Kyriakos Fountoukakos is the managing partner of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Brussels office and the Regional Head of Competition, Regulation and Trade, EMEA. He is a competition law specialist with more than two decades of experience practising competition law and deals with all aspects of EU and UK competition law including merger control, cartels, antitrust investigations and advice, and competition litigation before the EU courts. Kyriakos has advised clients in a broad range of industries including TMT, pharmaceuticals, energy and mining, financial services, consumer goods and transport. Kyriakos works closely with the Herbert Smith Freehills network to provide advice on multi-jurisdictional transactions and investigations. Kyriakos was formerly a European Commission official at DG Competition’s Merger Task Force and Referendaire (Legal Secretary) at the Cabinet of the then President of the EC Court of First Instance, Mr Bo Vesterdorf. Kyriakos is an officer (currently senior vice-chair) of the IBA’s antitrust committee. He is active in speaking and writing about competition law and is co-editor of the mergers chapter of Jones & Van der Woude’s EU Competition Law Handbook. Kyriakos has studied at the University of Athens (LLB), King’s College London (LLM), the University of Cambridge (MPhil in European studies) and Columbia Law School, New York (LLM). He is qualified as a Greek lawyer, as a solicitor in England and Wales and as a Belgian Advocaat. Kyriakos is fluent in English, Greek and French.
Competition Law and SustainabilitySusan Black, Marcel Nuys, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Juliana Penz-Evren, Kristien Geeurickx, Florian Huerkamp, Camille Puech, André Pretorius, Jessica Fechner, Joseph Falcone, Jonathan Cross, Christopher Boyd, Adelaide Luke, Howard Chan, Joel Rheuben, Patrick Gay, Philip Aitken and Sarah Benbow, May 2022, Practical Law
The EU Commission publishes the second annual report on the screening of foreign direct investment into the UnionConcurrences, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Daniel Vowden, Daniel Barrio, The EU Commission publishes the second annual report on the screening of foreign direct investment into the Union, 1 September 2022, e-Competitions September 2022, Art. N° 108807
ECJ rules for the first time on "pay-for-delay" agreementsHerbert Smith Freehills Competition Notes Blog, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Dafni Katrana and Ruth Allen, February 6, 2020
Towards a higher standard of proof and a more interventionist judicial review in antitrust cases involving complex (economic) assessments following CK Telecoms?Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, October 2020, Volume 11, Issue 8