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Firms To Watch: Industry focus: TMT

Andersen is recommended for  the ‘professionalism, rigour, knowledge and constant collaboration‘ of its culture, sports and entertainment practice, which has a strong focus the media sector, and its legaltech group, which handles IT projects. Standing out for its presence in the entertainment sector, the team is increasingly engaged by major telecoms companies.
ThinkSmartLaw is heavily focused on the technology sector. Highly regarded lead partner Alexander Benalal is a key adviser on commercial and IT matters to blue-chip companies in diverse sectors, among them retail and pharmaceuticals.

Industry focus: TMT in Spain

Baker McKenzie

Praised for combining ‘advice with common sense, years of experience with youth‘, Baker McKenzie has a very broad offering in the TMT arena, providing a comprehensive range of services to many of the world’s leading tech, media and telecoms companies. Lead partner José María Méndez has vast experience in the tech and media industries, with his work ranging from audio-visual law to the financing and distribution of content, as well as the creation of joint ventures. Senior associate Pablo Uslé is ‘a brilliant lawyer, who is able to explain key concepts in a simple way‘. Associate Patricia Pérez is sought after for her knowledge of privacy and telecoms issues; she frequently drafts licensing and outsourcing agreements, and handles proceedings before regulatory authorities.

Practice head(s):

José María Méndez

Other key lawyers:

Patricia Pérez; Pablo Uslé


‘Technical and specialised knowledge in the subject.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable about the Spanish film and TV industry, and keeps up to date on all aspects of the law as it affects film, TV production and broadcasting. Very good legal support.’

‘José María Méndez is the expert in Spain, he knows the industry and his clients in depth. Very experienced and excellent to have on your side.’


Cuatrecasas acts for large private companies across the TMT space, as well as social media businesses, digital platforms, e-companies, software creators, and technology corporations on matters ranging from the drafting of technology agreements to IP, regulatory issues and cybersecurity. Barcelona-based partner Albert Agustinoy and Álvaro Bourkaib in Madrid lead the technologies and digital media practice, which counts a number of blue-chip multinationals among its clients. Outsourcing and litigation expert Alejandro NegroRafael Sánchez Aristi, who advises on business models based on software and databases; and telecoms specialist María Pérez also play pivotal roles in work for major clients.

Practice head(s):

Albert Agustinoy; Alvaro Bourkaib

Other key lawyers:

Alejandro Negro; María Pérez; Rafael Sánchez Aristi

Key clients




Sony Music Entertainment

Technical University of Madrid






Work highlights

  • Defending Airbnb in and obtaining a favourable judgment from Spanish courts against a collective claim brought by an association representing more than 100 AIRBNB platform users (hosts).
  • Advised Microsoft on registering Microsoft’s services with the Spanish Telecoms Competent Authority (CNMC) and representing the company before it on an ongoing basis.
  • Advised PROFILM and AECINE on presenting proposals to reform the regulation on tax incentives in the audiovisual sector.


Turned to by an impressive roster of market-leading clients, the TMT practice at ECIJA is ‘a benchmark in the sector when it comes to providing quality legal advice‘. It provides an equally impressive range of services, from regulatory advice, to corporate transactions and litigation. Founder Hugo Ecija is the main point of contact in the team, supported by Alejandro Touriño – whose work encompasses IT, IP, innovation and entrepreneurship law – and IP specialist Cristina Villasante, who also handles technology contracting, digital services and IT. Other key names include Juan Salmerón, who is ‘always focused on the needs of his clients‘.

Other key lawyers:

Hugo Écija; Alejandro Touriño; Cristina Villasante; Helena Suarez; Juan Salmerón


‘Their practical and technical knowledge beyond the purely legal part is undoubtedly an added value and differential element.’

‘On many occasions we consult them on very new and complex topics but they always understand our needs and give us very practical and very business-oriented answers. They meet deadlines even if they are very strict and always adjust to their client’s needs. The partners are very accessible, even the managing partner. This is not always the case in large firms. When a new topic comes up, we have no doubt that we must go to Écija because they are surely already working on/investigating it internally.’

‘Alejandro Touriño stands out for his knowledge of the technological world that so affects the digital transformation of financial entities.’

‘Alejandro Touriño gets involved when necessary and knows how to manage work within his team, selecting the most specialised professionals for each type of negotiation. Full availability and closeness in treatment.’

