Amarchand Mangaldas appoints European and Competition Law expert John Handoll as Senior Advisor
25 Oct, 2012
Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. (referred as Amarchand Mangaldas hereafter), India’s leading full service law firm has, effective this October, 2012, appointed Mr. John Handoll as Senior Advisor, European and Competition Law in the Firm’s Competition Law practice. A specialist competition and regulatory lawyer with over 32 years experience, Mr. Handoll has worked in a number of European jurisdictions – notably the UK, Belgium and Ireland – and was, until recently, heading the Competition & Regulation practice in a major Dublin-based law firm.
Sharing his views on the appointment, Mr. John Handoll, Senior Advisor, European and Competition Law, Amarchand Mangaldas, said, “I am privileged to have this unmissable opportunity to work with Amarchand Mangaldas and especially its competition team. Competition law and policy is developing apace in India and I look forward to bringing my skills to bear on this exciting area. I believe that my knowledge of, and expertise in European Union law will enhance the Firm’s already strong practice in competition and regulation.”
Ms. Pallavi Shroff, Senior Partner and Head Competition Law Practice, Amarchand Mangaldas, said, “It is not often that you can hire an expert with 32 years experience in a niche and new practice area in India. John’s addition as an advisor to our Firm is a real coup. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of European competition law, which will bolster our existing team of twenty one dedicated and experienced competition lawyers.”
Mr. Handoll has worked on a broad range of competition matters and his diverse experience includes; representation of clients in State aid procedures before the European Commission, advising on restrictive agreements and on the application of EU and national exemptions, advising on application of Irish and EU merger control rules, public procurement, telecommunications and EU rules on free movement.
Mr. Handoll is co-author of the Irish chapter in ABA “Competition Laws outside the United States”. He has also published and lectured widely in the area of EU law. He has also been involved in law firm management, as head of small practice groups for over 20 years and as a member of the management committee of a 50+ partner Irish law firm focusing on financial and training matters.
Widely acclaimed as a top practitioner of European and Competition Law by a number of international media and legal publications like Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Mr. Handoll is also the author of two full length volumes: Capital, Payments and Money Laundering in the European Union (Richmond Law & Tax, 2006, two volumes) and Free Movement of Persons in the EU (Wiley Chancery, 1995).
Mr. Handoll graduated from Manchester University with an LLB Degree (Hons.) in 1978. He was awarded a Diploma in European Integration from Amsterdam University in 1979. In 1980, he was called to the English Bar and was admitted as a solicitor (England & Wales) in 1991. He qualified as an Irish solicitor in 1997.
Founded in 1917, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co is India’s leading law firm, rated by international professional organizations, law directories, and professional journals. As a full service law firm, it is renowned in the business community for its ability to develop successful strategies for business transactions through our legal skills and careful consideration of commercial concerns.
The firm is determined and committed to maintain its position as the leading law firm in India and is progressing ahead with its declared growth objective of becoming a 1000 lawyer firm by its centenary year in 2017. Currently, the firm has over 555 lawyers and 70 Partners offering legal services through its offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Ahmedabad.