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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 ‘CTLR’ (Sweet & Maxwell publications); national contributor, Oxford University Press (competition law). Author, ‘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’s expanding litigation group saw the arrival of two new partners, Dionysis Asimakopoulos, former director of the legal department at Wind Hellas, and Marilena Athanasiadi, formerly head of legal at Shelman Group. Vodafone is a major client which the firm has been representing on disputes before the civil and administrative courts. Nikos Nikolinakos and Dina Kouvelou are also recommended.

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EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Nikos Nikolinakos - Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP

Within: EU and competition

Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP represents an impressive range of clients in the telecoms and IT sectors, including Vodafone, Intrasoft International, and Facebook. The firm recently advised WIND Hellas in a successful appeal against allegations of abuse of dominance. Dina Kouvelou, Nikos Nikolinakos, and recently promoted partner Alexis Spyropoulos are recommended.

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Within: Leading individuals

Nikos Nikolinakos - Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP

Within: TMT

Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP is recommended for regulatory, data protection and antitrust advice. The team has grown through the promotion of partners Alexis Spyropoulos and data protection expert John Giannakakis. Key clients include Vodafone, WIND Hellas, AT&T, and Sony. Nikos Nikolinakos and Dina Kouvelou enjoy strong reputations.

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