The Hon. Mr Justice Marcus Smith

Justice of the High Court (Chancery Division), HM Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Mr. Justice Marcus Smith was appointed to the Chancery Division of the High Court, and additionally sits as a Chairman in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) and the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery). As a barrister (call 1991, silk 2010), he specialized in commercial and commercial chancery work, including an extensive arbitration and regulatory practice.

Marcus has been a Chairman of the CAT since 2009, and has presided over cases spanning the entire range of the CAT’s jurisdiction, including appeals from the OFT/CMA/OFCOM, mergers (notably, Eurotunnel 1), follow-on claims (notably, Cardiff Bus and Deutsche Bahn) and stand-alone actions (notably, Sainsbury’s v. MasterCard and BritNed v. ABB).

Marcus has written extensively on legal topics, and is the co-author of The Law of Assignment (3rd ed 2018).