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Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm
182 MESOGEION AVENUE
15561 ATHENS
Greece

TMT Tier 1

A TMT practice with 'top talent, deep sector-specific expertise and vast experience’, Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm caters to an enviable client roster which includes name such as Facebook, BT, AT&T, Spotify and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Its key fields of work include regulatory, competition, data protection, administrative and IP matters, as well as disputes, with clients also highlighting the team's strength in emerging digital technologies. Nikos Nikolinakos , described as 'the leading legal expert in the TMT area in Greece', is a ‘standout figure in the field of telecoms and technology law’; he jointly leads the team with the ‘outstandingDina Kouvelou. Alexis Spyropoulos is the other key name and is noted for his 'extensive knowledge of telecoms regulation'.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Ms Dina Kouvelou

Other key lawyers:

Alexis Spyropoulos

Testimonials

‘The overall level of service is impressive, solution-oriented and very customer-focused. It is a regulatory powerhouse.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is the leading legal expert in the TMT area in Greece and is the standout figure in the field of telecoms and technology law. He is an excellent strategist, detail-oriented, and strong in technical legal analysis.’

Dina Kouvelou is an outstanding TMT and competition law expert. She is singled out for her masterful technical knowledge of telecoms infrastructure and understanding of telecoms regulation. She is extremely business-oriented, proactive, and an effective strategist.’

Alexis Spyropoulos consistently delivers an exceptional standard and quality of work. He has a calm manner and an extensive knowledge of telecoms regulation. He is responsive and accurate, provides a high level of quality and efficiency in his work, and is good value for money.’

‘This TMT practice has top talent, deep sector-specific expertise and vast experience. They are the top law firm in the telecoms sector in Greece, providing data protection advice of the highest quality. They regularly provide advice relating to emerging technologies. They must be praised for their industry knowledge and business acumen. They always provide outstanding service and innovative solutions. Their regulatory expertise, combined with their competition law specialisation, gives them an extra advantage.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is an expert in telecoms and technology law. He is particularly effective, pleasant in giving advice, exceptionally responsive and delivers value for money. Nikos is a very effective litigator before the regulatory authorities, competition commissions and administrative courts. I should underline his expertise in issues relating to emerging digital technologies.’

Dina Kouvelou is an impressive TMT lawyer who has a business understanding that goes beyond legal matters. She is solution-oriented and extremely experienced. She is also dedicated, fast and accurate. She is a top-notch data privacy lawyer in relation to her technical skills, business acumen, and practical solutions.’

‘Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is a excellent firm when it comes to telecoms regulatory, competition law and technology-related matters. It has great business sense and outstanding industry expertise in the telecoms and digital business sectors. It provides excellent services in the IT and data fields.’

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Airbnb Inc.

AT&T Inc.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Facebook S.A.

Netflix International B.V.

WarnerMedia, LLC

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited (“SIEE”)

Spotify AB

Nespresso S.A.

Huawei Technologies S.A.

British Telecom (BT) – Global Services

Verizon S.A.

Victus Networks S.A.

Olayan Investments Company Establishment

Volkswagen Bank S.A.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Hailed as ‘leaders in technology-related and competition litigation' and ‘at the very top of agency dispute practices', Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm fields a ‘committed and creative team of litigators. The department is jointly headed by managing partner Nikos Nikolinakos, who focuses on TMT and competition litigation; Dina Kouvelou, who is an expert in competition, TMT and agency disputes; and Alexis Spyropoulos, who is 'vastly experienced’ in litigation before the administrative courts. Among other standout developments over the past 12 months, the team notably added Airbnb and Facebook to its already formidable client roster.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Dina Kouvelou; Alexis Spyropoulos

Testimonials

‘This is a formidable dispute resolution practice and a go-to firm for antitrust and technology-related litigation. It is detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice. It is outstanding in terms of knowledge, response times and expertise. I appreciate the team’s expert advice and creative solutions, involvement and commitment. The whole team is extremely professional and hardworking.’

