Monckton Chambers is acknowledged as a pre-eminent set in all areas of competition law.

We offer specialists at every level of seniority, to suit every type of competition law case. Our members are recognised leaders in their field, who consistently appear in the leading competition cases in both the European and domestic courts.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Antitrust (Article 101 TFEU/Chapter I Competition Act 1998 and Article 102 TFEU/Chapter 2 Competition Act 1998)
  • Class actions
  • Fast track competition claims.
  • Mergers
  • Public undertakings;
  • Specific sectoral regimes, including telecommunications; utilities (gas, electricity, and water); health; and financial services
  • State aid

We advise and represent clients on proceedings in a wide range of contexts, including:

Members act in competition law actions and inquiries in many countries around the world (including in Hong Kong), and in international competition law arbitrations and mediations: see here for a list of arbitrators. As well representing clients members also act as expert witnesses on UK and EU competition law.

See individual CVs for details of members’ recent and significant cases.

Members of Monckton Chambers write, edit and/or contribute to numerous leading competition law publications and periodicals, including:

  • Lindsay & Berridge, The EU Merger Regulation: Substantive Issues (5th ed., 2017);
  • Bellamy & Child, European Union Law of Competition (8th ed., 2018, and updates);
  • Brealey, Competition Litigation: UK Practice and Procedure (2nd ed., 2019).

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Competition barristers

Tim Ward QC
Call: 1994  | Silk: 2011
Philip Moser QC
Call: 1992  | Silk: 2012
Michael Collins SC
Call: 1978  | Silk: 1994
Mark Brealey QC
Call: 1984  | Silk: 2002
Michael Bowsher QC
Call: 1985  | Silk: 2006
Jon Turner QC
Call: 1988  | Silk: 2006
Paul Harris QC
Call: 1994  | Silk: 2011
Daniel Beard QC
Call: 1996  | Silk: 2011
Kassie Smith QC
Call: 1995  | Silk: 2013
Ian Rogers QC
Call: 1995  | Silk: 2014
George Peretz QC
Call: 1990  | Silk: 2015
Meredith Pickford QC
Call: 1999  | Silk: 2015
Gerry Facenna QC
Call: 2001  | Silk: 2016
Josh Holmes QC
Call: 1997  | Silk: 2017
Robert Palmer QC
Call: 1998  | Silk: 2019
Ronit Kreisberger QC
Call: 1999  | Silk: 2019
Rob Williams QC
Call: 2000  | Silk: 2020
Andrew Macnab
Call: 1986
Ben Rayment
Call: 1996
Julian Gregory
Call: 2000
Anneli Howard
Call: 2002
Alan Bates
Call: 2003
Ben Lask
Call: 2003
Brendan McGurk
Call: 2004
Philip Woolfe
Call: 2004
Ewan West
Call: 2006
Fiona Banks
Call: 2006
Ligia Osepciu
Call: 2008
Conor McCarthy
Call: 2010
Stefan Kuppen
Call: 2013
David Gregory
Call: 2014
James Bourke
Call: 2014
Jack Williams
Call: 2015
Imogen Proud
Call: 2015
Ciar McAndrew
Call: 2016
Harry Gillow
Call: 2017
Will Perry
Call: 2018
Alfred Artley
Call: 2018