David Anderson QC
David Anderson is star-rated by Chambers & Partners Directory as the outstanding QC in the field of EU Law, and was named as EU/Competition Silk of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2009, and nominated for Public Law Silk of the Year at The Legal 500 Awards 2013. More than 130 appearances in the European Court of Justice place him among the most respected and experienced of all practitioners in that forum. His ECJ practice extends into areas as diverse as agriculture (BSE), aviation (Open Skies), citizenship (Morgan), competition (ICI), consumer protection (easyCar), crime (Ship Source Pollution), conflict of Laws (Apostolides), free movement (Sunday Trading), immigration (Yiadom), intellectual property (Levi v Tesco), pensions (Robins), pharmaceuticals (Generics), sport (UEFA), state aid (Gibraltar), taxation (Cadbury Schweppes) and telecommunications (Roaming).
He has also argued more than 30 cases before the European Court of Human Rights, including Stubbings (discrimination), Hatton (night flights), McGonnell (separation of powers), Z (access to court), Al-Adsani (state immunity), Building Societies (retrospective legislation) and Demopoulos (property). He appeared in the leading cases on the relationship between EU and Human Rights (Opinion 2/94, Matthews, Spain v UK) and represented the applicant, accused of funding terrorism, in the leading case on the relationship between EU and Public International Law (Kadi).
In England, he practises before the full range of courts and tribunals with a particular emphasis on Public Law in the High Court and above. Many of his cases have a connection with EU Law (Factortame, Sunday Trading, BCCI, Derwin), Human Rights (ProLife Alliance, Conjoined Twins, Shambo) or Public International Law (Jersey Fishermen's Association, Kibris THY, Eurotunnel).
Recent and current cases include the US airlines' challenge to their inclusion in the Emissions Trading Scheme, the trademark infringement action brought by L'Oréal against eBay; Littlewoods' claim for £1 billion compound interest on overpaid VAT and a case before the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Chagos Islanders expelled from Diego Garcia.
David has been appointed as the Government's independent reviewer of terrorism legislation from 2011. This is a part-time role which he will combine with his practice commitments.