EU, Competition & Antitrust

 

There has been a steady increase in the complexity of financial and corporate transactions, together with a proliferation of cross border activity and an increase in sector consolidation in many industries, often resulting in cross-holdings in competing businesses. This has reinforced the need for high-level and reliable competition and antitrust advice. Competition laws at a national and European level are evolving rapidly with the modernisation of State Aid, the introduction of special provisions for various sectors and the enactment of new directives and laws requiring a structured and highly specialized legal approach.

PotamitisVekris has the resources and expertise to advise on the complicated and, in many cases novel, issues arising in this sector. We have extensive experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional filings and dealing with the EU Commission. We work with our Civil & Commercial Litigation and Arbitration team to protect our clients in disputes arising from antitrust violations.

We believe in providing proactive services that adequately and effectively protect our clients from future antitrust risk, consequently reducing management time and costs. Our ultimate aim is to assist our clients to identify potential antitrust loopholes as early as possible. In general, our services include the preparation of antitrust guidelines, the provision of employee training, the performance of due diligence and the conduct of mock dawn raids both in Greece and abroad.

Our team recognizes the importance of continuing professional development and education and has created a network of experts made up of foreign law firms and economists, allowing us to offer a comprehensive suite of world-class services in this area.