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Stephen Kinsella





Partner, Global Antitrust Practice Team, Sidley Austin
Brussels, Belgium

Experience & Areas of Interest:

STEPHEN KINSELLA OBE is head of the European Antitrust/Competition group. He has almost 30 years experience of advising clients on all aspects of EU competition law with particular focus on cases in the media, technology and pharmaceutical sectors. Stephen has been involved in some of the highest profile EU competition cases of the past decades.

Stephen is consistently ranked as a leading competition practitioner by Global Competition Review, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR1000 and other legal guides. Who’s Who Legal stated in 2012, “Stephen Kinsella is one of the most highly respected practitioners in the world. He is … ‘absolutely encyclopedic on all facets of competition law’.” Teams led by Stephen have been named “Competition Team of the Year” twice by The Lawyer and once by Legal Business.

Stephen is past chair of the IBA Competition and Trade Committee and past co-chair of the International Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section. He is also editor of IBA’s Competition Law International. Stephen is also a Senior Editor of the CPI Antitrust Chronicle.

In 2002, Stephen was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to British commercial interests in Belgium and in particular for his contributions as President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and President of the Brussels Shakespeare Society.


  • Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (M.A., 1982, Hons)


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