Sir Christopher Bellamy

Lord Bellamy KC

Call: 1968 | Silk: 1986

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    Lord (Christopher) Bellamy was a member of Monckton Chambers from 1970 to 1992, specialising in European, competition and regulatory law, and became a KC in 1986. In 1992 he was appointed as a judge to (what is now) the General Court of the European Union where he served for seven years. At the end of 1999 he returned to the UK to set up (what is now) the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), of which he was President until 2007. The CAT determines appeals in competition and certain regulatory matters, and hears actions for damages for competition law infringements. In 2007 Lord Bellamy KC retired from the CAT and became a senior consultant with Linklaters LLP, and Chairman of the Linklaters Global Competition Practice in 2011. He stepped down from Linklaters at the end of October 2020, and rejoined Monckton Chambers. Lord Bellamy KC focussed on appointments as a mediator or arbitrator in disputes including but not limited to competition and regulatory matters, arising anywhere in the world.

    On 7 June 2022 he was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice in the House of Lords.

    While a Minister, Lord Bellamy KC will not be accepting any work through Monckton Chambers.

    • What the directories say

      Competition Law – UK and Competition Law: Litigation – UK: Christopher Bellamy QC continues to receive praise for his considerable presence in shaping UK competition law. He advises clients on a wide range of matters, with a focus on regulatory market studies. – Chambers Global, 2021