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, Dispute Resolution


Irini is a Partner at A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners 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. She is a LL.M. Graduate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. 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 IAM Patent and IP Stars (Managing IP). 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: “Greek Supreme Court requires courts to provide thorough reasoning on the criterion of novelty” (ΙΑΜ Patent, April 2023). “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). She speaks fluently English and French.

In 2022, Irini has been shortlisted for the “Copyright Lawyer of the Year” Award  by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2022.


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 > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

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

Displaying a ‘very good understanding’ of corporate IP matters and soft IP litigation, the intellectual property practice at A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm routinely represents Greek and foreign corporations. The firm has multiple specialists to handle the registration, protection and defence of trade marks and patents in Greek and EU courts, and its expertise spans across the software, music and film industries. Based in Athens, Irini Daroussou and Kriton Metaxopoulos co-head the team, specialising in corporate fraud prosecution, copyright law and unfair competition issues. Marilena Nikolaraki is an expert in trade mark infringement, and Elena Nikolarea focuses on media law.

Greece > TMT

Demonstrating broad strength across the advertising, media and publishing fields, the A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm TMT practice is well equipped to handle complex IP and privacy law matters. With an offering covering both litigation and advisory services, the team specialises in dealing with copyright infringement claims, data protection issues and non-disclosure agreements, among other areas. Based out of Athens, Kriton Metaxopoulos and Asterios Syssilas jointly lead the team, bringing vast experience in multinational litigation proceedings and unfair competition law issues to the firm. Irini Daroussou is an anti-piracy and industrial law expert, while Elena Nikolarea focuses on e-commerce and civil law matters.

Greece > Dispute resolution

Characterised by extensive expertise in the fields of IP, TMT, and white-collar crime, A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm routinely defends international companies and top executives in corporate fraud, financial crime, and civil litigation proceedings. Demonstrating a growing presence in the pharmaceuticals, energy, and travel sectors, Athens-based practice heads Kriton Metaxopoulos and Irini Daroussou bring vast experience in handling multi-jurisdictional cases relating to commercial and industrial law to the group. Asterios Syssilas is an expert in copyright cases, whilst Marilena Nikolaraki focuses on patent and design-related disputes.