Margarita Peristeraki

Associate Partner

Practice area   EU & Competition Law   Margarita is a qualified lawyer, with more than 20 years of experience.  Her practice focuses on EU Competition law and EU litigation before the Court of Justice of the EU.  She regularly advises and represents clients in merger cases, involving complex substantive and procedural issues before the EU Commission and national authorities.  In conjunction with merger control, Margarita also advises clients on Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulations, where she has represented clients in high profile cases. Margarita regularly advises clients on competition compliance of agreements, horizontal cooperation as well as on unilateral conduct cases. She has represented and advised several associations on competition law compliance issues. Margarita leads the State aid practice of EY Law and regularly advises clients on State Aid matters. She has represented parties before the EU Commission and regularly advises on State aid law compliance.   Margarita has represented clients on a number of cases before the Court of Justice of the EU, not only on competition law but also on regulatory and trade matters.   Her expertise covers various sectors, such as automotive, chemicals, technology, media, telecommunications, transport, consumer goods.      Expertise Area   Margarita has particular expertise in:
  • Multi-jurisdictional merger control analysis
  • The pre-clearance cooperation and pre-merger integration planning
  • The designing of remedies
  • The interface between competition law and economic analysis
  • Cartel investigations
  • Procedural issues under EU Competition law
  • Designing antitrust compliance training programmes
  • EU Court Litigation matters (including direct actions, preliminary references from national courts, appeals, third party interventions)
  Additional info   Margarita joined EY Law in May 2017. Prior to this, she worked for more than 11 years in the Brussels office of a major international law firm, where she was promoted to Counsel in January 2012.  She is a former referendaire (law clerk) at the General Court of the EU. Prior to that she worked with an international law firm based in Brussels, while she has also completed an internship with the Directorate General of Competition of the EU Commission in Brussels.  She is regularly invited to train clients and teach at academia. For a number of years, she was the case law editor of the European Networks Law Review, a Lexxion publication.   Margarita is fluent in English, French and Greek (native).