Bird & Bird grows its team in Madrid with the arrival of partner and data protection specialist Joaquín Muñoz

International law firm Bird & Bird grows its team in Madrid with the arrival of tech and comms and data protection specialist, Joaquín Muñoz as partner.



There is an increasing need for data protection specialists across the firm and Joaquín’s arrival will further promote Bird & Bird’s privacy and data protection offering within the international Commercial practice. The appointment of Joaquín is part of the firm’s growth plan for the Madrid office.

Joaquín joins the firm from ONTIER, an international law firm operating in 13 countries, where he is currently the global co-head of the TMT practice. He has 18 years’ experience advising technology companies on digital law, data protection compliance, information security, e-Commerce law, entertainment law, IT outsourcing, gambling compliance, intellectual property advice and other issues related to the TMT industry. At Bird & Bird, Joaquín will be part of the Commercial and the Privacy & Data Protection practices advising clients on data protection and cybersecurity matters. Given his extensive experience in the cloud and software, medical devices, the sharing economy, fintech, retail and legal tech industries, Joaquín will also work closely with the Tech & Comms and Media, Entertainment & Sports sector groups.

Coral Yáñez and Isidro de Moral, co-heads of Madrid at Bird & Bird comment: “The arrival of Joaquín in the Madrid office will further boost our Commercial and Privacy & Data Protection practices in Spain. His longstanding expertise advising a range of technology companies and his diverse offering will provide our clients with guidance on some of the most complex data protection matters, particularly in the Tech & Comms and Media, Entertainment & Sport sector groups. We look forward to working with him!

Ruth Boardman and Ariane Mole, co-heads of the international Privacy & Data Protection practice at Bird & Bird add: “There is a large international network of technology companies that find added value in specialised legal advice in the field of technology law and data protection. The arrival of Joaquín will not only significantly boost our capabilities in our Privacy & Data Protection practice in Spain, but also across the firm’s network.

Joaquín says: “Bird & Bird prides itself in being one of the leading international law firms supporting organisations being changed by the digital world, which is very closely aligned with my practice advising technology companies on data protection and commercial matters. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Madrid and across the international Commercial & Privacy & Data Protection teams.

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