Zena Prodromou | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Zena Prodromou

Associate, Brussels

T +32 2 239 25 68

E zena.prodromou@whitecase.com

Overview

Zena Prodromou specializes in EU and Greek competition law, international arbitration and litigation and private international law. Her practice also covers state aid and international trade proceedings.

Zena recently defended a major multinational pharma company before the Hellenic Competition Commission against abuse of dominance allegations and successfully acted for an industry association in an information exchange investigation. She has particular experience in third party interventions to proceedings before the General Court of the EU and regularly advises on a broad range of EU and competition law issues. Zena has also been involved in commercial arbitration proceedings in the intersection between IP rights and competition law and has addressed the EU law aspects in investment arbitration cases.

Prior to joining White & Case, Zena was an associate of a Brussels law firm involved in high profile state aid cases before the General Court of the EU. She has worked as research assistant at Cambridge and Harvard in the fields of International Trade and Comparative Constitutional Law and has gained substantial litigation experience with sets of Chambers in London.

Zena is regularly invited to speak on topics related to EU law and international dispute resolution.

Bars and Courts

  • Thessaloniki Bar
  • Brussels Bar (E list)

Education

  • LLM, Harvard Law School, cross-registered at Harvard Business School
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, Private International Law, Directed Studies Program
  • LLM, European Law and International Commercial Litigation, University of Cambridge, UK
  • LLB, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Certificate on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution, Pace University School of Law, NY
  • Certificate on Energy Subsidy Reform, The IMF, Washington, DC

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Experience

White Collar

Assisted major European bank produce necessary documentation in French in relation to investigation by the US regulatory authorities   

International Trade

Advises on the institutional aspects surrounding the negotiation and conclusion of international agreements by the EU with particular emphasis on FTAs

Commercial Distribution

Advises clients on their distribution systems, notably in the pharma, electronics and food production sectors

European Union competition law and commercial arbitration

Addressed EU competition law arguments in commercial arbitration cases, notably in paramedical products and in agriculture breeding technology

EU law and investment arbitration

Advised sovereign on the EU law aspects of proceedings brought under ICSID relating to investments in the electricity field

State aid

Advises on the compatibility with EU internal market rules of state aid to uncompetitive coal mines

Information exchange case - Greece

Successfully represented an industry association in an information exchange investigation before the HCC, which was closed with a commitments decision

Speaking Engagements

"TTIP: a story of changes, challenges and concessions - the way to a Standing Court of Arbitration", Seminar on EU-related Arbitration organized by the Association for International Arbitration

"Arbitration and Third Parties", 9 December 2015: Brussels Arbitration School, organized by the Association for International Arbitration, Brussels