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Areas of Practice | Information Technology & Telecommunications

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    General:

    Avramopoulos & Partners has played a major role in structuring, negotiating and documenting major corporate and commercial ventures in telecommunications and in advising on significant regulatory issues affecting operations in the sector. We have been involved in several significant telecommunications transactions with major multi-national clients and large regulatory bodies. Through our extensive experience in the field, we have developed in depth knowledge and expertise of the Greek telecommunications regulatory framework and the IT and telecommunications sector generally.

    Some examples of our areas of specialization are:

    • Electronic Contracts
    • Electronic Signatures
    • Data Privacy and Protection
    • CRM Issues
    • Internet Start-Ups
    • Intellectual Property Rights and Telecommunications in the Greek market.
       
    We are frequently asked to assist bidders and other applicants in obtaining licenses and concessions in Greece. In these cases, we advise on the regulatory context, appropriate licensing conditions and the acquisition of interconnection arrangements.

    Avramopoulos & Partners has ample experience and a strong client base among multinational telecommunications providers and IT companies.

    Our Firm is regularly selected during the last 10 years by the prestigious legal directory Legal 500, as being among the top Greek law firms in IT & Telecommunications.

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    Team:

    Vassilis D. Avramopoulos
    Vassilis D. Avramopoulos Senior Partner
    v.avramopoulos@avralaw.gr
    Barbara Angelopoulou
    Barbara Angelopoulou Junior Partner
    b.angelopoulou@avralaw.gr
    Wolfgang Gebhardt
    Wolfgang Gebhardt Of Counsel
    Gebhardt & Partners
    gebhardt@otenet.gr
    Maria K. Athanassiou
    Maria K. Athanassiou Junior Partner
    athanasiou@avralaw.gr
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    Recommendations by Law Directories:

    Avramopoulos & Partners is noted for its IT and telecoms expertise. Recently promoted partner Barbara Angelopoulou is recommended. (European Legal 500, 2017 ed.).

    Avramopoulos & Partners advises on IT and telecoms matters, and is instructed by clients such as AT&T GNS Hellas, and Sabre Hellas. Senior associate Barbara Angelopoulou heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
     
    Barbara Angelopoulou heads the team at Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm, which is highly recommended for data protection issues. Major clients include AT&T GNS Hellas, Sabre Hellas and New Spring Telecoms. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm is a popular choice for telecoms and IT work, and regularly advises clients such as Honeywell International, New Spring Telecoms, AT&T GNS Hellas and Sabre Hellas. Practice head Barbara Angelopoulou gives ‘timely advice’. (European Legal 500, 2014 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has considerable expertise in the telecoms and technology sectors, and recently advised New Springs Telecom on the provision of pre-paid card phone services; and represented the client in a hearing before the National Telecommunications Commission. AT&T is also a major client. Barbara Angelopoulou heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2013 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm is very active on the telecoms side for clients such as AT&T, and on the technology side for Sabre Hellas. It is particularly recommended for regulatory advice and has advised numerous clients on competition issues. Barbara Angelopoulou heads the group. (European Legal 500, 2012 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm provides ongoing contractual advice to a number of prominent TMT sector clients, including AT&T, GNS Hellas and Sabre Hellas. It is also advising Algosystems on support and maintenance contracts relating to public sector tenders. (European Legal 500, 2011 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s strong relationships with its TMT clients is testimony to its timely, clear and effective advice. Themistoklis Giannokopoulos advised longstanding client Forthnet on the acquisition of satellite platform Nova, while Vassilis Avramopoulos provides ongoing advice to AT&T GNS Hellas and Sabre Hellas. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has a solid reputation in the telecoms and IT sectors, having acted on behalf of the majority of Greece’s major telecoms companies, including OTE. The firm has been advising the Greek Ministry of Transport and Communications on an international public tender for a telecoms project. (European Legal 500, 2009 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm is regarded as a major player, and has been advising the Greek Ministry of Transport and Communications in relation to the issuance of an international public tender for a project involving electronic communications. (European Legal 500, 2008 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm advises an impressive roster of leading telecoms companies including EDS, AT Kearney, Nortel Networks and LCC International. (European Legal 500, 2006 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm continues to advise EDS Corporation, AT Kearney, Nortel Networks and LCC International on their business expansion strategies in Greece. (European Legal 500, 2005 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm advises a cluster of IT and telecoms companies on their business expansion strategies in Greece. Clients include EDS Corporation, AT Kearney and Nortel Networks for whom the firm manages GSM contracts. (European Legal 500, 2004 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm makes the top tier this year based on its reputation, innovation, expertise and large and prestigious client base. The firm is advising SAG-Abel GmbH and Forthnet SA on the planning, construction and operation of a new telecoms network in Greece, expected to be the main competitor to Greece’s dominant operator. Other clients include Alcatel Greece International and Lucent Technologies. (European Legal 500, 2003 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm has an extensive telecoms practice, advising Detecon GmbH (Subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom), Alcatel Greece International and Lucent Technologies. (European Legal 500, 2002 ed.)

