Irini Daroussou was born in Athens and is a partner at “A&K Metaxopoulos Law Firm” since 2008, whereas she joined the law firm as an associate lawyer in 2002. She has been practicing law since 1998, when she was admitted to the Athens Bar Association. She is a LL.M. Graduate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. From the very beginning of her law practice, she focused on the protection of IP rights. She specializes in Copyright Law, Antipiracy, Industrial Law, Commercial and Civil Law, Unfair Competition and IP Litigation.
In 2014 Irini was listed in Best Lawyers in the field of Intellectual and Industrial Property Law. She has been also appraised as an expert in the field of IP, by Legal 500 and IAM Patent. Irini has represented a range of Greek and International clients in the copyright sector, including foreign and Greek film production companies, record labels, radio stations, publishing companies, software design product companies, the Greek collecting society for the protection of audiovisual works etc. She regularly advises entities in the audiovisual, music and publishing area and has a significant experience in drafting copyright and IP licensing agreements.
She has participated in many law conferences, in Greece and abroad. She is a frequent author and contributes to magazines and international publications. Some of her recent articles are: “IP in Greece: Landmark Decision Orders Greek ISPs to Block Internet Access” (CEE Legal Matters, February 2014), “Court Ruling Affects Authors’ Rights In The Media Sector” (Legal Knowledge Portal, October 2013), “Broadcast of Music By Radio To Clients Of Professional Practices On A Non Profit Basis Is Not Public And As A Result Is Royalty Free” (Legal Knowledge Portal, May 2012), “Legal Treatment Of Camcording Under Greek Intellectual Property Law And General Provisions of Civil Law” (Legal Knowledge Portal, May 2012). She speaks fluently English and French.