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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Work +34 91 582 91 00
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Barcelona, Bilbao, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and 3 more

Álvaro de Castro

Work (+34) 91 582 91 00
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology


Senior Lawyer


Spanish, English and French


Degree in Law, UAM, Madrid (2008)
Degree in Business Administration, UAM, Madrid (2008)
Master’s Degree IP&IT in Intellectual Property and Information Technology, ESADE, Barcelona (2010)


Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

The ‘experienced and responsive’ team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo provides ‘comprehensive regulatory, reimbursement, public procurement and data privacy advice in the health and life sciences industry’. The practice has ‘an excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical sector’ delivering ‘concise, considered strategic advice with sound judgement’. Eduardo Castillo, who is ‘an excellent patent litigator’, leads the team with senior associate Irene Fernández Puyol, who specialises in regulatory work and is ‘extremely responsive and always to the point’. Also notable is senior associate Alvaro de Castro, who is ‘a real asset to the team’.  The firm recently advised Albany Molecular Research on its acquisition by the Carlyle Group and GTCR. In another highlight, the department is representing pharmaceutical group Mundipharma in a multi-jurisdictional patent litigation against a number of global generic drug companies, including Cinfa and Sandoz, relating to its product Targin.

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Intellectual property: patents

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Álvaro de Castro - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Within: Intellectual property: patents

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo’s ‘reliable and trustworthy’ team is a key name for cross-border work and protection issues and patent enforcement are key strengths. Practice head Eduardo Castillo, Gonzalo Ulloa and Alvaro De Castro are acting for UK-based pharmaceutical group Mundipharma in pan-European patent litigation against a number of leading global generic drug companies. Isabela Crespo works with large European retailers and brands. Jesús Muñoz-Delgado and Sofía Martínez are also noted. Jose Miguel Lissen departed to ABG Patentes (now ABG Intellectual Property) to lead the legal and litigation practice.

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