Stamatis Drakakakis has been a partner at Koutalidis Law since November 2012. His practice covers the full range of EU and Greek competition work, including both mergers and contentious matters. He also advises on sectoral regulatory issues related to telecoms, media, energy and aviation. He has particular experience in EC State aid law and he has authored a number of relevant articles and commentaries. Stamatis obtained his Law Diploma at the University of Athens (1999) and graduated from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium (LL.M. in European Legal Studies - 2001). He was a trainee at the Chamber of Judge Vasilios Skouris at the European Court of Justice from September 2001 to March 2002. Subsequently, he worked as an associate in the Brussels office of Howrey LLP (as part of the original Brussels team, 2002-2007) and Arnold & Porter LLP (2007-2008). His first four years in Athens (2009-2012) he worked as a partner at the boutique firm “DN Tzouganatos & Partners”. He is admitted in the Athens (2002) and Brussels Bar Association (2002).