Stephen Kinsella

Kinsella, Stephen


Brussels +32 2 504 6400
London +44 20 7360 3671

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B-1000 Brussels
+32 2 504 6400

Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA
+44 20 7360 3671

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Stephen Kinsella


STEPHEN KINSELLA OBE, Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts), is partner and head of the European Antitrust/Competition group at Sidley, based in the Brussels office. He has over 30 years’ experience of advising clients on all aspects of EU competition law with particular focus on cases in the media, technology and pharma sectors. Teams led by him have previously been named ‘competition team of the year’ twice by The Lawyer and once by Legal Business.

He is past chair of the competition and trade law committee of the International Bar Association and a past co-chair of the international committee of the American Bar Association section of antitrust law. 

In 2002, he was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to British commercial interests in Belgium and in particular for his contributions as president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and president of the Brussels Shakespeare Society.

Stephen has been named a “Thought Leader” in Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2017 and one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” on the Competition 2016 list of Who’s Who Legal. He was described to researchers of the publication as “one of the best in Brussels – indeed, one of the best in the world.”


Selected Sidley Updates:

Memberships & Activities
  • Liaison between the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section and the International Bar Association
  • Past Chair, International Committee, American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section
  • Past Chairman, International Bar Association’s Antitrust and Trade Law Committee
  • Former President, British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
  • Editorial Board, Lexis PSL
  • Editorial Board, Competition Law International Journal
  • Senior Editor, Competition Policy International (CPI)
News & Achievements
  • Speaker, “Barriers and Bottlenecks - Breaking Down Barriers or Opening Pandora’s Box?” FTI Consulting, June 3, 2015