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Roca Junyent > The Legal 500 Rankings
Roca Junyent's data protection team is 'adapted to the new digital reality of business' and is noted for its 'broad vision of the market and special attention to detail'. Teresa Pereyra leads the team and draws on previous experience at the Madrid data protection authority (APDCM); she and the team advise major Spanish clients on data protection compliance, data transfers and security breaches.
Other key lawyers:
Laura Caballero; José Manuel Miralles; Blanca Cortés; Carlos Blanco Morillo
‘Roca Junyent’s team is defined by a high legal knowledge and a perfect interpretation of the company’s needs, the latter being a very favorable point compared to other firms. Very qualified team with excellent communication and reading skills.’
‘Teresa Pereyra Caramé demonstrates a total knowledge on the subject, an excellent ability to understand the flows of her clients’ companies, as well as a communication capacity in an extraordinary way and time.’
‘Teresa Pereyra, head of Roca Junyent’s data protection team, is a very responsible person, studious of the subject, and driving force, always trying to solve the questions raised in a precise and detailed way.’
‘The Roca Junyent team is exceptional. I have been counting on them (as a client) for years to attend to our legal matters. All the team attorneys we have worked with have performed their work diligently, meeting the established deadlines, and presenting more than satisfactory results. They develop a job of high professional quality. I have worked with many firms to date, and without a doubt the one with which I have had the best experience is with Roca Junyent.’
‘Teresa Pereyra Caramé – Head of Data Protection and Information Technology: In all cases, she has shown herself dedicated to each project, has perfectly understood the needs of each client, and has been able to offer satisfactory solutions for each problem. All this, meeting each deadline and working with agility. She is a tireless attorney with excellent client relationships. Carlos Blanco Morillo – Partner: Carlos is a high level professional, with great communication skills, being able to adapt a difficult message to interlocutors who are not used to legal language. He knows how to perfectly synthesize all inquiries, and offers quick solutions adapted to each situation.’
‘The Roca Junyent team is a competitive team, highly trained and that performs its functions in a brilliant way. At the level of privacy and data protection, they are always up to date with any new legislation, any changes and have a great disposition.’
‘Lawyers are totally at the service of their clients, having them as a priority and they always do everything possible to provide a quality service. I would highlight Teresa Pereyra, for her great involvement in the projects, her training and her great empathy.’
‘Blanca Cortés. Always available, accessible, conciliatory, transparent and empathetic. Teresa Pereyra always available, professional, serious and transparent.’
MOVINERO (VIVA CREDIT)
Spain > Employment Tier 3
As lockdown measures were implemented in Spain, Roca Junyent assisted on a number of complex ERTEs in the domestic media, industrial and retail sectors. Jointly headed by Àlex Santacana Folgueroles in Barcelona and Rosa Rodríguez in Madrid, the team is strong in collective disputes, restructuring processes, labour inspections and collective bargaining agreements. Santacana has extensive experience advising domestic and multinational companies, including representation before superior courts, while Rodríguez has 20 years of experience in employment and social security law. Albert Rodríguez Arnaíz is also a key contact, working alongside Santacana in Barcelona.
Àlex Santacana Folgueroles; Rosa Rodríguez
Other key lawyers:
Albert Rodríguez Arnaíz
‘They stand out for their excellent management, orientation and client advice in all areas of labor law. Complicity and proximity. Accessible staff with fluid, close communication with the ability to understand the different possible scenarios.’
‘Rosa Rodríguez is an exceptional proceduralist. Excellent negotiator and with a deep and extensive knowledge of labor law. She is agile, fast, observant, hard-working and intelligent. Counting on a highly prepared office that has a solid infrastructure and equipment to carry out work with excellence.’
‘Albert Rodríguez stands out for his great technical capacity to solve any of the company’s procedures. Complicity and proximity. Experts in labor matters.’
