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 Brown served as a Referendaire to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Recent and pending cases in which Christopher Brown 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.


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Christopher Brown The EU Court of Justice AG 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 (...)

Christopher Brown The UK 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 (...)

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Antonello Schettino, Assimakis Komninos, Christopher Brown, Ekaterina Rousseva, Gianluca Faella, Victoria Mertikopoulou Efficiency defences in abuse of dominance cases


L’existence et l’application de la soi-disant "exception d’efficience" de l’article 102 du TFUE ont fait l’objet de grandes discussions ces dernières années. Le document d’orientation de 2009 a donné un nouvel essor à la notion. Les articles réunis dans ce tendances donnent le point de vue de (...)



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