Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos

Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Kyriakos is Managing Partner of Herbert Smith Freehill’s Brussels office and Regional Head of Competition, Regulation and Trade, EMEA. He is a competition law specialist with more than two decades of experience practising competition law and deals with all aspects of EU and UK competition law including merger control, cartels, antitrust investigations and advice, and competition litigation before the EU courts. Kyriakos has advised clients in a broad range of industries including TMT, pharmaceuticals, energy and mining, financial services, consumer goods and transport. Kyriakos works closely with the Herbert Smith Freehills network to provide advice on multi-jurisdictional transactions and investigations. Kyriakos was formerly a European Commission official at DG Competition’s Merger Task Force and Referendaire (Legal Secretary) at the Cabinet of the then President of the EC Court of First Instance, Mr Bo Vesterdorf. Kyriakos is an officer (currently vice co-chair) of the IBA’s antitrust committee. He is active in speaking and writing about competition law and is co-editor of the mergers chapter of Jones & Van der Woude’s EU Competition Law Handbook. Kyriakos has studied at the University of Athens (LLB), King’s College London (LLM), the University of Cambridge (MPhil in European studies) and Columbia Law School, New York (LLM). He is qualified as a Greek lawyer, as a solicitor in England and Wales and as a Belgian Advocaat. Kyriakos is fluent in English, Greek and French.

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Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Daniel Vowden The EU Commission issues a statement of objections in view of imposing interim measures to two pharmaceutical companies (Grail / Illumina)

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The Illumina/GRAIL case saga continues. As we reported in our previous briefing, the Illumina / GRAIL deal provides the first illustrative example of the European Commission’s ("Commission") new approach to try and “catch” transactions using the referral mechanism in Article 22 EU Merger (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Florian Huerkamp, Kristien Geeurickx, Marcel Nuys, Daniel Vowden, Susan Black The EU Commission publishes drafts of revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and Vertical Guidelines

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On 9 July 2021, following a comprehensive consultation process, the EU Commission (Commission) published its proposals for a revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (Draft VBER) and Draft Vertical Guidelines, due to replace the current regime which expires on 31 May 2022. The previous (...)

Daniel Vowden, Adrian Brown, Kyriakos Fountoukakos The EU Commission carries out its first dawn raid since the COVID-19 pandemic started at the German premises of a company active in the clothing sector

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On 22 June 2021 the European Commission (“Commission”) revealed that it had carried out surprise inspections at the German premises of a company active in the clothing sector, suspected of infringing competition rules. This was the first unannounced inspection, or “dawn raid”, conducted by the (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Lode Van Den Hende, Daniel Vowden, Eric White, Adrian Brown, Morris Schonberg The EU Commission issues its regulatory proposal containing novel measures to tackle foreign subsidies distorting the EU market

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On 5 May 2021, the European Commission (Commission) issued its proposal for a Regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the EU market. This follows on from the Commission’s White Paper issued in June 2020 and the extensive public consultation that ensued. The primary objective of this (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Mark Jephcott, Marcel Nuys, Sergio Sorinas, Kristien Geeurickx The EU Commission publishes guidance on article 22 referrals for transactions falling below national thresholds

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On 26 March 2021 the EU Commission (Commission) published revised guidance on the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR), under which the Commission will now accept referrals from Member States for deals that fall below the domestic jurisdictional thresholds (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Sebastien Moore, Peter Rowland, Kristien Geeurickx, Agathe Célarié The EU Court of Justice dismisses the appeals of several manufacturers of medicines and upholds the Commission’s decision regarding a pay-for-delay infringement (Lundbeck)

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On 25 March 2021, the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) dismissed the appeals by Lundbeck and five producers of generic medicines against the General Court’s (GC) judgments that upheld the Commission’s decision and the fines it had imposed in its first pay-for-delay infringement decision in 2013. (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Sebastien Moore, Kristien Geeurickx The EU Commission investigates for the first time a case relating to divisional patent filing and litigation strategies in the pharmaceutical sector (Teva)

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On 4 March 2021 the EU Commission announced it has launched a formal investigation into possible anti-competitive conduct by pharmaceutical company Teva in relation to its blockbuster drug Copaxone, which is used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The patent for the active ingredient in (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Max Kaufman, Kristien Geeurickx, Agathe Célarié The EU Commission accepts the commitment offered by a pharmaceutical company to reduce drug prices by 73% (Aspen)

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“When the price of a drug suddenly goes up by several hundred percent, this is something the Commission may look at” Commissioner Vestager said when opening a formal investigation into Aspen’s alleged excessive pricing conduct in May 2017. On 10 February 2021, the EU Commission (Commission) (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Daniel Vowden, Agathe Célarié The EU Court of Justice confirms the liability of a parent company for the conduct of its subsidiaries involved in a cartel (Goldman Sachs)

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On 27 January 2021, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) dismissed in its entirety an appeal brought by the Goldman Sachs Group (Goldman Sachs) against a General Court ruling which confirmed Goldman Sachs’ joint and several liability in the 2014 power cables cartel (judgment here). The CJEU (...)

