Peter Alexiadis

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Peter Alexiadis is an English and New South Wales qualified partner in the Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he serves as Partner-In-Charge of the office. He is also a member of the Brussels Bar. Mr. Alexiadis has practised Community law in Brussels since 1989, and focuses on competition law, intellectual property law and EU communications policy. Mr. Alexiadis’ competition practice concentrates on merger control, actions under Article 102 TFEU EC and vertical distribution and licensing practices (both before the European Commission and before national competition and regulatory authorities). He was lead Competition counsel before the European Commission in two of the world’s largest announced mergers, Vodafone/Airtouch and WorldCom/Sprint, and has more recently been a senior EU counsel in mergers involving Carlyle/Commscope, MCI/Sprint, Epson/Sanyo, Seagate/Maxtor and Vivendi/Activision. His intellectual property practice specialises in the interface between intellectual property rights protection and competition law, especially with regards to innovative products and services. His communications practice spans all aspects of regulation, policy and competition law, for both private companies and government institutions in the European Union, Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. His work for the sector is divided between advice for and defense of private companies, and counseling government institutions on policy development and enforcement strategy. He has been a Project Leader on a number of milestone European Union studies relating to the development of raw policy in the communications sector. Mr. Alexiadis is widely acknowledged in the professional press as a leader in his field in both competition law and communications law. For example Chambers Global, which lists him as a leading lawyer for Competition/European Law, has noted that clients appreciate his “brilliant knowledge of the telecoms sector” and “his ability to clearly convey the implications of legal developments”. He has also been ranked third globally amongst the most highly regarded individuals in The International Who’s Who of Regulatory Communications Lawyers, where he was hailed as an “exceptional” practitioner and an “expert in EU communications policy”, as well as listed as a worldwide leader in the 2011 International Who’s Who of Competition. Mr. Alexiadis is also recommended as a leading lawyer in Chambers Europe 2011 for Competition/European Law and TMT ; by Legal Experts EMEA 2012 for EU & Competition, IT & Telecoms and Corporate/M&A; by Best Lawyers 2011 for Technology, Telecommunications ; and by PLC Which lawyer ? 2011, who have recommended him for EU Competition and EU Telecommunications since 2006. Mr. Alexiadis regularly lectures and writes on issues of competition law and practice and communications policy. He is the EC Affairs editor of the European Intellectual Property Review, the International Company & Commercial Law Review and the Utilities Law Review and is course coordinator at the Kings College LLM in London on "Competition Law and Regulated Network Sectors".

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