Having joined the firm in 2013, Mario Gras is regarded as a tech-savvy advisor in the launching of digital services and platforms, with a strong expertise in a wide range of related areas such as data protection, consumer protection, or financial regulatory matters. Always adopting a very business-oriented approach, Mario finds the right legal fit amidst the ever-changing digital economy that his clients navigate. His academic training on European Union and Competition law enables him to provide thorough advice in any digital matter. He is a regular lecturer and a member of the Madrid bar.
He has a robust experience in the areas of privacy, e-commerce, online advertising, digital media, telecoms, audiovisual media, distribution and payments services, acquired by providing broad legal advice to a wide range of sorts of entities from large multinational groups to thriving start-ups with new and challenging business models.
In particular, he actively cooperates in wide pan-European regularisation projects for the largest players in the digital arena concerning data protection, intellectual property, e-commerce, e-signature, consumer protection or product-specific law matters.
Also, he is involved in the launch and daily advice of financial products into the Spanish market advising on regulatory and legal requirements (PSD, EMD, AML).
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I truly believe that digitalisation is a pre-condition for acting in today's economy. Accompanying our clients in their digitalisation processes has proven to be a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge that can take both parties to the forefront of technology and innovation.
Advised on structuring and drafting of the new distribution agency channel in Spain.
Advised in relation to the launch of network private video recorder systems.
Advised on copyright law.
Advised on a cease and desist pre-judicial claim against copyright infringers.
Advised in relation to structuring of the agreements for the distribution of software in EEA through agents and distributors.
Advised on the distribution of wearable on data protection and e-commerce laws.
Advised on copyright and audiovisual communications law.
Advised an IoT system on data protection and e-commerce laws.
Greenwashing: the current position of the Spanish laws
Contract law fundamentals: how the position differs across Europe
Risks of training artificial intelligence systems with open-source data: a Spanish perspective
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More extensive obligations of intermediary service providers under the DSA
Draft Bill to amend the Spanish Gambling Act and doubts on the constitutionality of the text
Liability of online platforms under the EU's proposed Digital Services Act
Extended producer responsibility: the new law on waste and contaminated soils
Circular 1/2022 of the CNMV on the advertising of crypto-assets as an investment product
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Implementation in Spain of the Directives on digital content and services contracts and on the sale of goods
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Regulation 2019/947: implications of the new European laws on drones in Spain
As from 31 December, the new European Regulation on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft in...
Towards a new data-sharing ecosystem across the EEE: the Data Governance Act
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The Spanish Government passes a new Royal Decree that imposes strict limitations on the advertising of gambling activities
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