Marcel Nuys, Annika Gante, Peter Rowland, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Florian Huerkamp The German Parliament passes the digital competition act bringing significant changes to the competition law landscape

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Today, the German parliament passed the “Digital Competition Act” which is the 10th amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC). The amended law – which will very likely enter into force January 2021 – will bring about significant changes to the German competition law landscape. (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Mark Jephcott, Veronica Roberts, Daniel Vowden, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Government and the EU Commission agree on a trade and cooperation act detailing the applicability of both merger control regimes after Brexit

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On 1 January 2021, with the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK entered the real world of Brexit. This has immediate implications for merger control both in the UK and the EU. Any companies involved in deals need to be aware of the impact. As of 1 January 2021 the EU Merger Regulation (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Peter Rowland, Marcel Nuys, Florian Huerkamp The German Competition Authority announces that it has initiated abuse proceedings against a social platform company for linkage with a virtual reality products brand (Oculus / Facebook)

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The German FCO has not lost its appetite to take on major tech companies. Today, it has announced that it has initiated abuse proceedings against Facebook to examine the linkage between Oculus virtual reality products and Facebooks’ social network. The accusations against Facebook Facebook’s (...)

Mark Jephcott, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Marcel Nuys, Peter Rowland, Tom Kemp, Anne Eckenroth The UK Competition Authority launches a market inquiry into the electric vehicle charging sector

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The CMA has today (2 December 2020) launched a market study into the electric vehicle charging sector in the UK. The study will consider two broad themes : how to develop a competitive sector while also attracting private investment to help the sector grow ; how to ensure people using electric (...)

Stephen Wisking, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Daniel Vowden, Juliana Penz The UK Competition Authority releases a market study on online platforms and digital advertising

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In July 2020, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published its market study final report “Online platforms and digital advertising” (“Report”) (see the Report here). The Report includes significant recommendations on the future regulation of platforms funded by digital advertising, (...)

Veronica Roberts, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Kristien Geeurickx, Christon Shenolikar The EU General Court annuls the Commission’s decision prohibiting an oligopolistic merger between two mobile network operators in the telecommunication sector on the basis that it did not result in the creation or strengthening of a dominant position (Telefónica UK / Hutchison 3G UK)

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On 28 May 2020 the General Court handed down its ruling in CK Telecoms UK Investment Ltd v European Commission (Case T-399/16) in which it annulled the EU Commission’s decision which prohibited the proposed acquisition by CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd (Hutchison) of Telefónica Europe plc (O2). The (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Stephen Wisking, André Pretorius, Kristien Geeurickx The EU Commission publishes a Temporary Framework for assessing antitrust issues relating to business cooperation as a response to the urgency stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic

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On 8 April 2020 the Commission published a ‘Temporary framework for assessing antitrust issues related to business cooperation in response to situations of urgency stemming from the current COVID-19 outbreak’ (Temporary Framework). The Commission recognises the exceptional challenges faced by (...)

Ruth Allen, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Stephen Wisking The UK Court of Appeal of England and Wales seeks to reinstate record fines imposed on pharmaceutical companies for abuse of dominant position through excessive and unfair pricing of an anti-epilepsy drug (Pfizer / Flynn)

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On 10 March 2020 the UK Court of Appeal handed down its hotly anticipated judgment in Flynn Pharma Limited & Anr vs Competition and Markets Authority. The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was seeking to reinstate record fines totalling £89.4m imposed on pharmaceutical companies (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Dafni Katrana, Ruth Allen The EU Court of Justice clarifies the criteria for the pay-for-delay agreements in the pharmaceutical sector (Generics - UK / GlaxoSmithKline / Actavis / Xellia Pharmaceuticals / Merck / Alpharma)

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On 30 January 2020 the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) clarified for the first time the criteria governing whether so-called “pay-for-delay” agreements entered into between originator and generic pharmaceutical companies fall foul of EU competition law rules. Such agreements are a form of patent (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Stephen Wisking, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Government provides a withdrawal agreement for the Competition Authority’s merger control during the Brexit transition period and after

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On 31 January 2020, at 11pm GMT, the UK ceased to be a Member State of the EU and the transition period provided for in Article 126 of the Withdrawal Agreement started to run. This briefing looks at the provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement that are relevant for merger control, both during the (...)

