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  1. EU and competition – Leading sets
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  3. EU and competition – New silks
  4. EU and competition – Leading juniors

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The vision of Brexit has materialised this year after the Leave campaign’s referendum victory. Repercussions were felt not only across Europe but also on the global financial markets, highly sensitive to the political uncertainty that followed. While the decision to invoke Article 50 was still pending at the time of writing, the legal industry continues to brace for all possible outcomes and advise on the implementation of strategies drafted in advance of the referendum. In other news, the top sets were involved in matters concerning the private healthcare market in the UK and interchange fee agreements, among other issues. Barristers have also been instructed by companies and individuals affected by the financial sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, with Rosneft Oil being the most prominent case example.

Several members of the β€˜outstanding’ Blackstone Chambers have been acting for Visa in the competition damages action brought by Arcadia Group Brands and others. Dinah Rose QC, Pushpinder Saini QC, Tristan Jones and Hanif Mussa were among the names that appeared in the heavyweight appeal proceedings of BT v Ofcom Ethernet.

Brick Court Chambers is β€˜packed with star quality at all levels’, reflected in its impressive workload. Work highlights included Foundem v Google, concerning Google’s alleged abuse of dominant position regarding internet searching, and the Eurotunnel case in the Supreme Court.

Barristers at Monckton Chambers are β€˜extremely impressive’ and β€˜clearly in command of their subject’. Several members, including Jon Turner QC, Paul Harris QC and Anneliese Blackwood appeared in Emerald Supplies and others v British Airways, an alleged cartel activity claim in the air cargo sector.

Matrix Chambers has a β€˜strong international and EU practice’. Rhodri Thompson QC and Nicholas Gibson have been representing Ecotricity Group in a dispute with Tesla Motors and acting for the owners of Coventry City FC in R (Sky Blue) v Coventry City Council.

At One Essex Court, Thomas Sharpe QC has been acting for Electricity North West in two appeals related to price determination made by the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.

Landmark Chambers garners praise for the β€˜excellent’ quality of clerking and its members’ β€˜proficiency in EU law’.

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