Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm (Athens)

Victoria Mertikopoulou

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm (Athens)
Lawyer (Partner)

Victoria Mertikopoulou is a partner with KG Law in Greece. Victoria’s practice focuses on EU Law, competition and antitrust, regulatory and compliance, digital economy and consumer protection. She has significant experience and in depth knowledge of EU law, substantive antitrust issues – cartels, decisions by associations of undertakings, vertical / distribution agreements and restrictive practices, abuse of dominance cases (exclusivity, rebates, predatory pricing, refusal to supply, discrimination, excessive prices), merger notification and control, state aid, as well as of procedural issues / settlement, leniency, commitments, investigations, sector inquiries, procedures before administrative authorities. Prior to joining KG Law Firm, she has served as a member of the Directorate General of Competition and, since 2012, as Commissioner – Rapporteur of the Hellenic Competition Commission; previously she worked as a lawyer, advising on matters of EU competition and commercial law, and as a stagiaire at the European Court of Justice. Additionally, she has substantial experience from her participation in European and International organizations (European Competition Network, OECD, ICN). Victoria is a regular contributor and author for some of the leading industry publications. She has also given lectures at conferences and universities on her areas of expertise.

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Victoria Mertikopoulou The EU Commission releases a consultation for the new Digital Services Act as a competition tool for online platforms in order to establish a modern legal framework

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Over the last years, technological evolution and online platforms have brought radical changes to the European Union single market. In response to that, and in order to establish a modern legal framework which responds to the challenges of the digital era, the European Commission is consulting (...)

Victoria Mertikopoulou, Anastasia Dritsa The Hellenic Competition Authority requests a consultation from a Finnish firm on the competitiveness of the Greek mobile data connectivity market

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In May 2020, the summary of a study of a Finnish research and consulting firm commissioned by the HCC was published on the competitiveness of the Greek mobile data connectivity market. In particular, the Hellenic Competition Commission (“HCC”) has requested from an independent Finnish consulting (...)

Anastasia Dritsa, Victoria Mertikopoulou The Hellenic Competition Authority publishes a public consultation regarding the determination and quantification of the criteria for case prioritisation and the setting of its strategic priorities upon the basis of a point system

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On October 25th, 2019 the Hellenic Competition Commission (the “HCC”), announced the launch of a public consultation of its revised methodology and criteria for the prioritization of cases (the draft “Prioritization Notice”) in order to facilitate its implementation and improve compliance and (...)

Anastasia Dritsa, Victoria Mertikopoulou, Fenia Mylonaki, Violeta Panagiotopoulou, Sofia Athanasaki The EU Commission approves a €300 million state aid public support for the development of ultrafast broadband network in Greece

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According to the Digital Economy and Society Index 2019 (DESI 2019), Greece ranks 26th amongst EU countries in fast broadband coverage per household. In particular, only 66% of homes have access to fast internet of above 30 Mbps, far below the EU coverage of 83%, and less than 1% have access to (...)

Sofia Athanasaki, Anastasia Dritsa, Victoria Mertikopoulou The EU Parliament and Council issue a regulation referring to business dealing with online marketplaces and platforms services and business whose website are ranked by online search engines (P2B Regulation)

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Application of the EU P2B Regulation Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 (‘P2B Regulation’), issued on June 20th, 2019, refers to businesses dealing with online intermediation services and business whose websites are ranked by online search engines, and aims to ensure more transparent conditions in the (...)

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