Our practice is one of the foremost in Greece. We advise all market participants on regulatory compliance, reporting requirements, licensing, data protection, commercial agreements, corporate transactions and disputes in these sectors.
a top-notch practice
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
well-informed ... deep knowledge and experience ... full-service offering ... they can cover complex matters
Chambers Europe 2019
experts in the field of telecommunications ... always inform us of various changes in the regulations in a timely manner
Chambers Europe 2018
one of the best in Greece in the telecommunications field ... expert lawyers provide very good, responsive and clear advice
The Legal 500 EMEA 2018
source highlights the practitioners’ responsibility and devotion
Chambers Europe 2018
a corporate powerhouse with an impressive TMT department
Chambers Europe 2017
delivers detailed responses in a timely manner and stands out for its knowledge of the field and its client-friendly approach
The Legal 500 EMEA 2016
Bernitsas Law advised CYTA Cyprus in their sale of CYTA Hellas SA to Vodafone-Panafon Hellenic Telecommunications Co. SA, with a transaction value of €118m.
We advise BMW Hellas and BMW Austria Bank (Athens Branch) in relation to data protection issues, including GDPR compliance projects, as well as with regard to the contractual documents and privacy statements concerning its ConnectedDrive services.
We advised a multinational technology company, active in the e-commerce marketplace, on the regulatory framework governing network neutrality issues, such as a zero-rating policy intended to be launched by a local telecoms operator.
We are advising the Greek subsidiary of a market leader in electric and electronic devices on data protection issues, including its regulatory obligations under former data privacy regime, such as submission of notifications to the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA), advising on the transfer of personal data outside the EEA, reviewing the relevant data transfer agreements, advising on employee monitoring and assisting on the drafting of data protection policies and privacy statements, as well as on its GDPR compliance exercise.
We advise Acun Medya Turkey and Acun Medya Greece on the drafting, negotiating and execution of TV production agreements with stations in Greece and agreements with TV series participants and services providers in Greece and abroad, as well as consulting and sponsorship agreements, employment issues and GDPR compliance projects.
We provide ongoing legal support to a multinational provider of global voice origination services, operating under a general authorisation regime in Greece, in relation to the regulatory aspects of telecoms law and compliance with their licensing requirements to the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT).
We advised a Japanese telecommunications company with regard to its contemplated resale of mobile network access to automobile companies in Greece.
We advised an international telecoms operator on the surveillance and censorship laws and regulations in place, on the classification of telecommunications networks as critical national infrastructure and on specific obligations arising under the local rules to ensure the security of the network infrastructure to which operators of telecoms networks must adhere.
We have advised a multinational automotive supplier in respect of data privacy issues relating to the recording of images from public spaces through test cameras operated on test vehicles for R&D purposes.
We advised an international software solutions manufacturer on domestic data protection and telecommunications law implications of the implementation of their customer data processing software solution by the local subsidiary of a European telecommunications provider.
We advised a leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets on the provision of free Wi-Fi services in their mall in Greece.
We advised a leading international science company on the use of a marketing preference and communications management system from a US software provider and the transfer of the local subsidiary’s customers’ personal information to a data center in the US for marketing purposes.
We advised a foreign financial institution on the legal and regulatory framework and compliance risks associated with their use of a web-based online platform for corporate clients.
We have provided training to the international multi-media business of a multinational mass media corporation on the application of the local data protection and privacy principles in the context of mobile apps and websites, covering topics such as privacy policies, obtaining consent, data analysis, cookies, the right to be forgotten, privacy by design and the rules applicable to dealing with children online.
We advised an international telecoms company in relation to the implementation of a security policy for the purposes of safeguarding communication privacy required by the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE).