Javier Managing Director of Samaniego Law, an alternative law firm specialising in technology and dispute resolution.
Javier's 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, etc.). Besides Javier has vast experience assisting European clients in their expansion in Latin America and US clients in their European expansion.
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 member of CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and its European Advisory Board.
Before founding Samaniego Law in 2017, for over a decade Javier was managing partner of the Spanish office of Bird &Bird and headed its Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Information Technology teams. Before that he was 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 and ADR in European and US forums and at Spanish universities. His publications include numerous articles and reports relating to IT Law and data protection issues. Javier is Senior Fellow at FIU developing its Latin Atlantic Tech law Collaborative. Javier keeps a blog about the legal issues related to innovation and disruptive technology at http://www.fidefundacion.es/mjuridico/
He is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.