Editors and Contributors
Case Reports General Editor
Philip Marsden, Deputy Chair, Competition and Markets Authority, London; Professor of Competition Law, College of Europe, Bruges
Case Reports Managing Editor
Peter Whelan, Professor of Law, University of Leeds
Case Reports Editorial Review Board
Pinar Akman, Professor of Law, University of Leeds
Iñigo Igartua Arregui, Partner, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, S.L.P
Eric Barbier de la Serre, Partner, Jones Day
Andreas Bardong, Head of Section, German and European Merger Control Policy, Bundeskartellamt
Alec J. Burnside, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Anca D. Chiriţă, Lecturer in Law, Durham Law School
Kevin Coates, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission
Gábor Fejes, Partner, Oppenheim
Cani Fernández, Partner, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Joanna Goyder, Barrister, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Christina Hummer, Partner, Saxinger Chalupsky & Partner (SCWP) and Schindelm
András Inotai, Member of Cabinet, European Commission, Brussels
Jiří Kindl, the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague
Ioannis Kokkoris, Professor of Law and Economics, University of Reading
Małgorzata Kozak, Assistant Professor, Lazarski University
Miguel de La Mano, Chief Economist, Competition Commission, UK
Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Manchester
Dr Marek Martyniszyn, Lecturer in law, Queen’s University Belfast
Edurne Navarro Varona, Partner, Uría Menéndez
Gunnar Niels, Director, OXERA
Robert Neruda, Partner, Havel & Partners
Mika Oinonen, Partner, Head of Competition and Regulatory with DLA Piper Finland Attorneys Ltd.
Luís Pais Antunes, Partner, PLMJ – Sociedade de Advogados, RL, Lisbon; University of Coimbra
Ingeborg Simonsson, Stockholm City Court
Stefan Thomas, Professor, University of Tübingen
Christopher Paul Townley, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
Pepijn Van Ginneken, Attorney, Brinkhof Advocaten
Jeremy West, Senior Expert in Competition Law, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Antoine Winckler, Attorney, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Case Report Contributors
Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber, Partner, bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte OG,
Panayiotis Agisilaou, Managing Director, Trojan Economics
Nevin Alija, Catholic University of Portugal
Adriana Almăsan, TAMC - Attorneys at Law and University of Bucharest
Arianna Andreangeli, Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
Philip Andrews, Partner, McCann FitzGerald
Anastasios Antoniou, Managing Advocate, Anastasios Antoniou LLC, Limassol
Moustapha Assahraoui, Associate, DLA Piper
Miguel Bisogno, Anti Trust Lawyer
Gabriele Carovano, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Manuel Contreras, Herbert Smith Freehills Spain LLP
Antonino Cutrupi, Associate, Chiomenti Studio Legale
Yann Davie, Associate, Gide Loyrette Nouel
Martin André Dittmer Partner, Gorrisen Federspiel, Copenhagen & Aarhus
Lilly Fiedler, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Gerhard Fussenegger, Partner, bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte OG
Simone Gambuto, Partner, Fieldfisher Italy
Martin Gassler, University of Vienna
Stefano Grassani, Partner - Head Antitrust/EU Practice, Gatti, Pavesi, Bianchi
Robert Hardy, Simmons & Simmons LLP
Martin Herz, University of Groningen
Johannes Holzwarth, European Commission
Ekaterina Islentyeva, Luxembourg Central Bank
Dina Jubrail, Associate, Baker Botts LLP
Athanasios Kalliris, Staff Attorney, Constantine Cannon LLP
Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman, University of Zagreb
Attila Kőmíves, Allen & Overy
Milan Kristof, Court of Justice of the European Union
Małgorzata Kozak, Attorney-at-law
Simona Liuimiene, Senior Associate, Ellex
Thomas Lübbig, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Zoltan Marosi, Partner, Oppenhiem Legal
Dr. Yolanda Martinez, Marimon Abogados
Eleonora Mateina, Senior Associate, Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski
Inês Sequeira Mendes, Partner, Abreu & Associados
Clement Mifsud-Bonnici, Associate, GANADO Advocates
Robert Neruda, Havel & Partners
Nikos Nikolinakos, Senior Partner, Pistiolis Triantafyllos & Associates
Cristoforo Osti, Chiomenti
Hugues Parmentier, European Commission
Rita Paukštė, Senior Associate, Motieka & Audzevicius PLP
Raino Paron, Partner, Raidla Lejins & Norcous
Michael Polemis, University of Piraeus
Aurelien Portuese, St Mary’s Law School
Stefan Rating, Marimón Abogados
Alexander Reiter, European Commission
Michael Ristaniemi, Metsä Group
Enrique Sanjuán, Court of Appeal, Malaga
Aiste Slezeviciute, Assistant Director, Competition and Markets Authority
Vesna Tezak, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Georgia Tzifa, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Zane Veidemane-Berzina, Partner, Kronbergs Cukste
David Wachendorfer, German Federal Ministry of Finance
Bellamy and Child: European Union Law of Competition, Eighth Edition
David Bailey is a Barrister and a Visiting Professor at King's College London. He is also an Attorney at law in New York. From 2007 to 2012 he worked as a Référendaire at the Competition Appeal Tribunal; prior to that he worked at the law firm Linklaters LLP. He is co-author of Whish and Bailey's Competition Law 9th edition.
