we know |competition|

Highly effective and professional in their approach and always coming to the table with practical and business-oriented solutions.

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what we do in |competition|

We have significant experience in advising national and international clients on complex competition and distribution law issues across various industries such as motor-vehicle importers, pharmaceuticals, banks, information technology companies, food and beverage, cosmetics, tobacco, security printing, maritime, fashion.

Our services encompass advice on all aspects of competition law and we provide holistic multi-disciplinary analysis in order to attain solutions that advance each client's interests.

Our main goal is to provide customized support to our clients so they can achieve their business objectives and minimize the risks and costs that their activities may involve.

|key services|

We regularly advise on vertical agreements including design, drafting and negotiating distribution and agency agreements, franchise agreements, dealership agreements, supply agreements.

We provide competition/anti-trust clearance and advice regarding commercial agreements, as well as legal advice on horizontal agreements, including cartels, price fixing, information exchange.

We provide complete merger and acquisition services from start to finish.

We advise on all aspects of abuse of potential dominance such as promotional campaigns, discounts and rebates, bonus schemes, parallel trade, essential facilities.

We provide day-to-day consultation on pricing policies, rebates, discounts etc.

We provide strategic advice on restructuring schemes and we support our clients in drafting and implementing their compliance programs and preparing them for dawn raids.

We represent companies before the Hellenic Competition Commission and the Greek Courts re. competition law issues, agency and distribution including good will indemnity, concentrations and notifications.

Οur experience, combined with the team’s expertise in commercial litigation and compliance, has enabled us to establish a reputation for successfully defending clients on competition law issues.

|training & knowledge management|

We monitor legal and market developments in all our areas of key expertise, and are also alert to changes that can impact our clients’ operations.

But we will share and disseminate the knowledge and insights we gain.

We regularly organize “first response” seminars for clients and peers, in order to update them on significant developments.

We also build specific protocols and tools for clients’ use in a particular business sector or project.

our latest work in |competition|

We advised a global generics pharmaceutical producer on available defenses and the possibility of a civil counterclaim over vexatious litigation and abusive assertion of patent rights by a large pharmaceuticals producer.

We successfully represented a global leader in athletic apparel footwear in civil litigation initiated by a trademark infringer over alleged abuse of dominance.

We advised a leading Greek security printing company on potential restriction of competition implications in the context of an open public procurement process in Greece.

We advised a global automobile manufacturer on post - termination distribution law issues and available defenses in case restriction of competition law arguments were raised in the implementation of post-contractual terms by authorised car dealers.

We advised a global automobile manufacturer on competition law issues relating to various types of commercial activities by unauthorized repairers.

We advised an education technology start up in the inception and implementation of a franchising system. Our advice encompassed the strategic planning of the system and preparation of all relevant contracts and franchisee guidelines.

We advised a parallel importer in the foods and beverage industry on trade limitations in moving their goods in and/or outside the EEA.

head of | competition |

Nancy Gerakini commands more than 20 years’ experience in advising national and international clients on complex competition and distribution law issues, IP and general corporate law and commercial agreements.
Peers and clients hail her advice on non-contentious matters as characterized “by thoroughness and strategic thinking”. She is also praised for her litigious work with clients saying that “she is very meticulous and leaves nothing to chance”.

Nancy Gerakini
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Nancy Gerakini is very meticulous and leaves nothing to chance, when it comes to preparing arguments for litigation. Her advice on non-contentious matters is also characterized by thoroughness and strategic thinking, always bearing in mind our business goals.

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