Shoosmiths Opens Brussels Office to Support Client Needs for Competition, EU and Trade Advice

10th January 2022

Law firm Shoosmiths has opened an office in Brussels and recruited experienced lawyer Kiran Desai to meet growing client demand for European Union competition, regulatory and trade law advice.

Dual-qualified in Belgium and in England and Wales, Kiran was previously the EU competition law leader at EY Law and prior to that the managing partner of the Brussels office of Mayer Brown.

The Brussels office is Shoosmiths’ first outside of the UK and meets two strategic objectives for the firm.

The first is an enhanced ability to service clients’ combined UK and EU competition, regulatory and trade law needs. A Brussels presence will enhance Shoosmiths’ ability to provide EU advice which has become an increasingly relevant factor for the firm’s corporate clients in the post Brexit environment.

The second is access to relevant and quality talent – particularly in the fields of international trade, competition, EU regulation, and privacy and data, where Brussels is a prime location.

Kiran has broad and deep experience of advising clients on competition law as well as EU regulatory laws. He has worked for clients in many sectors, such as air transport, automotive, chemicals, life sciences and is particularly active in relation to clients in the media and technology sectors. He will work alongside Shoosmiths’ head of competition law Simon Barnes.

For more information, please read the press release.

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