Peter is an associate at Cechova & Partners in Bratislava (Slovakia). He graduated from Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Law, where he received red diploma (passed with honors) and master degree in 2016. During his studies, he attended an exchange study program at University of Helsinki in Finland focusing on international public law and also other foreign study programs. Peter Received his Dr. Jur. at Law Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia in 2018. Peter is a member of the Slovak Bar Association and specializes mainly on data protection law, employment law and litigation.
Natsue Ishida is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of UD Trucks Corporation in Japan. She provides legal guidance and advice to the management and business divisions covering all company activities in and outside of Japan. Before joining UD Trucks, Ms. Ishida worked as the Head of Legal Department at a major cosmetics company, medical device/electronics company and as a legal counsel for a major Japanese securities company in Tokyo. Her international experience includes working in the United States and Europe in the areas of Global Data Protection and Global Transfer Pricing practice as a member of the international headquarters of a large multinational accounting firm. In addition to general corporate practice, her areas of focus include corporate governance, compliance, professional ethics, data protection, intellectual property, and international taxation. Ms. Ishida is a member of the New York State Bar and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.
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.
Raphael de Cunto is partner in the Palo Alto and São Paulo offices of Pinheiro Neto Advogados. He has more than 20 years of experience counseling clients in the technology industry negotiating M&A and financing transactions and complex licensing, distribution and other commercial arrangements.
Raphael currently serves in the Steering Committee of the firm. He holds a J.D. from the University of São Paulo’s Law School (’85) and a MCJ from New York University School of Law (’93). He was a foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. He is a former president of the Brazilian Computer and Telecommunications Law Association (ABDTIC).
Rahul Matthan is one of the founding partners of Trilegal and the head of its technology practice based in Bangalore. He is a member of the management committee of the firm and is actively involved in a number of industry associations relating to the technology sector.Much of Rahul’s work is focused in an around information technology and high technology clients to whom his team offers a full range ofservices. His work includes, technology transfer, intellectual property strategy advice, technology M&A, venture capital investment, business process outsourcing, unfair competition, distribution and supply arrangements, dispute resolution relating to technology companies, electronic commerce, etc.
He has advised various departments of the Government of India in respect of policy matters pertaining to the national spatial data infrastructure, and intellectual property and is an active consultant to organizations involved in bringing e-governance solutions to various municipalities around the country.He has a deep understanding of the conflict between internet penetration and wide adoption and that a growing dependency on the internet will have on national security. He has worked with the Unique Identification Authority of India in addressing the data protection concerns involved in rolling out a national identity scheme to the 1.2 billion people resident in India and has developed an approach paper for the government of India, outlining the form and substance of an Indian data protection legislation.
Mr. Otevrel is a member of the Appellate Committees of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. He is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Mr. Otevrel is admitted to practice law in the Czech Republic.
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.
Rodrigo Bustamante is an associate attorney at Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia, in Santiago (Chile). Mr. Bustamante has particular interests and experience in corporate and commercial law, capital market transactions, startups, technology, and information privacy and security law. He has represented emerging companies and large corporate clients in numerous corporate and commercial matters, including capital market transactions, mergers & acquisitions, immigration law, real state transactions, startup formation, e-commerce, information privacy, and security matters.
Mr. Bustamante received his law degree (JD) from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile). He also holds a diploma in Corporations and Financing from Universidad de Los Andes (Chile) and an LLM in Commercial Law from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (USA). Mr. Bustamante is admitted to practice law in Chile.
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.