TMT in Greece

Alkiviades Psarras - KOBILIRIS & ASSOCIATES

Andersen Legal - Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm

Andersen Legal - Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm stands out for its extensive expertise in GDPR implementation and counts Gap, Starbucks and Attica Bank among its clients. Practice head Themistoklis Giannakopoulos combines extensive knowledge of technology and EU law; he and the team advise on managing personal data breaches in addition to e-commerce, consumer protection, IT, software and telecoms law. The practice is also increasingly active in the betting, gaming and lotteries sectors. Supervising associate Nicholas Zelios is a key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Themistoklis Giannakopoulos

Key clients

PUBLIC PROPERTIES COMPANY (ETAD)

HERON

STARBUCKS

MERCEDES

GENTING UK

EULER HERMES HELLAS

MANTIS

ATTICA BANK

PANCRETAN BANK

AEGEAN BALTIC BANK

INTRACOM HOLDINGS S.A.

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL S.A.

DIANKO HOLDINGS S.A.

ENCODE GREECE S.A.,

ENCODE M. EAST S.A.

ENCODE U.K.

ANALOGIES S.A.

ODYSSEY VENTURE PARTNERS

CHEP

INTRACOM TELECOM S.A.

SPORTNEWS S.A.

TANGENT LTD.

PLAISIO COMPUTERS S.A.

PEPPER RADIO S.A.

INTRACOM DEFENSE ELECTRONICS

UPRADIO

ANT1 TV S.A.

SKAI MEDIA GROUP

BINARY TREE S.A.

ATTICA GROUP

DIGEA

ENGIE

INVENTOR S.A.

ENEL GREEN POWER HELLAS

BPM S.A.

ENTERSOFT MIDDLE EAST FZ-LLC

ALLIANZ

SEANERGY

AEGEAN SPEEDLINES

TOPSHIPS

CROWNE PLAZA ATHENS

BIOIATRIKI GROUP

TERNA

TERNA ENERGY

NEA ODOS (HIGHWAY OPERATION  COMPANY)

KENTRIKI ODOS (HIGHWAY OPERATION  COMPANY)

BRANCO HOTEL

KEKROPS

UNISYSTEMS

SARMED

I STORM

I SQUARE

CARDLINK

PLAISIO COMPUTERS

MARINOPOULOS GROUP

ACS COURRIER

INFOQUEST

INTRAKAT

QUEST ON LINE

QUEST HOLDINGS

SEGAFREDDO

MUNICIPALITY OF AGIOS DIMITRIOS

GAP

CRETAN INTERCLINIC

ELIZA FOUNDATION

WEMETRIX

Work highlights

  • Providing the full range of Data Protection Officer (DPO) services to Aegean Baltic Bank.
  • Providing legal services to BINARYTREE, in support of all its business operations and in all applicable fields of law, including corporate, commercial, employment, competition, regulatory and litigation.
  • Providing the full range of Data Protection Officer (DPO) services to Intrasoft International.

AP Legal

Lawyers at AP Legal are ‘well known for their expertise in the TMT sector, especially in regulatory and competition issues’. Particularly noted by clients are the ‘international outlook’ of Aris Papaspyridis and the ‘outstanding professionalism’ of Alexandra Argyropoulou. The team also possesses expert knowledge of projects, GDPR compliance, disputes and cross-border transactions. In a recent highlight, it represented Telecom Italia Sparkle in its €10m joint venture with IMB for the purposes of a tender participation pertaining to the construction of new data centres in Greece. The department assists clients with their Greek operations as well as their activities in the wider Balkan region.

Practice head(s):

Aris Papaspyridis; Alexandra Argyropoulou

Testimonials

Boutique and very focused team.

Aris Paspyridis has an international outlook having worked for Herbert Smith Freehills in London. Great to work with and is practical and strategic.

Flexibility, responsiveness and business sense are the main characteristics that differentiate the AP Legal team from other law firms.

