Department profile submitted by Bernitsas Law
Our practice is a market leader, with a history dating back to Greece’s accession to the EU and successful track record in landmark competition and antitrust matters, including merger control cases, cartel investigations and related litigation, concerted and restrictive practices, market and sectoral investigations, abuse of dominance and state aid cases.
We have also advised government bodies on the implementation of the directives liberalising State monopolies and represented Greece in negotiations with the EU on State Aid granted to Greek industries. Our department provides comprehensive advice on all areas of EU law, with unrivalled experience in advising our clients on the EU law aspects of commercial, corporate and banking transactions and analysing the implications of new legislation on their business activities.
Our team has a long-running expertise in cases involving cartels and anticompetitive agreements, representing clients in dawn raids and preparing applications for leniency. We are experienced in antitrust investigations and damages claims, including abuse of dominance cases. We regularly represent clients before the Hellenic and European Competition Authorities in merger filings. We also represent clients before the Administrative Courts on appeals against the Hellenic Competition Commission’s decisions. We have a strong track record in developing merger control and compliance strategies and preparing for merger clearances and State Aid approvals.