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KG Law Firm Adds Strength to its EU & Competition, Regulatory, and Compliance Practices

April 03rd, 2019

KG Law Firm is proud to announce the appointment of Victoria Mertikopoulou, LL.M., Ph.D., as Counsel in its EU & Competition, Regulatory and Compliance practice.

Victoria joins KG following two successful mandates as Commissioner - Rapporteur of the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) where she acted as a Member of the HCC Board in numerous HCC decisions and opinions regarding substantive antitrust, merger control, regulatory and administrative matters. She was the Rapporteur in charge of many significant cases (cartels, restrictive agreements, abuse of dominant position, mergers), she has regularly represented the HCC at the European Competition Network, OECD and ICN and has more than 18 years of experience in EU and EU competition law. She has participated as organizer and speaker in numerous conferences and events, published several articles and is highly regarded by peers and colleagues in her area of practice.

At Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm, we pride ourselves on being one of the top choices for clients seeking competition law advice in Greece. We offer a high-level, client-focused service on a wide range of Greek and EU competition and antitrust issues and investigations including restrictive agreements, cartel related work, abuse of dominance/monopolization, merger control, private antitrust litigation, antitrust compliance advice, sector enquiry-related expert counseling and state aid. We have been privileged to have acted for market leaders on some of the most complex antitrust cases ever presented in Greece. We offer clients business-oriented practical advice and accurate insight into competition and other administrative authorities’ procedures and we work closely with specialized economists who assist us in arguing cases before the Hellenic Competition Commission, the EU Commission and the Greek courts. We are also one of the few firms in Greece with a fully dedicated team in the provision of competition law advice. Members of our Competition & Antitrust Practice are frequent speakers on Greek competition law and contributors of articles in reputable national and European publications.

Our team has strong experience in providing high quality advice for companies active in various sectors, including electricity, petrochemicals, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing and distribution, food and beverages, steel, construction, energy, electronics, automobile, pharmaceuticals, retail, IT and tobacco.

John C. Kyriakides, member of KG’s Management Board commented: “We are very proud to welcome Victoria in our team. Her confidence in our firm and in our competition law practice is pure evidence of our leading role in the industry and a challenge for all of us to continue to excel in what we do and what we offer to our clients.

Anastasia S. Dritsa, Head of the Competition Law practice commented: "We are delighted to have Victoria on board who is widely recognized for her first-class expertise in EU and Greek Competition law. She will no doubt add value to our EU and competition law practice and further strengthen our understanding of regulatory issues, complementing our deep knowledge of the needs of business.