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Monckton Chambers

Daniel Beard

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Daniel Beard QC
Focuses his administrative and public law practice on commercial and regulatory judicial reviews. He is particularly renowned for his expertise in claims that involve EU and competition law. He also handles public law cases concerning complex issues of national security and terrorism.
Strengths: "A brilliant, commanding and effective advocate who is very user-friendly. He's also charming and funny and brings great camaraderie to the team."
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Telecommunications - London (Bar)

Band 1

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Daniel Beard QC
Regularly instructed by leading UK telecoms operators on their most important competition law-based regulatory appeals. He also handles competition law cases for operators based in continental Europe, and represents government bodies in relation to national security legislation in the telecoms field. Beard regularly handles market-defining cases in the sphere, including matters relating to the 5G spectrum and dark fibre.
Strengths: "A tenacious litigator and a colourful advocate, who is very eloquent in his advocacy." "He'll often see a different angle to everyone else, or an argument that's not super obvious at first. He then runs these ideas in a way that works, all the while remaining pragmatic and sensible." "A barrister who approaches complex disputes well, he is very strategic in his advice."
Recent work: Represented Google in relation to a European Commission fine concerning the company's advertising services arrangements.
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European Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Daniel Beard QC
Outstanding barrister who is a particularly popular choice for competition law-based telecoms regulatory appeals. He advises on data protection cases and high-profile state aid appeals heard before the CJEU, and also earns praise for his handling of Francovich damages claims.
Strengths: "A highly experienced operator," who is "great at communicating with clients."
Recent work: Acted for Apple in an appeal against the European Commission's finding that favourable tax treatment in Ireland constituted state aid.
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Competition Law - London (Bar)

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Daniel Beard QC
Highly sought-after silk who earns superb praise for his oral advocacy skills in complex competition cases. He handles diverse matters spanning competition damages claims, merger control advisory topics and appeals against CMA or Ofcom decisions, acting for both claimants and defendants. He also advises on CJEU appeals against EC findings of illegal state aid.
Strengths: "He is absolutely top of his game for competition." "One of the leading stars of the Bar: whenever he's on his feet he advocates in a very calm, measured way." "Daniel is fiercely bright, and brilliant at cutting through noise to get at the heart of matters."
Recent work: Represented DAF in the defence of numerous claims for damages following the European Commission's decision in relation to the trucks cartel.
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