James Bourke

Monckton Chambers (London)

James transferred to the Bar in 2014 after 13 years’ experience at the European Commission’s Legal Service, international law firms and at the General Court of the EU (référendaire to Judge Cooke). His practice is focused on competition law, EU law and public law. Since transferring to the Bar, he has been instructed by a number of significant clients including Samsung (Unwired Planet litigation), TalkTalk, Greenpeace, the Payment Systems Regulator and an international pharmaceuticals company. He has represented the Commission in more than 30 competition law cases before the European Courts, including AstraZeneca, Football Association Premier League (Murphy) and KME v Commission.

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Monckton Chambers (London)
Monckton Chambers (London)
Monckton Chambers (London)


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James Bourke, Jon Turner, Laura Elizabeth John, Meredith Pickford The UK Court of Appeal overturns a UK Patents Court decision and allows competition law arguments in a FRAND dispute in relation to Standard Essential Patents (Unwired Planet / Huawei / Samsung / Ericsson)


Court of Appeal reinstates Samsung’s case on non-discrimination and FRAND*On Friday 27 May, the Court of Appeal handed down an important judgment on the interplay between competition law and the licensing of essential patents.This is part of a landmark patent infringement case where Unwired (...)

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