CAMBRA DE COMERÇ DE BARCELONA
AGRUPACIO CATALANA DE CENTRES
MUTUA GENERAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain > Tax Tier 3
The 'great professionals’ at Roca Junyent have ‘knowledge of the tax area, but also of business management’, as well as ‘clarity and agility of response’. The firm specialises in tax litigation, transfer pricing, wealth management, inheritance tax, international tax planning, corporate tax, criminal tax issues and M&A tax. On top of this the practice has sector expertise in healthcare, food and beverage, automotive, leisure, banking, insurance and retail. Raúl Salas is experienced in tax issues related to M&A and real estate transactions. He co-leads the team with highly experienced Barcelona-based partner Jordi Guarch.
Raúl Salas; Jordi Guarch
Other key lawyers:
Blanca Usón Vegas
‘Great professionals, customer knowledge.’
‘A decisive team with knowledge of the tax area, but also of business management. Clarity and agility of response.’
‘The qualities attributed to the team can be extrapolated to Blanca Usón, who is involved in management and planning issues, and knows how to delegate in more operational matters.’
‘Roca’s team has a specific knowledge of the wind energy and renewable energy industry. In addition, it has extensive knowledge of Latin America.’
‘I have had the opportunity to work with Raúl Salas, who stands out for showing a deep knowledge of Latin America and its specific realities.’
‘Excellent professionals in Tax in Raul Salas’ Team,’
ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOOD
FUJITSU TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
RENTA 4 BANCO, S.A.
MUTUA GENERAL DE CATALUNYA
ELI LILLY LABORATORIES
NBC UNIVERSAL GLOBAL NETWORKS
LAFARGEHOLCIM ESPAÑA SAU
REAL AUTOMOBIL CLUB DE CATALUNYA
LACTALIS NESTLE PRODUCTOS LACTEOS REFRIGERADOS IBERIA, S.L.
INTERSPORT CCS, S.A.
Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (CAF)
Highlighted for its 'practical approach based on solid expertise and knowledge of corporate law', Roca Junyent has a good track record in M&A, and complements its transactional work with day-to-day company and commercial law advisory services. Technology, telecoms and energy have been among the busy sectors for the team recently. Chairman Joan Roca Sagarra has over 25 years of experience in this area; he leads the practice alongside head of the French desk Xavier Altirriba and managing partner Carlos Blanco.
Joan Roca Sagarra; Xavier Altirriba; Carlos Blanco
Other key lawyers:
Alex Llevat; Xavier Costa; Natalia Martí; Santi Pagès; Miquel Roca
‘Availability and pro activity. Business vision. Carlos Blanco.’
‘Closeness and availability of the lawyers in the team.’
‘The closeness with the in-house lawyer, being on top of the issues and following the issues, giving ongoing support and advice. Roca Junyent’s outstanding partner: Alejandro Llevat Felius.’
‘Very responsive and practical approach based on solid expertise and knowledge of corporate law. ’
‘Xavier Costa is a talented lawyer, very responsive. He has always positive attitude to solve any problem. ’
‘They perfectly understand the changing needs of a startup, and of course its sense of urgency.’
‘Carlos Blanco is undoubtedly not only someone brilliant and with an amazing attention to detail, but his treatment and closeness is admirable. It is a real pleasure to collaborate with him!’
Meridia Capital Partners
ABE Capital Partners
Anna Viladàs Jené
Other key lawyers:
Javier Vázquez; Blanca Cortés Fernández
‘From the most junior people to the senior management, as a client, the efficiency, speed and professionalism is among the best in its specialty.’
‘What I would highlight the most about the team is that, being a large law firm with a large number of professionals, they achieve a high level of coordination and competence in addressing complex and multidisciplinary issues, which are increasingly common in business practice.’
‘I have worked with many firms on all intellectual property issues throughout my work as an in-house lawyer for different companies and Roca Junyent’s office in the person of Blanca Cortés is frankly good, her work is impeccable and her help at the time to understand the problems and risks is exceptional.’
