José María Jiménez Candela

Lawyer

Education

Law Degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, he presented Public Entrance Examinations to the State Finances Inspectors and holds a masters degree in Tax Law, Garrigues & Andersen Firm (1994/95).

Experience

Mr. Jiménez joined SPYN Advisors in 2008. He has extensive experience in the private sector with enterprises such as the “Foxá” group, Roland Berger, S.A., Credit Lyonnais, and the Spanish cable–TV operator Quiero Televisión. In the Public Sector, he has counseled and headed numerous offices and teams relating to Science, Technology, Telecommunications, and Information Society.

Concerning his experience in the European Union, by the opening of the telecommunication markets in Europe and the liberalization of the telephony and TV in Spain, he took part in the PHARE European program regarding the introduction of the Universal Telecommunications Service in Poland, and also in the Twinning Project between Bulgaria and Spain dedicated to 'Institutional Building at the Communications Regulation Commission'. More recently, he has participated, as national correspondent for Spain, in studies for the European Commission (DG INFSO) in several matters related to new technologies (among others, ID management or implementation of the Electronic Services Directive).