Contributors

Phil Lee

Phil Lee is a partner in Field Fisher Waterhouse’s Privacy and Information Law Group and heads its US office in Palo Alto, California (USA). Mr. Lee focuses his practice on data privacy, online regulation, and intellectual property. He has particular interests in multi-jurisdictional data exports, online behavioral advertising, and child privacy. His key experience includes advising major international clients on global data export strategies (including Binding Corporate Rules), on outreach activities relating to the European Commission’s proposals for data protection reform, on compliance strategies for the worldwide delivery and operation of online targeted advertising and analytics platforms. Mr. Lee holds a degree in computer science from Cambridge University and a postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property from Bristol University. Mr. Lee is admitted to practice law as a solicitor in England and Wales, and, in 2012, was nominated for Who’s Who Lawyer of the Year for Internet and E-Commerce 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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Ursula Widmer

Dr. Ursula WidmerUrsula Widmer, Rechtsanwältin, Dr. iur, attorney-at-law, is founding partner of the law firm Dr. Widmer & Partners in Berne (Switzerland). She specializes in Information Technology, Internet, E-Business and Telecommunications Law, with more than 30 years of experience in advising companies in Information Technology, Internet, and Telecommunications Law matters.

Ms. Widmer was a member of the academic staff at the Institute of Swiss Private and Comparative Law at the University of Berne; her thesis covered the subject Liability for software defects. She is a lecturer in Information Technology and Internet Law at the University of Berne and a lecturer in Information Security Law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). She has written numerous publications in the field of Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet, and E-Business Law.

Ms. Widmer is a member of the German Society for Law and Information Technology (DGRI) and of the English Society for Computers & Law (SCL), and is a member of the board of the German Foundation for Law and Information Technology (DSRI). She is a former member of the Swiss Government’s Expert Commission for Cybercrime and a former member of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Commission (federal arbitration and appeal court). Ms. Widmer is widely recognized as a leading expert practitioner in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet, and E-Business Law. She is Past President of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and President of the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS). She is a member of the Swiss bar.

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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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Krzysztof Stefanowicz

Krzysztof Stefanowicz practices law in Warsaw (Poland). Previously, he was a senior partner in Salans Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Groups and the head of the IT/IP practice in Salans Warsaw office.. Mr. Stefanowicz focuses his practice on information technology; intellectual property licensing and litigation/arbitration; advice and negotiation on outsourcing arrangements, including the restructuring of outsourcing agreements; information security and privacy compliance; and intellectual property protection. His transactional practice includes licensing, outsourcing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial arrangements.

Mr. Stefanowicz has been admitted to practice law in Poland since 1990. He graduated from Warsaw University (Juris Doctor, 1987; Master of Laws, 1978). He was a lecturer at Warsaw University (1978-2004) and at Capital University Columbus, Ohio (USA). The prestigious publications Practical Law Company and European Legal Experts have recognized Mr. Stefanowicz as a leading lawyer in the fields of telecommunications/media law and new technology law, company law, intellectual property law, and court and arbitration proceedings. He is the author of numerous articles and books, and a member of the International Bar Association, ITech Law Association, and the Criminal Law Association. Mr. Stefanowicz also specializes in court and arbitration proceedings before Polish and foreign courts. He is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. He is the vice-president of the Arbitration Court Lewiatan in Warsaw. Mr. Stefanowicz speaks Polish, English, and Russian.

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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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Robert Zammit

Robert Zammit, BA (Law), LLD, is a senior associate in WH Partners in Malta (Republic of Malta). Dr. Zammit focuses his practice on intellectual property licensing and litigation; contract drafting and negotiations; information security and privacy compliance; intellectual property protection; gaming compliance and licensing; employment matters; and taxation matters. Dr. Zammit was admitted to the Bar in Malta.

 

 

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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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Raffaele Zallone

Raffaele Zallone is the founding and managing partner of Studio Legale Zallone in Milano (Italy). Mr. Zallone is professor of IT Law at the Bocconi University in Milano and Chairman of the ITC Committee of the European Lawyers Association (UAE). He is the author of several books on IT contracts, privacy, and Internet.

Mr. Zallone and his firm focus on drafting and negotiating outsourcing contracts, on intellectual property issues, on e-commerce, and data privacy matters. On this last topic, he has been active since 1982, when he was member of the panel group of the Italian Federation of Employers (Confindustria) who contributed to the early proposals for Data protection Law in Italy.

Mr. Zallone has been supporting customers in the health sector, working on the issues of sensitive personal data being processed by public entities as well as private health care undertakings. He also gives regular advice to large financial and insurance businesses and large distribution and retail chains on matters like customer profiling, fidelity programs, security and surveillance systems, e-commerce, customer satisfaction surveys, etc. Consistent with his early involvement in labor matters and privacy of employees’ data, Mr. Zallone advises clients on the implications of data protection in the workplace. The extensive use of technologies in the workplace raise several issues that Mr. Zallone has analyzed in depth in several different scenarios and environments, giving advice and support on a highly sensitive issue.

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Russell D. Mayer

Russell D. Mayer is senior partner and a founding member of Livnat, Mayer & Co., in Jerusalem (Israel). Born in New York, USA, Mr. Mayer received his JD degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University in 1981. Before Mr. Mayer moved to Israel in 1990, he served as in-house counsel for major money center commercial banks for over eight years. Mr. Mayer served as an associate at a large law firm in Tel Aviv until the formation of his firm in 1998.

Mr. Mayer writes extensively on various subjects in international periodicals as well as local magazines on diverse areas of law. He is a lecturer on legal matters for various organizations charged with assisting immigrants to Israel. Before moving to Israel, he was an active participant in the committee instrumental in drafting revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code with respect to payment systems. Mr. Mayer specializes in international corporate and commercial matters, banking and insurance regulation, privacy law, joint ventures, finance and trade as well as labor law matters, and real estate transactions. He regularly advises a number of foreign embassies and governments with respect to local Israeli law. Mr. Mayer is a member of the Israel Bar, the New York State Bar and the New Jersey State Bar and is a member of the Israel Bar Association’s Committee on Intellectual Property as well as its Banking Law Committee. He is fluent in Hebrew and English.

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