Lydia Gavriilidou

Karatzas & Partners Law Firm (Athens)
Lawyer (Associate)

Lydia Gavriilidou is an associate at Karatzas & Partners Law Firm in Athens. Her practice focuses mainly on Corporate, M&A and Competition Law. She holds a LL.B. (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and a LL.M. in Transnational and European Commercial Law with Distinction (International Hellenic University, Greece) and has recently graduated from Queen Mary University of London, where she obtained her LL.M. in Competition Law. Lydia is qualified to practice law in Greece and speaks Greek, English, French and German. She also works as a research assistant and will join the DG Competition of the European Commission as a Blue Book trainee in March 2019.

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Queen Mary University (London)

Articles

1272 Bulletin

Ioannis Kokkoris, Lydia Gavriilidou Mergers and online platforms: An overview of EU and national case law

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The European Commission has dealt with various concentrations in the field of online platforms in recent years and has thus developed a policy, which is reflected in its decisions as this article will show. One of the main issues in concentrations in online platforms remains unsolved; it is very likely that the jurisdictional limits/thresholds of the European Union EUMR (EUMR) are not met, since the turnover of some of the companies involved in a transaction, is not considerable enough for a relevant concentration to be assessed under the EUMR. The turnover in these markets is not always the most suitable indicator of market power. As a result, a gap has been created in light of the new digital era, where there is a trend of consolidation in online platforms with a minority of such transactions though being notifiable, and this trend enhances the parties’ market power through the access to large volumes of data.

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