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Kay Jebelli


Kay Jebelli

In the past year, Kayvan Hazemi Jebelli (Kay) has navigated and negotiated interactions with competition authorities, judges, business partners and competitors in a number of sectors, including satellites, mobile devices, heavy industry and maritime transport. He has particular knowledge and experience in technology, electronics, engineering and industrial sectors. 

As an associate in the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) practice, Kay focuses his practice on competition law and is adept at integrating international teams to secure worldwide merger control approvals and resolve legally and factually complex antitrust investigations.

In addition to his J.D., Kay has a Bachelor of Science in computer science and engineering and an LL.M. in competition law. He is a member of the bar in California and New York, is a solicitor of England and Wales, and is registered with the Brussels bar. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he worked as an associate in the competition law department of an international law firm in Brussels, completed an internship with a mergers unit of the directorate general for competition of the European Commission, and worked as a research assistant in the competition law department of King's College London.

Representative Experience

Advised Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on joint venture with Siemens combining metal machinery businesses, cleared by competition authorities of EU, U.S., China, India, and others.

Advising a mobile device manufacturer before European Commission regarding enforcement of declared standard essential patents, as well as other standard-setting and patent enforcement issues.

Advising one of the carriers in the vehicles shipping sector regarding cartel investigations in multiple jurisdictions, and coordinating their worldwide defence strategy.

Advised leading aerospace company on joint venture to supply microsatellites for mobile data constellations and other satellite operations, handling strategic competition issues on aggressive timetable.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M in Competition Law, King's College London, School of Law, 2009
  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2008
  • B.S. Computer Science and Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, School of Engineering, 2003


  • Volunteer and Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Standards Association
  • President, King's College London Alumni in Belgium

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Brussels (E-list)
  • California
  • England and Wales
  • New York
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