Iakovos Sarmas joined White & Case in 2019 and is a member of the firm's EU law practice group. His main area of practice is EU competition law.
Iakovos has advised clients in the context of complex, fact-heavy investigations of the European Commission and national agencies, related to alleged abuses of dominance by technology companies. He has also been involved in merger control proceedings, including a recent Phase II investigation of the European Commission. Iakovos is a Greek-qualified lawyer and has represented clients before the Hellenic Competition Commission in a number of antitrust investigations, concentration notifications, and in settlement proceedings.
Iakovos has also completed pro bono work for the firm, including advice on human rights questions (ECHR, EU Charter), and an International Red Cross project.
Prior to joining White & Case, Iakovos worked as an antitrust associate at a leading Greek law firm, and interned at the Chambers of Judge S. Papasavvas of the EU General Court.