Laura Elizabeth John is a barrister at Monckton Chambers. She advises and represents private clients and regulators across the full spectrum of competition law and is currently involved in some of the most notable cases in this area in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
James Aitken, Solicitor
Michael Armitage, Barrister
Frances Barr, Solicitor
Alan Bates, Barrister
James Bourke, Barrister
John Boyce, Solicitor
Christopher Brown, Barrister
Alastair Chapman, Solicitor
Manish Das, Solicitor
Anthony Dawes, European Commission
Fabio Falconi, Solicitor
Nicholas Gibson, Barrister
David Gregory, Barrister
Nikolaus Grubeck, Barrister
Josh Holmes QC. Barrister
Anneli Howard, Barrister
Stephen Hurley, Solicitor
Saskia King. PSR
Ronit Kreisberger. Barrister
Milan Kristof, Legal Secretary, Court of Justice
Ben Lask, Barrister
Anna Lyle-Smythe, Solicitor
George Lusty, Solicitor
Daisy Mackersie, Barrister
Julianne Kerr Morrison, Barrister
Josephine Norris, European Commission
Dr Oke Odudu, University of Cambridge
Ligia Osepciu, Barrister
George Peretz QC, Barrister
Ben Rayment, Barrister
Rhodri Thompson QC, Barrister
Jon Turner QC, Barrister
Tim Ward QC, Barrister
Robert Wells, Solicitor
Rob Williams, Barrister
Philip Woolfe, Barrister
Materials on the European Union Law of Competition
Andrew Macnab is a barrister at Monckton Chambers specialising in Competition Law, EU Law, Indirect Tax and Commercial Law. He is recommended as a leading junior in EU/Competition in Legal 500. Andrew is the editor of the materials volume which accompanies Bellamy & Child: European Union Law of Competition.
Faull & Nikpay: The EU Law of Competition, Third Edition
Jonathan Faull is Director General for ‘Internal Market and Services’ at the European Commission in Brussels. He is Visiting Professor at King's College, London and the College of Europe, Bruges, and Emeritus Professor at the Institute of European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels.
Ali Nikpay is a partner at Gibson Dunn and head of their competition and antitrust practice group in London. He is a Visiting Fellow Lecturer at the University of Oxford and was a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he was the Senior Director for Cartels and Criminal Enforcement at the Office of Fair Trading.
José Luis Buendia Sierra
Jose Maria Carpi-Badia
Hubert De Broca
Miguel de la Mano
Eddy De Smijter
Francisco Enrique Gonzalez Diaz
Eduardo Martinez Rivero
Tim Maxian Rusche
Marta Mielecka Riga
Koen Van de Casteele
Competition Law (Ninth Edition)
Richard Whish is Professor of Law at King's College London. From April 2003 to March 2009 he was a non-executive director of the Office of Fair Trading. He is a qualified solicitor, was in practice as a partner for nine years and continues to act as a consultant on competition law. In 2011 he was recipient of the Global Competition Review Award for Academic Excellence.
David Bailey is a Barrister and a Visiting Professor at King's College London. He is also an Attorney at law in New York. From 2007 to 2012 he worked as a Référendaire at the Competition Appeal Tribunal; prior to that he worked at the law firm Linklaters LLP. He is the co-editor of Bellamy & Child 8th edition.
Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber is a partner and head of competition & antitrust with bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte OG. She practices Austrian and EU competition law (cartel law and merger control), European law, distribution law, international business transactions, and represents before Austrian and European courts and competition authorities. She speaks German, English, French, Italian, and Spanish. She is President/Competition Law Commission/UIA, board member/Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht eV and Austrian Federation for the Protection of Intellectual Property, IBA, International League of Competition Law (LIDC). Astrid is a speaker at seminars/conferences, and had numerous nominations in national and international rankings and publications.
Pinar Akman is Professor of Law at the University of Leeds, where she is the Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice. She is also an Associate Member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy at University of East Anglia. She has degrees in law from the University of Ankara and the University of East Anglia. She is a qualified lawyer in Turkey and is an expert in EU and UK competition law and economics. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Modern Law Review. She is the author of The Concept Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economic Approaches (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2012).
