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Ant i t r us t , Compe t i t i ona nd Re gul a t or yL a wpr a c t i c e

S e r v i c e s Ourt e a m ha sbot hde e pe duc a t i ona l / t he or e t i c a lba c k gr ounda ndwi de r a ngi ngpr of e s s i ona l e x pe r i e nc et oa s s i s ty oui ne ns ur i ngc ompl i a nc ewi t hc ompe t i t i onl a wpr ov i s i ons . Al l t hemor e i mpor t a nt , wee nj oyt hei mpor t a nt pr i v i l e geof ha v i ngi nour c ompe t i t i ont e a ml a wy e r swhoha v e s e r v e dbot honbe ha l foft hec ompe t i t i onl a we nf or c e r s ,a tE Ua ndna t i ona ll e v e l ,a ndt he c ompa ni e ss ubj e c tt ot hec ompe t i t i onr ul e s . Wi t hi nt hes c opeofs uc hdut i e s , ourl a wy e r sha v e pa r t i c i pa t e di na nt i t r us ta ndme r ge ri nv e s t i ga t i ons , a sme mbe r sof t hea ut hor i t i e s ’ t e a m, f r omt he v e r yf i r s t s t e pupunt i l t hea dopt i onof t hef i na l de c i s i on, whi c hi ns omec a s e sha dbe e ndr a f t e dby t he m. I na ddi t i on, t he yha v ee x a mi ne dc ont r a c t s , i nor de rt ov e r i f ywhe t he rt he i rpr ov i s i onswe r e i nc ompl i a nc ewi t ht hea nt i t r us tr ul e s . T he yha v ea l s odr a f t e da nt i t r us tc ompl i a nc epr ogr a ms , s pe c i f i ct ov a r i ouss e c t or sof t hee c onomy , a ndc a r r i e douta nt i t r us ta udi t s . T he r e f or e , wea r ei na pos i t i ont obe t t e runde r s t a ndwha tt hec ompe t i t i ona ut hor i t i e sa r el ook i ngf ora ndwha ti st he i r a ppr oa c h, whi l s twea l s of ul l ya ppr e he ndt hene e dof t hec ompa ni e st oe f f i c i e nt l yc a r r youtt he i r bus i ne s sa c t i v i t i e s ,s owea r ec ommi t t e dt opr ov i di ngt he m wi t hc r e a t i v e ,bus i ne s s or i e nt e d, c ompe t i t i on l a wc ompl i a nts ol ut i ons .Wea dv i s ei na l lr e l e v a nta r e a sofna t i ona la nd E U c ompe t i t i onl a w: a nt i t r us t , me r ge r , a nds t a t ea i d. •Compe t i t i onl a wa s s e s s me ntof v e r t i c a l a ndhor i z ont a l c oope r a t i ona mongc ompa ni e s •As s e s s me ntof e x i s t e nc eof domi na ntpos i t i on, a ndpr ohi bi t e dbus i ne s spr a c t i c e s •Me r ge r not i f i c a t i ons : dr a f t i ng/ c ouns e l i ng/ r e pr e s e nt a t i ona ta l l s t a ge s •Ant i t r us tc ompl a i nt s , c ompl a i na nt s ’ pr oc e dur a l r i ght s •Re pr e s e nt a t i on/ c ouns e l i ngi nr e s pe c tof f a c t f i ndi ngpowe r sof t heHCC( r e que s t sf or i nf or ma t i on, da wnr a i ds , e t c , ) •E ns ur i ngf ul l r e s pe c tof pr oc e dur a l r i ght sa ta l l s t a ge sof c ompe t i t i onl a wpr oc e e di ngs •Wr i t t e nr e pl i e st ot hes t a t e me ntof obj e c t i onss e ntbyt heHCC •Re pr e s e nt a t i onof c ompa ni e si nt heor a l he a r i ngbe f or et heHCC •Dr a f t i nga ndne got i a t i ngc ommi t me nt s , a ndc ouns e l i ngont hel e ni e nc ypr ogr a mme •Dr a f t i ngj udi c i a l r e v i e wa c t i ons( a c t i onsf or a nnul me nt , a c t i onsf or da ma ge s , e t c . ) •Ant i t r us ta udi t s , a nda nt i t r us tc ompl i a nc epr ogr a ms , t a i l or ma det or e f l e c tt hene e dsa nd pe c ul i a r i t i e sof e a c hc ompa nya ndi ndus t r y .


