Education: University of Athens, Faculty of Law (LL.B. 1997); University of Essex, UK (LL.M. in EC Law, 2001); University of Athens, Faculty of Law, PHD Candidate (October 2004) on “Legal protection of software programs”.
Prior work experience: Associate, Herbert Smith Law Firm, EU and Competition law group, Brussels, Belgium (September 2001 – July 2004); In-service traineeship (stage), European Commission, Directorate General for Competition, State Aids Unit (March 2001 – July 2001).

Building on his academic background and extensive prior work experience, Christos Golfinopoulos specializes in the areas of EU and competition law, Vertical Agreements, IP and licensing, State aid and Public Procurement. He is also practicing extensively commercial/company law, contracts and tax law.

Selected publications:

  • Greece chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Vertical Agreements, editions 2007-2016.
    Digital Rights Management for E-Commerce Systems, Contributing author, Chapter XIV DRM: A European Law Perspective, Information Science Reference, September 2008.
  • Restructuring aid and the private creditor principle – Case T-68/03 Olympiaki Aeroporia v Commission, (2007) Public procurement and State Aid Law Review, 1-3/2007 p.64, CIEEL (in Greek).
  • The Hellenic Competition Commission’s Leniency Programme and its weaknesses, Business and Company Law, 10/ (Vol.12), 994 (in Greek).
  • State aid in the air transport sector: useful guidance following the Commission’s decision on Ryanair, (2005) Public procurement and State Aid Law Review, 1/2005 p.51, CIEEL (in Greek).
  • Concept of selectivity criterion in State aid definition following the Adria-Wien judgment – measures justified by the ‘nature or general scheme of a system’, (2003) European Competition Law Review, vol.24, October issue, p.543, Sweet & Maxwel.
  • The Permissibility of Post-Selection Modifications in a Tendering Procedure: Decision by the European Commission that the London Underground Public-Private Partnership does not involve State Aid, (2003) 12 Public Procurement Law Review, issue 3, NA47, Sweet & Maxwell (co-writer).
  • “Access to content” – Challenges for developing third generation (3G) technology, [2003] Entertainment Law Review, issue 3, p.56, Sweet & Maxwell.
  • Legality of national measures to promote the procurement of energy from renewable sources, European Court of Justice, Judgment of March 13, 2001, Case C-379/98, PreussenElektra AG v. Schleswag AG, (2002) 11 Public Procurement Law Review, issue 1, NA8, Sweet & Maxwell.

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SpecialityCommercial/company law, contracts and tax law, Vertical Agreements, IP and licensing
EducationUniversity of Athens, Faculty of Law (LL.B. 1997); University of Essex, UK (LL.M. in EC Law, 2001); University of Athens, Faculty of Law, PHD Candidate (October 2004) on "Legal protection of software programs".
More FieldsEU and Competition law, State aid and Public Procurement