Alejandro Padín Vidal


Languages Known:

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish


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Alejandro Padín Vidal



Counsel in the Private Law Department of the Madrid office of Garrigues where he heads the IT, data protection and e-commerce practice. He has extensive experience in telecommunications law, new technologies and data protection matters, from a Spanish and international standpoint. In his career he has built up a solid hands-on expertise on technology applied to several sectors, with a view from the commercial and corporate, privacy and litigation sides.

He has advised on compliance and data protection matters in transactions for the launch of several mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and has advised clients in a range of sectors on data protection, in both implementation, review and audit processes and in infringemente proceedings. He has broad expertise in contracts pertaining to e-commerce, software, digital content and new technologies, at both domestic and international level, tackling issues such as market places, e-learning, e-health, fintech, etc.

Prior to joining Garrigues in 2008, he pursued his career as an in-house lawyer for more than 12 years, 8 of which were spent as head of the legal affairs department of cable operator R, where he took part in project finance transactions, headed the compliance area and participated in the design and structuring of new products and services relating to new technologies, e-commerce or convergence, representing the company at various industry associations.

Member of the Santiago de Compostela bar association and Secretary of the Association of Friends of Russia in Spain. 

Academic background:

Degree in Law, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (1993). Postgraduate degree as Expert in the European Union, Universidad de La Coruña (1994-95), with thesis on state aid to companies and antitrust law. Master’s Degree in Management of ICT firms, Escuela de Negocios Caixanova (2004-2005). Lecturer in commercial law and in telecommunications law, new technologies and data protection at the School of Legal Practice on the Master’s Degree in Legal Practice at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Associate Professor of Information Technologies and Data Protection at the Masters in Legal Practice at ICADE. Regular speaker in different forums on various legal matters concerning his areas of expertise.