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Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm
182 MESOGEION AVENUE
15561 ATHENS
Greece

Greece > TMT Tier 1

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm provides advice, support and representation for clients on the full range of TMT matters. The firm specialises in IP, emerging technologies, and consumer protection law and is adept at handling licensing issues and infringement proceedings, The team is led by Nikos Nikolinakos who has over 20 years of experience in TMT and Competition law. Alexis Spyropoulos has vast experience in telecoms regulatory, datapProtection, IP and competition law issues. Dina Kouvelou  strengthens the team with her expertise in data protection & cybersecurity matters.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Dina Kouvelou

Other key lawyers:

Alexis Spyropoulos

Testimonials

‘The overall level of their service is impressive, solution-oriented and very customer focused.

‘Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is at the forefront of the telecommunications, data protection and technology-related areas. They also focus on emerging digital technologies/services (including artificial intelligence and IoT). Their TMT Practice is formidable, extremely effective, detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice.’

‘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 probably the best technology lawyer in Greece, focusing on issues such as digital platforms, IoT, data protection and IT security.

‘Dr Nikos Nikolinakos is the leading legal expert in the TMT area in Greece. He is the standout figure in the field of telecoms 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. He is also a top-class counsel for competition law (antitrust) matters in the telecoms sector.’

‘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. He is extremely experienced in the field of administrative law.’

‘Industry best in telecom and IT services. Big enough to have resources, small enough to have flexibility and quick reaction. Very Well regarded in the region and excellent understanding and relations with regulatory bodies.’

‘Knowledgeable, quick to understand and react when urgency is important. Very good organisation and all personnel of high standards.’

‘The TMT Practice of Nikolinakos & Partners is a regulatory powerhouse with expertise in all TMT areas. It is outstanding in terms of availability, expertise, effectiveness, and value for money. This TMT Practice is exceptional, solution-oriented and extremely experienced. It is by far the leader in regulatory and competition law work in the TMT sector in Greece.

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

SpaceX – Starling Holdings

Facebook S.A.

Twitter, Inc.

Netflix International B.V.

WarnerMedia, LLC

Airbnb Inc.

AT&T Inc.

Vantage Towers Greece

TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited (“TikTok”)

Huawei Technologies S.A.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited (“SIEE”)

British Telecom (BT) – Global Services

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Google Ireland Limited

Baidu, Inc.

Medtronic Plc

Booking.com / Booking Holdings

Verizon S.A.

Spotify AB

Miele & Cie. KG (Miele)

Nespresso S.A.

Famar Group S.A.

Victus Networks S.A.

Olayan Investments Company Establishment

General Mills, Inc.

Robert Bosch GmbH

Volkswagen Bank S.A.

NOVA BROADCASTING S.A.

Angsana Corfu Hotel

Workday

Samsung

Inmarsat Global Limited

Argon Medical Devices

Latitude, Inc.

Amber AI Limited

Yahoo

PUBLICIS GROUPE

Euronet Merchant Services Payment Institution (EMS)

Richemont International S.A.

Automation Hero, Inc.

UniversalWeatherandAviation, Inc

Work highlights

Greece > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm, a ‘high-calibre and creative team’, has experience of cases before both civil and administrative courts, frequently for clients in the tech sector. Nikos Nikolinakos has represented clients in several cases involving technology-related litigation, including cases touching on artificial intelligence, cloud services and telecoms, with Alexis Spyropoulos working alongside him. Dina Kouvelou has acted for high-profile clients.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Alexis Spyropoulos; Dina Kouvelou

Other key lawyers:

Evi Provida; Dimitra Mantouvalou; Foteini Aggeli; Sonia Papakonstantinou

Testimonials

‘This is a litigation powerhouse. It is formidable and extremely effective. It provides client-friendly service 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 superb counsel for telecoms, technology and antitrust litigation. He has excellent litigation skills. He is a brilliant strategist, detail-oriented, and strong in technical legal analysis.’

‘Alexis Spyropoulos is an experienced administrative law, TMT and competition law litigator. He delivers an exceptional standard and quality of work. He provides clear and well-explained advice and is always practical, responsive and accurate.’

‘As a client, I can trust that I will have a dedicated, talented attorney. The team is effective and personable, and the advice is spot-on, providing pragmatic solutions to disputes and specialist focus.’

‘It is a high-calibre and creative team, which is particularly strong in antitrust, telecoms, technology, energy and administrative law.’

‘This dispute resolution team delivers top-quality services, combining strong sectoral expertise.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is a leading litigator in Greece in the fields of telecoms, new technologies, digital platforms and antitrust. He is pragmatic, commercial and understanding of the pressures in-house teams are under.’

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Airbnb, Inc.

Facebook, Inc.

Twitter, Inc.

AT&T Inc.

Medienallee GmbH

Innovis Pharma S.A.

Lamda Hellix S.A.

Profile Software S.A.

Inergo S.A.

Intrakat S.A. / Rural Connect S.A.

