Víctor Mella López

Víctor Mella López


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 81

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesSpanish, English, French

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Victor Mella is an IP/IT and Data Protection Lawyer at Hogan Lovells, Madrid. He currently advises both local and international clients on different matters related to data protection (including the implementation of the GDPR), e-privacy, online marketing, IT law, commercial IP law, as well as on business transactions and corporate matters related to the previous topics. The clients advised pertain to a wide variety of industries including insurance, pharmaceutical, real estate and technological.

Victor has remarkable experience on matters related to the coordination and notification of data breaches occurring in several jurisdictions at once, conducting data protection impact assessments over projects entailing complex data processing activities, auditing and adapting websites to the data protection legislation and assisting national and international companies during their outsourcing processes (including drafting, reviewing and negotiating TSAs and SLAs). 

Victor also has in-house experience in the insurance industry after spending several months working in the Privacy Office of a multinational insurance company advising on the implementation of the GDPR, including the design of internal protocols to be applied within the organization (GDPR rights answer protocol) and ensuring its compliance among the different business units.

Before working at Hogan Lovells, Victor worked four years in the Corporate department of an international law firm where he carried out work implicitly related to an M&A lawyer and also provided data protection advice.

Awards and recognitions


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


TMT, Spain, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Double degree of Law and Business Administration, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2014

Representative experience

Advising several entities in relation to the procedures of answering, notifying and managing data breach incidents after its detection.

Advising financial entities on data protection and banking secrecy matters within the context of the use and exchange of personal data.

Advising a start-up focused on providing software services to investors on GDPR compliance.

Advising national and international clients on M&A transactions and in the prior due diligence process related to data protection and IPMT matters.

Advising one multinational insurance company in order to adapt its processes to the GDPR, coordinating an international legal team.

Advising an industrial Japanese corporation in the implementation of a whistleblowing program.

Providing local and international entities of several sectors with guidance on the fulfillment of the requirements under data protection laws.

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