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342, KIFISSIAS AVENUE (BUILDING B), N. PSYCHIKO, 15451 ATHENS, GREECE
Tel:
Work +30 213 002 0020
Fax:
Fax +30 213 002 0029
Email:
Web:
https://www.nllaw.gr

Dina Kouvelou

Tel:
Work +30 213 0020 020
Email:
Nikolinakos & Partners LLP

Work Department

TMT; competition; corporate and commercial; data protection and IT security; administrative.

Position

Partner and co-head of the firm’s TMT and competition practices. Working as legal advisor on various regulatory, corporate and competition law issues, also covering administrative and commercial law aspects, and focusing to a significant extent on the telecommunications and technology sectors. During the last 13 years, Dina’s professional career has spanned regulatory policy, competition and corporate/commercial law experience in, amongst others, the following roles: general counsel and head of legal and regulatory affairs in a leading alternative fixed telecoms operator and in a mobile operator in Greece; senior competition law and regulatory policy advisor in the legal department of the National Regulatory Authority (EETT); and legal consultant in regulatory, competition law and commercial law projects with Greek and international law firms and consultancies. Her professional experience covers every aspect of telecommunications and technology regulation. Relevant regulatory experience includes handling a large number of formal proceedings before the EETT (prosecution/defence in complaints and dispute resolution hearings), initially as a member of EETT hearing committees and consequently as representative of operators. Dina is also involved in all aspects of corporate governance and is active in corporate transactions (mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures), as well as change of control transactions. She also counsels businesses in connection with structuring, drafting and negotiating transactions that include shareholders’ agreements, supply and distribution agreements, marketing and outsourcing. With regard to competition law, her litigation experience includes, inter alia, claims for refusals to deal, price discrimination, market dominance, predation, leveraging, bundling and tying.

Languages

English, French, German, Greek.

Member

Athens Bar Association.

Education

National University of Athens, School of Law (LLB); University College of London – Queen Mary (LLM, computer and communications law).


Greece

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Nikolinakos & Partners LLP has an 'impressive dispute resolution team with deep understanding of the local and international markets' that is 'extremely experienced before the regulatory authorities and administrative courts'. Nikos Nikolinakos is 'an effective strategist and outstanding litigator', while the 'exceptional and solution-oriented' Dina Kouvelou is an 'impressive agency litigator, with vast experience in both competition law and TMT'.  The firm is especially strong on the TMT side, with major clients including Vodafone, Rural Connect and Intrasoft.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Nikolinakos & Partners LLP is 'one of the leading players in competition law consulting and litigation, abuse of dominance and cartel matters, mainly in highly regulated industries'. Managing partner Nikos Nikolinakos is 'a very experienced competition law litigator', while the 'efficient and reliable' Dina Kouvelou 'has great experience litigating before regulatory authorities'. The firm successfully appealed a decision by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority on behalf of Vodafone, concerning alleged competition law violations by OTE.

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TMT

Within: Leading individuals

Dina Kouvelou - Nikolinakos & Partners LLP

Within: TMT

Nikolinakos & Partners LLP is considered by some to be 'the number one team in telecoms and technology law', with a 'top-notch practice for data privacy and cybersecurity matters'. Nikos Nikolinakos is 'very experienced, knowledgeable, and provides a first class service', while co-head Dina Kouvelou is 'an excellent strategist'. Recently, the firm has been advising Vodafone on the operation of base stations and masts in Greece. Other clients include AT&T and the Greek National Opera.

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