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Technology, Media & Telecommunications Forum 2016


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Jacqueline Minor


Head of Representation in the United Kingdom
European Commission

Jacqueline Minor has been the European Commission's Head of Representation in the United Kingdom since 2013. Minor graduated from Birmingham University with an LLB degree in law in 1977. She was a lecturer in law at Leicester University before working for the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and the European Commission in Brussels. In 2003 she was appointed a Director in the European Commission. Minor became the European Commission's Director for Consumer Policy in 2008.

As Head of Representation, Minor is the European Commission's spokesperson in the UK. She is responsible for representing the European Commission in the UK and has overall responsibility for the UK Presentation and the activities of the three offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


Andrea Coscelli


Executive Board Member
Competition & Markets Authority (CMA)

Dr. Coscelli is an executive board member of the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) where he heads the directorate responsible for mergers, market studies and market investigations and work in regulated sectors (including regulatory appeals to the CMA). He joined the CMA in November 2013 from Ofcom where he was a Director of Economic Analysis within the Competition Group. He previously worked at Charles Rivers Associates (CRA) in London where he was a Vice President (Partner) in the Competition Practice. He holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University and first degree in economics from Bocconi University in Milan.


Mikko Niva


Group Privacy Officer and Head of Legal
Vodafone

Mikko Niva is a privacy professional with a legal background and a passion to solve complex problems in creative, efficient and effective ways to drive change in a global technology, legal and policy environment.

As Nokia’s first Group Privacy Director, until March 2015, Niva defined and implemented comprehensive cross-organisational industry best practice compliance programs, to align people to work towards common objectives and to make changes happen across a large multinational organisation.

Now at Vodafone, Niva has a wide range of business and regulatory legal expertise ranging from telecommunications regulation, competition law, contracting, sourcing, outsourcing, ethics, human rights, governmental access to information, critical infrastructure protection and consumer law.


Eva Krogh


legal director and competition law SME
Dell

Eva Krogh is head of Dell's EMEA competition law SME and lead lawyer of Dell's global compliance steering committee. Krogh has recently also been acting legal counsel for Dell Denmark.

For the past 5 years Krogh has had a particular focus on all indirect sales across EMEA including GTM strategy, M&A integration and partner programs with specialism in competition law.


Kristina Barbov


Senior Adviser
EE

Kristina Barbov is the most senior competition lawyer at EE, a UK mobile telecommunications company which has recently been acquired by BT having received merger clearance by the Competition & Markets Authority in January 2016. As part of her role at EE, she has developed an excellent knowledge of the application of the competition provisions and sector regulation to the digital environment with a specific focus on the telecommunications industry.

Before joining EE in 2011, Kristina acquired extensive experience in private practice at King & Wood Mallesons and Herbert Smith Freehills, in London and Sydney.


Michael Loch


Head of Intellectual Property
GSMA

Michael Loch is the Head of Intellectual Property at the GSMA. He is responsible for intellectual property matters in the GSMA.

Michael is an English qualified solicitor with a BA Hon degree from the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University of London. Following articles as a trainee solicitor at Charles Russell, Michael was a telecoms regulatory lawyer with Field Fisher Waterhouse. In 2000, he became the European in-house counsel for Genesis Telecommunications, a subsidiary for Alcatel. Following Alcatel, he was Senior Legal Counsel at Hitachi Data Systems. Before joining the GSMA, Michael was the Regional Counsel at Nokia for Vodafone, UK and Ireland.


Anca Plovie

Anca Plovie
Global Regulatory Counsel
Nokia

Anca Plovie is a senior in-house lawyer with global responsibilities, providing legal support and strategic advice to the Nokia group on regulatory matters.

Anca provides and disseminates, with the support of other expert lawyers, local lawyers and/or outside counsel, the insight and the legal expertise needed to help the members of the Legal and Compliance team across the world on regulatory matters.

She also advises company stakeholders in relation to policy, legislative and regulatory proposals, including: engagement strategy, public consultation processes and regulatory impact assessments and drafting submissions in response, national and EU-level legislative procedures and legislative interpretation.


Richard Vary


Head of Litigation
Nokia

Richard Vary is an English solicitor advocate, and Director of European Litigation for Nokia.

Richard has bachelors and master’s degrees in Natural Sciences (physics, chemistry, molecular cell biology) from Downing College, Cambridge University. He studied law in London, then trained at Linklaters, qualifying into the Intellectual Property litigation department. He joined Nokia in 2006.

