Carmen De la Cruz
Carmen De la Cruz, Attorney at Law and Notary Public, is a founding Partner with de la cruz beranek Attorneys at Law Ltd., a corporate law firm specialized in the fields of IT, information and communication law including but not limited to Blockchain including crypto-currencies and ICO’s, Data Protection, Artificial Intelligence, Outsourcing, Licensing etc.
Carmen worked for many years as Inhouse Counsel for one of the leading Swiss Financial Service Providers and one of the leading telecommunication provider and as General Counsel of an infrastructure provider. She advises her clients in the fields of Privacy Law, information and communications law, intellectual property (IP) law and all matters related to it.
Carmen is an elected member of the Federal Arbitration Commission on the administration of IP rights and related rights dealing with collective IP rights. Furthermore, she is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), a leading member of the legal practice group of swissICT, the Crypto Vally Association and the Legal Group on Technology law of asut.
Carmen graduated at the University of Fribourg i.Ue. (with special degree in European Law / bilingual German / French). Furthermore, Carmen holds a Federal Degree in IT & Economics and a degree as German IT Security Expert of the German Federal Office for Information Security and has different diplomas on IT matters such as IT Management, Cloud Computing and IT Security of the University of Applied Science and Arts Northern Switzerland FHNW. She lectures as a specialist on Data Privacy and information technology matters at different Universities in Switzerland.