Ms Tania Patsalia > Bernitsas Law > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Bernitsas Law
5 LYKAVITTOU STREET
106 72 ATHENS
Greece

Work Department

Data Protection, Privacy & Security; EU, Competition & Antitrust; Telecommunications, Media & Technology.

Position

Senior Associate

Tania is a senior associate at the Firm which she joined in 2010. Her practice is focused on EU, competition and antitrust law, advising on all aspects of antitrust, merger control and State aid rules. Tania regularly assists clients with antitrust and competition law issues arising from their commercial arrangements and has been involved in high-profile cartel and merger control cases before the Hellenic Competition Commission.

She provides clients with on-site assistance in dealing with dawn raids, including running workshops and mock exercises. Tania also advises on the application of EU law in Greece and the regulatory requirements applicable to the telecoms, media and technology sectors, regularly liaising with regulators such as the National Telecommunications and Post Commission, the National Council for Radio and Television and the Hellenic Data Protection Authority. She provides guidance to telecoms operators on licensing requirements, compliance with their annual reporting obligations and telecoms issues relating to the use of new technologies and the launch of new products and services. Tania has broad experience in all aspects of EU and Greek data privacy rules and she routinely advises clients on the proactive identification, assessment and management of risks associated with their privacy practices. Tania assists clients in GDPR compliance steps, and advises extensively on how to identify compliance gaps and draft privacy policies, consent forms and data processing agreements. Prior to joining the firm, Tania worked as a lawyer with Ashurst LLP in Brussels as a member of their EU & Competition Law team and as a trainee at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition, Cartels’ Unit.

Career

Athens Bar, 2012; New York Bar Association, 2019

Languages

Greek, English, French and Spanish.

Memberships

Onassis Scholars Association; NYU Alumni Association.

Education

Degree in Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; BA in Communication & Mass Media, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; LLM in International Legal Studies, NYU School of Law; MA in International Law & Diplomacy, Panteion University, Athens.

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > TMT

(Rising stars)

Tania PatsaliaBernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law is a key player in the Greek telecoms market, as is reflected by the fact that it advises clients on connected systems installed in cars, VoIP services, fixed networks (including fibre) and 5G network deployment. It recently advised BMW Hellas and BMW Austria Bank on GDPR compliance, which involved the review of employee privacy policies, data retention and data processing agreements. The firm also assists Acun Medya Group with negotiating TV production agreements with Greek TV stations, as well as with TV series participants and service providers in Greece and abroad. The practice is led by Marina Androulakakis. Other individuals to note include  highly experienced counsel Augustine Almyroudi and senior associate Tania Patsalia.

Greece > EU and competition

(Rising stars)

Tania PatsaliaBernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law, which acts for domestic and international clients, features prominently in high-profile merger control mandates across a wide range of industries. It is also able to assist with sector investigations, cartel and state aid cases, as well as damages actions. Notable work highlights included acting for CVC Capital Partners’ Fund VII on the EC merger filing associated with the acquisition of Ethniki Insurance from NBG. The sizeable team is led by Marina Androulakakis. Other notable contacts include the highly regarded Augustine Almyroudi, managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas and senior associate Tania Patsalia.