Maria Kamnaki

Womble Bond Dickinson (Washington)
Lawyer

Maria Kamnaki is a UK qualified solicitor, who recently completed her training contract with a top City law firm. During this time, she worked for the Competition Department in London and the European Law and Antitrust Unit in Brussels. Previously, she was a “stagiaire” both at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and the Council of Ministers of the European Union in Brussels, as well as a trainee at a chamber of lawyers in Germany. Maria holds a degree in European law with French & German having studied in the UK, France & Germany and she is currently undertaking an LLM in Competition Law at UCL, University of London. She speaks English, French, German and Greek. Her research interest mainly lies in competition law, the law of regulation and energy.

Articles

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Maria Kamnaki The UK Competition Authority secures the first ever criminal convictions against individuals for cartel offences - a milestone in antitrust enforcement (Marine Hoses Cartel)

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Introduction On 11 June 2008, at Southwark Crown Court, His Honour Judge Geoffrey Rivlin QC marked the beginning of a new era in antitrust enforcement in the UK when he entered the first ever criminal convictions against individuals for a cartel offence under section 188 of the Enterprise Act (...)

Maria Kamnaki The UK Office of Fair Trading, following its biggest investigation to date, names and shames 112 construction companies in a statement of objections formally accusing them of participation in widespread bid rigging (Construction Industry Cartels)

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On 17 April 2008, the British Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) announced in a press release the names of no less than 112 construction companies against which a Statement of Objections (“SO”) has been issued, whereby the OFT alleges their participation in widespread bid rigging. The recipients of the (...)

Maria Kamnaki The UK OFT suspends its duty to refer to the Competition Commission a merger between the two world leaders in the provision of offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry, while it considers undertakings from the parties (Transocean / GlobalSantaFe)

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On 8 February 2008, the British Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) gave notice that it had received undertakings from the two recently merged world leaders in the provision of offshore contract drilling services in response to its decision to refer the merger to the Competition Commission (“CC”). (...)

Maria Kamnaki The UK Competition Authority initiates criminal proceedings against cartel members for the first time in its history following unprecedented levels of co-operation with US authorities (Marine Hoses Cartel)

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On 19 December 2007, the British Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) announced that an oil industry executive trio was charged with cartel offences under the Enterprise Act 2002 (the“Act”). This is a historic move for the OFT as it uses its powers under the Act for the first time since the Act came (...)

Maria Kamnaki The British Office of Fair Trading approves in phase I without remedies another acquisition by Britain’s number one food retailer (Tesco/Kwik Save Stores)

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On 30 October 2007, the British Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) announced its Decision on the proposed acquisition, notified by merger notice, by Tesco Stores Limited (“Tesco”) of two former Kwik Save Stores. The Decision came on the day of the OFT’s statutory deadline for deciding whether to refer (...)

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