Contributors

Adam Liber

Ádám Liber is an associate partner at Bogsch & Partners in Budapest (Hungary). Dr. Liber is a certified IP expert and a chartered competition law specialist; he focuses his practice on data privacy as well as on information technology matters. Dr. Liber is managing editor of the Hungarian data protection weblog DataPrivacy.hu. He received his legal education at the Law Faculty of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and obtained his LLM degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He is admitted to the Budapest Bar in Hungary. He is fluent in English and German.

 

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Aimée Prieto

Aimée Prieto is a partner in Prieto Cabrera & Asociados, a law firm based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Ms. Prieto focuses her practice on real estate transactions. commercial business transactions, asset recovery, and litigation management and supervision.

Prieto Cabrera & Asociados counsels national and international companies and governmental agencies on intellectual property protection, corporate and commercial law, information technology, outsourcing arrangements, government law and regulation, foreign investment, free zones, agency and distribution law; in addition to asset recovery and litigation.

Ms. Prieto is admitted to practice law in the Dominican Republic.

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Alain Bensoussan

Alain Bensoussan is the founder and managing partner of Cabinet Alain Bensoussan, in Paris (France). Mr. Bensoussan focuses on intellectual property law, IT law, and international relation law. He was the President of Association Française du Droit de l’Informatique et de la Télécommunication (AFDIT) from 2005 to 2009. He was President of the Commission for the “Protection of Personal Data and Rights of the Digital Person”—of UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats) from 2006 to 2012, and was President of Association Nationale d’Assistance Administrative et Fiscale des Avocats (ANAAFA) from 2010 to 2011. He has also been a panelist with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since 2000.

Mr. Bensoussan founded the law firm Cabinet Alain Bensoussan in 1978 in order to focus on computer and advanced technologies law. Always at the forefront of technological changes, today the firm is involved in other cutting-edge sectors, including robot law. Mr. Bensoussan teaches IT law at various Schools and Universities (including at École Centrale de Paris and Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale) and is a regular speaker at conferences and training programs. In 1985, Mr. Bensoussan wrote and published the first treatise on computer law (Berger-Levrault Editions). In 2008, he published a book on data protection on the occasion of the 30th birthday of the French Data Protection Act (Editions Francis Lefebvre) (3d edition to be published early 2014).

Mr. Bensoussan was named France’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Technology Law in 2014 and 2012, and in Information Technology Law in 2013 and 2011 by the U.S. legal publication Best Lawyers. He won a Client Choice Award in 2014 in the “Information Technology” category.  His firm also received, both in 2014 and 2013, the Gold Trophy in the category “Information Technology–Media & Telecommunications” at the business law firms award ceremonies organized by Le Monde du Droit. In addition, Cabinet Alain Bensoussan is recommended by Legal 500 as “the ‘founding father of IT law in France’ and is described as having one of the Market’s Largest Offerings in terms of services and pool of experts.” It is the first French law firm to have sought and obtained in 1998, the ISO 9002 (1994 version), for all of its consulting and litigation services in the field of advanced technology law. In June 2012, it became one of the first French firms to be awarded the CNIL label “Lexing ® formation informatique et libertés” for its data protection training catalog and, in November 2012, the CNIL label “Lexing ® audit informatique et libertés” for its data processing audit procedures. In 2012, Mr. Bensoussan created Lexing ®, the first international network of lawyers dedicated to technology law.

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Anthony B. Peralta

Anthony B. Peralta is a senior partner at the Cochingyan & Peralta Law Offices in Makati City, Metro Manila (Philippines). His practice areas include: Corporate Law, Foreign Investments Law, Securities Regulation, Taxation, Intellectual Property Law, Licensing and Technology Transfer Agreements, E-Commerce and Information Technology Law, Privacy Law, Business Process Outsourcing, and Commercial Litigation.

Mr. Peralta obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines. He is an ASEAN Overseas Training Scholar, having attended the Intellectual Property Rights-Management Training Program in Tokyo, Japan in February 2002, sponsored by the Japan Patent Office. He was accorded an Honorary Membership by the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Studies based in Vienna, Austria for his article on the Philippines in the book International Telecommunications Law, published by BNA in London, UK. He is a professorial lecturer at the De La Salle University College of Law in the Philippines.

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Arve Føyen

norway_arve-foyen.jpgArve Føyen is a partner in Føyen Advokatfirma DA in Oslo (Norway). He heads the firm’s Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Practice Group. Mr. Føyen has considerable experience with information technology and intellectual property matters, including issues related to digital-TV distribution, telecoms, advice and negotiation on IT-procurement and outsourcing arrangements, as well as information security and privacy compliance. His practice focuses on commercial arrangements that involve general intellectual property and technology issues.