‘Écija’s technology, media and telecoms team is a benchmark in the sector when it comes to providing quality legal advice to companies in this industry. The team stands out for its diversity and for the high degree of knowledge of each of its members of the industries in which they work. Without a doubt, its professionals provide great added value to companies like us by providing knowledge of the market and the audiovisual business. I would highlight the good atmosphere that emerges from the team, their high availability for any query or meeting, and the professionalism of all of them.’

‘The Écija team stands out for its excellent response capacity. They are tremendous professionals and in the projects we have collaborated on they have more than met expectations. Compared to other firms in the same sector, I would highlight their speed in responding to queries and requested deliverables. Likewise, I consider that in the quality/price ratio Ecija is a reference partner for internal legal advisers, since they know the possibilities of each client and know how to adapt and adjust the fees without giving up the excellent quality that the firm offers.’

‘It is worth highlighting its partner Helena Suarez, an expert in the sector who has offered a plus to the firm since her incorporation due to her excellent knowledge of the industry and all the players involved in it. Likewise, partner Juan Salmerón stands out as a lawyer specialised in this sector, knowledgeable about all the legislative developments in the industry and always focused on the needs of his clients.’

Key clients








Rakuten TV





Socios.com & FC Barcelona



Melia Hotels

NH Hotels

Coca Cola

Mercedes Benz

BNP Paribas


Daddy Yankee

Santander Bank


Hearst Magazines



Havas Media


Agencia EFE

NBC Universal




Madcool festival

Starlite festival

Bowfinger International Pictures

Pop 87 Films

Fubo TV



International Sports Broadcasting





Red Eléctrica



ACB (National basketball league)







At Garrigues, the advice is ‘creative, fast, decisive, effective, clear and concise‘.  The firm’s large multi-disciplinary digital practice provides a comprehensive set of services to an impressive roster of clients, among them Comcast, FIFA, Google, IBM and Cisco Systems. Transactional partners José Ramón Morales in Barcelona and Javier Marzo in Madrid oversee the telecoms and media practice groups, handling financing and M&A deals, while Madrid-based partners Carolina Pina and Alejandro Padín lead on IP and cybersecurity respectively, focusing heavily on the media and entertainment sectors. Up-and-coming partner Cristina Mesa stands out for her litigation skills in complex matters involving software, big data, and unfair competition.

Practice head(s):

Javier Marzo; José Ramón Morales; Carolina Pina; Alejandro Padín Vidal

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Mesa


‘Extensive knowledge of the sector and applicable regulatory developments. Initiative and proactivity. Knowledge of the history of the matters entrusted to them.’

‘I would like to highlight the work, professionalism and knowledge of the technological sector and legal depth of José Ramón Morales.’

‘They are a great firm. This team is very practical and decisive. They always give quick and effective solutions. They are experts in technology regulations, such as the DSA, the DMA, and others. Lately I have contacted them to advise me on artificial intelligence in Europe. I have received clearer answers from this team than from other firms.’

‘Creative, fast, decisive, effective, clear and concise. In addition, they know industry and market standards, which is very useful.’

Key clients





ATP Media

Fundación Universitaria San Pablo-CEU



Cisco Systems


Telecom Castilla-La Mancha


Square Inc. / Block





Ferrovial Mobility




Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo draws superlative praise from clients, one of whom describes it as ‘the strongest TMT department in Spain by far‘. Key partner Almudena Arpón de Mendívil is ‘absolutely the star on the Spanish market‘, with clients praising her for ‘an incredible approach with clients – very empathic but keeping the service extremely professional and accurate‘. She is part of a large, multidisciplinary team that provides corporate, regulatory, privacy, finance, tax, and litigation advice to clients across the telecoms, media and technology sectors. She is supported by regulatory specialist Carlos Vázquez, co-heads of IP and tech Sofía Martínez-Almeida and Jesús Muñoz-Delgado, and entertainment and art law partner Anna Viladás Jené. Senior associate Bárbara Sainz De Vicuña also plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Almudena Arpón de Mendívil; Sofía Martínez-Almeida; Jesús Muñoz-Delgado; Carlos Vázquez; Anna Viladás

Other key lawyers:

Bárbara Sainz De Vicuña; Alex Pujol; Isabela Crespo; Carolina Orri; David González


‘In my view, the TMT department at GA&P is the strongest TMT department in Spain by far. They understand the needs of the clients in terms of flexibility of fees. They are always up to date on new regulations and market trends.’

‘Almudena Arpón de Mendívil is absolutely the star at the firm but also on the Spanish market. She has an incredible approach with clients, is very empathic but keeps the service extremely professional and accurate.’

