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.
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.
“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”
AdmissionsState of New York, 2002
EducationColumbia University School of Law, New York, LLM 2001
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, LLB 1998
Dimitris Loukas and team advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Management Fund on competition & state aid law aspects in relation to a concession award procedure
Dimitris Loukas and team advised a financial services provider on competition and payment services aspects relating to the restructuring of part of its operations
Dimitris Loukas and team advised and represented a major Greek telecommunications provider in administrative court proceedings regarding an infringement decision by the Telecoms Regulator (EETT) against another leading telecommunications provider
Dimitris Loukas and team advised a foreign private investment firm on competition law aspects pertaining to its bid to acquire a Greek fish farming business
Dimitris Loukas and team advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Management Fund in relation to state aid issues possibly arising in the context of a tendering procedure for a concession award.
Dimitris Loukas and team advised a Greek telecommunications provider in ongoing proceedings before the Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission in relation to a case of alleged abuse of dominant position by way of margin squeeze against two other telecommunications providers.