Antoniou McCollum & Co. (Nicosia)

Anastasios A. Antoniou

Antoniou McCollum & Co. (Nicosia), International Bar Association
Partner

Anastasios Antoniou is a partner at Cyprus law firm Antoniou McCollum & Co. Anastasios Antoniou advises multinational corporations, governments and private equity firms on competition, merger control, State aid, public procurement and regulatory matters. He is a member of the European Competition Lawyers Forum and the European Regional Council of the International Bar Association. Barrister (England and Wales); Advocate (Cyprus).

Distinctions

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame

Linked author

Antoniou McCollum & Co. (Nicosia)
Antoniou McCollum & Co. (Nicosia)

Articles

16718 Bulletin

Ifigenia Iacovou, Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cypriot Parliament enacts a new competition framework that enhances the Competition Authority’s regulatory powers and transposes the ECN+ Directive into national legislation

286

Cyprus has enacted a new competition framework, which introduces additional powers for the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (the CPC). The new legislation consolidates previous statutes regulating collusive conduct, abuses of dominance and abuses of relationships of economic (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cypriot Competition Authority holds that an undertaking’s behavior cannot be assessed as breaking competition law if it is required by national legislation (Cyprus Consumer Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution / Financial Ombudsman)

50

In deciding on a complaint lodged by a private alternative dispute resolution body alleging abuse of dominance by the State’s financial ombudsman, the Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) held that it had no competence to assess the implementation of statutory powers (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cypriot Competition Authority fines a chemical and consumer goods company €3.3M after finding that its exclusionary practices amounted to an abuse of dominance through portfolio effects in the wholesale market for heavy-duty detergents (K.A.C. Constantinides Trading / GPM-Henkel)

113

The Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) found that exclusionary practices on the part of a dominant undertaking in the wholesale market for heavy-duty detergents amounted to an abuse of a dominant position. Henkel AG & Co KGa, a chemical and consumer goods company, (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cypriot Competition Authority finds that excessive prices applied by the airport operator on its competitors for licensing parking services amount to an abuse of a dominant position (A. Princess Airport Parking / C & A Stop and Fly / X. Xanthos Airport Parking Services / Hermes Airports)

131

The Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) found that excessive prices applied by the airport operator on its competitors for parking services amount to an abuse of a dominant position. The complainants in this case, A. Princess Airport Parking Ltd, C & A Stop and Fly (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cyprus Parliament implements the EU damages directive

50

Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014 on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of the Member States (the “Damages Directive“) has been transposed into Cyprus law. The (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cyprus Competition Authority fines the telecommunications incumbent over € 3 M for abusing its dominant position once again (Netsmart / Thunderworx)

594

NETSMART (CYPRUS) LTD (“Netsmart”) and THUNDERWORX LTD (“Thunderworx”) both undertakings active in the telecommunications industry, had filed to the Commission for the Protection of Competition (“CPC”) separate complaints in 2007 and 2005 respectively, both against CYTA, a Public Law undertaking (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cypriot Competition Authority holds two pharmaceutical companies as having abused their dominant position in the vaccines market through quantitative reductions and the free distribution of vaccines (Panayotou / Wyeth Hellas / Phadisco)

1329

The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (“CPC”) found the Wyeth Hellas A.E.B.E. Pharmaceutical Products (Cyprus branch) (“Wyeth”) and Phadisco Ltd (“Phadisco”) to have abused its dominant position in the market of pneumonococcus vaccines, in violation of article 6(1)(d) of the (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cypriot Competition Authority holds the telecommunications to have abused its dominant position in the SMS market (Thunderworx / Cyprus Telecommunications Authority)

2500

By its decision 132/2008 ("the Decision") and acting on the basis of an official complaint submitted by Thunderworx Ltd ("Thunderworx") against the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority ("CYTA"), the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition ("CPC") found the latter party to have (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cypriot Competition Authority dismisses the telecommunications incumbent’s application for interim measures against airports operator (CYTA / Hermes Airports)

2831

The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (“CPC”) dismissed an application for interim measures by CYTA against Hermes Airports Ltd alleging violations of sections 3 and/or 6 of the Protection of Competition Law 13(I) of 2008 (“Law 13(I)/2008”) - as well as of articles 81 and/or 82 (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cypriot Parliament passes new competition legislation

3272

The Protection of Competition Law 13(I) of 2008 was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cyprus on April 18, 2008, date upon which it entered into force. It repeals all previous relevant Laws, namely Laws 207/1989, 111/1999, 87(I)/2000 and 155(I)/2000, thus becoming the main (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The Cypriot Supreme Court annuls on procedural grounds the Competition Authority’s decision having fined € 3.8 M the telecommunications incumbent for abusive roaming prices in the mobile telecommunications market (Areeba)

3996

In Case n° 634/2006, Areeba Ltd v. Commission for the Protection of Competition, the Supreme Court of Cyprus, in exercising its exclusive jurisdiction to review any decision, act or omission of any person, organ or authority exercising executive or administrative authority, annulled a Decision (...)

Anastasios A. Antoniou The EU Court of Justice rules on the interpretation of the private-investor principle in the assessment of State aid and whether aid can be recovered from an undertaking that, using part of the assets, partially continued the activities of the original beneficiary undertaking (Seleco Case)

20

On 8 May 2003, the then European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) handed down its judgment in Joined Cases C-328/99 and C-399/00, Italy and SIM 2 Multimedia SpA v Commission of the European Communities. The cases jointly heard by the ECJ (together, the “Seleco Case”) concerned actions to annul the (...)

Send a message