Former Legal Advisor to the European Commission joins Monckton Chambers

01 Oct 2014

Monckton Chambers is delighted to announce that Peter Oliver, a former Legal Advisor to the European Commission, has joined Monckton as a tenant.

Monckton Chambers is the leading set in EU law, and with his long and varied career in the Commission Legal Service and the depth and variety of experience of both court and advisory work, Peter will bring a fresh perspective to Chambers.

Over nearly 35 years, Peter appeared in some 350 cases before the Court of Justice of the EU as well as the EFTA Court, and worked in a wide range of fields including: environmental law; the internal market; agriculture, fisheries and food law; competition; and pharmaceuticals.  He is widely recognised as one of the most eminent authorities on the internal market, especially the free movement of goods.

Paul Lasok QC, Head of Monckton Chambers, said: Peter Oliver is one of the most experienced advocates in litigation before the Court of Justice and General Court of the EU in Europe. He has a track record that only a very few can equal. His return to practice offers clients who wish to litigate in Europe an almost unrivalled depth of experience and skill.”

Peter Oliver said: “Monckton is rightly regarded as a top set of chambers, especially in EU law. Their invitation to join is therefore a wonderful opportunity. I look forward in due course to supporting a fresh client base for both advisory and court work.”