Richard has particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional patent litigation, and today heads the European litigation team at Nokia. He managed the European and Asian aspects of the litigations brought by Qualcomm, Interdigital, IPCom and Apple. For these cases, Nokia was awarded the "in-house team" award in 2009 by Managing Intellectual Property. MIP also named Nokia v Interdigital as European Patent Case of the year in 2008. Nokia’s litigation team were nominated in the "in house" category by Juve in 2010, and by the ILO for the “Litigation” award in 2011.


Daniel Hermele


Senior Director and Legal Counsel
Qualcomm

Daniel Hermele is Senior Director and Legal Counsel at Qualcomm based in Europe where he is responsible for Technology Licensing and IPR Policy. Dan has more than 15 years of experience in patent portfolio creation and management, technology licensing, IPR policy including the FRAND-based IPR policies of standards organizations, patent enforcement, and the interface of IP and competition law. Dan is frequently invited to speak on the topics of innovation and technology licensing in the telecommunications and ICT sectors as well as the importance of the patent system and the open standardization system based in supporting these. Dan serves in the IPR committees of several standards organizations such as ETSI, ITU-­T, ANSI, TSDSI, is Chair of the techUK IP Policy Group, and participates in many other working groups focussing on these topics. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Dan worked in-­house for Nortel Networks where he was IP Regional Lead, EMEA and prior to that in private practice in a London firm of patent and trademark attorneys. Dan is a barrister of England and Wales and a European and British patent attorney. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Law both from the University of Bristol in England.


Nina Triantis


MD, Global Head of Telecoms
Standard Bank

Over 25 years investment banking experience, specialised in the TMT sector with experience throughout the developed world and the emerging markets for over 15 years.

Also responsible for coordination and coverage of financial sponsors including private equity, institutional investors, family offices and sovereign wealth funds with a focus of transactions into Africa across sector, but with a focus on FMCG, Financial Services, Industrials and TMT

Has led complex and plain vanilla financing transactions across the capital spectrum, including in the public debt markets. Wide ranging M&A advisory and capital raise experience with a focus on the African continent latterly

Diverse and broad client base across TMT within all sectors and sub-sectors and with Financial sponsors including global and regional players

MBA from Stern New York University graduate school of business and BA in Economics and French from Columbia University



Tom Brown


Director
PayPal

Tom is an English-qualified solicitor and New York-qualified attorney. He has been the head of PayPal’s UK and Ireland Legal team for over for years. The PayPal UK Limited won In-House Banking and Finance Team of the Year 2014 at the Lawyer Awards with Tom finishing runner up in the In-House Lawyer of the Year in both 2014 and 2015 and named in the Lawyer Hot 100 2016.

Tom previously worked as a payments law specialist at Pinsent Masons and Addleshaw Goddard, focusing on financial service regulations, large financial services outsourcing agreements such as merchant acquiring and card processing agreements and setting up a variety of card and mobile payment solutions. Tom also worked in-house with Total System Services, Inc and consulting firm Accenture. He completed secondments with RBS WorldPay, working in their merchant acquiring business, and has been involved in many of the UK’s largest card processing and merchant acquiring deals of the last 10 years.



David Campkin


Group Tax Director
BBC

David is a Chartered Accountant, specialising in Corporate Tax since 1991. He is in charge of the BBC’s global tax affairs, and has been heavily involved in all major transactions and structuring since he joined the BBC in 1997. Although the BBC’s Charter obligations are funded by the licence fee, with a unique tax treatment, commercial activities are undertaken by a £1bn MNG. David is also a Director of several BBC subsidiaries, and a school Governor in Buckinghamshire.

A regular speaker at Tax Conferences, David previously advised clients whilst working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG before that.


Tommaso Panico

Tommaso Panico
Head of Northern Region & Legal Director
Colt Technology Services

Tommaso Panico is an Italian lawyer with over 15 years of post-qualification experience and currently in the process of being qualified also in England and Wales.

He is currently a Legal Director at Colt Technology Services where he heads the Northern Region of the Commercial Legal Team (UK & Ireland, US, Benelux and Nordics).

Before joining Colt, he was in private practice with Simmons & Simmons (between Rome and London) for about 11 years, where he did his traineeship, qualified as an Avvocato in 2001 and then progressed until Senior Associate level before moving in-house to Colt and permanently to London in 2011. 

