Athens Bar, 1999
Practice Focus

ICT/TMT Markets, Internet Law, Privacy and Security, Intellectual Property


University of Strathclyde
at Glasgow LLM in IT and Tellecommunications Law, 2000
University of Athens LLB Hons, 1996

Spiros Tassis, LLM is an independent lawyer/legal advisor with more than 17 years of substantive knowledge and PQE in advising entities activated in the TMT/ICT market, either as a corporate lawyer or as an external consultant. He is admitted at the Bar of Athens (Supreme Court) and specialized in IT and Privacy Law since 1999. He is an Associate of the Laboratory of Law and Informatics (LLI) of the Law School-University of Athens, Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Data Protection and Privacy (HADPP) and co-chair of the Greek Knowledge Chapter of IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).

Key points of his career are: being Head Corporate Legal Adviser to Cosmoline S.A. (ICT regulations, data protection and network security, antitrust, IP etc.), Corporate Legal Adviser in Vodafone Greece, where he gained substantial experience and great exposure to multinational aspects of telecommunications law, DP, privacy and network security and antitrust and Senior Associate for a big ticket law firm in Athens. Spiros is offering external advice, as an independent lawyer, to entities activated mainly as tech and internet startups, to ICT stakeholders, to online gambling, to entities activated in energy etc. In 2009 he was invited by the Ministry of Communications to participate, as an ICT expert, in drafting a new law on deploying national fiber optics networks (Ftth).

Spiros is also an Editor of the "Media and Telecommunications Law Review" since 2005, covering the TMT and Data Protection Law and co-author of the books “Fundamental Human Rights in GreeceFreedom of Expression and Press” (2017), “Personal Data – Analysis and Facts” (2016) and “Facebook, Blogs and Rights” (2012). He has also contributed to the Greek Law Digest (2012 and 2016) with a “Legal Guide on Electronic Communications in Greece”. He regularly publishes articles related to ICT and privacy and annotations on the CJEU and national case law.

His other practice areas are: Commercial Contracts and Procedures (Procurement and Sales, RFPs, RFQs), Software Liability, Distribution Agreements, Consumer Rights, Property and Litigation.