‘The entire process was led by two super senior people who gave us a lot of security.’

‘Carolina Orri and David González were fantastic. We would use them again in an instant. Very pragmatic, efficient and great people!’

‘Very commercially minded.’

‘Balanced team of seniors and juniors, with attention to detail and very client-oriented in service.’

‘Isabela Crespo is very knowledgeable of all IP and unfair competition matters.’

Key clients

Vista Equity Partners

Nintendo Co.

Círculo Fortuny

Hardis Group




Cellnex Telecom



Bonsai Partners

Seaya Ventures


GIC / Atomico

Work highlights

  • Advised Orange Bank on the merger between Orange and MásMóvil Ibercom, to combine their businesses in Spain, which will result in the creation of a new company valued at €18.6bn.
  • Ongoing advice to Nintendo regarding intellectual property and technology matters in Spain and at an EMEA level.
  • Advised Hardis Group on its acquisition of Sislos SGA (Atos Spanish logistic software division) accelerating its growth in the Iberian Peninsula.

Uría Menéndez

Uría Menéndez has ‘a team with deep knowledge of technical matters related to new technologies‘. The firm, which counts major sports companies, retailers, and social media companies among its clients, provides a comprehensive service encompassing privacy, cybersecurity, IP, M&A, tax, competition, regulatory and employment matters. The lead partners are Pablo González-Espejo, who handles commercial and company law in the audiovisual, telecoms, media, sports and IT sectors, and ‘extraordinary professionalLeticia Lopez-Lapuente, who specialises in data protection. Litigator Borja Sainz de Aja is the key contact for contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Pablo González Espejo; Leticia López-Lapuente

Other key lawyers:

Borja Sainz de Aja


‘It is a team with deep knowledge of technical matters related to new technologies and the market trends.’

‘The team always has a broad spectrum leader, surrounded by expert lawyers in different areas, perfectly coordinated with each other, which allows them to have an end-to-end view of the subject in question.’

‘Uría lawyers have greater knowledgeof the aspects of business, telecoms, media and technology.’

‘Expert advice, close, personalizsd, updated and completely relevant to the required needs.’

‘Leticia López-Lapuente is an extraordinary professional.’

Key clients



Santander Consumer Finance





Start-up Fintech


Advent International

Be Mobile Client, S.L.

Family Zone Cyber Safety


Bernard Krone Holding




Klarna Bank



Cogent Communications



Unidad Editorial



Work highlights

  • Advises the Meta group on all its business areas (Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Oculus, etc.) on disruptive and strategic tech matters throughout the year.
  • Advised Telefónica on the €2.5bn joint venture with Crédit Agricole Assurances and Vauban Infrastructures Partners to create of one of the largest FTTH neutral wholesale operators in Europe.
  • Advises Unidad Editorial on all types of media, regulatory and commercial-related issues as well as contract work, including M&A, financing, digital advertising, litigation and corporate housekeeping, with a focus on new digital businesses and partnerships.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance handles a range of corporate, regulatory and litigation matters across the TMT space, though it has particular strength in the telecoms sector through relationships with key clients, among them Cellnex Telecom, British Telecom, and Telefónica. Dispute resolution specialist Jaime Almenar is a key figure in the practice, while corporate partner Guillermo Guardia advises on high-value M&A transactions in the sector. Recent highlights for fellow corporate partner Luis Alonso include advising numerous European clubs and the US investment firm Sixth Street on the 2023 Soccer Champions Tour.

Other key lawyers:

Jaime Almenar; Guillermo Guardia; Luis Alonso; Juan Cuerva


‘In my opinion, they are the firm with the best knowledge of the market, TMT regulations and their impact on the business. They are practical lawyers, very lucid and who can address any matter without the need to carry out a “briefing” of the technical or business implications due to their prior knowledge. They are very fast and have solid legal training not only in TMT but also in civil, commercial and administrative law, something that does not occur in other specialised law firms or boutiques that may know about TMT but do not have as much legal solidity.’

‘I work with Jaime Almenar. He is truly a legal star. I have never met a lawyer so mentally agile and quick. It is a real delight to discuss any legal matter with him as he is capable of unraveling the mess and finding a pragmatic solution. I value his speed, his clarity and his legal solidity. He is really a very solid lawyer and one who can really be trusted.’

‘They differ in quality and experience in the market with a global vision of the technological market. Juan Cuerva is the reference associate.’