Tommaso specialises in Commercial Law, ICT, IP, Leisure and Hospitality, Consumer Goods and Competition Law.


Glyn Fullelove


Group Tax Director
Informa

Glyn Fullelove is the Group Tax Director of Informa plc. He is a Chartered Accountant, and Chartered Tax Advisor, and held senior tax positions at a number of UK quoted companies prior to joining Informa in 2011. He is the Chairman of the CIOT’s International Taxes Technical sub-committee, and a member of the CIOT Council.



Jean-Yves Art


Assistant General Counsel
Microsoft

Jean-Yves Art is Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft, in charge of antitrust counseling and antitrust regulatory proceedings involving Microsoft in the EMEA region. Before joining Microsoft in 2002, Jean-Yves practiced European competition law with an international law firm in Paris and in Brussels and worked as a legal secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Communities. Jean-Yves is also visiting professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, where he teaches EU merger control; at Sciences Po Paris where he lectures on competition and innovation; and at the University of Liège where he co-chairs a seminar on advanced topics in EU antitrust law. He has written extensively and is a regular speaker at conferences on EU competition law.



Matthew Redding

Matthew Redding
Legal Director
EE

Matthew is currently at EE where he is legal director for Corporate and Business, leading a large team of lawyers.

The telecoms industry has undergone major changes in the last few years, and Matthew has helped shape it. Matthew set up MBNL, the mobile network JV between EE and Three, acted as its first legal director, and now sits on its board of directors. Matthew has had key roles in the merger of Orange with T-Mobile to create EE, the launch of 4G in the UK (Europe’s fastest 4G rollout), and EE’s most recent corporate activities.


Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell

former Global Transfer Pricing Manager
FMC Technologies

A graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1997, Scott is presently Global Transfer Pricing Manager for FMC Technologies based in Houston, Texas. Scott previously worked for Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 MNE chemical company, which he joined in 2005. Scott led the global transfer pricing practice at Celanese (USD $5billion annually in intercompany tangible product transactions) for intercompany transactions relating to tangible products, shared services, IP, royalties, intercompany loans, guarantees and cash pooling.



Paul Morton

Paul Morton
Head of Group Tax
RELX Group

Paul Morton is Head of Group Tax at RELX Group plc (previously known as Reed Elsevier) where he leads a team supporting businesses in more than ninety countries. The businesses include LexisNexis, a world leading provider of legal, regulatory and news & business information, and Elsevier, publisher of scientific, technical, medical information.

Prior to joining Reed Elsevier Paul held a number of roles at Royal Dutch Shell including head of tax for the global downstream business, European head of Internal Audit, Head of Tax for Shell UK exploration and production and adviser to the global exploration and production business. Before that Paul was a tax manager at KPMG and he originally trained as a tax inspector in the Inland Revenue.

Paul is a member of the CBI and 100 Group Tax Committees and of the Council and Tax Law Review Committee of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is a past Chairman of the British Branch of the International Fiscal Association and was a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Chairman of its European Branch and Commerce & Industry Group. He is also a past President of the Confederation Fiscale Européenne.


Harm Oortwijn

Harm Oortwijn
Director of International Tax
Paramount Pictures

Harm J. Oortwijn is Director of International Tax with Paramount Pictures (a Viacom company).

He has 20 years of international tax experience with a number of multinational companies as both in-house professional and tax consultant. He is well-versed in international tax software & solutions development, US & international tax planning and compliance, US GAAP & IFRS tax accounting principles and ERP tax implementation issues.


Jason Logendra


Senior Legal Adviser
Sky UK

Jason Logendra is a solicitor in the competition and regulatory team at Sky UK, advising on a wide range of competition law matters (including Article 101, Article 102, merger control and sector inquiries).

Jason’s key projects include Sky UK's acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia, the European Commission's investigation into the cross-border provision of pay-TV services, and wholesale of Sky's channels to third party distributors.


Micah Thorner

Micah Thorner
General Counsel
Ingenico e-Payments

Micah Thorner is general counsel for the E-Payments Division of Ingenico Group.

Micah oversees all matters of legal and regulatory compliance for global operations (commercial contract negotiation, cross border data protection; AML, KYC, sanctions, ethics, whistle-blowing), and ensures all efforts are engaged to effectively mitigate risk for division entities.

