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Strati Sakellariou-Witt

White & Case (Brussels)
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Strati is a partner in the White & Case global antitrust practice. Her practice focuses on international competition and antitrust law across a number of sectors such as energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, tech and transport.

She has extensive experience in advising clients on antitrust and merger control aspects of complex cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures. She has represented clients in numerous high profile matters requiring merger control approvals both in Europe and worldwide, including, among others, Saudi Aramco’s $69 billion acquisition of SABIC, DIC’s acquisition of BASF’s colour effects business, Zimmer’s acquisition of medical device manufacturer Biomet, Aegean Airlines’ acquisition of Olympic.

She regularly represents clients in antitrust proceedings before the European Commission and antitrust authorities worldwide as well as the EU Courts. Her litigation experience includes landmark cases such as Toshiba v Commission (gas insulated switchgear) ; Chalkor v Commission (copper plumbing tubes) ; Toshiba v Commission (power transformers) ; and Toshiba v Úřad pro ochranu hospodářské soutěže (ne bis in idem/parallel cartel investigations).

Strati was named "Competition and Antitrust Lawyer of the Year" in Europe in 2021 and 2019 by Euromoney Women in Business Awards. She is listed as a “Rising Star” in Europe by Law.com in 2021, and was named "Rising Star" for Competition/Antitrust by Law 360 in 2020

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Articles

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Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Tilman Kuhn, Peter Citron The EU Commission publishes for consultation two draft revised horizontal block exemption regulations on research & development and specialisation agreements, as well as draft revised horizontal cooperation guidelines

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On 1 March 2022, the European Commission ("EC") published for consultation two draft revised horizontal block exemption regulations ("HBERs") on research & development ("R&D") and specialisation agreements, as well as draft revised horizontal cooperation guidelines ("Horizontal (...)

Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Axel P. Schulz, Katarzyna Czapracka, Tilman Kuhn, Martina Castrén The EU General Court dismisses a €1.7 billion claim for damages brought by a courier delivery services company in which it sought compensation for losses resulting from the Commission’s decision to block a merger with its rival (UPS / TNT)

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On 23 February 2022, the EU’s General Court (GC) dismissed a €1.7 billion claim for damages brought by United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) against the European Commission (EC). UPS sought compensation for the losses resulting from the EC’s decision to block UPS’ merger with TNT NV (TNT). The GC, (...)

Tamer Nagy, Tilman Kuhn, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Reem Albakr The Saudi Arabian Competition Authority announces, following the adoption of the new Merger Review Guidelines, that it has blocked its first deal between two online food-delivery services due to their failure to provide sufficient information to enable the evaluation of the proposed acquisition (Delivery Hero / The Chefz)

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Competition (the “GAC”) has been ramping up its merger control activities and recently—at least initially—blocked its first transaction, signaling plans for more active merger enforcement. Although Saudi Arabia’s current merger control regime is (...)

Tilman Kuhn, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Mark J. Gidley, Kathryn Jordan Mims, George Paul, Mark D. Powell, Cristina Caroppo, Peter Citron The EU Commission plans a series of dawn raids to investigate anticompetitive practices in labor markets

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No-poach agreements on the European Commission dawn raid radar* In a speech on 22 October 2021, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager revealed that the European Commission was planning a series of dawn raids for the months to come. She highlighted that the European Commission is not (...)

Tamer Nagy, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Mark J. Gidley The Kuwait Government amends its competition law to include for the first time a pre-merger notification regime based on turnover thresholds

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The Government of Kuwait has recently amended its competition law to include for the first time a pre-merger notification regime based on turnover thresholds. Kuwait’s Competition Protection Agency has started to apply the new thresholds and has already launched inquiries into transactions that (...)

Jacquelyn MacLennan, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Tilman Kuhn, Peter Citron The EU Commission publishes a staff working document on its evaluation of the horizontal block exemption regulations on research & development and specialisation agreements

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On 6 May 2021, the European Commission ("Commission") published a staff working document ("SWD") on its evaluation of the horizontal block exemption regulations on research & development and specialisation agreements ("H-BERs") and the horizontal guidelines. The SWD is accompanied by an (...)

Assimakis Komninos, James Killick, Jacquelyn MacLennan, Jérémie Jourdan, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Jan Jeram, Axel P. Schulz The EU Court of Justice endorses an effects-based assessment of rebates (Intel)

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This article has been nominated for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 6 September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU" or "Court") essentially held in Intel that the European Commission ("Commission") cannot (...)

Anthony Dawes, Ian Forrester, Strati Sakellariou-Witt The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Sharpston voices opinion on the standard of judicial review over fines in cartel cases (KME)

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This article is the winner of the business category, anticompetitive practices section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. In an Opinion delivered on 10 February 2011, Advocate General (‘AG’) Sharpston of the European Court of (...)

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Assimakis Komninos, David Bosco, Frédéric Marty, Hans Zenger, Strati Sakellariou-Witt Le test de l’opérateur aussi efficace : Une nouvelle ère ?

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La Commission européenne voit dans le « test de l’opérateur aussi efficace » un test général applicable aux stratégies tarifaires des entreprises dominantes. Les contributions à ce Tendances présentent ce test dans les différents domaines où l’on le rencontre. Le sujet a d’autant plus d’intérêt que la (...)

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