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Simone Lahorgue (Brazil)

Secretary Global Board

Simone Lahorgue is the founding Partner of Lahorgue Advogadas Associadas, an all-women Brazilian law firm. Previously, she implemented and was the head of the Media & Entertainment and Privacy & Data Protection Practices of a renowned Brazilian full-service law firm for 11 years. She was also General Counsel at Grupo Globo, the biggest media group in Latin America, from 1997 to 2008.

She is a professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) Law School where she teaches Media & Entertainment and Privacy & Data Protection Law. Simone is an arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). At the International Bar Association (IBA), she is a member of the Advisory Board for the Technology Law Committee, where she served as co-chair (2015-2016). She was also chair of the Sports Law Subcommittee (2020-2021). She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe CIPP – E; Certified Information Privacy Manager – CIPM; and Certified Data Protection Officer – CDPO/BR by the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP).

Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers listed her among the world’s leading media and entertainment lawyers. She is the author of books on topics related to copyright, financial market and antitrust and of articles related to Privacy & Data Protection and Media & Entertainment.