Nick Kounoupias joins ACID Mediate to Resolve team

ACID is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick as a mediator to join the ACID Mediate to Resolve Panel. Nick Kounoupias is an intellectual property partner within ACID Accredited law firm DMH Stallard’s Dispute Resolution Group providing advice on dispute avoidance and resolution. Prior to joining DMH Stallard Nick was Head of Litigation at the MCPS-PRS Alliance where in addition to providing litigation services to the music industry, he also managed its anti-piracy unit for ten years. During this time Nick pioneered the use of private prosecutions for copyright theft in the music industry.

Nick is an accredited mediator and has participated in many mediations either as a lead mediator or as a legal representative. On the appointment Nick said, “I consider mediation often to be the most effective way to resolve a dispute especially where the parties need to retain a business relationship for the future or seek a confidential resolution to the dispute”. 

CEO Dids Macdonald said, “Not only is Nick an extremely effective mediator but he has joined ACID LOBBY as lead counsel and will be an experienced resource to help us achieve our lobbying objectives through ACID’s membership of the powerful lobbying organisation, The Alliance Against IP Theft . He has been heavily engaged in lobbying for improvements to the UK IP laws and is a former vice-chairman of the Alliance Against Intellectual Property Theft and one of its founder members. Nick’s has considerable lobbying experience at all levels of government.

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