Firm Profile > RCD > Madrid, Spain

28006 MADRID

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Life sciences specialist Ignasi Costas leads the practice at RCD, which advises across the sector. The firm is known for innovative work, with a particular expertise in drafting biotechnology agreements as well as handling regulatory issues relating to data protection. The multi-disciplinary team includes Judith Saladrigas, who was recently promoted to partner.

Industry focus: TMT Tier 3

Solid and reliableRCD has ‘a deep knowledge and understanding of legislation, best legal practices and strict business ethics’. The ‘well-informed and prepared’ practice is focused on intellectual property, patent rights and copyright protection and its particular ‘experience with large and relevant transactions sets the firm apart’. Founding partner and information technology specialist Ignasi Costas leads the team of ‘highly-qualified individuals', who are recommended for their ‘abilities and temperament’.

Insurance Tier 3

The ‘highly prepared’ team at RCD stands out for its ‘energy and experience’, focusing on corporate insurance and regulatory issues, as well as sub-groups specialising in insurance taxation and cyberisk. The practice has ‘wonderful lawyers, versatile and with a very good knowledge of the industry’. It is led by the ‘excellentRuth Duque, who has ‘very strong knowledge of the sector’. The team also includes ‘hardworking’ associate Amara Oderiz, who is ‘very good at insurance law’.

Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 3

RCD has considerable expertise in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors but also acts for corporate clients from an array of industries. Ignasi Costas is the key contact.

Intellectual property: patents Tier 3

RCD's group has core strengths acting for clients in the pharmaceutical, high-tech and health sectors, among others. Ignasi Costas and Oscar Alegre are key names.

Private equity Tier 3

RCD is a notable firm for venture capital transactions. It acts for private equity and venture capital funds as well as young companies. Ignasi Costas and newly made-up partner Carlos Nogareda are notable practitioners.

Projects and energy Tier 3

Flexible, available, practical’, the team at RCD has ‘great knowledge of the energy sector and a very agile and dynamic response to problems that arise’. Working across the field, the ‘professional team’, which is led by Javier Olmos, is particularly known for project financing and litigation. Federico Belausteguigoitia joined from Marimón Abogados and is experienced in the renewable energy sector.

Public law Tier 3

RCD handled numerous public procurement procedures. Ignasi CostasEva Gimenez Corrons and newly promoted partner Judith Saladrigas frequently advise public hospitals and research institutes.

Tax Tier 3

RCD has a strong track record in planning, private wealth management and corporate taxation. The firm has particular experience in the areas of transfer pricing and initial coin offerings. Founding partner José María DuránJorge Sarró, whose expertise includes inspections, collection and management of tax, and expert in the Spanish tax system Diego Artacho, who is a former tax inspector at the Superior Corps of State Tax Inspectors, are the practice heads.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The 'well-organised' RCD, which has offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, focuses on small and mid-cap deals including venture capital matters. Adolf Rousaud is recommended and clients can 'always count onIgnasi Costas.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

RCD combines expertise in intellectual property and IT litigation, with domestic and international arbitration experience. The practice is led by Ignacio Benejam, Jordi Sanchez and Alfonso Maristany, who was promoted to partner in 2018. The team focuses on disputes arising from a range of commercial and corporate litigation, as well as multi-jurisdictional cases. It was strengthened by the arrival of senior associate Salvio Codes, who joined from Gómez-Acebo & PomboJuan Manuel de Castro moved in the opposite direction.

Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 4

RCD is a popular choice for Spanish corporates for trade mark disputes. Ignasi Costas, Jordi Sanchez and Juan Manuel de Castro are the names to note.

Real estate and construction Tier 4

RCD advises a variety of private equity sponsors and real estate firms on acquisitions as well as handling real estate investment trust structuring work. Adolf Rousaud and Iñigo Montesino-Espartero are the practice heads.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Under the leadership of Jordi AlbiolRCD acts as debtors' counsel and trustee in insolvency proceedings.

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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 Jordi Albiol  photo Mr Jordi Albiol
Mr Oscar Alegre  photo Mr Oscar Alegre
Mr Diego Artacho  photo Mr Diego Artacho
Mr Federico Belausteguigoitia  photo Mr Federico Belausteguigoitia
Mr Ignacio Benejam  photo Mr Ignacio Benejam
Mr Pablo Bernal  photo Mr Pablo Bernal
Mr Alejandro Capdevila  photo Mr Alejandro Capdevila
Mr Santiago Carrero  photo Mr Santiago Carrero
Mr Ignasi Costas  photo Mr Ignasi Costas
Ms Ruth Duque  photo Ms Ruth Duque
Mr José María Duran  photo Mr José María Duran
Mr Lucas Espada  photo Mr Lucas Espada
Mr Iñaki Frías  photo Mr Iñaki Frías
Mr Jonathan Gil  photo Mr Jonathan Gil
Mrs Eva Gimenez Corrons  photo Mrs Eva Gimenez Corrons
Mr Carlos Hernández Rivera  photo Mr Carlos Hernández Rivera
Mr Alfonso Maristany  photo Mr Alfonso Maristany
Mr Ramón Martínez  photo Mr Ramón Martínez
Mr Jesús Martrat  photo Mr Jesús Martrat
Mr Iñigo Montesino-Espartero  photo Mr Iñigo Montesino-Espartero
Mr Eduardo Nebot  photo Mr Eduardo Nebot
Mr Carlos Nogareda  photo Mr Carlos Nogareda
Mr Javier Olmos  photo Mr Javier Olmos
Mr Manel Pérez  photo Mr Manel Pérez
Mr Juan Rodríguez Loras  photo Mr Juan Rodríguez Loras
Mr Carles Ros  photo Mr Carles Ros
Mr Adolf Rousaud  photo Mr Adolf Rousaud
Ms Judith Saladrigas  photo Ms Judith Saladrigas
Ms Cristina Samaranch  photo Ms Cristina Samaranch
Mr Jordi Sanchez  photo Mr Jordi Sanchez
Mr Jorge Sarró  photo Mr Jorge Sarró
Mr Iñaki Silva  photo Mr Iñaki Silva
Mr F. Javier Triviño  photo Mr F. Javier Triviño
Mr David Villa  photo Mr David Villa
Mr Borja de Gabriel  photo Mr Borja de Gabriel
Number of lawyers : 300+
Other offices : Barcelona
Other offices : Valencia