Karin Klempp Franco

Karin Klempp Franco provides legal advice on intellectual property, information technology and data protection, corporate law, commercial contracts, and M&A to a range of international clients. She worked for over 15 years at Baker & McKenzie, both in the German and in Brazilian offices, and she is fluent in German. Karin has been ranked, in 2022, by Chambers Global, Latin America and Brazil, continuing in 2023 in the fields of digital law, data protection and intellectual property law, by Leaders’ League in the the fields of data protection and startups & innovation, and by Análise Advocacia as one of the country’s most appreciated lawyer on the fields of digital law, intellectual property law and for the economic services market and as one of the country’s most admired female lawyer, with additional appointments in 2017 through 2022 for several rankings. She has an LL.M. in International Economic Law (University of Cologne, Germany), and a Ph.D. in Commercial Law (University of São Paulo Law School). Karin is a trusted legal advisor – “Vertrauensanwältin” for the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Brazil. She is a panellist for domain name disputes as well as a mediator and an arbiter at the Centre for Dispute Resolution of ABPI (Brazilian Intellectual Property Association) where she is a member of the Board and the director of the mediation chamber. She is a mediator on the panel for Trademark Mediation Procedure of the WIPO-INPI (Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office); a mediator and arbiter at CAE (Eurochamber’s Mediation and Arbitration Chamber); a mediator and arbitrator at CAM-CCBC (Centre for Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce); and an arbiter for CAESP (Arbitration Council of the State of São Paulo) and CBMA (Centro Brasileiro de Mediação e Arbitragem). She is a member of the ADR work group and the Data Protection work group of CBAr (Brazilian Arbitration Committee). Karin is a Professor of Law in Intellectual Property, Contracts, Corporate Law, ADR/Arbitration and Privacy and Data Protection at Facamp (Faculdades de Campinas); she is a Permanent Professor in Commercial Law at the Post-Graduate Program in Law at Facamp and also a Co-Leader of the research group for Compliance at the Post-Graduate Program. She has published several essays and books, including: “Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution Concerning Intellectual Property: A Brazilian Perspective. California Western International Law Journal”; “Patent Litigation: jurisdictional comparisons. Brazil’s Chapter. European Lawyer Reference”; “International Transfer of Technology to Brazil: Concerns form a Tax, Exchange Controls, Intellectual Property and Antitrust Regulation Perspective”. Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), London.