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Dr Nikos Th Nikolinakos
TMT & Digital Business, Data Protection & Cybersecurity, Antitrust & Competition Law, Dispute Resolution & Agency Litigation, Intellectural Property, Energy.
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.
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).
Athens Bar Association; International Bar Association.
National University of Athens, School of Law (LLB); University of Edinburgh, School of Law (LLM and PhD).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Hailed as ‘leaders in technology-related and competition litigation‘ and ‘at the very top of agency dispute practices‘, Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm fields a ‘committed and creative team of litigators’. The department is jointly headed by managing partner Nikos Nikolinakos, who focuses on TMT and competition litigation; Dina Kouvelou, who is an expert in competition, TMT and agency disputes; and Alexis Spyropoulos, who is ‘vastly experienced’ in litigation before the administrative courts. Among other standout developments over the past 12 months, the team notably added Airbnb and Facebook to its already formidable client roster.
The ‘formidable’ IP department at Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm leverages its ‘deep legal knowledge, professionalism and quality of service’ to draw in names such as Spotify, Facebook, Netflix and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Nikos Nikolinakos, praised as ‘an excellent strategist’, leads the practice, specialising in trade secret, trade mark, copyright and content-related matters. Beyond the team’s first-rate knowledge of the technology and digital business sectors, a key differentiator of the practice is its proficiency in matters which combine IP, data protection and unfair competition elements.
A TMT practice with ‘top talent, deep sector-specific expertise and vast experience’, Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm caters to an enviable client roster which includes name such as Facebook, BT, AT&T, Spotify and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Its key fields of work include regulatory, competition, data protection, administrative and IP matters, as well as disputes, with clients also highlighting the team’s strength in emerging digital technologies. Nikos Nikolinakos , described as ‘the leading legal expert in the TMT area in Greece‘, is a ‘standout figure in the field of telecoms and technology law’; he jointly leads the team with the ‘outstanding’ Dina Kouvelou. Alexis Spyropoulos is the other key name and is noted for his ‘extensive knowledge of telecoms regulation‘.
A ‘prominent competition law practice’, Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm stands out for its strength in antitrust litigation, merger control and cartel investigations. A key differentiator for the group is its sector-specific focus on technology, telecoms, electronic communications and pharmaceuticals, as well as its experience in competition matters with IP elements. Managing partner Nikos Nikolinakos is a ‘top-class practitioner for competition law matters’, while Alexis Spyropoulos is noted for his expertise in merger control and state aid. Other strengths include agency litigation and data protection cases.
- Hall of Fame - Greece > TMT
- Hall of Fame - Greece > EU and competition
- Leading individuals - Greece > Dispute resolution
- Leading individuals - Greece > TMT
- Leading individuals - Greece > Intellectual property
- Leading individuals - Greece > EU and competition
- TMT - Greece
- Dispute resolution - Greece
- EU and competition - Greece
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