I have been working mainly with Mrs. Alexandra Argyropoulou who is an outstanding professional. Alexandra has been heading our corporate issues for the last ten years including BoD, AIM Milan regulation issues, litigation case in Greece and abroad. Alexandra is always there, that makes her unique.

‘The Firm is well known for their expertise in the TMT sector and especially on regulatory and competition law issues (covering particularly fixed, but also mobile issues, intellectual property, media and IP related matters).

Overall we can fairly say that the Firm throughout these years has successfully counselled us and we have received the best possible professional advice on complex regulatory cases.

Mr. Papaspyridis is a well-known regulatory & competition practitioner in Greece, with an impressive track record, not only at advisory level, but also at dispute resolution level. In this respect we consider his academic excellence and in depth knowledge of the matters concerning the TMT industry, as indeed superior.

Our cooperation involves also Mrs. Argyropoulou, who can fairly be described as a passionate and dedicated to the client’s case lawyer, with superior knowledge and proven proficiency especially in relation to intellectual property.

The overall level of service is excellent. AP Legal has in depth knowledge and strong experience in the telecoms sector, thus providing valuable support not only with relevant legal issues but also with business proposals and contacts. The law firm is extremely responsive, and always focusing to the production of results for the benefit of client. AP Legal provides better value for money, as the firm is customer centric and provides end to end service.

Mr. Papaspyridis has deep knowledge and understanding of the telecoms industry, and strong legal skills. He is also a very good negotiator.

Key clients

Telecom Italia Sparkle

Lan Med

Wind Telecommunications

Bet 365

MCOMs

Neurosoft

ATU

NEWSPHONE SA

PIERRE FABRE

DAIMLER

AISIN

PORSCHE

THETIS SA

KAPOUANO INSURANCE BROKERS

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Wind in claims filed against the company for moral damages.
  • Represented ATU in its €3.8m total value deals for the provision of dark fibre  to other telecoms operators.
  • Represented Albanian Union in its €1m acquisition of a telecoms services operator in Tirana.

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law is hailed as the ‘perfect choice’ for clients seeking ‘fast help, accurate insights and comprehensive explanations’. Among its core strengths are licensing, data protection, GDPR compliance, commercial agreements and corporate transactions. Highlights from its recent caseload included advising Acun Medya Turkey and Acun Medya Greece in relation to their TV production agreements with stations in Greece, as well as advising BMW Hellas and BMW Austria Bank on data protection issues. Practice head Augustine Almyroudi is well versed in advising telecom and media companies outside of the EU on the establishment of services in Greece. Marina Androulakakis is a standout name with knowledge of EU, competition and antitrust matters, while the 'dedicated, punctual and accurate' Tania Patsalia is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Augustine Almyroudi

Testimonials

Bernitsas Law Firm is a perfect choice for every telecommunication sector based company seeking for fast help, accurate insights and comprehensive explanations. We have been working with Bernitsas for approximately 5 years, which showed that this law firm is a very trustable partner.

One of their main advantages compared with the other law firms is that they always accomplish their tasks in a timely manner (regardless of any situations), so we can be sure, that we will not have to wait and that we will always make our submissions to the respective authorities on time.

It should be also noted, that this law firm is always ready to help when some kind of unexpected difficulties are faced, they are very operative with every single request that we have. What is more, Bernitsas Law Firm tends to remind us our annual obligations in advance (if any), so we wouldn’t miss anything and so we could plan our mutual co-operation filling and managing the documentations and tasks more efficiently. We definitely recommend this firm.

We would like to mention Tania Patsalia as her dedication, punctuality, accuracy and willingness to solve any kind of issue in any kind of situation makes her an outstanding professional. Her deep knowledge in the areas of EU and telecommunications law let us always feel safe and confident.

