James Flynn QC

Barrister, Brick Court Chambers

James Flynn QC specialises in EU and competition law. His extensive experience covers all aspects of competition law, including antitrust, abuse of dominance, joint ventures and mergers, market investigations and criminal law aspects. He is also expert in the fields of state aids, public procurement, IP, telecommunications and broadcasting, direct and indirect taxation, free movement and professional and financial services regulation. Before resuming practice at the Bar in 1996, he spent several years with a leading City law firm in London and Brussels and also was a référendaire at the Court of Justice for three years.


At Brick Court Chambers, his practice is both advisory and representational, before courts at all levels in England and Wales, including the Competition Appeal Tribunal, and the European Court of Justice and General Court in Luxembourg. He also appears before the European Commission, Competition Commission, Office of Fair Trading and other regulatory bodies and has acted as both arbitrator and as counsel in commercial/competition law arbitrations. He has appeared in many of the leading cases in his fields and is consistently listed in the commercial directories. In 2011 he was named Competition/EU Silk of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards.