Peter Alexiadis is a Partner in the Brussels office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He has practised Community law in Brussels since 1989, where his time is split between competition law, communications policy and intellectual property law. He holds postgraduate qualifications from the Universities of London, Sydney and Thessaloniki, and is the visiting Professor at King's College, London, for the "Competition Law & Regulated Networks Sectors" LL.M. Course.
Peter's competition practice focuses on merger control and joint ventures, actions under Article 102 TFEU, the application of merger policy to the TMT sectors and the application of the EC Treaty's State aids rules. He has been lead Competition Counsel before the European Commission and National Competition Authorities in a number of mergers, including: Schlumberger's acquisition of Cameron and its respective JVs with Weatherford and NOV; UPS' acquisition of Marken; TMT sector mergers including Vodafone/AirTouch, WorldCom/Sprint, Verizon/MCI, Epson/Sanyo, Seagate/Maxtor, Vivendi/Activision, Carlyle/Commscope, Dolby/Doremi; and was the Greek government's external legal advisor in its review of the Cosmote/Germanos merger, and the briefing solicitor in the successful MCI vs. EC Commission appeal. Peter has also acted as outside counsel in a number of high profile abuse of dominance actions in the TMT sector under Article 102 TFEU.
His intellectual property practice consists primarily in advising clients on the interface between intellectual property rights protection and competition law, especially as regards to innovative products and services. He was one of a handful of European legal experts to be invited by the United States' DoJ and FTC in May 2002 to give testimony on Hearings on "The Antitrust and Intellectual Property Interface" in Washington DC.
Peter's communications practice spans all aspects of regulation, policy and competition law affecting the communications sector, for both private companies and government institutions. He has undertaken major reform projects work and regulatory analyses and studies for the European Commission and for many National Regulatory Authorities around the world. In particular, he has been Project leader in a number of landmark studies which provide the basis of the 2002 EU Regulatory Framework, while acting as external legal consultant in the Commission's review of the SMP Guidelines in 2017. He has served as an external counsel to the Communications Unit at the European Commission's DG Competition for three years (1999 – 2002).
Peter was also named the Best Lawyers' 2014-15 Brussels Media Law "Lawyer of the Year" and a "Thought Leader" 2016 and 2017 by Who's Who Legal in the fields of TMT and competition law respectively. He is widely recognised as a leading practitioner in both these fields by all international peer review publications. Peter publishes widely, is a member of the IBA's Editorial Board and a Trustee of the International Institute for Communications.