ECIJA has strengthened its Intellectual Property area with the incorporation of José Antonio Suárez and Helena Suárez
ECIJA has announced a new strategic move in one of its key areas, that of Intellectual Property and Audiovisual Law. These new hirings, which will join the ECIJA offices in Madrid, ensures the existing team formed to date now includes a total of 13 partners and 70 lawyers.
According to a spokesperson from ECIJA: “José Antonio Suárez (pictured left) is one of the most relevant figures in the Spanish Legal scene, a pioneer in the area of Intellectual Property and Audiovisual Law in our country. José Antonio is one of the great experts in Audiovisual contracting and Intellectual Property for production and distribution companies, broadcasting companies, Spanish and foreign trade unions and Spanish and international public organisations.”
Suárez is a member of the Literary and Artistic Association for the Defense of Copyright, a member of the European Academy of Cinematography and the Ibero-American Institute of Copyright, and a member of the IBERMEDIA Court of Arbitration. He is the author of two books on Audiovisual Law and co-productions and a contributor to numerous collective works on the subject.
Helena Suárez (pictured centre), ECIJA’s new partner, develops her professional career in the practice of Entertainment Law and Audiovisual Financing. Her professional experience extends to advice on Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law, Telecommunications, Advertising and Digital platforms. Likewise, she is an arbitrator of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the Madrid Court of Arbitration. She combines the professional practice of Law with her academic work as a professor in different specialised Masters at the Carlos III University, the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), the Pontifical University of Comillas (ICAI-ICADE) and the Instituto de Empresa.
Both lawyers have developed their professional careers in the boutique firm Suárez de la Dehesa, of which José Antonio Suárez was the founder, and which in 2017 was integrated into the structure of DA Lawyers.