Kristi Georgieva’s practice focuses on all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control proceedings, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, and litigation.

Kristi assists clients before the European Commission and Courts and in proceedings in European member states. Her industry experience focuses on work with technology firms and pharmaceuticals, including both in the context of global merger reviews and behavioral investigations and litigation.

Kristi joined the firm in 2018. From October 2019 to February 2020, Kristi was seconded to the European Commission’s Legal Service.

Notable Experiences

  • Broadcom in its proposed $69 billion acquisition of VMware before the European Commission.

  • Illumina in litigation before the Court of Justice and General Court of the EU in relation to its proposed $8 billion acquisition of GRAIL.

  • Google in European and national investigations and litigation, including its appeals before the EU General Court and the EU Court of Justice against the €2.4 billion fine in the Search (Shopping) matter.

  • Celanese in the European Commission’s ethylene cartel investigation.

  • Philip Morris in cartel investigations involving the national competition authorities in the Netherlands and Belgium.

  • ArcelorMittal on its €4.2 billion acquisition of the assets of the Italian steelmaking group Ilva, including Europe’s largest steel plant in Taranto.

  • Alstom in its proposed €15 billion acquisition of Siemens’ mobility business.

  • Temasek, Sembcorp Marine, and Keppel Corporation in the proposed $3.2 billion combination of Sembcorp Marine and Keppel Offshore & Marine.

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