Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) (KU Leuven) (Leuven)

Theano Karanikioti

Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) (KU Leuven) (Leuven)

Theano is a researcher with CiTiP KU Leuven, based in Brussels, she practices in the area of EU competition law, with a focus on issues arising in telecommunications and high-tech industries. She has also been working extensively on regulatory initiatives affecting digital markets, in particular the EU’s Digital Markets Act.

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Damien Geradin, Theano Karanikioti The EU Commission clears a joint venture agreement between two mobile network operators and explains why their network sharing agreement does not raise competition concerns (INWIT/ TIM / Vodafone)


Network sharing and EU competition law in the 5G era: A case of policy mismatch* In January 2020, Vodafone Italia and Telecom Italia notified the Commission of a JV agreement to pool together their passive infrastructure. Under this agreement, Vodafone’s passive infrastructure is combined (...)

Damien Geradin, Theano Karanikioti The EU Commission issues a statement of objections regarding network sharing in the 2G/3G/4G technologies but misses an opportunity to provide guidance on future 5G network sharing agreements (O2 / CETIN / T-Mobile)


Network Sharing and EU Competition Law in the 5G Era: A Case of Policy Mismatch* Instead of working towards adopting a clear analytical framework for the assessment of NSAs under EU competition law, the Commission decided to launch proceedings in October 2016 and issue a Statement of (...)

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Konstantina Bania, Sean-Paul Brankin, Jean Cattan, Francis Donnat, Damien Geradin, Martin D’Halluin, Pierre Larouche, Theano Karanikioti, Alexandre de Streel, Joëlle Toledano, Pat Treacy, Daniel Zimmer The Digital Market Act


The Digital Market Act (DMA) was born out of a combination of three elements: the desire to regulate certain very large online platforms that have acquired substantial control over access to digital markets; the perceived inadequacies and slowness of competition law in this regard; and the (...)


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