EU

EU Law

What our EU law 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 our EU law 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.

Our EU Law Expertise

Members have expertise in the following areas:

  • Competition and State aid
  • Free movement of goods, services, persons and capital
  • Conflicts of laws
  • Public Procurement
  • Data and information law
  • Tax
  • Customs
  • Environment
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Transport regulation
  • Cross border company mergers
  • Cross border insolvency
  • Mutual recognition of professional qualifications (post Brexit)
  • Trade agreements and external relations (BITs)
  • Insurance services and regulation
  • Healthcare regulation and pharmaceuticals
  • Employment and pensions
  • Equality and non-discrimination law
  • Regulation of commercial agents
  • Citizenship
  • Immigration and asylum
  • Security and justice cooperation
  • Challenges to EU institutions
  • Consumer law
  • Abuse of right
  • Sports law

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.


Sheraton DoyleEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1144


Mobile: +44 (0)7921 880 670


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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

Deok Joo Rhee QC

Deok Joo Rhee QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Duncan Sinclair

Duncan Sinclair

Call: 1996

Christiaan Zwart

Christiaan Zwart

Call: 1997

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Sian Davies

Sian Davies

Call: 1999

Christopher Staker

Christopher Staker

Call: 2003

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Katherine Apps

Katherine Apps

Call: 2006

Zane Malik

Zane Malik

Call: 2007

James Bradford

James Bradford

Call: 2016

Andrea Biondi

Andrea Biondi

Call: 2001

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey

Call: 1975

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

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