Efthymia N. Armata

Associate

Efthymia joined Stavropoulos & Partners Law Office in 2012. She specialises in EU and Greek competition law and focuses on day to day compliance issues. In particular, she assists in preparing replies to requests for information regarding sectoral / ad hoc investigations of the Hellenic Competition Commission. She regularly advises on commercial policies, rebate systems and other practices for scrutiny with market dominance restrictions and often reviews practices arising from vertical and horizontal relationships (resale price maintenance, territorial and customer allocation, single branding obligations, parallel trade, MFN clauses, exchange of information, purchase/commercialization agreements). She acts in a number of industries with a particular focus on the food and beverage industry.

In addition, she deals with commercial, EU and consumer law as well as banking and finance/capital markets law focusing on compliance issues and providing daily advice to legal issues covering the aforementioned fields of law. She regularly advises on anti-money laundering law, restrictions arising from capital controls and payment services and scrutinizes commercial practices addressed to consumers (aggressive, misleading commercial practices, warranties, product liability issues, advertising). She often reviews various types of distribution agreements (exclusive/selective/franchise) as well as agency agreements. In addition, she often advises on all aspects of personal data protection and privacy, such as compliance issues with GDPR, data processing notifications, abuse of personal data, unsolicited marketing and spam, drafting of privacy policies. Finally, she has attended an extensive seminar organized by Nomiki Bibliothiki with regards to Data Protection Officer and has been certified as a Data Protection Officer.

Prior to joining Stavropoulos & Partners, Efthymia completed an internship with the European Commission (D.G. Environment/Unit of Sustainable Consumption and Production) where she assisted with the drafting of the Waste Framework Directive by carrying out legal research on EU case law, analysing legal documents and preparing draft opinions to stakeholders. Additionally, she has worked as a legal editor in a competition law network organised under the auspices of the D.G. Competition of the European Commission, where she was responsible for analysing concentration/merger cases issued by the Greek and the Cypriot competition authority.

Efthymia Armata is a very capable legal adviser, with a high expertise on Competition Law issues. Efthymia has a deep knowledge of the market constraints due to our Company’s dominant position into the beer market and she knows extremely well how to protect the Company from potential anti-competitive practices, providing both theoretical and practical cases. Efthymia’ s knowledge and contribution is highly appreciated by the Company.

Client Testimony

Admissions

Admitted to Bar 2010, Athens

Solicitor of England and Wales (pending) via QLTS scheme: OSCE examination pending

Certified Data Protection Officer by TUV Austria Hellas

Education

University of Athens Law School (LL.B., 2007)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law (LL.M. in Private International Law, 2008)

University College London, U.K. (LL.M. in International Banking and Finance, 2009)

King's College London, U.K. (MA in EU Competition Law, 2012)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law, PHD Candidate in Competition Law

Data Protection Officer Seminar organised by Nomiki Bibliothiki

Languages

Greek

English

French

Article on “Geoblocking practices to cross-border transactions”

To Vima, Athens, June 2019

Contribution in the “Practical guide for the compliance of enterprises to the competition rules”

Working group of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises for “Competition & the Market”, Athens, May 2019

Contribution in “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2019”

Co-Author, Global Legal Group, 11th edition, Athens, 2019

Article on “Conditional rebates under Article 102 TFEU”

DEE, Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens, May 2018

Article on “Competition Law Aspects with regards to European Commission’s e-commerce sectoral enquiry”

Hellenic Review of European Law, Thessaloniki, April-June 2018

Speech on "Practices of undertakings holding market power"

Conference on “Competition on the merits. The Dos and Dont's of compliance”, organized by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, Athens, June 2018

Speech on “Intel and the future of Article 102TFEU”

10th Imedipa Conference on Competition Law and Policy, organized by IMEDIPA, UCL, QUEEN MARY, Athens, June 2018

Contribution in “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2018”

Co-Author, Global Legal Group, 10th edition, Athens, 2018

Article on “Exchange of Information under article 101TFEU”

Contribution to “Cartels” conference organized by Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens, May 2017

Contribution in “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2017”

Co-Author, Global Legal Group, 9th edition, Athens, 2017

Contribution in the Greek Law Digest - The Official Guide to Greek Law “Monopolies”

Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2nd edition, Athens, 2016 (updated online version 2017)

Contribution in “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2016”

Co-Author, Global Legal Group, 8th edition, Athens, 2016

Contribution in the Greek Law Digest - The Official Guide to Greek Law, “Consumer Protection in Greece”

Co-Author, Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens, November 2011

Article on “Pre-contractual obligations of credit institutions under the KYA Z1699/2010 implementing the Consumer Credit Directive”

Co-Author, DEE, Athens, October 2011