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EU and competition
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC’s EU and competition practice has extensive experience in merger clearance and notifications to the Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC). It recently obtained clearance for Marks and Spencer Group plc’s proposed acquisition of the whole of Marks & Spencer Marinopoulos, which has exclusive rights to operate stores in Greece, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. Maria Kyriacou heads the team.
Lellos P Demetriades Law Office regularly advises clients in matters before the competition authority, and has particular strength representing clients in the telecoms industry.
Anastasios Antoniou LLC has been retained by a client in the energy sector to handle CPC proceedings against a state entity. Anastasios Antoniou shows ‘attention to detail’ and has ‘the requisite expertise’.
Chryssafinis & Polyviou LLC is recognised for its expertise in competition litigation, and also has experience representing clients in investigations initiated by the CPC. Polis Polyviou is the main contact.
Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office’s competition practice handles merger clearances, general consultancy and litigation.
Ioannides Demetriou LLC’s competition practice is active in representing clients in CPC investigations, and also provides regulatory and compliance advice. Clients include Petrolina Holding and the Electricity Authority of Cyprus. Practice head Elena Michail is strongly recommended.
Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC is ‘very swift at getting clearance’ from the CPC. It recently acted for a number of clients, including Daimler, on merger control matters and continues to act for Linde Hadjikyriakos Gas in an investigation alleging abuse of a dominant position. George Mountis and the ‘very result-oriented’ Anna Rossides are recommended.
Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC’s EU and competition practice recently advised a key international client on EU compliance matters. Menelaos Kyprianou is recommended.
Andreas Coucounis & Co stayed busy during 2012 advising various clients on EU immigration rules and related matters. Tasos Coucounis is the main contact.
Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC’s Dimitris Papadopoulos is recommended for competition law advice, particularly in litigation.