Firm Profile > A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm > Athens, Greece

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm
54 VASILISSIS SOPHIAS AVENUE
115 28 ATHENS
Greece

Intellectual property Tier 1

IP specialist A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm is home to a ‘great team of partners and associates, all of whom are available and a pleasure to work with’. The department operates at a market-leading level across the full array of IP matters, including copyrights, patents, trade marks, designs and models, and counts collective management rights as a particular area of specialism. It is well equipped to handle disputes in addition to serving in an advisory capacity, and advises both domestic and multinational clients alike. Irini Daroussou delivers industry-specific expertise in the publishing, music, software and audio-visual works sectors and has recently been active on a number of anti-piracy cases. She heads the department with Kriton Metaxopoulos, who has a number of precedent-setting IP disputes under his belt. Additional sector strengths include food, sports, cloth and apparel, entertainment, pharmaceutical and broadcasting.

Practice head(s):

Irini Daroussou; Kriton Metaxopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Marilena Nikolaraki; Elena Nikolarea

Testimonials

‘Boutique firm specialising in IP. Great team of partners and associates, all of whom are available and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Kriton Metaxopoulos is our go-to partner. He provides sensible commercial advice. He has a good sense of the commercial perspective.’

‘The service was very fast and accurate.’

‘They provided complementary services that were a key success for the case.’

Key clients

VICTORY MEDIA

DIGITAL PRESS HELLAS

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Home to a ‘great team of partners and associates’, A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm is engaged for TMT, IP, family, product and contractual disputes. It operates across a range of industries including the medical, pharmaceutical, energy, travel and leisure sectors, often on matters which span multiple jurisdictions. Kriton Metaxopoulos, hailed as a ‘go-to' dispute resolution lawyer with a ‘good sense of commercial perspectives' has a strong track record in cases spanning Italy, Lebanon, France and Eastern Europe in addition to Greece; he jointly leads the department with Irini Daroussou.

Practice head(s):

Kriton Metaxopoulos; Irini Daroussou

Testimonials

‘Specialists in IP. Great team of partners and associates, all of whom are available. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Kriton Metaxopoulos is our go-to partner. He provides sensible commercial advice. He has a good sense of the commercial perspective.’

Key clients

DIGITAL PRESS HELLAS

TMT Tier 2

At A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm, managing partner Kriton Metaxopoulos has a distinguished reputation for his representation of major US film studios in extremely high-profile audio-visual censorship cases; he jointly leads the team alongside Irini Daroussou, whose clients include record labels, radio stations, publishing and film production companies. The firm is a member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance and specialises in acting for major multinationals in clearing their commercials for the Greek market. Its workload includes data privacy, gambling law, image rights and media-related IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Kriton Metaxopoulos; Irini Daroussou

Other key lawyers:

Asterios Syssilas

Key clients

MOOD MEDIA

VICTORY ENTERTAINMENT

GALA – ADVERTISING CLIENTS

White-collar crime Tier 2

Managing partner Kriton Metaxopoulos is the key contact for white-collar crime instructions at A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm. He has a history of involvement not only in high-profile proceedings in Greece but also those in Italy, France, the UK, Romania, Eastern Europe and Lebanon. The team acts for both companies and leading executives in all manner of mandates from corporate fraud to financial crime.

Practice head(s):

Kriton Metaxopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Asterios Syssilas

Our firm was founded in Athens in 1955 by Agis Metaxopoulos, who started, as was common at that time, his own private practice as a “sole” practitioner. Soon, due to his artistic background and close friendship with some of the most prominent Greek authors and artists such as Manos Hadjidakis, Nikos Koundouros and later on Theo Aggelopoulos, Agis decided to specialise in an area of law, unknown at that time in Greece, Intellectual Property. He soon became the synonym of IP rights protection in Greece and was often referred to by his fellow colleagues as the “Dean” of Intellectual Property rights’ practitioners.

In 1984 his son, Kriton Metaxopoulos joined the firm, and as a result of  excellent cooperation and intense efforts, it soon became a highly specialized law firm in intellectual and industrial property law, entertainment industry and mass media law, as well as commercial and civil Law. In 2000 the management of the office, which in 2005 took its current legal form, was entrusted to Kriton Metaxopoulos. Kriton’s active international presence since 1992, when he was appointed Legal Counsel to a family run conglomerate of international catering in multinational fraud litigation and commercial arbitration won the firm a place among the leading firms in that field of law too.

Since 2000 the firm grew rapidly in size whilst at the same time being included in the top ten Law Firms in Greece. In 2007 the partners of the firm, decided not to join the “expansion race” of big law firms and to rather focus on the areas of law where the firm had traditionally excelled, namely Intellectual Property Law, Advertising Law & TMT, Corporate Litigation and Commercial Law, Civil Law and Competition.

The philosophy of our firm is simple. We do not do less than we are able to, not only for “high profile” cases but instead for all our clients. We are a group of people with mutual respect, who trust each other, working always as a team for one common goal: To serve our clients’ interests in the best possible manner.

Our working ethics and mentality suits more that of a cooperative of experienced lawyers, all experts in their field of law, assisted by a highly educated and hardworking administrative staff, rather than that of a faceless and rigid firm.