Micah also manages a team of in-house lawyers and compliance managers in offices located worldwide as well as reports to the Group Executive Council and Board of Directors on on-going compliancy and legal matters.


Chris Harding


Director of Interoperability
The Open Group

Dr. Chris Harding is Director for Interoperability at The Open Group. He is responsible for the Open Platform 3.0™ Forum, established to help enterprises gain business benefit from the convergence of new technical phenomena such as social, mobile and cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things. He supports the work of The Open Group’s members in the Forum on these topics.

Chris has been with The Open Group for 20 years. He has managed forums and work groups in a number of areas, including networking, UNIX®, Directory Interoperability, Identity Management, SOA and Cloud Computing. The Open Group’s international events and publications are respected providers of thought leadership within the IT industry. Chris is a frequent speaker at Open Group and other industry events, and a contributor to several online journals.

He began his career in communications software research and development. He then spent nine years as a consultant, specializing in voice and data communications, before moving to his current role. Dr Harding has a PhD in mathematical logic, is TOGAF® certified, and is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA).


Fiona Morris

Fiona Morris
Senior Director, Legal Services
Accenture

Fiona Morris manages and oversees negotiation of Accenture's complex and high value client engagement portfolio in France, Benelux, Scandinavia and Finland.

Morris manages a team of 35 lawyers across the region and is a specialist in complex financial/contracting structures and outsourcing (AO/BPO/ITO), complex SI projects, international transactions, including global outsourcing deals and work in France, Belgium, Portugal and Scandinavia.

Morris is also the Global Training Lead for client-facing legal function. She was behind the development of a highly successful three-day global training program rolled out to 300 participants worldwide, plus regular webcast and CBT based training.



Roya Ghafele

Roya Ghafele
Director
OxFirst

Dr Ghafele has been the Director of OxFirst, a spin out from Oxford University since 2011. In addition she has held senior academic positions with Oxford University since 2008; following stints at Harvard and U.C. Berkeley. Prior to that she worked for 5 years as an Economist with the U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the OECD. She started her career with McKinsey, where she moved from a five year long experience as a ballet dancer.

Her Ph.D. was awarded the Theodor Koerner Research Prize by the President of the Republic of Austria. Dr. Ghafele was trained at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, the Sorbonne and Vienna University. She is fluent in German, English, French, Italian and Persian.



Simone Ferrara

Simone Ferrara
Director of IP & Legal Affairs
V-Nova

Simone Ferrara is Director of IP & Legal Affairs at V-Nova with responsibility for all IP and legal matters. He is a European and British Patent Attorney with both in-house and private practice experiences, and M.S. graduate in Electrical Engineering with a M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering.

Simone specialises in Patent Law, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Rights, IP Development and Collaboration, Software and Open Source, EU & UK Patent Regulations and Developments, Standards Organisations and Procedures, and IPR in Public Procurement.



Michael Blakeley

Michael Blakeley
Group Compliance and Data Protection Officer
MTG

Michael Blakely is MTG’s Data Protection and Anti-bribery & Corruption Officer at the Group level. His role consists of setting compliance & data protection policies as well as well as ensuring that the company is up to date with all of its requirements under related compliance legislation which includes monitoring the progress and preparing for the new EU Data Protection Regulation.

As MTG continues to develop its digital footprint and online presence, Michael has worked closely with MTG's online and technology teams to guide them on the full range of data protection issues which include devising and rolling out the company's training, drafting template privacy and cookie policies, producing guidance on the collection and use of personal data for marketing purposes.

Michael also oversees the company's compliance training initiatives. This includes an e-learning platform for employees and a rolling programme of compliance and data protection training sessions for senior management, board members and high risk departments.



Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

Senior Patent Attorney
BT

Pete Wilson is a Senior Patent Attorney with BT (British Telecommunications) where he is responsible for protecting inventions made across a number of fields of technology, including optical networks, software and business methods. He also has experience of patent litigation in a number of different jurisdictions.

Pete began his career in research before joining BT’s patent department. He spent some time in private practice advising on a wide range of IP issues before re-joining BT. He is a European Patent Attorney, a Chartered Patent Attorney and is a professional representative before OHIM. Pete studied Electrical & Electronic Engineering with French at the University of Nottingham and has an LLM in Intellectual Property Law & Management from the University of Strasbourg.



