Rupert Croft


Rupert Croft is a litigator whose practice has a specialist focus on anti-trust disputes. Rupert has represented clients in all levels of the courts, including the House of Lords (now Supreme Court) and the European Court of Justice. In 2001, he represented clients in the ECJ establishing the right to recover damages in the EU for infringement of competition law.

The Chambers law directory recommends Rupert for litigation and describes him as “hugely intelligent, fearless and a real pleasure to work with”.

The Legal 500 law directory, recommends Rupert for both litigation and competition law, in which he has been described as “an excellent commercial litigator”, “an exceptional and heavyweight litigator”, “a star attraction and an exceptional litigator”, an “absolutely cracking” head of litigation. In the most recent edition, Rupert is described as “one of the top litigation solicitors in the UK” who “really understands how litigation works in a way few can match”.

In the Legal Business Report, Rupert is cited as an expert in EU and Competition law and has been short-listed as Competition Lawyer of the Year by Legal Business. He has spoken regularly at IBC conferences on property law and contributed on competition issues to BBC radio and Legal Network TV.

Rupert is a member of the Competition Law Association, the Law Society’s Dispute Resolution Section and the British Institute of International and Comparative law. Rupert is also an accredited mediator.

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)