curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

Master of Laws  (LL.M), May 2007
Graduated with Honors.
Northwestern University School of Law.
Chicago, IL, USA.

Certificate in Business Administration, May 2007
Instituto de Empresa Business School. Madrid, Spain.

Postgraduate Degree in Telecommunications, Audiovisual and New Technologies Law,
December 2000
Instituto de Empresa Law School. Madrid, Spain.

Licenciado en Derecho, June 2000
(Five year Law Degree, JD equivalent)
Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid, Spain.


LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Private practice
2002 - present

  • Areas of practice included: M&A, intellectual property (copyright/trademark licensing), corporate, contracts (drafting and negotiating), competition (antitrust), and personal data protection (privacy).
  • Specialized new media, internet and telco. clients, as well as national sport agencies/federations.
  • European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe): Accredited as ‘Legal’ as well as ‘Technical’ Expert.


Mediator. (Commercial Law)
World Intellectual Property Organization, (WIPO).
Specialities: Intellectual Property, Information Technologies.
2011 - present

Arbitrator, Spanish Arbitration Court.
Executive Council of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Spain.
Specialties: International Commercial Law, International Business Transactions, Export Credit Insurance, Information Technologies and Intellectual Property.
2009 - present

Domain Name Panelist for .ES Domain Names.
Executive Council of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Spain.
Specialties: Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Spanish legislation and procedure concerning .ES domain names.
2010 - present


OBRALIA (Build2Edifica, S.A.)
Nov. 2000 - Sep. 2002

In-house Counsel. Spain’s biggest on-line marketplace for the construction industry.

  • Areas of practice included intellectual property, corporate, contracts (drafting and negotiating), competition (antitrust), and personal data protection (privacy).
  • Conducted local and international transaction negotiations.
  • Speaker for firm at local/international forums.


SELECTED BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Next Generation Security Technologies, S.L.
Jan. 2003 - Dec. 2006

Co-Founder: Responsible for International Sales and International Partners Program.

  • Managed sales efforts in US, Europe, Asia and Middle East.
  • Established customer relationships with Spanish and foreign governmental offices.
  • Represented the company in intellectual property proceedings (piracy/trademark issues).


SELECTED  EXAMPLES  OF  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  COURSEWORK

  • “WIPO Training Seminar - Mediation in Disputes on R&D and Related Commercial Agreements”, WIPO/OMPI. Brussels, November 2012.

  • ASPEN Seminar: “Transatlantic Values at a Crossroads: Contemporary Leadership Challenges”, ASPEN INSTITUTE ESPAÑA. Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda, Málaga, October 2012.

  • “WIPO Arbitration Workshop”, WIPO/OMPI. Singapore, October 2012.

  • “ASPEN Socrates Seminar: "From Facebook to Body Scanners: The Future of Privacy and Technology in the Age of Google"”, ASPEN INSTITUTE ESPAÑA. Madrid, April 2012.

  • “WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes”, WIPO/OMPI. Geneva, May 2011.

  • “3rd. WIPO-INSME International Training Program: Financing Your Business With Intellectual Property”, WIPO/International Network for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (INSME). Geneva, December 2010.

  • “Main Issues in International Contracts: Drafting and Dispute Resolution”, Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid. Madrid, November 2010.

  • “Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution”, WIPO / OMPI. Geneva, October 2009.

  • “Advanced Course on Corporate Law Practice”, Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid. Madrid, May 2004.

  • Internet Law", Harvard Law School
    Rio de Janeiro, March 2003.

  • “Management Research”, Real Colegio Complutense / Harvard University. Boston, July 2002.



PUBLICATIONS AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Book, Co-Author:
Firma Digital y Administraciones Públicas.
Editorial Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública (INAP), 2003. ISBN: 84-7088-241-4
Co-Author of book on digital signatures and public agencies.

Book, Co-Author:
Régimen Jurídico de las Telecomunicaciones, Televisión e Internet.
Editorial Aranzadi, 2002. ISBN: 84-8410-863-5
Co-Author of book on telecommunications, television and internet law.
        
Editor at BlogEuropa.eu
2006 - present

Guest Lecturer at Instituto de Empresa, ICADE, CEU, ESIC, AESE (IESE Portugal), IEB, ADM Business School, Cremades Calvo-Sotelo, C.U. Villanueva, etc.
Courses focused on Internet regulation, IP and personal data protection issues (privacy).
2001 - present


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Language Skills:  Highly proficient in English and spoken German. Mother tongue: Spanish.
  • Admitted to the Madrid Bar: August 2000.
  • Married. Two Children.





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