Contributors

Mark Webber

Mark Webber is a partner in FieldFisher’s Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy group.  Though an EU lawyer, he has recently moved to Palo Alto in Silicon Valley in order to better represent tech business in the PST time zone on international projects. Mr. Webber is an international technology and internet lawyer; a leading contract and regulatory specialist in EU based technology transactions, particularly those with a disruptive component. Mr. Webber’s core practice focuses where cloud, digital and online technologies converge and leverage IP and/or data in order to add value. Particularly advising on enterprise solutions, partnering, sales channels or considering legal issues relating to internet or cloud services.  With the majority of his career spent supporting US businesses moving to Europe privacy, and particularly  global data export strategies, has been a feature of his daily workload.  Mr. Webber is admitted to practice law as a solicitor in England and Wales and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant to practice English law in California.  In 2014, Mr. Webber was recognized in Who’s Who Lawyers in relation to Information Technology Law.

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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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Miranda Top-Sarneel

Miranda Top-Sarneel is an associate at Ploum Lodder Princen in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). She graduated from Leiden University in 1996 and worked for several law firms and large telecommunications companies before joining Ploum Lodder Princen in 2012. Ms. Top-Sarneel deals with a full range of contract law and legal regulations regarding information technology and privacy. She completed the Grotius specialization program in Information Technology Law with honors in 2002. In 2011, Ms. Top-Sarneel completed the first Privacy specialization program.

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Oisin Tobin

 

Oisín Tobin is an associate with Mason Hayes & Curran’s Technology, Media and Communications and Privacy and Data Protection practices in Dublin (Ireland). Mr. Tobin’s extensive technology law practice focuses on advising and defending leading web technology companies. He has particular experience in formulating and implementing global privacy and data transfer strategies, advising on the development and rollout of innovative technologies and defending businesses under investigation by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

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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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Olga Georgiades

Olga Georgiades is the founder and director of Lexact Solutions Ltd. in Nicosia (Cyprus). She has extensive, practical experience of Corporate, Commercial, Competition, Mergers & Acquisitions, Information Technology, and Energy Law.

She has been appointed as Arbitrator for domain name disputes concerning the European top-level domain “.eu”. She was a founding member and Secretary of the Computer Law Special Interest Group of the Cyprus Computer Society. She holds an LL.B. (Hons) (English and French Law) and an LL.M. in European Law with Competition and Telecommunications Law from University College London (UCL). She also holds a Diploma in French Higher Legal Studies from the University of Robert Schumann, Strasbourg. Ms. Georgiades has trained at the European Commission, at the Information Society Directorate and holds a Diploma for Teaching Law at University Level from UCL. She is a frequent speaker at various conferences and the author of legal articles and books on Cypriot legislation concerning, inter alia, Company Law, Cyprus Internet Law, Data Protection and Privacy, as well as Domain Names in Cyprus. Lexact Solutions Ltd. is engaged in corporate advice, company formations, and tax planning structuring as well as European projects and legal publications on corporate law matters.

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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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Philip Nolan

Philip Nolan is a partner in the commercial department of Mason Hayes & Curran in Dublin (Ireland). He studied at the University College (Dublin), De Paul University (Chicago), and the University of Oxford before joining Mason Hayes & Curran, where he completed his training. Mr. Nolan specializes in commercial law, communications and energy law, intellectual property law, and information technology law. He advises a range of both public and private clients and has developed a focused regulatory advisory practice, which includes public procurement law and data protection law.

At the Law School of the Law Society of Ireland, Mr. Nolan teaches information technology law, software licensing law, data protection law, and commercial law. He has also served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Gazette of the Law Society of Ireland and the Curriculum Development Unit of the Law Society of Ireland. Mr. Nolan is actively involved in a number of international organizations, including the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) and the International Technology Law Association. He previously served as President of the Technology, Media and Intellectual Property Commission of AIJA and was recently elected to AIJA’s Executive Committee.

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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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