Adriana Almășan is a Professor of Civil Law and Competition Law. She is the director of the Master in Business Law of the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law. She held the position of director of the Master in EU Law and was a vice-dean at the same faculty. She previously taught at the College of European Union Law, University Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne and University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law. She is the co-founder and the director of the “Centre for Competition Law Studies”, established by the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest. She was an invited professor and research fellow (Leibnitz University of Hannover, University of Florence, l’Institut de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne de l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon). She is author and co-author of several books and articles on civil law, contract negotiation and competition law published by Springer, Europa Law, Cujas Editions, CH Beck and others. She sits in the scientific board of several law journals. She practices law, currently as Managing Partner and coordinator of competition and M&A practice of Law Office “TAMC-Attorneys at Law” in Bucharest and she is also a member of the panel of arbitrators with the Romanian Court of International Commercial Arbitration by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.
Arianna Andreangeli, is a Lecturer in Competition Law at University of Edinburgh where she is course organiser of modules on the LLM and specialises in EU and domestic competition law, both substantive and procedural. She is author of “Private enforcement of antitrust: regulating corporate behaviour through collective claims in the EU and the US” (E Elgar, 2014) and “EU Competition Enforcement and Human Rights” (E Elgar, 2008)
Philip Andrews is a partner and co-head of the Competition, Regulated Markets, and EU law group in McCann FitzGerald, where he focuses on antitrust litigation, transactional and counselling issues. . Prior to joining McCann FitzGerald in 2002, Philip served as Legal Adviser to the Irish Competition Authority, where he was involved in drafting the Competition Act, 2002, advising on the adoption of Regulation 1/2003, as well as day-to-day case work. Previously, Philip practised in the Brussels office of a leading Wall Street law firm, specialising in antitrust and telecoms law, following a training period with the European Commission (DG Competition).
Anastasios Antoniou is a partner at Antoniou McCollum & Co. He advises multinational companies and governments on competition, regulatory and transactional matters. Anastasios represents clients before courts and competition authorities in Cyprus and the EU, as well as arbitration tribunals.
Luís Pais Antunes is a Partner at PLMJ – Sociedade de Advogados, RL and a visiting lecturer at both University of Coimbra Law School and Universidade Católica Portuguesa Law School. Luís was admitted to the Bar in 1982, is a member of the Coimbra Association of European Studies and the Portuguese European Law Association (APDE) and has held the following positions: Member of the European Commission's Legal Service 1996-1989, Legal Secretary (Référendaire) to the President of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities, 1989-1994, Director general of competition and prices, Ministry of Economy, Portugal, 1994-1996, Member of the Economic and Social Council, Portugal, 1994-1996, Member of the OECD's Committee on Competition Law and Policy, 1994-1996, President of the Permanent Commission of the Best Trade Ptractices Code 1997-2002 and 2009-2011, Secretary of State, Ministry for Social Security and Labour, 2002-2004, Ministry for Economic Activities and Labour (2004-2005), Portuguese Government, Member of the Portuguese Parliament and vice-president of the European Affairs Committee, 2005-2009, Member of the Arbitral College as Presiding Arbiter for mandatory arbitration and necessary arbitration under the Labour Code since 2009
Iñigo Igartua Arregui has been a of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo since 1999 and a member of the firm since 1990. He was based in the Brussels office from 1990 to 1992, since which time he has been resident in the Barcelona office. Mr Iguarta is a Member of the Governing Board of the Spanish Competition Association, former Deputy General Reporter and Member of the Board of Directors of the International League for Competition Law (LIDC) and Former Chairman of the Antitrust Committee of the International Bar Association. Mr Igartua has advised Spanish and foreign companies on competition law in matters such as drafting and revision of all types of vertical contracts, mergers and acquisitions, investigation files and authorisation files, before the Spanish and European Competition authorities. He has also advised on contractual litigation involving competition law matters in Spain.
Eric Barbier de La Serre is a partner at Jones Day. He is a member of the Paris, Brussels, and New York Bars. He focuses his practice on European and French competition law with a particular emphasis on antitrust litigation, State aid, and merger control. He has handled numerous antitrust and State aid cases involving the telecommunications, electronic components, media, financial services, and energy sectors. Starting in 2003, he served for five years as référendaire and then Chef de Cabinet to Bo Vesterdorf, at that time President of the European Court of First Instance (today’s General Court) in Luxembourg.
Andreas Bardong has held different functions at Bundeskartellamt (German competition authority), Bonn since 2001. Since 2008 he has been head of unit merger control policy in the BKartA’s general policy department. Prior positions within the BKartA included: case manager (rapporteur) in the decision division on construction/construction materials, advisor in the units on legislation, network industries/public relations, as well as case handler in the decision division on telecommunications services. Between 1997-2001 he was an associate at two international law firms in Brussels, Belgium. He gained a Master of Laws from the University of Michigan Law School, United States and a Doctorate in law, University of Saarland, Germany.
