José María Méndez is head of the Intellectual Property, Tech and Media department at Baker McKenzie Madrid and head of the EMEA IPTech practice.
Mr. Méndez is recognized as a leader in his field by the most prestigious legal directories. According to Chambers Europe, José María Méndez "was born for copyright law" and “his style is oriented to being pragmatic and offers clear and easy to implement solutions." Jose María is hailed as an “expert in media and production” and considered “the king in audiovisual matters.” Clients describe Jose María as “very specialized and has unsurpassed knowledge of the audio-visual industry.”
Jose María's practice focuses mainly on the media and tech industries. He advises clients on matters relating media and audiovisual laws, production, financing and distribution of content, creation of joint ventures and management of corporate deals for the media and entertainment sectors. He is also focused on the enforcement and protection copyrights and trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights and transactions related to transfer of intellectual property assets. He is an specialist setting up financing for film and television productions and related regulatory issues for audiovisual projects, helping clients comply with both local and international media-related regulations.
His clients include major national and international tech and media players, television and sports networks, telecom companies, OTT and SVOD service providers.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Madrid Bar Association
Mr. Méndez contributes on a regular basis to activities for Caritas Diocesanas and Aldeas Infantiles.
- Madrid~Spain (1992)
- Centre of Financial Studies (LL.M. Taxation) (1995)
- CEU University, Madrid (Business Administration, Honors) (1992)