1. Anna O’Connell
Anna O'Connell
President and co-founder of ADA

Anna teaches art law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and is a consultant lecturer in art law at Sotheby´s Institute of Art. She was appointed a visiting fellow of the LSE’s Law Department in 2008.

In 2015, she was appointed as an expert advisor to the UK’s Secretary of State for Culture to advise on applications for the approval of museums and galleries under the UK’s immunity from seizure law.She is a lawyer and previously practiced at London law firm Stephenson Harwood and US law firm Coudert Brothers. She was formerly in-house lawyer at the Art Loss Register.

She has spoken at international conferences including in the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, Art Basel, ARCO Madrid, Courtauld Institute of Art, St Petersburg Legal Forum, George Washington University Law School, the American Law Institute and Lyon University Institute of Art and Culture.

3. Marta Suárez-Mansilla
Marta Suárez-Mansilla
Vicepresident

Marta is a lawyer specialising in art law, Deputy Director of the Art Madrid art fair and Founder/Director of the legal consultancy, Artworld Law (www.artworldlaw.com)

Actually, she is finishing her doctoral thesis in law focused on the protection of cultural heritage and the art market. She has authored articles on art law matters for publications including Cuadernos de Derecho de la Cultura, Anuario Iberoamericano de Derecho del Arte and Art Antiquity and Law.

Marta has a Masters in Research of Cultural Law from the UNED and the Carlos III University, and a Masters in Management and Leadership of Cultural Projects from the King Juan Carlos University. She has also completed postgraduate courses in law including the Rodrigo Uria Meruendano art law course, Copyright Course (Harvard University), International Law (Université de Louvain) and Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime (Glasgow University).

4. Rosina Gómez-Baeza
Rosina Gómez-Baeza
Vocal

Rosina is President of Factoría Cultural and Managing Partner at art advisory firm, YGBART, which she co-founded in 2012.

Rosina was Director of ARCO, the international contemporary art fair, for 20 years (1986-2006). Previosly, Rosina was Director of the 1st Biennial of Art, Architecture and Landscape of the Canary Islands, President of the Institute of Contemporary Art (2005-2008) and Founding Director of LABoral, Centre for Art and Industrial Creation of Asturias, dedicated to the study, research, production and presentation of the work of artists working in the field of art, science and technology (2006-2011).

Rosina is also President of  the Association for Entrepreneurship Support in Cultural and Creative Industries.

5.Lucia Ybarra
Lucia Ybarra
Vocal

Lucia is Managing Partner at art advisory firm, YGBART, which she co-founded in 2012. She is also Vice-Chair and Director of External Relations of the Association for Entrepreneurship Support in Cultural and Creative Industries and co-founder and Director of External Relations at Factoria Cultural, the creative industries incubator.

Lucia was Chief Exhibitions Officer at the Museo Arte Reina Sofia from 1995 to 2011. She has carried out many exhibition projects both with national and international museums, and has worked with internationally renowned artists and curators. She has also been an exhibition curator and has penned essays on arts for exhibition catalogues, and has collaborated as an art critic in the art and culture section of El Correo Español newspaper with articles and interviews.

With a degree in History of Art from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, she furthered her studies in contemporary art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.

6. Javier Fernández-Lasquetty
Javier Fernández-Lasquetty
Vocal

Javier is Partner at ELZABURU. Practicing lawyer since 1982, specialising in Intellectual Property, ICT and image rights. Previously a lawyer in several ICT and consultancy firms, as well as a partner at a multinational law firm.

Javier appears in the leading international legal directories (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal) and named as Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyer by IAM Magazine.

Since 1988, Javier has been a Professor of Intellectual Property at IE Law School, Instituto de Empresa, in various Master of Laws programmes, and since 2002 he has been the Director of that institution’s Advanced Intellectual Property Programme. Panelist at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center (IP General and Media & Entertainment). President of the Intellectual Property Section of the Madrid Bar Association (ICAM). Active member of professional associations of his sector such as AIPPI, ALADDA, DENAE, LES and INTA. Member of the Academic Council of Fide and Co-director of its 21st Century Intellectual Property Forum.

7. Agustín González
Agustín González
Vocal

Agustín is a Partner in the Madrid office of law firm Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 2000, having previously worked as the Head of the Legal Department of the Spanish Collecting Society (Sociedad General de Autores y Editores). He became a partner of Uría Menéndez in January 2004.

His practice focuses on intellectual property law. Agustín advises Spanish and international companies operating in the music, audiovisual and editorial industries, internet content providers and companies in the IT sector. He also has extensive experience in managing legal proceedings in these areas.

Agustín is regarded as a leading lawyer by the main international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and PLC Which Lawyer