Aidan Robertson QC is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers and has extensive experience of all aspects of EU and Competition Law. He has appeared in numerous cases in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in England and in the General Court (formerly CFI) and Court of Justice at EU level. He has been involved in several ground-breaking cases, including acting for claimants in the first claims for damages in cartel cases in the CAT and in the first challenge to a merger decision in the CAT. He has considerable experience of representing clients during the administrative stage of proceedings before the European Commission, the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading and acted for a large number of construction companies in the largest ever OFT cartel investigation, in 8 subsequent successful appeals to the CAT and one further appeal to the Court of Appeal. He also has an extensive advisory practice in EU and Competition Law. He also acts in a wide variety of other EU law matters involving areas as diverse as agriculture and tax.
He teaches the postgraduate BCL, MJur and MSc LF competition law course at Oxford University, where he is a now a visiting lecturer, having formerly been a full-time university lecturer and fellow of Wadham College.
Aidan contributes to the following publications:
- Co-editor of Vaughan & Robertson's Law of the European Union (looseleaf, OUP)
- Contributor to Competition litigation: UK practice and procedure (2010, OUP, 2nd edition 2013 forthcoming)
- Co-author with Nicholas Green QC of second edition of Commercial Agreements and Competition Law (1997, Kluwer Law International)
- Co-editor with Nicholas Green QC of The Europeanisation of UK Competition Law (1999, Hart Publishing)
- Member of the Editorial Board of the European Competition Law Review (ECLR)
- Member of the Editorial Board of the UK Competition Law Reports (UKCLR)
- Numerous articles, case notes and book reviews in professional and academic journals
Year appointed QC2009
Education1984-85 LLM, Jesus College, Cambridge (1st class), 1981-84 BA Hons, Law, Jesus College, Cambridge (1st class all parts), 1973-1980 Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne