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The firm

Prentoulis Gerakini Law Partnership, formerly Prentoulis Lawyers & Consultants, is a boutique law practice and consultancy, with a strong focus across the spectrum of intellectual property and competition law. The practice also specialises in information technology, regulatory, public procurement and agency/distribution projects. Prentoulis Lawyers & Consultants works with major international clients and law firms to offer tailor-made solutions and expertise at the highest level to every single one of its clients.

The firm is a modern, forward-thinking legal lab focusing on clients’ needs. That is why the practice is characterised as a ‘true one-stop shop’ and ‘really different from the average Greek IP firm; it’s really part of the European scene’. It works across a wide range of industries and markets, primarily including fashion and luxury, tobacco, automotives, technology, gaming, product design, and food and beverage, as well as banking. The domestic businesses it represents are key players in their respective markets and its international clients include well-known entities with multinational commercial interests, established law firms, and technical and business consultancies, all accustomed to quality, prompt and efficient services.

Prentoulis Gerakini Law Partnership enjoys the respect of a wide circle of law firms and business and technical consultancies around the globe and is happy to reciprocate. As a result, it forms part of, and has the ability to draw from, an extensive worldwide network of associate firms, practices and individual consultants.

The firm is spearheaded by Nikos Prentoulis, a seasoned IP litigator and strategist, characterised as ‘the perfect counsel for global brand owners unsure of the best way to proceed in this challenging jurisdiction’, while its competition law practice rests firmly in the hands of Nancy Gerakini.

Areas of practice

Intellectual property: brands, trade marks and designs; patents and know-how; IP enforcement, litigation and dispute resolution; IP portfolio management; opposition, invalidity and revocation litigation; multi-jurisdictional registrability, searching and clearance advice; anti-piracy and customs; anti-counterfeiting and criminal action; assignment, licensing, franchising, merchandising and distribution agreements; and advertising clearance.

EU and competition: advice on vertical agreements (including designing, drafting and negotiating distribution and agency agreements, franchise agreements, dealership agreements and supply agreements); competition/antitrust clearance – advice regarding commercial agreements; M&As – advice on horizontal agreements (including cartels, price fixing and information exchange); advice on issues relating to abuse of dominant position (promotional campaigns, discounts and rebates, bonus schemes, parallel trade and essential facilities); legal advice on restructuring schemes; drafting and implementation of compliance programmes; litigation before the Hellenic Competition Commission and the Greek courts regarding competition law issues, agency and distribution including goodwill indemnity; concentration notifications; and preparation for dawn raids.

IT and media: privacy and data protection advice; social media advice and programmes; technology contracts and transfer of know-how; advertising clearance and review; and promotional campaigns and loyalty schemes advice.

Dispute resolution: intellectual property litigation with particular focus on brands and patents litigation; competition law litigation; regulatory (administrative) litigation; and white-collar crime.

Regulatory and public: market regulation; consumer protection; and public procurement.

  • Number of lawyers: 8
  • at this office: 5
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Member

Above material supplied by Prentoulis Gerakini.

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