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Matrix Chambers

Competition/European Law

3 ranked barristersBand 3UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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Matrix Chambers

Competition/European Law

3 ranked barristersBand 3UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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Benefiting from impressive broader public and EU law practices, Matrix Chambers offers expertise across a wide range of competition matters. Members offer significant experience in follow-on damages claims, including collective actions for damages in the trucks cartel. They are called upon to represent authorities including Ofgem in infringement proceedings, appeals and judicial review, and have also been instructed by the European Commission on a number of occasions.

Client service:

"The clerks are very professional, efficient and responsive."

Strengths:

Christopher Brown
Often instructed in major follow-on damages claims. He has experience on both the claimant and defendant side of prominent cases, while his additional expertise in regulatory appeals is showcased in the leading matters he has undertaken on behalf of the European Commission and the CMA.
"He has extensive knowledge of competition law and is a very good lawyer." "He's a go-to for absolutely everything." "He's really hard-working and reliable," and an "unsung hero."
Recent work: Acted for Veolia in follow-on damages claims resulting from the trucks cartel.

Strengths:

Nicholas Gibson
Earns praise for his detail-oriented approach to commercial litigation and public law cases. He acts for public and private sector clients, as well as government bodies, in cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, state aid and pricing law cases. He has a number of clients from the fields of telecommunications, transport and sport. Gibson represents clients in competition law judicial reviews.
"He has unbelievable energy levels and is a fantastic guy to have on your team." "Nick does very impressive work."
Recent work: Represented Ofgem in proceedings concerning the practice of doorstep sales to customers on pre-pay meters.

Strengths:

Rhodri Thompson QC
Has played a prominent role in the development of the UK regime for collective proceedings orders in cartel damages claims. He advises on standalone cases seeking to prove anti-competitive conduct by major technology companies, and further advises on state aid complaints and appeals against CMA sanctioning decisions.
"He is fantastic to work with and has a razor-sharp mind." "Rhodri is very knowledgeable on telecoms matters."
Recent work: Acted in relation to a collective action on behalf of all consumers who bought UK-registered trucks between 1997 and 2010, while the cartel was operating.

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UK

Competition Law


Christopher Brown
Band 2
Nicholas Gibson
Band 3
UK

Competition Law


Rhodri Thompson QC
Band 1