Belén Arribas Sánchez
Senior Associate, Monereo Meyer Marinel-lo Abogados; Barcelona
Belén Arribas heads the Information Technology Law Department of her firm. She specializes in a variety of IT contracts, e-commerce, outsourcing, data protection and other technology law matters; she also advises international and local clients in company and commercial law, competition and consumer law, and private international law as well as in complex transactions. She is accredited as auditor of technological environments (“Auditor Certificado del Registro de Abogados Auditores en Entornos Tecnológicos”). Her background in Internet and e-commerce have led to her being featured by the independent directory of "Who is Who Legal of Internet & e-commerce and Data Protection”, 2012 and 2013 editions.
Ms. Arribas graduated from the University of Barcelona, where she also did doctoral studies in International Law; she graduated from the first program specializing in IT Law in ESADE. She also holds a postgraduate degree in EC and International Law from the “Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen” in The Netherlands. She has attended programs in The Hague and other international and national seminars. Ms. Arribas lectures in IT and contract law related matters at ICAB, IFAES, UNED, IDI and other international institutions. She is the author and co-author of a number of articles and contributions.
Ms. Arribas is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association and of its Dean’s Advisory Group on International Relations. She sits in the board of the Corporate Law section of the Barcelona Bar; she has recently been invited to join the Group of Experts of Corporate Law.
Belén was a member of the scientific committee organizing the first “Digital Law World Congress” in 2012, where she also coordinated and presented a panel on Privacy Law.
She is a member of ITechLaw and of many of its committees, where she is a member of the Board of Directors since 2011; she chaired the Arbitration & Mediation Committee and currently chairs the I-WIN Committee; she also co-chaired the planning committee for the ITechLaw Conference in Barcelona, 2008. She is currently a Local Representative for Spain for this organization. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, and Catalan.