Key clients

Acun Media Group

BMW Group

Work highlights

  • Advised BMW Hellas and BMW Austria Bank (Athens Branch) in relation to data protection issues, including GDPR compliance projects, as well as with regard to the contractual documents and privacy statements concerning BMW ConnectedDrive services.
  • Advising the Greek subsidiary of a market leader in electric and electronic devices on data protection issues.
  • Support to a multinational provider of global voice origination services, operating under a general authorisation regime in Greece, in relation to the regulatory aspects of telecoms law and compliance with licensing requirements to the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission.

Karatzas & Partners

Areas of expertise at Karatzas & Partners include major transactions, day-to-day advice and regulatory matters. Led by Anna Manda, the practice is particularly active in the telecoms and broadcasting sectors and notably represents WIND Hellas, recently advising the client on tender submissions and significant financing transactions. In another highlight, the team served as Greek counsel to shareholders of e-Travel Internet Tourist and Travel Services in relation to the sale of their holdings in the company.

Practice head(s):

Anna Manda

Key clients

WIND Hellas

TIWS Greece Telecommunications Services

Samsung Electronics Europe

Kathimerini

SKAI TV

Southbridge

Marks and Spencer PLC

GoldenTree Asset Management

Kathimerini

Work highlights

  • Legal support on day-to-day operations of TIWS Greece Telecommunications Services and assistance with compliance with the Greek regulatory framework on telecommunications.
  • Providing legal advisory services to Kathimerini on a regular and ongoing basis, including advising on corporate and financing matters and assisting with all significant transactions.
  • Advised M&S on the compliance risk and all relevant Greek law requirements for operating a website in Greece, which it uses as a platform to actively market its products to customers located in certain international countries, including Greece.

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is 'at the forefront of the telecoms, data protection and technology sectors’. The practice excels on the dispute resolution, GDPR, licensing and data protection fronts, and draws on the market-leading expertise of Nikos Nikolinakos, cited as ‘a top regulatory legal counsel in the TMT sector in Greece’, and Dina Kouvelou, a ‘top technology, telecoms and antitrust counsel’. The department's recent workload included over 70 litigation cases before the civil and administrative courts on behalf of Vodafone. The team also advised Microsoft in relation to the applicable framework for its cloud services issues.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Dina Kouvelou

Testimonials

Their TMT team has the ability to provide targeted, accurate advice quickly and efficiently on a variety of regulatory and competition law issues.  Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is strongly recommended for its business-oriented approach, broad industry expertise, and the remarkable team of technology experts it fields.

They offer an impressive combination of telecoms regulatory and data protection / cybersecurity expertise.

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is at the forefront of the telecommunications, data protection and technology sectors. Their TMT Practice is formidable, extremely effective, detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice.

Small team, accurate TMT skills, available.

Dina Kouvelou stands out as a true TMT expert for her high-quality strategic guidance. She truly distinguishes herself with a combination of deep expertise, responsiveness, and appreciation for the practical needs of clients.

Dina Kouvelou is a good lawyer and she has a deep understanding of the technology which make a skill unique.

Nikos Nikolinakos is a stellar regulatory lawyer, highly recommended. He is probably the top TMT lawyer in Greece, a fantastic adviser and very responsive. He offers top-quality advice with a practical, business-focused approach.

Alexis Spyropoulos is knowledgeable, responsive and flexible. He is very experienced in the areas of telecoms law and data protection. He is also well equipped to represent his clients before the administrative courts.

The TMT practice of Nikolinakos & Partners law firm is outstanding. It is a regulatory powerhouse with expertise in all TMT areas. It is by far the leader in regulatory and competition law work in the TMT sector in Greece.

Nikos Nikolinakos is immensely experienced and undoubtedly a top regulatory legal counsel in the TMT sector in Greece. He inspires confidence and is an excellent choice for any serious dispute.

Dina Kouvelou is a top telecoms, technology and antitrust counsel. She has outstanding expert knowledge and practical experience in the electronic communications sector.

Dina Kouvelou is responsive, practical, savvy and business friendly. She captures the details of our industry and the needs of our company.’

