Marcus Smith QC

Chairman, Competition Appeal Tribunal

Marcus Smith is a barrister specialising in commercial law. He has degrees in law from Oxford University and studied at the University of Munich. He was called to the Bar in 1991 and is a member of Fountain Court Chambers in London. He has an extensive commercial litigation and international arbitration
practice. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010.

His work mainly concerns cases with a strong technical element and spans a wide range of subject areas including aviation, banking, commercial contracts, conflicts of law, insurance and reinsurance, IT/telecommunications, professional negligence and sports. He is the author of the leading textbook in the area of intangible property “The Law of Assignment: The Creation and Transfer of Choses in Action” and is one of the authors of “Private International Law of Insurance and Reinsurance”. He is also the consultant editor for the title “Choses in Action” in Halsbury’s Laws of England and has written widely on matters of contract, trusts, insurance and private international law.