Stephen Wisking, Susan Black, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Competition Authority disqualifies three former directors of companies involved in a bid rigging cartel in the design, construction and fit-out services market (Robb Simms-Davies / Trevor Hall / Oliver James Hammond)

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On 10th May 2019 the CMA secured the disqualification of three former directors of companies involved in a bid rigging cartel in the design, construction and fit-out services sector. The three directors have given legally binding disqualification undertakings under which they will be banned (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Kristien Geeurickx, Stephen Wisking The EU Court of Justice holds that the principles applied in order to determine the relevant entities for liability for fines should also be applied to determine the relevant entities liable for damages under private damages claims (Vantaan kaupunki / Skanska)

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In a preliminary ruling request made by the Finnish Supreme Court on the question of the relevant entities liable for damages, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) held that principles applied in order to determine the relevant entities for liability for fines under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (...)

Stephen Wisking, Veronica Roberts, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal upholds the Competition Authority’s first infringement decision for breach of an interim order in a merger investigation (Electro Rent)

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On 11 February 2019 the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) upheld the CMA’s first infringement decision for breach of an interim order imposed on a completed merger under investigation. Electro Rent had served a break notice on the lease of its UK premises without first seeking the CMA’s consent (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Marcel Nuys, Peter Rowland, Juliana Penz The German Competition Authority forces a social network company to change its data collection policy (Facebook)

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On 7 February 2019, after almost three years of investigation, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") issued its long awaited decision on Facebook’s data collection practices. The FCO found that Facebook has a dominant position on the German market for social networks, and abused this position (...)

Stephen Wisking, Susan Black, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal hands down its judgement upholding the Competition Authority’s decision that an online sales ban constituted a restriction of competition by object (Ping)

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On 7 September 2018, the Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") handed down its judgment in Ping upholding the Competition and Market Authority ("CMA")’s decision that Ping’s online sales ban ("OSB") constituted a restriction of competition by object under EU and UK competition law. The aim of (...)

Stephen Wisking, Kristien Geeurickx, Kyriakos Fountoukakos The EU General Court confirms that a bank investor was jointly and severally liable for the conduct of one of the cartelists (Goldman Sachs)

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The General Court’s ruling in Goldman Sachs’ appeal in the power cables cartel confirms that the bank was jointly and severally liable for the conduct of Prysmian, one of the cartelists, because of the nature of its investment in the company. The General Court confirmed that the Commission was (...)

Stephen Wisking, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Kristien Geeurickx The EU Court of Justice provides guidance on the standstill obligation which prevents parties from implementing their transaction before the EU Commission issues a clearance decision (EY / KPMG)

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For the first time since the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) came into force the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has provided guidance on the scope the standstill obligation (Article 7(1) EUMR) which prevents parties implementing their transaction before the EU Commission issues a clearance (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius The EU Court of Justice holds that a restriction imposed on an authorised retailer not to sell goods through online third-party platforms does not constitute an infringement (Coty Germany / Parfümerie Akzente)

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In its hotly anticipated ruling in the Coty case, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has held today that, in the context of a selective distribution system, a restriction imposed on an authorised retailer not to sell the goods through online third-party platforms does not infringe Article (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius, Sergio Sorinas The EU Commission sends a statement of objections alleging that multinational telecommunications company breached the EU Merger regulation by implementing its acquisition before notification or approval by the Commission (Altice / PT Portugal)

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On 18 May 2017, the European Commission imposed a record fine of €110 million on Facebook for providing incorrect/misleading information to the Commission during its review of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp under the EU merger regulation (EUMR). On the same day, the Commission issued a (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Sergio Sorinas, André Pretorius The EU Commission fines an undertaking €110 million for providing misleading information to the Commission during its review of the acquisition (Facebook / WhatsApp)

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On 18 May 2017, the European Commission imposed a record fine of €110 million on Facebook for providing incorrect/misleading information to the Commission during its review of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp under the EU merger regulation (EUMR). On the same day, the Commission issued a (...)

André Pretorius, Susan Black, Kyriakos Fountoukakos The EU Commission publishes its final report following its e-commerce sector inquiry as part of a larger digital market strategy that aims to achieve better access for consumers and businesses to online goods and services

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On 10 May 2017 the EU Commission published its final report in the e-commerce sector inquiry launched in May 2015 as part of a wider Digital Market Strategy which aims to achieve better access for consumers and businesses to online goods and services across the EU. The aim of the sector inquiry (...)

