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José María Méndez

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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.”

8 December 2023 was a historic moment for AI regulation in Europe. Following three days of extensive debates, the EU Parliament, Council and Commission finally announced a provisional agreement on the EU AI Act, the bloc’s landmark legislation regulating the development and use of AI in Europe. It is one of the world’s first comprehensive attempts to regulate the use of AI.

After three days of extensive final debate the EU Parliament, Council and Commission finally announced provisional agreement on the EU AI Act, the bloc’s landmark legislation regulating development and use of AI in the European Union. It is one of the world’s first comprehensive attempts to regulate the use of AI.
The EU AI Act awaits formal adoption by both Parliament and Council before it will become EU law.