Ms Dina Kouvelou > Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile
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Ms Dina Kouvelou
TMT & Digital Business, Data Protection & Cybersecurity; Antitrust & Competition Law; Dispute Resolution & Agency Litigation; Corporate & Commercial
Ms Dina Kouvelou is a Partner, head of the Data Protection and co-head of the TMT and Digital Business practices of Nikolinakos & Partners LLP. Dina is recommended as a leading TMT legal counsel by the most prestigious international legal directories.
In addition to telecoms regulatory issues, Dina focuses to a significant effect on data privacy, e-commerce, information security, risk management and on-line gaming & betting. Dina also has vast experience of large outsourcing IT projects and advises clients on every aspect concerning online payment; cloud-based services; IoT; big data; AI; software licensing; interactive entertainment; advertising and consumer protection issues.
During the last 20 years, Dina’s professional career has spanned TMT and data protection policy and law, competition law and corporate/commercial law experience in, amongst others, the following roles:
– General Counsel and Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs in a leading alternative fixed telecoms operator and in a mobile operator in Greece;
– senior competition law and regulatory policy advisor in the Legal Department of the National Regulatory Authority (EETT); and
– legal consultant in regulatory, competition law and commercial law projects with Greek and international law firms and consultancies.
Dina is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals: Certified International Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E).
Dina is also involved in all aspects of corporate governance and is active in corporate transactions (mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures), as well as change of control transactions. She also counsels businesses in connection with structuring, drafting and negotiating transactions that include shareholders’ agreements, supply and distribution agreements, marketing and outsourcing.
With regard to competition law, her litigation experience includes, inter alia, claims for refusals to deal, price discrimination, market dominance, predation, leveraging, bundling and tying.
English, French, German, Greek.
Athens Bar Association.
National University of Athens, School of Law (LLB); University College of London – Queen Mary (LLM, computer and communications law).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
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.
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 responsive’ Alexis 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.