Kyriakos Fountoukakos is a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' Brussels office.
Kyriakos is a competition law specialist and deals with all aspects of EU and UK competition law including merger control (acquisitions and hostile takeovers, joint ventures, EU filings and coordination of international merger control filings), cartels, antitrust investigations and advice, distribution agreements, dominance and competition litigation before the EU courts.
Kyriakos has advised clients in a broad range of industries, including in particular the media, telecommunications, IT, energy, mining, financial services/insurance, pharmaceuticals, transport, consumer goods and manufacturing sectors. His clients are major international companies based around the world. Kyriakos works closely with the Herbert Smith Freehills network in Asia to advise a number of clients from the region on EU and international merger control, and cartel investigations and appeals.
Kyriakos has particular expertise through his background as an EU official having held positions as a European Commission official at DG Competition's merger task force and as a legal assistant in the cabinet of Judge Vesterdorf, the then president of the General Court of the EU.
Kyriakos is co-author of the mergers chapter in the second edition of the well-known textbook The EC Law of Competition (ed Faull and Nikpay); co-editor of the mergers chapter of the EU Competition Law Handbook (ed Jones and Van der Woude); and a member of the editorial advisory board of the CPI Antitrust Chronicle. Kyriakos is an officer of the antitrust committee of the IBA.
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 and as a solicitor in England and Wales. Kyriakos is fluent in English, Greek and French.
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