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‘One of the super-sets’, Brick Court Chambers is ‘an all-round strong’ set with ‘a large selection of high-quality competition law specialists’, ‘top commercial counsel’, ‘an excellent chambers for banking litigation’, and a ‘go-to’ set for public administrative law.
The Legal 500 2020
The clerks’ room ‘sets the benchmark’ for other sets with its ‘friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking’ clerks.
The Legal 500 2020
"An outstanding commercial set with a track record of excellence across its core areas of work."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"A set that is singled out for its "first-rate" clerking and "client service-oriented, commercial approach."

Yukos v Russian Federation - largest ever claim at the ECHR


Michael Swainston QC, Paul Wright and Stephen Midwinter appeared for the Russian Federation (as part of a team of English and Russian lawyers) at an oral hearing in Strasbourg on 4 March 2010 in OAO Neftyanaya Kompaniya YUKOS v Russia.  The applicant's claim on behalf of Yukos is for over US$98 billion, the biggest ever to be brought in the European Court of Human Rights.  Yukos argues that its tax enforcement proceedings and liquidation constituted an unlawful disguised expropriation of its assets and an unfair retrospective criminal penalty.