Nikos Nikolinakos is a highly esteemed expert, well known in the industry, well connected, very supportive and hands on, with business acumen. Dina Kouvelou has an extended expertise, very strong legal mind and provides great advice in a timely manner.

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Airbnb Inc.

AT&T Inc.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Volkswagen Bank S.A.

GRID Telecom Greece S.A

British Telecom (BT) – Global Services

Verizon S.A.

Lamda Hellix S.A.

Work highlights

  • Ongoing legal support to Airbnb Inc. regarding the Greek framework on sharing economy and the status of Information Society service providers and platforms.
  • Ongoing telecoms regulatory and competition law services to GRID Telecom Greece, mainly in relation to major agreements concerning a dark fibre lease.
  • Advised Wikimedia (via the international law firm Bird & Bird) on Greek data protection law.

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm is home to a ‘hardworking team’ that provides a ‘360-degree overview of every case’. Kriton Metaxopoulos and Irini Daroussou jointly head the practice, which possesses ‘deep knowledge of the advertising and marketing sector’ and is a member of The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance. It recently advised numerous foreign major corporations on the review of their advertising campaigns.

Practice head(s):

Kriton Metaxopoulos; Irini Daroussou

Testimonials

Deep knowledge of the law – they are very precise, very fast, very clear; very transparent and reliable.

They are a hardworking team with a deep knowledge of the needs of clients in the advertising and marketing sector, providing efficient legal services. Consistently knowledgeable, very responding and open minded.

Talented and experienced lawyers with good judgement and creative problem solving. Their strategic approach and deep understanding of legal and commercial matters involved deliver high quality work that meet clients’ expectations.’

They offer a 360 degrees overview on every case (strategy, tactic, consequences, costs, but also potential risks, arguments of the defendants…) in a very transparent way.

Key clients

GALA – Advertising Clients

Work highlights

  • Advised a client in relation to its promotional contest in Greece.
  • Advised a client in relation to various legal issues relating to the production of a reality TV show in Greece.
  • Provided a leading streaming service provider with a report regarding copyright licensing in Greece.

Fortsakis, Diakopoulos, Mylonogiannis & Associates Law Firm

Fortsakis, Diakopoulos, Mylonogiannis & Associates Law Firm fields a ‘highly capable and professional team with very strong accumulative experience’. Though active on matters such as contracts, transactions and TMT-related tax, the practice is particularly noted for its handling of international broadcasting matters. Practice head Dimitris Diakopoulos is currently deploying his ‘strong legal expertise’ to advise the Olympic Broadcasting Services on more than 15 contracts with suppliers of equipment and services relating to the broadcast of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Practice head(s):

Dimitris Diakopoulos

Testimonials

We consider that the legal team of FDMA is highly capable and professional with a very strong accumulative experience amongst its partners, covering a very large field of legal knowledge and expertise.

Amongst its greater strengths we value the strong attention to detail and the ability to adapt and offer both advice and solutions within complicated legal environments.

They have a solid knowledge of the market of broadcasting and its associated activities. We are very loyal to this firm for certain complicated agreements pertaining to Construction and IP related matters.

The availability, flexibility and strong personal engagement are the top three qualities that stand out when talking about this firm and are the ones that we mostly value.

Mr. Diakopoulos is a very strong and reliable partner of the firm and his personality combined with his strong legal expertise is what make him stand out amongst his colleagues. We feel very confident and comfortable when he handles our business legal matters.

Key clients

Olympic Broadcasting Services S.L.

Vodafone-Panafon SA

Qualco SA

Wind SA

Forthnet SA

MEC Medianetwork Hellas SA

Work highlights

  • Acting as legal counsel to Vodafone-Panafon SA regarding the unlawful imposition of stamp duties on cash pooling transactions amounting to €13m.
  • Advised Qualco in connection with the negotiation, drafting and closing of a highly complex debt portfolio management services agreement, including services relating to the securitisation of such debt.
  • Acting as legal counsel to Wind in relation to the dispute of the validity and legality of municipal fees.

