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Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 7

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea offers advice on asset-based lending, real estate finance and regulatory issues. It assisted fintech company MyValue with payment services matters. Managing partner Juan Díaz leads the team, which added counsel Teresa Villarroya, who joined from EY Abogados, in July 2018.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea is 'very committed to the client' and has 'strong technical skills'. It counts consumer credit reporting agency Experian, Interserve and Volvo Financial Services as new clients, and advised software company group Jonas Software on the acquisition of Bookassist. Juan Díaz and Carlos Pemán are the key names.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

The ‘great professionals’ at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea are particularly experienced in financial and international litigation. ‘Practical proposals and good implementation’ are paired with ‘technical excellence and market knowledge’ in a team led by Antonio Bravo, Luis Francisco Bermejo Reales, José Mariano Cruz and the ‘excellent, client-oriented’ Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada. Key clients include Mercedez-Benz Finance, Merck & Co, Allianz Group and Warner Music.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Known for its ‘availability and passion’, Eversheds Sutherland Nicea's team is noted for its 'fast' turnaround ‘while always maintaining quality and excellence’. The 'professional, adaptable and understandable’ firm is focused on innovation in the field and is particularly active in collective bargaining and M&A-related employment advice. Jacobo Martínez Pérez de Espinosa stands out for his ‘vision and professionalism’. He leads an experienced team that includes Luis Aguilar, who is ‘an experienced, detail-oriented professional’, and Ana Cid, who was recently promoted to counsel. Also recommended is associate Alberto Garcia, who is 'a great professional’. The department advised Welbilt on employment matters arising from its acquisition of the shares of Crem International Group. Other key clients include General Electric Group, The Kraft Heinz Company and 4Finance.

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

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

The ‘great team’ at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea has ‘top knowledge of the sector and provides innovative ideas’. The practice is led by patent and product liability specialist Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada, who has ‘experience in pharmaceutical-related dispute resolutions’; administrative law and litigation expert Alberto Dorego, who is ‘reliable and dedicated’; and the ‘outstanding’ José Mariano Cruz, who focuses on intellectual property related matters. Key clients include Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.

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

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Intellectual property and media law specialist Vicente Arias Máiz leads the practice at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea and focuses on the entertainment sector. His team has particular expertise in cross-border matters relating to intellectual property, as well as privacy issues. The group was strengthened by the arrival of senior associate Celia Bouzas from Peñafort Abogados, who is experienced in competition and new technologies. The department is acting for Emi Music Publishing Spain and Sony ATV Music Publishing in litigation relating to unauthorised advertising synchronisations in TV programmes and advertising spots. In another highlight, the firm is advising Mercedes-Benz on data protection matters.

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Intellectual property: Copyright
Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea's group is well regarded for advising major music publishers. The practice is defending a record company in a dispute with a well-known Catalan author who has challenged the client's master recording rights and royalty policy. Vicente Arias Máiz leads the copyright practice, which includes senior associate Celia Bouzas González, who joined from Penafort Abogados in March 2018.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks
Intellectual property: Trade marks - ranked: tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea fields a team of 'great professionals' that stand out for their 'teamwork and communication skills'. It is advising a well-known automotive client and hotel sector client on the protection of their trade mark portfolios. José Mariano Cruz and legal director Inmaculada López are the key names.

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Intellectual property: patents
Intellectual property: patents - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea's team stands out for its 'teamwork, good communication skills and extraordinary preparation and execution at court level'. It is well-known for handling patent disputes for clients in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. José Mariano Cruz and 'great professional' Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada are the practice heads.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

An active player in mid-market private equity transactions, Eversheds Sutherland Nicea acts for clients such as Avenue Capital Group, Bridges Fund Management and GED Capital. Of counsel Sixto de la Calle is recommended.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea's Alberto Dorrego de Carlos and Andrés Jimenéz Diaz are particularly active in the transport and infrastructure and pharmaceutical sectors. The group represented Abertis as highway operator in judicial proceedings against the government of Spain concerning the modification of the current AP-7 highway concession contract.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea recently advised on the sale of a retail park to a real estate investment trust. Javier Ibáñez Gabernet and Rafael Arráez Amselem are the names to note.

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Tax - ranked: tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea specialises in contentious, corporate and real estate taxation, as well as tax matters arising from M&A. The firm also has expertise in cross-border issues in the sector. Enrique López de Ceballos, who is focused on transactional tax advice, restructurings and wealth planning, and expert in real estate, corporate and contentious tax Antonio Cuéllar Prats are the practice heads. Key clients include Rockspring Property Investment Managers, Tyco Group and Citygrove Leisure.

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