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Fieldfisher JAUSAS

Work +34 93 415 0088
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Barcelona, Madrid
Fieldfisher JAUSAS, Jordi Ruiz de Villa, Barcelona, SPAIN

Jordi Ruiz de Villa

Work +34 93 415 00 88
Fieldfisher JAUSAS

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Distribution & Franchising. Securities Litigation.


Partner. (Distribution and Franchising; Securities Litigation)


During the last decade, my career has been mainly focused on bank litigation, having directed some cases that have created a precedent before the Spanish Supreme Court. In this area, it is worth noting that I specialise in the defence of SMEs, large companies and institutional investors against financial institutions due to bad practices in the commercialisation of all types of products – especially derivatives, atypical financial contracts, stocks, etc.

My professional practice started in the areas of franchising, distribution, unfair competition, corporate conflicts and antitrust enforcement. This included litigation and arbitration matters and I also advised some of the most prestigious franchise networks at a national and international level.

My experience in complex issues, which combine civil and criminal proceedings and in some cases involve a large number of victims or an international component, has given me extensive knowledge in this field and an excellent reputation.


Spanish. English. Catalan.


Besides forging an extensive career as a litigation lawyer, I have also undertaken other activities and held institutional posts. I am an arbitrator for the WIPO, I founded the Spanish Franchisers Association (AEF) in 1993, and have been its legal advisor ever since, as well as being chair of its Legal Experts Committee since 2004. Furthermore, I am member of the IBA (International Bar Association) and the Legal Committee of the EFF (European Franchise Federation), among others.


Law Degree. Universidad de Barcelona, Spain (1988). Masters Degree in Financial and Tax Law. Universidad de Barcelona, Spain (1995).

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  • Life Sciences Overview 2008/09

    Law 29/2006 (26 July 2006) on guarantees and rational use of medicinal products and medical devices is the central regulation governing medicinal products. The law still requires development through a large number of Royal Decrees, during 2008 and 2009. Many provisions of Law 29/2006 (such as the sale by post or by telematic means of certain medicinal products) do not appear to be enforceable until such legislation is enacted. This particularly applies to rules on medical devices, which are included in Law 29/2006, but need legislation to be effectively enforced. Such specific legislation is currently being developed, including for medical prescriptions and traceability.
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