Serle Court attracts leading EU law silk
Conor Quigley QC, a specialist EU law silk, previously at Brick Court Chambers, has joined Serle Court with effect from 1 October 2010. Conor was called to the Bar in 1985 and took silk in 2003. His practice covers all areas of European Union law, including State aid (in which he is regarded as a leading expert), competition law, public procurement law, tax law, and other EU-related aspects of commercial law.
Notable recent cases include Louca v A German Judicial Authority, one of the first judgments to be delivered by the UK Supreme Court, and White v The Crown in the Court of Appeal. He has been instructed in many important cases before the European Court of Justice and the higher UK courts, and has also represented clients in investigations and complaints before the European Commission and the OFT.
Conor is the author of European State Aid Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2003, 2009) and European Community Contract Law (Kluwer Law International, London, 1997). In addition, he is a Research Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law at the University of Oxford. He is a former Chairman of the Bar European Group.
Commenting on his move, Conor said: “I am delighted to be taking up a tenancy at Serle Court, widely recognised as one of the leading sets at the Bar. I believe that my interests, which cover a broad range of EU-related commercial matters, are perfectly suited to Serle Court’s areas of practice. The international nature of much of my work makes Serle Court an ideal choice.”