Assimakis Komninos White & Case (Brussels)


Dr Assimakis Komninos is a Partner at the Brussels office of White & Case LLP. He is also a visiting fellow of the Centre for Law and Governance in Europe at University College London (UCL) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Competition Law Centre (GCLC) at the College of Europe. Dr Komninos has acted in a number of landmark cases before the European Courts and the European Commission, such as Microsoft (compulsory licensing), Google Shopping (self-favoring), Rambus (excessive pricing), GlaxoSmithKline (parallel trade of pharmaceuticals), Greek lignites (public undertakings) and has also represented clients before a number of European competition authorities, courts and arbitration tribunals. He also successfully represented Aegean Airlines in Aegean/Olympic II, which resulted in the European Commission clearing the deal in a Phase II proceeding. This was the first time that the Commission cleared a merger after it had previously prohibited it. He is recognised as a leading lawyer for competition/European law by Chambers Global in 2015-2020, by Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Competition 2019 and is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Competition (2014-2020) and Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences (2015-2020). He has published more than 80 books, articles, contributions and case notes in the area of EU law and holds a summa cum laude law degree from the University of Athens, an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College), an LL.M. from New York University, and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute. He is a member of the Brussels (E-list) and Athens Bars (Supreme Court). He is a former Commissioner and Member of the Board of the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) (2009-2011). He is currently a non-governmental advisor (NGA) to the International Competition Network (ICN).

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