High Court Grants Declaratory Relief regarding imports from Morocco relating to Western Sahara

21 Mar 2019 | by Conor McCarthy

The High Court has declared that HMRC acted unlawfully in granting preferential tariff treatment to products from Morocco which originated in Western Sahara. HMRC – acting pursuant to advice given by the European Commission – had treated such products as being entitled to preferential tariff treatment. But, following a preliminary reference to the Court of […]

High Court rejects attempt to refer question on data exclusivity periods under the Medicines Directive to the ECJ

21 Mar 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

In a judgment released today, Lewis J has rejected an application by Orion Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, to refer to the ECJ questions relating to the starting point of its period of data exclusivity under the Medicines Directive. The Directive gives pharma companies that obtain a marketing authorisation a period of data exclusivity, during which […]

SAE Education Ltd v HMRC: The Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeal judgment and paves the way for commercial higher education providers to claim VAT exemption

20 Mar 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

In a unanimous judgment handed down today, the Supreme Court overturned the judgment of the Court of Appeal and the decision of the Upper Tribunal and ruled that SAE Ltd, part of a global group of higher education providers, was entitled to claim exemption from VAT as a college of Middlesex University. The judgment reiterates that […]

Carl Baudenbacher delivers Sir Jeremy Lever Lecture, the annual event supported by Monckton Chambers

13 Mar 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

On 8 March 2019, Professor Carl Baudenbacher delivered the eighth annual Sir Jeremy Lever Lecture at Oxford University. The lecture honours the contribution to the development of EU and competition law of Sir Jeremy Lever, the former Head of Monckton Chambers. Professor Baudenbacher is the former President of the EFTA Court, a distinguished academic and a […]

Steven Gee QC, heavyweight Commercial Litigator joins Monckton Chambers

04 Mar 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Steven Gee QC has joined Monckton Chambers. This marks a return to barristers’ chambers for this experienced commercial litigator, who has spent the last five years in independent practice as a QC and also a partner at boutique litigation law firm, Joseph Hage Aaronson (JHA). Prior to joining JHA, Steven Gee was Head of Stone […]

Ronit Kreisberger is recognised as one of “40 in their 40s” for Competition Law in Europe in private practice.

01 Mar 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Congratulations to Ronit Kreisberger who has been selected for W@’s inaugural “40 in their 40s” list of Notable Women Competition Professionals in Europe, in private practice. This list is one of a number which highlight accomplished women competition professionals in Europe, the Americas and Africa in the categories of enforcement, in-house, private practice and economics/academia. […]

Brexit ferry case settled

01 Mar 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Eurotunnel v Secretary of State for Transport Eurotunnel and the Secretary of State for Transport have today settled Eurotunnel’s challenge to the award by the Government of contracts to DFDS, Brittany Ferries, and Seaborne Freight for the provision of additional freight capacity between the UK and continental Europe. The capacity contracts were procured under the […]

Monckton members act in another successful challenge to local authority cuts

28 Feb 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

In a judgment handed down today, the Administrative Court has ruled that Worcestershire County Council acted unlawfully in failing to carry out proper transitional planning in relation to families affected by its decision to cut a much-valued home-visiting service known as ‘Portage’ for children with special educational needs and disabilities. The Claimants raised a variety […]

Book launch: Judicial Independence – Memoirs of a European Judge by Carl Baudenbacher

26 Feb 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

On 5th March the City Law School is hosting the book launch for Professor Baudenbacher’s latest book, entitled Judicial Independence – Memoirs of a European Judge (Springer, 2019). This book is about law, but it is not a law book. It is aimed at all interested contemporaries, lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Richly seasoned with personal memories and […]

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