Mrs Irini Daroussou > A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm
115 28 ATHENS

Work Department

IP Law, Patent Law, TMT, Advertising Law


Irini Daroussou was born in Athens and is a partner at “A&K Metaxopoulos Law Firm” since 2008, whereas she joined the law firm as an associate lawyer in 2002.


She has been practicing law since 1998, when she was admitted to the Athens Bar Association. From the very beginning of her law practice, she focused on the protection of IP rights. She specializes in Copyright Law, Antipiracy, Industrial Law, Commercial and Civil Law, Unfair Competition and IP Litigation.

In 2014 Irini was listed in Best Lawyers in the field of Intellectual and Industrial Property Law. She has been also appraised as an expert in the field of IP, by Legal 500 and IAM Patent. Irini has represented a range of Greek and International clients in the copyright sector, including foreign and Greek film production companies, record labels, radio stations, publishing companies, software design product companies, the Greek collecting society for the protection of audiovisual works etc. She regularly advises entities in the audiovisual, music and publishing area and has a significant experience in drafting copyright and IP licensing agreements.

She has participated in many law conferences, in Greece and abroad. She is a frequent author and contributes to magazines and international publications. Some of her contributions are: “Journalism and Copyright: is there a defence similar to fair use or fair dealing?” (International Law Office, August 2020), “Journalism and copyright: what is protected by copyright law?” (International Law Office, July 2020), “IP in Greece: Landmark Decision Orders Greek ISPs to Block Internet Access” (CEE Legal Matters, February 2014), “Court Ruling Affects Authors’ Rights In The Media Sector” (Legal Knowledge Portal, October 2013), “Broadcast of Music By Radio To Clients Of Professional Practices On A Non Profit Basis Is Not Public And As A Result Is Royalty Free” (Legal Knowledge Portal, May 2012), “Legal Treatment Of Camcording Under Greek Intellectual Property Law And General Provisions of Civil Law” (Legal Knowledge Portal, May 2012).


Greek, English, French


Athens Bar Association


Irini is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, Democritus University of Thrace (1995) and a LL.M. Graduate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (1997)





Lawyer Rankings

Greece > TMT

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm enjoys a stellar reputation for its expertise in advising international and domestic clients on advertising and media law. The firm regularly represents major clients in the music and film industry in complex litigation related to corporate law and IP rights. The practice is co-led by Kriton Metaxopoulos, an expert litigator with extensive experience in audiovisual censorship cases. He is supported by co-head Asterios Syssilas  who regularly advises advertisers on clearance issues. Irini Daroussou  is a go-to lawyer for matters pertaining to IP and antipiracy.

Greece > Dispute resolution

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm has significant expertise and experience in disputes and white-collar crime, defending high-profile companies in a number of proceedings, often in cases involving cross-border elements. It has a broad litigation practice in industry sectors ranging from medical and pharmaceuticals, through to travel and leisure in contractual and commercial disputes. Kriton Metaxopoulos is experienced in handling multi-jurisdictional cases, while Irini Daroussou focuses on the protection of intellectual property rights.

Greece > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

Irini Daroussou    – A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm

With some 65 years of experience in IP, A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm ‘stands out from the crowd’ for the breadth of its expertise. The firm handles work in diverse industry sectors, such as film, gaming, software and consumer products. The team represents well-known international and domestic clients in respect of the protection of brands, copyright infringement and broader industrial rights – often in high-profile cases. Kriton Metaxopoulos has a reputation for representing clients from film and music through to the pharma industry, in complex multinational litigation cases. Irini Daroussou  who co-heads the group with Metaxopoulo, also has broad expertise; copyright infringement, antipiracy and IP litigation. Marilena Nikolaraki  specialises in brand registration and enforcement.