Conor Quigley QC


Year of Call: 1985 Year of Silk: 2003

clearly the leading figure” in state aid cases

Legal 500

Practice Overview

Conor specialises in European and Competition Law and is widely regarded as the leading expert at the Bar in the law of state aid.  He also has a wide ranging practice covering all commercial aspects of EU law, including taxation, environmental levies, commercial law, agriculture, banking and insurance regulation, public procurement, telecommunications, media, intellectual property, employment law, Brussels Regulation, immigration and extradition.  Recent cases have included acting for: the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the European Court challenge to the EU regime on airline emissions trading; Shannon LNG (a subsidiary of Hess Corporation) in proceedings in the Irish High Court relating to the tariff structure for use of the Irish gas transmission network; and for ALRO SA, a major Romanian aluminium producer, challenging a state aid decision of the European Commission concerning long-term electricity contracts.

News & Events

  • News

    Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2018

    The latest edition of Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar has now been published and we are delighted... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global 2017

    The latest edition of Chambers Global is now available online at www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/global/2. We are delighted... Read More

  • Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, London Read More

    Events

    Competition and State aid in the energy sector

    Location: Serle Court Read More

  • A leading state aid expert with vast experience and a deep understanding of the issues.”

    Chambers & Partners 2019
  • A leading state aid expert with vast experience and a deep understanding of the issues.”

    Chambers & Partners 2018

Education & Qualifications

King’s College London, LL.B (1979)
University of Amsterdam, Dip. Eur. Int. (1980)
MA Oxon (1991)

Appointments

Arbitrator of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center’s (SHIAC) New Panel. The term for the appointment is three years from 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2021.

VAT Number

447198811

University Posts

Research Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford, 2008-
Fellow in EC Law, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, 1991-1996
Honorary Research Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford 1996-
Visiting Professor of EC Competition Law and State Aid, College of Europe, Natolin, Poland 2000-01

Professional educational offices

Chairman, Bar European Group, 1992-1994
Member, International Practice Committee, Bar Council, 1995-2000
Chairman, EU Law Section, Union International des Avocats, 2006-2010

Other

Called to English Bar (Gray's Inn) 1985
Called to Irish Bar (King's Inn) 1993
Queen's Counsel 2003
Called to Northern Irish Bar 2009

News & Events

  • News

    Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2018

    The latest edition of Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar has now been published and we are delighted... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global 2017

    The latest edition of Chambers Global is now available online at www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/global/2. We are delighted... Read More

  • Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, London Read More

    Events

    Competition and State aid in the energy sector

    Location: Serle Court Read More