Despina D Samara

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Dr Despina Samara joined the EU and competition law department of Calavros and Partners Law Firm in 2006. She specialises in European and competition law, internal market and IP rights. She practises in EU and Greek competition law matters, and more specifically merger control, articles 81/82 and the equivalent Greek legislation (Law 703/77) state aid proceedings and cartel investigations with particular expertise in the pharmaceuticals and maritime transport sectors. As a competition lawyer she frequently advises corporate clients on all legal aspects of their day-to-day operations and regularly represents clients before the National Competition Commission and national courts.Despina was admitted as a solicitor in 2002. She holds a law degree from the Aristotelion University of Thessalonica, a Masters Degree in Commercial and Corporate Law and a PhD from King's College University, London. She has also completed a stage in the Industrial Property Unit of the Directorate General of Internal Market, European Commission. She speaks Greek (native), English and French.

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