Alec J Burnside is a Partner at Cadwalder, leading the Brussels team . He concentrates on EU competition law and over the past three decades has practiced across the range of competition law disciplines, regularly working on high-profile cases with implications for global industries, governments, and leading corporations. He has become a highly sought-after counsellor to Boards and CEOs, as well as a commentator in the media on matters of international antitrust. His sector expertise spans financial services, IT, consumer products, energy, natural resources, manufacturing, military, pharmaceuticals, transport and logistics, and telecoms. He is a graduate of Cambridge and Brussels Universities, a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a foreign member of the Brussels Bar.
Anca Chiriţă joined Durham Law School in 2011 where she convenes Competition Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is a member of Counsel with Mircea & Partners. Previously, she was Konrad-Adenauer PhD fellow at the Europa-Institut, Saarland University, Germany, where she was awarded Summa cum laude in competition law and the Dr Friedrich-Feldbausch-Stiftung Prize for best dissertation in the academic year 2010/2011. She also worked in a team of researchers selected by the College of Europe, Bruges, as a legal trainee with the Monopolies Commission in Bonn, and as a Blue Book trainee with the European Commission in Brussels. During 2013/14 she was Co-Director of the Durham European Law Institute and, during 2012/14, a DAAD visiting fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht and Europa-Kolleg in Hamburg. She js author of The German and Romanian Abuse of Market Dominance in the Light of Article 102 TFEU, (2011) Nomos, Germany.
Martin André Dittmer is managing partner at Gorrissen Federspiel. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of Gorrissen Federspiel, developing and implementing the firm’s strategic plan, and monitoring the firm’s financial performance. Martin André Dittmer is head of EU & Competition at Gorrissen Federspiel. He has extensive practical experience within Community law, including competition law. Within competition law, Martin André Dittmer deals with merger applications to the Commission, Danish competition authorities, and foreign competition authorities, advises clients on horizontal and vertical agreements under article 101 (including cartels), matters of abuse of dominance under article 102, and all types of matters within competition law. Martin Andre Dittmer is Secretary General of the European Maritime Law Organisation (EMLO), member of the board of the Danish Competition Law Society and President of the Competition Law Commission at Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA). Martin André Dittmer is author and co-author of books and numerous articles on competition law, public procurement, etc. in various Danish and international legal magazines and he is a regular speaker on topics concerning competition law.
Gábor Fejes is a founding partner of Oppenheim and Head of Oppenheim's Antitrust, Competition and Trade practice. He is an invited lecturer of Hungarian contract law at the Eötvös Loránd University and also teaches EU law at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest. Gábor is also the national correspondent editor of Bellamy & Child: European Community Law of Competition, a member of the Scientific Board of the Competition Research Centre of PPKE, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of European Competition Law and Practice and advisor to the International Competition Network. He regularly publishes on EU and Hungarian competition law and questions of Hungarian contract law and arbitration. He is also the author of the first Hungarian language commentary to Articles 101 to 109 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Prior to joining Oppenheim, Gábor was a senior counsel of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Budapest until 2007 and also worked at the law firm’s Brussels office. He is a founding partner of Oppenheim and is the head of the antitrust, competition and trade practice group since its foundation.
Cani Fernández is director of Competition and EU Law Practice at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira. She has extensive experience in company acquisitions and mergers, competition and anti-dumping, telecommunications and energy, and EU litigation. She was référendaire at the European Court of Justice from 1994 to 1997 and from 2012 to 2014 co-chair of the Antitrust Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). She is a member of the governing board of the Master in European Union Law at Universidad Carlos III, lectures on Competition Law at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) and a member of the Zaragoza and Barcelona bar associations, the IBA, the Fédération Internationale de Droit Européen, and the American Bar Association (ABA). She is the co-author, with Enric Picanyol, of the Spanish version of Bellamy & Child’s Common Market Law on Competition, published under the title of Derecho de competencia en el Mercado Común (Competition Law in the Common Market), Civitas, 1991.
Lilly Fiedler is a counsel in Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade practice group in Berlin. She specialises in European and German competition law, especially merger control, cartel cases and private damages actions. She has worked on a wide range of international mandates, involving international, cross-office teams with specific experience in the automotive, chemicals, consumer products, energy and media sectors. Lilly has been seconded to Freshfields’ Düsseldorf and London offices. She regularly publishes on a wide range of antitrust topics.
Gerhard Fussenegger is a Partner with bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte OG where he practices Austrian and EU competition law (cartel law and merger control), European law, distribution law, and represents before Austrian and European courts and competition authorities. He studied at University of Vienna (1999 Mag. iur.), King's College London (2001 LL.M., Master of Laws) before beginning practice at Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Chicago, USA (1999), European Commission, DG Competition, Brussels (2002, Financial Services). Gerhand joined bpv Hügel in 2002, beoming associated partner in 2007 and local partner in 2012. He regularly speaks at seminars/conferences, and is the author of numerous publications on Austrian and European antitrust and merger control law.
