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Elias Lardas

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Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP

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Intellectual and industrial property; civil and commercial; dispute resolution; white-collar criminal defence and investigations; insurance; administration; consumer protection.


Senior partner and head of the firm’s intellectual property and dispute resolution practices. Elias focuses on litigation regarding industrial and intellectual property law, along with corporate and civil law. His practice also includes administrative law litigation, criminal litigation (mostly white-collar crimes) and arbitration – both national and international. He serves as general counsel for corporations in numerous industries. His dispute resolution experience spans to various aspects of law. His work is divided between advice for and defence of private companies and individuals on policy development and enforcement strategy. He is skilled in all forms of dispute resolution, including (civil and commercial) litigation. He handles litigation involving a wide variety of issues, such as M&A, product liability, insurance, bankruptcy, criminal defence, executive compensation and general commercial disputes. He also covers the full array of intellectual/industrial property law – both contentious and non-contentious – including patents, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition and trademarks. He has successfully represented in courts, as well as in dispute resolution organisation clients across numerous industries, such as telecommunications, information technology, consumer products, media and entertainment, manufacturing and construction. He has prosecuted and litigated complex IP matters, assisting clients in protecting their intellectual property rights from infringement, counterfeiting, misappropriation and unfair competition. Prior to founding the firm, Elias was running his own boutique firm, working as senior legal counsel to clients from various industries such as media and entertainment, IT, construction, telecommunications, e-commerce, computer hardware and software, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, food and beverage.


Greek, English, Spanish.


Athens Bar Association.


National University of Athens, School of Law (LLB).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP is praised for its ability to ‘retain sight of the big picture’, and the team has ‘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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