Koutalidis Law Firm

At Koutalidis Law Firm, the team is well versed in the TMT sector’s regulatory framework. In addition, it routinely drafts telecoms contracts, acts on data protection matters and advises on competition law issues. Nikitas Fortsakis is a name to note.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is regularly instructed on corporate, M&A, regulatory, finance, competition, outsourcing, data protection and dispute resolution matters in the TMT space. The team represents IT and telecoms clients in addition to several tech start-ups and is headed by Konstantinos Vouterakos; he is experienced in representing both national and international clients before the National Telecommunications and Post Commission.

Practice head(s):

Konstantinos Vouterakos

Key clients

Vodafone

Verizon

IBM

Buongiorno Hellas

Bird & Bird LLP

Hogan Lovells LLP

Work highlights

  • On the panel of Vodafone Hellas and regularly handles various TMT matters for the company.
  • Provided legal advice as to matters of Greek regulatory law with respect to a number of innovative services provided to telecoms services operators’ subscribers via apps developed by Buongiorno.

Lambadarios Law Firm

Lambadarios Law Firm’s ‘unique’ qualities are its ‘excellent preparation on legal consulting’ and noteworthy ‘teamwork and collaboration’. Clients range from leading names in the internet, computer software and IT sectors through to consumer services and music companies. Chara Daouti is a go-to name for defending cases for the removal of IP-owned content, personal data and allegedly defamatory content and also has specialist knowledge of privacy issues and regulatory investigations. The practice is jointly headed by Constantinos Lambadarios and Daouti.

Practice head(s):

Chara Daouti; Constantinos Lambadarios

Testimonials

What makes Lambadarios law firm unique is the team work and collaboration all team members reflect, immediate response to provision of legal advice and excellent preparation on legal consulting.

Constantinos Lambadarios stands out for his leadership and judgement skills, esp. as regards both immediate response and excellent positioning, always in the framework of being a trusted partner for our Company.

Chara Daouti stands out for her direct and collaborative skills, as well as her profound knowlegde of her domain expertise in Corporate Law, Data Privacy & Personal Data and Labor law. Chara is an trusted legal partner for our Company, exercising smoothly and directly her legal consulting and judgement.

Katerina Malanou is a very good professional, with direct and profound knowledge in procurement and corporate law.

Harry Karampelis is an excellent legal partner, providing direct and immediately his legal advice, combining knowledge, judgement and legal intervention in the domain of civil law, white collar & corporate crime.

Constandinos Lambadarios. Amazing services, never lets us down, Advice always helpful and timely. Chara Daouti. Very detailed, thorough, seeks to understand issues before providing solutions.’

Key clients

Procter & Gamble

Cardlink SA

Athenian Brewery SA (Heineken)

National Bank of Greece

Work highlights

  • Retained to defend several complaints filed against a leading search engine for the association of personal data and images in the search engine with allegedly defamatory words or phrases.
  • Provided Data Protection Officer (DPO) services to a prominent group of companies in the Greek health services sector.
  • Provided GDPR consulting services to a leading brewery in Greece relating to data transfers, GPS use and access card use by employees, novel services and applications, the company’s website, digital contests, marketing events and IP licenses.

PotamitisVekris Law Firm

The ‘proactive, reassuring, thorough and systematic’ team at PotamitisVekris Law Firm is jointly headed by Stathis Potamitis and Xenophon Paparrigopoulos. In the technology space, it advises clients on anti-piracy, outsourcing, software licensing and maintenance agreements, while its media offering includes production and licensing agreements, advertising and marketing and regulatory issues. The telecoms sector is also a strength, with the team actively representing cable companies and large telecoms corporations on the full range of relevant matters. Data protection and privacy issues round off the group’s extremely broad expertise.

Practice head(s):

Stathis Potamitis; Xenophon Paparrigopoulos

Testimonials

They were very responsive, knowledgeable of the market and also practical from a business perspective.

Proactive, reassuring, thorough, systematic.

