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Monckton Chambers

Nikolaus Grubeck

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

Nikolaus Grubeck
Nikolaus Grubeck is highly knowledgeable on the overlap between public and human rights law. His expertise in cases concerning national security and foreign affairs is of particular note. He receives instructions from both claimants and defendants, including government departments. He also frequently appears in public law challenges concerning commercial regulation.
Strengths: "He is an incredibly smart barrister with a tactical understanding of how the other side works." "He is easy to work with and very clear in his advice."
Recent work: Represented Corner House Research in a judicial review challenge to a failure to investigate serious allegations of corruption in the context of UK development aid in East Africa.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 4

Nikolaus Grubeck
Nikolaus Grubeck is a notable civil liberties and human rights barrister who has a significant practice at all levels of UK court and the ECtHR. He represents NGOs and individuals as well as the government in a range of matters, with a particular specialism in national security. He is known for his expertise in data protection, especially when it comes to new developments in the area.
Strengths: "He is very good on his feet and his strategy is very good." "Nikolaus is very hard-working and incredibly clever."
Recent work: Acted for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants in a successful challenge to a racially discriminatory Home Office decision-making algorithm.
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Data Protection - London (Bar)

Band 3

Nikolaus Grubeck
Nikolaus Grubeck is a well-regarded barrister who tends to represent claimants or the Information Commissioner in important data protection cases. He is particularly experienced in matters concerning the use of personal data by large online companies.
Strengths: "He produces first-rate advocacy and is a barrister I turn to for the complex data breach cases."
Recent work: Acted for the Information Commissioner in its intervention in the Supreme Court case of Lloyd v Google.
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Competition Law - London (Bar)

Band 3

Nikolaus Grubeck
Nikolaus Grubeck is an erudite and technically minded barrister who possesses notable experience acting for and against competition and business regulators. Among other areas he is held in high esteem for his expertise in merger control and abuse of dominance. He has also acted in civil claims in the competition law field.
Strengths: "He's a smart barrister who writes well, and is one of the few lawyers who understands merger control."
Recent work: Acted for Ofcom in its successful defence of Royal Mail’s appeal against a £50 million fine for an abuse of dominant position by discriminating against Whistl, its only major competitor in delivering bulk mail.
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