Aqeel Kadri joined White & Case in 2014 and is a member of the firm's EU law practice. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in July 2009 and admitted to the roll of solicitors in July 2013. Aqeel advises and acts for clients in a range of competition and State aid matters; his experience includes working for clients in the energy, pharmaceutical, and digital business sectors.
Aqeel has a particular interest in contentious matters and has represented clients in proceedings before the European Commission, EU General Court, and the European Court of Justice in relation to matters covering State aid, cartel infringements, and allegations of abuse of dominance.
Prior to joining White & Case, Aqeel spent several years in private practice in the UK, focussing on litigation before the English courts, and has also completed internships in the Legal Service of the European Commission and in the chambers of Advocate-General Eleanor Sharpston QC at the European Court of Justice. Before qualifying as a lawyer, Aqeel spent several years working in the IT industry.
Aqeel is currently representing Toshiba in proceedings before the European Court of Justice partially appealing the judgment of the General Court which found Toshiba liable for the conduct of a joint venture in which it was a partner.
Aqeel is representing the beneficiaries of alleged State aid arising out of an arbitral award rendered under the auspices of the ICSID Convention, seeking the annulment of a European Commission State aid Decision blocking payment of damages awarded to the Claimants.
Aqeel was part of the team which secured the annulment of the European Commission Decision relating to the air freight cartel before the EU General Court.
Aqeel is part of the team acting for Sanitec Group in resisting the European Commission's appeal to the European Court of Justice against a reduction of the fine in relation to the Bathroom Fittings cartel obtained by Sanitec group before the General Court.
Aqeel was part of the team that secured the partial annulment of the European Commission Decision relating to the TV and Monitor Tube cartel, extinguishing Toshiba's direct liability for the infringement.
Aqeel also worked on the team which represented Toshiba in proceedings before the General Court seeking the annulment of the European Commission Decision on Gas Insulated Switchgear (fines) and who are now appealing that judgment before the Court of Justice.