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9 NEOFYTOU VAMVA STREET, 106 74 ATHENS, GREECE
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Work +30 210 338 0000
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Fax +30 210 3380020
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www.potamitisvekris.com

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos

Tel:
Work +302103380000
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PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Position

Partner specialising in EU, competition and antitrust, civil and criminal litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property. Xenophon has litigated on trademark protection, intellectual property disputes, parallel imports and competition issues. He is the acting Head of Department for the Legal and Technical Evaluation of Bills of the Hellenic Parliament, and legal counsel to the Scientific Service of the Greek Parliament (since 1989).

Career

Elected President of the Harvard Club of Greece (2011-13); legal counsel to the Hellenic Post (1999-2001); Head of the EU Studies Department of the Scientific Service (2003-09).

Languages

English, French, German, Greek and Italian.

Member

Athens Bar Association (1982).

Education

Harvard Law School, SJD (1984); Harvard Law School, LLM (1981); University of Athens, LLB (1980).


Greece

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos - PotamitisVekris Law Firm

Within: Dispute resolution

The 'hands-on, efficient and readily-available litigation team' at¬†PotamitisVekris Law Firm¬†receives high praise for its 'first-class lawyers who produce very good results'. The firm has grown particularly strong sub-groups in areas such as white-collar crime and public law. Team head¬†Konstantinos Papadiamantis¬†is a 'very good' lawyer with 'in-depth knowledge of the law'. Recently the team¬†represented Procter & Gamble in a ‚ā¨17.5m dispute with a former distributor. Lawyers also acted for the hotel group, KLC, on a dispute with a contractor. Other key partners include¬†Xenophon Paparrigopoulos, who is particularly active in intellectual property and competition disputes, and arbitration head Vicky Psaltis.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

PotamitisVekris Law Firm's team of lawyers 'has all the qualities that make them top: excellent knowledge, experience and speed, and very cost effective'. The 'always polite, responsive and to-the-point' group head Dimitris Loukas is 'the competition heavyweight in Greece' and a 'recognised expert in EU competition law' who 'offers amazing value to clients'. The firm recently advised WIND on competition issues linked to its joint bid with Vodafone to acquire Forthnet. The firm also helped Notos Com Holdings overturn an Hellenic Competition Commission fine in the Court of Appeals. Stathis Potamitis and Xenophon Paparrigopoulos are also highly rated.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

PotamitisVekris Law Firm is recommended for its expertise representing clients in the pharmaceuticals sector. Litigation partner Xenophon Paparrigopoulos leads the well-regarded team.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Clients are quick to praise the 'reliability and professionalism' on offer at PotamitisVekris Law Firm, as well as its 'availability to support at any time'. The firm has been advising Wind Hellas in relation the licensing of content in advance of the launch of its own subscription television platform, Wind Vision, which went on-air in April 2018. Team head Xenophon Paparrigopoulos is praised for his 'excellent knowledge and expertise'.

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