‘They are considered as the absolute specialists in litigation related to technology, telecoms, data protection and cybersecurity matters, and their partners’ sectoral expertise is unique and impressive.’

‘Alexis Spyropoulos stands out for his strategically aware advice and excellent technical legal skills. He is efficient, pragmatic and solutions-driven. He is vastly experienced in representing clients before the administrative courts and regulatory authorities. He is always exceptionally well prepared and has a calm demeanour.’

‘Dina Kouvelou is sharp and analytical and stands out for her strategic vision and experience. She is technically strong and shows excellent attention to detail. Her work quality and efficiency is exceptional. She inspires confidence and achieves positive outcomes.’ 

‘We immediately felt that Dina Kouvelou was a stellar professional, and her assistance throughout complex legal matters and conversations with local authorities proved us right. She is a fantastic lawyer, capable of summarising complex legal matters into brief explanations that make any regulatory dilemma easy to solve. She has a great ability to cope with pressure and difficult counterparties with professionalism and grace.’

‘The team is characterised by its deep legal knowledge, professionalism and quality of service. They possess excellent skills in handling complicated and demanding cases.’

‘Dina Kouvelou has tremendous experience, excellent judgement and strong strategic vision. She is also a clever strategist and an experienced litigator. I strongly recommend her for her deep knowledge, expertise, client focus and responsiveness.’

 ‘Nikos Nikolinakos is supremely knowledgeable, creative and responsive. He is very attentive to detail and easy to work with.’

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Airbnb, Inc.

Facebook, Inc.

AT&T Inc.

Medienallee GmbH

Innovis Pharma S.A.

Lamda Hellix S.A.

Profile Software S.A.

Volton Hellenic Energy S.A.

EU and competition Tier 2

A ‘prominent competition law practice’, Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm stands out for its strength in antitrust litigation, merger control and cartel investigations. A key differentiator for the group is its sector-specific focus on technology, telecoms, electronic communications and pharmaceuticals, as well as its experience in competition matters with IP elements. Managing partner Nikos Nikolinakos is a ‘top-class practitioner for competition law matters’, while Alexis Spyropoulos is noted for his expertise in merger control and state aid. Other strengths include agency litigation and data protection cases.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Dina Kouvelou

Other key lawyers:

Alexis Spyropoulos

Testimonials

‘This is a prominent competition law practice. The team is detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice. It is outstanding in terms of its knowledge, speed and expertise.’

‘Dina Kouvelou is an exceptional competition lawyer. She is sharp and analytical and stands out for her strategic vision and experience. She is technically strong and shows excellent attention to detail.’

Alexis Spyropoulos provides clear and commercial advice. He is efficient, pragmatic and solutions-driven.

‘This is an absolutely impressive competition law team, which stands out due to its high level of responsiveness, professionalism and deep knowledge of the area. It is the absolute to-go firm in the field of regulated industries.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is a top-class practitioner for competition law matters. He has impressive competition law expertise and experience and possesses a business understanding. He also has superb litigation skills before the competition commission, regulatory authorities and courts. He is an excellent strategist, detail-oriented, and strong in technical legal analysis’

‘Dina Kouvelou is highly experienced, very responsive and personable. She simplifies complex legal issues, provides to-the-point advice and has exceptional skills as a litigator and strategist. She stands out for her masterful technical knowledge of antitrust law in the regulated industries.’

‘Alexis Spyropoulos is an experienced competition law practitioner, with excellent commercial awareness. He consistently delivers an exceptional standard and quality of work. He provides clear and well-explained advice and is always practical, responsive and accurate.’

‘Nikolinakos and Partners is a leader in the competition law area in Greece and has unmatched expertise and experience. It provides an outstanding level of service, provides comprehensive advice and has a deep understanding of industry matters.’

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Airbnb Inc.

Victus Networks S.A.

GRID Telecom Greece S.A.

Innovis Pharma S.A.

Profile Software S.A.

Volton Hellenic Energy S.A.

