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Stella Gartagani

Stella is a competition litigation specialist with a focus on competition damages litigation.

Expertise 

Stella has experience in litigation before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. She combines her in-depth knowledge of European and English law practice and procedure, with her practical experience in settling damages claims for her clients.

Previously, Stella worked as legal assistant to Judge Dimitrios Gratsias at the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg. She has also worked for a Belgian law firm specialising in finance, corporate and commercial law and prior to that, in Athens focusing on commercial matters.

Clients

Since joining the firm in October 2011, Stella has acted for claimants in a wide range of sectors and industries as well as SMEs and some household and market leading names.

Practice Areas

Competition Disputes

Stella played a key role in the legal teams representing or advising ground-breaking litigation:

  • Foundem in its claim before the High Court against Google for abuse of its dominant position in respect of its conduct in comparison shopping.
  • Automotive manufacturers in their follow-on damages claims relating to the car glass and other Auto-Part cartels.
  • Claimants in relation to the Paraffin Wax, Methionine and the Feed Phosphates cartels.
  • Deutsche Bahn, together with a number of other European public transport companies in connection with the Carbon Graphite damages claim.

Education

Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS), BPP University, London
Postgraduate studies in European and Competition Law, University of Leiden, the Netherlands 
LL.B., National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece 
Erasmus Programme, University of Groningen, the Netherlands 

Bar Admissions

Athens Bar Association, Greece
Solicitor, England and Wales

Publications

"Guide to funding competition damages claims in England" - Law & European Affairs, 2016/1, co-authored with Laurent Geelhand and Charles Laporte-Bisquit

"Jurisdiction in follow-on damages claims - Update on the Judgment of the European Court of Justice in the Hydrogen Peroxide Cartel Claim" - Global Competition Litigation Review, 2015, co-authored with Nicola Boyle and Gurpreet Chhokar

"CDC v Akzo Nobel and Others: Clarifications on the Jurisdiction Rules in Cartel Damages Claims" - Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, July 2015, co-authored with Laurent Geelhand

"Jurisdiction in follow-on damages claims - AG Jääskinen’s Opinion in the Hydrogen Peroxide case" - Global Competition Litigation Review, 2015, co-authored with Nicola Boyle and Lesley Hannah

"Supreme Court clarifies time limits for damages claimants in the CAT" - Global Competition Litigation Review, 2014, co-authored with Nicola Boyle and Lesley Hannah

"Significant developments in private enforcement of competition law – EU Parliament passes Commission’s Directive" - Kluwer Competition Law Blog, May 2014, co-authored with Boris Bronfentrinker and Lesley Hannah

"The European Courts and Articles 101 and 102" - produced in partnership with Lexis PSL Competition, 2013

"A summary of recent developments in antitrust damages claims, collective redress and funding in the EU and UK" - Global Competition Litigation Review, 2013, co-authored with Lianne Craig, Wessen Jazrawi, Tatiana Siakka & Katie Fitzgerald Frazer

"A False Dawn for the CAT?" - Global Competition Litigation Review, 2012, co-authored with Rodger Burnett & Wessen Jazrawi

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