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Alejandro Padín

Director of the Data Protection Officer Online Programme

Director of the executive Master


Alejandro Padín Vidal is a partner in the commercial law department at the Madrid office of Garrigues, where he heads the IT, data protection, and e-commerce practice. He has extensive experience in telecommunications law, new technologies, and data protection matters, from a Spanish and international standpoint. Over his career, he has built up a solid expertise on technology applied to a range of sectors, from commercial and corporate, privacy, and litigation perspectives.

He has advised on compliance and data protection matters in transactions for the launch of several mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and has advised clients in a range of sectors on data protection, in both implementation, review, and audit processes and in infringement proceedings. He has broad expertise in contracts pertaining to e-commerce, software, digital content, and new technologies, both in Spain and internationally.

Prior to joining Garrigues in 2008, he spent more than twelve years as an in-house lawyer. For eight of them, he was head of the legal affairs department of Spanish cable operator R. In that capacity, he took part in project finance transactions, headed the compliance area, and participated in the design and structuring of new products and services relating to new technologies, e-commerce, and convergence, representing the company at various industry associations.

He is a member of the Santiago de Compostela Bar Association and Secretary of the Association of Friends of Russia in Spain.

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