Vassilis Karagiannis
PH.D. | PARTNER
SUPREME COURT LAWYER
Admitted to Athens Bar in 1995
Languages:
GREEK, FRENCH, ENGLISH
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY
SHORT BIOGRAPHYACADEMIC CURRICULUMMEMBERSHIPSRELEVANT WORK

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Vassilis Karagiannis is a Partner at KLC Law Firm. He is a scholar and an international lawyer with more than 20 years field experience in all aspects of International and European Economic Law with particular focusing on Competition and State Aid Law as well as Law of Regulated Markets. 

 

ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

2009 – 2018
Teaching Fellow  – Panteion University (Greece)

2008 – 2010
Tutor – National School of Public Administration (Greece)

1998 –  2005
Assistant  – Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB): PhD in European Competition Law
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB): Masters of Laws Diploma in European Business Law
University of Athens (Greece) – Law School: Law Degree

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Greek Commercialists 
  • Academic Partner of European Center of Economic and Financial Law – ECEFIL 

RELEVANT WORK

Relevant experience includes:

  • Responsible for Competition & State Aid law issues in respect with the Unbundling of the commercial from the PSO sector of the Hellenic Consignment and Loans Fund (Law No. 3965/2011)
  • Within the context of Panteion University, Dr. Karagiannis teaches Public Procurement & Competition Law as well as Law of International Trade & State Aid Law
  • Member of the Legal Team of the Firm for Regulatory, Competition and State Aid Law issues of the privatisation of the Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator S.A. (ADMIE)
  • Advising the Client on issues concerning Regional State Aids implemented under the 3rd Community Support Framework (CSF) and the Greek development law (Responsible of the Project), in the frame of a Due Diligence Procedure for the acquisition of several wind farms
  • Handling a complaint of a major energy company for an alleged state unlawfully granted to a competitor before DG Comp (EC) 
  • Representing Oxford University Press before the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) on competition investigation procedure
  • Handling a complaint concerning Premium SMS Services for an alleged abuse of dominance of the mobile telecommunications operators (settled amicably) before the National Telecommunications & Post Commission (NTPC- EETT) 
  • Representing clients of the firm in cases of various issues concerning unfair competition before civil courts
  • Representing a multinational construction company before the HCC in an alleged multimember cartel 
  • Attorney – Member of the Office of Legal Support– Hellenic Competition Commission (2006-2009) with extensive experience in defending the decisions of the authority before administrative courts (Administrative Court of Appeals of Athens and Council of the State)
  • Legal Partner – National Telecommunications & Post Commission (2005-2006)
  • Acting as Legal Advisor of ELYROS SA (Brussels) and participating in a series of programmes with European Commission (1999-2003)
  • Participating in numerous conferences and Congresses as panelist concerning European & Competition law
  • Author of 5 books and numerous  articles concerning European & Competition law
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