Ravi practises across all of Chambers’ main areas of work. He has developed a particular expertise in the cross-over between international and European law, public law, and commercial litigation. He regularly appears in cases with these dimensions. 

Before becoming a tenant in September 2012, Ravi also acquired experience of competition law and international trade law. He worked for six months as a judicial assistant (stagiaire) to the cabinet of the British judge at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and worked for three months for the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of law.

He has worked on cases before a range of tribunals and courts, including county courts, employment, immigration and social security tribunals, sports arbitral tribunals, the Upper Tribunal (Tax & Chancery, and Immigration & Asylum Chambers), the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. He has also assisted in mediations and arbitrations.

In February 2017 Ravi was appointed to the Attorney General's C Panel, he has subsequently been appointed to the Welsh Government panel for Junior Counsel. 

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EU & Competition

Ravi regularly acts for local and national regulatory bodies as well as private entities and individuals on issues of EU law ranging from competition law (in particular cartel damages actions and state aid), data protection, public procurement, free movement and telecommunications.

Ravi has gained a broad range of experience in EU and competition law matters before domestic courts and regulators as well as the EU institutions. Prior to starting pupillage, Ravi worked from January to July 2011 as a stagiaire (judicial assistant) to the cabinet of the British judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Sir Konrad Schiemann, gaining experience in the range of procedural and substantive issues arising before that Court. In particular, he worked on cases concerning the gambling sector, public concessions, social security and free movement, as well as the EU’s sanctions regimes. He has also worked as a judicial assistant to Advocate General Sharpston and to Judge Labucka at the General Court of the European Union (then the Court of First Instance).

While at NYU, he worked as a Research Associate to Professor J.H.H. Weiler, preparing legal advice on WTO law and EU external relations. Ravi is a regular contributor to the competition law blog, http://competitionbulletin.com and has been invited to present lectures on issues of European law, such as to the Bar European Group in May 2016, the Competition Law Journal’s 8th Junior Competition Conference in January 2014 and the Italian Bar Council in July 2013. He regularly publishes articles on topical matters in this field, including co-authoring chapters on “EU Procedural law”, in SSRN’s “Top Ten” most popular articles on its publication in November 2014 and on EU Free Movement and Sport in the 3rd edition of Lewis & Taylor on Sports Law and Practice.

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Data Protection, Freedom of Information & Privacy

Ravi regularly advises regulators, NGOs and private individuals in cases raising data protection issues, in particular in the context of surveillance powers of national and local authorities.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Prior to pupillage, Ravi was an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Human Rights & Global Justice at New York University, School of Law from September to December 2010. He conducted research and helped draft two reports: Foreign Land Deals and Human Rights: Case Studies on Agricultural and Biofuel Investment and A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counter-Terrorism. He also contributed to the launch of the ‘Business and Human Rights Documentation’ Project. Since joining Blackstone, he has continued this research work, including assisting in the drafting of a report on “Legal barriers to women’s access to credit: Morocco and the Kyrgyz Republic case studies” for the Law & Development Partnership and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (with Naina Patel).

Ravi is the author of several articles on public law and human rights, in particular in an international context. He has also been invited to present papers at a number of conferences including at the “Market Freedoms and Fundamental Rights in the Enlarging European Union” conference (Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, April 2010) and the “Emerging Human Rights Scholarship Conference” 2009 (NYU Centre for Human Rights & Global Justice).

Ravi also takes a keen interest in claimant human rights work. His experience in this area includes cases where there is a considerable overlap with EU and public international law.

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Public & Regulatory

Ravi regularly appears in cases and advises on public law and regulatory issues, across a number of sectors including telecommunications, regulated professions, and pharmaceuticals.

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Telecommunications

Ravi has developed a particular interest and expertise in the telecommunications sector, particularly in cases raising an EU and regulatory dimension. He regularly acts for regulators and regulated parties in this field. 

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Commercial

Ravi has been involved in a wide range of commercial disputes and advisory work, including in the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division. 

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Employment

Ravi is regularly instructed in cases before Employment Tribunals, including in unfair dismissal, discrimination, redundancy, TUPE, whistleblowing, and breach of contract cases. He is also the co-author (with Thomas Croxford, Diya Sen Gupta, and Tristan Jones) of the chapter on Duties in the 3rd edition of Employee Competition: Covenants, Confidentiality, and Garden Leave (Goulding (ed.), OUP, 2016).

Ravi is also a qualified FRU employment volunteer and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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Sport

Ravi has experience of sporting disputes before a variety of tribunals, as well as for individuals facing disciplinary charges. 

Ravi is also co-author of a chapter on sport and free movement under EU law (with Thomas de la Mare QC) in the third edition of Lewis and Taylor’s Sport: Law and Practice and a regular contributor to the sports blog

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Media & Entertainment

Ravi has been involved in a number of commercial and copyright cases within the sphere of Media and Entertainment. He has particular experience of litigation concerning mass online copyright infringement.

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Professional Discipline

Ravi has acted in cases for and against regulators in the fields of telecommunications (with Kieron Beal QC and Mark Vinall) and financial services (with Monica Carss-Frisk QC, Andrew George and Ben Jaffey). He has also gained experience of sport (with Nick de Marco, Kate Gallafent QC and Jane Mulcahy QC) and medical regulation (with Mark Shaw QC, Ben Jaffey and Kate Gallafent QC), including assisting with the defence of statutory appeals against and judicial review of decisions of Fitness to Practise Panels of the General Medical Council.

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Achievements

Education

LLB in English and French Law (London) First Class; Master 1 en Droit français (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) (Mention Bien (1st class)); LLM in International Legal Studies (NYU – Fulbright Scholar)

Prizes & Scholarships

  • ALBA Scholar (2012).
  • Phoenicia Scholar, Bar European Group (2012).
  • Lord Mansfield and Hardwicke Scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn (September 2009 - June 2010).
  • Grantee, Continuing Education Fund, Lincoln’s Inn for a judicial assistantship at the European Court of Justice (January-July 2011).
  • Fulbright Scholar, Belgium (2008-9).
  • Recipient of Dean’s Graduate Award, NYU School of Law for LL.M. in International Legal Studies.
  • Jeff Price Memorial Scholarship (Two-year full tuition for Best Results in first year class) (King’s College, London, 2005).
  • King’s College, London Examination Prizes: Clifford Chance Award for an Outstanding Performance in the First year LLB (2005), Kingsley Napley Award for Best Paper in Criminal Law (2005), Withers Trusts Prize for Runner-up Paper in Law of Trusts (2006).

Publications

Ravi's recent publications include:

  • Fine tailoring or a simple change of wardrobe: Assessing the CMA’s future against some notable peers, Competition Law Journal, Vol 13, Issue 2, pp.152-162.
  • Counting the Pennies in Sport: UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations Under the Competition Law Microscope, with Brian Kennelly, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, January 2014 (1);
  • Reigning in the “prohibitive expense” of environmental litigation: Edwards v. Environment Agency, with Ben Jaffey, JR Vol. 18, Issue 4, December 2013, pp. 403-415;
  • EU Procedural law, chapter in Blackwell’s Companion to EU law, with Professor Andrea Biondi (forthcoming) – available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/
  • papers.cfm?abstract_id=2496902;
  • Sir Thomas’ blushes: Protecting parliamentary immunity in modern parliamentary democracies, (2012) E.H.R.L.R, Issue 3, pp. 309-318.
  • The Continental Shelf: no longer a 'terra incognita' to the EU, (2012), Vol. 49, Issue 4, CMLRev, pp. 1395–1422.

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