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Jonathan Sinclair

Jonathan Sinclair

Partner and Head of Competition Litigation, Stewarts Law LLP

Specialisation

Jonathan has been consistently recognised as a leading expert in commercial litigation representing many major and global companies. He is described in the 2014 edition of the Legal 500 as a 'superb lawyer'. Jonathan was previously Head of the Commercial Litigation group firmwide at Eversheds. He has increasingly specialised in competition litigation since the field first began to develop, joining Stewarts Law in 2009 to set up and lead a Competition Litigation team with an emphasis on cartel damages claims. Much of his work is confidential involving pursuing and resolving cartel damages claims for major businesses.

Chambers 2015 commented that Jonathan is "incredibly experienced and very methodical." and "tenacious and unfazed by obstacles, with strong commercial nous." He gains further praise for being "a calm litigator who can deal with complex and sensitive situations in a very quick and easy manner." Chambers 2014 commented that Jonathan is 'highly tactical' with extensive experience in complex competition litigation. Sources state that he is 'pragmatic and practical' and 'shows a very calm head in difficult litigation terrain.'

Competition cases/experience include:

  • Developing and leading a claim for group of UK retailers against MasterCard;
  • Acting for Pace Plc, a leading global manufacturer of set top boxes in successful proceedings against the Commission and HMRC in the ECJ conducted in parallel with Sky;
  • Acting for Akzo Nobel in connection with the high profile challenges to in legal privilege for in house lawyers;
  • Acting for Asda in successful proceedings in the House of Lords and ECJ against the Parma Ham Association and also in its challenges to retail price maintenance in connection with books and OTC medicines;
  • Acting for H J Banks in proceedings against the Commission and also involving leading energy suppliers in relation to discriminatory pricing in the coal industry.

Career

Qualified in 1987. Clifford Chance, London 1985-89. Joined Eversheds, Leeds in 1989. Partner in 1992. Head of Commercial Litigation 2003. Head of Competition Litigation (firmwide) at Stewarts Law 2009.

Personal

Born 1961. Oxford University (1st) 1979-1982.

Leisure

Mainly struggling to keep up with son and two daughters at almost every form of sport and outdoor activity.

Chambers 2015Legal 500 Leading Lawyer 2016n/a

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