Morris is a competition and international trade lawyer, with particular expertise in EU and UK antitrust, State aid and WTO law. He has significant experience in a number of sectors, including energy, fast moving consumer goods, financial services, telecoms, transport and logistics. Morris has represented clients before the EU and UK competition and regulatory authorities, and in litigation before the EU courts and at the WTO.
Morris is recognised as a 'rising star' for Trade, WTO, Anti-dumping and Customs in the Legal 500 UK 2020.
Morris' experience includes advising:
- various companies in EU and UK cartel and abuse of dominance investigations concerning the televisual sector, power cables, logistics, financial benchmarks and groceries
- several multinationals on the European Commission's State aid investigations of tax planning practices in the EU
- sovereign and corporate clients on European Commission State aid notifications and approvals, including EDF and Drax with respect to their nuclear and biomass energy projects respectively in the UK
- a number of sovereign clients in relation to ongoing WTO dispute settlement proceedings
- UK-based clients in relation to the potential impact of Brexit on specific business lines / operations and possible strategies to address those issues arising
Morris has undergraduate and masters' degrees in law from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. He is currently undertaking a PhD in EU competition law and international trade law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Morris is qualified as a solicitor-advocate in England and Wales and as an advocaat in Belgium.
Morris is a co-author of the State aids division of the Butterworths Competition Law Service, a leading practitioners' publication.