Anastasios Antoniou

Antoniou McCollum (Nicosia)
Lawyer (Partner)

Partner at top tier Cyprus law firm Antoniou McCollum & Co. and ranked as the leading individual lawyer in Cyprus competition law and EU law by The Legal 500. Recognised as one of the leading commercial and competition lawyers in Cyprus by The Legal 500, IFLR1000, WWL and Best Lawyers.

Anastasios practices Cyprus and EU law as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Cyprus and co-heads Antoniou McCollum & Co. The practice has been consistently ranked as a top tier Cyprus law firm practice by The Legal 500 for "providing a service equal to any international law firm".

As counsel he appears before Cyprus, EU and international courts and arbitration tribunals in corporate, commercial, competition, EU and international law disputes.

In recommending Anastasios as "very knowledgeable"​ and a leading lawyer, The Legal 500 have highlighted his "eye for detail"​, "expertise"​ and "solid reputation"​.

A member of the European Competition Lawyers Forum, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the British Institute of Comparative and International Law.

Distinctions

Ranked as the leading individual lawyer in Cyprus competition law and EU law by The Legal 500

Articles

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Anastasios Antoniou The Cyprus Competition authority fines the telecommunications incumbent over € 3 M for abusing its dominant position once again (Netsmart, Thunderworx)

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NETSMART (CYPRUS) LTD (“Netsmart”) and THUNDERWORX LTD (“Thunderworx”) both undertakings active in the telecommunications industry, had filed to the Commission for the Protection of Competition (“CPC”) separate complaints in 2007 and 2005 respectively, both against CYTA, a Public Law undertaking (...)

Anastasios Antoniou The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition finds the four oil companies as having violated competition rules and imposes millions in fines (Retail fuel market of Cyprus)

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The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) issued its long-awaited decisions in connection to the investigation it carried into the retail fuel market of Cyprus. The investigation concerned the respective violations of national competition legislation on behalf of the four (...)

Anastasios Antoniou The Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition holds two pharmaceutical companies as having abused of their dominant position in the vaccines market throught quantitative reductions and free distribution of vaccines (Panayotou / Wyeth Hellas / Phadisco)

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The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (“CPC”) found the Wyeth Hellas A.E.B.E. Pharmaceutical Products (Cyprus branch) (“Wyeth”) and Phadisco Ltd (“Phadisco”) to have abused its dominant position in the market of pneumonococcus vaccines, in violation of article 6(1)(d) of the (...)

Anastasios Antoniou The Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition holds the telecommunications to have abused its dominant position in the SMS market (Thunderworx / Cyprus Telecommunications Authority)

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By its decision 132/2008 ("the Decision") and acting on the basis of an official complaint submitted by Thunderworx Ltd ("Thunderworx") against the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority ("CYTA"), the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition ("CPC") found the latter party to have (...)

Anastasios Antoniou The Cypriot Competition Authority dismisses the telecommunications incumbent’s application for interim measures against airports operator (CYTA / Hermes Airports)

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The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (“CPC”) dismissed an application for interim measures by CYTA against Hermes Airports Ltd alleging violations of sections 3 and/or 6 of the Protection of Competition Law 13(I) of 2008 (“Law 13(I)/2008”) - as well as of articles 81 and/or 82 (...)

Anastasios Antoniou The Cyprus Parliament passes new competition legislation

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The Protection of Competition Law 13(I) of 2008 was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cyprus on April 18, 2008, date upon which it entered into force. It repeals all previous relevant Laws, namely Laws 207/1989, 111/1999, 87(I)/2000 and 155(I)/2000, thus becoming the main (...)

Anastasios Antoniou The Cyprus Supreme Court annuls on procedural grounds the Competition Authority’s decision having fined € 3.8 M the telecommunications incumbent for abusive roaming prices in the mobile telecommunications market (Areeba / CYTA)

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In Case n° 634/2006, Areeba Ltd v. Commission for the Protection of Competition, the Supreme Court of Cyprus, in exercising its exclusive jurisdiction to review any decision, act or omission of any person, organ or authority exercising executive or administrative authority, annulled a Decision (...)

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