Barrister at Blackstone Chambers
Luka Krsljanin is a leading junior barrister with a wide-ranging commercial practice. He has considerable expertise of significant, heavyweight civil and commercial litigation. He is highly rated by both of the leading directories, where he is praised both for his work as sole counsel and as part of a counsel team: "He is excellent both in court and on paper”, "Incredible attention to detail", “Excellent on his feet in cross-examinations”, "A confident and polished advocate" (Legal 500, 2021; Chambers & Partners, 2021)
Luka frequently acts in cases with a cross-border element, often engaging complex questions of foreign law and is highly rated for his expertise in private international law disputes.
He also specialises in tackling disclosure disputes in complex commercial litigation, having appeared in a number of the leading authorities on legal professional privilege and related disclosure issues in recent years.
Much of his work arises in the sports commercial context, and he has particular expertise in litigating football cases. He is counsel of choice for West Ham United FC and his recent work includes representing Fulham FC, Newcastle United FC, Watford FC, Stade Rennais FC and Sheffield United Ltd. The Legal 500 (2021) identifies him as a "rising star" in sports law, who will "go far in this field".
He regularly appears as sole counsel in the Business & Property Courts - especially in urgent injunctive matters - and has considerable experience appearing before the Court of Appeal, Privy Council, Supreme Court, and the Bermudian Court of Appeal.
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