Philippe is a leading specialist in EU and UK competition law, trade law and data (GDPR) issues. He is a dual Swiss and British national and works in English and French.
His client base comprises a broad range of aviation and maritime clients, whom he advises on competition, international trade and GDPR issues.
Throughout his career Philippe has represented clients in hearings before the European Commission, the EU General Court, and the Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as national competition authorities. He has practised in Brussels, including an internship with the European Commission's Legal Service, and London. He has also had experience of government service: he is a former legal counsel at the United Nations in Rome, and legal adviser on EU competition law and international treaties at HM Treasury Solicitors.
Inland transport (rail and road) industry
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
“clients say he is 'knowledgeable and efficient’. He is particularly well versed in European competition law and has sector-specific knowledge within the aviation and maritime sector.”
Chambers UK 2016
“One of the best known lawyers in liner shipping circles”
Lloyd’s List, 2014
“One of Europe’s foremost maritime competition experts”
Lloyd’s List, 2012
“very thorough and highly responsive”, with “strong expertise in maritime and aviation matters”
Chambers and Partners
Founder of the European Maritime Law Organisation (EMLO) and EMLO Secretary-General 1992-1999
Co-founder (with Iain MacVay) of the World Trade Law Association (WTLA) and Secretary of the WTLA 1996-2003
Chapters in books
|2018||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2014 - 2018||Ince & Co | Partner, Head of EU and Competition Law|
|2012 - 2014||Fieldfisher | Partner|
|2001 - 2012||Clyde & Co | Partner|
|1998 - 2001||Rowe Maw (Now Mayer Brown) | Partner|
|1996 - 1998||Garrett & Co | Partner|
|1994 - 1996||Watson Farley Williams | Partner|
|1988 - 1989||HM Treasury Solicitors Department | Legal Officer|
|1984 - 1988||UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) | Legal Officer|
|1980-1982||Practice at the English Bar (London and Brussels) including an internship (stagiaire) at Commission of the European Union, Legal Service |
|2017||Admitted as Republic of Ireland Solicitor|
|1992||Qualfiied as a Solicitor (England & Wales)|
|1980||Called to Bar (England & Wales)|