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Aysha Fernandes, Legal Director

Aysha Fernandes

Legal Director

Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Commercial and IT
  • Competition, EU and Trade

Practice notes

Aysha is a Legal Director in our Competition, EU & Trade group.

She specialises in a wide range of competition law matters including market investigations, cartel investigations and competition litigation, as well as giving strategic and day-to-day behavioural advice and competition training with particular expertise in routes to market/vertical restraints issues, information exchange and dominance. Aysha also advises on more general EU law matters including EU challenges and the WEEE legislation.

Aysha’s experience includes:

  • Acting for one of the Big Six energy suppliers in the CMA’s energy market investigation, one the biggest and most complex UK market investigations ever conducted by the CMA (or its predecessors);
  • Advising on a complex and high value WEEE-related High Court private enforcement case;
  • Acting for two major suppliers to the supermarkets in connection with the (then) OFT's grocery sector cartel investigation;
  • Assisting on a client's covert internal cartel/bribery investigation;
  • Strategic and day-to-day advice to clients including Volkswagen UK.

Aysha has general commercial experience in advising on and drafting agency, distribution and franchise agreements.

Aysha is recommended by Legal 500 for EU and competition law.

Winners of the Global Competition Review award for behavioural matter of the year (Europe). This was for the creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in Europe.