Sarah Macdonald


Head of Legal – Consumer and Digital
BT

Sarah Macdonald is Head of Legal (Consumer & Digital) at BT and is responsible for the transactions, advisory and policy work supporting Digital, Voice, Mobile, Broadband, TV, Sport and other consumer facing services.

Before embarking on her current role, Sarah set up the new commercial team in BT Consumer as Head of Transactions, after her time in the Major Transactions team in Global Services. Prior to joining BT in 2010, Sarah worked in the M&A team at CMS Cameron McKenna, completing secondments at AIG (London and New York) and Advocates for International Development (human rights placement in Belize).


Dónall Crehan


General Counsel
all3media




Pavel Klimov


General Counsel
Unisys




Jane Finlayson-Brown


Partner
Allen & Overy

Jane specialises in data protection, technology and outsourcing. She regularly advises companies and financial institutions on all aspects of data protection compliance, including data protection policies and procedures, the use of data in the provision of consumer and business products, Big Data issues, responding to data subject access requests, transfers of data in outsourcing projects and M&A transactions, cloud computing, data security breaches, cross border data transfers, transfers of data to overseas regulators, the use of data in customer relationship management systems and processes, employee monitoring and website compliance issues.

Jane’s practice also covers advising on all aspects of technology and commercial agreements including on outsourcing/private labelling agreements, electronic banking, the acquisition and supply of computer and communications systems and software, e-commerce and data transmission arrangements, as well advising on regulatory issues, such as encryption issues, e-commerce and e-signatures regulation and financial services outsourcing requirements.


Jukka Karjalainen

Jukka Karjalainen
Director
Baker & McKenzie

Jukka Karjalainen is a member of Baker & McKenzie's UK Transfer Pricing Group and is the tax leader of the business transformations practice in London. He has 20 years of experience advising on transfer pricing and international corporate tax issues in the UK, Finland and Australia. He has been listed as a leading practitioner in his field by Euromoney and the International Tax Review.

Jukka has published numerous articles on transfer pricing and tax-aligned supply chain. He co-authored Siirtohinnoittelu, the first comprehensive Finnish book on transfer pricing.

Jukka frequently assists multinational clients from various industries in transfer pricing matters, with particular emphasis on business model changes and intangibles. He also advises clients on the design, implementation and defence of complex cross-border restructurings.



Juliette Levy

Juliette Levy
Barrister
Cerulean Chambers

Juliette is recognised as a leading junior in telecommunications, and chancery commercial work.

Juliette undertakes a wide variety of commercial, telecommunications law and regulation and chancery work (including civil fraud, asset freezing orders, equitable doctrines and remedial trusts), both litigation and advisory at first instance and appellate levels.

Juliette was retained in the Arqiva litigation against Everything Everywhere and Orange arising out of their recent joint venture for the creation of a single network. She has also been retained in the Pinnacle Development fraud/breach of contract action ad in the past was retained in the long running Dadourian Group fraud action.

Juliette's telecommunications experience covers regulatory, commercial and Code-related issues and all telecommunications sectors, both stakeholder and regulatory/licensing, ranging from network operators and mast site providers, to content providers, Ofcom and PhonepayPlus.


Joachim Fleury


Partner
Clifford Chance

Joachim Fleury has over 25 years of experience in M&A, partnerships and joint ventures, in particular in the communications and technology industry.

Fleury is Head of the Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) practice at Clifford Chance. Fleury is also a director of several charities in the performing arts world, including Sadler's Wells in London and the Holland Festival in the Netherlands.


Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş

Begum Okumus
Managing Associate
Gün + Partners



James Walsh


Partner
King & Wood Mallesons

James specialises in commercial deals, infrastructure projects and regulatory advice, with a particular emphasis on telecommunications, technology and outsourcing. In particular, James is concerned with:
  • Network infrastructure projects
  • IT and business process outsourcing
  • Data centre projects
  • Telecoms regulation.

James' clients operate in a range of sectors including telecommunications, IT, financial services and energy.

James has been ranked in the Chambers and Legal 500 directories, which have described him as "a top quality lawyer with a sharp commercial mind", "an impressive lawyer with deep knowledge of the industry and related issues", "approachable and proactive" and "very client focussed".



Nuno Peres Alves


Partner
Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados

Nuno Peres Alves joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2012. He coordinates one of the administrative and public procurement teams.

