Kyriakos Fountoukakos Herbert Smith Freehills

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Kyriakos is Managing Partner of Herbert Smith Freehill’s Brussels office and 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 vice co-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.

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Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Procedure

Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Intellectual Property

Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Unilateral Conduct

Nominee, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Unilateral Conduct

Nominee, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

Nominee, 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Concerted Practices

Nominee, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Procedure

Nominee, 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

Nominee, 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust

Nominee, 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Mergers

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