Key clients

Cellnex Telecom


Arjun Infrastructure Partners


British Telecom


European Super League Company / A22 Sports Management

Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Athletic de Bilbao

Sixth Street


Key Capital Partners








Software AG

Work highlights

  • Acting as the main legal advisor to Cellnex Telecom in the €10bn acquisition of telecoms sites from CK Hutchison in six European countries.
  • Advised Asterion Industrial Partners and its portfolio company Nabiax on the sale of Nabiax’s Americas operations to Actis.
  • Acting for European Super League Company (company formed by top 12 founding football clubs) and the promoters of the competition, A22 Sports Management, in all aspects related to the formation of The Super League.

CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo

The Madrid office of CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo is frequently involved in the local aspects of major transactions and development projects led through the firm’s international network. Prime examples include work for Meta on a new transatlantic subsea cable in cooperation with the Spanish telecoms operator Telxius, where practice head Javier Torre de Silva served as the key partner. Public law and litigation partner Jorge Sánchez in Barcelona is ‘capable of going down into the mud and making a decision taking smart risks’, while IP and digital business partner María González Gordon is a key adviser to media clients.

Practice head(s):

Javier Torre de Silva

Other key lawyers:

Jorge Sánchez; María González Gordon; Ricardo Gómez-Barreda


‘In particular, Jorge Sánchez is a great professional who resolves complex issues in very limited time. The big difference between Jorge Sánchez and other professionals is his great commercial profile and his advice. Jorge is capable of going down into the mud and making a decision, taking smart risks. Jorge’s advice is always easy to read and understand, as well as extremely useful for making an immediate internal decision. Furthermore, Jorge’s availability is unconditional, whether or not it is his area of ​​practice. ’

‘I must highlight the work and involvement of Jorge Sánchez. Jorge is always available to manage the most complex matters with great efficiency. He has great knowledge about the sector and market dynamics, and is able to advise in a practical and quick manner according to the company’s interests.’

‘In my opinion CMS is the reference firm for companies in the telecoms sector and new technologies. I believe that they are professionals who are at the forefront of these economic activities and with knowledge of the latest developments in national and international legislation. I consider that a very important value of this firm is its ability to face these legislative changes and changes in the productive sectors.’

Key clients

Macquarie Capital




YTL (Malaysia)

China Unicom


Ferrovial Group





Work highlights

  • Advised Macquarie Capital on the acquisition of a fibre optic network in rural areas owned by MásMóvil.
  • Helping Echostar to obtain its spectrum and regulatory licenses in Spain and acting as the legal representative of Echostar in Spain for regulatory matters and relationships with CNMC and the Ministry, as well as for the regulatory aspects of the Complementary Ground Components (CGC).
  • Advising Atresmedia on IP cases in Spain and in the EU, including against intellectual property rights collective management entities AIE (representing artists), and AGEDI (representing music producers).

DLA Piper

The team at DLA Piper is praised for having ‘specialists in all sectors‘. Clients laud the group of ‘very good communicators, who always provide a complete vision of the advice‘, highlighting Paula González de Castejón – who handles regulatory matters in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors, as well as online gaming issues – and senior lawyer Elisa Lorenzo. The practice is led by technology and privacy partner Diego Ramos, who recently assisted global medical services group Clinical Baviera with the development of a new state-of-the-art medical technology suite.

Practice head(s):

Diego Ramos

Other key lawyers:

Paula González De Castejón; Elisa Lorenzo


‘The team is diverse and has specialists in all sectors.’

‘Paula Gonzalez de Castejon and Elisa Lorenzo Sanchez are very good communicators, always with a complete vision of the advice and the change of situation. Very knowledgeable and also always meeting expectations and working within tight deadlines.’

Key clients

Clínica Baviera – AIER EYE GROUP

International Olympic Committee



8PE España PLC

Löwen Play

Dassault Systèmes International

Salesforce UK Limited

Hilton Domestic Operation Company


Work highlights

  • Advised CLINICA BAVIERA – AIER EYE GROUP in connection with the development and protection of a new state-of-the-art medical technology suite.
  • Advised the International Olympic Committee in connection with the design and compliance control of its sophisticated electronic devices for e-marketing and data management systems in the context of upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games and Gangwon 2024 Youth Games.
  • Advised Winamax on ongoing regulatory issues on gambling, advertising, data protection, consumer protection matters, AML and on the new responsible gambling Royal Decree.

