We provide business-savvy advice for large public and private companies in Spain, Europe and the rest of the world. Our experience in all areas of corporate activity includes corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, initial public offering and secondary offerings, partnership structures, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, project support and company secretarial.
Intellectual Property and Technology
We have exhaustive knowledge of all five areas of IP: patent protection and portfolio strategy, brand protection, trade secrets, commercial agreements and IP litigation. We can protect your brand through vehicles such as trademark, copyright or licenses, help manage your portfolio and enforce IP rights or defend against IP claims either in court or at tribunal. Our team advises on distribution and agency contracts, patents, trademarks, designs, unfair competition, royalties, publicity and image rights, and all other aspects of regulatory IP.
International Dispute Resolution
Respected as exceptional litigators and trial lawyers, as well as leaders in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), we set ourselves apart by offering innovative solutions and employing strategic techniques. These include early case evaluation, screening for appropriate dispute resolution procedures, billing and status-reporting flexibility, and a range of technology tools, combined with professionalism and commercial awareness. We are also adept at dispute resolution, such as adjudication, advocacy, arbitration, dispute prevention, expert determination, litigation and mediation.
Labor and Employment
Covering individual and collective employment law matters, we advise on the personal liability of directors and managers, draft termination agreements and structure international employment contracts. We can guide you through contentious employment matters, including provision of representation in both the administrative and jurisdictional courts. We also advise organizations on immigration, social security and union law in Spain and on the prevention of labor risks.
Heavily involved in Latin America, our lawyers represent multinational and Latin American organizations on a local and global scale. Our practice blends local presence with a deep understanding of the legal systems, practice areas and industry sectors that are relevant for our clients. Our Madrid lawyers are able to counsel, negotiate, resolve disputes, and prepare and review documents in Spanish and/or Portuguese. As international practitioners in the broadest sense, we are well acquainted with the environments and culture of most Latin American jurisdictions.
Project Development and Finance
Our team has advised on project development issues in some of the most noteworthy energy projects in the industry. Our experience includes the development of greenfield projects from the concept or bidding stage, analyzing tender documents and off-take documents and assisting in the preparation of bids and tax structuring. We also cover negotiating consortium, teaming and joint development agreements, helping to obtain project approvals and preparing detailed legal risk analyses for use by project proponents and financiers in achieving bankable feasibility for projects.
We provide insightful advice for investors, developers and funders in connection with the acquisition, funding, leasing and disposal of individual properties and portfolios. We deal with the structuring and finalizing of real estate transactions around Spain. Our team also handles projects on behalf of leading economic and community development and regeneration organizations.
Tax Strategy and Benefits
We have in-depth knowledge of the issues surrounding national and international tax planning and tax regulations. Our expertise includes individual tax planning and corporate tax matters, M&A and restructuring operations, joint ventures, groups restructuring, and taxation relating to real estate and all types of transactions. The team covers the entire spectrum of taxation matters to help ensure that you can meet all your obligations.