Stephen Brown

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
Barrister at law

Stephen has a broad based dispute resolution practice and acts in complex commercial disputes, usually with an international dimension. He has successfully advised some of the world’s largest corporations including BASF, Cable & Wireless, Dow, GE, General Motors, Hilton, IATA, Ineos, Procter & Gamble, sanofi-aventis, Total and Toyota. Stephen has extensive experience across areas of law including competition law, contractual construction, conversion, fraud, pensions law, private international law, professional negligence, public international law, restitution, shareholders’ rights and statutory construction. Before joining 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square in January 2014, Stephen was an international law firm partner between 1998 and 2013, regarded by each of the major directories as a leading individual in commercial litigation. Having qualified as a Higher Rights advocate in 2001, Stephen has appeared regularly in various divisions of the High Court, including the Commercial Court, the Chancery Division, the Queen’s Bench Division and the Competition Appeal Tribunal and in the Court of Appeal. Stephen has appeared in arbitrations both ad hoc and under the rules of various institutions and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the LCIA. Stephen is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and has extensive experience of mediation having appeared for clients in over 20 mediations.

Linked authors

Morgan Lewis (London)
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (Brussels)
Jones Day (London)


1799 Bulletin

Frances M. Murphy, Matt Evans, Stephen Brown, Tom Bainbridge The UK Court of Appeal holds that the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal has no discretion to extend limitations period for follow-on actions against alleged cartelists (BCL, BASF)


On 12 November 2010, the Court of Appeal for England and Wales ruled that the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) does not have discretion to extend the time period within which follow-on actions for damages may be commenced. The Court of Appeal’s judgment provides important clarification of (...)

Frances M. Murphy, Matt Evans, Stephen Brown The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal clarifies timing rules for follow-on private antitrust actions for damages against cartel participants (BCL / BASF)


On 19 November 2009, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) confirmed the test it will apply when assessing whether to extend the time limit by which claimants may commence follow-on actions for damages before the CAT once there has been a finding of a breach of UK or EU competition law. The (...)

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