Nataša Pirc Musar, PhD

Nataša Pirc Musar is our exclusively recommended Data Proctection (GDPR) Law expert in Slovenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nataša directly using the contact details listed above.

Nataša was born in 1968 in Ljubljana. After graduating from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana in 1992, she passed the national bar examination in 1997. After completing her studies, she was employed for six years at the Slovenian national television station as a journalist and news presenter for the main news programme TV Dnevnik. Subsequently, she worked for five years as a news presenter on “24 ur”, the primary information programme of the largest commercial television broadcaster in Slovenia, POP TV.

She gained additional experience in journalism at CNN, and studied at the Media Department of Salford University in Manchester in the UK for two semesters. During her studies she did professional internships at BBC, Granada TV, Sky News, Reuters TV, and Border TV. She has also written newspaper articles and worked on radio.

Striving for new knowledge, in 2001 she moved to the financial sector, where she joined the largest Slovenian private financial corporation, Aktiva Group, as Head of Corporate Communications. In April 2003 she became the Director of the Training and Communications Centre of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia. On July 15 2004, the National Assembly elected her the second Slovenian Commissioner for Access to Public Information. She was nominated for this position by the President of the Republic of Slovenia. Since 31 December 2005, when the Office of the Commissioner for Access to Public Information merged with the Inspectorate for Personal Data Protection, Nataša Pirc Musar has held the office of Information Commissioner.

Upon the proposal of the President of the Republic Dr. Danilo Türk, on May 21 2009 the National Assembly elected Mrs. Pirc Musar to an additional five-year term as Information Commissioner. She began her new term of office on July 16 2009 and finished it on July 2014.

In October 2009, Nataša Pirc Musar was elected Vice President of the Europol Joint Supervisory Body, and in March 2013 President of the JSB Europol. Members of this supervisory authority are representatives of national supervisory authorities for the protection of personal data from all Europol member states; i.e. the EU Member States. In accordance with the Europol Convention, the mission of the joint supervisory authority is to conduct independent reviews of the activities of Europol in order to ensure that individual rights are not violated by the storage, processing, and use of data held by Europol. The joint supervisory authority monitors the permissibility of the further transfer of data originating from Europol.

On 9 December 2014 she took an oath as attorney at law at the Slovenian Bar Association. From the 1 January 2015 Nataša Pirc Musar is the director and owner of the Law Firm Pirc Musar.

In November 2015 she successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis at Law Faculty in Vienna, Austria titled How to strike the right balance between access to public information and personal data protection – using a public interest test.

From 2015 until 2019 she was a member of a jury at Journalism Fund in Brusseles evaluating grant proposals for journalistic investigative stories.

Nataša Pirc Musar is fluent in Croatian/Serbian and English.

Ioannis Giannakakis

Ioannis Giannakakis is our exclusively recommended Data Protection Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ioannis directly using the contact details listed above.

Ioannis is an attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece and an experienced General Counsel having served in leading Greek (Babis Vovos International Construction Group) and international Companies, (ING, Unilever, Novartis, G4S) holding Senior & Executive Positions (GC, Head of Legal & Compliance, Data Protection Officer).

Ioannis holds a Bachelor of Laws (BSc) from the University of Athens and an LLM from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich Germany.

He is a Data Protection Thought Leader,, being the only Greek Privacy Professional designated as Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) the highest Data Protection designation, awarded only to top Privacy Leaders worldwide. Moreover, Ioannis is the only Legal Professional in Greece, holding a triple Certification from International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States, (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) plus a Certified GDPR practitioner from IT Governance and Certified DPO per ISO 17024:2013 On top of the above, Ioannis is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Ioannis has acted as European Project Leader for more than 17 GDPR Compliacne Projects in Greece and the European Union and is one of the few Privacy Professionals in Europe able to test in practice the theoretical approach to GDPR Compliance for an international Group of Companies operating in 100 countries worldwide. Moreover Ioannis is an accredited Data Protection Trainer & Instructor with the DPO Academy (www.dpoacademy.gr) a leading Data Protection Educational Organisation in Greece, collaborating with TUV AUSTRIA and Nomiki Vivliothiki to provide Data Protection Officer Course leading to ISO 17024:2013 Certification.

Lastly Ioannis, as an International Advisory Board Member to Cyber Rescue Alliance (www.cyberrescue.co.uk) advises business and organisations in Europe, on Cyber Resilience and Cyber Recovery best practices including C- Suite bespoke training, Cyber Attack simulations, etc.

Firm Overview:

G+P Law Firm is a boutique law firm established by Senior business lawyers to serve the needs of its clientele both foreign and domestic, with rare and accumulated expertise in the areas of Data Protection, GDPR Compliance Project Management, Privacy Audits, Anti- Fraud and GRC Audits and ICT including IP and IT Law.

