Firm Profile > RCD > Madrid, Spain

28006 MADRID

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Specialising in acting for innovative start-ups and technology companies, DWF-RCD advises local and international clients on a range of corporate and transactional activity, with an increasing expertise in cross-border matters. The firm has particular experience in the pharma, life sciences, biotech, fintech and cryptocurrency sectors. Founding partner Adolf Rousaud is known for M&A and commercial transactions. He co-leads the practice with fellow founding partner Ignasi Costas, who focuses on innovation and international matters.

Practice head(s):


‘RCD has a great team’

‘They are organised between departments and give good solutions’

‘Ignasi Costas is an outstanding lawyer, you can always count on him’

‘ I value the relationships and solutions that our organisation receives from RCD’

Insurance Tier 3

DWF-RCD’s ‘highly prepared’ insurance practice focuses on several key areas of expertise: corporate insurance and regulatory issues; cyber risk; general liability, property damage and business interruption; and reinsurance. The firm also has experience in advising on insurance taxation and life insurance for wealth management purposes, as well as in acting for retail clients. Ruth Duque leads the practice and has excellent knowledge of the insurance sector'.

Practice head(s):


‘Great knowledge of insurance matters and they are versatile, with very good knowledge of the retail industry and of the main points to take into account during negotiations and drafting all kind of agreements related to insurance’

‘Ruth Duque has very strong knowledge of all kinds of agreements related to insurance, both national and international’

‘Young people with a lot of energy and experience’

‘Easy to contact’

‘Amara Oderiz and Celia Zafra work hard and are very good at insurance law’

‘The firm have wonderful lawyers’

‘They have shown very good teamwork’

Private equity Tier 3

DWF-RCD advises on a range of domestic and cross-border private equity matters, particularly in relation to technology, biotechnology, health and science. The firm specialises in financing, funding and venture capital, including funding negotiation, due diligence, planning and structuring. Private equity and venture capital expert Ignasi Costas co-leads the practice with Adolf Rousaud, who is known for advising on M&A, corporate restructuring, project finance and corporate compliance.

Practice head(s):


‘Great team that combines experience, knowledge and communication skills’

‘Better overall than other offices’

‘They know start-up regulations very well and they have a very powerful network’

Projects and energy Tier 3

Specialising in energy and natural resources, DWF-RCD's expertise includes M&A, regulatory work, administrative proceedings, litigation, tax advice and project finance. The practice works closely with other key departments within the firm and is particularly known for its experience in the development and financing of turnkey clean-tech projects. Energy law expert Javier Olmos leads the practice.

Practice head(s):


‘The most important aspect is the empathy of the team with the problems that may occur’

‘Practicality in approaching matters’

‘Flexibility when assessing legal issues’

‘Immediate availability to address issues’

Public law Tier 3

DWF-RCD advises on a range of administrative and public law matters, as well as specialising in IP, technology transfer, litigation and regulatory issues. The firm is known for advising on entrepreneurship policies, urban planning and public research organisations. Ignasi Costas focuses on the regulatory and public law aspects of innovation, technology transfer and research results. He co-leads the practice with Eva Gimenez Corrons, who has expertise in administrative and urban planning, as well as public contracting and local law. Also notable in the team is Alejandro Griffiths, who was promoted to partner in 2019 and has particular experience in international procurement.


‘Knowledge and customer care’

‘Very involved with deep understanding of the public sector’

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

The ‘very well-prepared and specialised' DWF-RCD combines ‘experience with a high level of knowledge’ of the legal and financial aspects of insolvency and restructuring processes. The firm specialises in insolvency litigation, handling local, international and multi-jurisdictional matters. Administration and business management expert Jordi Albiol leads the team and focuses on insolvency proceedings, acting as debtor counsel and as administrator or trustee.

Practice head(s):


‘They are very quick in answering your questions’

‘Jordi Albiol is the leader of the practice but he is always in touch with you’

‘Knowledge of the subject on which they advise and customer service’

‘Adaptation to the needs of the client’

‘The professionals know how to manage their agendas well’

‘Partners and associates both have knowledge and experience and manage clients very well’

‘Juan Manuel de Castro and Jordi Albiol are recommended’

‘Full expertise in restructuring and insolvency issues under Spanish regulations, as well as availability of team members’

Tax Tier 3

The tax team at DWF-RCD is recognised for its comprehensive tax advice, with particular expertise in cutting-edge areas such as transfer pricing and ICOs. Jointly headed by José María Durán, Jorge Sarró and Diego Artacho, all of whom have been members of the Spanish Senior Corps of Tax Inspectors, the team maintains a client roster of high-profile companies from a wide range of industries, including technology, telecoms and energy, but also has a particular focus on advising start-ups. 2019 saw the promotion to partner of Fernando Blázquez, an expert in tax-related litigation before the Spanish authorities.


