Sir Nicholas Forwood QC

Sir Nicholas Forwood is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers and Counsel to White & Case in Brussels.

Sir Nicholas Forwood was called to the English Bar in 1970 and made Queen’s Counsel in 1987. In December 1999, he was appointed to the CJEU as a judge of the General Court. Over 16 years as a Judge, Sir Nicholas took part in many of the Court’s leading judgments, dealing with more than 1500 cases, 464 of which were as “juge rapporteur”.

In the competition field, these included the trio of judgments in 2002 (Airtours, Tetra-Laval andSchneider) that led to a fundamental restructuring of the Commission’s merger task force, the review of the Commission’s GE/Honeywell merger decision, the Microsoft (2007) and Microsoft (2012) cases on abuse of dominant position, in the latter as reporting judge, as well as numerous cartel cases including JFE Engineering.