Contributors

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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Rahul Matthan

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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.

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Raphael de Cunto

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).

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Richard Otevrel

Richard Otevřel is a senior associate at Havel, Holásek & Partners in Prague (Czech Republic). Mr. Otevrel specializes in intellectual property and industrial property law, IT, personal data protection, general issues of EU law, and public regulation. His transactional practice include protection of designs and trademarks including enforcement, technology transfers in science and research, commercial aspects of software license agreements and implementation contracts, public regulation of electronic communications, consumer protection, public procurement and concession agreements. At Havel, Holásek & Partners, Mr. Otevrel leads a team providing comprehensive legal services in the area of personal data and privacy protection, including legal aspects of transferring data out of the EU, processing of sensitive personal data, video surveillance techniques, and monitoring of employees.

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.

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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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Rodrigo Bustamante

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.

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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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Sara Malmgren

 

Sara Malmgren is a senior associate with Foyen Advokatfirma in Stockhom (Sweden). She heads the firm’s IT- and IP-law group. Ms. Malmgren has extensive practice in matters involving IT- and IP-law, especially issues related to Internet infrastructure, technology-related contracts, licensing, privacy compliance, and trademark law. Her practice focuses on commercial arrangements that concern Internet-related issues, general intellectual property, and technology issues. Ms. Malmgren has, among other things, assisted in copyright infringement cases involving issues on complicity for ISPs, outsourcing projects, licensing agreements, M&As related to licensing and copyright issues, Internet infrastructure agreements, drafting of standard agreements for ISPs for both consumers and in B2B relationships and domain name disputes, and related trademark matters.

 

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Sophia A. Komna

Sophia A. Komna is a founding partner of Carsten Niemer, Sophia Komna & Partners Law Company in Athens (Greece). The firm has established and maintains contacts and professional relations around the world and represents multinational companies, which are market leaders worldwide, as well as independent public bodies. The firm’s field of activity includes various areas of Law with international parameters, litigation, and arbitration, industrial and intellectual property, and data protection whereas it extends to corporations, contracts, transactions, and investments. Over the years of the firm’s operation and service, the firm has established a distinguished reputation for competence and integrity in addition to which we gained great court and negotiating experience to the great benefit of our clients. Ms. Komna’s areas of practice include civil law, commercial law, EU law, mergers and acquisitions, contract and competition law, intellectual and industrial property law, data protection law, privacy & security, public tenders, private international law, and litigation.

Ms. Komna graduated with a degree in law from the Faculty of Law, University of Athens. She has been admitted to the Athens Bar Association (1999) appointed to the Athens First Instance Court (1999), the Athens Court of Appeal (2003), and the Supreme Court. She is highly experienced in civil and commercial litigation, as well as in counseling companies and entrepreneurs in domestic and international business and finance. She is a member of the Greek Society of Commercial Law, the Greek Society of Civil Law, the ITLAW Group Europe (formerly serving as its President), the editorial Board of ETMR, and the ADVOC International Network for independent Law Firms. Ms. Komna speaks Greek, English, and German. Carsten Niemer, Sophia Komna & Partners Law Company is a full-service law firm that operates throughout Greece and has clients throughout Europe.

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Su-Yong Jung

 

Su-Yong Jung is a partner at Shin & Kim, in Seoul (South Korea). He has expertise in information security and privacy law. He has extensive experience advising telecommunications, media, and technology companies in regulatory compliance. He advises the Korean Communication Commission (KCC) as external legal counsel on a variety of legal issues. He also served as a member of the examination panel for the KCC for the extension of broadcasting licenses of Korean system operators such as CJ Hellovision, T-Broad, and C&M. He is also counsel to the Korea Digital Media Industry Association (KODIMA) comprised of Korean IPTV (internet protocol television) companies, and has advised them on amendments to related laws governing IPTV. Mr. Jung is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Korea.
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