Stephen Brown

Wilberforce Chambers (London)

Stephen Brown 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. His experience covers both litigation and international arbitration, extending to all types of contractual dispute, including joint venture and warranty claims, across sectors including asset management, automotive, aviation, chemicals, hospitality, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, technology and telecoms. Stephen Brown regularly advises in relation to shareholders’ rights and directors’ duties. He has been instructed in a number of high value fraud cases. Before coming to the Bar in January 2014, Stephen was an international law firm partner between 1998 and 2013, recommended by both Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading individual in commercial litigation. Having qualified as a Higher Rights advocate in 2001, Stephen has appeared regularly since 2001 in various divisions of the High Court, including the Commercial Court, the Chancery Division, the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Stephen has appeared in arbitrations both ad hoc and under the rules of various institutions including the AAA, ICC, LCIA and LMAA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the LCIA. Stephen Brown is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and has extensive experience of mediation having acted as mediator and appeared for clients in dozens of mediations.


1881 Bulletin

Frances M. Murphy, Matt Evans, Stephen Brown, Tom Bainbridge The England & Wales 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. (...)


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