Interim Measures in Greek Competition Law

Lia Vitzilaiou, Mar 19, 2013

The provisions on interim measures of Greek competition law have been the object of much debate and legislative change over the last several years. The evolution and modernization of the relevant legal regime have made their application more effective, harmonized them with the relevant provisions of EU law, and allowed the Hellenic Competition Commission to address risks to competition more effectively.

This article is organized as follows: the first section provides a brief description of the legislative evolution of interim measures in Greek competition law; the second section interprets the notion of “public interest” as the object of protection and examines the conformity of this legislative choice with EU law; the third section provides an overview of the recent case-law of the Hellenic Competition Commission; and the last section concludes.

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