George Metaxas

April 6, 2017

George Metaxas is an experienced competition and electronic communications lawyer who has been practicing in Brussels since 1989. Prior to joining Oswell & Vahida in January 2008, George was a partner in the Brussels office of Hogan & Hartson.

His competition practice includes EU and international clearance of major transactions as lead outside counsel, complaints to the European Commission, general advice on competition issues, as well as state aid and cartel work.

He is widely recognized as a leading EU telecoms lawyer, advising new entrants, incumbents and regulators on a wide range of regulatory issues associated with market entry, access negotiations and disputes, “Article 7” procedures, the combined application of sector regulation and competition law, and the evolving European regulatory regime for electronic communications.

George’s experience in intellectual property goes back to his work at the European Patent Office prior to his arrival in Brussels, and includes regular advice on European intellectual property matters.
His Brussels-based experience of more than 20 years also includes other categories of EU regulatory work, such as data protection, anti-dumping and regulatory advocacy.

George has co-chaired the International Bar Association (IBA) working group on the new antitrust legislation of China and has been actively involved in various related training programs and exchanges with the Chinese authorities.

He obtained his law degree at the University of Athens, and is a member of the Athens Bar and the Brussels Bar (List “E”). He speaks English, French, German and Greek.

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