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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

7-8 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3LD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Fax:
Fax 020 7379 3558
DX:
302 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.brickcourt.co.uk

Marie Demetriou QC

Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Email:
Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)

Work Department

EU Law.

Position

Barrister specialising in EU law, competition law, public law/human rights and sports law: Cases include: BSkyB v Competition Commission; the Premier League/satellite decodes litigation; R v Budimir; Barclays Bank v Competition Commission; ABB & ors v National Grid; Crehan v Inntrepreneur (HL); Littlewoods and Argos v OFT (CA); R (Derwin) v Attorney General (challenge to the hunting ban, HL); Viking Line v ITF (ECJ); Case C-420/07 Apostolides v Orams.

Career

Qualified 1995, Middle Temple; lecturer in law, St Hilda’s College, Oxford 1995-96; Referendaire to Judge Edward, Court of Justice of the European Communities 1999-2001; junior counsel to the Crown (B Panel) 2004. Notable publications include: ‘Sports Law’, co-authored with Michael Beloff QC and Tim Kerr, Hart Publishing 1999. ‘References to the European Court’, 2nd edition with David Anderson (Sweet and Maxwell) 2002; contribution to ‘Human Rights: The 1998 Act and the European Convention’, by Grosz, Beatson and Duffy (Sweet and Maxwell); member of the editorial boards of ‘European Law Reports’, ‘International Sports Law Review’ (Sweet and Maxwell), ‘World Competition’ (Kluwer Law International).

Languages

Greek, French.

Member

Bar European Group (committee member); Administrative Law Bar Association; Lawyers for Liberty; Justice; European Law Association; COMBAR.

Education

Campion School, Athens; St Hilda’s College, Oxford (1993 BA Hons Jurisprudence; 1994 BCL 1st Class); Bar Vocational Course (1995).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Marie Demetriou QC - Brick Court ChambersShe was brilliant on an urgent judicial review and delivered a fantastic result for the client.’

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Marie Demetriou QC - Brick Court ChambersFormidable advocate and fantastic strategist.

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Competition

Within: Competition – Leading silks

Marie Demetriou QC - Brick Court ChambersTimely in responding to questions, approachable and easy to work with, constructive, and has a good sense of judgement, including in advocacy.

Within: Competition

Brick Court Chambers has a ‘substantial roster of excellent and creative advocates’ and ‘is very good at developing and promoting its juniors’. The set remains a go-to name for pharmaceutical clients and several of its members received instructions from both Actavis and GSK against separate fines imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority. Other significant projects have included Daniel Jowell QC’s involvement in the Trucks Cartel litigation, as well as James Flynn QC and Marie Demetriou QC acting on opposite sides of Apple v Qualcomm before the patent court, which involves the licensing of patents in mobile phones.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading silks

Marie Demetriou QC - Brick Court ChambersManages to make the implausible sound plausible, using a very calm measured style.

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