The practice is a full service practice that helped our company stand up operations and legal entity in the Greek market. They are knowledgeable in many areas and very responsive.

Key clients

Coca-Cola Hellenic SAIC

Procter & Gamble

Coca-Cola  HBC Services

Wind Hellas

AstraZeneca SA

Premier Capital Hellas SA

Antenna TV

Angelini SA

Chipita SA

NIKAS SA

Philippos Nakas Conservatory

Amalia Hotels

Gerolymatos International

Premier Capital SA

PETROGAZ SA

Damma Holdings SA

Praktiker Hellas SA

Bank of Cyprus

Complete Innovations Inc.

ANSYS Inc.

Watt & Volt

Fragkou Law firm

PwC

PQH

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY

Work highlights

  • Advising Wind Hellas on working together with Vodafone Hellas with a view to acquiring control over Forthnet Telecommunications Hellas, a Greek listed company.
  • Advising Coca-Cola Hellenic SAIC on a number of agreements relating to POSITIVE ENERGY DAY 20172018, including organisation and promotion thereof through TV, the internet, social media and the press.
  • Implemented the legal aspects of a GDPR compliance project on behalf of Premier Capital.

Tsoukala and Partners Law Firm

Tsoukala and Partners Law Firm ‘covers the full spectrum of TMT and has a longstanding reputation as being a prime firm in the area’. The noticeably broad client list includes telecoms and technology providers, major TV and radio stations, e-money and payment services, fintech providers and start-ups, among others. The ‘fantasticEleni Tsoukala is ‘extremely well versed in cross-border transactions’ and heads the practice alongside Constantinos Kapitsinos. Key areas of expertise include regulatory issues, media rights, M&A, international tenders to broadcasting rights, multimedia and product distribution as well as dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Eleni Tsoukala; Constantinos Kapitsinos

Testimonials

This Firm is in my view, the best in Greece for TMT law. They cover the full spectrum of TMT and have a longstanding reputation for being a prime Firm in this area. They have immense experience in this sector and a broad team of highly specialised lawyers to draw from.

Managing Partner Eleni Tsoukala is an excellent lawyer, with fantastic expertise and very commercial. She has unique international transactional experience and I would strong recommend her for any TMT matter.

Athanasia Chra and Ioanna Moumtzoglou are both also recommended for their expertise in this area, professionalism and notable efficiency.

This Firm is the one of the best I have encountered in the Greek market. I would undoubtedly assert that this Firm truly stands out for its international experience, its multi-faceted expertise in all industry areas and angles of this practice area and its truly excellent legal work, excellent negotiation skills and fantastic connections in the Greek market.

Eleni Tsoukala is well known as one of the best lawyers. She is well-founded for her sharpness, legal experience and ability to convince and negotiate with any counterparties.

Ioanna Moumtzoglou is also a very good lawyer, with great attention to detail and long-standing expertise in almost every angle of this practice area, a real asset of the team. She is also an asset in any major international transaction, due to her prior international work experience and skillset in acting in cross-border transactions. Overall, the team is excellent and very reliable.

We think that this firm is a top Firm in Greece for this practice area and in general. They combine excellent cross-border skills and a team of truly international lawyers a number of whom are dual qualified in Greece and in the UK, excellent expertise in all areas of TMT (e.g. they have expertise in both technology, media and telecommunications), they are uniquely positioned to advise on fintech and they are a one-stop-shop for all angles of TMT work.

They are a renowned for their fintech specialization which is unique in Greece.

‘We have distinguished Managing Partner Eleni Tsoukala, for being a dual qualified lawyer in Greece and the UK and for being extremely well-versed with cross-border transactions and specialized in the TMT (and fintech) sector. At the same time, Eleni is very commercial, flexible and has a brilliant legal and business acumen.’

We also believe Ioanna Moumtzoglou stands out in the team, she is also Greek and UK qualified, has strong expertise in TMT and fintech work, is an excellent lawyer, with a high degree of diligence, great legal skills and strong legal experience.