Susan Black, André Pretorius, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Sergio Sorinas The EU Commission fines three companies for participating in a cartel in the euro interest rate derivatives sector (Crédit Agricole / HSBC / JP Morgan Chase)

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On 9 April 2019, the European Commission published the full text of its decision to fine Crédit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase for participating in a cartel in the euro interest rate derivatives ("EIRD") sector. While four of the seven participating banks settled the case with the Commission (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius, Sergio Sorinas, Kristien Geeurickx The EU Court of Justice AG Wahl opts for a more effect-based approach on rebates and proposes an annulment of the EU General Court’s judgment (Intel)

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In Intel’s appeal against the General Court’s judgement of June 2014 (which upheld the Commission’s decision that Intel abused its dominant position by virtue of operating exclusivity rebate schemes – see here for our e-bulletin on the judgment), Advocate General Wahl recommends that the Court of (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius The EU Commission publishes a preliminary report in its e-commerce sector inquiry as a response to the rapid growth in online sales activity

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Yesterday the Commission published the much anticipated preliminary report in its ecommerce sector inquiry. The report was initiated in response to rapid growth in online sales activity over recent years and signals renewed commitment on the part of the EU in enforcing the competition rules in (...)

Sebastien Moore, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Mark Jephcott, Dafni Katrana, Peter Rowland The EU General Court hands down a judgment concerning an appeal brought by an undertaking and several generic companies against an EU Commission decision which found that the parties had breached Article 101 TFEU by agreeing to delay the market entry of a generic drug (Lundbeck)

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On 8 September 2016 the General Court (GC) handed down its judgments in relation to the appeals brought by Lundbeck and a number of generic companies (Sun Pharma (Ranbaxy), Arrow, Generics UK, Merck and Xellia/Alpharma) against a European Commission (Commission) decision finding that the (...)

André Pretorius, Henar González Durántez, Kristien Geeurickx, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Michael Dietrich, Sergio Sorinas The EU Court of Justice rules on issues concerning retroactive rebates and the procedures through which these rebates can be characterized as abusive (Post Danmark II)

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This article has been nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Introduction On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (the Court) issued its preliminary ruling in Post Danmark A/S v Konkurrencerådet (Competition (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK Competition Authority orders licensing remedy to meet concerns over horizontal unilateral effects resulting from a merger in the personal lubricants market (Reckitt Benckiser / Johnson & Johnson)

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Introduction and background On 4 November 2015, the UK Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") accepted final undertakings from Reckitt Benckiser Group plc ("RB") and Johnson & Johnson ("J&J") in relation to RB’s proposed acquisition from J&J of the K-Y brand of personal lubricant (...)

Kristien Geeurickx, Kyriakos Fountoukakos The EU Court of Justice considers that the bilateral exchange of pre-pricing informations to a concerted practice with the object of restricting competition is an anticompetitive practice (Dole)

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This article has been nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. In its ruling of 19 March 2015 (Case C-286/13P) relating to the banana cartel, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) dismissed the appeal by banana importer Dole (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK Court of Appeal upholds the Competition Commission’s prohibition of a merger in the metal packaging coatings for beer and beverages market (Akzo / Competition Commission)

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Background to the Court of Appeal judgment Akzo Nobel N.V. ("Akzo") is a company incorporated in the Netherlands. Its subsidiary, Akzo Coatings International BV ("ANCI"), was seeking to exercise its option to acquire 51% (and as a result control) of the shareholding in Metlac Holding S.r.l. (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Molly Herron The EU General Court upholds fine imposed on energy corporation for failing to notify a transaction highlighting the importance of compliance with merger control filing requirements (Electrabel)

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1. Introduction On 12 December 2012 the EU General Court dismissed Electrabel’s appeal against the €20 million fine the European Commission had imposed on it for failing to notify a transaction - the acquisition of a minority shareholding - to the Commission under the EU Merger Regulation (...)

Kristien Geeurickx, Kyriakos Fountoukakos The EU Court of Justice dismisses pharmaceutical company’s appeal against the Commission and EU General Courts’ findings that it abused its dominant position by misusing patent systems and pharmaceutical marketing procedures to exclude generic competitors from the market and restrict parallel imports (AstraZeneca)

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1. Introduction The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has dismissed AstraZeneca’s appeal against the Commission’s and General Court’s findings that the company abused its dominant position under Article 102 TFEU by misusing the patent system and pharmaceutical marketing procedures in order to (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK OFT accepts commitments offered by a party to a completed acquisition in lieu of referring the case to the Competition Commission (Vue Entertainment International / Apollo Cinemas)

