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Ignasi Costas

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Founding partner. Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Ignasi is a founding member of the law firm and leads the Innovation and Entrepreneurship department, which includes the practice of entrepreneurial initiative, Venture Capital and the internationalization of companies. Ignasi counts on a long and profound experience in advising entrepreneurs and investors in the process of negotiations and strategic alliances. He has also collaborated with various public research centers and in the creation of knowledge-based companies (spin-offs). He is a member of the Board of Directors of several technology-based companies, the General Secretary of the Ecommerce & Technology Cluster and the author of different academic articles related to his areas of practice and knowledge. He also regularly speaks at a wide-range of Spanish universities.


Ignasi has been recognized by the most prestigious international legal directories, such as Chambers & Partners Europe, Chambers & Partners Global and The Best Lawyers, for his expertise in Intellectual Property, Venture Capital, Corporate Law and M&A, Public Law, Health and Pharmaceutical Law, Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) as well as in Investment Funds. Likewise, in 2013 he was recognized by the renowned publication Iberian Lawyer Review with the 40U40 award, given to the leading lawyers in the Iberian Peninsula under the age of 40, and also received the Outstanding Social Contribution Award. He has also been ranked as one of the most active legal advisors in the M&A and Venture Capital market, during the last two years (TTR/Expansión-2015 and 2016).


English and Spanish.


Member of the Board of Directors of several technology-based companies.
Secretary of the Board of clusters and organizations related to innovation and entrepreneurship.
Officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee.
Vice–Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) International Private Equity Committee. Speaker at private and public forums on venture capital and technology transfer.
Member of the Barcelona Bar Association.


Financial Analyst (CEFA), Institute of Financial Studies (IEF). 
LLM-Scholar, University of California (UC). 
Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School.
Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Financial Law, University of Barcelona (UB). 
Law Degree, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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 on' Ignasi Costas.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

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.

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Industry focus: TMT

Within: Industry focus: TMT

‘Solid and reliable’ RCD 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’.

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Intellectual property: Copyright

Within: Intellectual property: Copyright

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.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks

Within: Intellectual property: Trade marks

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.

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Intellectual property: patents

Within: Intellectual property: patents

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.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

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.

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Public law

Within: Public law

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

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