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Greece > TMT Tier 1Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm has a specialist practice that covers telecoms and technology matters, data protection, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Reflective of the firm’s work for high-profile clients, it provides ongoing support to Airbnb on the Greek framework concerning the sharing economy, as well as the status of Information Society service providers. It also recently assisted Netflix International with technology law and data protection issues. Dina Kouvelou and Nikos Nikolinakos jointly lead the team, and Alexis Spyropoulos is also a name to note.
Nikos Nikolinakos; Dina Kouvelou
Other key lawyers:
‘The overall level of service is impressive, solution-oriented and very customer focused. It is a regulatory powerhouse.’
‘Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is at the forefront of the telecommunications, data protection and technology-related areas. It also focuses on emerging digital technologies and services, including artificial intelligence and IoT. The TMT practice is formidable, extremely effective, detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice.’
‘Dr Nikos Nikolinakos is the leading legal expert in the TMT area in Greece. He is the standout figure in the field of telecommunications and technology law. He is also an expert in the field of data privacy and cybersecurity. He is a leading expert in the application of regulation and IP concerning new digital technologies, for instance artificial intelligence and robotics.’
‘Ms 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 also has unmatched expertise and vast experience in the fields of data privacy and cybersecurity. She is extremely business oriented, proactive, and an effective strategist.’
‘Mr Alexis Spyropoulos consistently delivers an exceptional standard and quality of work, mainly in the fields of telecoms and data protection. He has a calm manner and an extensive knowledge of telecoms regulatory laws and regulations. He is responsive and accurate.’
‘This TMT practice has top talent, deep sector-specific expertise and vast experience. They are the top law firm in the telecommunications sector in Greece, providing data protection advice of the highest quality.’
‘Their data protection practice provides comprehensive privacy advice. They routinely handle breach response, data protection litigation, compliance and enforcement matters. They are extremely recommended for providing privacy advice in relation to employee rights, cloud computing, security breaches and incident prevention.’
‘I would strongly recommend this TMT practice, not only because of their in-depth knowledge of the telecoms, media and technology regulatory framework, but also because their expertise in antitrust law.’
Greece > Dispute resolution Tier 2The sound practice at Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is led by managing partner Nikos Nikolinakos, Alexis Spyropoulos and Dina Kouvelou. It is trusted with highly complex disputes from significant international and domestic clients, including Vodaphone, Airbnb, Facebook, Lamda Hellix and Volton Hellenic Energy. The team's expertise extends into an array of disputes, including TMT, data protection, competition and IP litigation. It frequently represents clients before the civil and administrative courts and national regulatory authorities.
Nikos Nikolinakos; Alexis Spyropoulos; Dina Kouvelou
Other key lawyers:
Evi Provida; Dimitra Mantouvalou; Foteini Aggeli; Sonia Papakonstantinou
‘This is a formidable dispute resolution practice, a go-to firm for antitrust, technology-related, data privacy and cybersecurity 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.’
‘They are considered as the absolute specialists in litigation related to technology, telecoms, data protection, cybersecurity, and administrative law matters. This is verified and supported by their partners’ sectoral expertise, which is unique and impressive.’
‘Alexis Spyropoulos stands out for his strategically aware advice and excellent technical legal skills. He is efficient, pragmatic and solution-driven. He is vastly experienced, representing clients in the administrative and civil courts and before the regulatory authorities. He is always exceptionally well prepared and with 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. Work quality and efficiency are exceptional. She inspires confidence and achieves positive outcomes. She focuses on data protection, technology, telecoms and antitrust work.’
‘This is a litigation powerhouse, the ultimate one-stop shop for regulated industries. It is formidable and extremely effective. It provides client-friendly services and unique creativity in complex litigation. The firm’s reputation in technology-related dispute resolution is unmatched. This is a committed and creative team of litigators, with particularly strong expertise in the telecoms, technology, antitrust, data protection and cybersecurity areas.’
‘Nikos Nikolinakos is a top-class counsel for telecoms, technology and antitrust litigation. He 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.’
‘To begin with, they are the absolute leaders in technology-related and competition litigation in Greece. It is an impressive dispute resolution practice, providing litigation services of a high quality. It is a high-calibre and creative team, which is particularly strong in technology, telecoms, antitrust, energy and administrative law.’
‘Nikos Nikolinakos is strongly recommended for handling cybersecurity cases. Dina Kouvelou is a formidable litigator and excellent strategist.’
Greece > EU and competition Tier 2Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is highlighted for its strengths in matters involving the interface between competition and sectors such as technology, telecoms and life sciences. Its team, which comprises three partners, is also knowledgeable about the interplay between competition and intellectual property, as well as data protection. The practice is led by Nikos Nikolinakos and Dina Kouvelou. Recent work included advising Airbnb on the Greek regulatory framework on the sharing economy and the status of Information Society service providers and platforms. Alexis Spyropoulos is also noted.
Nikos Nikolinakos; Dina Kouvelou
Other key lawyers:
‘Dina Kouvelou is an exceptional competition law counsel. She is sharp and analytical and stands out for her strategic vision and experience. She is technically strong and shows excellent attention to detail. She focuses on merger control, dominance, and market investigations cases.’
‘Alexis Spyropoulos provides clear and commercial advice. He is efficient, pragmatic and solutions-driven. He focuses on merger control and state aid issues.’
‘This is an absolutely impressive competition law team. A standout antitrust team due to its high responsiveness, professionalism, and deep knowledge of the area. It is the absolute best to go firm, especially in the field of regulated industries.’
