KA Legal has long standing practical knowledge of the media and telecommunications sectors. Senior Partner Dr. Konstantinos Adamantopoulos has been the leading counsel in several antitrust, State aids and international arbitration cases that dealt with the implementation of important aspects of EU law in these sectors, including non discriminatory licensing of rights whilst respecting cultural diversity in the EU; platform neutrality; unbundling; margin squeeze practices; cost oriented charging; State aids; roll out of digital terrestrial TV platforms; etc.
Indicative examples of our work include:
Representation of a major U.S film manufacturer before the European Commission in procedures pertaining to the notification of certain patent licensing agreements;
Representing one of the world's largest advertising companies in leniency proceedings before the European Commission;
Successfully advising and representing a major Greek telecommunications company in State aids procedures before the European Commission resulting in the approval of a €400 million State funding of the company's voluntary retirement scheme;
Representing a major Greek mobile telephony provider in antitrust proceedings on pricing policies;
Representing a major film distribution company worldwide in enquiries into the film distribution sector by a national competition authority;
Advising and representing a major media and telecommunications operator in EU merger Control procedures;
Advising and representing a major international sports association in arbitration procedures involving TV and internet broadcast licensing of sports events under EU and national anti trust laws.
Representing a major Italian broadcaster before the EU Courts in proceedings relating to alleged State aids in favour of the roll out of digital terrestrial TV broadcasting platforms.
Successfully advising a major EU telecoms operator on the disposal of a majority interest on a telecoms satelite under EU public procurement rules.