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Dr Nikos Th Nikolinakos

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Nikolinakos & 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 & 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: Leading individuals

Nikos Nikolinakos - Nikolinakos & Partners LLP

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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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Nikolinakos & Partners LLP has 'a superb IP practice, which covers a range of issues, mainly new technologies, digital media, trade marks, patents, unfair competition and copyright'.  Marie-Daphne Papadopoulou, formerly head of legal at the Hellenic Copyright Organisation, shares leadership of the team with Nikos Nikolinakos. Major clients include Vodafone, Pronet and Estée Lauder.

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Within: Leading individuals

Nikos Nikolinakos - 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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