Sylvia Alonso Salterain leads the Telecommunications, Media and Technologies (TMT) practice in AVEGO ABOGADOS. She has a License Juris Degree by the Jesuist University of Deusto, studies in Economics by the University of Deusto and a LLM Programme in European and International Law, KU Leuven, Belgium.
She started her professional career more than 20 years ago at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P in Brussels, as associate lawyer specialized in European and International Law of Telecommunications and Audiovisual and Competition Law.
In 1998 she joined the new Spanish regulator, the Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT) where, as Director of International Affairs, she was responsible for bilateral and multilateral relations with the European and International Authorities, as well as responsible for comparative market and regulatory analysis. In 2001 she is elected by the Chairmen of the European regulators as the first Secretary to the Group of European Regulators, the Independent Regulators Group (IRG/ERG). In 2004 she joins the Public and Economic Affairs Directorate of Telecom Italia, in Rome, as Director of International Regulation. In 2007 she joined the Firm Cremades & Calvo Sotelo Abogados where she led the Telecommunications practice area.
Sylvia appears in the BestLawyers Guide since 2010 as one of the leading national lawyers in her area of expertise.
Currently she teaches Law of new technologies in the Master Programme of the European Union of the University Carlos II and at ISDE, courses in Telecommunications Law and Electronic Contracting.
Sylvia speaks Spanish, English, Italian, French and has some knowledge of Portuguese.