James Segan

Blackstone Chambers (London)

Mr. James Segan is regularly engaged in EU and competition matters, both commercial and regulatory. Many such cases arise in the Telecommunications, Sport and Financial Services sectors. Mr. James Segan appears and advises in sports law matters both commercial and regulatory. He is often instructed in disciplinary hearings and has appeared for a number of different governing bodies. Mr. James Segan was featured by both Legal Week ("Stars at the Bar", October 2010) and The Lawyer ("Rising Stars", April 2010) as a future star of the profession. He holds a BA with Honors, First Class from Brasenose College, Oxford University and a Diploma in Law with Distinction from City University.


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James Segan The England and Wales Court of Appeal reinforces that market definition is a tool in competition analysis and substance must prevail over form (Talktalk Telecom / Office of Communications & Anor)


TalkTalk v Ofcom – the Court of Appeal stresses that market definition is a tool not an end* The Court of Appeal, in TalkTalk v Ofcom [2013] EWCA Civ 1318, recently gave an important reminder to all competition practitioners that market definitions are a tool rather than an end: what matters is (...)

James Segan The UK Appeal Tribunal of the Rugby Football Union rules that provisions for Primacy of Tenure with three clubs exemption rule constitute an infringement of Articles 101(1) and 102 TFEU (London Welsh / RFU)


Competition law achieves fair play* The London Welsh decision provides a rare but telling example of competition law marching its way onto the field of professional sport. London Welsh won rugby union’s Championship in the 2011-12 season. This would, in ordinary circumstances, have entitled (...)

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