About Us

European Law Observatory on New Technologies – ELONTech

ELONtech is an initiative* of Law and Technology professionals and researchers who aim to explore the interface of the two fields, the challenges and the barriers between regulation and innovation, as well as the transformation of law enacting and enforcement, the introduction of the decentralized organizations and the disruption that technology brings across all sectors of the economy .


ELONTech’s mission is to serve as reference point, a source of information and training for scientists and professionals in the field of justice and technology; to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of the major legal issues, in a comprehensive way that will facilitate innovation and business development in technology.

ELONTech studies the relationship between the technology inventions and innovation and the the European regulation progress and process.  ELONtech  examines the further economic and social impact of the regulatory and technology developments. ELONtech pursues to enhance the competence and capacity of European legal practitioners, tech innovators, investors and entrepreneurs , by providing a credible platform of genuine reports, articles, research and audiovisual material, and an open forum of dialectic analysis through  workshops, educational seminars, conferences and networking events among EU policy-makers, law experts and the technology and innovation industry.


ELONTech is a platform for genuine reports, articles, research analysis and audiovisual material, workshops, educational seminars, open fora, conferences and synergies opportunities and networking events with EU policy makers, organizations and private pstakeholders from the industry. The Observatory focuses on law’s details that bring major changes to the digital market , the transactions and the protection of the civil rights at the online environment.


  • Blockchain Governance (development and compliance, standardization, policy and regulation)
  • AI: ethics & law (liability, trust, identity, Smart Cars – autonomous devices, etc)
  • Regtech | Fintech
  • Smart Contracts Terms & Use
  • Crowdfunding – ICOs
  • GDPR
  • Creative Industries | Digital Media | Intellectual Property Rights
  •  5G Networks | Cloud Computing | IoT
  • Consumer protection Law , Custom & Duties, Tax
  •  Digital signature |  authentication
  • Digital Democracy | Decentralised Organisations | e-Identity
  •  Cybersecurity
  •  Energy & Environmental Applications , e-Health, Insurance Law

Advisory Board

The Honorary Board  contributes to the works of ELONTech with the expertise and reputation of the advisors, with articles, opinions, editorials, reports and comments on the European law and tech developments and networking opportunities that could benefit the community and the ELONTech’s mission and publicity.


Prof.Lampros Kotsiris


Vikram Nagrani

Prof. Maria Boile

Prof. Eleni Kosta

Ana Maria Andronic

Harry Kalogirou

Igor Tasic

Josh Crumb

Patrick Berarducci

Eva Kaili

Lionel Dricot

Prof. Petros Kavassalis

Cecilia Baird

Prof. Chiara Petrioli

Prof. Antonis Polemitis

Research Committee

Petros Kritikos

Dimitra Stefanatou

Dionysios Mamalis

George Moraitakis

Marina Fyrigou-Koulouri

Harris Kotios

Vanessa Zdravou-Hatzipatera

Petros Terzis

Ann-Maria Tonikidou

Daria Suvorova


Sima Baktas (Turkey)

Valentina Simonova ( Russia )

Tatiana Revoredo (Brazil)

Tarek Mohanna (Egypt )

Glenda Michel (Mexico)

Management Committee

The Management Committee ‘s objective is to coordinate, support,exercise and operate for the implementation of the ELONTech mission.

Executive Director Mantalena Kaili

Secretariat Matina Kanaki

Communications Assistant Marianthi Tsagkari 

Senior Legal Advisor Alexandros Spyridonos

Legal Advisor Panos Giannissis

Editors Team Eugenia Marna

Amalia Drosou

Accountant Support Anastasas Accountants Office

Digital Team  Manolis Sofianopoulos

Charalampos Georgiadis

George Kissas

MEDIA Partner

European Business Review

Partners -Affiliated Organisations

Industry Disruptors – Game Changers

KEAN (Cell of Alternative Youth Activities)

ELSA  ATHENS (European Law Students Association)

University of Nicosia & Institute for the Future

ESIMET – TrademarkCompanies Association of Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Albania, FYROM, Turkey



*ELONTech is powered by the non profit civil company MADE GROUP . MADE is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Athens, Greece.