Athanasia Chra, also stands out in this broad legal team, for being resourceful, quick and efficient. The team is overall very broad and they have a number of team members specialized in TMT which is not common by Greek standards.

Key clients

Dentons

Sidley Austin

NASDAQ-listed ADTRAN, Inc.

The Olayan group

The Viohalco group

Work highlights

  • Advised the Olayan Group, a major multinational investment group, with regards to GDPR compliance.
  • Acted alongside Dentons (London Office) and provided Greek law advice on various TMT matters in the fintech industry, including electronic documents in the financial services sector.

Zepos & Yannopoulos

The ‘very knowledgeable’ team at Zepos & Yannopoulos is ‘always updated on international developments and trends’. Athina Skolarikou heads the TMT department, while Mary Deligianni oversees the data protection and cyber security practice and is noted for her ‘immediate understanding’ and ‘deep expertise’. Key strengths of the group include GDPR compliance, cybersecurity issues related to the NIS directive and the European Cybersecurity Act, data protection and data breach management.

Practice head(s):

Athina Skolarikou; Mary Deligianni

Testimonials

Zepos & Yannopoulos have a longstanding experience in the issues they helped us with (Privacy and Data Protection). They stand out among other practices in Greece due to their understanding of the issues and prior experience.

The data protection team at Zepos & Yannopoulos comprises lawyers of all levels headed by the skillful and very professional Mary Deligianni. The team is very knowledgeable, they can absorb different types of assignments from GDPR or compliance projects to legal advice on new technologies and cutting-edge matters.

The team is always updated on international developments and trends and updates clients with a gist of things one needs to know and provides also useful insights and views. Team members are fully dedicated to data protection and cybersecurity, but they are all commercially-minded.’

Mary Deligianni, who is the head of the data protection team, knows her subject very well, she has an immediate understanding mainly due to her deep expertise, but also her good knowledge of technology. Her advice is business-oriented and her expertise manages to balance law and regulations with her solid understanding of technology.

We think that the team of Privacy and Data Protection, and mainly Mary Deligianni, is a real expert in the field and stands out in the Greek market. 

Mary Deligianni is very smart and a real expert of privacy and data protection. Brainstorming with her was really fruitful and she has a charisma in explaining in easy words her thoughts and training people.

Mary Deligianni has also been active as a speaker in conferences and is one of the people driving the Greek effort in organisations’ awareness for these issues.

Key clients

AON

Ascensia

Aspen

AT&T

Booking

Cerved

Enartia Group (including Papaki.com, TopHost)

ERGO

Galenica

Hermes

IBM

L’OREAL

Leaseplan

Minerva Marine Inc.

Nokia Systems Networks

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Telcordia

Transaction Network Services (TNS)

Turkish Airlines

Upstream

Voxbone

Work highlights

  • Advised Upstream SA on its data protection obligations arising from its value-added services to telecom companies in 40 jurisdictions, and the processing of subscribers’ personal data.
  • Advised Turkish Airlines on its obligations arising from a new sector-specific legislative regime to share passenger records data with the Greek authorities.
  • Advised L’Oreal and conducted its GDPR compliance project in Greece.

Avramopoulos & Partners

Barbara Angelopoulou’s practice at Avramopoulos & Partners is highly regarded for its structuring, negotiation and documenting of major corporate and commercial ventures in the telecoms sector. The team also advises on regulatory matters and transactions in the sector and is knowledgeable in the IT arena. Additional strengths include data privacy and protection, internet start-ups and electronic contracts.

Practice head(s):

Barbara Angelopoulou

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC

Strengths of Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC include data protection, disputes, media and advertising and IT matters. Software and technology companies, including start-ups, are found among the team's client roster.

Drakopoulos

Drakopoulos caters to a roster of international and domestic clients, acting for telecom operators, service providers, satellite operators, content providers and broadcasters in addition to companies in the casino and gaming industries. Jointly headed by Panagiotis Drakopoulos and Michalis Kosmopoulos, the team is equipped to assist on IT-related contracts, data protection, publishing matters, software and hardware licenses, advertising matters and regulatory issues, among other matters.

