Samaniego Law

Javier Fernández-Samaniego

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Practice Areas

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


2017 - Launch of Samaniego Law

2005-2016 - Founding and managing partner of the Spanish office of Bird & Bird and head of its Commercial, Dispute Resolution, and Information Technology teams.

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

1996-2000 - Head of Technology and Data Protection team at Spanish firm Cuatrecasas

1995-1996 - In-house lawyer at the CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology), European Space Agency representative in Spain.

Professional Memberships

Javier is an arbitrator at the information and communication technologies department of the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator and has advised on a number of alternative dispute resolution cases for clients. He is a member of CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and its European Advisory Board.