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QC nominated for European Court of Justice post

20th April 2012

A leading QC has been nominated for a role on the bench of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Holder of one of the most prestigious London lawyer jobs, Christopher Vajda is now awaiting approval of his nomination from the European Union. If this is granted, he will take up his post at the ECJ in October.

Vajda is seen as a leading authority on competition law, with high-profile European cases making up much of his portfolio. A veteran of both the General Court and Court of Justice, he is seen as a solid choice to make the step up to the influential ECJ bench.

The QC has already been involved in one particularly headline-grabbing case so far this year when he acted on behalf of the Retailers Against VAT Avoidance Schemes group during a judicial review bid intervention.

Vajda and his colleagues were successful in their attempt to prevent the islands of Jersey and Guernsey from being exempt from charging VAT on imported mail order goods.