Practice head(s):

Michalis Kosmopoulos; Panagiotis Drakopoulos

Testimonials

The team helped us obtain a high level of understanding of our needs in order to protect our interests and have always provided us with their services in a timely and efficient manner.

Their guidance and assistance made us feel in the center of their interest, and attention has been available at all times, addressing all our queries and needs.

Key clients

HELLENIC PETROLEUM GROUP OF COMPANIES

RECKITT BENCKISER

3ASYR

WINK

VOICEWEB

UPSTREAM

DALEX SHIPPING GROUP OF COMPANIES

MYKONOS BLANC

ANAGENNISI PRIVATE SCHOOL

MANI FOODS

NEOTTOLEMO LDA

OVB HELLAS

INVENTIO CONSULTING

MEL

ARKAS HELLAS

LENA MARY HOTEL

EVANGELOS THEOS ACCOUNTANCY OFFICE

VORWERK International Strecker & Co

Work highlights

  • Advising Hellenic Petroleum Group of Companies with respect to the group’s compliance with GDPR.
  • Advising 3asyR on its website privacy policy and data protection provisions.
  • Advising VoiceWeb in a €24m case in Nigeria with respect to telecoms services trade secrets theft and fraud in relation to a mega SMS promo campaign.

KLC Law Firm

The team at KLC Law Firm has specialist knowledge in respect of telecoms and electronic communications law, data protection regulation and TMT-specific disputes before administrative authorities and courts. Vassilis Voutsakis heads the department, which is particularly active on the regulatory front in respect of the TV, e-commerce and radio sectors. The team recently advised Médecins Sans Frontières in relation to the implementation of GDPR.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis Voutsakis

Key clients

MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES

PATAKIS PUBLISHERS, SA

TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS HELLAS, SA

RAD SA

OLYMPION XENODOCHEIA (“ROYAL OLYMPIC HOTEL”), SA

SEA PIONEER SA

DIAMOND Hotels SA

LOUX SA

BRITISH HELLENIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

AESTHETIC MEDICINE

Work highlights

  • Advising Médecins Sans Frontières on the drafting of the privacy policy of its website and also assisting with the implementation of GDPR.
  • Advising Patakis Publishers with regard to the implementation of GDPR: after having drafted GAP Analysis, privacy policy as well as privacy policy of the client’s website.
  • Advising Loux with regards to the revision of contracts and insertion of contractual clauses.

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership

A member of EY Law, Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership is highly regarded for privacy law issues, serving as an external data protection officer to numerous businesses in the Greek market. Antonios Broumas oversees the department, which also represents IT, electronic communication, e-commerce and payment service providers on a wide array of issues, with niche expertise in open banking, AI, virtual currencies and crowdsourcing.

Practice head(s):

Antonios Broumas

Sarantitis

Under the leadership of Antonis Katsigiannis, Sarantitis routinely acts for major telecoms providers on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters. The team is also adept in IT law and GDPR compliance as well as EU and Greek privacy law. Recent work included its advice to the Greek Atomic Energy Commission in respect of a full-scale GDPR compliance audit.

Practice head(s):

Antonis Katsigiannis

Key clients

Greek Atomic Energy Commission

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services SA (Zim Hellas S.A.)

Morrison & Foerster LLP (New York Office, Brussels Office)

PCCW Global

Leidos (through Cooley LLP)

Cookpad Ltd.

Imation Europe BVI

Work highlights

  • Conducted a full-scale GDPR compliance audit within EEAE.
  • Acted for Cookpad Ltd on an asset purchase of Greek recipe sharing websites, mobile applications and related social media outlets.
  • Acted as legal counsel and coordinator for PCCW Global Group of Companies for the incorporation of its 100% Greek subsidiary, under the corporate name PCCW Global (Hellas) Telecommunications Services S.A.