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20 Essex Street


Members of 20 Essex Street appear regularly before courts and tribunals at all levels to argue questions of EU and competition law. Members frequently manage cases related to competition damages, claims and advising litigation funders based in Europe and the Asia Pacific on potential class actions in this area. They often advise boutique firms on retainer on ongoing competition issues.

Chambers has been involved in some of the most significant recent litigation in this area. Key examples include:

  • Acting for the government in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. This was the high-profile constitutional case that set out the proper approach for the government in triggering Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.
  • EU competition law case on a foam cartel, involving a follow-on damages claim in excess of €40 million.
  • Follow-on damages claims from the European decision on the trucks cartel.

20 Essex Street is a leading international commercial set of barristers’ chambers. Its members advise and act as advocates in relation to all types of commercial disputes and have particular expertise in disputes with an international dimension.

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