Ramya is an associate in our EU disputes team, advising on complex competition, commercial and public law disputes and investigations.
Ramya has particular experience in competition-related regulatory investigations and follow on litigation, including the leading BritNed v ABB case which was the first cartel follow-on damages case to reach trial and judgment in the UK. She has also advised on jurisdiction challenges / forum shopping issues and has written about the impact of Brexit on cross-border dispute resolution.
Ramya has an active pro bono practice, having acted for several NGOs on a series of public interest interventions relating to asylum, detention and statelessness cases. She also regularly appears as an advocate before the Asylum Support Appeals Tribunal.
As a member of Freshfields London Women's Network committee, Ramya is involved in leading diversity initiatives within the firm and in the City.
During her time at Freshfields, Ramya has spent six months on secondment to the firm's New York office.
Ramya is fluent in English and French and also speaks Spanish and Tamil.
Acting for ABB in the leading BritNed v ABB High Court action and in the Court of Appeal. The case is the first cartel damages follow-on claim to go to final judgment at first instance, and on appeal, in the UK. Ramya is also currently acting for ABB in a range of other damages claims relating to the power cables cartel.
Advising on the merits of jurisdiction challenges in competition cases brought in the UK and Dutch courts
Advising multiple clients in the online retail sector regarding vertical and horizontal issues, including designing a new antitrust compliance programme for a client and regulatory strategy.
Advising clients in the digital space regarding potential abuse of dominance claims.
Acting for a multinational in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union in a leading fiscal state aid case.
Advising a regulator on EU law requirements on the solvency of insurance companies and related court and regulatory proceedings
Pro bono, advising the Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) on its successful intervention in proceedings before the Court of Appeal, in which the Court of Appeal overturned guidance given by the Upper Tribunal in relation to assessing expert medical evidence in torture claims (KV (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department). Subsequently advising HBF, Freedom from Torture and Medical Justice on their successful joint intervention in KV's further appeal to the Supreme Court.
Pro bono, advising HBF on a joint intervention with Detention Action in the Supreme Court in Autumn 2020 regarding the impact of the Detained Fast Track system and appeals process (TN (Vietnam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Lord Chancellor).