Firm Profile > A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm > Athens, Greece
A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm Offices
54 VASILISSIS SOPHIAS AVENUE
115 28 ATHENS
A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm > The Legal 500 Rankings
Intellectual property Tier 1
At A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm, the team's IP-related expertise encompasses the full array of contentious and advisory copyright, patent, trade mark and design matters; Irini Daroussou and Kriton Metaxopoulos jointly head up the practice. In a recent highlight, the group advised a US-based biopharmaceuticals company on the protection of its industrial property rights against companies seeking to create generic versions of its products in Greece. Other sectors of expertise include the food, sports, advertising, broadcasting, film, publishing and clothing industries.
Irini Daroussou; Kriton Metaxopoulos;
Russian Dock Yard (DS)
Greek Music Libraries
Dispute resolution Tier 2
A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm handles a wide variety of contractual and commercial disputes in industries spanning the medical, pharmaceuticals, energy, travel and leisure sectors. Kriton Metaxopoulos is experienced in representing clients in Greece as well as the French, Dutch and Italian courts. He heads up the practice alongside Irini Daroussou and is well-versed in matters in the Supreme Court.
TMT Tier 2
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.
Kriton Metaxopoulos; Irini Daroussou
‘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.‘
GALA – Advertising Clients
White-collar crime Tier 2
At A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm, department head Kriton Metaxopoulos is ‘an experienced and agile lawyer’; he has a solid history of defending companies and top executives in cases related to financial crime and corporate fraud. The team’s expertise extends beyond Greece to criminal matters in France, Italy, Romania and the UK.
‘They have provided us with useful insights and effectively supported our work.‘
‘Kriton Metaxopoulos is an experienced and agile lawyer both in advising and representing clients and provides all-round support to white collar crime litigators.‘
‘Achilleas Christodoulou is also an attentive and reliable lawyer.‘
‘Kriton Metaxopoulos has the unique skill to attribute each case to the appropriate lawyer of the firm and always review it with his comments before submitting it.‘
‘They are seeking legal and substantive proofs giving equal importance to them.‘
EU and competition Tier 4
A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm is noted for its ‘legal skills and in-depth knowledge’. Kriton Metaxopoulos heads up the team, which in a recent work highlight, represented DVD replicator Digital Press Hellas in a dispute with Philips over production patent royalties. The group also advised Adidas Hellas on the review of its commercial policies and terms of cooperation with retailers.
‘The partner has unparalleled legal skills and in depth knowledge of a wide spectrum of the law. His high demanding personality coupled with his unique managerial charisma inspires the team and makes the bond tight and resourceful.’
‘The individuals have a team spirit and not only they deliver at the highest level but most of all they enjoy and in the same time enhance their performance.’
Digital Press Hellas
A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm > Firm Profile
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.
|Intellectual Property Law||Kriton Metaxopoulos|
|Intellectual Property Law||Irini Daroussou|
|White Collar Crime||Kriton Metaxopoulos|
|White Collar Crime||Asterios Syssilas|
|Dispute Resolution||Kriton Metaxopoulos|
|Dispute Resolution||Irini Daroussou|
|Corporate Law||Kriton Metaxopoulos|
|Corporate Law||Achilleas Christodoulou|
|EU & Competition Law||Irini Daroussou|
|EU & Competition Law||Achilleas Christodoulou|
|Real Estate||Marilena Nikolaraki|
|Real Estate||Angeliki Sotiropoulou|
|Tax Law||Achilleas Christodoulou|
|Tax Law||Kriton Metaxopoulos|
|Labour Law||Asterios Syssilas|
|Labour Law||Angeliki Sotiropoulou|
|Civil Law||Asterios Syssilas|
|Civil Law||Marilena Nikolaraki|
|Civil Law||Angeliki Sotiropoulou|
|Public Tender Procedures – Joint Ventures||Kriton Metaxopoulos|
|Public Tender Procedures – Joint Ventures||Achilleas Christodoulou|
Staff FiguresAt this address : 8 in this country : 3
LanguagesEnglish French German Italian
MembershipsGALA (Global Advertising Lawyers Association) International Lawyers Network Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI) Nextlaw Global Referral Network International Law Office (ILO)
One of our firms 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 firms international profile and munificent working environment.
A & K Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firms 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 PartnerKriton 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.