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26th Annual Competition Conference

9 Sep - 10 Sep 2022

St Regis, Florence, Florence, Italy

Speaker information

Kyriakos Fountoukakos


Kyriakos is the Herbert Smith Freehills Brussels office Managing Partner and EMEA Regional Head of Practice for Competition, Regulation and Trade. He has over 20 years' experience advising clients across all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including merger control, cartels, antitrust investigations and advice, distribution agreements, dominance, and competition litigation before the EU courts. He also advises client on foreign direct investment issues. Kyriakos has advised clients across a broad range of industries with particular expertise in TMT, pharmaceuticals, energy and mining, financial services, transport and consumer goods. He works closely with the Herbert Smith Freehills network to provide advice on multi-jurisdictional transactions and investigations. Kyriakos brings 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 then as a legal assistant in the cabinet of the President of the General Court of the EU. He is currently a vice chair of the IBA's Antitrust Committee.