EU

EU Law

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers offers leading and junior barristers with noted expertise across the full spectrum of EU law, in domestic legal settings and internationally. Expertise lies in both commercial and public sectors – including public procurement, state aid, competition law, VAT, financial services, freedom of establishment, sanctions, energy, telecommunications, environmental law, EU trade and investment law (including in arbitration proceedings), as well as all areas of EU social policy (citizenship, immigration and asylum, European Charter of Fundamental Rights) and EU constitutional law. Our established international footing makes 39 Essex Chambers ideally placed to navigate the evolving dynamics between domestic, EU and international law.

Who members act for

Drawing on sector specific knowledge across all areas of commercial and public law as well as in international arbitration, our barristers advise on and litigate EU law issues for corporates and multinationals, UK regulators (including the OFT, CMA), domestic public sector bodies – including central and local government, EU institutions (including the European Commission, the European Court of Auditors), Member States’ governments, NGOs, charities, and individuals, including high net worth individuals.

Jurisdictions covered

Our barristers appear before domestic, European and international courts and specialist tribunals (including the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the VAT Tribunal) as well as the domestic courts of other EU and non-EU states – where EU law issues arise. Our expertise includes addressing EU law points as they arise before international arbitral bodies.

Expertise

Members have expertise in the following areas:

  • Customs
  • Trade Agreements
  • Sanctions
  • Competition Law (in front of the CMA, the CAT, the European Commission and other regulators)
  • Energy (particularly nuclear power, gas and electricity regulation)
  • Environmental Law
  • Public Procurement
  • State Aid
  • Postal Services
  • Competition
  • Financial Services
  • Fundamental Rights (including the European Charter of Fundamental Rights)
  • Social Security
  • Tax (direct and indirect)
  • Transport
  • Telecommunications
  • EU law in arbitration proceedings

Additional expertise

Members of Chambers include:

  • the Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
  • a lecturer at King’s College London – where her module forms part of the Centre for European Law’s European Law LLM and former trainee at the European Commission.
  • a former Referendaire (legal secretary) at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg and former lecturer in European Law at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.
  • Professors Paul Craig and Daniel Feldman (academic associate members).
  • Authors of EC Customs Law (OUP, 2nd ed, 2008), Accidents Abroad: International Personal Injury claims (Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd edition forthcoming).
  • Regular contributors to EU law texts and journals – including State Aid, Tax and Abuse of Law in Prohibition of Abuse of Law: A New General Principle of EU Law? (General Editor, Hart Publishing, 2011), Butterworths’ Competition Law Service, , British Tax Review, Legal Remedies in European Tax Law, Modern Law Review, Judicial Review.

Who to contact

Sheraton Doyle

Sheraton Doyle is the Senior Practice Manager for the EU Law team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1144


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Alison Foster QC

Alison Foster QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2002

Timothy Lyons QC BL

Timothy Lyons QC BL

Call: 1980 Silk: 2003

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

Marion Smith QC

Marion Smith QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

James Ramsden QC

James Ramsden QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2016

Justine Thornton QC

Justine Thornton QC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2016

Deok Joo Rhee QC

Deok Joo Rhee QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey

Call: 1975

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Duncan Sinclair

Duncan Sinclair

Call: 1996

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Sian Davies

Sian Davies

Call: 1999

Saima Hanif

Saima Hanif

Call: 2002

Christopher Staker
Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Stephen Kosmin

Stephen Kosmin

Call: 2011

Cleon Catsambis

Cleon Catsambis

Call: 2011

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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