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9 NEOFYTOU VAMVA STREET, 106 74 ATHENS, GREECE
Tel:
Work +30 210 338 0000
Fax:
Fax +30 210 3380020
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Web:
www.potamitisvekris.com
PotamitisVekris Law Firm, Dimitris Loukas, Athens, GREECE

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Dimitris Loukas

Tel:
Work +30 210 3380039
Email:
Web:
www.potamitisvekris.com
PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Work Department

EU, Competition & Antitrust

Position

Dimitris mainly concentrates in the areas of European law, competition law, regulatory, compliance and public law, representing domestic and foreign entities in investigations, notifications and other regulatory procedures before EU and national administrative agencies, in follow-on court proceedings, as well as in business negotiations and compliance matters.

 

Career

He has extensive and in-depth regulatory experience, having served for many years as Vice-President and Commissioner-Rapporteur of the Hellenic Competition Commission, as well as an official at DG Competition of the European Commission. Previously, Dimitris worked for several years as a lawyer at Slaughter and May (London & Brussels) and Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York), advising on matters of EU, UK and US competition law and representing clients before enforcement agencies in a wide variety of product and services markets. His private practice focused on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, restrictive agreements, abuse of dominance, compliance and investigations, internal market, state aid, litigation before the EU Courts, as well as on other regulatory procedures before administrative authorities and government/public affairs.

Dimitris was a member of the EU Council’s negotiation team for the adoption of the new Directive on antitrust damages actions, of the legislative committee for the revision of the Greek Competition Act and of the EU Commission’s working group for the revision of the vertical agreements block exemption regulation and guidelines, as well as a regular delegate-representative at the OECD and the European Competition Network. He also teaches as a visiting lecturer at the National School of Judges, as well as at post-graduate law and business university programs.

Languages

Greek, English, French

Member

New York Bar Association (2002)
Athens Bar (2000)

Education

Columbia University School of Law, New York, LLM (2001)
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, LLB (1998)


Greece

EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Dimitris Loukas - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Within: EU and competition

PotamitisVekris Law Firm's team of lawyers 'has all the qualities that make them top: excellent knowledge, experience and speed, and very cost effective'. The 'always polite, responsive and to-the-point' group head Dimitris Loukas is 'the competition heavyweight in Greece' and a 'recognised expert in EU competition law' who 'offers amazing value to clients'. The firm recently advised WIND on competition issues linked to its joint bid with Vodafone to acquire Forthnet. The firm also helped Notos Com Holdings overturn an Hellenic Competition Commission fine in the Court of Appeals. Stathis Potamitis and Xenophon Paparrigopoulos are also highly rated.

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