Athina Van Melkebeke is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Team based in the London and Brussels offices. Her practice focuses on antitrust law, particularly merger control, antitrust compliance, and cartel and abuse of dominance investigations. Athina also has extensive experience advising on foreign investment screening. She has practiced in Brussels, Washington, DC, and London and has been involved in matters before the European Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as various national competition authorities.


Thought Leadership


S. Evans and A. Van Melkebeke, "EU Foreign Subsidies Regime – The Draft Implementing Regulation" Wolters Kluwer Competition Law Blog, 16 February 2023

P. Riedel, T. Wilson and A. Van Melkebeke, "General Court Strikes Blow to EU Commission in Mobile Telecoms Merger," Wolters Kluwer Competition Law Blog, 12 June 2020

M. Leddy and A. Van Melkebeke, “Parental liability in EU competition law,” ECLR 2019, Volume 40, Issue 9, 407–⁠416

“Belgium” chapter, Dominance 2019, Getting the Deal Through


Convergence and its Consequences on the Sector, Competition Law and Regulation in the Telecoms & Communications Sector Conference 2018, 6 November 2018, Brussels 


Recognized in Management Today’s list of “35 Women Under 35” females in senior leadership positions, (2023)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Brussels


  • English
  • Dutch
  • French


  • University of ChicagoLL.M.2014
    Belgian American Educational Foundation Scholar
  • Ghent UniversityMaster of Lawssumma cum laude2013
  • Ghent UniversityBachelor of Laws2011