Dimitris mainly focuses on the areas of European law, competition law, regulatory, compliance and public law representing both domestic and foreign entities.  His scope of expertise includes 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.

He has extensive and in-depth regulatory experience reflecting his  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 for 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, as well as the legislative committee for the revision of the Greek Competition Act and the EU Commission’s working group for the revision of the vertical agreements block exemption regulation and guidelines and 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.

“To navigate through complex enforcement investigations and regulatory procedures in the most effective manner, one needs to defend rigorously clients’ interests and advance their business growth potential, while recognizing the importance of addressing agencies’ concerns in order to achieve the best results. Sustained and preventive compliance work often helps to avoid intense regulatory scrutiny or ensure a successful outcome in ensuing litigation proceedings”

Admissions

State of New York, 2002
Athens, 2000

Languages

Greek
English
French

Education

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

Dimitris Loukas is 'the competition heavyweight in Greece' and a 'recognised expert in EU competition law' who 'offers amazing value to clients'.

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