Eija Warma is a senior associate at Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd., in Helsinki (Finland). Ms. Warma focuses her practice on assignments related to the processing of personal data, data privacy, and data protection, and she is one of the few Finnish attorneys specialized exclusively in this field. Her wide national and international expertise in the field and her experience working at the Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman’s office make her a well-recognized data protection specialist.
Ms. Warma regularly authors articles relating to the protection of privacy and is a popular speaker on privacy-related matters, both in Finland and abroad. She is also an active member in the national and international associations of the field. Currently, Ms. Warma is a member of the European Advisory Board of the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). Who’s Who Legal Internet & e-Commerce ranks Eija Warma among Finland’s leading legal experts.
In addition to her studies at the University of Lapland, Ms. Warma has studied law at Tulane Law School in New Orleans and at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she completed an LL.M. degree. Ms. Warma has also gained practical experience from the United States working at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP in Atlanta in the Fall of 2009.
Enrique Ochoa de González Argüelles is Founder and Partner of Carpio, Ochoa, Martinez, Brik, a law firm based in Mexico City (Mexico). His practice focuses on information technologies, intellectual property, corporate law and arbitration. He has worked both in private practice and as company attorney, including at Microsoft Corporation (Mexico). He has significant experience representing emerging companies and large corporate clients on different kinds of negotiations and drafting of legal documents.
Mr. Ochoa obtained his law degree from Universidad del Valle de México (1996), an LLM on Intellectual Property and Information Technologies “Magíster Lvcentinvs” from Universidad de Alicante, Spain (2001), an LLM on Corporate Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (2011), Diploma on Digital Transformation from ISDI, the Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet, México (2021).
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Ochoa has been appointed a panelist by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Arab Center for Domain Name Dispute Resolution (ACDR) to resolve disputes between trademarks owners and domain name owners. He has also been appointed as an arbitrator by the Mexican Copyright Office. Mr. Ochoa is also a lecturer and professor at several universities in Mexico and abroad. He is a member of numerous professional associations, such as the Mexican Bar Association, IAB Mexico, AIPPI MX.
Faisal Daudpota is the senior partner at Daudpota International in Dubai (UAE). Mr. Daudpota regularly advises clients on employment, banking, Internet, data protection, including the issues pertaining to privacy, data processing, and data transfer, electronic and digital disclaimers on public access websites and secured web portals, conflict of laws issues in relation to data protection compliance, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), civil liberties, human rights, anti-bribery, anti-corruption, competition law, and arbitration. Daudpota International is a legal consultancy with offices in the UAE and Pakistan.
Mr. Daudpota previously acted as (seconded) in-house regional legal counsel to Nokia Siemens Networks, one of the world’s largest telecommunications company, for the Middle East and North Africa. He was also a consultant for the World Bank and OECD. He has co-authored the digital signatures law for the government of Pakistan, the intellectual property laws for the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) (to be promulgated), and has commented on a number of national legislations around the world.
Mr. Daudpota is a member of International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and International Trademark Association (INTA). He has also been a member of Interpol’s Intellectual Property Crime Action Group (IIPCAG), World Customs Organization’s IPR Strategic Group, and the Steering Committee for the Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy.
Mr. Daudpota has authored many articles covering various legal disciplines, and has spoken at many international conferences and seminars, especially, those at the World Intellectual Property Organization, World Customs Organization and Interpol.
Felipe Isa Castillo is a partner with Arthur & Castillo in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Mr. Castillo focuses his practice on corporate and commercial law; mergers and acquisitions; tax law; and international business practice. In his transactional practice, Mr. Castillo counsels national and international entities in their operations and international transactions with impact in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Castillo has represented national and international contractors in tenders and contracts with the Dominican Government. As qualified legal counsel, Mr. Castillo regularly provides specialized advice for the establishment, licensing and authorization, construction, maintenance and operation of agro business, energy, export free zones, transportation, telecommunications, and tourism infrastructure projects and their financing. Mr. Castillo is admitted to practice law in the Dominican Republic.
George Ballas is senior and managing partner at Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. George heads the firm’s IP, IT & CT practice group and the firm’s GDPR Compliance Program. His diverse career includes holding the posts of Secretary General, Hellenic Parliament; board member, Public Power Corporation; chairman, PPC Insurance Board; chairman, Association for the Establishment of Libraries; general legal counsel and member of the board, Fiat Auto Hellas SA; lead outside counsel for Greece, Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Hellas SA. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the International Trademark Association, an advocate before the Supreme Courts of Greece and a qualified European patent attorney. He read law at the Universities of Athens and Paris and was admitted to practice in Athens in 1972. In addition to heading the firm’s litigation practice in complex pharmaceutical patents and anti-counterfeiting cases, he regularly advises clients in developing and managing strategic initiatives for optimizing intellectual assets protection, exploitation and enforcement. George has authored articles and contributed chapters to a variety of IP, IT & CT publications and has lectured on patent issues
Guo Jinghe is an associate in the Beijing office of JunHe and specializes in the areas of foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, and telecom, internet, high-tech and data privacy and information law. She represents multinationals, foreign investment enterprises, and large Chinese state-owned and private companies. She also advises clients on all aspects of matters involving new technology and data, with a special emphasis on information privacy (consumers, employees, and patients), data security and breaches, and international data transfers. She holds a Bachelor and Master degree from China University of Political Science and Law, and a LLM degree from the University of Montreal.
Inês Antas de Barros is a senior associate lawyer in Vieira de Almeida & Associados in Lisbon, Portugal. She is a member of the TMT—Telecoms, Media and IT practice group. She focuses her practice on electronic communications, information technology, privacy compliance, information security and cybersecurity. She has been involved in data privacy and other similar projects that raise complex issues across multiple jurisdictions and/or legal or regulatory areas, including health, pharmaceutical, insurance, banking and telecommunications. Such projects have included conducting data protection risk management reviews; dealing with international flows of personal data; advising on the implementation of privacy compliance programs; the roll-out of global whistleblower hotlines; drafting privacy policies, codes of conducts, cross-border data transfer agreements, charters for the use of information and communication methods as well as guidance for data privacy officers. Ms. Antas de Barros has spoken at several data protection conferences. She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association. Ms. Antas de Barros was admitted in 2012, as Legal Expert to the EuroPriSe project launched by the EU Commission (European Privacy Seal—http://www.european-privacy-seal.eu).
Iván Dario Marrugo Jiménez is a founding Partner of Marrugo Rivera & Asociados – FuturLex. A graduate of the University of San Buenaventura of Cartagena, he obtained a specialist degree in Telecommunications Law from the Universidad del Rosario. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Personal Data Protection at the International University of La Rioja (Spain. Internal Auditor Certified in ISO 27001. Course in Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator v.8 of Ec-council. Expert in High Technology Law specializes in Electronic Commerce, Computer Law, Information Security, Information Technology and Communications, Forensic Computing. He is a Professor, author of specialized articles and lecturer of ICT.