John Handoll joined Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas in October 2012 and is senior adviser in European and competition law, and national practice head in the firm’s competition law practice. Mr Handoll is a specialist competition and regulatory lawyer with some 35 years’ experience in the area. He has worked in a number of European jurisdictions – notably the UK, Belgium and Ireland – and was, until recently, heading the competition and regulation practice at a major Dublin-based law firm. In addition to day-to-day practice in a range of national and EU areas, Mr Handoll has also published and lectured widely in the area of EU law. He has also been involved in law firm management, as head of small practice groups for over 20 years and as a member of the management committee of an Irish law firm (one with over 50 partners on its staff), focusing on financial and training matters.

Widely acclaimed as a top practitioner of European and competition law by a number of international media and legal publications, John is also the author of two full-length volumes: Capital, Payments and Money Laundering in the European Union (Richmond Law & Tax, 2006) and Free Movement of Persons in the EU (Wiley Chancery, 1995).

John has also been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Competition Lawyers & Economists in 2012 and 2013.