Colin West > Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC
Brick Court Chambers
7-8 ESSEX STREET
LONDON
WC2R 3LD
England

Work Department

Commercial law and EC law.

Position

Barrister, cases include: 

iiyama UK Limited v Samsung Electronics Ltd. [2018] EWCA Civ 229. Now the leading case on the territorial scope of EU competition laws in private damages proceedings.

Apple Retail UK Ltd. v Qualcomm (UK) Ltd. [2018] EWHC 1188 (Pat). Concerned the jurisdiction of the English Court over the UK part of the worldwide litigation between Apple and Qualcomm.

Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. [2018] EWHC 808 (Pat); [2018] EWHC 1216 (Ch) (Henry Carr J); [2019] EWCA Civ 38 (Court of Appeal) . Judgments concerning jurisdictional aspects of claims of the kind pursued in the Unwired Planet case and stays pending appeals on jurisdiction. 

Transocean Drilling UK v Providence Resources [2016] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 51. Construction of consequential loss exclusion in offshore drilling contract. 

Bilta v Nazir [2016] AC 1. “The leading authority on attribution in the context of an illegality defence” (as described in Singularis v Daiwa per Sir Geoffrey Vos C). 

Zantra Ltd v BASF plc [2016] EWHC 3578 (Ch). The first successful application for a Norwich Pharmacal order in a competition case in this jurisdiction. 

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. v Songa Offshore Equinox Ltd. [2018] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 443. Substantial shipbuilding arbitration and application to appeal from Award. 

Renaissance Capital v African Minerals  [2015] EWCA Civ 448 (CA). Construction of investment bank engagement letter. 

Arriva The Shires v Luton Airport Operations [2014] EWHC 64 (Ch); [2014] UKCLR 313. Standalone abuse of dominance claim for injunction and damages.

Cardiff Bus [2012] CAT 19. The first ever claim to proceed to a final award of damages for breach of competition law in this jurisdiction. 

Masri v Consolidated Contractors–numerous reported decisions before all levels of English judiciary. These judgments concern the continuing jurisdiction of the English Court after judgment has been given in English proceedings. 

NCRQ v Institution for Occupational Safety and Health 1243/5/7/15. The first ever standalone claim to be issued before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (also the first ever claim for an injunction before that Tribunal and the first ever application for allocation to the fast-track procedure.)

Career

Qualified 1999, Inner Temple.

Languages

Fluent French.

Memberships

Inner Temple; South Eastern Circuit; Bar European Group; European Circuit; COMBAR; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (committee member); Human Rights Lawyers’ Association.

Education

Hutchesons’ Grammar School; St Anne’s College, Oxford (1997 BA First Class; 1998 BCL First Class).

Leisure

Travel, classical music.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Colin WestBrick Court ChambersHardworking and effective.

London Bar > Competition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Colin WestBrick Court ChambersHe works well as a team member and his technical knowledge is first rate.