Christopher Brown

Christopher's practice focuses on competition law, EU law, and human rights. He also has experience of sports law and commercial, public and tort law.

Before coming to Matrix in 2009, Christopher served as a Referendaire (Legal Secretary) to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), where he assisted the Tribunal panels in the management and resolution of cases. Whilst at the CAT, he gained in-depth experience in the competition law enforcement regime in the UK and handled numerous appeals. He then became the sole competition practitioner at the law firm Farrer & Co LLP, where he advised clients across the firm.

Christopher's sports law experience includes acting for sports governing bodies (SGBs) in relation to challenges made to selection decisions for the Beijing Olympics and advising bodies on regulatory issues. He is currently acting for a sports coach who is appealing against exclusion by his SGB from further participation in the sport.

Christopher is convenor of the LLM course in UK Competition Law at the Queen Mary University of London and has been a member of faculty at the Brussels School of Competition. He writes and lectures frequently on all aspects of competition and general EU law and was joint UK rapporteur for the Biennial Congress of the Federation Internationale de Droit European (FIDE) in November 2010, reporting on " The Judicial Application of the EU Competition Rules"


Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 2001-2002

LLM in European Legal Studies, College of Europe, 2000-2001

LLB in Law with German Law, King's College London

University of Passau, 1995-1999 (1st class).

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