Firm Profile > Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm > Athens, Greece

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm
182 MESOGEION AVENUE
15561 ATHENS
Greece

TMT Tier 1

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is 'at the forefront of the telecoms, data protection and technology sectors’. The practice excels on the dispute resolution, GDPR, licensing and data protection fronts, and draws on the market-leading expertise of Nikos Nikolinakos, cited as ‘a top regulatory legal counsel in the TMT sector in Greece’, and Dina Kouvelou, a ‘top technology, telecoms and antitrust counsel’. The department's recent workload included over 70 litigation cases before the civil and administrative courts on behalf of Vodafone. The team also advised Microsoft in relation to the applicable framework for its cloud services issues.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Dina Kouvelou

Testimonials

Their TMT team has the ability to provide targeted, accurate advice quickly and efficiently on a variety of regulatory and competition law issues.  Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is strongly recommended for its business-oriented approach, broad industry expertise, and the remarkable team of technology experts it fields.

They offer an impressive combination of telecoms regulatory and data protection / cybersecurity expertise.

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is at the forefront of the telecommunications, data protection and technology sectors. Their TMT Practice is formidable, extremely effective, detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice.

Small team, accurate TMT skills, available.

Dina Kouvelou stands out as a true TMT expert for her high-quality strategic guidance. She truly distinguishes herself with a combination of deep expertise, responsiveness, and appreciation for the practical needs of clients.

Dina Kouvelou is a good lawyer and she has a deep understanding of the technology which make a skill unique.

Nikos Nikolinakos is a stellar regulatory lawyer, highly recommended. He is probably the top TMT lawyer in Greece, a fantastic adviser and very responsive. He offers top-quality advice with a practical, business-focused approach.

Alexis Spyropoulos is knowledgeable, responsive and flexible. He is very experienced in the areas of telecoms law and data protection. He is also well equipped to represent his clients before the administrative courts.

The TMT practice of Nikolinakos & Partners law firm is outstanding. It is a regulatory powerhouse with expertise in all TMT areas. It is by far the leader in regulatory and competition law work in the TMT sector in Greece.

Nikos Nikolinakos is immensely experienced and undoubtedly a top regulatory legal counsel in the TMT sector in Greece. He inspires confidence and is an excellent choice for any serious dispute.

Dina Kouvelou is a top telecoms, technology and antitrust counsel. She has outstanding expert knowledge and practical experience in the electronic communications sector.

Dina Kouvelou is responsive, practical, savvy and business friendly. She captures the details of our industry and the needs of our company.’

Nikos Nikolinakos is a highly esteemed expert, well known in the industry, well connected, very supportive and hands on, with business acumen. Dina Kouvelou has an extended expertise, very strong legal mind and provides great advice in a timely manner.

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Airbnb Inc.

AT&T Inc.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Volkswagen Bank S.A.

GRID Telecom Greece S.A

British Telecom (BT) – Global Services

Verizon S.A.

Lamda Hellix S.A.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Lawyers at Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm are hailed as ‘leaders in regulatory litigation’ and are also ‘strongly recommended for TMT, antitrust and data protection disputes’. The practice is jointly headed by ‘leading litigator’ Nikos Th Nikolinakos , the ‘dedicated and responsiveAlexis Spyropoulos  and Dina Kouvelou  who is also ‘vastly experienced in energy disputes’. Vodaphone is a notable client, having engaged the group for more than 70 cases before the Civil and Administrative Courts over the past year. Also found among the workload are agency and competition law litigation.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Alexis Spyropoulos; Dina Kouvelou

Testimonials

‘To begin with, they are the absolute leaders in regulatory litigation. This is an impressive dispute resolution practice, providing litigation services of high quality. It is a high-calibre and creative team, which is particularly strong in antitrust, telecoms, energy and administrative law. The team is effective and personable, and the advice is spot-on.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is highly effective in TMT and antitrust litigation, both before the courts and the relevant regulatory authorities and commissions. He is a pleasure to work with. Nikos is also excellent at handling competition law matters crossing over with IP issues, especially in technology-related areas.’

‘ Dina Kouvelou is a vastly experienced and responsive litigator in the TMT, antitrust, energy, and data protection areas. She should be praised for her unrivalled ability to handle high-value and highly complex cases.’

‘Alexis Spyropoulos is an efficient, dedicated and responsive litigator, focusing on the areas of administrative law, TMT and antitrust.’

‘This is an extremely experienced litigation team, especially when they represent clients before Regulatory Authorities and Administrative courts. They have an impressive Dispute Resolution team with deep understanding of the local and international markets and they have a terrific reputation.’

‘Dr Nikos Nikolinakos is a TMT and Competition litigation expert. He is also superb in negotiation and settlement strategies. Furthermore he is skillful and effective, having incredible business acumen and long international experience. He is responsive, insightful and pragmatic’

‘Ms Dina Kouvelou is an impressive Agency Litigator (in both competition law and TMT areas), with vast experience. She is exceptional and solution-oriented. She represents her clients before all National Regulatory Authorities and relevant Administrative Courts.’

‘Mr Alexis Spyropoulos has a strong reputation as a litigator in the fields of administrative law and TMT. His TMT and competition law expertise is undeniable, as he was the head of legal department of the EETT (Hellenic Telecommunications Regulatory Authority) for many years.’

Key clients

Vodafone Hellas S.A.

Airbnb, Inc.

AT&T Inc.

Lamda Hellix S.A.

Profile Software S.A.