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In May 2012 Vue Entertainment International Limited ("Vue") acquired sole control of Apollo Cinemas Limited ("Apollo"). In its decision of 24 August 2012 published in October 2012, the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") stated that the acquisition had resulted or may be expected to result in a (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal rules on the Competition Authority’s decision to continue an investigation on a merger in the aviation sector (Ryanair / Aer Lingus)

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The acquisition of Ryanair’s minority stake in Aer Lingus is currently under investigation by the Competition Commission (CC) under the merger control regime of the Enterprise Act 2002, despite a series of jurisdictional challenges and a potentially conflicting transaction (a renewed bid by (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK Competition Commission finds that the joint venture between two of the largest suppliers of construction materials in the UK would give rise to substantial lessening of competition based on coordinated effects (Anglo American / Lafarge)

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On 1 May 2012 the Competition Commission (CC) published its decision on the anticipated joint venture between Anglo American PLC and Lafarge SA in the market for construction materials. The CC concluded that the proposed joint venture would give rise to a substantial lessening of competition in (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK Competition Authority gives a provisional clearance to the anticipated joint venture between in-flight catering services companies (Alpha Flight / LSG Lufthansa Service)

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Introduction On 10 October 2011, the UK Office of Fair Trading (the « OFT« ) referred the anticipated 50/50 joint venture between in-flight catering services companies Alpha Flight Group Limited (« Alpha« ) and LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG (« LSG« ) to the Competition Commission (the « CC« ), (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK OFT refers the anticipated joint venture between two in-flight caterers to the Competition Commission for in-depth investigation (Alpha Flight Group / Lufthansa Service)

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Introduction On 10 October 2011, the UK Office of Fair Trading (the "OFT") referred the anticipated 50/50 joint venture between in-flight catering services companies Alpha Flight Group Limited ("Alpha") and LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG ("LSG") to the Competition Commission (the "CC"), for (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal upholds the Competition Authority’s decision that it is "in time" to investigate the acquisition of a minority shareholding in a merger case concerning the air transport sector (Ryanair / Aer Lingus)

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All views expressed are strictly personal views of the author. The present case note does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. The author would like to thank Natalia Sivakumaran, associate at Herbert Smith LLP in London, for her assistance with the preparation of (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal orders the Competition Commission to reconsider its clearance of a merger on the basis of absence of vertical concerns (Ticketmaster / Live Nation)

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Following a reference of the case to it from the OFT, on 22 December 2009, the UK Competition Commission ("CC") announced that it had decided to clear unconditionally the proposed merger of Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. ("Ticketmaster"), a ticketing agent, and Live Nation Inc. ("Live (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK’s Office of fair trading clears merger in newspaper and magazine distribution sector by reference to forward-looking counterfactual (Smiths News Trading / Surridge Dawson)

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On 28 August 2009, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") announced that it had unconditionally cleared the acquisition of assets by Smiths News from Surridge Dawson (the "Transaction"). Both parties were active in the supply of wholesale newspaper and magazine distribution in the UK. The (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK OFT accepts undertakings in newspaper merger, clarifying that its de minimis guidance is not a "get out of jail free" card for small mergers (Dunfermline press / Berkshire regional newspapers)

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On 4 February 2008, the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") announced that it had suspended its duty to refer Dunfermline Press Limited‘s ("DPL ") acquisition of the Berkshire Regional Newspapers ("BRN") portfolio of 8 local newspaper titles from Trinity Mirror plc to the Competition Commission (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos The UK’s OFT unconditionally clears a merger in the airline sector concluding that evidence of new market entry can mitigate high market shares (easyJet / GB Airways)

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On 18 January 2008, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) announced that it had cleared unconditionally the purchase of GB Airways Limited (“GB Airways”) by easyJet Airline Company Limited (“easyJet”). The OFT focused on relatively narrowly defined markets, considering scheduled flights on (...)

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Camille Puech-Baron, Kyriakos Fountoukakos China/EU : The gradual evolution of the EU Commission’s merger control decisional practice towards SOEs amidst an increasingly protectionist world

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Cet article met à jour l’article publié par les auteurs en 2012 relatif à l’application du règlement européen sur les concentrations aux entreprises publiques chinoises qui prennent part au rachat d’entreprises européennes. Dans cette version actualisée, les auteurs traitent des enseignements apportés (...)

Camille Puech-Baron, Kyriakos Fountoukakos The EU merger regulation and transactions involving states or state-owned enterprises : Applying rules designed for the EU to the people’s republic of China

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Au cours de l’année 2011, la Commission européenne a autorisé, en vertu du règlement sur les concentrations, cinq fusions concernant des entreprises publiques chinoises, s’appuyant sur des règles destinées à l’origine à des entreprises et entités publiques européennes. La question sensible du rachat (...)

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