Greece > EU and competition Tier 2

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm handles all matters involving competition law, including mandates with intellectual property and data protection aspects. The ‘standout antitrust team’ has a particular focus on the technology and pharmaceuticals sectors along with the telecoms and life sciences industries. Nikos Nikolinakos and Dina Kouvelou jointly lead the practice, which also includes Alexis Spyropoulos.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Dina Kouvelou

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The 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. Their antitrust team distinguishes itself through its expertise and consistently exceptional results. It engages and communicates clearly and produces high-quality deliverables. It is extremely professional, exceptionally hardworking and very commercial. In addition, they are fantastic in balancing business interests against legal risks.’

‘Nikolinakos and Partners is a leading practice in the competition law area and has unmatched expertise and experience. They provide an outstanding level of service and comprehensive advice and have a deep understanding of industry matters. The whole team is extremely professional and hardworking.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is an impressive antitrust counsel. He has cutting-edge knowledge, a strong strategic vision, and excellent judgement.’

‘Dina Kouvelou is supremely knowledgeable, creative, and responsive. She provides excellent advice and a high level of specialist expertise. She is highly skilled, thoughtful and pragmatic. She brings an enormous breadth of experience and perspective.’

‘The key partners bring a unique blend of experience to legal TMT sector issues, with all of them having had experience as regulators and in industry. The team has very strong litigation credentials, which means they can represent a client from the period of policy formulation to the outcome.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is a shrewd strategist on all the “big ticket” policy issues who understands how all the pieces to a problem fit together. He is realistic and strategic in pursuing clients’ aims. Dina Kouvelou is a super performer as a technical lawyer on anything that relates to data protection, privacy and security, as well as being very capable in the competition law field. An outstanding litigator with a persuasive air and calm manner. Alexis Spyropoulos is an expert on spectrum policy and related matters.’

‘The competition law practice of Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is effective, solution-oriented and extremely experienced. It is detail-oriented, has superb litigation skills and provides excellent strategic advice. They have successfully represented our company in various competition litigation cases.’

‘Nikolinakos & Partners has one of the leading competition law practices in Greece with deep specialisation, expert knowledge and practical experience. In addition, their partners deliver personalised, tailor-made, and to-the-point advice.’

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Airbnb Inc.

Vantage Towers Greece

Victus Networks S.A.

Huawei Technologies S.A.

GRID Telecom Greece S.A.

Innovis Pharma S.A.

AHI Carrier Fzc

Agro Selections Fruits Edition Sarl

Profile Software S.A.

Volton Hellenic Energy S.A.

Intrakat S.A. / Rural Connect S.A.

Greece > Intellectual property Tier 2

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm, a firm with a ‘stellar reputation’, has unique expertise in TMT and digital business. The team represents clients such as Twitter, Inc. and Vodafone in regard to various IP issues. Practice Head Nikos Nikolinakos primarily advises clients on the interface between intellectual property rights protection and competition law, also handling complex cases in relation to the digital business sectors. The team is bolstered by Dina Kouvelou, who has expertise in new technologies, alongside Alexis Spyropoulos, who handles IP, telecoms regulatory, data protection and competition law issues.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘This is a formidable and extremely effective IP practice, focusing on technology-related cases. Their practical approach to the problems, the speed in their analysis and responses make this IP practice unique.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is extremely recommended for handling technology contracts, transactions and IT/IP disputes. He is also recommended for advice relating to IP and emerging digital technologies.’

‘Dina Kouvelou is highly experienced and very responsive. She is a key name to note for advice relating to IP and emerging technologies.’

‘Outstanding ability, client awareness and total commitment to the cases it handles. This IP Practice is exceptional, solution-oriented and extremely experienced.’

‘This intellectual property practice deserves its stellar reputation. We value their commercial approach, their in-depth knowledge of complex matters and their ability to retain sight of the big picture.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is an excellent IP lawyer. His advice is consistently superb. He always comes up with innovative solutions and accurate recommendations.’

‘The IP practice of Nikolinakos & Partners law firm is outstanding. It is extremely effective, experienced, detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice.’

‘They are genuine specialists in telecoms, data protection/IT security, and new technologies.’

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Vodafone Innovus S.A.

WarnerMedia, LLC

Robert Bosch GmbH

SpaceX / Starlink Holdings

Facebook S.A.

Twitter, Inc.

Netflix International B.V.

Estee Lauder Hellas S.A.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited (“SIEE”)

Chipita Group

WPP 2005 Limited

Innovis Pharma S.A.

Spotify AB

Profile Software S.A.

Lamda Hellix S.A.

Creative Pharma Services S.A.

Volkswagen Bank S.A.

Google LLC

NOVA BROADCASTING S.A.

Angsana Corfu Hotel

Workday

Samsung

Inmarsat Global Limited

Argon Medical Devices

Latitude, Inc.

Amber AI Limited

Yahoo

PUBLICIS GROUPE

Euronet Merchant Services Payment Institution (EMS)

Richemont International S.A.

Automation Hero, Inc.

UniversalWeatherandAviation, Inc

Work highlights

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
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Dina Kouvelou photo Ms Dina Kouvelou Ms Dina Kouvelou is a Partner, head of the Data Protection and…
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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