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Strati Sakellariou-Witt

White & Case (Brussels)
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Strati Sakellariou-Witt is a partner in the White & Case global antitrust practice. Her practice focuses on EU competition law across a number of sectors including energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, tech and transport. She has extensive experience in advising clients on antitrust and merger control aspects of complex cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures and has represented clients in a number of high profile merger cases. She regularly represents clients in antitrust proceedings before the European Commission and antitrust authorities worldwide in cartel, abuse of dominance and procedural investigations and has extensive experience in litigating before the EU Courts. Strati was named "Competition and Antitrust Lawyer of the Year" in Europe in 2021 and 2019 by Euromoney, “Rising Star” in Europe by Law.com in 2021, and "Rising Star" for Competition/Antitrust by Law 360 in 2020. She is also recognised as a leading competition lawyer by Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

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Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Tamer Nagy, Mario Barka The Saudi Arabian Competition Authority blocks a partial vertical acquisition between the national gas distribution company and a gas transporter (National Gas and Industrialization Company / Best Gas Carrier Company)

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On 16 June 2022, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Competition announced its decision to block National Gas and Industrialization Company from acquiring a majority stake in Best Gas Carrier on the basis of vertical competition concerns. This is the first vertical merger prohibited by the GAC (...)

Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Tilman Kuhn, Peter Citron The EU Commission publishes for consultation two draft revised horizontal block exemption regulations on research & development and specialisation agreements, as well as draft revised horizontal cooperation guidelines

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On 1 March 2022, the European Commission ("EC") published for consultation two draft revised horizontal block exemption regulations ("HBERs") on research & development ("R&D") and specialisation agreements, as well as draft revised horizontal cooperation guidelines ("Horizontal (...)

Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Axel P. Schulz, Katarzyna Czapracka, Tilman Kuhn, Martina Castrén The EU General Court dismisses a €1.7 billion claim for damages brought by a courier delivery services company in which it sought compensation for losses resulting from the Commission’s decision to block a merger with its rival (UPS / TNT)

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On 23 February 2022, the EU’s General Court (GC) dismissed a €1.7 billion claim for damages brought by United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) against the European Commission (EC). UPS sought compensation for the losses resulting from the EC’s decision to block UPS’ merger with TNT NV (TNT). The GC, (...)

Tamer Nagy, Tilman Kuhn, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Reem Albakr The Saudi Arabian Competition Authority announces, following the adoption of the new Merger Review Guidelines, that it has blocked its first deal between two online food-delivery services due to their failure to provide sufficient information to enable the evaluation of the proposed acquisition (Delivery Hero / The Chefz)

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Competition (the “GAC”) has been ramping up its merger control activities and recently—at least initially—blocked its first transaction, signaling plans for more active merger enforcement. Although Saudi Arabia’s current merger control regime is (...)

Tilman Kuhn, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Mark J. Gidley, Kathryn Jordan Mims, George Paul, Mark D. Powell, Cristina Caroppo, Peter Citron The EU Commission plans a series of dawn raids to investigate anticompetitive practices in labor markets

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No-poach agreements on the European Commission dawn raid radar* In a speech on 22 October 2021, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager revealed that the European Commission was planning a series of dawn raids for the months to come. She highlighted that the European Commission is not (...)

Tamer Nagy, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Mark J. Gidley The Kuwait Government amends its competition law to include for the first time a pre-merger notification regime based on turnover thresholds

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The Government of Kuwait has recently amended its competition law to include for the first time a pre-merger notification regime based on turnover thresholds. Kuwait’s Competition Protection Agency has started to apply the new thresholds and has already launched inquiries into transactions that (...)

Jacquelyn MacLennan, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Tilman Kuhn, Peter Citron The EU Commission publishes a staff working document on its evaluation of the horizontal block exemption regulations on research & development and specialisation agreements

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On 6 May 2021, the European Commission ("Commission") published a staff working document ("SWD") on its evaluation of the horizontal block exemption regulations on research & development and specialisation agreements ("H-BERs") and the horizontal guidelines. The SWD is accompanied by an (...)

Assimakis Komninos, James Killick, Jacquelyn MacLennan, Jérémie Jourdan, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Jan Jeram, Axel P. Schulz The EU Court of Justice endorses an effects-based assessment of rebates (Intel)

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This article has been nominated for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 6 September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU" or "Court") essentially held in Intel that the European Commission ("Commission") cannot (...)

Anthony Dawes, Ian Forrester, Strati Sakellariou-Witt The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Sharpston voices opinion on the standard of judicial review over fines in cartel cases (KME)

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This article is the winner of the business category, anticompetitive practices section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. In an Opinion delivered on 10 February 2011, Advocate General (‘AG’) Sharpston of the European Court of (...)

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