Polyvios Panayides

Chrysses Demetriades (Limassol)
Lawyer

Polyvios’ practice at Chrysses Demetriades (Lymassol, Cyprus) focuses on litigation and dispute resolution (Commercial, Corporate and Joint-Venture disputes), as well as European Union & Competition Law. He is well placed to handle cases with an international dimension. He also regularly advises on the creation and termination of distribution and agency agreements. Prior to joining Chrysses Demetriades, Polyvios worked for 5 years as an official of the European Commission in Brussels. While working for the European Commission he was involved in a number of high-profile antitrust and merger control cases mainly in relation to companies active in the energy sector (Electricity, Natural Gas and Oil), as well as in the drafting and negotiation of EU Legislation on the recognition of judicial decisions between EU Member States and conflicts of jurisdiction. During the 2012 Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Polyvios acted for the Republic of Cyprus as chairperson of the Council Working Group discussing a proposed EU Directive on the gathering and transfer of evidence. As part of this engagement, he also represented the Council at the related “trilogue” with the European Parliament.

Linked authors

DG COMP (Brussels)
CRA International (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
APCO Worldwide
DG COMP (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
White & Case (Brussels)
Holmes Kirby

Articles

2073 Bulletin

Assimakis Komninos, Polyvios Panayides The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition imposes a fine of 750,000 Euro and behavioural remedies on an airport company (Hermes Airports)

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1. Background In its decision dated 23/6/2015 the Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition (the “CPC”) held that the operator of the Larnaca and Paphos international Airports in Cyprus, Hermes Airports Ltd, (hereafter referred as “Hermes”) violated Section 6(1)(a) of the Cyprus Law on (...)

Polyvios Panayides The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition imposes a fine of 2.1 million Euro on the Cyprus Cattle-farmers Association (Cyprus Cattle-farmers Association)

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1. Background In its decision dated 17/10/2014 the Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition (the “CPC”) held that the Cyprus Cattle-farmers Association (also referred as “CCA” and the “association”) violated a number of provisions of the Cyprus Law on the Protection of Competition (“the (...)

Polyvios Panayides The Commission for the Protection of Competition of the Republic of Cyprus concludes that a transaction does not affect the current position of the acquirer and therefore decided that it did not raise serious doubts as regards its compatibility with the competitive market (Vicini/SLZA)

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Background On the 27th of December 2013, the Commission for the Protection of Competition (the «Commission») received a notification relating to the proposed acquisition by S.L.Z.A. S.A. («S.L.Z.A.») of 30% of the share capital of Vicini S.p.A. («Vicini»), in accordance with section 13 of the (...)

Polyvios Panayides The Cypriot Competition Authority rejects complaint filed by licensee of large shopping mall alleging abuse of economic dependence and discriminatory practices (Tiffany Investments)

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1. Background In its decision dated 19/3/2013 the Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition (the “CPC”) decided to reject a complaint which was filed by a shopping mall licensee (the “complainant”) against the two companies which respectively own and manage a large shopping mall located (...)

Polyvios Panayides The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition declares that transaction by an SPV controlled by 4 natural persons who do not achieve any turnover is not notifiable (International Lease Finance Corporation / Jumbo Acquisition)

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Background This case concerned a notification of a concentration purusnat to the Cyprus Law on the Control of Concentrations (the “Law”), by Jumbo GP Ltd (“Jumbo”), Jumbo Acquisition Ltd ( “Jumbo Acquisition”) and International Lease Finance Corporation (“ILFC”). Jumbo is a special purpose vehicle (...)

Polyvios Panayides The Cypriot Competition Authority holds that the provision of free pre-school education by State nurseries does not amount to an economic activity and that the termination of the provision of a number of benefits to private nurseries by the Stores of the Ministry of Education are not anti-competitive (Association of private nurseries)

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1. Background In a ruling pronounced on 15/9/2010 the Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) decided to reject the complaint filed by the Cypriot Association of Private Nurseries (The complainant) against the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Cyprus (the Ministry) (...)

Augustijn Van Haasteren, Cyril Hariton, Krisztian Kecsmar, Pablo Asbo, Polyvios Panayides, Raphaël De Coninck The European Commission approves subject to remedies acquisition in the Belgian electricity market (EDF, Segebel)

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"EDF/Segebel (SPE) - More power to boost competition in Belgian energy markets"* I. Introduction In September 2009, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration whereby Electricité de France («EDF») would acquire from Centrica, a UK energy company, a 100% stake in Segebel (...)

Miriam Driessen Reilly, Polyvios Panayides, Raphaël De Coninck The EU Commission accepts, subject to remedies, a takeover of a company in the electricity sector (EDF / British Energy)

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I. Introduction On 24 September 2008, following ongoing talks with British Energy, EdF announced that it had agreed a takeover of the company for the sum of £12.5 billion. On 3 November 2008, given that the transaction had a Community dimension within the meaning of the Merger Regulation, EdF (...)

Philippe Chauve, Polyvios Panayides The European Commission finds that Greece has infringed art. 86(1) in conjunction with art. 82 of the EC Treaty by maintaining the preferential access to lignite in favour of the incumbent Greek electricity provider (PPC)

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"The importance of access to fuels for competition in the electricity sector: the case of lignite in Greece"* On 5 March 2008 the Commission adopted a Decision finding that the Hellenic Republic had infringed Article 86(1) in conjunction with Article 82 of the EC Treaty by maintaining the (...)

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