White & Case partner Ian Forrester QC has been appointed as the UK’s judge at the General Court of European Union, succeeding judge Nicholas Forwood QC. Forrester QC, who is based in Brussels will sit at the court based in Luxembourg from October of this year.
The EU law specialist has worked in the fields of competition law, trade law, customs, internal market rules, intellectual property and constitutional human rights.
Hugh Verrier, White & Case’s chairman said: “It’s an important role that we know Ian will approach with the same wisdom and enthusiasm that have made him such a successful commercial lawyer and an authority in EU competition law.”
Forrester QC will be one of 28 judges forming the general court, which is responsible for the interpretation and application of the Treaties of the European Union and hearing appeals against acts of the European Commission particularly in antitrust and trade matters.
The new judge had joined White & Case in 1998 when Forrester Norall & Sutton merged with the firm in Brussels. He has acted as head of the White & Case’s international pro bono practice and is a noted public speaker.