Koula Politis Senior Associate

Koula is a Senior Associate working across our Corporate & Commercial, Technology and Food & Beverage teams.  While her particular focus is on technology, intellectual property and general corporate law matters, Koula has broad experience in relation to:

  • general commercial contracting and transactions, including sales and purchases
  • business advisory relating to stakeholder agreements and restructuring
  • corporate governance and corporations law compliance
  • competition and consumer law, including restrictive trade practices
  • privacy law and GDPR compliance, and
  • procurement and technology agreements.

Koula’s clients include privately owned businesses, large corporates, technology companies and superannuation funds.

Koula has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Communications & Media Studies from Monash University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne.  She is also involved with the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association as a committee member and former national Secretary.

Latest News & Insights

Google fined €50m by French personal data regulator

Posted By on 7/02/19 at 4:01 PM

By Adrian Faelli (Lawyer) and Koula Politis (Senior Associate). On 21 January 2019, the French independent data protection agency, CNIL, fined US-based Google €50m (AUD $79.8m) for failing to provide users with transparent information concerning its data processing purposes, storage periods and ad personalisation. This marks the largest fine imposed under the EU’s General Data … Read more

Gluten free(ish): 1 in 40 “gluten free” foods fail to meet Australian standards

Posted By on 28/11/18 at 3:44 PM

By Chrystie Siapkas (Lawyer) and Koula Politis (Senior Associate) A study published earlier this month in the Medical Journal of Australia revealed a concerning truth. Melbourne researchers tested 256 commonly-bought manufactured “gluten free”-labelled products and reported that almost 3% of these products actually contained small amounts of gluten, meaning that these products did not comply … Read more

CoOL challenge to “Australian-made” claims

Posted By on 14/11/18 at 5:06 PM

There’s been a lot of coverage about country of origin labelling (CoOL) rules relating to labelling of food.  But what about complementary healthcare products? Claims about where complementary healthcare products are made or manufactured need to comply with the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).  Of course, compliance with the ACL is in addition to sponsors’ compliance … Read more

Fake honey products – producers in a sticky situation

Posted By on 17/09/18 at 2:41 PM

By Stephanie Koumbarakos (Trainee Lawyer) and Koula Politis (Senior Associate) Australia’s largest honey company, Capilano, is one of the retail brands stung for producing adulterated honey products sold in Australian retail outlets.  The complaints arose after 28 samples of various brands tested by a leading international laboratory were found to contain ingredients other than honey. … Read more

GDPR – impact on Australian businesses

Posted By on 7/06/18 at 9:40 AM

On 25 May 2018, changes to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into effect requiring organisations all over the world (including businesses in Australia) to provide a high level of protection to the personal data of individuals in the EU, and allow those individuals to maintain better control over their personal data. … Read more