Marcelo Corrales, LL.M.

Marcelo Corrales


Work experience

since 10/2007                    Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Legal Informatics (IRI), Leibniz University of Hanover
Field of research:
Data Protection, Intellectual Properties, Biotech law, Energy Law, Green legislation
02/2002 - 03/2004 Legal Associate at the Law Firm “Corrales & Torales”, Asunción (Paraguay)
Field of Law:
Commercial Law, IT-Law, Civil Law and Intellectual Properties
01/2001 - 01/2002 Paralegal at the Law Firm “Fiorio, Cardozo & Alvarado”, Asunción (Paraguay)
Field of Law:
Commercial and Corporate Law



10/2013 - 09/2014                                                                                                        Master in International Economic and Business Law (LL.M.); EU Studies Diploma Programme: The Master Thesis entitled: "Databases in the Cloud: A Sui Generis Contractual Model for Cloud Brokerage Scenarios" was awarded the "EU Research Award of Excellence", Kyushu University (Japan)
01/2007 - 12/2009 Master in European Intellectual Property Law (LL.M.), Stockholm University (Sweden)
Title of the Master thesis: „Biological Databases: and how to protect them from a sui generis right perspective“
09/2005 - 06/2006 Master in Law and Information Technology (LL.M), Stockholm University (Sweden)
Tile of the Master thesis: „Electronic Signatures in the MERCOSUR countries”
08/1997 - 09/2004 Universidad Católica de Asunción (Paraguay), Studied Law with Distinction („Mention of Honor“)
Degree: Abogado (Lawyer)
09/1996 - 07/1997 Woodhouse Grove School, Bradford (England), AFS/International Exchange Program, Degree: High School Certificate
03/1991 - 08/1996 Colegio Cristo Rey, Asunción (Paraguay), Degree: Bachiller (Abitur)



Academic projects

EULISP Master programme (LL.M.) in IT Law and IP LawiRing e-Lecture Series 

Main Areas of Research

Data Protection, Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law, Electronic Signatures.


Project work

  • ACGT Advancing Clinico-Genomic Trials on Cancer, FP 6 European Union Funded Project.
  • Tiss.EU Assessing Legal and Ethical Aspects of Research Using Human Tissue and Cells, FP 7 EU Funded Project.
  • RAUV Transposition of Data Retention Directive in European Countries, Austria Ministry of Education.
  • OPTIMIS Planning and preparation of the Legal Work Package of OPTIMIS (Optimized Infrastructure Service), FP7 EU-funded project on Cloud computing services
  • CONTRACT Planning and preparation of CONTRACT (Consent in a Trial and Care environment), FP7 EU-funded project
  • Sustainable NGO Planning and preparation of “A guide to help the development of Grass Roots groups in order to settle an NGO in developing countries”, PeercorpsTrust Fund NGO (Tanzania)
  • UN Guide A Guide to Strengthening Court Integrity and Capacity, United Nations, Anticorruption Unit, Vienna (Austria)



06/2012 Forgó, Barnitzke, Corrales, "Aspectos Legales de la Computación en la Nube: seguridad de datos y derechos de propiedad sobre los mismos" (in English: "Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing: data security and ownership rights"), Editorial Albremática, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

09/2011 Forgó, Barnitzke, Corrales, "Aspectos legales de la computación en la nube" (in English: "Legal Aspects of cloud computing").


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02/2016 Corrales, M.,  'Plan-like Architectures' for Mutual Trust in the Cloud, In: *Flexibility in Modern Business Law: A Comparative Assessment* (Fenwick and Wrbka ed.), Tokyo: Springer.


02/2014 Corrales, M. "Right to Know v. the Secrecy Law in Japan: Striking the Right Balance", Journal of Japanese Law, pp. 189-200, Nr. 38, Vol. 19, Winter 2014.


04/2013 Kousiouris, G.,  Vafiadis, G. and Corrales, M.,  "A Cloud Provider Description Schema for Meeting Legal Requirements in Cloud Federation Scenarios" in Collaborative, Trusted and Privacy-Aware e/m-Services (Douligeris et. al ed.), 12th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2013, Athens, Greece, April 25-26, 2013. Proceedings, SPRINGER, pp 61-72, ISBN978-3-642-37436-4 Online ISBN978-3-642-37437-1S


12/2012 Djemame et al. "Legal issues in clouds: towards a risk inventory", Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 28 January 2013 vol. 371 no. 1983 20120075.


06/2012 Kirkham et al. "Assuring Data Privacy in Cloud Transformations", Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom), 2012 IEEE 11th International Conference on Digital Object Identifier, pp. 1063 - 1069.


2/2012 Djemame et al. "Inventario de riesgos de la computación en la nube: cuestiones legales", - editorial albrematica, Buenos Aires


01/2012 Ferrer et al. "OPTIMIS: A holistic approach to cloud service proviosioning", Future Generation Computer System, Vol. 28 (1), 2012, pp. 66-67.


