Drakopoulos > Athens, Greece > Firm Profile

Drakopoulos
332 KIFISSIAS AVENUE
HALANDRI
152 33 ATHENS
Greece

Greece > Intellectual property Tier 1

Drakopoulos has an 'outstanding track record' assisting domestic and international clients with IP portfolio management, trade mark registration and protection, technology disputes, patent licensing, domain name protection, data protection and litigation connected with marketing and advertising. Recent work included advising Premier League on a case arising from counterfeit football kits involving the client's logos. Other work involved advising Apple on its IP rights in relation to AirPods, which resulted in take-down notices being issued to Skroutz. Michalis Kosmopoulos and Panagiotis Drakopoulos jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Michalis Kosmopoulos; Panagiotis Drakopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Sophia Ampoulidou

Testimonials

‘DRAKOPOULOS is very well known in Greece as one of the best firms in practically all fields. But they especially have competence and skills in intellectual property. They have the ability to handle complex cases and Michalis Kosmopoulos is the point of contact for any complicated matter.’

‘Michalis Kosmopoulos is very knowledgeable. I think he is probably the best IP lawyer in Greece.’

Key clients

APPLE

BOSS

PUMA

BLU KUZINA

SNB REACT

CHIPITA

FICOSOTA

EPIC GAMES

DIGEA

CRETAN MUSICAL WORKSHOP SEISTRON

PREMIER LEAGUE

THE POLO/LAUREN COMPANY

RECKITT BENCKISER

PVH GROUP

UNION OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE OF MESSINIA

WARNER BROS

FOUR SEASONS

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES

MAZONAKIS GROUP

ENEA

JOLLYMEX

ONEMED GROUP

ITSART

VERIZON

Work highlights

  • Advised WARNER BROS and its affiliates in a case against a producer of counterfeit costumes infringing the client’s IPRs in worldwide famous figures, such as HARRY POTTER, FLASH and HARLEY QUINN.
  • Advised FOUR SEASONS on a series of cases involving unauthorized use of the FOUR SEASONS mark by various accommodation businesses.
  • Represented AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES in a case involving three Greek corporate entities which were incorporated under company names bearing the AMAZON trademark.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Drakopoulos is recognised for its ‘extensive expertise, great negotiation skills and strong business acumen‘, advising major national and international businesses, including Forture 500 companies, investment funds and listed companies, on domestic and cross-border M&A, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and equity investments, and regulatory and corporate governance matters. With additional offices in Bucharest, Larnaca and Tirana, the firm is able to handle matters throughout South East Europe. Panagiotis Drakopoulos and Georgia Konstantinidou jointly head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Panagiotis Drakopoulos; Georgia Konstantinidou

Other key lawyers:

Irini Galanou; Giorgos Mavrikis; Michalis Kosmopoulos

Testimonials

‘Diverse, broad expertise. A trustworthy, competent, efficient and business-oriented team.’

‘Great expertise and timely responses.’

‘Panagitois Drakopoulos is very experienced and very good at giving insight into the other side’s view of things and the best way of moving forward.’

‘We have been using Drakopoulos for over ten years. They respond efficiently to complex legal problems with flexible commercial solutions, helping us to achieve our business objectives. They provide high-quality, personalised and accurate advice on all queries.’

‘They have extensive expertise, great negotiation skills and strong business acumen. They are definitely value for money, with flexible fee arrangements and a cost-effective approach.’

‘Drakopoulos’ lawyers know the law and advise us on what we cannot do, but they also have the high-level legal skills to understand our business vision and assist us with realising our objectives in a secure and effective way.’

‘I would recommend Panagiotis Drakopoulos for his deep market knowledge and business-oriented approach.’

Key clients

BROOK LANE SPECIAL SITUATIONS FUND

BULGARTRANSGAZ

GRADISTA REAL ESTATE FUND

VODPLAY

VITARIA

BULGARIAN PRIVATE INVESTORS

INTRAKAT

TIMWE PORTUGAL

VOICEWEB

CLEAN EARTH CAPITAL

BLU KUZINA

DEMIUM STARTUPS

MANI BLAUEL

CONDITO

QUARTZELEC

TUI GROUP

MELLON GROUP

ΙΝΤΕRLIFE INSURANCE

GRIMALDI ALLIANCE

Work highlights

  • Advised Air Liquide International with respect to the €54.2m sale of 98.78% of the shares of Air Liquide Hellas and its subsidiary company Vitalaire Hellas to Airsol.
  • Advised Bulgartransgaz with respect to the €12.5m acquisition of 20% of the share capital of Gastrade, a leading company in the gas sector in Greece.
  • Advised Brook Lane Special Situations Fund with respect to the €5.5m acquisition of Sosoros Real Estate, a single asset company which owned a premium office building in Athens.