Intellectual property Tier 2

The ‘formidable’ IP department at Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm leverages its ‘deep legal knowledge, professionalism and quality of service’ to draw in names such as Spotify, Facebook, Netflix and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Nikos Nikolinakos, praised as ‘an excellent strategist’, leads the practice, specialising in trade secret, trade mark, copyright and content-related matters. Beyond the team’s first-rate knowledge of the technology and digital business sectors, a key differentiator of the practice is its proficiency in matters which combine IP, data protection and unfair competition elements.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Daphne Papadopoulou

Other key lawyers:

Dina Kouvelou; Alexis Spyropoulos

Testimonials

‘This is a formidable and extremely effective IP practice, especially concerning technology-related cases. It provides a client-friendly service and unique creativity. Their practical approach to problems and the speed of their analysis and responses make this IP practice unique.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is an excellent strategist, detail-oriented and strong in technical legal analysis. He is sharp, straight to the point and pleasant to work with.’

‘Dina Kouvelou is highly experienced and very responsive. She simplifies complex legal issues, provides to-the-point advice and has exceptional skills.’

‘Alexis Spyropoulos is practical, responsive and accurate.’

The IP team is characterised by deep legal knowledge, professionalism and quality of service. It is exceptionally responsive and business friendly. Its advice is helpful from a legal as well as a practical business perspective. It has profound knowledge and a wealth of experience.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos’ technology and telecoms expertise enables him to provide concise IP advice that is both practical and commercial.’

‘Dina Kouvelou impresses with her pragmatic approach and customised advice on IP and technology issues. She acts fast, is very approachable, and provides comprehensive solutions to complex matters.

‘Daphne Papadopoulou provides an excellent service level. She is a well-known copyright expert. She is very competent and always meets the highest demands. Alexis Spyropoulos is very knowledgeable in the IP area and provides reliable counsel. He provides practical business solutions and advice across trade mark, design and copyright matters.’

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Vodafone Innovus S.A.

Facebook S.A.

Netflix International B.V.

WarnerMedia, LLC

Estee Lauder Hellas S.A.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited (“SIEE”)

Innovis Pharma S.A.

Spotify AB

Profile Software S.A.

Lamda Hellix S.A.

Creative Pharma Services S.A.

Mehiläinen

Volkswagen Bank S.A.

The firm: Nikolinakos & Partners is an Athens-based law firm built upon a strong regulatory, transactional and litigation foundation.

It has in-depth, genuine and proven expertise in a wide range of legal areas and specific sectors and has gained a reputation for vigorous representation of clients before courts and governmental agencies. The firm’s lawyers have substantial in-house industry experience and have filled senior positions in regulatory authorities.

The firm’s specialisation covers the following areas: telecommunications, media and technology (TMT); digital business; data protection and cyber security; antitrust/competition law; intellectual property; administrative law and litigation; agency litigation.

Areas of practice:
Telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) and digital business: The TMT practice has gained a strong reputation for providing expert advice (and litigating) on a range of issues, including: electronic communications; digital business;  data protection and cybersecurity; on-line gaming and betting; electronic financial services (e-banking, e-wallets etc); e-commerce (retail, ticketing, services); artificial intelligence; cloud-related services; IoT; big data; technology-related services; digital media; interactive entertainment; computer gaming; software licensing; IT outsourcing agreements; automotive connectivity issues (regulatory, IP, consumer protection etc); network sharing agreements/projects; spectrum auctions, spectrum sharing/trading.

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity: The data protection and cybersecurity practice works across many sectors, having a strong focus on the technology, medical, pharma and leisure areas. It offers a full complement of counseling, regulatory and litigation services. It handles data breaches, GDPR compliance and Binding Corporate Rules. It regularly appears before agencies and relevant regulatory authorities, such as the Hellenic Data Protection Authority – “DPA” and the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy – “ADAE”.

Antitrust and competition law: The practice has substantial expertise and experience in the application of competition law in specific sectors (especially in the technology-related fields and in regulated industries) and vast experience in agency litigation (ie application of competition law before National Competition/Regulatory Authorities and Administrative Courts).

