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Competition, TMT & IP

Antoniou McCollum & Co. LLC

Nicosia, Cyprus
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Antoniou McCollum & Co. is a top-tier Cyprus law firm specialising in competition law and merger control, technology, media and telecommunications, and intellectual property.

The firm’s tight-knit team delivers bespoke legal services across major business sectors, supporting domestic and international clients.  The firm prides itself on forming strong client relationships premised on integrity and a commitment to deliver the highest quality legal services.

Competition and Merger Control

Antoniou McCollum & Co. is recognised as one of the leading competition practices in Cyprus.

The firm’s expertise includes:

  • merger control filings and clearances in phase I and phase II assessments
  • advising on cartels and anticompetitive practices
  • advising on abuses of dominance
  • advising on abuses of economic relationship
  • advising and representing clients in proceedings before the Cypriot competition authority, the European Commission and the courts of Cyprus and the EU
  • supporting clients in dawn raids
  • advising on in-house competition compliance
  • acting for clients in leniency and immunity cases.

The firm has been consistently advising Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations on merger control matters and undertakes the filing and clearance of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures with the relevant competition authorities.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

We advise multinational clients active in:

  • content streaming and audiovisual media services
  • video-sharing platforms
  • telecommunications and mobile services
  • online commerce in goods and services
  • media and advertising
  • cybersecurity and essential infrastructure
  • SaaS, IaaS, PaaS.

The areas on which we provide expert legal advice include:

  • consumer law matters
  • regulatory compliance
  • terms of use, terms of sale and terms of service
  • competition and merger control
  • authorisations and licences
  • B2C and B2B contracts
  • unfair commercial practices
  • copyright and licensing matters
  • GDPR and data protection.

Antoniou McCollum & Co. also has extensive hands-on expertise in assisting clients on artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology and the Internet of Things.

In privacy matters, the firm has a broad track record of advising clients on data protection matters, including on transfers of data; profiling; data breaches; proceedings before regulators and privacy litigation; compliance with the GDPR and Cyprus data protection laws.

Intellectual Property

We advise on copyright with respect to online platforms, video-sharing platforms, content, artwork, literature, music, film, software and databases, including issues relating to intermediary liability.

The firm’s intellectual property practice is experienced in protecting online brands, software applications and know-how and has a deep understanding of the novel challenges faced in online branding and IP.

We also have a thriving trademarks practice and advise on the registration, renewal, assignment, enforcement and exploitation of trademarks in Cyprus and the EU.

Sanctions and Investigations

We have a strong track record in successfully handling matters involving sanctions, including the first case in Cyprus relating to the EU Russia sanctions.

We advise clients on transactions affected by sanctions and represent parties that may have breached sanctions before authorities.

We deal with a wide range of regulatory investigations, from tax investigations to market abuse, sanctions breaches and anti-competitive conduct.


Awards and Recognition

The Legal 500 Top Tier

ILO Client Choice Award

Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year

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