Dr. Dominik Nikol

Focus Areas

Implementing GDPR requirements

Advising on questions in the context of direct marketing, online marketing and use of social networks

Providing guidance in the context of complex data processing activities

Protecting and enforcing rights before relevant authorities

Offering services as data protection officer

Advising on publishing sector specific data protection issues

Advise on whistleblowing related matters

Teaching lectures and providing workshops on key data protection practice areas

Dr. Dominik Nikol

Dr. Dominik Nikol has many years of experience in data protection law (since 2008). He is well respected by his clients for his practical solutions and deep understanding of the relevant industry sectors. He mainly advises large and medium-sized German companies, but occasionally also other institutions and private individuals.

Dr.  Nikol is an established lawyer and a trained banker. Following his studies in Regensburg and Aberdeen (Scotland), he worked as an academic assistant at the Chair of Civil Law, Procedural Law and International Private Law in Regensburg (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Gottwald). This is also where he pursued his doctorate in international corporate law. He completed his legal clerkship with seats in Offenburg, Freiburg, Berlin and Ingolstadt, among others, at a large German automotive company.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)

Work Experience

  • Since 2013: Certified data protection officer
  • 2008 to 2019: Worked in a data protection boutique firm
  • 2019: Founded his own data protection law firm
  • Since 2022: Certified compliance officer

Speaking Engagements


  • Several publications on data protection law and other legal areas
  • Please find a comprehensive list of my publications on the german issue of this page here

Contact Details

  • Phone: +49 (0) 761 / 22604
  • Email: dominik.nikol@nikolgoetz.com
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