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

The TMT practice at Ramón y Cajal Abogados has ‘a commercial, practical approach to legal advice that is not easy to find in the Spanish legal market’. Lead partner Norman Heckh is the standout practitioner and he ‘impresses with his profound legal knowledge and very friendly, sympathetic and motivated manner‘. His recent engagements include advising Google on Spanish legal requirements regarding e-marketing activities, and assisting Reef Technology with setting up a black kitchen project through a joint venture with CEPSA.

Practice head(s):

Norman Heckh


‘The team is characterised by a high level of professional competence and profound legal knowledge. Communication is very efficient. The advice and cooperation is very client-oriented.’

‘Norman Heckh is very knowledgeable and impresses with his profound legal knowledge. He advises in various languages: Spanish, English and German. Normen Heckh is also characterised by a very friendly, sympathetic and motivated manner. He is always oriented towards the well-being of the client.’

‘A strong team with a commercial, practical approach to providing clients with legal advice. Not easy to find in the Spanish legal market.’

‘Norman Heckh is a stand out leader in his practice area. Responsive, commercial and practical. He does not lose sight of the issues that are critical to clients to resolve.’

‘Great team around Norman Heckh, very knowledgeable and price sensitive.’

‘Norman Heckh is the lead. Great lawyer I can highly recommend.’

Key clients

Mapfre Tech

Reef Technology



Haya Real State

Deutsche Telekom



Network Steel Group





Sonae Sierra








Work highlights

  • Advised REEF in the set-up of a black kitchen project in Spain in joint venture with CEPSA, having defined and implemented all legal e-commerce requirements, including website terms, terms and conditions, e-marketing, etc.
  • Provided assistance to Mapfre Tech with exclusive dedication to the analysis and processing of a large amount of tech driven for the whole group.
  • Advised Telefónica on the acquisition of a sophisticated cybersecurity entity.

A&O Shearman

At A&O Shearman, ‘the team is commercial, dedicated and knows the sector very well‘. The firm’s TMT practice is led by local head of M&A Iñigo del Val and head of public law and regulated sectors Pablo Mayor, who are ‘highly skilled, commercial lawyers who know the market well and provide constructive and tailored advice’. The firm is a global leader in infrastructure M&A and development, and the Madrid office plays a key role in that work, having advised on high-value telecoms and digital infrastructure transactions in recent years. Private equity partner Ignacio Hornedo recently acted for Intermediate Capital Group in the €2bn acquisition of Konecta to create a leading Customer Business Process Outsourcing company.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Mayor; Íñigo del Val

Other key lawyers:

Ignacio Hornedo


‘High technical qualification. Total availability and accessibility of partners and associates. Network of contacts in all areas of the public and private sector. Stand out for response and execution speed.’

‘The team is commercial, dedicated and knows the sector very well.’

‘Iñigo del Val and Bosco de Checa are both highly skilled commercial lawyers who know the market well and provide constructive and tailored advice to their clients.’

Key clients


Grupo Mediapro

Orange Espagne



Disney Channel


Intermediate Capital Group




Work highlights

  • Advised EQT on all the aspects of the sale process of Adamo Telecom and its group companies, a FTTH operator focused on rural areas.
  • Advised Intermediate Capital Group on the creation of a world leader in the Customer Business Process Outsourcing sector with local expertise of over 130,000 employees, through the acquisition of Konecta by a new vehicle of ICG Fund VIII and the simultaneous acquisition of Comdata by Konecta.

Deloitte Abogados

The TMT group at Deloitte Legalis distinguished by the excellence of its professionals in addition to the breadth of knowledge and experience‘. Media specialist Alfonso del Río, IP expert Dulce Mª Miranda Naranjo, media partner Miguel Gutiérrez, IT partner Rodrigo González, and key telecoms adviser Jose María Gómez Rosende are the main contacts in a practice that counts Disney, Repsol and General among its clients. The firm’s strong focus on media sees it provide specialist tax services to audiovisual productions, while its IT and technology expertise encompasses advice on the implementation of new technologies.

Practice head(s):

Alfonso del Río; Dulce Miranda; Miguel Gutiérrez; Rodrigo González; José María Gómez Rosende

Other key lawyers:

Silvia García Ausín


‘Deloitte’s digital law team, led by Rodrigo Gonzalez, is distinguished by the excellence of its professionals in addition to the breadth of knowledge and experience they encompass in both privacy and new technologies and digital law. The team is organised very efficiently.’

‘Lawyers differ from competitors in the extensive experience and knowledge they have, both at a technical and management level. Rodrigo González is a reference partner for his mental agility and incredible team and client management skills. Demonstrated leadership is key.’

