Juliane Messner

Juliane 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.
Juliane is recommended by LEGAL500, WTR 1000, iam 1000, JUVE, and many more. She is EuroPriSeCertified European Privacy Expert – Legal, and a lecturer for data protection law at the Donau-University Krems, Austria.
Juliane is admitted representing clients in front of courts in Italy and in Austria (including Austrian Supreme Court) and public authorities (including Austrian Trademark and Patent Office) and she works in German, Italian and English.

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Junaid Daudpota

Junaid Daudpota is a partner at Daudpota International, a law firm whose activities mainly focus on the Middle East and South Asia. Mr. Daudpota’s practice covers transactional and contentious matters relating to various areas of laws, such as competition, employment, banking, internet, data protection, agency and franchising, intellectual property, anti-corruption, and arbitration.

Mr. Daudpota has acted as a consultant for the World Bank for Doing Business (country specific) reports. He has also co-authored the books on Competition Law in Pakistan and Anti-Money Laundering Law, 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), and International Trademark Association (INTA), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). He has also been part of number of policy and educational committees. Mr. Daudpota has also authored articles covering various legal disciplines, and regularly attends and speaks at international conferences and seminars.

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Kim G. Hansen

Kim G. Hansen focuses his practice on IT; IP matters, including protection and strategy, commercialization, licensing and litigation; advice and negotiation on IT-procurement and outsourcing arrangements; information security and privacy compliance; and computer games. His transactional practice includes licensing, outsourcing, research and development arrangements, technology transfer, and commercial arrangements that involve general IP and technology issues.

For a number of years, Mr. Hansen has served as an external associate professor, teaching IT law at Aarhus University and at the Aarhus School of Business and IP law at the University of Copenhagen. Mr. Hansen lectures on starting up an IT business and IT Internet law at the IT University of Copenhagen. Mr. Hansen has been the President of IT Law Group Europe (2010–2012), and is a former chair of the Association of Danish IT Attorneys, secretary to the Danish Forum for IT-law, and a member of the Danish IT Society’s council on IT and law. He holds a Ph.D. in software patents from the Aarhus University and an LL.M. in Computer and IT Law from the Strathclyde University.

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Kornelija Kliukaite 

Kornelija Kliukaite is a senior associate in the Vilnius office of the international law firm Njord. Her primary areas of expertise include privacy and information security, GDPR implementation EU and competition law, intellectual property, media, sports and entertainment, and corporate law.

Ms. Kliukaite holds a law degree from Aix-Marseille University in France, as well as two Master’s degrees one in European and International Law, and the other in European and Japanese Business Law, both also from Aix Marseille University in France. She speaks seven languages (Lithuanian, English, French, Japanese, Italian, Russian, and Spanish). She is also chair of the Board of the Association Lithuanian–France and Frenor Foreign Trade Advisor appointed by decree of the Prime Minister of the French Republic.

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Laimonas Markauskas

LAIMONAS MARKAUSKAS is a partner in NJORD Law Firm Intellectual Property, IT and Telecom, and Media, Sports and Entertainment Practice Groups in VILNIUS (LITHUANIA). Mr. LAIMONAS MARKAUSKAS focuses his practice on various aspects of intellectual property licensing, protection and litigation, information technology, legal aspects of advertising and protection of privacy; advice and negotiation on various arrangements within his field of practice; information security and privacy compliance; the law of unfair competition and legal issues of marketing. His transactional practice includes licensing, outsourcing, joint ventures, M&A, and commercial arrangements that among other issues involve general intellectual property, privacy and technology issues.

Mr. LAIMONAS MARKAUSKAS is chairman of the Board of the Finish-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania and chairman of the Appeal Committee of the Lithuanian Football Federation. Mr. LAIMONAS MARKAUSKAS is admitted to practice law in 2003.

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Larissa Galimberti

Larissa Galimberti is partner of the Technology team of Pinheiro Neto Advogados, where she has been working for more than 18 years. She is one of the few outstanding women in the area in law firms in Brazil and currently leads a team in the practice of technology transactions, data protection, cybersecurity and intellectual property. Her practice comprises structuring new products, services and platforms for e-commerce, marketplace, banking, payments, healthtech, bitcoins, agrotech, fintech, artificial intelligence, internet of things (IoT), games, videos, music, software as a service (SaaS), among others, with a focus on data protection, business transactions and licensing, software, open source software, and intellectual property. She routinely works helping companies in the implementation of the new General Protection Law—LGPD in Brazil, including managing the data protection program, drafting data protection policies and related documentation, preparing data breach notifications, data retention and data management procedures, data access and data subject rights requests. Ms. Galimberti holds an LL.M. in Law, Science & Technology from the Stanford Law School, an LL.M. in Commercial Law (with emphasis on intellectual property) from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and an LL.B. from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ms. Galimberti worked as a foreign associate at U.S. law firm Fenwick & West.

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Leonard W. N. Hawkes

Leonard Hawkes is a practicing solicitor and of Counsel to in Brussels, Belgium, where he is the firm’s Data Protection Officer. He is a certified member (CIPP/E) of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Mr. Hawkes was the UK national rapporteur to the 2021 FIDE Conference, on “The New EU Data Protection Regime: Setting Global Standards,” the Hague, November 2021. He presented “Adequacy and Divergence The United Kingdom & Data Protection” at the 65th UIA Congress in Madrid in October 2021.

Originally practicing as a barrister Mr. Hawkes re-qualified as a solicitor in 1993 before becoming the Brussels Partner of a City of London firm of solicitors. He subsequently became European Counsel in Brussels & London to a major, New York headquartered, U.S. law firm.

Qualified as a European Mediator in 2016, a Commercial Mediator in 2019, Mr. Hawkes is a member of the UK Association of European Law (UKAEL), of the ‘Privacy and Rights of the Digital Person’ and the ‘Mediation and Conflict Prevention’ committees of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).

Mr. Hawkes obtained his law degree from the University of Kent and speaks English and French. He is a registered member of the French Speaking Order of the Brussels Bar (OBFG).

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Magda Cocco

Magda Cocco is a partner in Vieira de Almeida & Associados ( 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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Marco Antonio Agnoletti

Marco Antonio Agnoletti is an attorney at Estudio Millé in Buenos Aires. He focuses his practice on personal data protection, and privacy law, as well as copyright and trademarks, business law and consumer rights.

He assists companies in drafting personal data privacy policies and addressing data security matters according to local regulations; he also counsels companies in the preparation of registration with the enforcement authority as data controllers responsible for maintaining data banks. He provides advice and guidance to businesses in case of an investigation or an inspection. He also provides assistance to local and foreign companies with respect to business matters, such as contracts, licensing, Intellectual property (IP), and e-commerce. He drafts terms and conditions, policies, prepares the necessary documentation for registrations before administrative branches in Latin America, and drafts contracts with consumers, visitors, customers, vendors, and content providers.

Mr. Agnoletti is also a teaching assistant for the course “Intellectual Property on the Internet” at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He obtained his law degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and speaks Spanish and English.

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