Alejandro Padin

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Partner, M&A and Corporate Department, Madrid office. Head of the Privacy / Data Protection / IT practice. Significant experience in data protection regulatory matters in several sectors such as telecoms, retail, market places, banking, fintech or media, including cross border privacy solutions, general corporate compliance and privacy issues arising out of online products or complex data sharing transactions. He advises on cybersecurity prevention and immediate response plans, including some of the biggest incidents affecting multinational listed companies. Teaches data protection, technology and communications law.


Joined Garrigues in 2008. Previously he worked in-house for 13 years, most of them in the Telecoms / Media / Technology industry.

Invited as an expert to the Commission of the Spanish Parliament discussing the bill of the new Spanish Data Protection Law under the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) framework, March 2018.

Professional Memberships

Santiago de Compostela Bar Association; ENATIC.


Data Protection & Privacy – International Series, Collective work (Spanish Chapter). Sweet & Maxwell - Thomson Reuters, 2016.

Numerous articles on data protection in specialized and generalist publications.


BA Law, Santiago de Compostela University, 1993.

PGDip on European Union, specializing in competition law and public aids.

MBA for ICT sector, Caixanova Business School.