Contributors

Magda Cocco

Magda Cocco is a partner in Vieira de Almeida & Associados (www.vda.pt) in Lisbon (Portugal). She is a member of the Telecoms Media & IT practice group. Ms. Cocco focuses her practice on telecommunications, media, e-commerce, and information technology, privacy compliance, information security and cybersecurity. She has in-depth regulatory expertise in telecommunication and media and has been involved in many of the most significant deals in Portugal in this sector. She has also been actively working in the areas of media and information technologies. Ms. Cocco is in charge of privacy, data protection and cybersecurity practice in the firm. In such capacity, she has advised companies from all sectors on several compliance matters.

She has lectured at the Faculty of Law, at Lisbon University, has participated as an invited speaker in several conferences and seminars, and published numerous articles in national and international specialized publications. In 2007, Ms. Cocco received the Iberian Lawyer’s “40 under forty” award for the best young lawyers in Iberia. She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association and the Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications.

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Marc Gallardo

Marc Gallardo is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lexing Spain. Admitted to the Barcelona Bar in 1998, Marc Gallardo works on legal issues relating to IT, including legal aspects concerning the Internet, computers, software, telecommunications, marketing, IP, privacy and data protection.

Marc Gallardo is the President of the Privacy and Person Digital Rights Commission of the UIA (International Association of Lawyers) and the Vice-President of the Intellectual Property Commission at the Barcelona Bar.

A member of the IAPP Advisory Certification Board, Marc has obtained the CIPP/E and the CIPP/IS credentials issued by the IAPP. He also chairs the IAPP Barcelona Chapter.

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Maria del Rosario Millé

Maria del Rosario Millé is an associate lawyer of Estudio Millé in Buenos Aires (Argentina). She focuses her practice on Copyrights, Trademarks, Personal Data Protection, and Privacy Law. She is an invitee professor at several Argentinean law schools.

 

 

 

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Maria Ostashenko

Maria Ostashenko is a Partner at Alrud Law Firm, where she heads the Commercial, Intellectual Property, and Data Protection and Cybersecurity practice areas. She represents foreign clients in matters involving data protection regulation in Russia, advises on obligations of operators related to data processing, including cross-border data transfers, structuring data flow between the members of international groups. She also advises Russian and foreign clients in areas including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, FMCG, banks and financial institutions, retail trade, telecommunications, media, and technology.

Ms. Ostashenko took part in working on the draft amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and presently conducts workshops on the Civil Code developments. She is a frequent speaker at major Russian and foreign conferences and workshops, and an author of numerous analytical articles published in legal periodicals. She is a member of the IBA, the INTA, the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), the International Distribution Institute (IDI), and the IAPP.

A graduate of the Moscow State University, Ms. Ostashenko was also awarded an LL.M. degree in private law by the Russian Private Law School by the President of the Russian Federation.

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Marissa Xiao Dong

China_Marissa_Dong.jpgMarissa Xiao Dong is a partner at Jun He Law Offices, based in Beijing (China). Ms. Dong mainly practices in merger and acquisition, foreign direct investment, telecommunication and Internet, and general corporate commercial practice. Ms. Dong has been involved in various large-scale transactions. She advises on a broad range of private and public transactions and for both multinational companies and large Chinese state-owned companies. She has substantial experience in assisting clients in information technology, telecommunication, and new technology industries. Ms. Dong is admitted to practice law in the People’s Republic of China. Her working languages are Mandarin and English.

 

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Martin Pesce Cutri

 

Martín Pesce Cutri leads the data privacy team in Ferrere, in Montevideo (Uruguay). He is also a member of the Intellectual Property team.

He advised the Uruguayan Government on processes for adjusting to the new regulatory framework on personal data protection and access to public information. He advises numerous multinational companies operating in Uruguay on defining their policies for managing personal data and information assets. He is also involved in Intellectual Property negotiations and agreements. Of recent note have been image rights assignment and sponsorship agreements involving well-known players on the Uruguayan national soccer team that participated in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and 2011 South American Championship.

He frequently participates in academic events and speaks on personal data protection. He is the author of numerous specialized articles for national and international publication. Mr. Pesce Cutri received his degree as attorney in 2005 from Universidad de la República (Uruguay).

 

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Max W. Mosing

Max Mosing

Max is a founding partner of the gold tier ranked IT/IP/Technology-“Rockstar Boutique” (WTR 1000) GEISTWERT® Rechtsanwälte Lawyers Avvocati in Vienna, Austria. GEISTWERT® was awarded inter alia “Data Protection Law – Law Firm of the Year 2018 – Austria” by Finance Monthly.
Max is recommended by LEGAL500, CHAMBERS, WTR 1000, JUVE, and many more. He is a lecturer for data protection law at the Donau-University Krems, Austria.
Max is admitted to practice law in all courts in Austria (including Austrian Supreme Court) and public authorities (including Austrian Trademark and Patent Office). He works in German and English.

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Muhammad Hadi Rehman

Muhammad Hadi Rehman is an Associate at Daudpota International where he focuses on mandates and transactions pertaining to the Middle East and South Asia. His practice covers contentious matters relating to Data Protection, litigation relating to Intellectual Property, Customs, and Debt Recovery.
Mr. Rehman has also advised clients as to Company formation and structuring, Shareholder Disputes, Trademark, and patent prosecution in the Middle East. Having completed his Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), Mr. Rehman is a UK educated barrister and is registered as an advocate in Pakistan.

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Nina Witt

Nina Witt is a member of the Privacy Team and IP & IT team at Ploum, a law firm based in Rotterdam. She is specialized in Intellectual Property, IT & Privacy Law. She deals with a full range of contract law and provides advice regarding compliance matters and disputes, such particularly relating to privacy legislation and the development, protection, and distribution of information and other technology. Ms. Witt has great knowledge and expertise in the field of life sciences and health and advises on specific, often complex regulations, for example with regard to medical devices and (clinical) scientific research as well as e-health and e-commerce. Ms. Witt has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts for the processing of personal data, including patient data and material, as well as commercial contracts, licenses, and general terms and conditions, such as contracts concerning research and development, trade secrets protection, or software. She assists clients in cases of infringement of intellectual property rights, disputes about the execution and/or termination of contracts, and assists in setting up web-shops and structuring IP portfolios.

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Olga Finkel

Olga Finkel is the Managing Partner of WH Partners in Malta (Republic of Malta). She specializes in ICT (Information Communication Technology) law. Dr. Finkel has been advising both governmental entities and private companies on regulation of telecoms, e- and m-commerce, including remote gaming, on digital intellectual property, data protection, data security, and specific to ICT cross-border issues. Consulting projects include a study of the implications of implementing the new EU framework for electronic communications networks and services in Malta; a study of a regulatory framework for the facilitation of the introduction of m-commerce in Malta; participation in the review of the EU Electronic Signatures Directive and an EU-wide survey on cybercrime and e-government. Dr. Finkel lectures part-time on legal aspects of e-business and has acted as a tutor/legal consultant in a number of workshops on Cyberlaw organized by the Commonwealth agencies. Dr. Finkel holds BA (Law), MSc (IT&Econ), LLD degrees.

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