Telecommunications and Media Technology

Our expertise in Telecommunications and Media Technology field classifies our firm as one of the few Greek law firms having vast experience in the field of international and domestic telecommunications and media law as well as in information technology law. Our specialised associates focus on meeting our clients’ needs in all types of transactions relating to telecommunications and Media technology matters.

Our practice focuses on the following:

  • The application of national and EU law governing the telecommunications and media sectors;
  • Disputes resolution arising in connection with telecommunications and media services.
  • Drafting all types of commercial agreements in telecommunications sector, including distribution and licensing agreements;
  • Advice on electronic and online stock market transactions, on data transfer and on telecommunications corporate structure and regulation;
  • E-commerce on telecommunications licenses;
  • Drafting all types of commercial agreements in information technology sector, including confidentiality and escrow agreements, hardware and software contracts, distributor and marketing contracts;
  • Advice on database services, IT infrastructure management, data protection, software audits and acquisitions, IT public procurement;

Recent highlight transactions include:

  • acting as legal counsel to Vodafone Hellas S.A. in connection with the litigation of its application before the Counsel of State for the annulment of the Administrative Act of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) imposing to the company fines for alleged violations of the legislation for the protection of telecommunication secrecy;
  • acting as legal counsel to WIND Hellas S.A. in connection with the litigation of its application before the Counsel of State for the annulment of the relevant Decisions of the Hellenic Telecommunication and Post Commission Act regulating the granting of the licenses for the provision of VDSL services;
  • advising Olympic Broadcasting Services S.L. in connection with a significant number of contracts with suppliers of equipment and services and for the construction of facilities relating to SOCHI 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Moreover, we advise Olympic Broadcasting Services S.A. in relation to the launch and implementation of international tender procedures in Spain, Greece and Brazil for the project of the design construction and maintenance of the International Broadcast Centre for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our services include the preparation of the production agreements for the broadcasting of the Games by the IOC-accredited right holders (national broadcasters);
  • acting as exclusive legal counsel to MEC MEDIANETWORK HELLAS S.A. – WPP Group subsidiary in Greece advising them in connection with a significant number of contracts with customers and suppliers for the provision of advertising services and for the distribution of broadcast materials and broadcasting rights, as well as in connection with intellectual property and data protection issues relating to the creation and broadcasting/publication of broadcast and advertising materials. Moreover, we provided legal support with regard to company’s participation in public tenders for the award of broadcasting and advertising projects (bidding process, preparation of submission files, award phase, etc.);
  • acting as exclusive legal counsel to MPG HELLAS ADVERTISEMENTS – HAVAS MEDIA Group Subsidiary in Greece advising them in connection with a significant number of contracts with customers and suppliers for the provision of advertising services and for the distribution of broadcast materials and broadcasting rights, as well as in connection with intellectual property and data protection issues relating to the creation and broadcasting/publication of broadcast and advertising materials;
  • acting as legal counsel to Vodafone Hellas S.A. in connection with the litigation of its appeal before the Counsel of State against the Decision of for Administrative Court of Appeals that rejected the recourse of the Client against the fines imposed by the Hellenic Telecommunication and Post Commission for alleged violations of the legislation for the protection of telecommunication secrecy;
  • acting as legal counsel to WIND Hellas S.A. in relation to the litigation of its application before the Counsel of State against the rejection by the Hellenic Telecommunication and Post Commission of the Client’s application for renewal of the license to provide services in GSM 900 frequency band;
  • advising WIND Hellas S.A. in order to participate in the Open Tender, issued by the Information Society S.A. in order to sign a Frame Agreement for the project “SYZEFXIS II -Telecommunications Services Isles 1-8″;

For more information on our Telecommunications and Media Technology practice,
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