He was Deputy Director of the Norwegian Data Protection Authority from 1979 to 1982, and he was engaged by the Ministry of Justice to evaluate the need for changes in the Data Registers Act in 1983. As from January 1, 2009, Mr. Føyen has been appointed by the Norwegian Parliament as deputy chair for the Norwegian Privacy Appeals Board.

Mr. Føyen has been engaged in large international privacy and data protection compliance reviews for large multinational corporations, directly or through law firms in other countries.

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Axel Funk

Axel Funk is a partner and head of the Technology team of CMS Hasche Sigle in Stuttgart (Germany). He specializes in technology transactions; Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing projects as well as IT project agreements and distribution, license and maintenance agreements for hardware and software. He has special expertise in the legal aspects of electronic commerce and data protection. Chambers Global and JUVE rank him as one of the leading German lawyers in the field of information technology law. Mr. Funk is a frequent speaker at international technology conferences in Europe, the United States, and India. Mr. Funk is a member of the Board of the German Association for Law and Information Technology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V.). Furthermore, he is a member of the Civil Law Committee of the German Bar Association, and chairs the review committee for information technology specialist lawyers in Stuttgart. Mr. Funk lectures at the Hochschule für Medien in Stuttgart in IT, Internet law, and media law.

 

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Ceylin Beyli

Ceylin Beyli

is the founder and managing lawyer of CBL Law Office in Istanbul (Turkey). Lawyer Monthly awarded the firm “Internet & E-Commerce Law Firm of the Year” in 2011 and 2012.

Ms. Beyli is a registered attorney-at-law before the Istanbul Bar Association since 2004, and she is a registered trademark and patent attorney before the Turkish Patent Institute. Her core practice focuses on all aspects of corporate commercial matters, with a specific focus on information technology and intellectual property contracts, conflicts, and projects. She is a frequent speaker and moderator in both local and foreign conferences on Information Technology and Intellectual Property. Ms.Beyli has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a leading legal practitioner in Turkey on Internet, E-Commerce and Data Protection matters consecutively in 2010 and 2011, as well as by Leading Lawyer 100 as a leading legal practitioner on Internet & E-Commerce in 2011. She is fluent in English and French.

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Claudia Rossi

Claudia Rossi is founder and partner of Rossi Asociados, a boutique law firm based in Santiago (Chile). Ms. Rossi’s practice focuses primarily on technology-related transactions, including software licensing, hardware and software, OEM, VAR and other distribution arrangements, technology transfer and outsourcing agreements, electronic commerce, consulting agreements, content licensing and hosting arrangements. Ms. Rossi has considerable experience representing emerging companies and large corporate clients in a broad array of corporate and commercial issues. She handles a wide variety of matters, including bioinformatics transactions, data security counseling, joint marketing, strategic alliances, employment contracts, trade secret and intellectual property protection, employment policies and practices, and collaboration agreements.

Ms. Rossi received her law degree (JD), summa cum laude, from Gabriela Mistral University. She holds a diploma in Economics and Finance Legal Studies from Universidad de Chile and a master degree in Law from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer on technology transactions and intellectual property issues. Ms. Rossi is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the International Technology Law Association. She is also a member of the Agenda Digital Legal Advisory Committee. The Agenda Digital Initiative (www.estrategiadigital.gob.cl) was created in 2005 by the Chilean government to promote the development of technology in Chile through public policy.

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Daniel G.C. Glover

Daniel G.C. Glover is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law groups in Toronto (Canada). He has advised numerous clients on privacy issues, including with respect to domestic and international obligations attaching to the storage of information in the cloud and has represented clients in complex matters before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, and other appellate and superior courts. Mr. Glover is an adjunct professor in intellectual property law at the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and a co-author of Intellectual Property Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary, 2nd edition. He received his MA from the University of Toronto and his AB from Harvard University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and won numerous awards, including the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, the LeBaron Russell Briggs Traveling Fellowship and the John Harvard Scholarship.

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Daniel Yoo

Daniel Yoo is a senior foreign attorney at Shin & Kim in Seoul (South Korea). Mr. Yoo has a broad range of experience in advising clients on commercial transactions ranging from banking and finance transactions to cross-border investments. In particular, he has extensive experience advising technology, communications and media companies on inbound and outbound investments, licensing and other matters, such as privacy and labor. Mr. Yoo is a member of the New York State Bar.

 

 

 

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