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Kriton Metaxopoulos

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Kriton Metaxopoulos, born in 1962, is a graduate of the Athens University Law School (1984) as well as an LL.M graduate of the London School of Economics (1986). He has been practicing law since 1986 and he is the Managing Partner of “A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm” since 2000.

His peers recognize him for his experience and expertise in Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, Corporate Law and Litigation. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in Litigation and Intellectual Property in Legal 500, a leading Individual in TMT and Dispute Resolution by Chambers and an Advisory Board Member in Best Lawyers.

He was a BoD member of Warner Music for almost 20 years and was a member of the Board of Directors of Trans European Law Firms Alliance (TELFA) for 25 years.

Kriton is an expert in IP Law, Copyright Enforcement and Antipiracy issues, as well as in international Corporate Litigation, White Collar Crime and Asset Recovery He has represented for years MPAA, the Greek Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Association (EPOE), Sony, Warner Bros, Disney, Warner Music, Dassault Systemes, Audiorsparx, as well as many major players of the Greek entertainment industry, such as Odeon Cinemas, Victory Media, Kiss FM, Hot FM, Greek Music Libraries, Maria Callas Estate, ZTE etc

Kriton’s “out of Greek borders career” is mainly linked to IP, White Collar Crime and Corporate Fraud prosecution. Kriton is responsible for the coordination and legal strategy of a 150 million Euro international corporate litigation matter, involving legal work in Italy, Lebanon, Romania, UK, France and former Soviet Union and Greece. His experience includes representation before Civil and Penal Courts not only in Greece but also in France, Italy, UK and Romania in cooperation with top tier law firms and local practitioners.

Kriton’s experience in International Arbitration includes representation of an International Catering Group in 20 million USD arbitration (ICC), which resulted in an award against the Greek State (19 million USD) over the privatization of Olympic Airways’ catering subsidiary in the ‘90s.

Connected his name with the first ever in Europe prohibition of legal parallel imports of DvDs (Independence Day) by a 1997 decision of the Athens Court of Injunctions, which was subsequently adopted in 2010 by two ECJ “ad hoc” decisions which are applied until today by local Courts in all EU Member States.

He is also known for his involvement in audiovisual censorship cases (Alexander the Great, Last Temptation of Christ) where he represented in Court the US producers and their Greek distributors, contributing to the free theatrical release of the relevant movies in Greece but also to the establishment of a solid case law in favour of the freedom of “viewing” even if “symbols” or “religions” are the “subject r matter” of the audiovisual work in question.

He is since 2000 leading the niche law firm “A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm”.


1987 - today: Partner and since (2000) Managing Director of A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm , Athens Greece.Specialized in Copyright, Corporate, Anti Trust Law. Expert in Litigation and Dispute Resolution with a particular expertise in White Collar Crime. 1991 - 2009: Legal Advisor of the Albert Abela Group of Companies, Head of Litigation Department of Albert J.M Abela, London, Uk. 1987 - 2008: Legal counsel of the Greek Anti Piracy Association in the field of audiovisual works (EPOE), Athens, Greece. 1990 - 2008: Legal Counsel, Board Member of Warner Music Greece SA, Athens, Greece. 1988 - 1990: Special legal advisor on copyright issues to the Greek Federation of Actors, Athens, Greece. 11/1988:Participation in the International Conference on “the Green Paper on Copyright and the Challenge of New Technology”, USFAL, Center of Intellectual Property Rights, Brussels, Luxemburg 2/1986 – 7/1986 “Stage” at the Commission of the European Communities, Brussels, Luxemburg.


English, French, Italian.


He was a BoD member of Warner Music for almost 20 years and was a member of the Trans European Law Firms Alliance (TELFA) for 25 years. Since 2006 he is also the Greek representative of the Global Advertising Law Firms Alliance (GALA) and in 2014 he became the representative of the International Lawyers Network (ILN) in Greece.


London School of Economics and Political Science LL.M, Law 1984 – 1985 Ethnikon kai Kapodistriakon Panepistimion Athinon / University of Athens LL.B, Faculty of Law 1979 – 1984 Ziridis High School Lyceum 1979.


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Kriton Metaxopoulos - A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm

Within: Dispute resolution

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm is a prominent actor in the disputes market. On top of its strong reputation for intellectual property litigation, it also acts for high-net-worth individuals, as well as energy, manufacturing and media companies, in a broad range of commercial and regulatory disputes. The firm is currently representing a leading fashion company in a major fraud dispute with its distributor. Kriton Metaxopoulos is very well regarded.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm has recently been involved in several abuse of dominance claims, and advised Digital Press Hellas on a dispute with a technology company that went before the HCC and is now in the Administrative Appeals Court. Kriton Metaxopoulos is recommended.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm has a well-deserved space in the top tier of Greek IP practices. The firm is especially noted for its excellent disputes work. While it has a strong track record advising clients on copyright issues in the music and television industries, it is also active in the patent and trade mark disputes. The firm is representing several major pharmaceutical companies on their patent prosecution work, and is also recommended for anti-piracy and enforcement proceedings. Irini Daroussou and Kriton Metaxopoulos are recommended.

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Within: TMT

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm has a first-class reputation for litigation in this space and a strong niche advising clients in the advertising industry. The firm also represents several music and TV production companies. Kriton Metaxopoulos is a significant figure in the market.

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White-collar crime

Within: White-collar crime

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm is no stranger to major international and domestic fraud cases, in which the firm represents companies and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has recently been representing a private client involved in a multimillion-Euro fraud and bankruptcy case. Kriton Metaxopoulos is very active in this area.

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