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Vassilis Karantounias

Of Counsel

Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Languages English, French, German, Greek

Vassilis Karantounias serves as an Of counsel in the EU & Competition and the Technology, Media & Communications practices at the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels. He joined CMS in 2018.

Vassilis has broad expertise in EU law as well as in Greek commercial and administrative law with strong background in litigation and arbitration. He advises multinationals on EU law with a focus on state aid, public procurement, data protection and regulatory affairs. Vassilis is also active in gambling regulations and intellectual property law.

Before joining CMS, Vassilis worked for 4 years in the European Commission, dealing inter alia with state aid, privatizations and structural reforms. From 2004 to 2013, Vassilis practiced law in Athens and was a corporate & litigation Partner to a top-tier Greek law firm. He has been repeatedly ranked and featured, in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000, among best lawyers in Greece in the areas of dispute resolution, financial & corporate, real estate & construction and employment.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Brussels Bar (E list)
  • Athens Bar
  • IAPP
  • MTE | DPC
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  • Blockchain, Saïd Business School
  • EU Competition Law, King's College London
  • Law, University of Athens
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On­line gambling law and reg­u­la­tion in Greece
Notes By way of back­ground, on­line gambling (also in­clud­ing on­line bet­ting) had al­ways been totally banned in Greece by vir­tue of a dec­ades-long blanket pro­hib­i­tion of any gambling activ­ity oth­er than...