Van Bael & Bellis (London)

Alex Stratakis

Van Bael & Bellis (London)
Partner

Alex Stratakis is a Partner at Van Bael & Bellis. Based in London, and with almost 15 years of experience in all aspects of competition law, Alex’s practice covers predominantly UK but also EU, Greek and Cypriot competition law, focusing on complex merger control, distribution, dominance and State aid. Alex has successfully represented a number of clients before the UK Competition and Markets Authority, the European Commission and various (non-UK) national competition authorities across the globe, as well as before the European and national courts. Alex has also represented companies in navigating the requirements of the UK’s Foreign Direct Investment screening regime. His practice covers a wide range of sectors, including life sciences (originators and medical device manufacturers), aviation, automotive, energy & mining, industrials, chemicals, luxury goods, telecoms, media, transport and infrastructure. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Alex was Of Counsel in the London office of Baker & McKenzie, and previously an associate at Van Bael & Bellis.

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Marc Freedman, Alex Stratakis The UK Competition Authority blocks the merger of two companies offering container handling equipment and services to port terminals following a phase II investigation (Cargotec / Konecranes)

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Introduction On 29 March 2022, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) announced that – following an in-depth, Phase 2 investigation – it had prohibited the proposed merger between Cargotec and Konecranes. The CMA noted that it was not satisfied with the remedies package proposed by the (...)

Todor Papanov, Marc Freedman, Alex Stratakis The UK Government publishes an open letter to businesses providing more clarity on its upcoming national security and investment regime

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On 20 December 2021, the UK government published an open letter to businesses providing more clarity on its upcoming national security and investment regime. The new legal framework, which the UK government calls “the biggest shake-up in 20 years of the UK’s system for screening investments”, (...)

Andrzej Kmiecik, Alex Stratakis, Todor Papanov The UK Competition Authority publishes its recommendation and indicates the nature of the separate guidance that it plans to issue with respect to the assessment of vertical agreements

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At the start of November, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued a Recommendation to the Secretary of State with respect to the terms of a new UK-specific Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order (“VABEO”) that would apply as of 1 June 2022. The VABEO would replace the retained (...)

Marc Freedman, Alex Stratakis The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal endorses the Competition Authority’s broad discretion in relation to the share of supply test (Sabre / Farelogix)

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On 21 May 2021, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) unanimously dismissed an appeal by aviation technology and software supplier Sabre against the decision of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) to block its acquisition of travel industry software innovator Farelogix. Sabre’s (...)

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