Gonzalo F. Gállego

Gonzalo F. Gállego

Partner
Madrid

Email gonzalo.gallego@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 81

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

"He is extremely accessible, sensitive to business needs and style, pragmatic and able to simplify complex issues".

Chambers Europe 2018

Recognised by clients (according to Legal 500) as "extremely savvy and pragmatic", Gonzalo F. Gállego is a partner in our Intellectual Property, Media and Technology practice and the Head of the Information Technology, Media and Data Protection practice in Hogan Lovells’ Madrid office.

Gonzalo F. is well-versed in Data Protection/Privacy, Cybersecurity, Outsourcing, IT law, copyright law and commercial IP. His market leading Data Protection/Privacy and Cybersecurity practice advises on security and data breaches, GDPR compliance, PIAs and DPIAs, data mining and Big Data, data governance plans, BCRs, international investigations/eDiscovery, cloud deals, investigations by data protection supervisors and litigation in this field.

Gonzalo also advises on outsourcing transactions; IT and software contracts; electronic signatures; telecoms; copyright licensing and distribution (audiovisual works, music, videogames, etc.); e-commerce; domain names and legal issues related to the Internet, personality rights and advertising.

He makes regular contributions to specialized publications and books on data protection and IT Law and is also a regular speaker in seminars and conferences on these matters. He has led the advice on some of the most sophisticated data protection and IT law matters in Spain, such as huge investigations of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) (including litigating against the AEPD before the Courts), some of the biggest IT multijurisdictional Outsourcings executed in Spain as well as data breaches and drafting several laws regulating IT law, electronic signatures and privacy in the Dominican Republic.

Awards and recognitions

2020

Acritas Star for Data Protection
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2020

Leading individual for Data Privacy and Data Protection
Legal 500 EMEA

2020

Recommended for Data Privacy and Data Protection
Legal 500 EMEA

2018-2020

Recommended for Industry Focus: TMT
Legal 500 EMEA

2017-2020

Band 1 for TMT - Information Technology
Chambers Europe

2012-2017

Ranked in TMT - Information Technology
Chambers Europe

2012-2020

Ranked in Intellectual Property: Copyrights
Chambers Global

2012-2020

Ranked in Intellectual Property: Copyrights
Chambers Europe

2017-2020

Recommended Lawyer for Data (Telecoms & Media)
Who’s Who Legal

2016-2020

Recommended Lawyer for Data (Information Technology)
Who’s Who Legal

2019

Recommended Lawyer for Information Technology
Expert Guides

2020

Data Privacy and Data Protection, Spain, Leading Individuals
Legal 500 EMEA

2020

Data Privacy and Data Protection, Spain, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions

Education

Law Degree, Universidad de Navarra

LLM of IT Law (Awarded Special Graduation Price), Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Phd studies on Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Related knowledge

Internet of Things

Representative experience

A top tier US pharmaceutical company on the implementation of the GDPR and the Spanish GDPR “implementation” law (LOPDyGDD) in Spain.

A US leader in the insurance industry in a personal data breach covering Spain, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

A leading online retailer on all aspects relating to the development of its e-commerce platforms in Spain.

Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas on four major multijurisdictional IT and telecoms Outsourcings covering the externalization of all FCC's IT and communications infrastructures worldwide (about 60 jurisdictions).

A top tier in the Internet industry, in four global data breaches several countries worldwide, including all the EEA countries and Switzerland.

A leading air traffic services provider on a complex project covering a significant number of software licenses over an IT platform for air traffic control.

A group of 28 telecommunications operators on the structuring, drafting and negotiation of IT outsourcing for the provision of all necessary services for number portability in Spain.

Carrying out dozens of GDPR data protection impact assessment for several clients.

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