Nuno concentrates his activity in several areas of administrative law. In particular, he regularly advises clients on the performance of concession agreements for public services and public works contracts, including in major projects over the last years. In addition, he has been very active in administrative litigation and arbitration, mainly in matters of administrative law, economic regulation and public contracts.

Nuno also focuses his activity on regulated sectors, with emphasis on the telecommunications sector, regularly advising one of the national operators, as well as foreign companies, namely in matters before the relevant Portuguese regulatory authority. In this field, he often participates in seminars, conferences and lectures in postgraduate studies.


Mark Powell


Partner
White & Case

Mark Powell is the Executive Partner of the Brussels office of White & Case, and the Regional Section Head of EMEA Competition. He is also an active member of White & Case’s London practice, advising on UK market investigation and merger cases in particular.

Mark has been advising on a broad range of competition law issues for over twenty-five years, in particular the interface between competition law and sector-specific regulatory requirements in areas such as telecommunications, aviation, energy, pharmaceuticals and the media.

He has been involved in leading abuse of dominance cases such as Rambus, Magill, IPCom and IMS Health, and handles the regulatory clearance of complex mergers and acquisitions such as Zimmer/Biomet, Acergy/Subsea7, HBO/Ziggo and Sanofi- Aventis/Zentiva. He represented Aegean Airlines in Aegean/Olympic II, in which the European Commission cleared the deal in a Phase II proceeding, the first occasion on which the Commission cleared a merger after it had previously prohibited it.

He also regularly advises on European Commission cartel investigations.

Joel Cooper


Co-Head International Transfer Pricing Group
DLA Piper

Joel Cooper provides clients with a fresh perspective on complex transfer pricing and international tax matters by drawing on his unique experience working with businesses and governments from across the globe.

Joel has experience in all areas of transfer pricing and related international tax issues, including supply chain structuring, transfer pricing documentation, advance pricing agreements, application of tax treaties, transfer pricing dispute resolution, and the attribution of profits to permanent establishments.

As a co-head of the International Transfer Pricing Group at DLA Piper, Joel is responsible for coordinating the cross-jurisdictional transfer pricing practice.

Rubya Ramjahn


Senior Legal Counsel
eBay

Rubya is an experienced and seasoned e-commerce lawyer. She is currently based in London working with eBay UK business in areas ranging from shipping initiatives, advertising, regulatory and compliance. Before Rubya relocated to the U.K., she was in different roles at eBay in Asia Pacific being the Head of Legal for eBay Hong Kong, Japan, Southeast Asia & Taiwan, and the Head of APAC Intellectual Property for all of eBay Inc group companies.

Rubya works closely with eBay businesses and legal teams globally in launching new projects, initiatives and tackling nascent areas of laws. She has advised on market entry and new ventures for e-commerce businesses in Asia, structuring strategic partnerships, and the development of many product and marketing programmes. On many occasions, she had represented eBay Inc companies in commenting on changes in laws and in pursuing ongoing dialogues with different government departments and trade associations in the UK and Asia on legal issues impacting the company.

Prior to joining eBay, Rubya has more than 10 years of experience practising intellectual property laws at major international law firms and has handled high profile litigations, commercial acquisitions and joint ventures, large-scale enforcement programs and multiple compliance and regulatory advices for numerous multi-national clients.

Frank Madden


Legal Adviser - Data Protection, Legal & Commercial
Fujitsu

Frank is based in the UK office of the global Japanese IT company Fujitsu. He is a career privacy, data protection and intellectual property rights professional who has been with Fujitsu for the last 10 years. Fujitsu’s global use of its technologies requires Frank to monitor global privacy and data protection laws in order to maintain Fujitsu’s compliance. This includes upgrading systems across the EEA in preparation for the new General Data Protection Regulation.

Prior to Fujitsu, Frank directed intellectual property and privacy programmes for a diverse group of organisations, including: Time Warner, the International Management Group, and the former Jordan Grand Prix Formula One team.

Frank is a Trade Mark Attorney, ITMA, UK, and is ISEB-qualified in data protection law. In addition, he has an LL.B. from BPP Law School, London, an LL.M. from Notre Dame Law School, USA, and an M.Sc. from Trinity College Dublin.

His outside interests include fundraising for The Ireland Funds charity, featuring their “Forgotten Irish” campaign in order to assist elderly Irish immigrants.


 

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