Kiran Desai

Ernst & Young (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Kiran S. Desai is a Partner at HVG Belgie, a law firm which is part of EY’s law network. Previously, he was a partner in the Brussels office of Mayer Brown’s Antitrust & Competition practice. He has extensive experience in the areas of national and international competition law, as well as a broad experience in EU constitutional and administrative law, EU regulatory law, EU trade law and EU policy. Kiran’s work involves counselling, transactional matters and litigation before national and the EU courts. He has a particular interest in the developing competition law regime in India, having spoken on competition law in India on several occasions. In recent years his work has focused on competition and regulatory laws as they relate to network industries, local markets and government investigations. He has a strong interest in the interplay between competition law and economics. Kiran is a long standing promoter of compliance programmes within corporations; he writes and speaks on the subject, and is an advocate for the use of technology and educational software to communicate compliance within a company.


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371 Bulletin

Gillian Sproul, Jens Peter Schmidt, Kiran Desai, Nathalie Jalabert-Doury The EU Commission blocks a merger due to its potential effect on EU financial derivatives traded on the stock exchange (NYSE Euronext / Deutsche Börse)


On 1st February 2012, the European Commission adopted its decision prohibiting the USD 10.2 billion merger between Deutsche Börse (DB) and NYSE Euronext (NYSE). The decision is notable not the least because it is rare for the Commission to block a merger. Only 21 have been blocked compared (...)

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