EU & Competition
Avramopoulos & Partners has extensive experience in assisting clients in complying with applicable competition laws, providing comprehensive advice across a broad spectrum of competition issues. We advise on multiple aspects of EU and Greek competition law, and assist clients with respect to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Our Firm places great importance on understanding our clients' businesses and the practical and commercial implications of competition matters in their specific industries.
Our attorneys provide a wide range of competition services, including:
We provide our clients with a full range of counseling on competition law issues in the areas of mergers, joint ventures, distribution issues and licensing. Our attorneys regularly:
Mergers Notification and Review
Our attorneys have extensive experience with multinational mergers and the notification process for such mergers. For instance, we:
Complaints, Oppositions and Contentious Proceedings
We advise on a wide array of contentious competition matters, including:
Avramopoulos & Partners advises Bonatti on EU and licensing laws relating to the construction of the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline. Athanassios Safaris is the key contact. (European Legal 500, 2017 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners advised several motor distributors on competition matters following the termination of a distribution agreement. Athanassios Safaris heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has an active team headed by Athanassios Safaris. Recent clients include Tideland Signal, Technical Reunidas and Suzuki. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm exhibits ‘excellent response times and great industry knowledge’. The practice, which is headed by Athanassios Safaris, has undertaken a substantial volume of work linked to construction and engineering projects, including complaints to the EU authorities. (European Legal 500, 2014 ed.)
Athanassios Safaris heads the team at Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm, which includes the highly experienced Alkis Economou, who regularly represents the European Commission before the community courts. Other clients include ERT and Hill International. (European Legal 500, 2013 ed.)
Alkis Economou heads Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s strong team, which is highly experienced in resolving local competition issues as well as EU-level matters. The firm has represented the European Commission before the local courts, most recently in a matter against Greek Public Power Corporation. (European Legal 500, 2012 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s competition law practice is headed by the distinguished Alkis Economou. Recent highlights include a case involving the Greek Public Power Corporation. (European Legal 500, 2011 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s practice is headed by Alkis Economou, who has extensive experience as legal adviser to the DG legal service of the European Commission. Junior partner Themis Giannakopoulos advised the Greek milk industry association in antitrust proceedings. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)
Avramopoulos and Partners Law Firm advises its corporate clients on the competition implications of joint ventures and mergers, and has been involved in litigation with EU law aspects in the construction and transportation industries. (European Legal 500, 2009 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has been advising public transport company ETHEL in litigation involving significant elements of EU legislation. (European Legal 500, 2008 ed.)
Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has recruited a new partner, former sole practitioner Athanassios Safaris, who will be focusing on EU and competition and brings with him a team of associates. Senior partner Alkis Economou heads the practice, which is particularly strong on public procurement. His team has recently been representing the European Commission before the European Court of Justice in a case against Olympic Airways, concerning aid provided to the latter by the Greek State. It also advised Balfour Beatty on filing a complaint with the European Commission, relating to the procedure of a tender issued by the Greek state railway company. (European Legal 500, 2007 ed.)