Silk, Brick Court Chambers, London
Aidan Robertson KC is a silk at Brick Court Chambers in London and is also a member of the Irish Bar. He specialises in competition, state aid and subsidy control law in cases before the EU, UK and Irish courts. He acted in a number of the leading State aid cases during the UK’s membership of the EU, including Lunn Poly, GIL Insurance, Aer Lingus and most recently, successfully defending Durham County Council in a claim for damages for alleged breach of State aid rules brought by a waste recycler, Max Recycle. Since Brexit, his UK practice has extended to the new field of subsidy control law, and last year he successfully defended the UK’s Department for International Trade against a claim brought by British Sugar in relation to the tariff regime for imports of raw cane sugar for breach of the EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement’s subsidy control rules and State aid provisions of the Northern Irish Protocol. Aidan is also a visiting professor at Oxford University where he has taught the postgraduate competition law course since 1990.