Javier Fernández-Samaniego - Bird & Bird (International) LLP

Javier Fernández-Samaniego

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Javier is the managing partner of our Madrid office and the head of the Information Technology, Commercial and Dispute Resolution Groups in Spain.

He has been at the forefront of reaching settlement agreements in some of the most significant disputes in the IT consultancy and media sectors in Spain. Javier also has extensive experience in enterprise resource planning implementation dispute resolution. He was one of the first lawyers to represent a private sector data controller during the inspection and subsequent proceedings by the Data Protection Agency. Since then, Javier has advised and represented a large number of local and international companies and is well-known for his expertise regarding international data transfer, outsourcing transactions and data protection review programmes.

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.  In February 2013 Javier was admitted to the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.

Before joining us, Javier was the head of the IT and Communications at Linklaters, and he had previously been the head of Technology and Data Protection team at Spanish firm Cuatrecasas, and a lawyer at the CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology). Javier lectures extensively on technology law at Spanish universities. His publications include numerous articles and reports relating to IT Law and data protection issues.  He is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.

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Office Location

Jorge Juan, 8, 1º
Madrid, 28001
Spain


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Technology Law of the Madrid Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Privacy & Data Protection Law of the Madrid Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law of the Madrid Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Privacy & Data Protection Law of the Madrid Metro Area
Javier Fernández-Samaniego has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Javier Fernández-Samaniego has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Javier Fernández-Samaniego has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Javier Fernández-Samaniego has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Arbitration and Mediation
Communications Law
Information Technology Law (Information Technology)
Litigation
Outsourcing
Privacy & Data Protection Law
Technology Law

Other Information

Languages:
English
French
Italian
Spanish