Joanna Goyder has worked in Brussels in since 1990, and since 2000 has led knowledge management and legal training for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s international competition law practice. She is qualified as a Barrister, England and Wales, and holds law degrees from Cambridge University, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and the European University Institute, Florence. Since 2002 she has given seminars to LLM students at Cambridge University. She has published widely, and is the author of EC Distribution Law (5th edn, 2011, Hart Publishing) and joint author of D.G. Goyder’s EC Competition Law (5th edn, 2009, Oxford University Press). Joanna speaks French, Italian, Spanish and some Dutch.
Robert Hardy is a Counsel in Simmons & Simmons’ EU, Competition & Regulatory group. Robert is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar, and is registered on the EU list of the Brussels Bar. He splits his time between the offices in Amsterdam and Brussels. Robert’s practice covers a wide range of issues under Dutch and European competition law. He represents clients before the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM) and the European Commission in matters relating to cartel defence, abuse of dominance, State aid, and merger control proceedings. He also advises clients on issues relating to multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations and damages claims. Robert has a particular interest in the interface between intellectual property rights and competition law. A native Dutch speaker with fluent English, Robert holds a Master of Laws (with Distinction) from Maastricht University, a Ph.D. from Maastricht University, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (Fulbright Scholar). He was also a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley Law School (funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). He has more than 30 publications, including in the Common Market Law Review, European Review of Private Law, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, as well as in leading Dutch-language law journals.
Johannes Holzwarth is Policy Officer at DG Competition's Unit A4 – European Competition Network and Private Enforcement. He analyses antitrust policy developments at EU and Member State level and follows up on the implementation of the Damages Directive. Before joining the European Commission, Johannes advised companies on competition law matters as an attorney at an established German law firm. He received a Doctorate degree in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Münster (Germany) and was awarded a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago (USA).
Christina Hummer, is a Partner of Saxinger Chalupsky & Partner (SCWP) and Schindhelm, where she advises domestic and foreign companies on European and national competition law. She completed a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at New York University and a diploma in economics in competition law at King’s College in London. She has extensive experience in antitrust proceedings before the European Commission and national competition authorities, in particular in cartel investigations, merger filings, proceedings relating to abuse of a dominant position and state aid. She also regularly advises on antitrust compliance. In addition, Christina Hummer regularly publishes and is a speaker at conferences.
András G. Inotai is a member of the cabinet of Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries. He advises the Commissioner on legal and institutional issues, justice affairs and is in charge of relations with the European Parliament and national parliaments. Previously, András worked in the Competition Directorate General of the European Commission. He specialised in antitrust and regulatory cases in the electronic communications sector and then worked on the development of the strategic direction of DG Competition's activities in competition law enforcement, competition policy initiatives and competition advocacy. He also represented the European Commission as project leader in the Agency Effectiveness project of the International Competition Network. Before joining the European Commission, András worked in the Brussels office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, specialising in telecommunications, media and technology cases.
Ekaterina Islentyeva works as a legal expert for the Luxembourg Central Bank where she focuses on the application of the ECB’s Single Supervisory Mechanism. She holds a joint Master’s Degree from the University of Luxembourg and the University of Strasbourg and a PhD in law from the University of Luxembourg. She specialises in European Law and Competition Law. She has published mainly on issues of EU Competition Law and Law & Economics. All opinions expressed by Ekaterina represent personal views and are in no way related to her work with the Luxembourg Central Bank.
Athanasios Kalliris is a European Lawyer, registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and member of the EU Antitrust Law & Competition Counseling group of the Firm. He is based in our London’s office and his areas of practice include Competition law at European Union level and in the United Kingdom, State aid and EU Public Procurement and Corporate law. Athanasios has represented leading multinational firms, in a variety of proceedings pending before the European Commission and the national competition authorities of several EU Member States. He regularly advises on both contentious and non-contentious aspects of EU and UK Competition law. His practice focuses primarily on the antitrust developments in the fields of payment systems, financial services and telecommunications. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, Athanasios worked for the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission and trained with a top-tier Greek law firm. Athanasios has previously represented the Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations at the headquarters of the organization in New York, as well as the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He holds two bachelor’s degrees, in Law and Political Science & Public Administration respectively, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Athens. Athanasios is currently completing a Postgraduate degree in EU Competition Law from King’s College London. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Greek.
Jiří Kindl is a partner and a head of competition law practice at Skils law firm (Prague). In his legal practice, he specializes in competition and regulatory matters and complex litigations/arbitrations. He has extensive experience with various competition law cases before the Czech Office for Protection of Competition, European Commission as well as Czech courts. Jiri Kindl graduated summa cum laude from the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague where he also obtained his Ph.D. He also studied law at the University of Limerick (Ireland) and a post-graduate course at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (University College) where he obtained Distinction and Clifford Chance Prize for Best Performance in Magister Juris, Winter Williams European Business Regulation Prize and Monckton Chambers Prize in Competition Law. He authored or co-authored many leading publications on the Czech competition law, incl. e.g. an university textbook on Competition Law (Prague, C.H. Beck, 3rd edn, 2021), Commentary to the Czech Competition Act (Prague, C.H. Beck, 3rd edn, 2016) or Commentary to the Act on Damages in the Area of Competition (Prague, C.H. Beck, 2019), and numerous articles on competition law and commercial law issues in various legal journals. Jiri Kindl also lectures competition law and economics at the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. He is regularly referred as a leading antitrust lawyer in the Czech Republic in publications such as Chambers Europe, Global Competition Review or Legal500.
