Lexlab Innovación Legal, a legal consultancy on innovation, is born

The new firm, born from the merger of the consultancy SILO and the law firm Vázquez Matilla, appoints Javier Vázquez as its general manager

The new law firm will focus its first activities on advising on innovation purchases financed with Next Generation EU funds. The Pamplona-based lawyer Javier Vázquez Matilla is the new CEO of LexLab, a new national law firm specialising in innovation, legal innovation and digital transformation public procurement.

LexLab is born from the initiative of the Madrid-based strategic innovation consultancy Science & Innovation Link Office (SILO) and the law firm Vázquez Matilla and counts on Cristina Garmendia, former Minister of Science and Innovation, among its founders.

Javier Vázquez Matilla heads the law firm that bears his name. With a portfolio of 267 public and private entities as clients in the last five years, including public entities (city councils, provincial councils, autonomous communities, ministries, and foreign governments (Poland, Germany, Hungary, etc.) in Public Procurement (support in the configuration of tenders, resolution of incidents in all phases of procurement).

Javier Vázquez /pictured) is a law graduate from the Universidad de Navarra and holds a PhD in Administrative Law from the same institution. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Legislation and Jurisprudence. He has more than 17 years of experience in Public Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovation, a field in which he has experience with various scientific centres and consortia. He has published 70 papers in scientific journals and books and has given more than 300 lectures on the subject. He has been a member of the Commission stakeholder expert group on public procurement of the European Commission and a lecturer at the Public University of Navarra. He has also served as a member of the Administrative Tribunal of Public Contracts of Navarre and is a lawyer on leave of absence from Pamplona City Council.

Javier Vázquez Matilla pointed out that “LexLab’s work philosophy will allow the Law itself to be the guarantor to accompany public-private collaboration processes in an efficient, lawful and legally risk-free way.” And he added that “in the legal field we are also facing a unique moment: to carry out a strategic economic management and the need to adapt the Law as we know it to an effective practice to generate a change of structural model is essential to generate that society moves forward. This will require the further development of new models of public-private collaboration such as GovTech Labs, regulatory sandboxes, test beds or experimentation in public policy.”

Lexlab Innovación Legal, a legal consultancy on innovation, is born

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