Christopher Vajda was the United Kingdom’s judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) from 2012 until the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union in January 2020. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1979 and of Northern Ireland in 1996. He was appointed a QC in 1997 and is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.
He has written and lectured extensively in many areas of EU and public international law, including competition and state aid, constitutional law, data protection and privacy, public procurement, sanctions, tax, trade and investment protection agreements and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
As well as his role as Visiting Professor at The Dickson Poon School of Law, Christopher also currently practises at Monckton Chambers.