HSF signs Digital Law consultant from Ashurst

Herbert Smith Freehills has incorporated Pablo García Mexía as a consultant to lead its new Digital Law and TMT practice in Spain

The creation of this new area and the signing of García Mexía responds to a clear commitment by HSF to meet the needs of its clients in a digital market that is constantly changing regulations and facing legal challenges, and which affects various practices areas, impacting transversally on Business Law.

García Mexía (pictured) holds a PhD in Law, and as a Spanish Parliament Lawyer, he has extensive experience in providing legal advice on matters related to Digital Regulation to national and international companies, among other bodies. He broadened his studies at Harvard Law School, IE Business School, the University of Kent at Canterbury and the Universidad CEU-San Pablo and is co-founder of Syntagma.org, a private think-tank.

Throughout his professional career, he has acted as an arbitrator for the World Bank (ICSID), worked as an international consultant for the United Nations and the European Union, and has been director of Human Resources and Security for the Senate, secretary-general of the Madrid Assembly and director of International Relations for the Spanish Congress. In the last six years, he has been of counsel at Ashurst.

He is a member of Spanish-speaking innovation leaders group “The COTEC 100”, vice president of the Internet Society-Spanish Chapter and of the association of digital lawyers ENATIC, as well as a member of Civil Society Forum Board of Directors.

Besides, García Mexía co-directs the postgraduate course in Data Protection at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and has been a visiting professor at the College of William & Mary (Virginia, USA). He currently directs the Journal of Privacy and Digital Law, is the author of nine books (in Spanish or English) on Internet and Society and on Digital Regulation, and has directed another four books on various Legal and internet-related subjects. He is also author of more than 50 articles in magazines and other specialised publications. He holds the “Cruz de Oficial de la Orden de Isabel la Católica” (civil decoration granted by the King of Spain).

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