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Adam Rooney


Adam Rooney is a barrister qualified in England & Wales and has over twenty years’ experience of litigating cases in the UK and abroad. Having worked with Stephen and Lisa since 2015, he now provides litigation consultancy support and assistance to TupperS Law and its clients. He has led cases in the specialist Competition Appeal Tribunal, in the Competition List in the English High Court and the Court of Session in Scotland. A former partner in France’s leading international firm, Adam is also a registered European lawyer and able to provide EU law expertise to the firm’s clients from a base in Malta post-Brexit.

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Background & Experience

Inns of Court School of Law, London 1996-1997

Bar Vocational Course

Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) 1994-1996

Maîtrise en droit privé

University of London, King’s College 1992-1994

LLB English and French Law (Hons)

Rated by Chambers and Legal 500 for dispute resolution since 2012, both in the UK and France. Commentary includes:

“noted for his expertise concerning cross-border commercial litigation. Fluent in French, he advises multinationals and financial institutions on disputes in both France and England”

“Clients highlight his strong technical expertise and full availability. …Clients say he is a “ top lawyer”

“Partner Adam Rooney enters the rankings this year on the back of strong client endorsements. He has “clear technical strength”, and a “clear understanding and appreciation of clients’ needs”. Another client adds that he has “the ability to literally know how the whole system of foreign judgments work.””

  • University A v. SGL, Court of Session Edinburgh: Acting for SGL in defending claims by the university for trademark infringement and passing-off and counterclaiming for breach of competition law in relation to retail of undergraduate gowns.
  • CGL and anor v E&R and ors, Competition Appeal Tribunal: Acting for nascent suppliers to the academic dress market in a claim against the incumbent suppliers for abuse of dominant position.
  • Refusal to supply case, Chancery Division: Advising a manufacturer on defending a threatened injunction application by European customers for refusal to supply, following justifiable price increases for certain of its products.
  • Israeli pharmaceuticals manufacturer v. European Medicines Agency, General Court/ECJ: Advising the manufacturer of a new medicine in relation to action against the EMA before the European Court following refusal of an EU marketing authorisation and related action in England against a competitor, holding exclusivity under orphan medicines regulations
  • Vitamins Cartel, Chancery Division: Acting for a vitamins cartel member in successfully challenging the jurisdiction of the English Court to deal with claims made against it.
  • Company A, Competition Appeal Tribunal: Advising a company in relation to its follow-on claim for damages against competitors found by the CMA to have foreclosed the market materials sector.