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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC), David Scannell, London, ENGLAND

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David Scannell

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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)


Barrister, specialising in EU and competition and commercial law. Acted for Sky in its successful appeal against the imposition by Ofcom of the wholesalemust-offer obligation in respect of premium sports channels (Sky v Ofcom [2012] CAT 20) and continues to act for Sky in relation to consequential aspects of the appeal. He also acted in a series of appeals against the imposition of fines by the European Commission for cartel offences in the elevators and escalators market (Case T-151/07 KONE Corporation & ors v Commission). In 2006, he appeared, unled, in a series of Article 101 TFEU/Chapter I cases in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions, each of which resulted in the successful enforcement by Punch Taverns plc of the beer-tie provisions in its leases. David has also acted in a number of EU law cases before the European and English courts. He acted for Telefonica 02 Europe plc, Orange and T-Mobile in the landmark Vodafone & ors v S/S BERR litigation before the Grand Chamber of the ECJ (Case C-58/08) and for Audace in its successful challenge of the imposition of anti-dumping duties on imports of glyphosate from China (Case T-498/04 Zhejiang Zinan Chemical Industrial Group v Council and, on appeal, Case C-337/09P). He currently acts for Aer Lingus in its challenge to the Commission’s state aid decision relating to the Irish air travel tax (Case T-500/12 Aer Lingus v Commission) and in its intervention in similar proceedings brought by Ryanair (Case T-500/12 Ryanair v Commission). Currently acts for Erste Bank in large debt and conspiracy claims against multiple Russian defendants (Erste v Red October), for the National Asset Management Agency (Ireland) in claims for the recovery of assets in the UK (National Asset Loan Management v Grehan), for Deutsche Lufthansa in proceedings against insolvent Spanish airlines (Deutsche Lufthansa v Futura International Airways), for the National Trust in proceedings that are currently confidential and in proceedings relating to the provenance of Persian art (Sarikhani v Horiuchi). He has represented international creditors of Greece in relation to Greece’s restructuring of her sovereign debt and continues to act for institutional creditors of Iceland in relation to the collapse of the Icelandic banks in 2008. David is also a member of the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and has appeared in complex fraud proceedings in the BVI.


Called 2003, Inner Temple; lecturer in law, Sorbonne 1998-99; senior judicial assistant, Supreme Court of Ireland 1999-2001; numerous legal publications.


French, Spanish, Irish.


Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (2008); COMBAR.


LLB (First Class); LLM (Cantab) (First Class with Distinction and 1st place); Inns of Court School of Law (PhD (Cantab), BVC).

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Within: Competition – Leading juniors

David Scannell - Brick Court ChambersHe is extremely thorough and has a pragmatic approach.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading juniors

David Scannell - Brick Court ChambersA technically excellent and a creative thinker.

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