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Diego Ramos

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Intellectual Property and Technology


Diego Ramos is one of the leading lawyers in privacy law in Spain and he has been practising commercial, intellectual property, corporate law, technology, marketing, outsourcing and data protection law for over twenty years. He focuses on data protection litigation in Spain, at all levels of jurisdiction (including the National Court and the Supreme Court). His experience as an in-house lawyer for an important international consultancy firm and one of the biggest banks in Spain gives him an insight into projects that combine both outsourcing and systems management in a financial services context. He also provides advice to a large number of clients on issues (both in Spain and worldwide) including: distribution and sales agreements, outsourcing, international data transfers, telecommunications, negotiations with Data Protection Commissioners, telecommunications, best practices in handling information management and legal implications of data protection security rules.


Diego's experience as an in-house lawyer for an important international consultancy firm and one of the biggest banks in Spain gives him an insight into projects that combine both outsourcing and systems management. Diego currently holds the position of Secretary to the Board of Directors of one of the largest outsourcing groups in the world and is Secretary to the Board of Directors and Director of a Spanish stock exchange listed leader in the field of refractive eye surgery in Europe. He has also been acknowledged as a leading specialist in outsourcing by the prestigious European Legal Experts Guide. He heads the Spanish Intellectual Property and Technology group.


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Abogado registered with Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid Autelsi: Spanish Telecommunications Association and Online Services Users (International Commission) United Nations: Expert Member of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) IAPP: International Association of Privacy Professionals. Main Panel IHRA: International Hotels & Restaurant Association. Main Trainer


Universidad Autónoma Madrid (Spain), Law Degree Cambridge School of Law (UK), Diploma in Contract Law


Industry focus: Food

Within: Industry focus: Food

DLA Piper LLP's practice, which brings together practitioners from several departments in the firm, is led by copyright expert Diego Ramos. The team counts key manufacturers and food retailers among its clients, and is advising Redevco on the acquisition of the gourmet retail market Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid. In another highlight, the practice is handling Olam International's purchase of a nuts business from Grupo Guzman.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

DLA Piper LLP's multi-disciplinary team focuses on the life sciences and the pharmaceutical industries, specialising in work with a cross-border element. Diego Ramos, who has particular expertise in scientific research and the medical field, leads the practice with experienced counsel Paula González de Castejón, who is a key name for intellectual property and technology. The department is advising West Pharma on the privacy implications relating to its research activities in Spain, and is also assisting Insud Pharma with developing its internal protocols to comply with pharmaceutical regulations. Other key clients for the firm include Abbott, GE Healthcare and Pfizer.

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Industry focus: Manufacturing

Within: Industry focus: Manufacturing

DLA Piper LLP provides global expertise to manufacturers across sectors including corporate, intellectual property and public law. The key names in the team are copyright expert Diego Ramos, who is particularly active in the videogames and fashion industries, and legal director Paula González de Castejón, who focuses on the areas of pharmaceutical and intellectual property law. The practice advised KKR Asset Management on the sale of Ursa Insulation, a Spain-based manufacturer of insulation materials. In another highlight, the department assisted Sun Capital with the divestment of 100% of the shares in toy manufacturer Famosa group.

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Industry focus: TMT

Within: Industry focus: TMT

DLA Piper LLP works across the spectrum of telecoms and media work, with a particular expertise in data protection, ‘an area in which the firm has clearly focused and invested’. The ‘exceptional’ technology and privacy law specialist Diego Ramos leads the practice and is ‘responsive, rigorous and pragmatic’ in his approach. The team is advising Aon on issues arising from EU regulations related to data protection. In another highlight, the department is assisting D1 implement a plan to share investments information worldwide.

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Intellectual property: Copyright

Within: Intellectual property: Copyright

At DLA Piper LLP, Diego Ramos is the key name. A key client is Ty, a toy company, which the firm advised on anti-counterfeiting matters. Of counsel Paula González de Castejón is also noted. Bartolomé Martín, formerly a senior associate with the firm, is now with CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks

Within: Intellectual property: Trade marks

DLA Piper LLP advised e-commerce giant Rakuten on the trade mark elements of a major football sponsorship deal. Diego Ramos heads the practice.

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