Athina Van Melkebeke

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Athina Van Melkebeke is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Team based in London. Her practice focuses on EU and US antitrust law, particularly merger control, antitrust compliance, and cartel and abuse of dominance investigations. Ms. Van Melkebeke has experience across a variety of sectors, including in regulated industries, in particular telecommunications. 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


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 


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