Iakovina Kindylidi

Iakovina Kindylidi joined VdA in 2019. She is a Senior International Adviser in the Information Communication & Technology practice area. She provides advice, in Portugal and abroad, on matters relating to privacy, data protection and cybersecurity as well as on technologies, intellectual property, trade secrets and consumer protection. Iakovina has an expertise on matters related to emerging technologies, namely AI, robotics, Distributed Ledger Technology/Blockchain, smart contracts, NFTs, Metaverse, and IoT and has been involved in various operations involving the design, development and use of ICT products and services.

Iakovina has a background on banking and business law allowing her to provide strategic advice to entities coming from the financial services sector, including FinTech and InsurTech, while she regularly advises clients coming from various sectors, especially IT, healthcare, media and entertainment, and energy. She is member of the operational team of WhatNext.Law, a knowledge centre launched by VdA and NOVA School of Law.


LL.B degree, Democritus University of Thrace.

LL.M in Commercial Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

LL.M in International Business Law, Tilburg University.

Summer School by Dirpolis Institute of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa on “The Regulation of Robotics & AI in Europe: Legal, Ethical and Economic Implications”.

Design Thinking Fundamentals & Facilitation Course at the Design Thinkers Academy.

PhD Candidate, NOVA School of Law.

Guest lecturer in the Master’s of Law & Technology in NOVA School of Law.

Guest lecturer in the LL.B course of Law & Technology in NOVA School of Law.

Tilburg University, TILT Clinic “Intellectual Property for Crossyn”, research intern.

Pistiolis & Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm, trainee lawyer.


  • Regulamento dos Serviços Digitais e o alvorecer da aplicação académica, together with Prof.Fabrizio Esposito, Revista Vida Judiciária, Edition on Digital Assets (December 2022)

  • The Data Protection Implications of the EU AML Framework: A Critical Overview & the Case of AI, Privacy Technologies and Policy, Volume 13279 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science , Privacy Technologies and Policy: 10th Annual Privacy Forum, APF 2022, Warsaw, Poland, June 23–24, 2022, Proceedings, 37-49 (June 2022)

  • Blockchain 2022 and 2021, Chambers and Partners, Global Practice Guides, Portugal chapters

  • Sustainability of AI: The Case of Provision of Information to Consumers. Sustainability 2021, 13, 12064 (November 2021)

  • AI Training Datasets & Article 14 GDPR: A Risk Assessment for the Proportionality Exemption of The Obligation to Provide Information, Law, State and Telecommunications Review, Volume 13, Issue 2, October 2021

  • Advertising and Marketing, Chambers and Partners, Global Practice Guides, Portugal chapter, 2020

  • Smart Companies: Company & board members liability in the age of AI. UNIO – EU Law Journal, 6(1), 115-141 (July 2020)

Admitted to the Athens Bar Association.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association as a lawyer of an EU Member State.

Greek, English, German, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish.

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