10/2011 Barnitzke, B., Corrales, M. and Forgó, N., "El Desafío del Cloud Computing dentro del Marco Legal Europeo" (in English: The Challenge of Cloud Computing within the European Legal Framework), XV Congreso Iberoamericano de Derecho e Informática, Bs. As, Argentina.


10/2011 Ziegler W., et al., Demonstration of the OPTIMIS toolkit for cloud service provisioning in: Abramowicz W; Llorente IM; Surridge M; Zisman A (editors) Towards a Service-Based Internet, 4th European Conference, ServiceWave 2011, Proceedings, pp.331-333.


09/2011 Barnitzke, B. et al., "Legal Restraints and Security Requirements on Personal Data and their Technical Implementations in Clouds", e-Challenge0s, Florence-Italy.


09/2011 Djemame, K., et al., "Legal Issues in Clouds: Towards a Risk Inventory", UK e-Science - All Hands Meeting, York, England.


05/2010 Corrales M., and Piera A., “Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal: Paraguay dentro del marco económico-legal del Mercosur”, Revista Electrónica El Derecho Informático, Vol. 3, May 2010, pp. 25-27


02/2010 Corrales M., „An Intellectual Property Framework for Trans-European Genetic Research Projects“, Global Security and Proactive State in the Economic Context, 13th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2010, (Schweighofer E., Geist A., Staufer I., ed.), pp. 501-504


02/2010 Corrales M. et al. “Intellectual Property Rights in e-Health: balancing out the interest at stake - a Herculean task?” Int. J. Private Law, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2010, pp. 286-299


11/2009 Corrales M. et al. “Intellectual Property Rights in e-Health: balancing out the interest at stake - a Herculean task?” Legal Discourse in Cyberlaw and Trade, Sylvia M. Kierkegaard (ed.) 2009, pp. 307-321


06/2009 Corrales M. und Frakgouli A. “Legal Protection of Biological Databases: A Sui Generis Approach” Proceedings of the 2nd. International Seminar of Information Law ISIL 2009 and the 8th. International Conference of Computer Ethics CEPE 2009, Corfu (Greece)


06/2008 Corrales M., “Implementación de la Directiva 2006/24/CE en España: Conservación de Datos Generados o Tratados en relación con la Prestación de Servicios de Comunicaciones Electrónicas de Accesso Público o de Redes Públicas de Comunicaciones”, Revista A+, No. 23, June 2008, pp. 128-129


03/2008 Corrales M. “Electronic Signatures in MERCOSUR countries”, ALFA-REDI, No. 116, March 2008, pp. 1-43


03/2006 Corrales M., “A Comparison of Data Protection in the EU and MERCOSUR countries”, The Virtual Law Firm, Stockholm University (Sweden), Online-Publication, March 2006


03/2006 Corrales M., “Intellectual Property Law in the First International Conference about Law and Information Technology held in Asunción”, The Virtual Law Firm, Stockholm University (Sweden), Online-Publication, March 2006, pp. 1-2


11/2005 Corrales M. “Automating the Government in Paraguay”, The Virtual Law Firm, Stockholm University (Sweden), Online-Publication, Nov. 2005, pp. 1-2


Book Reviews

Corrales, M. and Jurčys, P. (2016), Cass Sunstein, Why Nudge: The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism, New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2014, 208 pp, pb £10.99. The Modern Law Review, 79: pp. 533–536. doi: 10.1111/1468-2230.12200


Online Publications

Corrales, M. and Jurcys, P., "A New Legal Landscape for Big Data in Japan", Beck-Online, ZD-Aktuell 2016, Issue 15, 05247


Corrales, M., "The Google Books Project is Lawful", Kluwer Copyright Blog, (in cooperation with Shinto Teramoto and Paulius Jurcys), 16.05.2016.

Corrales, M., "Privacy Risk Impact Assessment: A New Requirement for Safer Clouds", Beck-Online, ZD-Aktuell 2012, 03036. 

Corrales, M., "EU-Commission Calls to 'Unleash the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe', Beck-Online, ZD-Aktuell 2012, 03228. 

Corrales, M., "Evolving Data Protection and Data Security Issues in Latin American Cloud Computing Market", Beck-Online, ZD-Aktuell 2012, 03094. 



Public presentations

09/2016 The Future of Big Data and the Cloud in Japan: Improving Choice Architectures. Law and Society in Asia: Defining and Advancing the Field, ALSA Conference, National University of Singapore (NUS), (Singapore).


04/2016 Legal Informatics and the Future of Law, Re-thinking the Law Career, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Antigua, (Guatemala).


02/2016 Big Data and the Cloud: Filling the Gaps in Service Level Agreements, Law & Behavior Symposium, Göttingen University, Göttingen, (Germany).

