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  1. Competition – Leading sets
  2. Competition – Leading silks
  3. Competition – 2016 silks
  4. Competition – 2017 silks
  5. Competition – Leading juniors

Competition – Leading silks

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β€˜Oozing excellence’, Brick Court Chambers’ enviable docket saw several members appearing for Visa and Mastercard in multilateral interchange fee litigation. The set is a go-to name for pharmaceutical clients and received instructions in separate Pfizer and Flynn appeals against fines imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority. Mark Brealey QC left for Monckton Chambers.

The β€˜premier’ Monckton Chambers is β€˜pre-eminent in the field’ and boasts β€˜some of the key players and best known names in the market’, who frequently appear in the most high-profile cases. Headline recent instructions include Streetmap EU v Google, EmeraldSupplies v British Airways and the BT and EE merger investigation before the Competition and Markets Authority. Mark Brealey QC joined from Brick Court Chambers.

The β€˜excellent’ Blackstone Chambers houses β€˜really heavyweight practitioners’ such as Dinah Rose QC and Brian Kennelly QC, who led Jason Pobjoy in Arcadia and others v Visa (representing Visa International). It is not uncommon for several members to appear in the same proceedings; in another example, six members were instructed in the BT v Ofcom Ethernet appeals.

Matrix Chambers is renowned for its β€˜expert’ barristers, three of whom represented BT in appeal proceedings challenging Ofcom’s decision to impose a regulatory condition on pricing of superfast broadband.

One Essex Court’s β€˜intellectual and commercial’ barristers are instructed for Competition Appeal Tribunal proceedings as well as being engaged in the advisory capacity. Juniors frequently appear in large disputes; for example, Derek Spitz appeared for Sainsbury’s in litigation pertaining to interchange fee agreements, while Matthew Cook was on the other side, acting for MasterCard.

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