Manuel Esteban is the head of Legal Tech and Management Services Solutions in SAMANIEGO Law and responsible of the firm alliances with global providers of technology-powered business, legal and cybersecurity solutions.

An outside-the-box thinker and market innovator with a deep understanding of the different legal tech solutions available, he helps in-house teams and law firms to improve their legal workflows creating efficient and quality process and outcomes.

Mathematician, an expert in AI and digital transformation, Manuel combines exceptional technical skills with an entrepreneurial, commercial and solution-oriented approach.

In the late 90-s Manuel founded an IT Consultancy firm which in alliance with Javier Fernández-Samaniego’s firm at the time was delivering Data Protection Compliance solutions (namely, compliance with the first Security Measures regulations approved in Spain). Since then, Manuel has been actively engaged in providing solutions to the legal industry with the assistance of Big Data Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and a variety of new digital services and cognitive sciences.

Specialization and career

Over the past several years, Manuel has acted as an independent consultant for multinational companies advising on a broad variety of issues related to Business and Digital Transformation.

He has also assisted in developing GDPR Compliance and PIAs (Privacy Impact assessments solutions). Prior to that Manuel was for twelve years within Experian Group where he held several senior positions; the last position was Managing Director Experian Decision Analytics and member of the company’s Executive Committee. Before that Manuel was Managing Director & Partner at Item Consulting and Mosaic Iberia - two information & marketing solutions consultancies pioneering in the support of legal and compliance teams in the Spanish market.


Manuel holds a degree in Mathematics from the Complutense University of Madrid where he was specializing in Computer Science and a Master degree in Artificial Intelligence from UPM.

Other relevant information

Manuel is a speaker at international conferences, a member of relevant professional associations and author of numerous publications in the specialized press. He has also taught or guest-lectured in courses at different Universities (UCM, UPM UC3, Pompeu i Fabra, etc.). Manuel is fluent in Spanish, English, and French.