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Dr Nikos Th Nikolinakos

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Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP

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TMT, energy, data protection and IT security, competition law, intellectual property, administrative law.


Senior partner and head of the firm’s TMT, energy and competition law practices. Nikos divides his specialised practice between regulatory and policy advice in the TMT and energy sectors, and in EU/national competition law and IP rights advocacy and compliance. Prior to founding the firm, Nikos held the post of general counsel – legal and regulatory affairs director for a major telecoms operator and internet provider in Greece. He also held the position of senior in-house adviser to the Telecommunications & Post Commission of Greece (EETT), responsible for competition law and regulatory policy/compliance. He has filled senior consulting roles in various international projects for governments, national regulatory authorities, market players and the European Commission, participating (inter alia) as a senior draftsman in most aspects regarding the transposition of the EU electronic communications regime into national law (in Greece and Cyprus).


Senior partner and head of TMT, energy and competition law, Nikolinakos, Lardas & Associates; lecturer, AIT (Athens Information Technology Centre); visiting lecturer in electronic communications regulation and policy, NTUA (National Technical University of Athens); Greek correspondent for β€˜CTLR’ (Sweet & Maxwell publications); national contributor, Oxford University Press (competition law). Author, β€˜EU Competition Law and Regulation in the Converging Telecommunications, Media & IT Sectors’ (2006, Kluwer Law International/Aspen Publishers).


English, Greek.


Athens Bar Association; International Bar Association.


National University of Athens, School of Law (LLB); University of Edinburgh, School of Law (LLM and PhD).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP is praised for its β€˜tremendous expertise’ and for being β€˜formidable and extremely effective’ in handling disputes. Vodafone, Intrasoft, Hyatt Regency Casino Athens and Teradata are clients. The team is led by the β€˜exceptional’ Nikos Nikolinakos, and Elias Lardas, who is β€˜calm under fire’.

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EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Nikos Nikolinakos - Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP

Within: EU and competition

The β€˜detail-oriented’ team at Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP β€˜is skilled at handling complicated and demanding cases’. It is active in the TMT and energy sectors, and acts for clients such as Intrasoft, Vodafone, Facebook and Enel Green Power Hellas. Nikos Nikolinakos (who β€˜has profound expert knowledge’) and Dina Kouvelou (who β€˜is sharp and analytical’) head the team.

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Within: Energy

Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP’ β€˜experienced and highly specialised’ team has an β€˜excellent reputation for regulatory matters’ and is β€˜skilled in handling sensitive cases’. Enel Green Power Hellas instructed the team on competition law, compliance and trade mark issues. It also advised Elpedison Energy on a dispute. Katerina Iliadou, who recently joined the firm, co-heads the team with Nikos Nikolinakos, who is an β€˜excellent strategist’.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP is praised for its ability to β€˜retain sight of the big picture’, and the team has β€˜strong business knowledge’. Facebook, Teradata and Intrasoft are clients. Former head of legal at Hellenic Telecommunications and Postal Regulatory Commission Alexis Spyropoulos (of counsel) joined the firm in 2016 and jointly heads the team with Nikos Nikolinakos and Elias Lardas.

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Within: Leading individuals

Nikos Nikolinakos - Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP

Within: TMT

Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP’ team is β€˜extremely effective, detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice’. Dina Kouvelou has β€˜outstanding expert knowledge and practical experience’, and heads the team alongside Nikos Nikolinakos, who β€˜is a standout figure in the field of telecoms and technology law’. Of counsel Alexis Spyropoulos is strong on data privacy and cybersecurity. Clients include Intrasoft, Facebook and Vodafone.

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