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


Recommended as a reference lawyer in the practices of Digital Law, Information Technology, Privacy and Data Protection by the national ranking Análise Advocacia and by the international rankings Legal 500 and Leaders League.

His academic work is also well-established as co-author of 5 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), “Direito Digital Aplicado 4.0” (RT, 2020) and “Ensaios de Direito Corporativo – temas contemporâneos e tendências” (EV Publicações, 2023).


Márcio Chaves is the 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, national and international Intellectual Property legislation with emphasis on software protection, electronic contracts, artificial intelligence, as well as cybersecurity sector rules and regulations, helping hundreds of companies, from technology startups to multinationals, to implement digital innovation in their businesses.

He has worked as an academic coordinator and professor of the MBAs in Privacy and Data Protection, GRC and Councillor training at CEDIN, on the LL.M. in Law and Technology at Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV-Rio, on the MBA courses in Information Security at Centro Universitário UNA and in Innovation Management and Digital Law at FIA Business School and on training courses for Data Protection Officer (DPO) at FIA Business School at INFI FEBRABAN.

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, Brazil).

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


Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.


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

  • Member of the Legal, Accessibility and Digital Identities Committees and Privacy Work Group (Camara-e.net - Brazilian Chamber of Digital Economy)

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