Olivia Salamanca

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Olivia has joined the IViR as a project researcher where she is focusing on different EU initiatives regarding topics such as the remuneration practices in the creative industries or open access. Olivia holds an LL.M in Innovation, Technology and the Law from the University of Edinburgh (2012) and graduated in Law at ICADE (Madrid, Spain), having pursued her studies in Göttingen (Germany) and Madrid (2000). In between, Olivia worked for over ten years as a telecom, media and technology banker at ING Bank in several locations across Europe and Latin America (Sao Paulo, Brazil). As a banker, Olivia advised companies on strategy and technological convergence while structuring and raising finance based on the companies’ intellectual property and competitive position. The subject of her master’s thesis, Internet Dominance: Will Antitrust Become the Web’s ‘Killer App’?,  was competition, intellectual property and dominant positions of online service providers. Her field of interest extends to business models in the creative industries, open knowledge, open source and technology regulation.