Ioannis Kokkoris is a Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Reading, UK. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation (www.cclfr.com), and Vice Chairman at Institute for Studies in Competition Law and Policy (www.imedipa.com). He is an expert on competition law as well as law and economics. He has formerly served as Economic Advisor at the Office of Fair Trading, UK where he dealt with leading mergers such as NASDAQ/LSE, NYSE/Euronext, Global/GCap and was a Member of the drafting team of the UK Merger Guidelines. He has also previously served as an Economist in the Merger Task Force at the DG Competition-European Commission; Vice President of the International Think-Tank on Innovation and Competition and as a Consultant at the Federal Trade Commission, USA. He has authored and edited more than 12 books with his most recent EU Merger Control: A Legal and Economic Analysis (with Professor Howard Shelanski), 2014, Oxford University Press.
Małgorzata Kozak is a Lecturer at Lazarski University in Warsaw, holding a PhD degree of the University of Toulouse I, Capitole in Toulouse. She is currently running an independent practice as attorney-in-law, also cooperating with law firms. She graduated from the University of Gdańsk, the University of Toulouse I, Capitole and the University of London King's College.
Milan Kristof is a référendaire of First Advocate General Melchior Wathelet at the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg, where he works on abuses of dominant position, cartels, mergers and state aid but also on cases pertaining to the internal market, international trade, electronic communications, public procurement, etc. Aside from Oxford Competition Law, he is a Contributor to Bellamy & Child: EU Law of Competition, where he covers the chapter ‘Review by the General Court and Appeals to the Court of Justice’. He previously worked in the European Commission’s DG Competition.
Liza Lovdahl Gormsen is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and an expert on UK and European Competition Law. Previously Dr Gormsen served as a Lawyer at the UK competition regulator the Office of Fair Trading, where she gained extensive experience in consumer goods industries and pharmaceuticals. She has been part of major cartel investigations and cases concerning abuse of dominance, in particular, rebate cases and has also has been involved in a number of legal submissions to the European Commission. She is author of A Principled Approach to Abuse of Dominance in European Competition Law. The Cambridge Antitrust and Competition Law Series. Cambridge University Press, 2010 and a speaker at national as well as international conferences on a broad range of issues.
Thomas Lübbig has been a partner in Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade group since 2001, based in the Berlin office. Thomas specialises in EU law, in particular EU competition law, state aid law, questions regarding the European internal market, and German competition law. He represents clients regularly before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He is is a member of the German Association of Competition Law and the German Council on Foreign Relations. He publishes and lectures regularly on relevant subjects and is author as well as co-author of several books. In 2011, he was appointed an honorary professor by the European University Viadrina.
Zoltan Marosi is a Partner with Oppenhiem Legal specialiing in competition matters (cartels, abuse of dominance, mergers, unfair competition, state aid), administrative law, litigation, commercial law. He earned a Magister Juris (MJur) degree in European and Comparative Law from the University of Oxford in 2003 as a Chevening scholar. He has authored numerous professional articles and produced a wealth of academic literature in the area of antitrust, competition and trade law.
Dr Yolanda Martinez is a senior lawyer specialising in competition and EU law member of the Barcelona Bar Association. She has focused her entire career on European Union law, specialising in competition law and administrative litigation. She lectures EU Law at the University of Barcelona (since 2009) and administrative litigation at ESADE Law School (since 2018).
Philip Marsden is Deputy Chair at the Competition and Markets Authority. From 2003-2014 he was Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law – London, and Director of the Institute’s Competition Law Forum. He is a non-executive Director on the Boards of the UK Office of Fair Trading, the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority, the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority, and is Public Advisor to the Lithuanian Competition Council. Philip is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, teaching the core LL.M. Competition course and is co-founder and General Editor of the European Competition Journal. He advises the European Commission, OECD, UNCTAD, and the London School of Economics with respect to analysis, peer review, and the training of officials and judges on competition issues. He earned his doctorate in competition and trade law from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining the Institute in 2003, Philip practiced competition law in Toronto, Tokyo, and London, advising firms in the retail, software, and mobile telephony sectors and still acts as an advisor and expert witness in these areas.
Marek Martyniszyn is a Lecturer in Law at Queen's University Belfast. Previously he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago (USA). He received a PhD from University College Dublin and an LLM from the Europa-Institut, Saarland University. Marek's research focuses on transnational and comparative aspects of competition law and policy. At Queen's he teaches Competition Law as well as Contract Law.
