Ashurst Expands EMEA Competition Offering with Hire of New Partner in Brussels

30th August 2022

Global law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Esther Kelly as partner in its competition practice, based in Brussels.

Esther advises clients on all aspects of European competition law including complex merger control, abuse of dominance and cartel matters. She has extensive experience on cases related to a wide variety of industries including technology, transport, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and financial services. Esther is a solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales and a member of the Brussels Bar.

Euan Burrows, global head of competition at Ashurst, commented. "Esther is a rising star and her experience in advising on large-scale global merger clearance proceedings, together with her technology and life sciences industry experience, will be invaluable at a time of considerable change in the market. We are delighted to welcome her to the Ashurst antitrust team and are confident she will play a key role in supporting our clients."

Denis Fosselard, Brussels office managing partner and EMEA head of competition, added that Esther will be a fantastic addition to the European competition team. "We are very pleased that Esther is joining the team. She is a highly regarded and well established practitioner, and her wide ranging experience in cartel, behavioural and merger matters will complement and add bench strength to our strong European competition practice."

Esther said that she is delighted to be joining Ashurst. "The strength of the firm's international footprint and global reach, focus on collaboration and sectorial expertise offers a perfect platform from which to support and continue to develop my practice. I am very much looking forward to working with my colleagues in Brussels and from across the firm, to further extend Ashurst's leading competition offering both in Europe and globally."

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