Anestis Papadopoulos practises in the field of commercial law, with a focus on competition law and market regulation. He has a background, which combines international work in private practice, government institutions and academia.

Anestis has advised and represented clients on competition law issues (cartels, vertical agreements and abuse of dominance) in the markets of oil, telecoms, movie distribution, books, detergents, poultry and car lease. He has also advised and represented corporate clients on issues relating to corporate law, energy law (renewable sources of energy), intellectual and industrial property (trademarks, patents, industrial design and copyright), consumer protection law (product liability) and real estate law.

He has previously worked as a legal expert of the Hellenic Competition Commission, where he handled a number of cases relating to distribution and franchise agreements, cartels, mergers and abuse of dominance in the markets of motor vehicles, media, oil, and the insurance sector. He has also worked for the European Commission (stage at DG Competition), and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (Fellow).

Anestis holds an LLB from the University of Athens, an LLM from Manchester University and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is the author of "The International Dimension of EU Competition Law and Policy" (Cambridge University Press 2010), and has presented papers in competition law at various international conferences. He has acted as an international consultant for UNCTAD (in a major research project on competition and development), and has been for three years a teaching fellow at the Law School of Athens. He has given lectures at the London School of Economics and University College Dublin, and is research affiliate at the Centre for Competition Law and Policy at the University of Oxford.


Practice Areas

• Greek and International Competition law
• Corporate Law;
• M&A  
• Energy Law
• Intellectual Property
• Consumer Protection law

Professional Associations

• Member of the Athens Bar Association
• Member of the International Bar Association
• Member of Association of Greek Commercial Lawyers.
• Member of the Competition Law Scholars Forum



• University of Athens, Law School (LLB,1999)
• University of Manchester, UK (LLM on International Business Law, 2000)
• London School of economics and Political Science (PhD 2008, in competition and international trade law)


Languages Greek, English (fluent), and French (working level)

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