Inês Sequeira Mendes is a Partner with Abreu & Associados after joining the firm as Associate Lawyer in 2006. She practices Competition, Regulatory and EU Law, Corporate and Commercial Law (Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity) and is a member of the Portuguese Association for Communications Development (APDC) as well as the Competition Law Association and the Association of Portuguese Competition Lawyers.
Clement Mifsud-Bonnici is an Associate at GANADO Advocates. He assists in commercial and contentious matters with a special focus on issues involving competition, State aid, public procurement and regulatory law. He has represented clients before the Malta Office for Competition in anti-trust investigations, advocacy requests and merger control matters and also before the national courts in anti-trust disputes. He holds a LL.M. in Competition Law from King’s College London focusing on EU public procurement law, EU State aid law and EU competition law.
Edurne Navarro is partner in charge of the Brussels office of Uría Menéndez. Her practice focuses on EU and Spanish competition law (principally merger control, state aids and cartels), as well as trade law (mainly antidumping and rules of origin). She acts for Spanish, European, North American, and Asian undertakings in sectors such as telecommunications, energy, transport, pharmaceuticals, defence, and banking. She graduated in Law and obtained a PhD at the Universidad de Barcelona, an LL M on European Community Law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and an LL M /SJD at the University of Michigan.
Robert Neruda is the head of Havel & Partners’ team of lawyers specialising in competition and state aid law. He advises clients in the area of public procurement as well. Prior to joining Havel & Partners in 2010, he served eight years at the Czech competition authority, and he most recently served two years as its Antitrust Vice-Chairman. He is a co-author of the recognized monographs on the Czech competition law and public procurement law, as well as dozens of articles.
Gunnar Niels, Director of Oxera, has 18 years’ experience in competition economics. He has advised companies such as Nokia, easyJet, Belgacom, MasterCard, and Mars, and has acted as expert in court cases in the UK, the Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, and elsewhere. Gunnar is a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network Working Group on Unilateral Conduct. He is on the boards of the Competition Law Journal and Oxford Competition Law, and has published in many other journals. Previously Gunnar was at Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission and completed his PhD in Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Mika Oinonen is a partner and head of competition and regulatory with DLA Piper Finland Attorneys Ltd. He has over 15 years of experience from both the public and private sector with an extensive background in the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority, working among others on merger control, authoring the FCCA's Merger Guidelines (2011) and contributing to various international working groups. Mika has also participated in the preparatory work of the Finnish Competition Act. His doctoral thesis was nominated as the best doctoral thesis of jurisprudence of the year (2009) in Finland. He has published two books and a number of articles, blogs and writings in competition law. His most recent book, EU:n ja Suomen kilpailuvalvonta (The EU’s and Finland’s Competition Control) was published in 2016. Mika also holds adjunct professorships of Competition Law in two universities in Finland.
Hugues Parmentier is a is a case handler at DG COMP. He previously worked for DG FISMA, DG MARKT, the Brussels office of Gide Loyrette Nouel and Darrois Villey in Paris.
Raino Paron is a Partner with Raidla Lejins & Norcous and head of competition law practice in the firm. He is one of the most widely recognised banking, finance, and capital markets lawyers in Estonia. He has profound international experience having worked for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington DC. He has also been active in legislative drafting in Estonia and has participated in the drafting of the Financial Supervision Authority Act, Credit Institutions Act, Investment Funds Act, Securities Markets Act, Central Registry of Securities Act, Commercial Code, Bankruptcy Act, the Rules of the Tallinn Stock Exchange and more. He has been the Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Tallinn Stock Exchange since the establishment of the Exchange in 1996.
Rita Paukštė is a Senior Associate at Motieka & Audzevicius (Lithuania) specializing in competition law/ antitrust and regulation of network industries. She has LL.M in European Law from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and is completing her PhD thesis on EU internal market and competition law. Also, Rita is a member of Mykolas Romeris University Justice Laboratory.
Michael Polemis is an Assistant Professor at the University of Piraeus and also a Deputy Member of the Hellenic Competition Commission. His main areas of research include industrial organisation, competition policy, regulatory economics, energy and environmental economics. His research has appeared in many 4-rated and 3-rated (CABS 2018) scientific journals including inter alia the following: European Journal of Operational Research, Economics Letters, Regional Studies, International Business Review, The Energy Journal, Energy Economics, Business Strategy and the Environment, and Journal of Environmental Management, while he also serves as referee for multiple international journals. Based on IDEAS RePEc’s ranking list, he is currently ranked at the Top 10% of economists globally and at the Top 5% of economists in Greece. His research received nearly 890 citations (January 2020) with an h-index of 17 (January 2020). He has participated in many scientific conferences and currently serves as a member of the editorial board of the European Competition Journal.
