UK: European Commission competition lawyer appointed Queen’s Counsel

European Commission legal service lawyer Nicholas Khan has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC), becoming the first lawyer to have been nominated as QC while working in any European Union institution.

The award was given to long-serving European Commission barrister Nicholas Khan for his advocacy before the European courts, marking his long service in the Commission’s legal team as a competition lawyer. Khan is likely to be the last such silk appointed, prior to Brexit in 2019.

Also announced by the Lord Chancellor was the appointment of seven new Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causahonorary QCs recognized for contributions outside advocacy, including in academia.

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