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TMT: Information Technology

Spain

17 Years Ranked

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TMT: Data Protection

Spain

2 Years Ranked

4

Band 4

Dispute Resolution

Spain

7 Years Ranked

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Provided by Javier Fernández-Samaniego

Europe

Practice Areas

Javier has 27 years' experience in international business law and focuses on prevention and resolution of international commercial conflicts and major Tech & Privacy projects being one the pioneer privacy lawyers in Spain. He is appointee of the Kingdom of Spain as Conciliator at the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of ICSID of the World Bank (end of term - February 2026).

Career

Founder and director of Samaniego Law (2017-present), an ALSP (ranked in ALSP Chambers guide) specializing in dispute resolution and technology law with offices in Madrid and Miami. Managing partner of Bird & Bird Spain (2005-2016), head of IT & Comms at Linklaters Madrid (2000-2005), head of Tech and DP at Cuatrecasas (1996-2000) and previously in-house lawyer at Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), Spain.

Professional Memberships

Javier is admitted to practice law in Spain and is certified Foreign Legal Consultant by The Florida Bar. Member of the European Advisory Board of CPR (Intl. Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution). Member of the leading international mediation and arbitration rosters, the leading Technology and Privacy professional organizations. Javier writes and lectures broadly on ADR, Digital Law and Innovation in legal services. Member of the Academic Council of Spanish think-tank FIDE.

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