‘Flexibility when finding legal solutions that provide added value. Rodrigo González and Silvia García Ausín are excellent professionals.’

Key clients

Generali España SA de Seguros y Reaseguros


EDP Renewables


MásMóvil Group



CPT Holdings (USA) Sony Pictures Entertainment Iberia S.L.

El Deseo S.A.


Isla Audiovisual

Work highlights

  • Advised Generali on the analysis of the current situation of the technology contracts in force of the company, as well as to identify areas for improvement in the drafting, preparation and negotiation of technology contracts.
  • Advised Disney entities on ongoing tax assessment matters.
  • Advised Sony Pictures Entertainment on audiovisual productions in Spain.


The TMT practice at DWF-RCD has ‘a deep understanding of the specific laws and regulations governing these industries, allowing lawyers to effectively guide their clients in conflict resolution‘. Clients additionally praise the ‘extraordinary technical knowledge and ease of translating technical knowledge into terms that clients understand‘. Co-managing partner Ignasi Costas is head of innovation and entrepreneurship at the firm in Barcelona, where corporate partner Alejandro Griffiths also plays a key role. Partner Augusto Martin in Sevilla possesses additional expertise in corporate, IP and technology transfer matters.

Practice head(s):

Ignasi Costas

Other key lawyers:

Augusto Martin; Alejandro Griffiths


‘RCD attorneys have extensive experience and knowledge in the technology, media and Telecoms (TMT) industry. They have a deep understanding of the specific laws and regulations governing these industries, allowing lawyers to effectively guide their clients in conflict resolution. They have a proven track record of successfully representing  clients in litigation and arbitrations related to TMT matters.’

‘They have extraordinary technical knowledge and ease of translating technical knowledge into terms that clients understand. They encourage innovation and help their clients navigate legal issues related to new technologies.’


Linklaters is a key adviser to international tech and telecoms companies, among them Telefónica and Alipay, and is sought out for regulatory advice, litigation services, corporate deals and financing transactions. Led by José Giménez, who ‘stands out for his deep knowledge of the telecoms and energy sector‘, and Ceyhun Pehlivan, who has ‘very deep subject matter knowledge and experience‘, the TMT practice recently assisted Red Eléctrica de España with the potential implementation of co-location services to develop 5G. Corporate partner Carmen Burgos also plays a key role in the team.

Practice head(s):

José Giménez

Other key lawyers:

Ceyhun Pehlivan; Carmen Burgos


‘Linklaters is one of the best firms I have ever worked with. Their team is very solid and they are always up to date with the latest news. Their approaches are always practical and they understand the business needs right away.’

‘Ceyhun Pehlivan is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. Their involvement, desire to work, technical knowledge and experience in providing advice to organisations of various kinds are always a very welcome plus.’

‘The Linklaters team is multidisciplinary, always showing in-depth knowledge of the topics being addressed, even in novel issues with a complex component. Their availability is always at a maximum, responding within very demanding deadlines. It gives us great security to have Linklaters professionals in complex matters.’

‘Their availability and ability to adapt to all demands sets the team apart.’

‘Ceyhun Pehlivan is leading the technology and data protection practice in Linklaters Madrid. Cey is brilliant and provides exceptional service. He is extremely responsive and has very deep subject matter knowledge and experience. He can be relied upon to find commercial and practical solutions to difficult issues. ’

‘Sector know-how and expertise.’

‘Linklaters has great lawyers who know and understand clients’ businesses and provide innovative approaches to matters. I would highlight their availability and disposition at any time.’

‘José Giménez stands out for his deep knowledge of the telecoms and energy sector and in general public law. His collaborative attitude and immediate willingness to work quickly makes him unique in the market.’

Work highlights

PwC Tax & Legal Services

PwC Tax & Legal Services has a stellar roster of clients, among them Vodafone, Booking.com and streaming service Rakuten TV. Led by Fernando Fernandez-Miranda, the digital regulation practice has ‘great technical knowledge and great ability to explain topics, with attention to detail‘. The firm frequently advises on the design and implementation of new technologies, often as part of digital transformation projects.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Fernandez-Miranda

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Marques Gaspar; Marta Llamazares; Fernando Herrero Maortua


‘Team with great technical knowledge and great ability to explain topics to the client, with attention to detail and always with the best quality and adaptation to the needs of each client. The relationship with the team is very fluid and close, and they are always available through different channels to resolve any questions, which differentiates it from other firms where direct contact is more difficult.’

