Dr IRENE M. NIKIFORAKI
Irene completed her legal studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School, where she received an LL.B. in 1994.
Subsequently she earned the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M) from the Law Faculty of the University of Edinburgh, UK (specialization fields: Intellectual Property, Commercial Law, International Commercial Arbitration).
In 2002 she has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the Law Faculty of the University of Edinburgh, UK, in the field of EU Competition Law & the Economics of Competition law (Thesis title: “Technology Licensing, the Evolution of EU Law”).
Irene is a Barrister at the Council of State, qualified to practice in Greece. Irene’s professional practice focuses on all aspects of EU Competition/Antitrust, Trade and Regulatory Law. She is skilled in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation and prosecution, arbitration, regulatory sector specific dispute resolution proceedings and complex competition investigations.
Irene’s clients value her bilingual analytical expertise of the legal rules and economic concepts required to be applied in the course of competition cases, and her insider knowledge gained from working for decades on a range of antitrust & regulatory issues in various sectors (including pharmaceuticals, consumer products, rail and air transport, information technology, food & beverages).
KATERINA D. FERETI
Katerina completed her legal studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School, where she received an LL.B. in 2006.
Subsequently, she earned a Masters degree in European Union Law (LL.M) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Faculty of Law in 2008.
In 2010, she completed an LL.M. in Public Law (LL.M.) at the University of Athens.
Since 2009, she is a Barrister and practices law from the Athens Bar Association.
Katerina specializes across the full spectrum of issues related to Public and European law, including EU internal market, competition, State aid law, sectorial regulation, and law on economic sanctions.
She routinely represents clients before national courts and authorities, as well in proceedings before the European Commission (EC) regarding, inter alia, merger control cases and complaints for violations of European Union law, before the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding preliminary questions posed by Greek administrative courts, before the General Court of the European Union and before the European Ombudsman. Moreover, she has experience before international judicial bodies in the context of the Council of Europe such as the European Court of Human Rights and the European Social Rights Committee as well as the United Nations Office.
Katerina is valued for her high – quality services tailor made to the clients’ needs and dynamic judicial representation.
Her clients, draw from a range of industries - in particular aviation, tobacco companies, real – estate, luxury goods, education, health services.