Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Vassilena Karadakova

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Senior Associate

Vassilena Karadakova’s is an associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, in the firm’s London office. Her practice focuses on European and UK competition law. Vass joined the firm in 2016. She worked at Slaughter and May in London between 2010 and 2016, during which time she was seconded to Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP in New York for six months, and the Financial Conduct Authority in London for six months.


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Daniel Vowden, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Vassilena Karadakova, Abhijeet Sinha, Phoebe Hirst The EU Commission announces plans for new Article 102 TFEU Guidelines and amends the previous Guidance on enforcement priorities


On 27 March 2023, the European Commission (Commission) announced its intention to adopt detailed new guidelines on the application of Article 102 TFEU to exclusionary conduct. The Commission explained that “Article 102 TFEU is one of the few areas of European competition law where no (...)

Sunil Gadhia, Nicholas Levy, Paul Gilbert, David Little, Vassilena Karadakova, Jonathan Kelly, James Brady-Banzet The UK FCA fines companies sharing strategic information on a bilateral basis during an initial public offering (Hargreave / Newton / RAMAM)


This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 21 February, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) found that Hargreave Hale Ltd (“Hargreave Hale”), Newton Investment Management Limited (...)


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