Contributors

Sophia A. Komna

Sophia A. Komna is a founding partner of Carsten Niemer, Sophia Komna & Partners Law Company in Athens (Greece). The firm has established and maintains contacts and professional relations around the world and represents multinational companies, which are market leaders worldwide, as well as independent public bodies. The firm’s field of activity includes various areas of Law with international parameters, litigation, and arbitration, industrial and intellectual property, and data protection whereas it extends to corporations, contracts, transactions, and investments. Over the years of the firm’s operation and service, the firm has established a distinguished reputation for competence and integrity in addition to which we gained great court and negotiating experience to the great benefit of our clients. Ms. Komna’s areas of practice include civil law, commercial law, EU law, mergers and acquisitions, contract and competition law, intellectual and industrial property law, data protection law, privacy & security, public tenders, private international law, and litigation.

Ms. Komna graduated with a degree in law from the Faculty of Law, University of Athens. She has been admitted to the Athens Bar Association (1999) appointed to the Athens First Instance Court (1999), the Athens Court of Appeal (2003), and the Supreme Court. She is highly experienced in civil and commercial litigation, as well as in counseling companies and entrepreneurs in domestic and international business and finance. She is a member of the Greek Society of Commercial Law, the Greek Society of Civil Law, the ITLAW Group Europe (formerly serving as its President), the editorial Board of ETMR, and the ADVOC International Network for independent Law Firms. Ms. Komna speaks Greek, English, and German. Carsten Niemer, Sophia Komna & Partners Law Company is a full-service law firm that operates throughout Greece and has clients throughout Europe.

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Su-Yong Jung

 

Su-Yong Jung is a partner at Shin & Kim, in Seoul (South Korea). He has expertise in information security and privacy law. He has extensive experience advising telecommunications, media, and technology companies in regulatory compliance. He advises the Korean Communication Commission (KCC) as external legal counsel on a variety of legal issues. He also served as a member of the examination panel for the KCC for the extension of broadcasting licenses of Korean system operators such as CJ Hellovision, T-Broad, and C&M. He is also counsel to the Korea Digital Media Industry Association (KODIMA) comprised of Korean IPTV (internet protocol television) companies, and has advised them on amendments to related laws governing IPTV. Mr. Jung is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Korea.
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Tamas Godolle

Tamás Gödölle is a partner at Bogsch & Partners in Budapest (Hungary). He has been practicing in Hungary as a corporate, commercial, and intellectual property lawyer since 1991. Mr. Gödölle deals with issues related to trademark, copyright, antitrust, unfair competition and advertisement law, as well as with franchise, distributor/agency contract matters. He has extensive experience in information technology, privacy, and data protection issues. He graduated from the Law Faculty of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. He studied commercial and international private law for one year at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany; he continued with postgraduate legal studies at Queen Mary and Westfield College (University of London), where he obtained his Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and European Competition Law. He speaks English, German, and French.

 

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Theodore Konstantakopoulos

Theodore Konstantakopoulos is senior associate at Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. and member of its IP, IT & CT Practice Group. He is a certified DPO Executive (ISO/IEC 17024). A graduate of the Athens University Law School (LL.B), Theodore earned a Master of Laws degree (MLE) from Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany, following which he was awarded a second Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from Queen Mary College, University of London, in Computer and Communications Law. Theodore advises Fortune500 companies on all aspects of electronic communications, technology and media law with a particular focus on data protection & cybersecurity. Theodore is a regular contributor in various technology law publications and guest speaker and panellist in data privacy fora, workshops and conferences in Greece and abroad.

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Timo Kullerkupp

Timo Kullerkupp is an attorney in RASK Attorneys-at-Law in Tallinn (Estonia). He is a member of the firm’s Corporate, Insolvency, Mergers & Acquisitions, ITC practice groups. Mr. Kullerkupp focuses his practice on information technology, corporate matters, commercial agreements, information security, and privacy compliance. His transactional practice includes commercial arrangements that involve IT issues, licensing, outsourcing, joint ventures, and M&A.
Mr. Kullerkupp has been advising both private and public sector clients, at a national and international level, on privacy-related matters for more than eight years. He is a member of the Estonian Bar Association.

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Tomáš Rybár

tomas Rybar

Tomas Rybar is a partner at Cechova & Partners in Bratislava (Slovakia). He has worked on a wide range of privacy, employment, IT, corporate and regulatory matters. He is the head of employment practice of the firm. He regularly advises on privacy matters and the related Slovak regulation and practice. He has also advised in the process of drafting laws reforming the Slovak health care system. Mr. Rybar also gained significant experience heading the branch of Cechova & Partners in Brussels in years 2003 and 2004, dealing with a wide range of EC law issues. Mr. Rybar is a member of Team Europe—a group of experts on the EU organized by the Delegation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic. He is also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovak Bar Association and of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Young Lawyers. Mr. Rybar is admitted to practice law in Slovakia.

 

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Ursula Widmer

Dr. Ursula WidmerUrsula Widmer, Rechtsanwältin, Dr. iur, attorney-at-law, is founding partner of the law firm Dr. Widmer & Partners in Berne (Switzerland). She specializes in Information Technology, Internet, E-Business and Telecommunications Law, with more than 30 years of experience in advising companies in Information Technology, Internet, and Telecommunications Law matters.

Ms. Widmer was a member of the academic staff at the Institute of Swiss Private and Comparative Law at the University of Berne; her thesis covered the subject Liability for software defects. She is a lecturer in Information Technology and Internet Law at the University of Berne and a lecturer in Information Security Law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). She has written numerous publications in the field of Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet, and E-Business Law.

Ms. Widmer is a member of the German Society for Law and Information Technology (DGRI) and of the English Society for Computers & Law (SCL), and is a member of the board of the German Foundation for Law and Information Technology (DSRI). She is a former member of the Swiss Government’s Expert Commission for Cybercrime and a former member of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Commission (federal arbitration and appeal court). Ms. Widmer is widely recognized as a leading expert practitioner in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet, and E-Business Law. She is Past President of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and President of the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS). She is a member of the Swiss bar.

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Yassine Younsi

Yassine Younsi is a senior partner at Younsi & Younsi International Law Firm, located in Tunis and Djerba (Tunisia). Yassine regularly advises clients on business law, telecom law, Internet law, and data protection law, including, in particular, on matters pertaining to privacy, data processing, data transfer, competition law, maritime law and arbitration. Mr. Younsi provides legal counsel to multinational companies. He is also a consultant for the World Bank and other organizations with respect to data privacy and privacy rights.

Mr. Younsi is the author of the Tunisia Chapter of a collective work on Robot Law. He has authored numerous articles covering various legal issues, and has spoken at international conferences including in Palo Alto (USA), Paris (France), Milan (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), and Shanghai (China).

Mr. Younsi has received numerous recognitions from peer review organization such as Who’s Who Legal, MEA Markets and Acquisition International for his work on intellectual property issues and Robot Law. He was chosen by the Tunisian Institute for Strategy Studies as one of the 100 future Leaders in Tunisia. He is the President of Tunisian Young Lawyers Association, and a member of Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).

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