Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine
Nikola Tesla


His academic work has also been co-authored four books: “WIPO IP Research Papers” by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, 2010, “Direito Digital Aplicado 2.0” (RT, 2016), “Direito Digital Aplicado 3.0” (RT, 2018) and “Direito Digital Aplicado 4.0” (RT, 2020).


Márcio Chaves is partner in charge of the Digital Law area of Almeida Advogados, with 20 years of legal, academic and professional experience, in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, all where he also worked for Almeida Advogados, and Turin/Italy and Geneva/Switzerland, where he did his master's degree in Intellectual Property.
Head of the operation responsible for digital compliance projects including data protection rules, especially the General Data Protection Law - LGPD, and the European rule on which he was inspired, the General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR, in which he has worked on more than 200 projects, as well as Internet Civil Landmark, E-Commerce Decree, Intellectual Property with emphasis on software protection and artificial intelligence algorithms, as well as sector regulations and cybersecurity, has helped hundreds of companies, from technology startups to multinationals, to implement digital innovation in their businesses.
He is Coordinator of the MBA in Privacy and Data Protection of CEDIN, Professor of the MBA courses in Information Security of the University Center UNA (MG) and in Innovation Management and Digital Law of FIA Business School (SP) and of training courses for Data Protection Officer (DPO), including at FIA Business School (SP).

Academic Background

Master in Intellectual Property from the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO, Geneva/Switzerland and Università Degli Studi di Torino, Turin/Italy.

Graduated from Milton Campos Law School, Belo Horizonte/Brazil.

Extension in Advanced Copyright at the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO Academy (Geneva/Switzerland), in Media Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School, FGV-RIO (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and in Computer Law at PUC Minas Law School (Belo Horizonte).

Accredited Trainer in Privacy and Data Protection at EXIN (Netherlands).


Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.


  • Member of the Brazilian Chapter of the Internet Society - ISOC-Brazil, of the Brazilian Institute of Digital Law (IBDDIG)

  • Member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

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