Stefan Rating co-heads the competition practice of Marimón Abogados. He specialises in EU and national Competition and regulatory law, notably mergers, cartels, State aid and telecoms. He worked at the European Commission (ia DG Competition and the Legal Service) for 14 years. He obtained a PhD at the Free University, Berlin, and is a member of the team of commentators of European Competition Law, Nomos (current eds Schröter/Jakob/Klotz/Mederer).
Alexander Reiter is associate in the competition law team of Eisenberger + Herzog in Vienna advising clients on antitrust, mergers and state aid. Before, he was Blue Book trainee at the European Commission in DG Comp, Telecommunications and has already gained experience in other law firms. He holds a law degree of the University of Vienna (Mag. iur.) and a master’s degree of the College of Europe (LL.M), where he was member of the European law and economic analysis program (ELEA). Alexander speaks German, English, French and Italian.
Michael Ristaniemi has worked at Metsä Group since 2013 and has acted as the group's competition counsel, as well as contributes to DG Competition’s work at the ICN as a Non-Governmental Advisor. Further, Ristaniemi is finalising his doctoral dissertation in competition law and policy, as a part of which he attended Berkeley Law's Visiting Scholar Programme in 2017-2018. His research has been published in Concurrences Review, Global Antitrust Review, and in the International In-house Counsel Journal. A recent article has been nominated at the 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards. Ristaniemi previously has also worked at McDermott Will & Emery’s competition and regulatory practice in Brussels as a seconded lawyer.
Ingeborg Simonsson is one of Sweden’s leading experts in competition law. She is a Judge in Stockholm City Court and Associate professor in European Law at Stockholm University. Her previous work experience includes six years in private practice and five years as a full time academic.
Stefan Thomas 2004 Dr iur Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. 2004-2006 Attorney at an international law firm in Düsseldorf. 2006-2009 Post-doc Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Since 2009 Professor of law at the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen – holder of the Chair for private law, business law, competition and insurance law. Member of the academic advisory board of the FIW - Forschungsinstitut für Wirtschaftsverfassung und Wettbewerb eV, Cologne. Co-publisher of the ‘Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht’ (ZWeR). Author of several books on antitrust law, inter alia: Rosenthal/Thomas, European Merger Control (together with Michael Rosenthal), Kling/Thomas, Kartellrecht (together with Michael Kling).
Christopher Townley is a lecture at King’s College London He received his BA in Law from Durham University, an LLM from the College of Europe, Bruges and a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence. Previously, he worked as a solicitor at Clifford Chance LLP and then as a Principal Case Officer at The Office of Fair Trading. Since joining King's, Chris has provided teaching and/ or advice to several bodies, including The Egyptian Competition Authority, The National Boadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (Thailand), The NHS, the Office of Fair Trading, Ofcom and The Pakistan Competition Commission.. He publishes regularly and is the author of Jones, A. & Townley, C. (forthcoming 2014) European Union Law. Barnard, C. & Peers, S. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press,
Pepijn van Ginneken heads the competition department of Brinkhof and specializes in competition law, EU law, and regulated industries. He represents clients at the European Commission, the Netherlands Competition Authority, and before the European Courts. Pepijn lectured competition law at University College London and Grotius Academy Nijmegen. Publications include articles in Oxford Journal of European Competition Law and Practice. He holds degrees from the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and Leiden University
Jeremy West is a Senior Expert in Competition Law at the OECD in Paris. Prior to joining the OECD he was a trial attorney at the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, an associate in a large Washington, DC law firm, and an investigator for the New Zealand Commerce Commission. Jeremy’s work has focused on unilateral conduct, the interface between competition and intellectual property, and competition in technology sectors. He also serves on the editorial board of the Antitrust Law Journal.
Peter Whelan is Professor of Law at the University of Leeds, where he is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds. Prior to this he was Senior Lecturer in Law, ESRC Centre for Competition Policy and UEA Law School University of East Anglia, UK. He has degrees in law from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in law from St John’s College, University of Cambridge. A qualified US Attorney-at-Law, he is an expert in competition law and is on the Editorial Boards of five journals, including World Competition and the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement. Peter has published widely in peer-reviewed journals (including Cambridge Law Journal, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and Modern Law Review) and is the author of The Criminalization of European Cartel Enforcement: Theoretical, Legal, and Practical Challenges (OUP, 2014).
Antoine Winckler is a partner based in the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. His practice focuses on European and French competition law, including cartel investigations, merger control, and market dominance. Mr Winckler is a member of the Bars of Paris and Brussels. He is admitted to practice before the EU Court of Justice, the General Court, and the Court of Appeals in Paris. He is also a member of the International Bar Association, the Association des Juristes Européens, the Association de Formation et d'Enseignement Continu (AFEC), and the European Competition Lawyers Forum. Mr Winckler is widely published on various aspects of EU constitutional and competition law.