‘Very high legal knowledge, they are always up to date with the latest developments in the specific matter and have great practical knowledge after years of experience with various clients. Fernando Fernandez-Miranda, Pedro Marques Gaspar and Marta Llamazares, with whom I have worked directly, have always shown their availability, flexibility and closeness and all the work delivered is of excellent legal quality.’

‘Agility, simple and pragmatic solutions.’

Key clients

Amazon Web Services



Rakuten TV

Orange Telecom



NTT Data



Bandai Spirits Co.





Sigma Technologies


Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation

Eurofins Scientific (Eurofins Megalab)

Fluzo Technologies

Work highlights

  • Acting as TMT advisers to Huawei on a variety of matters on an ongoing basis.
  • Drafting a strategic roadmap and providing IT legal advice to Vodafone.
  • Advising Sage on its current business model and on the corresponding contractual documentation.


Pérez-Llorca is building its platform in the digital law space with the hire of experienced partner Raúl Rubio from Deloitte Legal in early 2023, adding key skills in technology, digital transformation, audiovisual matters, advertising, and more. Rubio co-leads the practice with newly promoted partner Andy Ramos Gil De La Haza, who focuses on matters concerning technology and intangible assets, and is regarded by one client as ‘probably the best known lawyer in video games‘. The practice is known for its ‘great technical knowledge and expertise‘, with Rubio praised for ‘a unique vision of the market and its needs‘. Andrea Sánchez also plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Andy Ramos; Raúl Rubio

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Sánchez


‘Great technical knowledge and expertise. Excellence in the advice received.’

‘Raúl Rubio, partner of the team, is a benchmark in the market in terms of expertise in digital law. I highlight his great ability to carry out highly complex regulatory analyses tailored to the client’s needs, as well as his technical knowledge of the operation of different disruptive technologies, which allows him to even anticipate the client’s needs.’

‘I highlight Raúl Rubio’s ability to put himself in the client’s shoes and empathise with them, perfectly understanding the role and battles of an in-house lawyer versus other business teams within the company. I also highlight his kindness, education and always good manners. He is very approachable and always picks up the phone and returns calls.’

‘Excellent professionals with a unique vision of standards and technology. Expert knowledge in the areas of privacy, electronic signature and artificial intelligence, among others.’

‘Raúl Rubio is one of the best lawyers in the field of technology. He has a unique vision of the market and its needs.’

‘Andy Ramos is a great lawyer and also very commercially minded. He is very responsive and provides excellent advice. He is also an absolute pleasure to work with.’

‘Pérez-Llorca stands out as a leader because of its sector focus, combined with its high technical quality, pragmatic approach and responsiveness.’

‘Andy Ramos is probably the best known lawyer in video games in the international legal community. As well as understanding the sector, he is very responsive, pragmatic and a really nice person. I would recommend him to anyone (and have, several times).’

Santiago Mediano Abogados

The media and entertainment practice at Santiago Mediano Abogados advises prominent TV and streaming networks, as well as international and domestic production companies, regularly working on IP rights, production financing and post-production agreements, and contractual disputes. Santiago Ilundáin leads a practice which also features founding partner Santiago Mediano, a specialist in IP and entertainment law. The team recently advised one of the world’s most successful TV and streaming networks on media law issues arising from new projects.

Practice head(s):

Santiago Ilundáin

Other key lawyers:

Santiago Mediano; Juan López Lorenzo


Auren is recommended for its ‘knowledge, experience, business vision, client service‘. Led by Pilar Sanchez Bleda, the team advises a variety of clients on audiovisual and technology contracting, as well as tech transfer agreements, software licensing, and film finance matters. Litigation concerning emerging technologies is another area of increased focus for the team, which also includes IP lawyer María Negro Carbonero.

Practice head(s):

Pilar Sanchez Bleda

Other key lawyers:

María Negro Carbonero


‘Competencies in different areas and interconnection between them to cover all service needs.’

‘Knowledge, experience, business vision, and client service. Pilar Sánchez Bleda is recommended.’

‘They are up to date with all the relevant topics and always answer all the questions we have efficiently.’

‘They are committed to our project and make us feel like they are another member of our team.’

