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Maya Lester QC

London, UK Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments

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Competition Law - UK

Band 2

Maya Lester QC
Maya Lester QC acts for key financial services clients seeking to overturn EC cartel decisions, and in cases that raise procedural issues relating to the disclosure of findings from investigations. She also defends follow-on damages claims and assists with appeals against decisions made by UK regulators. Lester has a number of clients in the energy and technology industries.
Strengths: "Decisive, with a superb grasp of the detail and wider strategic objectives." "Her written work is really a thing of beauty; her drafting is sublime." "Maya is very enthusiastic, very committed and hard-working. She is client-friendly and collaborative. She is very practical and rolls up her sleeves."
Recent work: Acted for Brugge in two follow-on damages claims brought by National Grid and Scottish Power, relating to the power cables cartel.
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Public International Law: The English Bar - Global: Multi-Jurisdictional

Band 3

Maya Lester QC
Maya Lester QC offers especial expertise in economic sanctions, and undertakes significant work in a range of international legal disciplines, with recent work involving close scrutiny of the Treaty on European Union. Among other clients, she acts on behalf of investors in various arbitral proceedings.
Strengths: "Very good indeed, and one of the few true public/commercial law crossover barristers."
Recent work: Acted for two dual Russian/Cypriot nationals and their families, challenging the likely decision by Cyprus to revoke their Cypriot nationality in circumstances in which they will no longer be EU citizens, on the basis of a criminal investigation in Russia deemed to be of no substance.
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