Margarita Peristeraki

Executive Director

Practice area   EU & Competition Law   Margarita is a qualified lawyer, with 20 years of experience.  Her practice focuses on EU Competition law and EU litigation before the Court of Justice of the EU.  She is particularly experienced in merger cases, involving complex substantive and procedural issues and at times several jurisdictions.  Her practice includes cartel investigations, where for example, she acted for a major Tier 1/Tier 2 supplier in the automotive parts investigation by the EU and US Competition Authorities.  Margarita also advises clients on exclusionary and exploitative practices under Article 102 TFEU. In particular, she has deep understanding and experience in the assessment of rebate schemes and pricing practices when applied by dominant entities. She also regularly advises clients on agreements and restrictive practices under EU and national antitrust rules.  In addition, Margarita advises on State Aid matters, where she has represented parties before the EU Commission and the Court of Justice of the EU.   Margarita regularly advises and represents clients on litigation matters before the Court of Justice of the EU, not only on competition cases 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).