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Stephen Kinsella


Stephen Kinsella OBE, Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts), is partner and head of the European Antitrust/Competition group at Sidley, based in the Brussels office. He has over 30 years' experience of advising clients on all aspects of EU competition law with particular focus on cases in the media, technology and pharma sectors. 

Stephen has been involved in some of the highest profile EU competition cases of the past decades.

He is past chair of the competition and trade law committee of the International Bar Association and past co-chair of the international committee of the American Bar Association section of antitrust law.

In 2002, Stephen was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to British commercial interests in Belgium and in particular for his contributions as president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and president of the Brussels Shakespeare Society.

Stephen has been named one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” on the Competition 2016 list of Who’s Who Legal. He was described to researchers of the publication as “one of the best in Brussels – indeed, one of the best in the world.”

Stephen received his M.A. (Hons) from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University.