Dr. Nikos Th. Nikolinakos

Lawyer – Data Protection & Cybersecurity


Dr. Nikos Th. Nikolinakos has worked as legal advisor on various corporate, commercial, administrative and civil law issues, focusing to a significant extent on the TMT and energy sectors. His practice includes corporate/commercial litigation and arbitration and he serves as general counsel for corporations and organizations across a variety of industries.

He divides his specialised practice between regulatory and policy advice in the TMT and energy sectors on the one hand, and EU/national competition law and IP rights advocacy and compliance on the other. In particular:

Nikos advises clients (Governments, National Regulatory Authorities and market players) on every aspect of telecommunications, media and technology regulation, with emphasis on Access and Interconnection Regulation (Fixed and Mobile); Broadband Regulation; Licensing; Regulated Access to Next Generation Access networks (sector-specific regulation and competition law); Radio Frequencies (spectrum) Regulation; Data Protection, Privacy and Security; Digital Broadcasting; On-line Content Regulation; New Media; Media and Entertainment; Pay-TV (IPTV); Software Licensing; Electronic Commerce; Technology Contracts & Outsourcing; Hardware, Equipment & Devices; Systems Development & Integration.

Nikos works in all areas of energy-related regulatory, legislative, transactional/corporate and litigation matters. He represents energy companies before the relevant Regulatory Authorities/agencies in all aspects of regulatory matters. He also represents a diverse group of clients regarding mergers and acquisitions of energy and natural resource companies. His services also include representation in connection with the structuring, development, building, financing, acquisition or sale of energy and infrastructure projects. He has also developed a particular strength in structuring renewable energy projects and has handled an increasing number and variety of deals for clients in the renewable energy sector.

His competition law work includes merger control, state aid, the defence or prosecution of actions for the abuse of a dominant position and advisory work relating to agreements and arrangements, including distribution and licensing practices. He has litigated, inter alia, claims of alleged refusals to deal, price discrimination, monopolization and market dominance, predation, leveraging, bundling, tying, exclusive dealing, vertical and horizontal price fixing.

Nikos’ intellectual property practice consists primarily in advising clients on the interface between intellectual property rights protection and competition law, especially as regards innovative products and services. He has also extensive experience successfully representing a wide range of clients in major trade secret, trademarks, copyright, media and other complex commercial litigation matters. In addition, he focuses on patent litigation for clients in the computer, software, telecommunications, life science, and medical device industries.

Prior to founding Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP  Law Firm, he held the post of the General Counsel – Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs for a major fixed telecoms operator and internet provider in Greece. He also filled senior positions and consulting roles in various projects. Indicatively, he served as a senior legal/regulatory counsel to the Hellenic Ministry of Transport & Communications, to the Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation (OCECPR) of Cyprus, to Ministries and National Regulatory Authorities across ten North African and Middle Eastern countries (NATP-II – MEDA, for the European Commission), and was involved in major studies undertaken for the European Commission.

Nikos also held the position of the senior legal advisor to the Telecommunications & Post Commission of Greece (EETT), responsible for competition law and regulatory policy/compliance. He also participated as a senior advisor and draftsman in every aspect regarding the transposition of the EU electronic communications regime into national law (in Greece and Cyprus). Moreover he co-operated (and still co-operates) with the Brussels office of a major U.S. law firm, mainly on competition law and electronic communications issues.He also co-operates with WIK Consult GmbH (Wissenschaftliches Institut fόr Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste) regarding the application of competition law and regulation in various electronic communications projects.

He lectures and writes regularly on issues relating to the application of EU competition law and ex ante regulation in the converging telecommunications, media and IT sectors. Since 2006 he has been a Lecturer at A.I.T. (Athens Information Technology Center) on Competition Law, IP Rights and Electronic Communications Policy and Law. Since 2005 he has been a Visiting Lecturer in electronic communications regulation and policy at NTUA (National Technical University of Athens, post-graduate degree on Internet Technology and Broadband Networks).