Volton Hellenic Energy S.A.

EU and competition Tier 2

The ‘competition law expertise’ at Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is ‘outstanding’, and clients single out the group for its ‘extensive expertise in cartels and abuses of dominance work’ in addition to its ‘antitrust litigation experience’. The technology and pharmaceutical sectors are fields where the team is particularly active and the practice also handles mergers, agency litigation and data protection cases. Practice head Nikos Nikolinakos is regarded as a ‘top-class counsel for competition law’, while Alexis Spyropoulos is 'vastly experienced in the field of agency litigation'.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos;

Testimonials

Nikolinakos and Partners is a leader in the competition law area in Greece and has precious expertise and experience. It provides an outstanding level of service and sets the standard in antitrust law.’

‘The team provides an excellent level of service and stands out for its depth and quality. Its core competencies include antitrust and abuse proceedings and actions for damages, as well as merger controls.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is an impressive antitrust counsel. He has cutting-edge knowledge, strong strategic vision and excellent judgement. A clever strategist and an experienced antitrust litigator. I understand that he is particularly prominent in antitrust litigation, abuse proceedings and cartel cases.’

‘Dina Kouvelou is also a prominent antitrust counsel. She is supremely knowledgeable, creative, and responsive.. Mr Alexis Spyropoulos is an experienced competition lawyer. He is noted for his sound business acumen and his expertise in antitrust litigation and merger control.’

‘Their competition law expertise is outstanding. They are an experienced, responsive and talented competition law team that provides pragmatic advice on complex matters. They are outstanding and, at the same time, pleasant to work with.’

‘Dr Nikos Nikolinakos is a competition law expert. He is superb in negotiation and settlement strategies. Furthermore he is skilful and effective in competition law litigation. Ms Dina Kouvelou is a competition law specialist, with vast experience. She combines pragmatism with great technical skills. She is exceptional and solution-oriented.’

‘Nikolinakos & Partners has formed a highly regarded competition law practice, with high level of service. It is a pragmatic team with excellent skills and commercial acumen. I consider them a  a leading player in both antitrust consulting and litigation. especially in highly regulated industries.’

‘Dr Nikos Nikolinakos is a top-class antitrust counsel. He focuses on abuse of dominance, cartel matters, price-fixing and antitrust litigation. I would recommend him for complex legal matters that require creativity as well as strategic and tactical thinking.’  

‘Mr Alexis Spyropoulos is also a competition law expert. He provides clear, commercial advice and is highly knowledgeable, friendly and client-focused. In addition, Mr Spyropoulos is a vastly experienced lawyer in the field of agency litigation, especially since he served for many years as the head of the legal department in the Greek Telecoms and Post Regulatory Authority.’

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

GRID Telecom Greece S.A.

Profile Software S.A.

Innovis Pharma S.A.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Acting for clients including Microsoft, Wikimedia, MasterCard and Sony Interactive Entertainment, Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is praised for its ‘valuable understanding of the approach and priorities of regulatory officials and policymakers’. Practice co-head Nikos Nikolinakos is an expert in matters encompassing IP rights protection and competition law and is experienced in trade mark, copyright and trade secret litigation. Clients stem from a broad array of sectors; the team is particularly knowledgeable of the technology and digital business industries. Daphne Papadopoulou 'provides spot-on copyright advice' and heads up the practice alongside Nikolinakos.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos; Daphne Papadopoulou

Testimonials

‘This IP Practice 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. It mainly focuses on the technology-related sectors and on the digital economy areas.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos advises mainly on technology-related cases and has an expertise at the interface between IP rights and antitrust law. He is also an outstanding data protection and cybersecurity legal expert. His 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 is widely recognized as a top data protection lawyer in Greece.’

‘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.’

‘Daphne Papadopoulou provides spot-on copyright advice. She assists with enforcement actions against online infringements. She advises efficiently on social media, new media, author-publisher agreements, e-book rights. She is very knowledgeable, responsive and proactive.’

‘Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm has a superb IP Practice. It covers a wide range of issues, mainly trademarks, patents, unfair competition and copyright. They are also renowned in the field of counterfeiting and offer expertise in IP licensing work.’

‘Dr Nikolinakos is one of the best IP legal counsels in the technology sector in Greece. He regularly advises on IP acquisition, brand strategy and trademark enforcement actions. He has also excellent litigation skills and superb knowledge of copyright and trademark law.’

‘The IP Practice of Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is impressive and verifies their excellent market reputation. This IP Practice is exceptional, solution-oriented and extremely experienced. It is fast growing, based on their unparalleled technology expertise.’

Key clients

Vodafone Hellas S.A.

Innovis Pharma S.A.

Estee Lauder Hellas S.A.

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 & Technology (TMT); Digital Business; Data Protection & Cyber Security; Antitrust/Competition Law; Intellectual Property; Administrative Law & Litigation; Agency Litigation.

Areas of practice:  Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) & 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 & cybersecurity; on-line gaming & 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 & 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 & 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 (i.e. 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 & Regulatory Investigations; Mergers, Joint Ventures & Acquisitions; Antitrust & 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 & bundling; exclusive dealing & 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 & 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 & cybersecurity litigation; and iv) Administrative law litigation, i.e. 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
 Dina Kouvelou  photo Dina Kouvelou
Dr Nikos Th Nikolinakos  photo Dr Nikos Th Nikolinakos
 Alexis Spyropoulos  photo Alexis Spyropoulos
Number of lawyers 15 : 17
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