Alexi Dimitriou

Ashurst (London)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Alexi Dimitriou is a Counsel in in Ashurst’s competition practice. Alexi practices all aspects of UK and EU competition law with experience in dealing with the European Commission, UK regulators and antitrust authorities in other jurisdictions as well as appeals before courts. He also has extensive experience of advising on EU, UK and multi-jurisdictional merger control matters. He has particular experience in the application of competition law to the digital sector, financial services, energy, natural resources, transport, the hospitality industry and retail. His clients have included Lloyds Banking Group, Morrisons supermarket, Sumitomo Electric, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Berendsen/Elis, RSA, UC Rusal and RWE npower.

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Nigel Parr, Alexi Dimitriou The EU Commission adopts an exceptional derogation from the EU Competition rules for the milk, flowers and potatoes sectors to establish a common organisation of the agricultural products as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak

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On 22 April 2020, the European Commission ("Commission") announced plans to adopt an exceptional derogation from the EU competition rules for the milk, flowers and potatoes sectors based on Article 222 of Regulation 1308/2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural (...)

Alexi Dimitriou, Neil Cuninghame, Christopher Eberhardt The UK Competition Authority uses the failing firm defence notion in a merger between a service provider and a food delivery supplier during the COVID-19 pandemic (Amazon / Deliveroo)

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While some businesses may choose to delay transactions in light of Covid-19, many transactions will continue, in particular if the target is in financial distress. In such scenarios, the "failing firm defence" may be an available option for obtaining merger control clearance for transactions (...)

Alexi Dimitriou, Nigel Parr, Donald Slater, Michaël Cousin The EU Commission publishes a temporary framework communication to provide antitrust guidance to companies cooperating in response to urgent situations related to COVID-19 pandemic

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On 8 April 2020, the European Commission ("Commission") published a Temporary Framework Communication ("Communication") to provide antitrust guidance to companies cooperating in response to urgent situations related to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Commission also announced that it issued a (...)

Duncan Liddell, Alexi Dimitriou, Donald Slater, Denis Fosselard The EU Court of Justice confirms the limitations that apply before courts are able to classify anticompetitive agreements as a restriction of competition by object under Art 101 TFEU in a multilateral interchange fee credit card transaction (Budapest Bank)

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On 2 April 2020, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") delivered its judgment in Budapest Bank on a reference for a preliminary ruling from Hungary’s highest court. The judgment confirms the important limitations that apply before competition authorities and courts are able classify (...)

Euan Burrows, Nigel Parr, Alexi Dimitriou, Neil Cuninghame The UK Competition Authority clarifies that the UK merger control regime is still operating despite the COVID-19 pandemic

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Whilst Covid-19 is not expected to lead to changes to the core legal and policy principles underpinning merger control regimes around the world, it is worth noting that: merger control regimes are still in operation, albeit filing processes and regulatory reviews may take a bit longer and some (...)

Nigel Parr, Alexi Dimitriou The UK Court of Appeal upholds the ruling of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal in its schemes governing suppliers’ access to its infrastructure (Network Rail / RISQS)

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The Court of Appeal on 5 March 2020 handed down a judgment upholding the ruling of the Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") of July 2019 which found Network Rail had infringed the Chapter I and II prohibitions of the Competition Act 1998 by requiring, in its schemes governing suppliers’ access to (...)

Alexi Dimitriou, Denis Fosselard The EU Court of Justice dismisses the appeal made by a Norwegian seafood company against the Commission’s decision in fining the company for putting into effect its acquisition of a salmon producer before getting the approval (Marine Harvest)

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On 4 March 2020, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") dismissed the appeal made by Norwegian seafood company Marine Harvest against a 2017 ruling of the General Court ("GC") confirming the European Commission ("Commission") 2014 decision fining Norwegian seafood company Marine Harvest for (...)

Donald Slater, Alexi Dimitriou The EU Court of Justice dismisses an appel in a cartel of power cable, confirming no infringement of the claimant’s rights of defence (Brugg / LS Cable)

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On 28 November 2019, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") handed down judgments in three appeals against General Court judgments that had dismissed actions challenging the European Commission’s ("Commission") power cables cartel decision. Leniency applicant ABB’s appeal was partially upheld, (...)

Alexi Dimitriou, Donald Slater The EU Court of Justice dismisses an appeal seeking to set aside an earlier judgement by the General Court sanctioning a cartel of manufacturers of power cables (NKT)

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On 14 November 2019, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") dismissed the appeal in case C-599/18 P brought by Silec Cable ("Silec"), which sought to set aside an earlier judgment by the General Court upholding the European Commission’s ("Commission") power cables decision. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (...)

Ross Mackenzie, Alexi Dimitriou, Barley Danica The UK Goverment announces the strengthening of the powers of competition watchdogs to fine businesses who broke consumer law

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On 18 June 2019, the UK government published a press release announcing ’tough new powers for the competition watchdog to fine businesses directly who have broken consumer law’. This follows a request from Lord Tyrie, Chair of the Competition and Markets Authority (’CMA’), for enhanced powers to (...)

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