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Kyriakos Fountoukakos Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Belgium

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Kyriakos is a leading competition specialist dealing with all aspects of EU and UK competition law including merger control, cartels, antitrust investigations and advice, and competition litigation before the EU courts. Kyriakos has advised pharma companies on licensing agreements, patent settlement issues, life-cycle strategies and M&A transactions. Kyriakos has 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 Référendaire (Legal Assistant) in the cabinet of the President of the General Court of the EU. Kyriakos is acknowledged as a leading competition law expert in major legal directories including Chambers and Partners and the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists.  He was selected as one of the top 40 competition lawyers under the age of 40 in a Global Competition Review survey. He is an officer of the IBA's Antitrust Committee. Kyriakos often speaks on antitrust issues in the pharma sector and teaches at KNect365 European Pharma Law Academy in Cambridge.

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