominance, mergers, market investigations, litigation, trading agreements and compliance. Our barristers are well-known to case officers and staff at the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) and the European Commission, having dealt with many mergers, dawn raids, investigations, and leniency applications.

 

Areas of EU and Competition Law we cover:

  • Advisory, including training and compliance
  • EU and UK merger control
  • EU and UK distribution strategies
  • Competition (Antitrust) litigation, including follow-on and stand-alone court actions and mediations
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Sectoral regulated regimes (e.g. telecommunications, utilities, health and financial services)
  • Public Procurement
  • State Aid (see below)

 

Our EU and Competition Law Barristers have appeared before:

  • Competition & Markets Authority
  • European Commission
  • Arbitration panels
  • The Competition Appeal Tribunal
  • The High Court of Justice
  • The Court of Appeal
  • The European Courts in Luxembourg
  • In addition, our members can appear before domestic courts and tribunals at all levels to argue questions of EU and competition law.
  • Our barristers are also able to act as expert witnesses on UK and EU competition law and speak regularly at competition law conferences in the UK and across Europe and contribute to leading textbooks and journals.

 

State Aid

Our barristers can advise those affected by State Aid, including government bodies, actual and potential aid recipients and their competitors. The context ranges from the lawfulness of proposed financial and other measures to EU State aid investigations, proceedings before UK courts and tribunals and challenges to Commission decisions before other EU courts.


Barristers in this practice area


Marcus F Daly SC

Marcus F Daly SC

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Colm Ó hOisín SC

Colm Ó hOisín SC

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Michael Bowsher QC - Associate Tenant

Michael Bowsher QC - Associate Tenant

EU and Competition Law | Procurement |

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Adam Aldred

Adam Aldred

Arbitration | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Procurement | Sport |

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Kelly Pennifer

Kelly Pennifer

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Partnership | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Tina Ranales-Cotos

Tina Ranales-Cotos

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | EU and Competition Law | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction

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Douglas Cochran

Douglas Cochran

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | Insolvency | Partnership | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction

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Gary Young

Gary Young

Chief Clerk for Business & Property, Construction, Mediation, Sports Law

Telephone: 0161 819 8801 Click to Mail
Harry Young

Harry Young

Senior Clerk for Business, Property & Litigation Funding & Costs

Telephone: 0161 819 8803 Click to Mail
Louise Barnes

Louise Barnes

Senior Leeds Clerk

Telephone: 0113 203 1141 Click to Mail
Tom Gornall

Tom Gornall

Junior Clerk for Planning, Chancery & Commercial and Costs

Telephone: 0161 819 8271 Click to Mail
Brandon Singh

Brandon Singh

Junior Clerk for Chancery & Commercial

Telephone: 0161 819 8257 Click to Mail

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