Lydia Bitsakou is an associate in the Brussels office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice.

Ms. Bitsakou advises clients on all areas of EU and international competition law, with specific experience in multijurisdictional merger control clearances, behavioral cases, antitrust litigation, as well as regulatory issues.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Bitsakou worked as an associate in the competition practice of another international law firm in Brussels.

A selection of Ms. Bitsakou’s experience includes advising:

  • Illumina on its application before the General Court to annul the European Commission’s decision in Illumina/GRAIL*
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton on its US$16.2 billion acquisition of Tiffany & Co. and its investment in Ace of Spades*
  • United Technologies Corporation (now Raytheon Technologies) on its US$30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins*
  • International Flavors & Fragrances on its US$7.1 billion acquisition of Frutarom*
  • Tech Data on the company’s acquisition by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management Inc.*
  • OCI on its fertilizer partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company*
  • Google on merger control and abuse of dominance proceedings, including investigations related to its Android and AdTech businesses* 
  • Sony Corporation on its application before the General Court against a €30 million cartel fine in the optical disc drives sector*
  • Several clients in nonpublic antitrust investigations* 

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham 

Bar Qualification

  • Brussels Bar - E List
  • Greece (Dikigoros)
  • New York


  • LL.M., University of Chicago Law School, 2017
  • LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2016
  • LL.B., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2015
  • Certificate, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • French