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Client Choice – International 2013
Javier Fernández-Samaniego is the managing partner and
founder of Bird & Bird in Madrid and head of the commercial
and dispute resolution/IT group in Spain. He has been at the
forefront of reaching settlement agreements in some of the
biggest disputes in the IT consultancy and media sectors in
Spain, and has highly relevant experience in enterprise resource
planning, implementation and dispute resolution. He was one
of the first lawyers to represent a private-sector data controller
during an inspection and subsequent proceedings by the Data
Protection Agency when it was first established in Spain.
Mr Fernández-Samaniego sits as an arbitrator at the
Information and Communication Technologies Department of the
Chamber of Commerce of Madrid. He is a Centre for Effective
Dispute Resolution accredited mediator and is deeply involved
in the development of mediation in Spain.
Mr Fernández-Samaniego lectures extensively on
technology law at Spanish universities and is a frequent speaker
at international conferences. His publications include numerous
articles and reports relating to IT law and data protection issues.
He speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.
Bird & Bird (Spain) LLP
Jorge Juan, 8-1a
Madrid
28001
Spain
T
+34 91790 6000
F
+34 91790 6011
What clients said
“He offers a different angle on IT legal advice, with
deep knowledge of services and products, and also
advises on how to prepare and conduct litigation.”
“I found him very bright, knowledgeable, articulate
and engaging; always looking for the right balance
in order to reach sensible compromises while
defending clients’ interests.”
“He is truly an entrepreneur, with very in-depth
knowledge of the IT industry and all surrounding
legal matters.”
“I have witnessed his remarkable interpersonal
and communication skills in several commercial
and legal forums. He is a brilliant example of
leadership, hard work, commercial mindedness
and professionalism – a combination that is not
easily found in the legal profession.”
Fernández-Samaniego, Javier
Bird & Bird (Spain) LLP – Managing Partner
javier.samaniego@twobirds.com | www.twobirds.com
Winner – Information Technology, Spain