RCD has a multi-disciplinary team that is able to deal with virtually any query quickly and safely. Jorge Sarró and his entire team excel in terms of quality and adaptability.

The team’s experience in tax law and inspection procedures makes the service they provide to the client of a high level.’

‘Jorge Sarró and Alejandro Capdevila are the partners that carry out the verification and inspection procedures and their extensive experience in this field makes them leaders in the sector.

Compared to other lawyers in the sector, they are not limited to using standard arguments known by everyone, but they propose solutions adapted to the case, innovative scenarios capable of obtaining success in the early stages of the process.

RCD has great technical knowledge of the substantive and procedural matters together with an enormous capacity to find original solutions adapted to the specific case. It is able to accompany the client from the moment the matter begins until it ends, adding value in each phase of the process.

White-collar crime Tier 3

DWF-RCD’s work ranges from money laundering, embezzlement and fraud to social security crimes, tax evasion and corruption. The firm also has expertise in corporate compliance, as well as assisting in investigations and criminal trials domestically and internationally. Practice head Diego Artacho specialises in regulatory compliance, advising on the implementation of prevention and control systems for leading Spanish companies.

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Data privacy and data protection Tier 4

The ‘understanding of the client's needs combined with fast and correct answers’ defines DWF-RCD’s ‘exceptional service'. The multi-disciplinary practice has expertise in audits, data transfer and e-commerce, as well as particular experience in GDPR implementation and audits. The team is co-led by associate Victor Altimira, who is known for IT law, particularly data protection and e-commerce; associate Irene López, who ‘always has a global vision of any issue that helps to focus advice towards the best result’; and pharma privacy expert Jesús Martrat, who focuses on assisting pharmaceutical industry clients in data protection and privacy matters.


‘The data privacy and data protection team at RCD is very professional’

‘They have a very good knowledge of data privacy and protection law and they excel in accompanying their clients through the process of implementation of the data protection standard’

‘The speed, management and coordination between the related parties are excellent’

‘They have advanced knowledge of the GDPR, and they know how to resolve matters with the minimum inconvenience for the company’

‘Irene Lopez is patient with clients and her assistants were very helpful. They kept clarifying all my doubts and assisted me throughout the whole process’

‘Nuria Galera is an associate with a high level of speciality in data protection and with a high level of detail in everything she does’

‘Victor Altamira is a professional with very good skills, who knows all the difficulties associated with the GDPR and is able to make the solutions easy’

Dispute resolution Tier 4

DWF-RCD is known for handling pre-litigation and litigation procedures relating to IP and IT. The firm also specialises in commercial and corporate disputes, as well as handling domestic and international arbitration before the ICC and the Madrid and Barcelona courts of arbitration. The team is co-led by Ignacio Benejam, who focuses on corporate, financial, contractual and personal liability matters; Jordi Sanchez, who acts in commercial litigation, as well as national and international arbitration and corporate crime matters; Alfonso Maristany, whose experience ranges from commercial and civil litigation to arbitration and insolvency law; Felipe Cabredo, who has expertise in civil, corporate, banking, real estate and construction law; and Salvio Codes, who was promoted to partner in 2019 and is active in civil procedural law matters.


‘The thing that makes them unique is that they have a really strong knowledge of the economy’

‘Really accessible and adapted to the way insurance companies work’

‘Conflicts are analysed with a practical approach, in a short time, and advice is given in a clear and concise manner’

‘Communication skills are very good, involvement of staff at all levels, availability is also high’

Real estate and construction Tier 4

DWF-RCD is experienced in the financing and structuring of real estate projects and investments, advising developers, builders and other agents. The firm provides expertise in due diligence and acquisitions, as well as contractual and urban planning matters. Adolf Rousaud specialises in advising on real estate M&A operations, corporate restructuring and project finance. He co-leads the team with real estate law expert Iñigo Montesino-Espartero, who focuses on financial operations.


‘Fast responses, knowledge of the area and quick solutions to cases’

‘The team in this area is very well qualified and they keep track of the issues’

‘They answer very quickly and efficiently’

‘They inspire a lot of confidence’

‘Ros, Eva Gimenez and Leire Elorza are outstanding’

‘Excellent and fast advice on a lot of issues in real estate law, tax law and commercial law’

‘Leire Elorza is a magnificent lawyer who has great empathy and understanding’

We are a leading independent, dynamic and innovative law firm and a reference for providing comprehensive legal advice.

