Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai advises on national and international competition law and EU regulatory matters, as well as advice on EU policy. Recently, Kiran has advised clients on regulatory issues concerning developments in nanotechnology.Kiran has been representing clients on these and related topics for 20 years, practising first in London and, since 1993, in Brussels. He joined Mayer Brown in 1987 and was named partner some 10 years later. In 2006, Kiran was recognised in Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers. He was recently recognised in Legalease's European Legal Experts 2008 in its Belgian EU and competition lawyers section.Kiran is vice chair, American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and a member of the EU committee of the Law Society of England & Wales.Notable engagements include a second-phase investigation before the UK's Competition Commission (Vue Entertainment Holdings [UK] Limited/A3 Cinema Limited 24.02.06); antitrust litigation before the UK's High Court (Ineos Vinyls, et al v Huntsman Petrochemicals [2006] EWHC 1241 [Ch]); defending a European employee of a convicted cartel member in relation to the DOJ's criminal investigation against that employee; and advising on competition aspects of the new chemicals regime (REACH) as part of the team that developed the guidelines for the European Commission on data sharing, consortium building and management (RIP 3.4).

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