He a dof P r a c t i c e Our Ant i t r us t , Compe t i t i ona ndRe gul a t or ypr a c t i c ei she a de d byDr . T he mi s t ok l i sK . Gi a nna k opoul oswhoc ombi ne si nde pt h a c a de mi ck nowl e dgewi t he x t e ns i v epr a c t i c a l e x pe r i e nc ea s pr oj e c tl e a de r i nt hea r e aof E Ua ndna t i ona l c ompe t i t i onl a w, be i nga l s oa ut hor of nume r ouspubl i c a t i onsi nt hef i e l d

K e yP r oj e c t s K e ya nt i t r us ta ndc ompe t i t i onpr oj e c t sour l a wy e r s me mbe r sof t hec ompe t i t i ont e a ms uc c e s s f ul l y ha ndl e di nt hepa s t , e i t he r a sc hi e f c ouns e l sor a sc oc ouns e l s , ha dbe e n, a mongot he r s , t he f ol l owi ng: ( i )t hes uc c e s s f ulc ompl e t i ona ndme r ge rc l e a r a nc ebyt heHCCa ndt heE c ommuni c a t i ons Commi s s i onof t he5 0 0 ml nE ur oa c qui s i t i onof t heNOV As a t e l l i t ebus i ne s sbyF or t hne t S . A. i nt he e c ommuni c a t i onsa ndpa y t vs e c t or ( 2 0 0 8 ) , ( i i )t hea nt i t r us ti nv e s t i ga t i ona ga i ns tt hei ndus t r ya s s oc i a t i oni nt hemi l ks e c t or , wi t hourc l i e nt a v oi di nge v e nt ua l l yt hei mpos i t i onof a nyf i ne( 2 0 0 7 ) , ( i i i ) t hea nt i t r us tc ompl a i ntr e ga r di ngv e r t i c a l r e s t r a i nt sa ga i ns tal a r gemul t i na t i ona l c ompa nyi n t het oba c c os e c t or , r e j e c t e de v e nt ua l l ybyt heHCC( 2 0 1 0 ) , ( i v ) t hec ompl a i nta ga i ns tal a r gemul t i na t i ona lc ompa nyi nt het oba c c os e c t ori nCy pr us r e ga r di nga l l e ge da bus e sof domi na ntpos i t i on, r e j e c t e de v e nt ua l l ybyt heCy pr usCompe t i t i on Commi s s i on( 2 0 1 0 ) , ( v )t hec ompl a i ntr e ga r di ng a bus e sofdomi na ntpos i t i on a ga i ns tt hei nc umbe nti nt he e c ommuni c a t i onss e c t or ( 2 0 1 4 , c a s es t i l l pe ndi ng) , ( v i ) e f f i c i e ntr e pr e s e nt a t i on ofF or t hne tS . A.i nt hes uc c e s s f ul l yc ompl e t e d pr oj e c toff ul l l i be r a l i z a t i onof f i x e de c ommuni c a t i onsma r k e t bya c hi e v i ngl oc a l l oopunbundl i ng, ont heba s i s of pr e domi na nt l yc ompe t i t i onl a wa r gume nt s( 2 0 0 7 ) , ( v i i )c ouns e l i ngal a r gemul t i na t i ona l c ompa nyi nt heF MCGs e c t or ( 2 0 1 0 ) , a ndama j or c ompa ny i nt hec ons t r uc t i ons e c t or ( 2 0 1 3 ) , bot hs ubj e c tt oada wnr a i dbyt heof f i c i a l sof t heHCC( 2 0 1 0 ) , ( v i i i )de s i gni ng t he a nt i t r us tc ompl i a nc e pr ogr a m,a nd c ouns e l i ng i nr e s pe c t ofi t s i mpl e me nt a t i on, f or( i )al a r gemul t i na t i ona l c ompa nyi nt het oba c c os e c t or( 2 0 1 0 ) , ( i i )ama j or c ompa nyi nt hee c ommuni c a t i onss e c t or ( 2 0 1 1 ) , a nd( i i i ) ama j or c ompa nyi nt hec ons t r uc t i ons s e c t or ( 2 0 1 3 ) , ( i x )r e pr e s e nt i ngoneoft hema j orpl a y e r si nt hee c ommuni c a t i onss e c t ori ndr a f t i nga c ompl a i nt , a ndl odgi ngi twi t ht heE UCommi s s i oni nB r us s e l s( 2 0 0 8 ) , ( x )dr a f t i nga na ppr ox . 3 0mi l l i onl a ws ui tba s e d, a mongot he r s , ona l l e ga t i onsr e ga r di nga bus e s of domi na ntpos i t i oni nt hee c ommuni c a t i onss e c t or ( 2 0 0 5 ) , ( x i ) dr a f t i ngama s t e r f r a nc hi s ea gr e e me nt f or oneof t hema j or pl a y e r s i nt hef i e l dof e c ommu ni c a t i ons , t hec ompl i a nc eofwhi c hwi t ht hec ompe t i t i onpr ov i s i onsha sbe e nc onf i r me dbyt hec ompe t i t i on a u t hor i t i e s( 2 0 0 7 ) , ( x i i )c ouns e l i ngamul t i na t i ona l c ompa nyi nt heF MCGs e c t or i nr e s pe c tof t hepos s i bi l i t i e s of c l e a r a nc ebyt heHCCof a ni nt e nde dme r ge r ( 2 0 0 9 ) .

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