Leadership

Not only do we aim to be highly regarded individuals within our own specialist field, but we also strive to be champions of change in our profession with our innovative and alternative business model.

These leadership projects involve a generous – but rewarding - donation of our time. Recent contributions worth highlighting include:

  • Javier F. Samaniego is Conciliator of the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) appointed by the Kingdom of Spain (term Feb 2020-Feb 2026).
  • Coordination of Latin Atlantic Tech Law Collaborative at Florida International University
  • Participation in the Commission on the Digital Economy at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Participation in the working group for the GDPR Legitimate Interests Assessment Project at the Information Accountability Foundation – IAF
  • Membership of the FIDE Foundation, a major think-tank in Spain, where Javier F. Samaniego runs the blog 'Metamorphosis' on legal issues connected with innovation and disruptive technology. Javier also chairs the working group on implementation of GDPR in Spain and regularly speaks at FIDE seminars on Digital Economy legal issues such as Big Data, FinTech, Robotics, etc
  • The firm is a member of Google Privacy Chair at San Pablo University CEU (Spain)
  • Participation in the European Advisory Board (EAB) of CPRCenter of Conflict Prevention and Resolution, NY, USA, as well as in CPR’s Working Group on Cybersecurity in Arbitration and CPR Task Force on Remote Video Arbitration Proceedings.
  • Participation in the ICCA-IBA Task Force on Data Protection in International Arbitration Proceedings.
  • Active participation in the Mediation Committee of the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA)
  • Taking part in the ADR Advisory group of the Spanish Ministry of Justice, in 2015

Rankings and awards

Our leadership is also acknowledged by independent international legal directories. Our team members are top-ranked by leading ranking institutes and have won prestigious awards in their fields.

 
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