Since January 2005, he is the Greek Correspondent for C.T.L.R. (Computer & Telecommunications Law Review, Sweet & Maxwell Publications). Since June 2009, he is the National Contributor to Oxford University Press – online service of EU and national competition law cases. His book “EU Competition Law and Regulation in the Converging Telecommunications, Media & IT Sectors” (Publisher: Kluwer Law International / Aspen Publications, pp. 690) was published worldwide in July 2006.

Our Speakers
Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media
Cyber Law & Technology Expert
Professional Negotiator
Special Investigator - Analyst of Electronic Crime
Political analyst - Μedia training expert.
Lawyer – Data Protection & Cybersecurity


ModeratorΑθανάσιος Έλλις Athanasios Ellis
Journalist Newspaper Kathimerini
09.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.30 Key-Note Speaker

Nikos Pappas - Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media

10.30 - 11.00 "The Greek Scene"

Manolis Sfakianakis - Major General (ret.) President and Founder of the Cyber Security International Institute (CSIi), Special Investigator - Analyst of Electronic Crime.

11.00 - 12.00 "Hacked, Exposed, Extorted" - Interactive Case Study

Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski - Partner & Head of Tech Regulation at the leading International Israeli law firm Herzog, Fox, Neeman (HFN). Director at Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Cyber Labs. Professor for Cyber Studies,Internet Law,E-Commerce and Cyber Security at Tel Aviv University. Professor of the Executive MBA Global of Kellogg.

12.00 - 12.30 Coffee Break
12.30 - 13.30 "Dealing with hackers" - Understanding the psychodynamic strategy of negotiations

Moty Cristal - CEO and Founder of the NEST consulting group. Member of the Israeli national negotiating team. Harvard graduate with significant cyber-attacking experience in many countries.

13.30 - 14.15 "Οn camera" - The "publicity" factor in the crisis management of a cyber-attack

Mariana Pirgioti - Political analyst- media training expert. Co-founder of the Dome consulting firm with 30 years of experience as a journalist in the major Greek media (newspapers, radios, TV stations), she was General Manager at the IDKK (Institute for Democracy Konstantinos Karamanlis) think tank.

14.15 - 15.00 Lunch Break
15:00 - 17:30 Role-Play Game: "The 72 hours"

This interactive session will engage participants in a cyber-role-play simulation which will explore the disruptive effects of cyberattack. It will be an opportunity to recognize and manage the dramatic dilemmas which every company's management will face when it faces a data breach under GDPR regime and the need for proper preparations in order to mitigate the effects.

Role-Play Game: "The 72 hours"

ΒeST BeST is a computerized War-Gaming platform designed to challenge the organization to think and operate in a fail-safe virtual reality in order to develop knowledge and skills to successfully meet dilemmas and challenges. We provide a unique player experience, recording all information exchanged during the simulation and provide an enhanced analysis tool. Mr. Dotan Sagi is a managing partner of Be-Strategic Solutions(BeST) and a veteran of managing war games as part of risk management for governmental and commercial entities around the world.
15.00 - 15.30 "Cyber defense in the era of GDPR" - Introduction to Role Playing

Dr. Nikos Th. Nikolinakos - Managing Partner in the leading law firm Nikolinakos - Lardas & Partners LLP. For 6 years in a row, he and his company have been awarded as no 1 in the fields of telecommunications, media and technology - TMT, in Data Protection and Cybersecurity, as well as in Intellectual Property (IP) and New Technologies.

15.30 - 17.00 "The role-play game"

Simulation of a cyber-attack with participants in the roles of the crisis management team.

17.00 - 17.30 Concluding panel
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The 72 hours

Cyber Defense for Management - Conference
150 ex. VAT
  • The participation fee for the conference is 150 Euro (excluding VAT) and must be paid upon submission of the participation form. Your participation is only valid after the deposit of the full registration fee, not later than 30th October 2017. Participants number is limited and a strict order of registration will be kept.