In parallel G+P Law is able to act as a full service business Law Firm addressing effectively and in a timely and cost efficient manner any request of a Corporate Client, spanning from Corporate Governance, Dispute Resolution, IP to Litigation both commercial and civil.

Our team consists of acknowledged experts in the aforementioned key areas of practice including the most internationally certified Data Protection Counsel in Greece Ioannis E. Giannakakis, who alongside Ioannis K. Psomas  are the  Managing Partners of our Firm.

We pride ourselves to offer best in class legal and consulting services to address the needs of our Corporate Customers in Greece and South Eastern Europe. Our vision is to keep striving for excellence in our journey to become the best Data Privacy and GRC Law Firm in Greece.

Humberto Medina

Humberto Medina is a Managing Partner of CENTRAL LAW in Honduras and is in charge of the Banking, Corporate, and Foreign Investment Departments of the firm. He is based at the firm’s San Pedro Sula office. His practice is dedicated mainly to complex transactions in the realm of commerce, finance, and corporations.

After graduating as an attorney from the Universidad Autónoma de Honduras, Medina continued his studies abroad at Yale University Business School (Management Program for Lawyers) and later at Stanford University Business School (Executive Negotiation and Influence Strategy Program) with a Law Degree. He has recently completed a Master’s degree in Civil Procedural Law at the UTH / Honduras, in collaboration with Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain.

Attorney Medina was Vice-President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Honduras (AMCHAM) from 2011 to 2013, and of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Honduras (CAMACOES). He was Vice-President of the Treasury of the Bar Association (2003) from 2004 to 2006. He is currently the Director of the Board of Directors of AMCHAM and has been the Director of the Board of Directors of the Banco de Occidente since 1999.

He is ranked as a leading attorney in his practice area by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global, and is the author of publications about incentives to investment, such as “Open for Business” (Latin Lawyer Newsletter , August 2011); “Honduras is eager to preserve its environment” (Guide to Energy & Natural Resources, June 2012); “Honduras eyes outsourcing with new law” (Latin Lawyer, October 2012); and “Infrastructure Investment in the main port of Honduras” (Latin Lawyer, April 2013).

Additionally, he is a speaker at seminars about local and foreign investment in Latin America, and a member of the Bar Association of Honduras, the IBA, and INTA. He speaks Spanish and English.

Firm Overview:

The legal firm CENTRAL LAW in Honduras has consolidated into one of Honduras’s best law firms in corporate and business legal counselling, thanks to its excellent team of lawyers and attorneys, according to Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 international rankings.

The firm has grown both locally and internationally, conforming CENTRAL LAW along with other prominent law firms from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Dominican Republic. The firm has expanded its geographic influence and jurisdictional reach, through its 11 offices within the region.

This structure provides CENTRAL LAW Honduras with a significant competitive advantage over other firms in the area, transcending such advantage into added value for its clients.

CENTRAL LAW Honduras has offices in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa and is formed by a team of 20 bilingual members including partners, senior and junior associates and administrative staff.

With the ability to offer the highest quality legal services and backed by an experience of more than 20 years the firm covers, among others, the following areas: Arbitration and Litigation, Antitrust and International Trade, Banking and Finance, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Commercial law, Consumer Law, Contracts, Corporate law, Environmental law, Foreign Investment, Free Zones, Immigration law, Intellectual Property, Insurances, Labour and Social Security Law, Mining and Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Tourism, Tax Law and Telecommunications.

CENTRAL LAW Honduras clients comprise of domestic and multinational companies as well as business conglomerates, some of which have been clients since the firm´s beginnings.

Some lawyers at CENTRAL LAW Honduras have been recognized by Chambers and Partners among the most prominent professionals in Latin America for their excellent job in Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.

Lawyers of CENTRAL LAW Honduras speak Spanish, French, Italian and English.

Anna Eidvall

Anna Eidvall our exclusively recommended Data Protection Law expert in Sweden on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anna directly using the contact details listed above.

Anna is specialised in data protection and has extensive experience in implementation, or review, of data protection and privacy programs. On a regular basis, she also advise on data protection policies, information notices, data protection impact assessments (DPIA), third-country transfers and in connection with M&A transactions.

Anna Eidvall works cross-industry and with her solid experience of the old and new data protection regime, she provides practical advice of a complex regulatory framework based on the unique prerequisites of every business and with respect to peoples’ privacy.

Firm Overview:

Business law that creates value, for real.

At MAQS, we are driven by lifting both each other and our customers. Of creating utility, simply. And we do it best with business law as a tool. Because in a changing world, proactive advice is needed that follows the rapid development of society. Looking beyond the paragraphs to find business solutions that are timely and create value for our customers – regardless of challenge, need or industry.