EU & Competition

AGA has shown remarkable results in European Union Law and Competition Law through a knowledgeable and skilled team of internationally-oriented attorneys.

AGA’s George Georgiades is well known for his EU and Competition law expertise.

The European Legal 500 EMEA, 2012

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

€52m claim against OTE and its former Chairman irrevocably rejected

AGA has successfully defended Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (also known as OTE) and its former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Panagis Vourloumis against a €52m claim for abuse of dominant position filed by a competitor in the market; claims have been irrevocably rejected by the Supreme Court.

Legal Advice to the HELLENIC REPUBLIC on European Law issues

AGA advised the HELLENIC REPUBLIC on issues raised by the European Commission in relation to the award of public contracts by the then state controlled Greek Lottery Operator, issues raised concerning the application of the provisions of Directive 2004/18, the preservation of the principles of equal treatment, prohibition of discrimination and transparency, as well as state aid.

Representation of HELLENIC COMPETITION COMMISSION against HELLENIC RETAIL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

AGA defended the HELLENIC COMPETITION COMMISSION before the Athens Administrative Court of Appeal in a case brought by the HELLENIC RETAIL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION and its members for the annulment of fines imposed by the HCC for illegal pricing cartel; fines were upheld.

Legal support in the handling of dawn raids and ex officio investigations

Over the years AGA has continuously supported its corporate clients in the training of their employees and the handling of a competition authority dawn raid and investigation. Furthermore, in many instances, on the instruction of a parent entity the firm has performed internal inquiries for the purposes of ensuring compliance with competition law.

Representation of EVROFARMA S.A., in inquiry by HELLENIC COMPETITION COMMISSION

AGA represented EVROFARMA S.A., a dairy industry based in Northern Greece in an inquiry initiated by the Hellenic Competition Commission for alleged illegal pricing cartel in milk; proceedings against EVROFARMA were discontinued.

Representation of large supermarket chain in claim of unfair competition

AGA represented ALFA BETA VASSILOPOULOS S.A., one of the largest supermarket chains in Greece, in a case of unfair competition through unlawful comparative advertisement.

INTERNATIONAL RANKING

The European Legal 500 USA Edition
The European Legal 500 EMEA