Panayotis Bernitsas has been the Managing Partner of the M&P Bernitsas Law Offices since 1984 and continues to have an active, broad-based commercial practice. He is particularly well known for his EU & Competition practice and has advised on the implementation of a number of directives in Greece.
Panayotis was Assistant Professor and subsequently Associate Professor of International Economic Law, the Law of International Business Transactions and European Community Law at the University of Thrace between 1983 and 2007. Panayotis has served as Counsel to the Prime Minister on EU matters between 1989-1990.
Laetitia Bourgeix is a competition lawyer based in Rome.
A French national, she is an English law qualified solicitor with an experience at international law firms in London, Brussels, Paris and Madrid, as well as at the European Commission and at the OECD.
She has contributed to various articles in competition law and written one on state aids and financial crisis published on the Gaceta Juridica de la Competencia.
Tanja Bratina graduated with honours – cum laude in 2004 and is LL.M. candidate (Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana). She was the Head of Legal Department of the Competition Protection Office of the Republic of Slovenia and since March 2012 she works at the law firm Avbreht, Zajc & Partners, Ltd. She was in charge of the regulatory reform of competition law in Slovenia (the new competition act The Prevention of the Restriction of Competition Act was adopted in 2008).
She is co-author of the commentary of the reformatted competition act: Zakon o preprečevanju omejevanja konkurence (ZPOmK-1) s komentarjem, 2009, author of several articles on competition and public procurement law and holds lectures in the field of competition and public procurement law.
Yvan Desmedt advises clients on competition law and regulatory matters across a range of sectors, particularly in the regulated industries of TMT, energy, and transportation.
His competition law experience includes merger control at the EU and national levels as a notifying party (including for SAP, BT and others) or third-party opponent (most recently for Warner Music Group). His antitrust experience includes investigations at the EU (MasterCard and EU roaming case), as well as various infringement proceedings conducted by the Belgian competition authorities, including those involving diamond producer De Beers.
Yvan also has significant litigation experience and has represented a number of fixed and mobile operators against the incumbent in Belgium.
Prior to joining TGC Corporate Lawyers in 2010, Kristína worked for reputable law firms, providing legal assistance to Slovak as well as to foreign and international clients. Kristína has over 10 years of experience as a lawyer and works in Slovak and in English.
Kristina is experienced in the area of corporate law, M&A and real estate. Her practice covers different domains of the commercial law, including the area of contractual relationships. She has worked on deals in sectors of real estate and industry, providing the legal services to major developers in Slovak republic. She has also significant experience in the lease of premises within industrial parks and shopping centers.
Olga (LLB, LLM) is a lawyer since 2000 specialising in Corporate Law, European Law and Competition – Mergers & Acquisitions. She has represented a great number of companies before the Cyprus Competition Authority and before the European Commission.
She is a frequent speaker at various conferences and the author of legal articles and books on Cypriot legislation including Competition Law.
Miguel Gorjao-Henriques is partner of Sérvulo & Associados since its foundation in 2008, where he heads the EU and Competition Department and coordinates the area of Health and Pharmaceutical Industry .Before joining Sérvulo he worked as consultant of the law firm Coelho Ribeiro & Associados, was an independent lawyer and afterwards was senior associate at the law firms PLMJ and Vieira de Almeida.
Graduated in Law at Coimbra University (1992) and Mestre in Law (European Integration) with the highest grade in 1997 (with a thesis on the concept of restraint of competition under EC law and franchising), has published over 40 academic papers and books on EU Law and Competition Law. Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty of Coimbra University since 1992.
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1999, was recognised as Specialist Lawyer on European and Competition Law by the Portuguese Bar Association since 2006.
Anna Gulińska is an associate in the Competition, Regulatory and Trade Group at Salans’ Warsaw office. Her practice focuses on competition law litigation, with her experience encompassing, inter alia, antitrust audits, dawn raids and appeals from decisions of the Polish competition authority to the Court for Competition and Consumer Protection, the Appeal Court, and the Supreme Court. She is a legal advisor trainee with the Warsaw Bar of Legal Advisers.
Jana Jesenska is a qualified Czech advocate responsible for Czech practise of TGC Corporate Lawyers.
She has experience in all aspects of corporate law including bankruptcy and insolvency law, as well as employment law and real estate law. She has been involved in a number of corporate transactions and also has practical experience in litigation and arbitration.
Toni Kalliokoski is an Associate at Dittmar & Indrenius. He is specialized in antitrust damages and is, inter alia, co-author of the first Finnish book on antitrust damages.
In addition to competition litigation, he has been involved in other complex commercial litigation and practices also corporate and commercial law. He graduated from the University of Helsinki (LL.M., 2007; LL.B., 2006; B.A. in English Language, 2004).