‘I highlight the work carried out by Blanca Cortés, I have raised important problems and complicated issues and she has been able to give me support and help and solutions, she is also directly involved without delegating to others.‘
‘The Intellectual Property department of the Roca Junyent office is the best we have ever worked with for their diligence, dedication and understanding of the issues that we put in their hands. Blanca Cortés is a reference for us and our teams for all matters related to Intellectual Property around the world and for the drafting of all our contracts. Her efforts in this regard have an outstanding degree of success.‘
‘Blanca Cortés has an extraordinary ability to dialogue with third parties, whether they are clients, opponents or future partners, and a precision and style of writing, even a simple email, which makes her texts very accurate in their effects.’
‘Clearly Blanca Cortes is a lawyer with open-mindedness and knowledge, in her specialty, very difficult to match in other firms. She and her entire team have worked with us during this year with great professional excellence.’
The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation
O2 Centro Wellness
Asociacion Clubes E-Sports
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Julià / Euroways
Spain > Public law Tier 4Roca Junyent is 'experienced and visible in specific sectors', particularly transport, mining, infrastructure, banking and construction. The firm's extensive public law expertise covers public tenders, environmental licences, waste management, planning, expropriation, sanction law and state aid, as well as litigation involving public law bodies. Sergi Chimenos, who heads the team, focuses on legal consultancy in administration, administrative disputes, urban planning, environmental law, competition and regulated sectors. Since publication, Rosa Isabel Peña Sastre has left the firm.
Other key lawyers:
Manuel Silva Sánchez; Jordi Miró
‘Proximity of an experienced partner to the client.’
‘Pooling system that allows more agile service.’
‘Experience and visibility in specific sectors.’
‘I highlight the Partner Sergi Chimenos.’
TRANSPORTS DE BARCELONA SA
AGÈNCIA DE L’HABITATGE DE CATALUNYA
INFRAESTRUCTURES DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
AGÈNCIA DE RESIDUS DE CATALUNYA
Spain > Banking and finance Tier 5
Advising both borrowers and lenders, Roca Junyent has expertise in investment funds and alternative financing, as well as a range of transactional and regulatory matters. The firm also provides experience in the growing areas of fintech and blockchain. Pablo Rodríguez focuses on syndicated financing transactions, direct lending, securitisation, restructuring and secondary debt market issues. He co-leads the team with Xavier Foz Giralt, who advises national and international credit entities and corporations in finance transactions, including acquisition finance and project finance.
Pablo Rodríguez; Xavier Foz Giralt
‘The lawyers are highly qualified and responsive, including in matters of banking supervisory law.’
‘It has been a pleasure working with Xavier Foz in a crossborder matter. We appreciated not only his work but also his flexibility and responsiveness.’
‘Pablo Rodriguez is an outstanding finance expert because he is right to the point, understands the client needs (not only legally, but most importantly, commercially) and delivers his advice with the required service mentality.’
Institut Català de Finances (ICF)
Deustche Bank – Postbank
Spain > Dispute resolution Tier 5
The ‘excellent training of the team’ at Roca Junyent allows the firm to act with ‘360º vision in the decision of strategies and lines of defense’. The firm advises on litigation and arbitration proceedings related to financial disputes, breaches of SPAs, director liability and corporate disputes, as well as issues arising from distribution and agency contracts. A particular niche is the firm's expertise in the emerging e-sports area. Gonzalo Serrano Fenollosa specialises in civil law and civil procedural law. He co-leads the team with the highly regarded Marlen Estévez, who focuses on M&A, corporate, director’s liability and energy-related disputes.
Gonzalo Serrano; Marlen Estévez
Other key lawyers:
Pascual Sala; Santiago Espiau
‘Excellent training of the team members in charge of our affairs. Very pertinent 360º vision which allows the decision of strategies, lines of defense and coherently granite actions.’
‘Rigor, training, work capacity, empathy (I consider that the right degree of it without losing the necessary objectivity) with the client and the entrusted legal matter.’
‘Despite being a consolidated firm, they perfectly understand the changing needs of a startup, and of course its sense of urgency. I doubt that many established firms have the adaptability of Marlen and her team, who provide the same attention and care to prepare contracts as to prepare a million dollar litigation.’
