Rodolfo Arrate is a multilingual lawyer, commercial advisor and negotiator, admitted to practise law in England, France and Spain. Over fifteen years of international legal practice structuring and closing cross-border customer and procurement transactions for blue-chip corporations and start-ups in the Telecommunications and IT industries. Solid in-house acumen in international environments. Rodolfo is an accredited mediator by the Centre For Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). Key practice areas: IT and Telecoms Outsourcing, Financial Sector IT and Telecoms, Cloud Computing, Data Protection, Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition to English, French and Spanish, Rodolfo speaks some German, Italian and Portuguese. Citizenships: British, French, Argentinian. Email Rodolfo Arrate
Having developed a large part of his career in business, Rodolfo has a broad acumen of legal and commercial skills coupled with specialist expertise in Telecommunications and Information Technology Law. Rodolfo provides legal and commercial advice to technology blue-chip multinationals and start-ups in the Telecommunications and IT Industries, leading the negotiation of large international commercial agreements, venture capitalist funding rounds, mergers and acquisitions, setting up of subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and Latin America, as well as advising on general corporate matters. For five years, Rodolfo has acted as legal counsel for the Telecoms giant Verizon in London and Paris, after having worked in the Mobile Telecommunication division of Hutchison Whampoa and in the Finance Department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in the City of London. It is on the basis of this solid track record and international experience that Rodolfo decided to create the Orbrys Group in 2012, with the ambition of forming a closely-knitted group of multidisciplinary professionals with an international ambition, federated around a common vision of advising and fostering entrepreneurs and assisting multinational organisations. Corporate & Venture Capitalist: – Rodolfo has steered venture capitalists fundraising projects and played a key role in constructing financing and shareholder agreements. He advises start-ups in the technology sector on a variety of legal, commercial and strategic matters; Mergers and Acquisitions:. – In addition to general corporate matters, Rodolfo has been a key player in several mergers and acquisition transactions. He has led the negotiation and closure of asset acquisitions, particularly in the software manufacturing and telecommunications industry. Commercial & Technology: – Advises sales, marketing and procurement organisations on cutting edge cross-border transactions, including outsourcing, global network services, professional services and partnership agreements with clients in London, New York, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Paris, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Latin America; – Solid experience in leading and closing complex multi-lingual, multi-jurisdictional contract negotiations on IT contracts and other commercial agreements such as leases, shareholder agreements, distribution and agency; – Extensive IT and Telecoms experience working with major players such as Orange/France Telecom, Vodafone, Three, Verizon, Digi, Smart, Saudi Telecom, HP, Oracle, Cisco, etc. Cloud Computing: – Plays a key role in the contractual shaping of cloud-computing solutions for e-commerce and web-hosting for large multinationals, shaping cutting edge transactions and developing innovative products and partnerships. Stock Exchanges: – In recent years, Rodolfo has developed in-depth knowledge of stock exchange network outsourcing and other stock exchange connectivity and content products in Europe and the US.
English (native), French (native), Spanish (native), Italian (intermediate), Portuguese (intermediate), German (beginner).