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Chilean technology-focused firm Bitlaw launches
Bitlaw, a law firm focused on digital, technology, data privacy, cyber security, e-commerce and intellectual property, has launched with an all-female team who bring expertise to their fields.
The firm was launched by two partners, Paulina Silva and Javiera Sepúlveda, who are joined by associate María José Díaz.
Silva is a law graduate from the Universdad de Chile and holds an LLM from the University of Melbourne. She has more than a decade’s experience advising companies on the legal aspects of technology contracting, software development (with a special interest in agile methodologies), the digitization of processes, privacy management and e-commerce.
Prior to co-founding the firm, she was the director of the data protection and technology group at Carey, which is Chile’s largest law firm, from 2008-20.
For her part, Sepúlveda is a law graduate from the Universidad Católica de Chile and has an LLM in commercial law with a specialization in electronic law from the University of Melbourne.
Also a former member of the team at Carey, where she was a senior associate in the firm’s data protection and technologies group for 10 years, she has ample experience in technology contracting and data protection, has taught specialized classes in universities and participated as a speaker in seminars and forums.
The new firm’s specialties include the drafting and negotiation of agreements on the development, acquisition or use of technologies, and complex contract negotiations, from both the user and the provider’s perspective.
“We navigate with our clients through the increasingly complex regulatory structure for data protection, helping them evaluate, set and implement privacy controls for legal compliance and good practices in Chile,” the firm states.
It also provides legal advice to companies’ entire e-commerce ecosystem, covering such aspects as electronic signatures, data protection and the implementation of marketplace solutions.
In the cybersecurity field, the firm advises on compliance with the growing legal, regulatory and sector-specific requirements, including legal support in crisis due to security breaches, and it provides general copyright advice for intellectual property protection, with an emphasis on the software protection and the deployment of legal and contractual strategies for the protection of intangible assets.
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