Department Name Email Telephone
Bankruptcy Jordi Albiol
Corporate and commercial Adolf Rousaud
Corporate and commercial Javier Olmos
Corporate and commercial Iñigo Montesino-Espartero
Corporate and commercial Eduardo Nebot
Corporate and commercial Iñaki Frías
Corporate and commercial Carlos Nogareda
Corporate and commercial Federico Belausteguigoitia
Corporate crime and compliance Diego Artacho
Corporate crime and compliance Jorge Sarró
Data protection Jesús Martrat
Dispute resolution Ignacio Benejam
Dispute resolution Jordi Sánchez
Dispute resolution Alfonso Maristany
Energy Javier Olmos
Energy Federico Belausteguigoitia
Family business Iñaki Frías
Family business Adolf Rousaud
Family business Ignasi Costas
Family business Íñigo Montesino-Espartero
Family business Eduardo Nebot
Family law Ignacio Benejam
Family law Jordi Sánchez
Finance Adolf Rousaud
Finance Iñigo Montesino-Espartero
Finance Jordi Albiol
Finance Eduardo Nebot
Finance Carlos Nogareda
Foundations and NGOs Ignasi Costas
Foundations and NGOs Oscar Alegre
Foundations and NGOs Judith Saladrigas
Hotels and leisure Eduardo Nebot
Hotels and leisure Carlos Nogareda
Immigration Jonathan Gil
Immigration Cristina Samaranch
Immigration Pablo Bernal
Immigration Santiago Carrero
Innovation and entrepreneurship Ignasi Costas
Innovation and entrepreneurship Carles Ros
Innovation and entrepreneurship Oscar Alegre
Innovation and entrepreneurship David Villa
Innovation and entrepreneurship Judith Saladrigas
Insurance Ruth Duque
Intellectual property Ignasi Costas
Intellectual property Oscar Alegre
Intellectual property Carles Ros
Intellectual property David Villa
Intellectual property Jordi Sánchez
Intellectual property Judith Saladrigas
Intellectual property Jordi Sánchez
Labour and employment Cristina Samaranch
Labour and employment Jonathan Gil
Labour and employment Pablo Bernal
Labour and employment Santiago Carrero
Life sciences Ignasi Costas
Life sciences Carles Ros
Life sciences Oscar Alegre
Life sciences Jesús Martrat
Life sciences David Villa
Life sciences Judith Saladrigas
Private equity and venture capital Ignasi Costas
Private equity and venture capital Iñigo Montesino-Espartero
Private equity and venture capital Carles Ros
Private equity and venture capital Iñaki Frías
Private equity and venture capital Oscar Alegre
Private equity and venture capital Judith Saladrigas
Public and administrative Ignasi Costas
Public and administrative Eva Giménez
Public and administrative Oscar Alegre
Public and administrative Carlos Hernández Rivera
Public and administrative Judith Saladrigas
Tax and wealth management José María Durán
Tax and wealth management Jorge Sarró
Tax and wealth management Alejandro Capdevila
Tax and wealth management Iñaki Silva
Tax and wealth management Juan Rodríguez-Loras
Tax and wealth management F. Javier Triviño
Tax and wealth management Manel Pérez
Tax and wealth management Borja De Gabriel
Tax and wealth management Lucas Espada
TMT Ignasi Costas
TMT Eduardo Nebot
TMT Carles Ros
TMT David Villa
TMT Oscar Alegre
TMT Jesús Martrat
TMT Judith Saladrigas
Urban planning and real estate Íñigo Montesino- Espartero
Urban planning and real estate Eva Giménez
Urban planning and real estate Carlos Nogareda
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Federico Belausteguigoitia  photo Mr Federico Belausteguigoitia Corporate and Commercial Partner. Member of the Aviation and Energy Departments. Federico…
Mr Alfonso Maristany  photo Mr Alfonso Maristany Dispute Resolution Partner
Mr Carlos Nogareda  photo Mr Carlos Nogareda Corporate and Commercial and Real Estate Partner
Mr Manel Pérez  photo Mr Manel Pérez Tax Partner
Mr Adolf Rousaud  photo Mr Adolf Rousaud Managing Partner and head of Corporate & Commercial. Adolf is a founding…
Ms Judith Saladrigas  photo Ms Judith Saladrigas Innovation and Entrepreneurship Partner.Judith has extensive experience providing legal and strategic advice…
Number of lawyers : 300+
Other offices : Barcelona
Other offices : Valencia