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Bernitsas Law is advising a number of international financial institutions on EU and competition issues relating to the development of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Augustine Almyroudi is ‘excellent’ and heads the department, which also includes the ‘very highly regardedPanayotis Bernitsas, and Domna Mirasyesi, who heads the human rights department. Tania Patsalia and Marina Androulakakis are recommended at associate level.

Boutique firm D.N. Tzouganatos & Partnersexcels in EU and competition law’, in part because of Dimitris Tzouganatos, who has an ‘outstanding reputation’. The team successfully defended Sidenor in a price-fixing and exchange of information case. Hellenic Petroleum Group and Cosco are also clients. Nikos Kosmidis is ‘first rate’, and recent recruit Aikaterini Paneri is also recommended.

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VAINANIDIS ECONOMOU & ASSOCIATES

Since its establishment 30 years ago, VAINANIDIS ECONOMOU & ASSOCIATES is extensively involved in competition law. Its practice includes investigations brought by the Hellenic Competition Commission regarding horizontal and vertical agreements, as well as abuse of dominance cases. It has cleared a number of mergers over the years and regularly gives antitrust compliance seminars.

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Dryllerakis & Associates is ‘a leading firm’ for EU and competition law and has ‘longstanding experience’. It advised key players in the Greek poultry market on alleged horizontal anti-competitive agreements. Larco is also a client. Cleomenis Yannikas is ‘very business-like’, and John Dryllerakis is ‘an acknowledged statesman in the field of EU law’. Emmanuel Dryllerakis heads the team.

The ‘brilliant’ team at Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC acted for Macedonian Thrace Brewery in an abuse of dominance case against Athenian Brewery. It was also engaged by GlaxoSmithKline on competition law matters relating to the distribution of its consumer health products. Practice head Gregory Pelecanos is ‘business-minded’ and has ‘sound knowledge’.

Koutalidis Law Firm advises the consortium formed by Fraport and Copelouzos Group on merger control approvals, state aid and other antitrust issues relating to the privatisation of regional airports in the Hellenic Republic. Katia Protopapa and Stamatis Drakakakis lead the department.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm (KG Law Firm)’s ‘impressive’ team acts for clients such as Vodafone UK, J&P-Avax and Hellenic Halyvourgia. Anastasia Dritsa heads the department.

Lambadarios Law Firm is advising an Italian construction company on a cartel case. Athenian Brewery and Petropoulos are also clients. Constantinos Lambadarios is the department head.

The ‘detail-oriented’ team at Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLPis skilled at handling complicated and demanding cases’. It is active in the TMT and energy sectors, and acts for clients such as Intrasoft, Vodafone, Facebook and Enel Green Power Hellas. Nikos Nikolinakos (who ‘has profound expert knowledge’) and Dina Kouvelou (who ‘is sharp and analytical’) head the team.

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos has an ‘outstanding reputation’ and heads the team at PotamitisVekris Law Firm. The team is advising Procter & Gamble on an abuse of dominance matter. Astrazeneca, DIAS, and Notos Com Holdings are also clients. Associate Vassilis Stergiou is recommended.

Clients of the team at Zepos & Yannopoulos include Protergia, L’Oréal Hellas, Metro and Pearson Education. Emmanuel Mastromanolis heads the team.

John Hadjiprodromou is recommended for EU and competition law at Hadjiprodromou - Triantaphillou & Partners.

KLC Law Firm acted for a construction company in a cartel case, and also advises on competition and regulatory issues concerning the unbundling of its distribution business. Team head Vassilis Karagiannis was recently promoted to partner.

Karatzas & Partners’ ‘responsive’ team is advising KKR on antitrust issues relating to the creation of a joint venture. Team head Anna Manda has ‘in-depth experience of competition law, both practically and theoretically’.

The ‘first-rate’ team at P.V. Kanellopoulos & Partners Law Firm acted on several unfair competition cases, including an unfair competition case in the beer industry.

Politis & Partners advises on the competition aspects in a range of transactional matters. Its clients include Piraeus Port Authority and V+O Communication. Senior associate Olga Lytra is ‘efficient, knowledgeable and professional’, and associate Emmanouil Savoidakis is also a key member of the team.

Headed by Ioannis Stavropoulos, the team at Stavropoulos & Partners has a ‘high level of expertise, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the market’. It advised Athenian Brewery on an abuse of dominant position case. Evanthia Tsiri has a ‘practical understanding of business needs’.

Your Legal Partners advises the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on state aid matters relating to the privatisation of the regional airport sector in Greece. Maria Golfinopoulou is the key contact.

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm recently advised a car distributor before the Hellenic Competition Committee. Kriton Metaxopoulos leads the department.

Apostolos Georgiades & Associates acts for McKinsey & Company in competition-related matters. Nikolaos Georgiades is the key contact.

Avramopoulos & Partners advises Bonatti on EU and licensing laws relating to the construction of the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline. Athanassios Safaris is the key contact.

Constantin Calavros is recommended for EU and competition-related matters at Calavros and Partners Law Firm.

At Cocalis & Psarras, Alkiviades Psarras is the key contact for EU and competition matters.

Drakopoulos Law Firm is instructed by a UK fund on competition matters related to a cross-border acquisition involving three EU jurisdictions. Panagiotis Drakopoulos is noted.

At Metaxas & Associates Law Firm, Antonis Metaxas has ‘in-depth knowledge’. Stathis Kakounis is also recommended.

Rokas Law Firm’s team demonstrates ‘significant academic and practical knowledge’. Antonios Roussos is recommended.

Clients at Sarantitis include MJ Maillis and Yama Hellas. Terina Raptis is the team head.

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