Baker & McKenzie today announced the recruitment of entertainment lawyer Jose Maria Mendez as a new partner in Spain.
Mr. Mendez joins Baker & McKenzie following a 3 year stint with Squire Sanders where he undertook numerous significant projects, including representing a Spanish broadcaster in its negotiation of television rights to the World Football Cup of 2002 and 2006 and the protection against counterfeiting of conditional access smart cards for the reception of cable TV. Previously Mr. Mendez was in-house counsel at Polygram (now known as Universal) and was the Assistant General Counsel of Sogecable (Canal +), two leading Spanish media and entertainment companies.
Commenting on his appointment, Maite Diaz, a member of the Spanish Management Committee of Baker & McKenzie in Spain, said: “Jose Maria Mendez brings to the Firm extraordinary experience and expertise in entertainment law, a practice which we are keen to develop going forward.”
Jose Maria Mendez said: “I am proud to be part of a global firm such as Baker & McKenzie, which is very attractive to our many entertainment clients who are developing their business on a global scale.”
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