Key clients



Quexito Films


Aym Squad

Liga Canaria Esports

Metaworld Congress


Morada Films

Big C Gaming

Work highlights

  • Providing the necessary support to Acciona to plan communication action, manage advertising and create large-scale events in accordance with the intellectual property rights and the specific rights of each project.
  • Assisting TUI with daily matters on its digital activity.
  • Advised Quexito Films on the production of the audiovisual work “VAYA VACACIONES”.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has a strong track record in the technology sector, where it handles commercial agreements, M&A, litigation, and regulatory matters. Led by commercial law expert Pablo Berenguer, the practice is also well versed in privacy and data protection matters, as well as public law-related mandates. Other key contacts include emerging technology specialist Joaquin Muñoz, whose expertise in digital law sees him act as a key adviser to telecoms and media clients,  and senior associate Celia Bouzas.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Berenguer; Joaquín Muñoz

Other key lawyers:

Celia Bouzas


‘Joaquín Muñoz is the best DP & IP lawyer in Europe.’

Key clients

European Commission

Guesty Group

Exact Software


Verizon Telematics

Work highlights

  • Leading a consortium of legal experts in coordination with OXYGY and the European Commission in the launch of the European Blockchain Sandbox.
  • Advised Guesty Group on the Spanish side of a global transaction by which the Guesty Group, through US and Spanish based subsidiaries, has acquired, subject to US law, all the assets related to the property management software business owned by the US company Kigo Inc.
  • Advising Verizon on the Spanish part of multijurisdictional projects including the review and negotiation of contracts with customers and partners, training of their onsite teams in all kind of contractual and commercial partners, as well as advice and representation of the client in conflicts with customers and providers.

Eversheds Sutherland

With notable strength in the media and entertainment sectors, Eversheds Sutherland‘s TMT practice handles a mix of IP and litigation mandates. Lead partner Vicente Arias is praised for being ‘very professional and close to clients, giving peace of mind and confidence to be able to move forward with any project‘. Associate Lara Barrasa advises on new technology matters as well as IP.

Practice head(s):

Vicente Arias

Other key lawyers:

Lara Barrasa


‘The firm is attentive and they are really there to solve any problem that the client may have. That is really important compared to other firms that only go for the economic issue.’

‘Vicente Arias seems to me to be very professional and close to clients. And this gives peace of mind and confidence to be able to move forward with any project.’

Key clients

Sony ATV Music Publishing / SM Publishing Spain

Warner Music Spain

Altafonte Networks, S:L.U.

Aitana Ocaña (famous artist)

Olumpic Channel Services


Mr. Daniel Heredia Vidal (famous artist known as “Rels B”)

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Work highlights

Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP‘s TMT group is known for providing ‘practical and operational solutions, not just theoretical ones‘, and clients praise its ‘closeness, trust, anticipation and professionalism‘. The practice, led by Paloma Bru, handles a broad portfolio of work across IT and outsourcing, commercial and regulatory matters in the telecoms sector, and emerging areas such as blockchain and fintech. Senior associate Lidia Vidal Vallmaña and associate María Gutiérrez-Bolívar have extensive expertise in both IT and IP.

Practice head(s):

Paloma Bru

Other key lawyers:

Lidia Vidal Vallmaña; María Gutiérrez-Bolívar


‘High technical qualification. Absolute availability and accessibility of partners and associates. Response and execution speed. Customer knowledge. Practical and operational solutions, not just theoretical ones. Contacts in the sector.’

‘This year, the TMT team has been reinforced with the incorporation of new lawyers who also receive the support of the rest of the P&M offices in Europe, which makes them very up to date on the evolution, legislative doctrine and practice in sector-specific matters. This allows them to anticipate the needs that we are having in my organisation.’

‘The closeness, trust, anticipation and professionalism with which they deal with the matters entrusted to them set the firm apart. The relationship with the partner responsible for our matters is extraordinary but the relationship with the second line of work is almost better since they work in perfect harmony with the partners.

Key clients

NTT Data

Alain Afflelou España, S.A.U.

WOW (The Stage Ventures SL)


Disa Corporación Petrolífera, S.A.

Pladur Gypsum, S.A.

La Finca Global Assets

Barclays Bank

Fundación Pro-Bono España – CONG Región de Murcia

Work highlights

  • Advising NTT Data, which was awarded the contract to develop Renfe’s new intermodal platform: Dōcō.
  • Continuous advice to Alain Afflelou on data protection matters related to the digitalisation of the company, GDPR compliance, outsourcing agreements and cybersecurity compliance.
  • Advising WOW on the implementation and development of the digital multichannel fashion e-commerce platform in relation to regulatory issues of technology, privacy, e-commerce, and cybersecurity.