Ms Dina Kouvelou is a Partner and co-head of our Firm’s TMT and competition law practices.
She provides senior legal advice on various regulatory, corporate & competition law issues, covering also administrative & commercial law aspects, and focusing to a significant extent on the telecommunications and technology sectors. Her practice also includes corporate/commercial litigation and she serves as general counsel for corporations and organizations across a variety of industries.
During the last 14 years, Dina’s professional career has spanned regulatory policy, 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 (E.E.T.T.); legal consultant in regulatory, competition law and commercial law projects with Greek and international law firms and consultancies.
Her professional experience covers every aspect of telecommunications and technology regulation. Relevant regulatory experience includes handling a large number of formal proceedings before the EETT (prosecution/defense in complaints and dispute resolution hearings) initially as a member of EETT hearing committees and consequently as representative of operators.
In addition to telecoms regulatory issues, she focuses to a significant effect on e-commerce, information security, risk management and data privacy issues. Dina also has vast experience of large outsourcing IT projects and advises clients on every aspect concerning: software licensing; online payment; interactive entertainment; cloud based services; advertising and consumer protection issues.
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 counsels businesses in connection with structuring, drafting and negotiating transactions that include shareholders’ agreements; supply and distribution agreements; marketing; outsourcing. She advises on a wide variety of commercial agreements – for example, agency and distribution, outsourcing, facilities management, franchising, advertising, sponsorship, marketing, standard terms of business – and all aspects of trading law, including unfair contract terms, consumer law, product liability and trading standards.
Dina’s competition law practice encompasses antitrust issues relating to abuse of dominance, restrictive agreements, IP, sector inquiries and private enforcement, cartels, merger control and joint ventures. She provides strategic and policy advice to clients in regulatory matters affecting a wide range of sectors. Her litigation experience includes, inter alia, claims for refusals to supply, abusive pricing, market dominance, predation, leveraging, bundling and tying.
Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP:
Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners is an Athens-based business law firm built upon a strong regulatory, litigation and corporate/transactional foundation. Our specialization covers, inter alia, the following areas/sectors: Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT); intellectual property and unfair competition; energy regulation; competition Law; data protection, privacy and IT security; tax law; consumer law / product liability; employment law.
The lawyers of our Firm are recognized for their legal excellence, innovation, commitment and outstanding service to clients, offering a wealth of experience and insight into a number of legal areas and industry sectors. We deliver expert, business-oriented legal advice in a timely, flexible and cost-effective manner, providing on a regular basis a substitute to a regional office for international law firms. Furthermore, our lawyers have gained a reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions.
Our Firm has an in-depth, genuine and proven expertise in a wide range of legal areas and specific industry sectors (such as telecommunications, media, IT, energy, transport, and others). Indicatively, our senior lawyers have worked within government and regulatory agencies – better understanding the approach and priorities of regulatory officials and policymakers, and enhancing accordingly the services we offer. Moreover, our lawyers have substantial in-house industry experience, which gives us significant insight into how our clients can best meet their strategic goals.
Our Firm has a proven track record for innovation and providing work of the highest quality to meet the needs of our domestic and international clients. In addition, we are noted for our commitment to client service and our ability to assist clients with their most complex and demanding legal and business challenges. All this translates to a team of legal counsel solely focused on providing the best advice possible for our clients without compromise.
We are optimally positioned to meet the diverse needs of business clients around the world and those of law firms without a permanent foothold in Greece, the Southeast Europe, and the Balkans. This is why we have maintained ongoing working relationships with respected international law firms that have chosen not to open an office in Athens and rely on us to handle the Greek/regional aspects of their transactions.
Whether you seek to retain a specialized and dynamic law firm or to join one, you will see why our extraordinary commitment to our clients and to one another, our depth of experience and comprehensive industry focus distinguish us from other law firms and inspire our clients’ and colleagues’ loyalty and satisfaction.