Peter Alexiadis

Founding partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Brussels office

Peter Alexiadis is the Partner-In-Charge of the Brussels office of the international Law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He has practised Community law in Brussels since 1989, where his time is split between communications policy, competition law and intellectual property law. He holds postgraduate legal 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.
Mr Alexiadis' 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 many National Regulatory Authorities around the world. He has served as an external counsel to the Communications Unit at the European Commission's DG Competition for three years (1999 – 2002).
Peter's competition practice focuses on merger control and joint ventures, actions under Article 102 TFEU, the application of the EC Treaty's State aids rules, and the application of merger policy to the Telecommunications / Media / IT sectors. Peter was lead Competition counsel before the European Commission in two of the world's largest announced technology/telecommunications-related mergers. 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.
Mr. Alexiadis was also named the Best Lawyers' 2014-15 Brussels Media Law "Lawyer of the Year" and a “Thought Leader” 2016 by Who’s Who Legal. Mr Alexiadis is widely recognised as a leading practitioner in both Telecommunications Regulation and Competition Law by all international peer review publications. He publishes widely on competition and telecommunications regulatory policy issues.