Anikó Keller is a Senior Associate at Szecskay Attorneys at Law, a Hungarian law firm with an international clientele and scope of activities.
She received her JD, summa cum laude, from Eötvös Loránd University Law Faculty in 2000 and received postgraduate diploma in a King’s College London postgraduate course on European Union Competition Law in 2012. Anikó specializes in competition law, state aid, advertising law, consumer protection, data protection, employment law and commercial law. She is author of a number of articles on competition law. Anikó is fluent in English and German.
Mag. Dr. Florian Neumayr, LL.M. is partner with bpv Hügel, Vienna, practicing Austrian and EU competition law (antitrust, market dominance, merger control, public procurement). A special focus of his is litigation. He authored numerous publications and is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences.
Vladimir Penkov is the Founder and Managing Partner of Penkov, Markov & Partners and arbitrator with the Arbitration Court at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1999. He has extensive experience and a rich background in Banking and Financial Law, Company Law and Commercial Contracts, Competition and Antitrust, Privatizations and Foreign Investments, Investment Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development and Finance, License & Know-How, Taxation, TMT, Energy. Vladimir has published numerous articles on Bulgarian competition and antitrust legislation.
Aidan Robertson QC practises at the English Bar and has extensive experience of all aspects of EU and Competition Law. He has appeared in numerous competition cases in the UK and EU courts.
He is a member of the Centre for Competition Law and Policy and a visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford, where he teaches the postgraduate competition law course with Dr Ariel Ezrachi.
Laurits Schmidt Christensen
Laurits is a competition lawyer at ACCURA law firm in Copenhagen.
Before joining ACCURA in 2012, Laurits worked as Group Legal Counsel with VKR Holding A/S. From 2006 to 2010, he worked with Bech-Bruun and with Norton Rose from 2004 to 2006. He began his career as an assistant attorney with Gorissen Federspiel Kierkegaard in 2001.
Laurits graduated in law from the University of Copenhagen in 2000, and he also obtained an LL.M. in EU law from the European University Institutes, Florence. He was admitted to the Danish bar in 2005.
Dace Silava-Tomsone is Managing Partner of Raidla Lejins & Norcous Latvia office and Head of the EU & Competition Law practice group. Dace is one of the best known and widely recognized Competition law experts in the country.
During 20 years of practice she has advised many local and international companies on intricate cartel, dominance and merger control cases. Dace has written widely on competition law subjects. She holds LL.B and LL.M degrees from University of Latvia, and LL.M degree from College of William & Mary (USA).
Dace Silava-Tomsone is recognized as a leading practitioner in the field of EU & Competition Law by Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Global Competition Review and PLC Which Lawyer.
Miguel Sousa Ferro
Miguel Sousa Ferro is a Graduate in Law from the University of Lisbon Law School (2005). LL.M in European Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges, 2006). Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer at the University of Lisbon Law School, in 2008-2009, and doctoral candidate since 2010.
Counsel at Eduardo Paz Ferreira & Associados, in Lisbon, in the field of European and Competition Law.
Agnieszka Stefanowicz-Barańska is a partner and the Head of the Competition, Regulatory and Trade Group at Salans’ Warsaw office. She has extensive experience in advice on anti-competitive agreements, merger control, dominance and monopoly issues, as well as representing clients in dawn raids and investigations by the Polish and EU competition authorities.
Agnieszka is recommended as a competition law specialist in Poland in numerous rankings. She regularly speaks at conferences and seminars and is the author of numerous publications in the area of competition law.
Julia Suderow practices as Rechtsanwältin and Abogada in Spain and Germany. She began her professional career in 2004 in Madrid advising German companies in Spain.
She’s been publishing articles and sections in specialist books and professional journals in Spain and Germany. She studied in Hannover, Leuven and Madrid.
She is currently finalising her PhD in International Private Law and Competition Law in the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. Mrs. Suderow is member of the bars of Celle in Germany and Madrid, Spain.
Dimitris Temperis is a lawyer in Greece who is specializing in EU and Greek competition – antitrust law and in private antitrust litigation, a new -for Greece- area of law.
He is directing the Competition Observatory in Greece.
Dr. Wiklund has acted as counsel in proceedings before the European Courts in Luxembourg and has represented clients in the European Commission and the Swedish Competition Authority. He is acting for clients in a number of pending high profile monopoly EC law suits (gaming, tax and alcohol) against the Swedish government. He acted for clients in two of the major infrastructural public procurements in Sweden; new communication system for the police, fire brigade etc (RAKEL) and traffic congestion charges for the City of Stockholm. He has also acted as an arbitrator in telecom cases.