01/2016 The Internet of Things (IoT), the Cloud and Big Data: How to Reduce Legal Risks and Create Mutual Trust?, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, (Germany).
05/2015 Database Rights in the EU and South Korea: A *Sui Generis* Cloud Computing Contractual Model for Brokerage Scenarios. 12th ASLI Conference, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei,(Taiwan).
03/2015 Databases and 'Ownership' of Data in the Cloud: Towards a Risk Assessment and a More Trustworthy Contractual Framework in Cloud Brokerage Scenarios, Law & Behavior Symposium, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, (Japan).

09/2014 Discussant at the International Symposium on Intellectual Property and Venture Capital: The secrets to building innovation ecosystems, The University of Tokyo, (Japan).


03/2013 Legal issues of cloud computing, National Computing Centre (CNC) Universidad Nacional de Asunción, (Paraguay).


03/2013 Legal issues of cloud computing, Universidad de la Integración de las Américas (UNIDA), Asunción, (Paraguay).


10/2012 Data Protection and Data Security in Genomic Cloud Applications: the example of the OPTIMIS toolkit, Bench2Mensch, Hannover Clinical Trial Centre, Hannover, (Germany).


10/2012 Security and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing, 10th. Security Conference, SIKO 2012, Donau University Krems, Krems, (Austria).


04/2012 Recent European developments in privacy from a legal perspective, Web Science - Webinar Interaction – Research Centre L3S, Hannover, (Germany).


03/2012 Legal Issues of Cloud Computing, 83. IFB-Conference, Herten-Westerholt, (Germany).


03/2012  Legal and Contractual Issues in Cloud Computing, Heise CeBIT Forum: Security and IT Law, CeBIT, Hannover, (Germany).


03/2012  Legal Issues of Cloud Computing, Web Science - Interdisciplinarity and Synergy, Research Centre L3S, Hannover, (Germany).


09/2011  El Desafío del Cloud Computing dentro del Marco Legal Europea (in English: The Challenge of Cloud Computing within the European Legal Framework), XV Iberoamerican Conference on Law and Information Technology, Buenos Aires, (Argentina).


05/2011  Legal Issues in the Cloud, 4th International Conference on Information Law, Thessaloniki, (Greece).


05/2011  Project OPTIMIS (Legal issues in the Cloud), 13th Circle of experts "IT executives" in the RZ / IT services sector of the universities and colleges as well as state and local communities,  Datenschutzinstitut des LfD, Hannover, (Germany).


03/2011 "OPTIMIS - New Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing from a European Perspective", CeBIT, Hanover, (Germany).


05/2011 “Cloud computing – Data protection and IP rights”, 4th International Conference on Information Law, Thessaloniki, (Greece).


10/2010 “A data protection and intellectual property framework in clinical trial research - Finding the best equilibrium between the main stakeholders", Informa Life Sciences, 8th Internatinal Conference on Biobanking and Biorepositories, Munich, (Germany).


06/2010  Chair and speaker at the 3rd International Seminar on Information Law 2010, Corfu, (Greece). The abstract and the paper titled "Protecting patient's rights in clinical trial scenarios: The 'bee metaphor' and the symbiotical relationship" can be downloaded at the following website:


02/2010 “An Intellectual Property Framework for Trans-European Genetic Research Projects“, Global Security and Proactive State in the Economic Context, 13th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2010, Salzburg (Austria).


11/2009 “Intellectual Property Rights in e-Health: Balancing out the interests at stake – a Herculean task?” The Fourth International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI) and the Third International Law and Trade Conference (ILTC), Sliema (Malta)


09/2009 „The Virtual Classroom: E-learning in 2020“ (in cooperation with Martin Haase), Learning in the Digital Age, Berlin (Germany)


06/2009 “Biological Databases: and how to protect them under a sui generis right perspective”, Second International Seminar of Law and Information Technology, ISIL 2009, Corfu (Greece)


06/2009 “Intellectual property issues in Databases and Grid infrastructures”, Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), Tilburg University (Holland)


01/2009 “Biological Databases: and how to protect them under a sui generis right perspective”, Law and Technology Research Center (SCRIPT), University of Edinburgh (Scotland)


11/2008 “Using old law on new problems: the EU database directive and human genetic databases”, Tiss.EU Project, First International Workshop, Leibniz University Hanover (Germany)


11/2008 “VPH Research Challenges in Genetic Data”, ICT 2008 - Europa Information Society, Lyon (France)


10/2008 “Human genetic database protection using intellectual property tools” Lecture in the Biotech Law Module for the EULISP Master Course Programme, Leibniz University of Hanover (Germany)


09/2008 “Legal protection of databases from an international perspective: a comparison between the EU and Latin America”, Paraguayan Association of Law and New Technologies (APADIT), Asunción (Paraguay)


03/2008 “Copyrights on open source software under a EU perspective”, CeBIT 2008, Hanover, (Germany)