Christopher Brown

Matrix Chambers (London)

Christopher Brown is a barrister at Matrix Chambers in London. His practice focuses on competition law and general EU law. Before joining Matrix in 2009, Christopher served as a Referendaire to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Recent and pending cases in which Christopher has been involved include Singapore Airlines v Commission (air cargo, GCEU); Asda and Others v MasterCard Inc and Others (interchange fee litigation, Commercial Court); and Co-operative Group v OFT (appeal against OFT’s Tobacco infringement decision, CAT). Christopher co-convenes the UK competition law module on the LLM at King’s College London. He has written extensively on EU and competition law, including as a contributing author of Bellamy and Child’s European Union Law of Competition.

Linked authors

White & Case (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
Hellenic Competition Authority (Athens)
Link Campus University (Rome)
University of Naples "Federico II"


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Christopher Brown The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Jääskinen postulates that the EU principle of effectiveness precludes a provision of national law which makes the grant of access to documents by a national court subject to the consent of the antitrust infringers (Donau Chemie)


Pfleiderer revisited: the AG Opinion in Donau Chemie* On 7 February, AG Jääskinen issued his Opinion in Case C-536/11 Donau Chemie, a much anticipated case (at least among competition lawyers) concerning the compatibility with EU law of an Austrian law which prohibits third party access to the (...)

Christopher Brown The English High Court grants an interim injunction against the use by private hire vehicles of bus lanes marked for taxis: insufficient connection with EU law (Transport for London)


Taxi wars in London – does EU law have a role to play?* On Thursday of last week the High Court granted Transport for London (TfL) an interim injunction relating to the high-profile raising of the stakes in its battle with Addison Lee (AL), the largest “private hire” (ie minicab) operator (PHO) (...)

Christopher Brown The English High Court rules in favour of partial disclosure of documents in an action for damages allegedly caused by the gas insulated switchgear cartel (National Grid Electricity)


National Grid – shining Pfleiderer’s light on access to EU leniency documents* A while ago I blogged on an important development in the General Court relating to the ability of victims of cartels and other anti-competitive practices to get their hands on relevant evidence enabling them to prove (...)

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