DLA Piper Chile strengthens its Data Protection and Intellectual Property practices with the incorporation of two new lawyers

DLA Piper Chile has incorporated two new lawyers to strengthen its Data Protection and Intellectual Property areas. They are Carla Illanes and Juan Cristóbal Ríos, who join as Counsel and Senior Associate, respectively.

Carla has a Law degree from Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción and a Master in Law of Regulated Sectors from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She has vast experience in information technologies, including topics such as open data, interoperability, electronic records and technology procurement, digital transformation, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity., Juan Cristóbal is a lawyer from the Universidad de Chile and holds a master’s degree in Intellectual, Industrial Property and New Technologies from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He has experience in the areas of Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Life Sciences, with which the firm will enhance these matters.

For Matías Zegers, managing partner of DLA Piper Chile, the incorporation of both is excellent news for the firm. “We are very pleased to add Carla and Juan Cristóbal, who will undoubtedly be a contribution to the outstanding services we provide,” he stated. “The entry of both comes to reinforce the work at the forefront that DLA Piper Chile performs, in which Data Protection and Intellectual Property are highly relevant for our clients both for companies with more traditional business models that are subjected to increasingly global content regulation and for companies with more technology-based models, since much of its growth is leveraged on intangible rights of various kinds,” added Matías Zegers.

DLA Piper is a global firm with presence in more than 40 countries in South America, including Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile and in cooperation with Brazil; North America; Europe; Middle East; Africa and Asia Pacific.