White & Case partner Ian Forrester QC has been appointed as the United Kingdom's Judge at the General Court of the European Union. Ian will succeed Judge Nicholas Forwood QC in October 2015.
"This appointment is a testament to Ian’s distinguished legal career," said Hugh Verrier, White & Case Chairman. "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."
The General Court sits in Luxembourg and forms part of the Court of Justice of the European Union. It currently consists of 28 Judges, one nominated by each Member State. Created in 1989, the General Court has the task of ensuring that the law is observed in the interpretation and application of the Treaties of the European Union and hears appeals against acts of the European Commission particularly in antitrust and trade matters.
Ian joined White & Case in 1998, when Forrester Norall & Sutton merged with the Firm in Brussels. For the past four decades Ian has practiced EU law, representing clients in the fields of competition law, trade law, customs, internal market rules, intellectual property and constitutional human rights. During his long career in practice, Ian has advised clients including global healthcare companies, governments and multinational technology businesses as well as leading the Firm’s pro bono activities since 2010, when White & Case launched its Global Pro Bono Practice.
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