It covers, inter alia: antitrust litigation; competition law compliance; anticompetitive agreements; abuse of dominance; competition and regulatory investigations; mergers, joint ventures and acquisitions; antitrust and intellectual property; cartels; state aid. It has litigated, inter alia, claims of refusals to deal; monopolization and market dominance; price discrimination; rebate schemes; predation; leveraging and bundling; exclusive dealing and tying; vertical and horizontal price fixing; non-compete agreements; interface between IP rights protection and competition law.

Intellectual property:  Due to its unique TMT and digital business expertise, the firm handles a wide range of IP matters – both contentious and non-contentious –, including complex cases related to the technology and digital business sectors. It consults on (and litigates) on the full array of IP law, such as copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, IT law, IP transactions, cultural property, anti-piracy, plant variety rights, software licensing and digital platforms.

Dispute resolution and agency litigation: the practice has an impressive track record for successfully representing clients before courts and regulatory authorities. Based on the firm’s TMT, antitrust/competition law, data protection and administrative law expertise, the litigation practice focuses on: i) competition law litigation; ii) TMT / technology-related litigation; iii) data protection and cybersecurity litigation; and iv) administrative law litigation, ie litigating both before National Regulatory Authorities and Administrative courts (mainly court of Appeals and Council of State).

Administrative law and public procurement: the team represents clients seeking to challenge or defend government regulation or to bring about appropriate regulatory action. The public procurement team advises on planning; negotiation; short-listing; contract award; and contract management.

Energy:  the practice has a proven track record in energy regulatory/legislative matters, corporate transactions, litigation/arbitration and environmental matters across all segments of the sector. The team represents its clients before the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) and before administrative courts. It also provides energy law advice to international law firms, which are looking for energy regulatory experts in Greece. Apart from its ex-ante energy regulatory, competition law and administrative law expertise, the team has developed a particular strength in structuring renewable energy projects.

Corporate and commercial: the practice serves as general counsel for corporations and advises on a wide variety of commercial agreements and all aspects of trading law, including unfair contract terms, consumer law, product liability and trading standards. It is active in corporate transactions and has considerable expertise in dispute resolution proceedings.

Department Name Email Telephone
TMT & Digital Business Dr Nikos Nikolinakos nikolinakos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
TMT & Digital Business Dina Kouvelou kouvelou@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
TMT & Digital Business Alexis Spyropoulos spyropoulos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Data Protection & Cybersecurity Dr Nikos Nikolinakos nikolinakos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Data Protection & Cybersecurity Dina Kouvelou kouvelou@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Data Protection & Cybersecurity Alexis Spyropoulos spyropoulos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Intellectual property Dr Nikos Nikolinakos nikolinakos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Intellectual Property Alexis Spyropoulos spyropoulos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Administrative law and public procurement Alexis Spyropoulos spyropoulos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Dispute Resolution & Agency Litigation Dina Kouvelou kouvelou@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Dispute Resolution & Agency Litigation Dr Nikos Nikolinakos nikolinakos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Dispute Resolution & Agency Litigation Alexis Spyropoulos spyropoulos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Corporate and commercial Dina Kouvelou kouvelou@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Corporate and commercial Alexis Spyropoulos spyropoulos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Antitrust & Competition Law Dr Nikos Nikolinakos nikolinakos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Antitrust & Competition Law Dina Kouvelou kouvelou@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Energy Dr Nikos Nikolinakos nikolinakos@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Energy Dina Kouvelou kouvelou@nllaw.gr +30 2130020020
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Dina Kouvelou  photo Ms Dina Kouvelou Ms Dina Kouvelou is a Partner, head of the Data Protection and…
Dr Nikos Th Nikolinakos  photo Dr Nikos Th Nikolinakos Dr Nikos Th. Nikolinakos is Managing Partner of Nikolinakos & Partners LLP,…
 Alexis Spyropoulos  photo Alexis Spyropoulos Partner – Head of the Administrative Law & Public Procurement Practice
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