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RCD

CALLE SERRANO 116, 28006 MADRID, SPAIN
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Work +34 91 758 39 06
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Fax +34 91 542 15 90
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Web:
www.rcd.legal
Barcelona, Madrid

Spain

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

RCD

The 'well-organised' RCD, which has offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, focuses on small and mid-cap deals including venture capital matters. Adolf Rousaud is recommended and clients can 'always count on' Ignasi Costas.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

RCD

RCD combines expertise in intellectual property and IT litigation, with domestic and international arbitration experience. The practice is led by Ignacio Benejam, Jordi Sanchez and Alfonso Maristany, who was promoted to partner in 2018. The team focuses on disputes arising from a range of commercial and corporate litigation, as well as multi-jurisdictional cases. It was strengthened by the arrival of senior associate Salvio Codes, who joined from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. Juan Manuel de Castro moved in the opposite direction.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

RCD

Life sciences specialist Ignasi Costas leads the practice at RCD, which advises across the sector. The firm is known for innovative work, with a particular expertise in drafting biotechnology agreements as well as handling regulatory issues relating to data protection. The multi-disciplinary team includes Judith Saladrigas, who was recently promoted to partner.

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Industry focus: TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 3

RCD

‘Solid and reliable’ RCD has ‘a deep knowledge and understanding of legislation, best legal practices and strict business ethics’. The ‘well-informed and prepared’ practice is focused on intellectual property, patent rights and copyright protection and its particular ‘experience with large and relevant transactions sets the firm apart’. Founding partner and information technology specialist Ignasi Costas leads the team of ‘highly-qualified individuals', who are recommended for their ‘abilities and temperament’.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

RCD

The ‘highly prepared’ team at RCD stands out for its ‘energy and experience’, focusing on corporate insurance and regulatory issues, as well as sub-groups specialising in insurance taxation and cyberisk. The practice has ‘wonderful lawyers, versatile and with a very good knowledge of the industry’. It is led by the ‘excellent’ Ruth Duque, who has ‘very strong knowledge of the sector’. The team also includes ‘hardworking’ associate Amara Oderiz, who is ‘very good at insurance law’.

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Intellectual property: Copyright
Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 3

RCD

RCD has considerable expertise in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors but also acts for corporate clients from an array of industries. Ignasi Costas is the key contact.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks
Intellectual property: Trade marks - ranked: tier 4

RCD

RCD is a popular choice for Spanish corporates for trade mark disputes. Ignasi Costas, Jordi Sanchez and Juan Manuel de Castro are the names to note.

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Intellectual property: patents
Intellectual property: patents - ranked: tier 3

RCD

RCD's group has core strengths acting for clients in the pharmaceutical, high-tech and health sectors, among others. Ignasi Costas and Oscar Alegre are key names.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

RCD

RCD is a notable firm for venture capital transactions. It acts for private equity and venture capital funds as well as young companies. Ignasi Costas and newly made-up partner Carlos Nogareda are notable practitioners.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

RCD

‘Flexible, available, practical’, the team at RCD has ‘great knowledge of the energy sector and a very agile and dynamic response to problems that arise’. Working across the field, the ‘professional team’, which is led by Javier Olmos, is particularly known for project financing and litigation. Federico Belausteguigoitia joined from Marimón Abogados and is experienced in the renewable energy sector.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

RCD

RCD handled numerous public procurement procedures. Ignasi Costas, Eva Gimenez Corrons and newly promoted partner Judith Saladrigas frequently advise public hospitals and research institutes.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

RCD

RCD advises a variety of private equity sponsors and real estate firms on acquisitions as well as handling real estate investment trust structuring work. Adolf Rousaud and Iñigo Montesino-Espartero are the practice heads.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 4

RCD

Under the leadership of Jordi Albiol, RCD acts as debtors' counsel and trustee in insolvency proceedings.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

RCD

RCD has a strong track record in planning, private wealth management and corporate taxation. The firm has particular experience in the areas of transfer pricing and initial coin offerings. Founding partner José María Durán, Jorge Sarró, whose expertise includes inspections, collection and management of tax, and expert in the Spanish tax system Diego Artacho, who is a former tax inspector at the Superior Corps of State Tax Inspectors, are the practice heads.

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