Monday, September 7, 2009
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Academic/Practitioner Assimakis (Makis) Komninos is leaving private practice for a government position in Greece. Makis has been appointed a Commissioner, member of the board and president of chamber at the Hellenic Competition Commission. A recent amendment of the Greek Competition Act reshuffled the Greek Competition Commission. The Board of the authority will now consist of nine members. There will be one Commission President, four full-time Commissioners and four part-time members. The Commissioners will preside over the four chambers that have now been created and will also supervise the cases investigated by the Directorate-General. The President and the four Commissioners were confirmed by the Greek Parliament last week and take up their duties as of today. The President of the Commission is Dimitrios Kyritsakis, a former Vice-President of the Greek Supreme Court. Makis is a visiting professor at IREA - Université Paul Cézanne Aix - Marseille III and a visiting lecturer at University College London (UCL). I had the chance to meet him at an academic conference this past summer and found him to be quite analytically sharp. This is a big pick-up for the Greek competition system, perhaps the coolest Greek related news item since I found out that a remake is in the works of the early 1980s cult classic Clash of the Titans.