EY Law welcomes a new EU Competition Law team

EY Law welcomes a new EU Competition Law team

Kiran was a partner at Mayer Brown and co-founder of its Brussels office.  He served as Partner in Charge for many years, was a leader of its India Practice, and was a member of several client teams and firm committees.

Work experience

Kiran has practised competition law for over 25 years representing companies in cartel investigations, dominance cases, sector inquiries, M&A and joint ventures, and appeals of European Commission decisions to the European Court of Justice.  He has advised corporations in numerous industries, including automotive, chemical, entertainment, life sciences, logistics and telecommunications.  He has been engaged by clients on leading issues such as the interaction between the digital and ‘bricks and mortar’ economy, FRAND disputes, and the emerging regulatory environment for autonomous vehicles.

Peter Suykens, EY Law Managing Partner said: “Kiran’s extensive experience of EU and competition law, legal practice management, client development skills and thought leadership make him the right person to lead our EU Competition Law practice”.

“Competition issues often require professional services such as data analytics and economics advice, in addition to competition law” said Kiran.  “EY Law has a privileged cooperation with EY Tax Consultants, which enables me to offer to clients a multi-disciplinary approach supported by deep industry knowledge” he added.  He went on, “As a result, I can offer a service that is efficient and effective in representing clients’ interests, and in anticipating issues that clients will face tomorrow.  In addition as EY Law is part of the EY Law Network, this means clients have the benefit of 2,100 lawyers in 80 countries.”

The team

Kiran is joined by Margarita Peristeraki and Manu Mohan.  Margarita, joining as a Director, was previously a counsel in the Antitrust & Competition practice of  Mayer Brown’s Brussels office.  With over 15 years of experience, her work involves all aspects of competition law and includes complex merger transactions as well as cartel investigations.  Having been a Réferendaire at the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg, she has also market recognised strength in EU Court matters.

Manu, joining as a Senior Manager, was previously an associate in the Antitrust & Competition practice of Mayer Brown’s Brussels office.

With over ten years of experience,his work involves all aspects of competition law. He has a particular strength in multi-jurisdictional merger control and is well known to many major Indian corporations.

Kiran, Margarita and Manu joined in May 2017.

EY Law advocaten-avocats welcomes Kiran Desai as Partner to lead the EU Competition Law team.  He is joined by Margarita Peristeraki and Manu Mohan.