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Belén Arribas

  • Senior Law professional.
  • Extensive track record in Digital, Corporate, Commercial and Data Protection Law and Compliance, including cutting-edge sectors like Blockchain, AI, IoT, Big Data, Cybersecurity, inter alia.
  • Works in 6 languages.
  • Leads international teams.
  • Pioneered the practice of IT law in Spain, and has been recognized in directories like Best Lawyers (Technology Law and Data Protection), Who’s Who Legal (TMT, Data Security and Data Protection, and distinguished as Thought Leader).
  • Vice-President of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations (IFCLA).
  • Past President of the Barcelona Bar, Corporate Law Section, where she currently sits at the Board for Digital Transformation. 
  • First Spanish attorney to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Technology Law Association and has served as Chair of several substantive law committees.
  • Board member of ENATIC.
  • Teaching at a number of Masters as well as lecturing at several institutions and professional associations on data protection and privacy, AI, blockchain, cybersecurity and technology law at large.
  • Chairman, moderator and speaker at many panels and round tables on e-commerce, data protection and privacy in a wide array of forums and conferences like the Mobile World Congress, GSMA or the Digital Future Society think tank.
  • Arbitrator appointed by Asociación Europea de Arbitraje, specializing in technology law.

Belén is also an arbitrator appointed by AEADE, specializing in technology law.

She is an expert lawyer in internet & e-commerce matters and is recognized in Who's Who Legal directory in the chapters of Internet & E-commerce and Information Technology Lawyers. She was recently recognized in the areas of Telecom, Media and Technology, Data Privacy and Protection and Data Security, as well as highlighted in the categories of leading individual and Thought Leaders for Spain. She has also been ranked by the Best Lawyers directory, as a leading lawyer in the areas of Information Technology Law and Privacy & Data Protection Law in Spain.

Belén has a long-standing connection with academia. She teaches and lectures at diverse institutions and associations, in particular at UNED, IDI, IFAES and the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), in whose Master of Information society she lectures in matters of data protection and privacy and technology law.

She participated in the Spanish Data Protection Authority project, concerning the preparation of International Data Protection Standards.

Belén is also a coordinator and moderator of many panels and round tables on electronic commerce, data protection and privacy in a wide number of forums and conferences. She was previously a speaker at the 4YFN of the Mobile World Congress forum.

Belén pioneered the practice of IT law in Spain, and has been recognized in directories like Best Lawyers (Technology Law and Data Protection), Who’s Who Legal (TMT, Data Security and Data Protection, and distinguished as Thought Leader).

She is the Vice-President of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations (IFCLA) and a past President of the Barcelona Bar, Corporate Law Section, where she currently sits at the Board for Digital Transformation. She was the first Spanish attorney to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Technology Law Association and has served as Chair of several substantive law committees.

Education:

  • Degree in Law, Universitat de Barcelona.
  • Post-graduate Degree in IT Law, ESADE Business School.
  • Post-graduate Degree in International and EC Law, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen – The Netherlands.

 

 

 

What is the INPLP?

INPLP is a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters. INPLP provides targeted and concise guidance, multi-jurisdictional views and practical information to address the ever-increasing and intensifying field of data protection challenges. INPLP fulfils its mission by sharing know-how, conducting joint research into data processing practices and engaging proactively in international cooperation in both the private and public sectors.