We have a team-oriented approach where we seek to optimize our expertise for the needs of our clients. We offer to integrate our clients’ workflow into our structure to optimize resources and timely responsiveness. We serve as partners in achieving our clients’ goals and ultimately provide them with an in-house lawyer feel.
Highly specialized expertise that includes information technology, data privacy, intellectual property, and the intersection of them all.
Knowledge of market practices in our clients’ sectors and understanding of their business goals.
Over 21 years of experience at the forefront of the rapidly evolving technology sector.
Our client base is largely established by recommendations.
Small, nimble, and we get to know our clients.
We practice diversity and inclusivity to reflect our clients.
Long-standing history of international experience adapted to today’s highly globalized work environment.
Transparent process with high responsiveness
Constantin Pavleas is the managing partner of Pavleas Avocats, an IT/IP boutique law firm, which he founded more than 20 years ago, with offices in Paris and Athens. He has specialized expertise in IP strategy, complex intellectual property and technology transactions, and data privacy matters. In addition to advising clients in these areas, he also acts as IP counsel in international merger and acquisition transactions.
Prior to that, Constantin Pavleas gained extensive international experience in prestigious law firms (Skadden) and as in-house counsel in new technology companies (Mergers & Acquisitions manager for the Asia-Pacific region with Gemalto, and Legal Director for South Europe at Sybase). He is fluent and works daily in three languages.
Driven by the transmission of knowledge, he is an educator and is the director of the Digital Law and Intellectual Property Law major of the HEAD (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Appliquées du Droit) Master program. He teaches a specialized course on data protection and case-based IP negotiation workshops in M&A transactions. As an engaged citizen, he contributes to the public debate by sharing his expertise. He is the author of numerous articles on legal issues on advances and challenges related to technology and data privacy. Notably, he is a regular guest on radio and TV.
Calliope Makedon Sudborough is an American attorney of counsel to Pavleas Avocats, bringing over 10 years of experience in international commercial dispute resolution as former Deputy Manager of the International Centre for ADR for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, France.
Calliope is also the Academic Director of the Double Degree program “International Business & Law” at IÉSEG School of Management in Paris, France, where she teaches courses on business negotiation, contract law and international public law. Before joining Pavleas Avocats, Calliope received her doctorate in law from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. She also holds a juris doctor (JD) from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts and was admitted as an attorney at the Bar of New York in 2008.
George Papadopoulos is a senior associate with Pavleas Avocats which he joined in July 2018. He brings more than 15 years of professional experience as a transactional lawyer and a litigator. He advises clients on privacy and data protection law and commercial law. Before joining Pavleas Avocats, George has served as a legal advisor at the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-Government and at the Athens Bar. In parallel, he has taught at the University of Piraeus and drives an IT litigation course at HEAD (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Appliquées du Droit).
George has written and published numerous articles, papers and expert notes on a variety of legal issues including on open data and artificial intelligence. He is a regular speaker at legal and entrepreneurship conferences, and has given interviews for the TV and radio. He has received the “Award of Excellence” from the University of Athens, and the scholarships from the Cambridge European Trust, the Lilian Voudouris Foundation and the State Scholarship Foundation. He is a senior member of Wolfson.
Aretina Paschaloudi is a junior associate at Pavleas Avocats. She specializes in information technology and intellectual property law. Aretina assists in the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts.
Prior to joining the firm in August 2019, Aretina had trained as an in-house lawyer for six months in the digital legal department of Amazon EU, based in Luxembourg. Her areas included product consulting for Alexa and Amazon devices, as well as risk analysis and mitigation for existing products from acquired companies. She has also advised Amazon EMEA on a range of issues relating to intellectual property, artificial intelligence law and the protection of personal data.
Aretina completed internships at the Institute of Competition Law as an associate editor and in the Economic and Commercial Affairs Department of the Greek Embassy in France, to promote Greek exports to the French market. She completed an eighteen-month internship as a trainee lawyer for the Athens Bar, specializing in civil litigation, competition law, real estate law and commercial law. She works daily in English, French and Greek, and has an intermediate level in German.
We actively participate in sharing our vision through media outlets, articles for expert and lay audiences, and teaching the next generation of lawyers. We are committed to comprehensively thinking about how the law could adapt to continuously evolving digital applications and technology.
In our IT/Privacy practice, we aim excellence. Legal experts in our field, we understand our clients’ businesses and the markets where they operate.
Committed and with our ears close to the ground, we actively monitor all changes in regulations affecting data and technology. This allows us to always be proactive, anticipating the needs of our clients.
We enthusiastically participate in our client’s business strategy and operations. We engage in their environment, understanding their needs, activities, industries and competitors.
With our clients and among our team, we value long-term human relations, based on mutual respect, responsiveness and commitment.
We believe in independent thinking, boldness and inventiveness to produce innovative and fruitful solutions to our client’s legal and commercial goals.
We endeavor to positively influence our clients and our environment, and make a contribution to the debate about how to articulate thrust for innovation and protection of individual freedoms.
We are dedicated to getting the deals done. Attentive and available, we are committed to our clients and there for them on a daily basis and at crunch times.