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Lambros Kilaniotis

Lambros Kilaniotis heads RPC's Competition practice.

He is a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience and represents clients in oral hearings before regulators, tribunals and courts. 

Practising all aspects of EU and UK competition law, Lambros has considerable experience in contentious competition matters such as market investigations, cartel investigations (including dawn raids) and competition litigation (including follow on damages actions). He also provides non-contentious strategic competition advice and advises on mergers.

Directory quotes

"Lambros Kilianotis is an excellent competition litigator." - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"Lambros Kilaniotis is very good to work with, is commercially astute and is focused on achieving results for clients."  - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"Lambros offers genuine litigation expertise. He knows his stuff and is an excellent communicator."  - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"Lambros Kilaniotis and Melanie Musgrave are excellent. They are consummate professionals. They approach matters in a very low professional and “can-do” way. Nothing is too much bother and they punch at Magic Circle level. A great team that become part of your team." - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"Lambros Kilianotis really stands out as a great competition litigator. He is charming, diligent and pragmatic – willing to go the extra mile for his clients and really fight their corner."- The Legal 500 UK 2022

"An excellent team – Lambos Kilaniotis and Melanie Musgrave in particular – are superb, solid and supportive of their clients. They are no-nonsense professionals who you would love to have on your side of the table. They are practical and non-intrusive." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

"A very competent team" - The Legal 500 UK 2021

"Lambros Kilaniotis is a very highly regarded practitioner, very well known and liked in the profession." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

"Lambros Kilaniotis is a very able lawyer and a joy to work with and is ably assisted by Melanie Musgrave." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

"Melanie Musgrave is very easy to work with and is a very well organised lawyer." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

"The practice has extensive experience in international card scheme related matters and, in particular, interchange. These gives them exceptional insight into a complex area, with many competition elements." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

"Lambros Kilaniotis and Melanie Musgrave bring extensive industry and competition experience to the fore, which combined with their increasing knowledge of our organisation means that they provide valuable advice is pertinent, relevant and appropriate." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

"As a higher rights advocate, Lambros has the technical and legal skills to advise clients on a par with the junior end of the bar." -The Legal 500 UK 2021

Lambros Kilaniotis – "bright, energetic" - The Legal 500 UK 2021

"Highly praised by clients, Lambros Kilaniotis heads the department." - The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended- The Legal 500 UK 2020

Lambros represents clients from the pharmaceutical, retail and automotive industries in competition damages claims.  He is "very engaging and on top of the law." -Chambers UK 2019

“very well organised, takes a very methodical approach to all tactical aspects and has all bases covered.” -Chambers UK 2018

"exceptionally good to work with and highly intelligent" -The Legal 500 UK 2018

"commercially-minded" and has "a reputation for achieving favourable settlements" in a variety of competition disputes. -The Legal 500 UK 2018

"Rising star" Lambros Kilaniotis (who is "very knowledgeable" and "hard-working") -The Legal 500 UK 2017

Solicitor advocate Lambros Kilaniotis, who is "a good tactician with encyclopedic knowledge of the law", -The Legal 500 UK 2017

"He is very personable, wants to do right by his client and produces solid work." -Chambers UK 2017 

"Recommended" -The Legal 500 UK 2016

"An "excellent tactician, with superb judgement"" -The Legal 500 UK 2015

"Recommended"-The Legal 500 UK 2014

"A skilled tactician and accomplished litigator" - The Legal 500 UK 2014


Law Society Competition Section

Relevant work

MyFerrylink- advising the operating company of Eurotunnel's cross-channel ferry business in its successful appeal in the Court of Appeal challenging the Competition and Market Authority's jurisdiction in the Eurotunnel/Sea France merger

LINPAC - advising on various matters relating to the European Commission's Retail Food Packaging decision

Advising a number of claimants on competition damages claims in respect of interchange fees

General advice for clients (both claimants and defendants) in relation to follow-on damages cases (including settlements before the issue of proceedings)