Julian Maitland-Walker


Julian Maitland-Walker has been in private practice since 1974, specialising in the field of European and Competition law where he is recognised as a leading competition lawyer by the Legal 500 Directory. Chambers and Partners also rank Julian as leading in European and Competition law, and describe him as “a first-rate competition lawyer who truly understands EU law.”

Julian has acted in many leading cases before the EC and UK regulatory authorities as well the English Courts, the European Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice. His cases have related to matters such as beer supply, motor vehicle distribution and the pharmaceutical industry. Other areas of practice include intellectual property, registration and licensing, agency distribution, franchising, joint ventures and R & D agreements. He has practised in London, Brussels and in the provinces and has broad experience of all aspects of European and Competition law.

He is a member of the Solicitors European Group, Centre for International Legal Studies, British Institute of International and Comparative Law and has also acted as special adviser on competition law to the BISS Select Committee of the House of Commons. Julian has been the Editor of the European Competition Law Review since it was established in 1980 and was recently appointed as a Registered Arbitrator of the Online Permanent Court of Arbitration in Europe.

His publications include:

  • International Anti-trust Law (ESC Publishing) 1984
  • EC Insurance Directives (Lloyds of London Press) 1992
  • EC Banking Directives (Lloyds of London Press) 1994
  • A Guide to European Company Laws (Third Edition) (Sweet & Maxwell) 2007
  • The Competition Laws of Europe (Butterworths) (Second Edition) 2003

Latest news

  • Sheppard│Co wins Antitrust and Competition Law Firm of the Year 2015 UK by Finance Monthly (January 2015)
  • Sheppard│Co wins Regulatory Law Firm of the Year 2015 by Corporate LiveWire (May 2015)
  • Sheppard│Co sets up the Competition Damages Unit (CDU) and Competition Damages Fund (CDF) with finance from DCLG and in collaboration with CIPFA to bring competition damages claims on behalf of the public sector (February 2015)