Greece > Dispute resolution Tier 3

The team at Drakopoulos represents a vast array of clients such as TUI France, Prada, Hellenic Shipyards, First Solar and Airbnb Payments UK before agencies, tribunals and courts. The team members' diverse expertise enables them to handle commercial and competition disputes, international arbitration, IP litigation and white-collar criminal defence cases. The practice is led by Sophia Ampoulidou, Michalis Kosmopoulos and Panagiotis Drakopoulos.

Practice head(s):

Sophia Ampoulidou; Michalis Kosmopoulos; Panagiotis Drakopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Panagiotis Tampoureas; Dimitra Efthimiou; Achilleas Charokopos; Bogdan Lucan

Testimonials

‘Drakopoulos offers turnkey solutions to businesses from incorporation to liquidation, always keeping in mind that what clients need is not lawyers who just know the law and advise them on what they cannot do, but rather lawyers with high-level legal skills who understand their business vision and assist them with achieving their objectives in a secure, effective and sustainable way.’

‘They provide attentive, highest-quality, personalised and accurate advice on all queries, projects and cases assigned to them by our company, managing to meet all deadlines, even the tightest ones. They have extensive expertise, great negotiation skills and strong business acumen. They are definitely value for money, with flexible fee arrangements and a cost-effective approach.’

‘I would recommend Panagiotis Drakopoulos for his deep market knowledge and business-oriented approach. When things seem to have reached an impasse, Panagiotis Drakopoulos comes with innovative, market-savvy and win-win solutions.’

‘Our experience with the dispute resolution team at Drakopoulos has been very satisfactory, as they have delivered the expected results by winning all our cases, while at the same time their fees were competitive.’

‘We have been working with Michalis Kosmopoulos and Sophia Ampoulidou. Both are very responsive, focused and knowledgable.’

‘Sophia Ampoulidou has a very results-oriented approach and always delivers.’

‘I am extremely satisfied with their team’s skills and results. In terms of billing, I find their fees very competitive.’

Key clients

HELLENIC SHIPYARDS

RAJO

TUI FRANCE

VOICEWEB

EVANGELOS TSOUMPAS

WSI REFRIGERATION

IEBA TRUST

WGB

NOBILUS ENT

DIMITRA EDUCATION & CONSULTING APOPSI CENTER OF EMPLOYMENT TRAINING

TURK TELEKOM

ITARIA

IAKOVOS SKANDALIS

FIRST SOLAR

MERCATO BLOCKCHAIN

SECURE PROPERTY AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT

PRADA

BOSS

LRC PRODUCTS

BLU KOUZINA

AIRBNB PAYMENTS UK

JOLLYMEX

Work highlights

  • Represented Hellenic Shipyards in €6bn ICC arbitration proceedings against the Hellenic Republic in relation to the commissioning of four new Type 214 submarines by the Hellenic Navy.
  • Successfully represented TUI France before the Court of First Instance of Athens in a case related to a hotelier agent’s claim for €3.1m in compensation and damages.
  • Represented Airbnb Payments UK in a case before the American Arbitration Association.

Greece > Employment Tier 3

Drakopoulos has a sound employment practice, advising domestic and international clients such as TaskUs Greece, Arkas Logistics, VoiceWeb, Quartzelec and Reckitt Benckiser. The team's advice extends across a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, engineering, and food and beverages. It frequently handles employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings relating to breach of contract, unfair dismissal, codes of conduct, discrimination and internal policies. Panagiotis Drakopoulos and Georgia Konstantinidou lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Panagiotis Drakopoulos; Georgia Konstantinidou

Other key lawyers:

Sofia Ampoulidou; Angie Alevizou

Testimonials

‘Drakopoulos respond efficiently to complex legal problems with flexible commercial solutions, helping us to achieve our business objectives. They provide attentive, highest-quality, personalised and accurate advice on all queries assigned to them by our company, managing to meet all deadlines, even the tightest ones.’

‘They have extensive expertise, great negotiation skills and strong business acumen. They are definitely value for money, with flexible fee arrangements and a cost-effective approach.’

‘I would recommend Sofia Ampoulidou, who handles diverse employment matters, draws up contracts for new hires, handles both employment litigation and advisory matters, and provides tailor-made advice that suits our particular needs.’

‘An excellent employment team. Our company is a labour-intensive business and we find Drakopoulos is always responsive, helpful and delivers results with reasonable fees.’

‘Georgia Konstantinidou and Angie Alevizou are both quick and practical with their advice.’

