30 September 2021
The French Competition Authority fined the tech giant Google with a whopping € 500 million fine for not abiding by one of its decisions.Read More
26 August 2020
Harris Kyriakides participates in the public consultation of the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition on the 2021 Protection of Competition Law and Leniency Programme Regulations.Read More
29 July 2020
We set out below the most important decisions adopted in 2019 by the Commission for Protection of Competition.Read More
03 May 2020
We examine the permissibility of cooperation between competitors amid the COVID-19 crisis, in view of the Temporary Framework issued by the European Commission.Read More
The antitrust landscape has changed significantly the last decade. Competition disputes as well as private enforcement of competition law through follow-on civil claims for damages have risen massively. The European Commission and national competition authorities have imposed multimillion record breaking fines to companies found in breach of antitrust rules. In such an antitrust landscape it is crucial for clients to be advised and represented by highly skilled and experienced advocates.
Ranked by Legal 500 as one of the top tier practices in Cyprus, the Competition team of Harris Kyriakides has been classified as “unique due to its creativeness, good communication skills, very good judgement, and excellent analytical and research skills.” We are experts in advising on all aspects of national and European competition law, working with our clients to ensure that any actions they take are compliant with antitrust rules, as well as supporting them when they are challenged by competition authorities with allegations of anticompetitive behaviour.
We offer a complete range of services regarding antitrust, regulatory and trade issues, including merger clearances, joint ventures, licensing and distribution, restrictive practices, abuse of dominance, cartel investigations, concerted practices for enterprises, compliance programmes, state aid, liberalisation and privatisation.
We represent clients in contentious proceedings, including civil claims for infringement of competition and state aid laws before national courts, proceedings initiated before the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition, review proceedings against decisions of the Commission and prosecution of complaints against third parties for violations of competition and state aid laws.
Our clients include companies across various key industry sectors, in particular energy, infrastructure, transport, technology and innovation. We have successfully represented clients before the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition, the Hellenic Competition Commission and the CPC as well as in civil claims for infringement of competition and state aid laws.