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    Examples of work

    • Legal advice to the local subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies of a leading US-based telecom networks & data services provider on various corporate, tax, regulatory and contract law related issues.
       
    • Provision of legal and regulatory analysis on certain VOIP-related issues under the Greek law on behalf of a US provider of electronic communication services.
       
    • Provision of legal advice to an Irish provider of electronic communication services regarding its licensing in Greece.
       
    • Provision of legal advice to a Greek provider of electronic communication services regarding the terms of use of its services.
       
    • Provision of legal services to a US provider of electronic communication services in relation to its participation in an International Public Tender; this tender regarded the assignment of a specific radio frequency in Greece for the development of Wi-MAX technology, issued by the Greek National Regulatory Authority (National Telecommunications and Posts Commission-EETT).
       
    • Drafting the terms and conditions for the online shop and reviewing the privacy policy of a leading European healthcare and consumer electronics company.
       
    • Acted on behalf of the leading American multinational corporation in the IT industry before the National Telecommunications and Posts Commission; also provided legal advice regarding a petition for the deletion of a .gr domain name, which was infringing its registered trademarks and intellectual property rights in their digital media player application-product.
       
    • Provision of legal services to various companies regarding their licensing from the NTC. Negotiations and provision of legal assistance with regards to the licensing of closed user group data services providers.
       
    • Commentary, legal reports, negotiations and introductions to the NTC regarding the adoption of NTC Regulations on the charges to be imposed to electronic communication services providers. Legal research, negotiations, drafting proposed legislation, licensing arrangements and legal reports regarding provision of calling cards to Greek nationals.
       
    • Legal research regarding tax/telecommunication issues, permanent establishment issues, comparative study and commentary from the OEED Model Convention.
       
    • Legal research, comparative studies and legal opinions regarding “Transit/Audiotex” routing arrangements.
       
    • Legal research, legal opinions, negotiations and conclusion of agreements regarding operating leases for the supply of debit phone technology.
       
    • Legal opinions regarding satellite services.
       
    • Provision of legal services and opinions regarding EU Data Protection Legislation in relation with Telecommunications Services.
       
    • Legal research in EU and Greek legislation as well as legal reports regarding (a) Competition Law in interconnection agreements and (b) internet voice telephony on telecom competition.
       
    • Provision of legal services for the establishment, licensing and operation of internet providers.
       
    • Legal research, legal opinions and preparation of the legal framework and documentation regarding the application of open network & voice telephony provisions.
       
    • Legal research and opinion regarding “pay-per-call” services and regulations.
       
    • Legal research on the regulatory framework as applied to International Fixed Satellite Services in Greece.

Honors and Awards for: Information Technology & Telecommunications

Τhe Legal 500 2015