Enrique Gallego Capdevila

Special Counsel
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About Enrique

Enrique is a trilingual qualified lawyer with vast experience in data protection and cybersecurity law, compliance, and risk management. He advises international clients on a wide range of digital-related matters, with a focus on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation, cross-border transfers of personal data, ecommerce and digital marketing. Enrique also has strong experience advising clients on data privacy and cybersecurity issues related to strategic transactions – including M&A, partnering agreements, public offerings and private financing – and on privacy and employment matters.

Prior to joining Cooley, Enrique was a senior associate in a global top 10 firm’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice.

Enrique is qualified to practice in Spain and Belgium, and he regularly advises clients on European and Spanish data protection matters.

Enrique’s representative experience includes:

  • Leading GDPR compliance implementation projects across multiple jurisdictions in the European Union and assisting in carrying out detailed gap analysis assessments, as well as the remediation and implementation processes
  • Assisting several clients in the design and implementation of global privacy programs, including drafting policies, contractual documents and other relevant materials
  • Advising a global marketplace on the negotiation of complex agreements with payment service providers
  • Assisting a social media platform on regulatory investigations initiated by different European supervisory authorities regarding the processing of special data categories
  • Assisting several clients after security incidents and data breaches, and providing advice regarding their data breach notification obligations before various European supervisory authorities


Katholieke Universiteit Brussel
LLM in Intellectual Property Rights applied to ICT, 2014

Université Catholique de Louvain
Master in European Studies, 2012

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Master in Law, Specialisation in European Law, Erasmus at Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2011

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Brussels (List E)