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The firm: Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners is an Athens-based business law firm built upon a strong regulatory, transactional/corporate and litigation foundation. It’s specialists areas include: telecommunications, media and technology (TMT); IP; tax; competition law; data privacy and cybersecurity; public procurement; employment law; and energy regulation.

The firm’s lawyers have substantial in-house industry experience and have worked in government and regulatory agencies.

Areas of practice: TMT: the team has industry and government experience, with a strong reputation for advising on issues such as: regulated access to next generation access networks; digital business; data protection and IT security; cloud-based processing services; big data; online gaming, betting and interactive services; new media and online content regulation; software; e-business; technology contracts and outsourcing.

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity: the firm’s specialists have long-standing practical expertise including working at relevant regulatory authorities. They regularly appear before agencies and regulatory authorities, representing its clients in numerous investigations involving their privacy and data security practices.

Tax: the firm’s lawyers are highly experienced in providing skilled representation to individuals and corporations in every phase of complex tax matters. The team advises on the tax implications of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financings, investments, joint ventures, tax planning and restructurings. The team serves as litigation counsel before tax authorities, defend clients in tax litigation and audits and act as primary tax advisors to middle-market businesses and multinationals.

Competition: the team covers the interface between IP rights and competition law; abuse of dominance; licensing, distribution, exclusivity, non-compete provisions and parallel imports; state aid; mergers, joint ventures and acquisitions; competition and regulatory investigations; competition compliance and training; antitrust litigation. It represents clients before administrative courts and antitrust/regulatory authorities. It has litigated claims of refusals to deal, price discrimination, monopolisation and market dominance, vertical and horizontal price fixing.

Intellectual property: the firm has considerable knowledge in IP law, ncluding patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks. It prosecutes and litigates complex IP matters, assisting clients in protecting their intellectual property rights from infringement, counterfeiting, misappropriation and unfair competition. It has significant experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating transactions.

Corporate and commercial: the practice serves as general counsel for corporations and advises on a wide variety of commercial agreements and all aspects of trading law, including unfair contract terms, consumer law, product liability and trading standards. It is active in corporate transactions and has considerable expertise in dispute resolution proceedings.

Dispute resolution: the practice has an impressive track record for successfully representing clients before courts and regulatory authorities. It has wide-ranging experience and expertise across a number of industry sectors and is skilled in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation; arbitration; corporate governance advice and investigations.

Administrative law and public procurement: the team represents clients seeking to challenge or defend government regulation or to bring about appropriate regulatory action. The public procurement team advises on planning; negotiation; short-listing; contract award; and contract management.

Employment and labour: the firm advises on employment and benefits issues, advisory and transactional, contentious and non-contentious, including advising on issues from working conditions, labour risk prevention, employee relations, HR policies and privacy, to restructuring, relationship breakdowns and dispute resolution. The practice has successfully litigated in courts and before regulatory agencies.

Energy: the practice has a proven track record in energy regulatory/ legislative matters, corporate transactions, litigation/arbitration and environmental matters across all segments of the industry.

  • Number of lawyers: 17
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Member
  • International Bar Association
  • Athens Bar Association

Above material supplied by Nikolinakos & Partners LLP.

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