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Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates is 'one of the best law firms in this area' and 'has a deep understanding of the TMT sector and knowledge of the marketplace'. Clients appreciate its 'innovative and practical solutions and high-level regulatory advice in complex issues'. Themistoklis Giannakopoulos is 'an excellent leader who knows how to inspire a team', while fellow practice head Theodore Pistiolis has 'unique sector expertise - you cannot go wrong by choosing him'. Recent highlights include advising Intrasoft on its acquisition and corporate restructuring of WeMetrix, a Swiss-based software company. Other clients include Intracom, Dianko Holdings, and Binary Tree.

AP Legal is extremely popular with clients, who consider it a 'top law firm in the TMT sector due to its profound knowledge, experience and international exposure'. Founding partners Alexandra Argyropoulou and Aris Papaspyridis are 'highly experienced and respected professionals' who, 'from litigation cases, to M&A deals and commercial agreements, are always there for clients'. The firm has been advising WIND Telecoms on numerous disputes, including a €6m claim linked to the termination of a franchise agreement. Other clients include Telecom Italia Sparkle, Pierre Fabre and Neurosoft.

Bernitsas Law has a top-notch practice, which handles regultory, transactional and disputes issues on behalf of its TMT clients. Recently, it advised Cyprus Telecoms Authority (CYTA) on its €118m sale of CYTA Hellas to Vodafone. The firm also advised Acun Media on the implementation of several content production agreements with Greek television broadcasters. Augustine Almyroudi leads the team, which includes recently-promoted partner Marina Androulakakis.

Cocalis & Psarras is a highly-regarded boutique with an exceptionally strong pedigree of advising clients in the TMT sector on the full range of transactional, regulatory and contentious issues. Dimitri Cocalis and Alkiviades Psarras are leading players in the market.

Karatzas & Partners is commended for its 'good expertise on the local regulatory framework' and its 'very professional' lawyers. The firm continues to advise WIND Hellas on its network-sharing joint venture agreement with Vodafone. Recently, it advised e-Travel Internet Tourist and Travel Services on the Greek aspects of its takeover by the Swedish company eTraveli. Anna Manda leads the team.

Koutalidis Law Firm offers its clients excellent insight into the current regulatory framework and has developed close relationships with some of the leading players in the IT and telecoms market. Nikitas Fortsakis leads the team whose clients include Wind Hellas, Hellas On Line, Forthnet and Vodafone.

Nikolinakos – Lardas & 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.

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm has a first-class reputation for litigation in this space and a strong niche advising clients in the advertising industry. The firm also represents several music and TV production companies. Kriton Metaxopoulos is a significant figure in the market.

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC regularly advises clients at the cutting edge of the IT and technology market, including areas such as cloud computing, AI and robotics. George Ballas has established a strong standing in the market.

Fortsakis, Diakopoulos, Mylonogiannis & Associates Law Firm handles an impressive range of important matters on behalf well-known clients. Recently, it represented Vodafone in a landmark stamp duty dispute. It also advised Olympic Broadcasting Services on numerous contracts linked to the broadcasting of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyoengchang. Dimitris Diakopoulos leads the team.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm provides strong regulatory, transactional and litigation support to its impressive mix of IT and telecoms clients. Konstantinos Vouterakos leads the team, whose clients include IBM, Vodafone, Verizon and Buongiorno Hellas.

Lambadarios Law Firm has a strong pedigree in advising major IT, telecoms and media companies on their regulatory and disputes issues. GDPR advice and "right to be forgotten" issues have both featured on the workload. Chara Daouti leads the team with managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios.

Clients are quick to praise the 'reliability and professionalism' on offer at PotamitisVekris Law Firm, as well as its 'availability to support at any time'. The firm has been advising Wind Hellas in relation the licensing of content in advance of the launch of its own subscription television platform, Wind Vision, which went on-air in April 2018. Team head Xenophon Paparrigopoulos is praised for his 'excellent knowledge and expertise'.

Sarantitis handles the full mix of contentious and non-contentious issues for its clients, including telecoms companies such as Netcom and PCCW Global. Antonis Katsigiannis leads the team.

The 'prompt and efficient' team at Tsoukala and Partners Law Firm is credited for its 'adaptability' and 'excellent knowledge of the practice'. The firm is particularly strong on the media side, and also has strong experience advising clients on issues surrounding electronic payment services. Eleni Tsoukala is 'an excellent professional with great expertise and very pleasant to work with'. Clients include ADTRAN and the Olayan Group.

Avramopoulos & Partners has a good reputation for advising clients in the IT sector, who are often a blend of established companies and start-ups. Barbara V Angelopoulou leads the team.

Calavros and Partners Law Firm is recommended for its regulatory, transactional and licensing expertise, where it regularly represents IT and telecoms clients. Constantin Calavros is one of the key contacts.

Drakopoulos has a 'very business-oriented' practice which provides 'legal services of high quality'. The firm has been actively advising on GDPR issues and also represents several clients in the online gaming and gambling sectors. Michalis Kosmopoulos, Hero Sinanidou-Sideridou, and Panagiotis Drakopoulos are all active in this sector.

KLC Law Firm has been providing advice on GDPR issues to several major clients including Patakis Publishers, Royal Olympic and Diamond Collections Hotels. Vassilis Voutsakis leads the team.

Paraskevas Law Firm advises leading clients in this sector, such as Facebook, Verizon and Google. Dimitris Paraskevas is the main contact.

The lawyers at Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership are 'highly aware of the new technologies and the legal framework and legislation around them', and the team is praised for its 'in-depth knowledge, both theoretical and practical, of data protection issues'. Eirinikos Platis is praised for his 'ability to deliver'.

Zepos & Yannopoulos has a strong TMT practice that is especially active on the data protection side, having advised clients across a range of industries on GDPR compliance projects.  Athina Skolarikou and Takis Kakouris jointly lead the team.

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