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Philip Woolfe

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : TelecommunicationsCompetition Law
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Telecommunications - London (Bar)

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Philip Woolfe
Philip Woolfe draws praise for his outstanding technical knowledge and ability, and plays a prominent role in important judicial review proceedings on behalf of various key operator clients, having been led by renowned telecoms silks both within chambers and in other sets. Woolfe further stands out for his instruction as sole counsel in competition law cases that inform Ofcom decisions on dark fibre access.
Strengths: "He is a terrific barrister and a rock-solid telecoms expert." "He rolled up his sleeves and was super helpful."
Recent work: Acted for EE in the High Court and Court of Appeal in its claim seeking restitution of approximately £90 million in spectrum licence fees.
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Competition Law - London (Bar)

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Philip Woolfe
Philip Woolfe acts in follow-on damages claims on behalf of both claimants and defendants, including major claims in the pharmaceutical and automotive sectors. He has notable additional experience appearing either led or unled in standalone private enforcement cases, as well as hybrid claims.
Strengths: "Cuts through issues very quickly and has the confidence and helpful advice on how to deal with the situation." "He is so smart and writes very well."
Recent work: Acted for Volkswagen in a damages claim in relation to a cartel in the shipping of motor vehicles.
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Practice Areas

Competition Law and State Aid, Commercial, European Union Law, Public & Administrative Law, Public Procurement, Telecommunications Regulation.

Career

BA (Hons) in History (Cambridge University 1998-2001), BA (Hons) in Law (Oxford University) (2001-2003), BCL (Oxford University) (2004-2005), Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (2003-2010), Call (2004), Pupillage at Monckton Chambers (2005-2006), Tenant at Monckton Chambers (2006-present).

Professional Memberships

COMBAR; Competition Law Association; Bar European Group; Procurement Lawyers' Association.

Publications

Contributor to Bellamy & Child: European Community Law of Competition, 7th edition (OUP, 2013) and 8th edition (OUP, 2018) and Contributor to Value Added Tax: Commentary & Analysis (Sweet Maxwell, 2009), Monckton Chambers Brexit Blog (https://www.monckton.com/brexit-blog/).

Personal

Philip speaks fluent French and German and has conversational Italian. He has a strong interest in mathematics, science and technology.

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