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Conor McLaughlin

Call: 2017

Conor is developing a commercial, company and insolvency law practice. Following pupillage in Chambers, he undertook secondments in the Corporate/M&A department at Slaughter and May and in the Financial Institutions Disputes Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, gaining experience in acquisitions, corporate finance, litigation and restructuring.

Before coming to the Bar, Conor worked at the Law Commission and was a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London where he taught contract and tort law. He also spent six months at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg as a stagiaire in the chambers of Judge Vajda and Advocate General Sharpston.

Conor teaches on the BCL/MJur International Commercial Arbitration course at the University of Oxford.

Education & Awards


University of Oxford, BA Jurisprudence, First Class Honours

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, LL.M, European and International Commercial Law, ‘sehr gut’

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Licence en droit

Prizes and Scholarships

The Hon. Sir Peter Bristow Scholarship (Middle Temple)

Lord Mansfield Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn)

Advocacy Panel Scholarship (University of Law)

Maximilianeum Scholarship (Balliol College/Stiftung Maximilianeum)

Winning team – 9th ICC Commercial Mediation Competition

Winning team – Gide Loyrette Nouel French Moot (March 2011)

Pathfinders Award (Balliol College)

Brackenbury Exhibition (Balliol College)