Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and his team advised and implemented the legal aspect of the GDPR compliance project for a Greek pharmaceutical company.
Xenophon’s extensive litigation practice is focused on handling matters relating to trademark protection, intellectual property disputes, parallel imports and competition issues. He is well-known for his EU and competition practice and has represented clients before the Supreme Courts of Greece and the Hellenic Competition Commission. He is acting Head of the Department for the Legal and Technical Evaluation of Bills of the Scientific Service of the Hellenic Parliament, where he has served since 1989. Xenophon acted as country expert in the Council of Europe/GRECO 4th Evaluation Round on Albania (2013-2014). He was the Component Leader on the implementation of the EU aquis in the context of the EU-Serbia Twinning Project “Strengthening the Capacities of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia” (2012-2014). Xenophon has also participated in a working group which submitted a proposal for the extensive amendment of the Standing Orders of the Parliament of the Republic of Georgia as part of the EU-funded GEOPARES project.
Xenophon is Associate Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of the Peloponnese, prior to which he held a similar position at the University of Thessaly. Xenophon has published several books and a number of papers. Since 2011, he has been President of the Harvard Club of Greece.
“I enjoy the opportunity to represent clients before the Supreme Courts – the legal issues raised are delicate and require a more precise analysis of the legal as opposed to factual issues. Appearing before the Competition Commission often involves the argumentation of novel and groundbreaking issues. My partners and I are like minded and share an academic approach to the matters we are instructed on – acting for our clients is a collective effort. There is a free exchange of views in order to find the best possible solution with no limitations. The lawyers at the firm share a common academic background and the most important achievement is that the atmosphere in which we all work is positive and cooperative.”
EducationHarvard Law School SJD, 1984
Harvard Law School LLM, 1981
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens LLB, 1980
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and his team successfully represented a Greek DIY chain in opposition proceedings before the EUIPO, leading to the rejection of the opposed trademark.
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and his team represented a multinational consumer goods company and its Greek affiliate before the Supreme Courts in a dispute relating to the trademark infringement of their trademarks and counterfeit detergents.
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and his team advised a leading US engineering simulation software company on the acquisition of a Greek industry-leading company of electromagnetic crosstalk solutions for systems on chips.
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and team represented the Greek subsidiary of a multinational consumer goods company before the Supreme Administrative Court in its appeal to overturn a decision of the Hellenic Competition Commission involving imputed abuse of dominance in the market for diapers.
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and his team advised a major Greek company in the beverages sector in a number of agreements relating to an music event, which is the highlight of the company’s promotional campaign.
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and his team advised and implemented the legal aspect of the GDPR compliance project for a Greek fast food chain.
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and his team implemented the GDPR compliance project for a Greek major luxury hotels chain.
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and team successfully defended a Greek major cosmetics’ wholesaler against a €4.1m fine imposed by the Hellenic Competition Commission, which the Administrative Court of Appeal overturned in June 2018.
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and team advised the Greek subsidiary of a multinational consumer goods company before the Hellenic Competition Commission in a sectoral investigation of the market for diapers involving imputed abuse of dominant position. The Hearing took place in September 2013 and the decision of the Commission was issued in April 2015.
Xenophon Paparrigopoulos and team represented the Greek subsidiary of a multinational consumer goods company before of the Court of First Instance of Athens in a petition for an interim injunction involving complex issues of comparative advertising.