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Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm
182 MESOGEION AVENUE
15561 ATHENS
Greece
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Work Department

TMT & Digital Business, Data Protection & Cybersecurity, Antitrust & Competition Law, Dispute Resolution & Agency Litigation, Intellectural Property, Energy.  

Position

Dr Nikos Th. Nikolinakos is Managing Partner of Nikolinakos & Partners LLP, co-head of the TMT & Digital Business Practice and head of the Antitrust & Competition Law Practice. He features prominently in the TMT and competition law rakings of the leading international bar publications.

Career

Nikos divides his specialised practice between regulatory and policy advice in the TMT sector, and in EU/national antitrust/competition law and IP rights advocacy and compliance. 

Prior to founding the firm, Nikos held the post of general counsel – legal and regulatory affairs director for a major telecoms operator and internet provider in Greece.  He also held the position of senior in-house adviser to the Telecommunications & Post Commission of Greece (EETT), responsible for competition law and regulatory policy/compliance.  He has filled senior consulting roles in various international projects for governments, national regulatory authorities, market players and the European Commission, participating (inter alia) as a senior draftsman in most aspects regarding the transposition of the EU electronic communications regime into national law (in Greece and Cyprus).

Lecturer in Communications Law, IP and Competition Law at A.I.T. (Athens Information Technology Centre); visiting lecturer in electronic communications regulation and policy, NTUA (National Technical University of Athens); Greek correspondent for ‘CTLR’ (Sweet & Maxwell publications); national contributor, Oxford University Press (competition law).

He is author of numerous contributions in books and articles in the fields of TMT regulatory, competition/antitrust law and IP. Author of the book, ‘EU Competition Law and Regulation in the Converging Telecommunications, Media & IT Sectors’ (2006, Kluwer Law International/Aspen Publishers).

Languages

English, Greek.

Memberships

Athens Bar Association; International Bar Association.

Education

National University of Athens, School of Law (LLB); University of Edinburgh, School of Law (LLM and PhD).

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > EU and competition

(Hall of Fame)

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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‘.

Greece > TMT

(Hall of Fame)

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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.

Greece > Intellectual property

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.

Greece > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

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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.