Samaniego Law

Javier Fernández-Samaniego

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Practice Areas

Javier is Director of SAMANIEGO Law, an alternative Iberoamerican law firm specializing in technology law and dispute resolution. His international practice focuses mainly on Commercial/IT disputes (international litigation, arbitration, and ADR) and major Tech & Privacy projects (new cloud and big data business models, outsourcing transactions, data protection review programs). Javier has vast experience assisting European clients in their expansion in Latin America and US clients in their European expansion.

Career

2017 - Launch of Samaniego Law

2005-2016 - Founding and managing partner of Bird & Bird in Madrid and head of its Commercial, DR, and IT teams.

2000-2005 - Head of the IT and Communications at Linklaters.

1996-2000 - Head of Technology and DP at Cuatrecasas.

1995-1996 - In-house lawyer at the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, in Spain.

Professional Memberships

Javier F. Samaniego is Conciliator at the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of ICSID (until Feb 2026).

Javier is neutral at CPR, member of its European Advisory Board and its Working Group on Cybersecurity in Arbitration.

Javier coordinates Latin Atlantic Tech Law Collaborative at FIU.

He participates in the Commission on the Digital Economy at ICC and in the ICCA-IBA Task Force on Data Protection in International Arbitration Proceedings.