‘Dr Nikos Nikolinakos 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.’
‘This competition law practice provides comprehensive advice and has a deep understanding of industry matters. The team provides an excellent level of service and stands out for its depth and quality.’
‘The Competition Law Practice of Nikolinakos & Partners law firm is a leader in this area and has unmatched expertise and experience. It is impressive and provides an outstanding level of service. It gives advice that is practical and demonstrates technical knowledge.’
‘Their competition law expertise is outstanding and formidable. They have an experienced, responsive and talented competition law team that provides pragmatic advice on complex matters.’
‘They are experts in competition law with a fantastic track record.’
Vantage Towers Greece
Victus Networks S.A.
Huawei Technologies S.A.
GRID Telecom Greece S.A
‘This is a formidable and extremely effective IP practice, focusing on technology-related cases. It provides client-friendly service and unique creativity. Their practical approach to the problems, the speed in their analysis and responses make this IP practice unique.’
‘Dr 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. He is extremely recommended for handling technology contracts, transactions and IT/IP disputes. Also recommended for advice relating to IP and emerging digital technologies.’
‘Ms Dina Kouvelou is highly experienced and very responsive. She simplifies complex legal issues, provides to-the-point advice and has exceptional skills. One of the best technology-related counsels in Greece. She is a key name to note for advice relating to IP and emerging technologies including outsourcing issues, cloud computing work, big data projects, data protection mandates and cybersecurity matters.’
‘Mr Alexis Spyropoulos is an experienced IP counsel. He is practical, responsive and accurate. Recommended for trademark litigation.’
‘Their IP team is characterized 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 practical business perspective. It has profound knowledge and a wealth of experience.’
‘This is a formidable intellectual property practice, exceptionally talented. The technical ability of their IP team is fantastic, with an outstanding level of reactivity.’
‘In comparison with other law firms in Greece, they have demonstrated an expertise in IP and new digital technologies, covering emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and IoT. Furthermore, they are the absolute experts in handling data protection and cybersecurity cases in Greece.’
‘This intellectual property practice deserves its stellar reputation. It is impressive, competent and practical.’
Vodafone Innovus S.A.
Robert Bosch GmbH
SpaceX / Starlink Holdings
Netflix International B.V.
Estee Lauder Hellas S.A.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited (“SIEE”)
United Group / Nova
WPP 2005 Limited
Innovis Pharma S.A.
Profile Software S.A.
Lamda Hellix S.A.
Creative Pharma Services S.A.
Volkswagen Bank S.A
Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm > Firm Profile
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.
|TMT & Digital Business||Dr Nikos Nikolinakosemail@example.com||+30 2130020020|
|TMT & Digital Business||Dina Kouveloufirstname.lastname@example.org||+30 2130020020|
|TMT & Digital Business||Alexis Spyropoulosemail@example.com||+30 2130020020|
|Data Protection & Cybersecurity||Dr Nikos Nikolinakosfirstname.lastname@example.org||+30 2130020020|
|Data Protection & Cybersecurity||Dina Kouvelouemail@example.com||+30 2130020020|
|Data Protection & Cybersecurity||Alexis Spyropoulosfirstname.lastname@example.org||+30 2130020020|
|Intellectual property||Dr Nikos Nikolinakosemail@example.com||+30 2130020020|
|Intellectual Property||Alexis Spyropoulosfirstname.lastname@example.org||+30 2130020020|
|Administrative law and public procurement||Alexis Spyropoulosemail@example.com||+30 2130020020|
|Dispute Resolution & Agency Litigation||Dina Kouveloufirstname.lastname@example.org||+30 2130020020|
|Dispute Resolution & Agency Litigation||Dr Nikos Nikolinakosemail@example.com||+30 2130020020|
|Dispute Resolution & Agency Litigation||Alexis Spyropoulosfirstname.lastname@example.org||+30 2130020020|
|Corporate and commercial||Dina Kouvelouemail@example.com||+30 2130020020|
|Corporate and commercial||Alexis Spyropoulosfirstname.lastname@example.org||+30 2130020020|
|Antitrust & Competition Law||Dr Nikos Nikolinakosemail@example.com||+30 2130020020|
|Antitrust & Competition Law||Dina Kouveloufirstname.lastname@example.org||+30 2130020020|
|Energy||Dr Nikos Nikolinakosemail@example.com||+30 2130020020|
|Energy||Dina Kouveloufirstname.lastname@example.org||+30 2130020020|
|Dina Kouvelou||Ms Dina Kouvelou is a Partner, head of the Data Protection and…||View Profile|
|Nikos Th Nikolinakos||Dr Nikos Th. Nikolinakos is Managing Partner of Nikolinakos & Partners LLP,…||View Profile|
|Alexis Spyropoulos||Partner – Head of the Administrative Law & Public Procurement Practice||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers 15 : 17
LanguagesEnglish French German Greek Spanish
MembershipsAthens Bar Association International Bar Association
Greece: Competition Litigation
Published: July 2021
Authors: Dr. Nikos Th. Nikolinakos Dina Th. Kouvelou Alexis N. Spyropoulos
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Competition Litigation laws and regulations that may occur in Greece.
Published: July 2021
Authors: Dr. Nikos Th. Nikolinakos Dina Th. Kouvelou Alexis N. Spyropoulos
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Technology laws and regulations that may occur in Greece.