Ms Dina Kouvelou > Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm
182 MESOGEION AVENUE
15561 ATHENS
Greece

Work Department

TMT & Digital Business, Data Protection & Cybersecurity; Antitrust & Competition Law; Dispute Resolution & Agency Litigation; Corporate & Commercial 

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

English, French, German, Greek.

Memberships

Athens Bar Association.

Education

National University of Athens, School of Law (LLB); University College of London – Queen Mary (LLM, computer and communications law).

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Dispute resolution

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm has an ‘impressive dispute resolution team with deep understanding of the local and international markets‘ that is ‘extremely experienced before the regulatory authorities and administrative courts‘. Nikos Nikolinakos is ‘an effective strategist and outstanding litigator‘, while the ‘exceptional and solution-oriented‘ Dina Kouvelou is an ‘impressive agency litigator, with vast experience in both competition law and TMT‘.  The firm is especially strong on the TMT side, with major clients including Vodafone, Rural Connect and Intrasoft.

Greece > EU and competition

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is ‘one of the leading players in competition law consulting and litigation, abuse of dominance and cartel matters, mainly in highly regulated industries‘. Managing partner Nikos Nikolinakos is ‘a very experienced competition law litigator‘, while the ‘efficient and reliable‘ Dina Kouvelou ‘has great experience litigating before regulatory authorities‘. The firm successfully appealed a decision by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority on behalf of Vodafone, concerning alleged competition law violations by OTE.

Greece > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Dina KouvelouNikolinakos & Partners LLP

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm is considered by some to be ‘the number one team in telecoms and technology law‘, with a ‘top-notch practice for data privacy and cybersecurity matters‘. Nikos Nikolinakos is ‘very experienced, knowledgeable, and provides a first class service‘, while co-head Dina Kouvelou is ‘an excellent strategist‘. Recently, the firm has been advising Vodafone on the operation of base stations and masts in Greece. Other clients include AT&T and the Greek National Opera.