Key clients

RECKITT BENCKISER

TASKUS GREECE

VOICEWEB

QUARTZELEC

CONDITO

ARKAS LOGISTICS

Work highlights

  • Advised TaskUs Greece, a multinational services company, on matters regarding the employment of hundreds of foreign employees in Greece.
  • Advised Arkas Logistics, the Greek subsidiary and member of the Turkish multinational group of companies Arkas Holding, regarding the legislative background with respect to employees teleworking in Serbia while employed by the Greek company.
  • Advised Reckitt Benckiser on the impact and implications of Covid-19 on employment matters.

Greece > TMT Tier 3

Drakopoulos assists a wide range of clients with the drafting, negotiating and litigating of IT contracts, as well as advising on media, advertising and design right issues. In addition, its team also has expertise in interconnection agreements and software and hardware licenses. Michalis Kosmopoulos and Panagiotis Drakopoulos, who co-head the practice, recently advised Hellenic Petroleum Group on its compliance with GDPR and e-privacy directives.

Practice head(s):

Michalis Kosmopoulos; Panagiotis Drakopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Panagiotis Tampoureas

Key clients

HELLENIC PETROLEUM GROUP OF COMPANIES

RECKITT BENCKISER

CHIPITA

CONDITO

MANI BLAUEL

TASKUS GREECE

EKPEDEVTIKI ANAGENNISI

STU/DÝO ARCHITECTS

ISDIN

MEDSKINHEALTH

FCNC FINANCIAL ADVISORS

BBK CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT

ITSART

MELLON GROUP

GERMAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

DIGEA

AOSPHERE

GOOGLE

VERIZON

Work highlights

  • Advised HELLENIC PETROLEUM GROUP OF COMPANIES with respect to the group’s compliance with GDPR and the E-Privacy Directive.
  • Advised multinational group of companies CHIPITA on its regulatory compliance with the applicable data protection and privacy legal framework.
  • Advised multinational group of companies MELLON GROUP as appointed Group Data Protection Officers, with respect to their compliance with GDPR.

Greece > Real estate and construction Tier 4

Drakopoulos undertakes a mix of domestic and cross-border real estate work, including real estate acquisitions, project development and project financing, facility management, leasing and portfolio management. It advised TUI Group on the sale of a single-asset company owning the Lena Mary hotel resort. Panagiotis Drakopoulos  and Georgia Konstantinidou jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Panagiotis Drakopoulos; Georgia Konstantinidou

Key clients

BROOK LANE SPECIAL SITUATIONS FUND

GRADISTA REAL ESTATE FUND

BULGARIAN PRIVATE INVESTORS

CLEAN EARTH CAPITAL

LIVEWISE

TUI GROUP

Work highlights

  • Advised BROOK LANE SPECIAL SITUATIONS FUND on the €5.5m acquisition of SOSOROS REAL ESTATE, a single asset company owning a premium office building in a prime location in the northern suburbs of Athens.
  • Advised TUI GROUP with respect to the sale of 100% of the share capital of a single asset company, owning the LENA MARY hotel resort in Ermioni, southern Greece.
  • Advised LIVEWISE on the development of a joint venture for the management and development of certain special purpose vehicles (SPVs) owning real estate assets in Greece.

Drakopoulos has been providing consulting and legal advice to businesses since 1992. The firm possesses extensive resources and know-how to cover a wide range of services and handle substantial and complex transactions; our deep and talented roster of legal professionals provides service quality and legal expertise, leveraging the interests of both our domestic and international clientele, being dedicated to their successful operation.

We respond efficiently to complex legal problems with flexible solutions, helping clients to achieve their business objectives. The firm represents the interests of major national and international businesses, including multinational companies and companies listed on major stock exchange markets, active in several industries, including consumer goods, food and beverage, health and medical, real estate and construction, tourism, energy and environment, information technology, telecommunications, logistics, media and advertising, sports and entertainment, publishing, banking and finance, capital markets, consulting, retail, automotive, manufacturing, defence, government agencies, equities and trusts.

Drakopoulos is distinguished for providing quality legal services at the highest international standards. The firm’s “One Instruction, One Invoice” approach aims at offering a uniform service, geared towards having clients with multinational presence avoid dealing with multiple interfaces, legal systems and mentalities; instead, the firm offers one single point of reference, interface and style of service for multiple jurisdictions in the entire Southeast Europe (SEE) region and beyond, anywhere in the world.

When advising our domestic and international clients, we maintain an active, efficient and pro-business approach smoothly coordinating the procedure across multiple jurisdictions, overcoming language issues and fee arrangement complexities.

Our main offices are located in Athens, Bucharest, Larnaca and Tirana.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Panagiotis Drakopoulospdrakopoulos@drakopoulos-law.com+30 2106836561
Michalis Kosmopoulosmkosmopoulos@drakopoulos-law.com+30 210 6836561
Adrian Rosetiaroseti@drakopoulos-law.com+40 213000154
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