Areas of practice: Our firm is considered among peers to be an IP/media/entertainment TMT and Industrial property law leader with an excellent reputation for litigation, dispute resolution and white-collar crime and a high calibre profile in most of the other areas of our practice, especially corporate and commercial law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual Property Law Kriton Metaxopoulos k.metaxopoulos@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Intellectual Property Law Irini Daroussou idaroussou@metaxopouloslaw.gr
White Collar Crime Kriton Metaxopoulos k.metaxopoulos@metaxopouloslaw.gr
White Collar Crime Asterios Syssilas Asyssilas@metaxopouloslaw.gr
TMT Asterios Syssilas Asyssilas@metaxopouloslaw.gr
TMT Marilena Nikolaraki mnikolaraki@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Dispute Resolution Kriton Metaxopoulos k.metaxopoulos@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Dispute Resolution Irini Daroussou idaroussou@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Dispute Resolution Elena Nikolarea e.nikolarea@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Corporate Law Kriton Metaxopoulos k.metaxopoulos@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Corporate Law Achilleas Christodoulou a.christodoulou@metaxopouloslaw.gr
EU & Competition Law Irini Daroussou idaroussou@metaxopouloslaw.gr
EU & Competition Law Achilleas Christodoulou a.christodoulou@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Real Estate Marilena Nikolaraki mnikolaraki@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Real Estate Angeliki Sotiropoulou a.sotiropoulou@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Tax Law Achilleas Christodoulou a.christodoulou@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Tax Law Kriton Metaxopoulos k.metaxopoulos@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Labour Law Asterios Syssilas Asyssilas@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Labour Law Angeliki Sotiropoulou a.sotiropoulou@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Civil Law Asterios Syssilas Asyssilas@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Civil Law Marilena Nikolaraki mnikolaraki@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Civil Law Angeliki Sotiropoulou a.sotiropoulou@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Civil Law Elena Nikolarea e.nikolarea@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Public Tender Procedures – Joint Ventures Kriton Metaxopoulos k.metaxopoulos@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Public Tender Procedures – Joint Ventures Achilleas Christodoulou a.christodoulou@metaxopouloslaw.gr
Photo Name Position Profile
 Achilleas Christodoulou  photo Achilleas Christodoulou Born in Athens. He is a lawyer since 2009.  Achilleas is experienced…
Mrs Irini Daroussou  photo Mrs Irini Daroussou Irini Daroussou was born in Athens and is a partner at “A&K…
Mr Kriton Metaxopoulos  photo Mr Kriton Metaxopoulos Kriton Metaxopoulos, born in 1962, is a graduate of the Athens University…
 Marilena Nikolaraki  photo Marilena Nikolaraki Marilena specializes in registration of TMs, TM infringement, proceedings before the EUIPO…
 Elena Nikolarea  photo Elena Nikolarea Elena is an Associate at A.& K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm.…
 Angeliki Sotiropoulou  photo Angeliki Sotiropoulou Angeliki  is an Associate Lawyer in Α. & Κ. Metaxopoulos and Partners…
 Asterios Syssilas  photo Asterios Syssilas Asterios Syssilas was born in Athens and is a Senior Associate Lawyer…
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One of our firm’s beliefs is that every innovative action, every breakthrough has been powered by people. Human factor along with values are our greatest assets. In this context, diversity in our firm is a part of our culture, where everyone could find an equal opportunity to succeed. To be more specific, we firmly believe that nationality diversity is related to performance and this can have an effect in longer tenured teams, in firm’s international profile and munificent working environment.

 

A & K Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm’s aim is that diversity of people, perspectives and experiences can be represented at any level of the production mechanism and lead to inclusion where everyone is valued and embraced. This is accomplished by working in such a way that our goals and concepts can be integrated through firm leadership that embraces the benefit both of our employers and clients. We are a group of people with mutual respect, trust to each other, working always as a team for one common goal: To serve our clients’ interests in the best possible manner.

Kriton Metaxopoulos, Managing Partner

Kriton Metaxopoulos explains how A & K Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm responds to clients’ changing needs.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate A & K Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm from your competitors?

Team work and immediate responsiveness to clients’ needs, combined with excellent strategic and litigation skills is not just word for us. It is our working reality.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

As far as we are concerned we believe that White Collar Crime, Corporate Law and IP will be the growing areas, due to excellent results achieved in the past years for our clients on the one hand and on the other due to the fact that the Greek market seems to be slightly picking up.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

We have now not only have a leading lawyer per area of practice but also managed to always have a team of two other associates involved and ready to provide advice to the client.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Yes Indeed and this is one of the challenges for the coming years

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

We have just recently dealt with two separate cases of alleged TM infringement by Greek clients of our firm and managed in all occasions to reach with the plaintiffs a commercial and legal settlement which was fair, commercially reasonable and safeguarded our client’s rights oven the TMs they were using in the Greek market.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Our firm back in 2008 took the decision to limit its (then) rapid expansion and stay a full service boutique law firm. We stick to this decision to grow reasonably and in accordance not only with market needs but also with our personal life choices remaining the firm we chose to be ten years ago, that is a niche practice that always works as a team serving in the best possible way our client’s interests but also with respect to our personal needs too.