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Felipe Palhares heads the data privacy and cybersecurity practice of BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão Advogados, a prominent Brazilian full service law firm. Felipe has extensive experience in assisting local and international clients in strategic matters that involve the processing of personal data, in managing the response to data breaches and ransomware attacks, and in dealing with regulators.
He is the only individual in the world to have earned all current certifications and designations issued by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (including CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, CDPO/BR, CDPO/FR, FIP and PLS). He holds an LLM from New York University and a Data Protection Officer Professional University Certificate (ECPC-B DPO) from Maastricht University.
Felipe has been recognised by Global Data Review as one of the brightest young data lawyers in the world and profiled in the 2021 edition of its 40 Under 40 list, and is frequently ranked among the top professionals in the field by major directories, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Leaders League. Felipe is admitted to practise law in Brazil and in New York.
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