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Bird & Bird

JORGE JUAN 8, 1A PLANTA, 28001 MADRID, SPAIN
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Spain

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has built a strong reputation advising on structured finance, banking and finance compliance and distressed portfolio-related matters, and also has considerable expertise handling sport and aviation-related finance. José Luis Lorente heads the practice. Banca Farmafactoring has instructed the firm to assist with matters connected to its online banking products, including updates of terms and conditions, and regulatory issues.

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

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s corporate practice has ‘a business-oriented approach’ and expertise in M&A, spin-offs, joint ventures, corporate and debt restructuring, and general corporate advice. Lourdes Ayala is the name to note.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s projects and energy team is well versed in the energy sector, where it has notable expertise advising on investments. The group assisted Renovalia Energy Group with refinancing the debt of three of its Spanish subsidiaries, which allowed the client to refinance the overall debt arising from the construction of several wind farms in the country. Hermenegildo Altozano heads the practice.

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

Bird & Bird

Highlights for Bird & Bird team included advice to Sidercom Inmobiliaria on the acquisition of an office building in San Sebastián, which comprised a due diligence exercise, negotiation and drafting of all relevant documents and lease agreements. Isidro del Moral is the key name.

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Spain: Industry focus

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

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is particularly strong in IP law, where it has ‘an extraordinary specialisation’ in the area. Raquel Ballesteros leads on regulatory matters while ‘incisively analyticalManuel Lobato heads the patents side. Notable recent work includes representing Chemo Group (now Insud Pharma) in patent infringement litigation.

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TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s team provides ‘a highly responsive’ service and ‘understands complex business and industry issues’; its recent workload includes litigation, privacy, commercial and IP advice. Key work includes assisting Gilead Sciences with all privacy and data protection matters. Counsel Alexander Benalal is recommended for his ‘ability to tailor advice to the client’.

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Spain: Intellectual property

Copyright
Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s ‘top-notch copyright team’, which is led by the ‘reputedManuel Lobato, was recently strengthened by the addition of Antonio Cueto, who joined from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. Raul Bercovitz led a team representing Mediapro, as the claimant, in a dispute against a pirate website pertaining to infringement of intellectual property rights and unfair competition. Group CT and Lexmark are also clients.

Leading individuals

Manuel Lobato - Bird & Bird

Next generation lawyers

José Angel García-Zapata - Bird & Bird

Teresa Mercadal - Bird & Bird

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Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

At Bird & Bird, ‘the experienced and knowledgeable team’ is led by Manuel Lobato. The group is defending B. Braun Melsungen in a patent nullity action initiated by an Indian manufacturer; the team had previously successfully acted for the same client in a related patent dispute brought by the claimant’s Spanish representative. Other clients include Chemo, Sygenta, Actavis and Rovi. Raul Bercovitz and Antonio Cueto are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Manuel Lobato - Bird & Bird

Next generation lawyers

José Angel García - Bird & Bird

Teresa Mercadal - Bird & Bird

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Trade marks
Intellectual property: Trade marks - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s considerable expertise in the space spans trade marks issues and related trade secrets, design and unfair competition matters. Raul Bercovitz and Teresa Mercadal are acting for Laboratorios del Dr Esteve in claims against two corporations pertaining to infringement of its "After Bite" trade mark. Other clients include EOS Products, Grupo Cortefiel, Tillster, Mediapro and Musaat. Practice head Manuel Lobato and Antonio Cueto are the key contacts.

Leading individuals

Manuel Lobato - Bird & Bird

Next generation lawyers

José Angel García - Bird & Bird

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