Competition Law

All advice provided about transactions in Greece is not given only in light of the applicable domestic law but also takes into account the applicable rules of European Community law. The firm provides advice to its constantly expanding clientele on matters of EU law, particularly in respect of competition law, the free movement of goods and services and anti-dumping procedures.

  • The firm represented more than 1,000 Greek authors in an intervention before the Greek Competition Commission in a dispute between 6 other Greek authors and their joint collective management organization in a protracted procedure which led to radical changes and adjustments in the relations of Greek authors with the collective management organization concerning extremely complex issues of competition and intellectual property law.
  • Moreover, the firm represented the third largest Greek dairy company during a crisis management phase in its efforts to fend off an aggressive takeover bid from the largest company in the field which culminated in complaints and memoranda being submitted to the Greek Competition Commission.
  • Our firm advised an international major alcoholic beverage company on possible actions before court, based on unfair competition, against a direct competitor – the leader in the same market.
  • Our firm has in the past supported a multinational catering services supplier in its participation: (a) in the tender procedure to acquire an operating license and provide aircraft catering services at the Athens International Airport (AIA), (b) in the tender procedure to provide aircraft catering transport services at AIA, (c) in the tender procedure to run canteens at AIA and (d) in the tender procedure to run bars and restaurants at AIA. The firm has advised the same client throughout all the process of selling its old premises, buying new land and the construction of an airport based catering facility of 10.000m². Kriton Metaxopoulos has advised the same multinational group in the acquisition and construction of catering units in Italy, Romania and some former Soviet Union Countries. Kriton Metaxopoulos has also for years advised a group of Greek Constructors in its expansion in Romania and the establishment of a local construction company, which until 2000 has built many office and residential buildings in Bucharest.