Diego Fernández


Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal


Diego is a partner in the IP, IT & privacy practice group at Marval O’Farrell Mairal, Argentina. He is a technology expert, with 16 years’ experience with a wide range of expertise which includes privacy & data protection, privacy compliance, privacy in internal investigations and at the workplace, RegTech (including Fintech, Insurtech and HealthTech), software licensing, IT agreements, IT compliance, cyber security, and criminal law in connection with technology. He regularly advises clients on IT and privacy-related matters, and also IP and IT in M&A transactions. He has extensive experience advising clients on IP matters, including litigation, giving the firm the unmatched capability of providing knowledgeable advice on IP and IT under the same person. He is a former foreign associate in the IT & Privacy group at Foley & Lardner, Chicago. In 2013, he earned an LL.M degree in IT & Privacy Law from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he participated as the international student’s ambassador and acting vice president of the Privacy & IT Law Society.


Diego is a member of the Executive Committee of ITechLaw (and Chair of the Latin America Committee). He is also a member of IAPP's Research Advisory Board and Co-Chair of the Buenos Aires Regional Chapter of KnowledgeNet, a member of the Data Protection Committee of INTA, and of the Technology Committee of IBA. Diego is also the President of the Privacy & M&A Committee of the Latin America Privacy Association (ALAP) and Editorial Board Member of the Global Privacy Law Review.


Diego has been recently appointed by Universidad Torcuato Di Tella as the new director of their Technology, Law and Corporations postgraduate course, which consists of courses on Regulations of the digital ecosystem; Data protection; Startups; and Fintech and crypto. Diego continues to co-direct the Data Protection course. He is also a professor at The John Marshal Law School, Chicago (United States) in its Online course on Global Privacy.


Diego is listed in Who’s Who Legal Data as Thought Leader and Thought Leader Global Elite for the last 5 years; also included in the Latin America Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) Approved 2020 for (i) Intellectual Property and for (ii) Data, Technology & Privacy Law. Diego was also included by Lexology in the Client’s Choice Award for IT & Internet.


Contributions by Diego Fernández