2023 – present: Founder, Nahmias Dispute Resolution, Madrid, Spain – Private practice offering legal services relating to the resolution of international and domestic commercial disputes acting as arbitrator, mediator, counsel, or expert.
2015- 2023: Founder Nahmias+Partners, Madrid, Spain – Private practice providing international legal counselling to international business. Services cover areas such as: international dispute resolution, transactions, distribution, competition law, intellectual property, international trade law, regulatory compliance, international sanctions, anticorruption and other related matters.
2016 – present: Adjunct Professor, EAE Business School, Madrid, Spain – International Economics Law; International Trade and Contract Law; Public International and EU Law.
2019 – present: Adjunct Professor, Saint Louis University, Madrid. Spain – Legal Environment of Business and Online Commerce.
2019 | Adjunct Professor, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain: Law Unplugged- International Commercial Arbitration Advocacy.
British American Tobacco
Head of Legal (Regulatory Futures Department), London, UKHead of function and Global Leadership team member leading a specialist legal team providing counsel, advocacy, and engagement strategies on critical regulatory trends impacting the business.
General Counsel – Middle East Area, Dubai, UAE
Senior executive and Middle East Area business leadership team member leading the legal, corporate security and anti-illicit trade teams. Successfully drove businesses risk management processes across several highly volatile markets (including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, KSA, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Yemen). Successfully defended significant product liability as well as dealer/distributor termination litigation.
Global Regulation Counsel- London, UK
Specialized lawyer providing regulatory counsel and training to end markets enabling the business to navigate increasingly challenging regulatory business environment. Pioneered strategy of utilizing IP protections of international trade and investment laws to counter regulatory proposals such as plain packaging. Led challenges to national legislation and regulation as well as EU directives banning advertising and promotion (including product display), through constitutional arguments such as violation of fundamental rights of communication and private property rights as well as public international law (TRIPS, WTO, TBT) and EU arguments (Proportionality, European Convention of Human Rights).
Legal Director, Madrid, Spain
Head of function and member of area business leadership team member, leading the legal team and compliance/businesses risk management processes in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra, and Azores. Led business through challenging transition to total advertising ban and ensuing price war. Successfully prosecuted significant product liability, IP infringement, advertising, dealer/distributor termination and contract litigation, including first ever private antitrust challenge against leading competitor in Portugal.
2000 – 2004 | Pernod Ricard: Legal Director, Madrid, Spain – Established new legal department, providing counsel and governance to manufacturing, marketing, and import/export activities of business. Successfully prosecuted dealer/distributor terminations, unfair competition, and trademark infringement litigation before Spanish and Portuguese Courts, including first ever legal challenge to outdoor alcohol advertising ban in Spain.
1998- 2000 | Decathlon España: Legal Counsel, Madrid, Spain – Providing corporate and commercial law counselling. Successfully negotiated and consummated key real estate transactions, including opening new stores in Andalucía, Pais Vasco, and Galicia.