Centre for Governance and Law in Europe

Centre for Law and Governance in Europe

Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Law and Governance in Europe

Dr Assimakis Komninos is a Local Partner at the Brussels office of White & Case LLP. Between 2009 and 2011 he spent two years as Commissioner and Member of the Board at the Hellenic Competition Commission. Prior to joining the Greek authority, as a practitioner at White & Case LLP, he was involved in landmark cases before the European Court of Justice and the EU General Court, including Syfait and Lélos (parallel trade of pharmaceuticals - abuse of dominance), GlaxoSmithKline (parallel trade of pharmaceuticals – Article 101), Microsoft (compulsory licensing of interoperability information - abuse of dominance), EAEPC (parallel trade of pharmaceuticals – rejection of complaint), Halcor (copper plumbing tubes cartel) and Public Power Corporation (application of Article 106 to the energy sector). Dr Komninos is also a visiting lecturer at IREA - Université Paul Cézanne Aix - Marseille III. He has authored or edited a number of books, contributions, articles, case notes, and book reviews in the areas of EU competition law, arbitration and Greek law, and regularly speaks at major conferences on these topics.

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