Anastasios A. Antoniou

Anastasios A. Antoniou

Partner, Managing Advocate

Anastasios Antoniou LLC

Grigori Afxentiou 3
102
Limassol 4003
Cyprus

Phone +357 25105038
Fax +357 25104574
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Website Anastasios A. Antoniou - Managing Advocate, Limassol, Cyprus

Lawyer's Profile

Anastasios A. Antoniou is ranked as a leading lawyer in competition law & merger control, shipping law, energy law, European Union and international law by eminent ranking houses, including The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers International.

In recommending him as "very knowledgeable" and a leading lawyer, The Legal 500 have highlighted Anastasios' "expertise" as being the reason behind Anastasios Antoniou LLC's "solid reputation", while he has been included in the best competition lawyers globally by Who's Who Legal and was chosen by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers International.

Anastasios has advised a plethora of multinational corporations, governments and international organizations. As counsel he appears before national and international courts and arbitration tribunals in high-profile maritime, energy, competition and international law disputes.

He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Competition Lawyers Forum, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the British Institute of Comparative and International Law and the European Society of International Law.

He is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Cyprus and partner at Anastasios Antoniou LLC (www.antoniou.com.cy), a firm ranked as Top Tier by The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, the IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers International. The firm's lawyers advise and litigate in competition law, oil and gas, admiralty and maritime, merger control, trademarks, EU and public and private international law matters.

Specialties: merger control, competition law, oil & gas law, public international law, European Union law, maritime and shipping law, commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration, commercial dispute resolution

Bar Admission

Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association
Limassol Bar Association

Affiliations

European Competition Lawyers Forum
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
International League of Competition Law


Languages Greek, English, Spanish.

Joined the Law Firm in 2009

Lawyer's Areas of Practice


Additional Practice Areas: European Union Law, Merger Control, International Commercial Arbitration

Litigation Percentage 50%

Career

Professional Experience

• Practicing Cyprus and EU law as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Cyprus and ranked as a leading lawyer in competition law and merger control, shipping law, energy law and international law by eminent ranking houses, including The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers International.
• Handling matters in practice areas of expertise: merger control, competition law, maritime and shipping law, commercial litigation and international commercial/investment arbitration
• Appearing as counsel before national and international courts and arbitration tribunals in high-profile maritime, energy, competition and international law disputes
• Managing the Firm’s affairs as its managing advocate and overseeing work

Indicative recent work

• Advising and acting for Glencore in notification and clearance of cross-border transaction
• Advising Fujitsu General on dispute resolution issues involving competition and distribution law
• Advising Marathon Oil in relation to EU, commercial, dispute resolution and international law issues
• Acting for International Lease Finance Corporation in a dispute resolution matter
• Advising CGG and PGS on Cyprus law aspects
• Acting for Western Union in notification and clearance of a cross-border acquisition
• Acting for Bank of Cyprus in commercial litigation
• Advising the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe on European Union and international law
• Advising Transocean on Cyprus and EU law issues
• Advising the Czech Republic and Czech Airlines on Cyprus merger control matters
• Acting for estate of deceased Capt. A. Ioannides against the Republic of Cyprus for damages arising out of negligence and human rights breaches (inter alia, right to life)
• Acting for Henkel in notification and clearance of a cross-border acquisition
• Advising Sovereign (permanent UN Security Council member, EU and NATO member) on the application of EU law on occupied territories

Publications

Cyprus Chapter, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Global Legal Insights series, 2013
Cyprus Chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Oil & Gas Regulation 2013
Cyprus Chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control 2013
'Oil Regulation and Natural Gas', Cyprus Law Digest (2012) Nomiki Bibliothiki
'Antitrust Regulation - Cartels - Abuse of Dominance', Cyprus Law Digest (2012) Nomiki Bibliothiki
'Notification of Concentrations/Merger Control', Cyprus Law Digest (2012) Nomiki Bibliothiki
'Protection of Foreign Investments', Cyprus Law Digest (2012) Nomiki Bibliothiki
Cyprus Chapter, The European Antitrust Review 2013 at GCR's website
Cyprus Chapter, Merger Control 2013 Getting the Deal Through
'The legal elements of private funds regulation in Cyprus which classify it as an ideal alternative funds jurisdiction', The Euromoney Global Asset Management & Servicing Review 2012/13 2011
Cyprus Chapter, Merger Control 2012 Getting the Deal Through
The Essential Facilities Doctrine before European Community Courts: Ostracized or Expanded? (2010) Cyprus and European Law Review
Increasing Rights Protection in the EU: the Charter of Fundamental Rights in Trajectory of Enforcement (2009) 4 Hellenic Review of European Law 97

Seminars

International Investment Arbitration (UNITAR)

Past Employment Positions

Advocate, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
General Counsel, Dioratico Ltd

Education

Kingston University
London School of Economics

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