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 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.
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 clams (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.
Designing a new antitrust compliance programme for a client in the retail sector addressing vertical and horizontal issues.
Advising clients in the digital space regarding potential abuse of dominance claims.
Advising a regulator on EU law requirements on the solvency of insurance companies and related court and regulatory proceedings