BROSETA promotes its Privacy, IT and Digital Environments Department with the recruitment of Agustín Puente as a Partner

Corporate and Commercial  | 18 September, 2018

Within the framework of the Strategic Plan 2020 that is being carried out by BROSETA and that contemplates, among other aspects, the recruitment of teams and lawyers of recognised excellence with the objective of consolidating the organisation among the leading legal firms in Spain, the Firm has recruited Agustín Puente as a Partner in the Privacy, IT and Digital Environments Department.

A graduate in Law and Economic and Business Sciences from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Agustín Puente has been a State Lawyer since 1994, and joins BROSETA from the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), where he was Chief of the Legal Staff since 1999, a member of the Council of Transparency and Good Governance and a member of the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Monetary Infractions on behalf of the Agency.

Among his most notable works in the AEPD are his participation in the drafting of the Project of LOPD, currently in process in the Courts; his advisory activity in the negotiation of the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD) and the Data Protection Directive in the field of police and judicial cooperation; his representation of Spain in the negotiation of the Protocol for the Reform of the Data Protection Convention of the Council of Europe, and the coordination of Spain’s position in the “Google case”, whereby the Court of Justice of the EU recognised the so-called right to be forgotten stand out, among others.

Prior to joining the AEPD, Agustín Puente has also held positions of responsibility in State Advocacy before the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia, the Ministry of Industry and Energy and the Ministry of the Interior, and has also coordinated work for the adaptation of the data protection rules of different States.

Privacy, IT and Digital Environments Department of BROSETA

The Privacy, IT and Digital Environments team of BROSETA has in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in the Law on Personal Data Protection, Information Society Services, new technologies and digital businesses, among others.

For Miguel Geijo, partner of BROSETA, Director of the Department of Commercial Law and Manager for the Privacy, IT and Digital Environments Department, “the recruitment of Agustín Puente consolidates and promotes the position of BROSETA as one of the leading firms in the field of Law on Protection of Personal Data and Privacy. His long history and deep legal and sectoral knowledge will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and excellence of a practice in which the application of the RGPD, the future LOPD and other future regulatory developments such as e-privacy, as well as the exponential growth of new technologies applied to both traditional businesses and those developed exclusively in digital environments, represent complex and relevant challenges for different operators. ”

For Rosa Vidal, managing partner of the Firm, “the recruitment of Agustín reinforces the growth project in which BROSETA is immersed through the 2020 Plan, and on the basis of which during the last few months we have reached milestones such as the opening of an office in Lisbon, the integration of prestigious boutique firms such as Copa & Asociados or the recruitment of renowned professionals such as José Manuel Sipos, Director of Competition, or Carlos Gutiérrez, Director of Banking in Madrid. With Agustín we not only consolidate the Privacy, IT and Digital Environments Department, but we position ourselves as one of the most prestigious teams in this field “.

With this recruitment, BROSETA now have 27 Partners who lead a team of more than 140 lawyers working in the main areas of Business Law.