‘Marlen Estévez is a professional person: bright, close and anticipating the client’s needs at every moment.’
Monsora, S.L. / Modern Villas Costa Blanca, S.L.
Several members of the Gancedo Family
Gévora Construcciones, S.A.
NH Hoteles España, S.A.U.
Makro Autoservicio Mayorista, S.A.
Verona Lastre, S.R.L.
Vía Célere, S.L.
Aldaia Town Hall (Valencian Community)
Aeris Invest SARL
Roca Junyent’s experience covers construction, promotion and investment in residential buildings, offices, business parks, logistics warehouses, hotels, tourist complexes, and commercial and leisure centres. The firm has expertise in a range of matters, including due diligence, real estate development, planning and environmental issues, as well as establishing and advising SOCIMIs. Practice head Xavier Serramalera Cercós advises national and international clients on the development and acquisition of real estate projects.
Xavier Serramalera Cercós
Other key lawyers:
Maria Dolors Roca Solergibert; Silvia López; Roger Pla Madrid
‘Silvia López is very good. The team too. Agile, business oriented and decisive. Good balance between legal certainty and the ability to close operations.’
‘Available. They build trust.’
DELTA FLY Investments
SABADELL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
Roca Junyent > Firm Profile
The firm: Established in 1996, Roca Junyent currently employs over 230 professionals working from offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Lleida, Girona and Shanghai.
Roca Junyent delivers advice across the whole spectrum of legal areas, particularly in business law. The firm is totally committed to its clients and aims at delivering the kind of service that can only be rated as excellent.
Roca Junyent has established solid, permanent collaboration relationships with top-tier law firms in Europe and throughout the rest of the world. In 2002, Roca Junyent became the first Spanish law firm to ‘set up shop’ in China by opening up its Shanghai office.
Areas of practice
General advice to companies: incorporation and legal development of companies; advice on the decision-making, administration and management bodies; preliminary studies regarding specific aspects of their business; legal advice on new projects and initiatives; legal relations with the authorities.
M&A: advice on purchases and divestitures by public and private companies, tender offers, IPOs, restructurings, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital funds.
Banking and finance: legal advice to credit institutions and savings banks, both regarding institutional and regulatory issues, as well as specialised contracts.
Taxation: tax advice to companies and individuals, both domestic and international; taxation on corporate reorganisation; advice regarding inspections and proceedings related to the Inland Revenue Services; drawing up, submitting and following up the various personal and corporate income tax returns; administrative and appeal proceedings relating to tax issues.
Property and construction: legal advice on property development and management, especially in relation to the hotel and tourism sector. Building contracts: works, projects and technical assistance contracts.
Intellectual and industrial property: legal services related to copyrights and other intellectual property rights, patents, trade marks and industrial property rights.
Employment: advice regarding individual and collective disputes in the Labour Courts and with the labour authorities; labour contracts; collective bargaining; labour inspections.
Insolvency and corporate restructuring: advice regarding bankruptcy, creditors meetings and arrangements; legal defence of creditors; advice and participation in receivership and liquidation commissions; hedge funds.
Litigation: defence of the clients’ interests in civil and criminal proceedings in all jurisdictions and courts: the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the High Courts of Justice, Magistrates Courts and hearings.
Investment: advice on foreign investment in Spain and Spanish investment abroad, as well as the legal structures through which such investments are made; legal advice on all kinds of financial transactions abroad, including notification of loans, credits, technical assistance and other collection and payment transactions carried out by residents and non-residents.
Environmental: legal advice on all issues related to the environment, including advice regarding administrative licences, due diligence and reports on environmental hazards.
Administrative contracts and concessions: advice on public procurement contracts and advice to companies and individuals in their relations with the public authorities; legal action against the public authorities.
Telecommunications: legal advice to companies operating in the telecommunications sector. Contracts for management and use of infrastructure, networks and services: specialised works and installations, projects, content, contracts with customers, interconnection agreements, concessions, licences and administrative authorisations.
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|EU and competition|
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|Restructuring and insolvency|
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