The disruptors and the disrupted that are in need of counsel to back their business vision, help them shape new regulatory boundaries and manage their complex contracts, projects and compliance requirements. Our clients range from multinational corporations and major financial institutions to governments and high-profile individuals.
providers & their transformed customers
Today’s tech companies are developing new and ever more complex digital technologies that create totally new opportunities for the consumer, while consumers in turn are gradually gaining more control over the technology they receive. This interaction has caused the industry to move towards greater consolidation and increased scale on the one hand, but it has also led to a surge in a variety of legal consequences. Using our IT, security experts and economists, we offer comprehensive legal advice to both users and providers of technological solutions.
Our team leaders have been at the forefront of legal developments in the tech sector for many years, having advised on matters ranging from small projects to some of the ground-breaking disputes of recent times.
Disruptors & the disrupted
As a firm that is passionate about innovation, we provide broad legal assistance to companies that disrupt or opt for new ways of working, regardless of whether they are start-ups or firm long-standing businesses.
“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received — hatred. The great creators — the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors — stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.” (Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead)
We also extensively assist disrupted companies that have been thrown into confusion or disorder by disruptive changes in their industry and are in need of guidance and re-construction.
Regulators and the regulated
As regulatory frameworks constantly evolve across sectors and jurisdictions, businesses may struggle to adapt to the growing pressure from regulatory bodies. Our multijurisdictional capabilities and knowledge of local legislature and regulating bodies allow us to deal efficiently with regulatory and compliance issues. We help clients to understand their responsibilities and lessen the negative impact of the regulatory regimes they encounter in their daily duties or in specific transactions. We also maintain strong relationships with oversight agencies and counsel clients on the current industry situation, explaining amendments in legislation and offering advice on related matters.
Governments & Investors
We have experience in representing both sovereign states and investor claimants in complex disputes.
We can handle trade and investment disputes that arise under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties in various jurisdictions.
We help clients to understand the benefits and risks of their business actions and to negotiate treaties. If disputes arise, we protect their interests and help them to achieve the best results. Our success lies in our understanding of our clients’ industries combined with our experience of working with a wide range of government officials and local legal experts.
Energy & Clean Technologies
Infrastructure & Utilities
Banking & Financial services
Information, databases & digital business
Industry & Manufacturing
Media & Entertainment | New Media
Retail & Consumer products
Technology & Communications
Venture capital & private equity
“Throughout the course of our relationship, Javier and team have always been and continue to be, a great resource for comprehensive, concise and helpful advice. They have created value for our company.”
Antonio Romero Sanchiz, President, Datacentric
“Javier Fernández-Samaniego and his team have provided a number of our clients with innovative solutions when dealing with challenging issues in Europe. They understand American clients' mindset and expectations. They think outside the box and put together multidisciplinary teams including professional lobbyists and other professionals whom clients value.”
Carlos Abarca, Partner, Foley & Lardner
“I have been working with the Samaniego's team for many years, in transactions involving the American Continent and Southern Europe and I have enjoyed working with this team, formed by reliable, hard-working and fully dedicated lawyers.”
Alain Costantini, Partner, DKW-Law