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Assimakis (Makis) Komninos is a partner at the Brussels office of White & Case LLP. He is also a visiting fellow of the Centre for Law and Governance in Europe at University College London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Competition Law Centre at the College of Europe. Makis has acted or been part of the defence team in a number of landmark cases before the European Courts, such as Microsoft (compulsory licensing), Google Shopping (self-preferencing), Rambus (excessive pricing), GlaxoSmithKline (parallel trade of pharmaceuticals), Greek lignites (public undertakings) and Chalkor (human rights and antitrust) and has represented clients before the European Commission, other European competition authorities, courts and arbitration tribunals. He also acted in the recent Pfizer/Flynn excessive pricing case.He has also been involved in complex Phase II merger clearance cases in the airline, energy and telecoms sectors. He is a prolific writer on competition law matters and is a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network. He is also a former commissioner and member of the board of the Hellenic Competition Commission.
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