This year’s research sees 33 silks and 20 juniors recognised for their exemplary expertise across a wide range of competition law disputes.
Most highly regarded:
Monckton Chambers stands out with an impressive 13 listings.
George Peretz QC is a “market-leading silk for state aid matters” according to impressed sources.
Daniel Beard QC is a “formidable adversary” and “effective litigator” who takes an “impressive strategic approach” to complex international competition disputes.
The “superb” Jon Turner QC is highlighted for his “unrivalled expertise”, with one peer adding, “The courts love him for his clear and robust submissions.”
Josh Holmes QC is regarded as an “excellent silk” with a highly sought-after competition practice.
Anneli Howard QC has amassed a stellar reputation for her “excellent work” and “pragmatic approach” in complex competition cases.
Paul Harris QC is a leading silk who excels in damages claims and abuse of dominance trials.
Mark Brealey QC is highly acclaimed for his strong advocacy in damages actions and pricing disputes.
Kassie Smith QC is recognised for her significant experience and expertise in high-profile damages cases and CAT appeals.
Brick Court Chambers performs exceptionally with 12 silks recognised this year.
Marie Demetriou QC enjoys a “very secure command of competition law” and is considered an “absolute joy to work with” by peers who “have a lot of confidence in her judgement”.
Mark Hoskins QC wins effusive praise as an “excellent silk” who is distinguished by the breadth of his knowledge of competition law.
Robert O’Donoghue QC is “very creative with arguments and knows competition law deeply”. He is “easy to listen to” and “can distil complicated ideas down into an understandable manner”.
James Flynn QC stands out for his profound expertise in domestic and EU-related competition matters.
Daniel Jowell QC draws plaudits for his exceptional know-how regarding competition law issues in the energy sector.
Respondents praise Sarah Ford QC as a “clever and considered tactician” who is “easy to deal with” in complex competition cases.
Five top-notch silks from Blackstone Chambers are noted in this chapter.
Kieron Beal QC is endorsed as “very through and knowledgeable” by market commentators who commend his “deep understanding of the telecoms and electricity industries”. He “really knows the turf” and “always puts forward a very intelligent argument”.
The “utterly brilliant” Dinah Rose QC earns acclaim for her extensive experience representing big-name clients in competition damages claims and regulatory disputes.
Thomas de la Mare QC is renowned for his “very, very intelligent and creative arguments” as well as his “sophistication, intelligence and deep understanding of principles”.
Brian Kennelly QC is a “very bright and effective” advocate with a strong reputation in the telecoms sector.
James Segan QC is an “exceptionally intelligent silk” who excels in complex competition litigation.
Monckton Chambers is home to 10 juniors listed here.
Alan Bates is recognised for his expansive knowledge of European competition law.
Anneliese Blackwood garners plaudits as a go-to competition specialist with deep expertise in damages claims and cartel investigations.
The “absolutely terrific” Ligia Osepciu applies a “practical approach” and “powerful but accessible intellect” to complicated competition cases.
Julianne Kerr Morrison is an “extremely impressive” junior who is “incisive and careful” and a “real star in the making” according to impressed peers.
Philip Woolfe is an “experienced and hard-working junior”, lauded for his “excellent work ethic” and expert handling of complex damages claims and telecoms disputes.
Brick Court Chambers receives four nominations.
David Bailey is an “extremely strong advocate” who “knows everything there is to know about competition law”, with one peer effusing, “He is a human encyclopaedia.”
Sarah Love is an “understated but very effective junior” who is “extraordinarily bright, friendly and responsive” and “very calm when making submissions”.
Daniel Piccinin is a “very clever and thoughtful junior” who peers “highly rate for his written work” and “extraordinary legal knowledge”.
Jon Lawrence is highlighted for his “very detailed experience in the competition litigation sphere”.
Tristan Jones of Blackstone Chambers is an “excellent and up-and-coming junior with a bright future” thanks to his impressive knowledge of competition and telecoms law.
Serle Court’s Suzanne Rab is recognised for “her depth of knowledge and strategic thinking” as well as her “tenacity, commerciality, technical expertise and excellent client-handling skills”.
The “terrific” David Went at Exchange Chambers receives widespread praise for his “first-class mind” and “ability to think on his feet and provide sound commercial advice straight away”.