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Commercial Law

Commercial and Corporate Law

Our commercial law practitioners regularly appear in cases brought in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division, but this practice group also brings together experts from other areas with a commercial focus, including business crime, fraud and asset tracing; competition, regulation, procurement and utilities regulation (with a particular focus on telecommunications); investment treaty and commercial arbitrations; international trade (including the WTO and NAFTA); and our corporate social responsibility consultancy. We are able to represent clients at all stages of a dispute, including negotiation and settlement, and provide consultancy and advice on corporate governance structures, employment issues, pre-litigation strategy and cross-border challenges.


Our members include leading specialists in commercial arbitration and bilateral investment treaty disputes, with significant experience of arbitrations in the energy, banking, oil and telecoms sectors. For more information see our Arbitration page.

Commercial and business crime

Our criminal law team is recognised for its expertise in criminal and civil fraud and serious economic crime, with extensive experience in dealing with highly complex cases, acting for both individuals and companies. This includes corporate, banking, cartel and tax fraud, as well as money laundering and other compliance and regulatory issues. For more information please visit our Fraud, Financial and Business Crime information.

Employment issues and directors’ duties

We have one of the leading employment teams at the Bar, members of which can advise on all issues relating to employment disputes, including equality and discrimination issues, trade union disputes, contractual issues and director liability for misconduct, and the extent of directors’ duties according to the Companies Act 2006.

Commercial aspects of EU law and procurement regulation

Our members have substantial experience of advising on disputes involving issues at the intersection between public and commercial law, with a particular focus on EU law and leading experts in the fields of competition law and telecommunications law.


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Mark Afeeva
Called: 1997
Alex Bailin QC
Called: 1995 Silk: 2010
Lord (Daniel) Brennan QC
Called: 1967 Silk: 1985
Christopher Brown
Called: 2002 Called: 2018 (Ireland)
Michelle Butler
Called: 2007 Solicitor: 2002
Chris Buttler QC
Called: 2004 Silk: 2021
Edward Craven
Called: 2007
Claire Darwin
Called: 2005 Called: 2018 (Ireland)
Prof. Zachary Douglas QC
Called: 2006 Silk: 2015
Catrin Evans QC
Called: 1994 Silk: 2016
Prof. Conor Gearty QC (Hon)
Called: 1995 Silk: 2021
Nicholas Gibson
Called: 2009, Called: 2020 (Ireland) Solicitor: 2004
Tom Gillie
Called: 2013
Jonathan Glasson QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
Mark Greaves
Called: 2016
Sarah Hannett QC
Called: 2003 Silk: 2021
Ian Helme
Called: 2005
Sir Anthony Hooper
Called: 1965 Silk: 1987
Anthony Hudson QC
Call: 1996 Silk: 2015
Tamara Jaber
Called: 2013
Jessica Jones
Called: 2013
Janet Kentridge
Called: 1999
Thomas Kibling
Called: 1990
Samantha Knights QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2018
James Laddie QC
Called: 1995 Silk: 2012
Rachel Logan
Called: 2008
Prof. Jonathan H. Marks
Called: 1992
Zoe McCallum
Called: 2016
Eleni Mitrophanous QC
Called: 1999 Silk 2020
Clare Montgomery QC
Called: 1980 Silk: 1996 Called: 2001 (Northern Ireland)
Helen Mountfield QC
Called: 1991 Silk: 2010
Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot) QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 1999
Raj Parker
Called: 1983 Solicitor: 1988 Solicitor Advocate: 1994
Laura Prince
Called: 2003
Nicholas Randall QC
Called: 1990 Silk: 2013
Matthew Ryder QC
Called: 1992 Silk: 2010
Prof. Philippe Sands QC
Called: 1985 Silk: 2003
Jessica Simor QC
Called: 1992 Silk: 2013
Paul Skinner
Called: 2010
Lorna Skinner QC
Called: 1997 Silk: 2021
Andrew Smith
Called: 2008
Dan Squires QC
Called: 1998 Silk: 2016
Rhodri Thompson QC
Called: 1989 Silk: 2002
Hugh Tomlinson QC
Called: 1983 Silk: 2002
Prof. Takis Tridimas
Called: 2000
Antony White QC
Called: 1983 (England & Wales) Silk: 2001 Called: 2016 (Northern Ireland)