Chambers

Chambers 2020

Company ranked in TMT

Kriton Metaxopoulos ranked in TMT and Dispute Resolution

What the team is known for Well-respected team in the area of media law, acting for domestic and international clientele from the music, television and gaming sectors. Experienced in mandates relating to publishing agreements and advertising. Also advises on IP issues relating to trade marks, patents, copyrights, royalties and exclusivity rights. Additionally handles software issues and data protection matters.

Strengths:  Clients highlight the team’s “experience and knowledge of the local market.” An interviewee describes the lawyers as “very responsive.”

Notable practitioners: Managing partner Kriton Metaxopoulos has a solid track record in media and IP law, handling contentious and non-contentious mandates. Clients say: “He has a good sense of the commercial perspective.”

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Chambers 2019 

What the team is known for Well-respected team in the area of media law with domestic and international clientele. Possesses particular expertise in TMT-related litigation. Covers media advertising, television content distribution and music copyright law, as well as software matters. Acts for both companies and private individuals. Additionally advises on broader IP-related issues and data protection matters.

Strengths: A client appreciates the lawyers’ “high level of response.”

Notable practitioners: Managing partner Kriton Metaxopoulos is praised for his “commercial awareness and significant effectiveness.” He focuses on IP law, frequently acting for clients in the technology and music industries.

Kriton Metaxopoulos of A & K Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm heads the dispute resolution department. He advises companies and individuals on a wide array of contentious commercial and civil cases. Source note his expertise in IP law.

Chambers 2018

What the team is known for Well-respected team in the area of media law with an increasingly international clientele. Possesses particular expertise in TMT-related litigation. Covers media advertising, television content distribution and music copyright law, as well as software matters. Acts for both companies and private individuals. Additionally advises on IP-related issues.

Strengths:The team is praised for its cross-border capabilities: “The services provided are very efficient, either within Greece or abroad.” This client also values that “communication with the whole team is direct and swift.”

Another source is similarly “very satisfied in terms of the team’s communication and solutions,” and goes on to describe the department as “one of the best firms in Greece for copyright law.”

Notable practitioners: New to the TMT rankings, Kriton Metaxopoulos acts on media and technology-related disputes, often handling cases with IP aspects. He is particularly active in cases involving the music industry. Clients say that he is “very capable and knowledgeable, dependable, resourceful, quick and efficient in his work.”

Kriton Metaxopoulos heads the department at A & K Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm and is highly regarded for his expertise in contentious IP matters, often acting for clients in the music industry. Clients report: “He negotiates very well and tries to find the best solution for his client.” He represented Digital Press Hellas as defendants in a case brought by Philips concerning unauthorised use of patents.

Chambers 2017

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department

– Heads of department: Kriton Metaxopoulos and Irini Daroussou

– 2 partners

– 2 other qualified lawyers

A well-respected team in the area of media law with an increasingly international clientele. Possesses particular expertise in TMT-related litigation. Covers media advertising, television and music copyright as well as software matters.

Strengths Clients applaud the team’s efficiency. As one source explains: “They are an accurate and hardworking team with deep knowledge of the client’s needs.”

Work highlights Represented Digital Press Hellas in its EUR5 million dispute with Philips over DVD patent royalties.

Filed criminal charges against a video club on behalf of Victory Media, after which a successful police raid uncovered 5,500 illegal copies of DVDs.

Notable practitioners – Kriton Metaxopoulos and Irini Daroussou are key contacts for clients.

Chambers 2016

A well-respected firm in the area of media law, boasting an impressive range of both domestic and international clients. Possesses particular expertise in TMT-related litigation, with a focus on IP, including media advertising issues, television and music copyright, and software.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients):“A very good team, the lawyers respond very quickly and always come up with a solution.”“In this particular area of law, I believe this office has the best reputation and unquestioned knowledge.”

Work highlights: Represented an Athens radio station before the Administrative Court and Court of Appeal.

Notable practitioners: Kriton Metaxopoulos is the primary point of contact.

Kriton Metaxopoulos: Band 4, Ranked Lawyer in Dispute Resolution

Chambers 2015

Experienced media law practice noted for representing domestic and international clients in litigation cases. Particularly focused on mass media advertising issues, including review and clearance of commercials for the Greek market. Client base includes international news organizations, music distributors, print media and TV channels.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) “The lawyers are renowned for representing media personalities.”The team is very strong in consumer media and TV-related matters.”

Work highlights: Represented an electronic storage device manufacturer in a dispute against Greek royalty collecting societies.

Notable practitioners: Kriton Metaxopoulos is a primary contact figure for this department.

Chambers 2014

Noted for its international roster of clients and strong network of multinational law firms. Active in dispute resolution cases. Particularly experienced in copyright infringement matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) – “The practice provides excellent service and outstanding case handling.”

Work highlights: Represented Digital Press Hellas in a case before the German Supreme Court against Mpeg La.

Notable practitioners: Kriton Metaxopoulos heads the TMT department.

Chambers 2013

This boutique firm has a strong IP focus. It advises many clients from the media and entertainment sectors, such as Kiss FM and Warner Music Greece, and its strong links with leading international firms mean that the team can easily assist clients with cross-border mandates. A notable highlight was reaching a settlement for several radio stations and the union of private broadcasters after lengthy litigation against three rights collection societies. The firm is the Greek member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance. KEY INDIVIDUALS Department head Kriton Metaxopoulos is the key contact for clients.