Dimitris Loukas, the former Vice-President of Greece’s competition enforcer, has joined the PotamitisVekris law firm in Greece.
Loukas served for many years as Vice-President and Commissioner-Rapporteur of the Hellenic Competition Commission, as well as an official at DG Competition of the European Commission. Previously, he worked as a lawyer at Slaughter and May (London & Brussels) and Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York), advising on matters of EU, UK, and US competition law and representing clients before enforcement agencies. He was also a member of the EU Council’s negotiation team for the adoption of the new Directive on antitrust damages actions, of the legislative committee for the revision of the Greek Competition Act and of the EU Commission’s working group for the revision of the vertical agreements block exemption regulation and guidelines, as well as a regular delegate-representative at the OECD and the European Competition Network.
His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, restrictive agreements, abuse of dominance, compliance and investigations, internal market, state aid, and litigation before the EU Courts, as well as on other regulatory procedures before administrative authorities and government/public affairs.
He teaches as a visiting lecturer at the National School of Judges and at post-graduate law and business programs.
“Having distinguished himself as the Deputy Chairman of the Competition Commission after a stint at the European Commission and two of the most distinguished international law firms, Dimitris combines an extensive and in-depth experience with mastery of international best practices," said PotamitisVekris Managing Partner Stathis Potamitis. "We are very proud that Dimitris joined us as our tenth partner and we look forward to providing our clients with the best representation and advice on competition and regulatory matters in Greece.”
“There is an increased need for tailored and innovative solutions to meet the new challenges of competition and regulation," explained Loukas. "These challenges arise not only from the intense scrutiny of several enforcers, but also from the increasing exposure to private litigation. Our practice team has made a commitment to meet these needs in the most effective manner.”