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CompLaw: Private Enforcement
8 February 2024
Le Châtelain HotelBrussels, Belgium

Fergus Randolph KC
Barrister at Brick Court Chambers


Fergus Randolph KC is at the forefront of EU and competition law litigation at the English bar. He regularly appears before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), General Court, all divisions of the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal as well as acting for clients before competition regulators. He has recently been called to the Brussels Bar, from where he will practise as well as in London where he will remain a full member of Brick Court Chambers. His recent and current caseload includes many of the leading cases currently going through the English and EU Courts, notably:

  • Arcadia Group –v- MasterCard and Visa (acting for claimants in competition damages proceedings regarding interchange fees)
  • La Gaitana Farms SA –v- British Airways (acting for claimants in follow-on damages proceedings regarding Air Cargo)
  • Zim International Shipping Lines –v- European Commission (acting for Zim in the Commission’s price signalling case)
  • Acting for a number of claimants in follow-on damages claims in relation to the DRAM, LCD and CRT cartels
  • Acting for a Maltese shipping company in a public procurement case, in which a preliminary reference to the CJEU is being sought

In addition, Fergus is particularly sought after for his expertise in EU and UK Sanctions, Commercial Agency, and Public Procurement and all aspects of EU related Judicial Review. Prior to practising at the London bar, Fergus spent 15 years in Brussels including time at the European Commission and his practice has taken him to international jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, the Falkland Islands and the South Georgia Supreme Court.

Throughout his career, he has appeared in many leading cases including White v. White (House of Lords), Lonsdale (House of Lords). Quark (South Georgia Supreme Court and the House of Lords), Ingmar (European Court of Justice), Arkin v. Borchard Lines (High Court and Court of Appeal), Albion Water (Competition Appeal Tribunal), Churchill Insurance v. Wilkinson (High Court, Court of Appeal and European Court of Justice), Bloomsbury International (Supreme Court) and IRISL (General Court).

Prior to taking Silk in 2009, Fergus Randolph had been identified as one of the leading juniors in EU and Competition law in Chambers and Partners and in The Legal 500 for the previous years and is now recognised in both as a leading Silk.

Agenda Sessions

  • Jurisdiction Revisited