Firm Profile > Roca Junyent > Barcelona, Spain

Roca Junyent

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Active in litigation and arbitration matters, Roca Junyent has experience in financial disputes, breaches of SPAs and directors' liability, as well as litigation arising from distribution and agency contracts. The firm is particularly strong in finance-related claims, representing national and international investors. Gonzalo Serrano Fenollosa is known for his civil and corporate law expertise, with a focus on disputes concerning unfair competition and economic matters. He co-leads the practice with international arbitration specialist Marlen Estévez, who acts in disputes across a range of sectors.


‘Skilled professionals, fully focused on a positive resolution’

‘360 degree approach, excellent competence’

‘Pragmatic approach’

‘Very aligned with the client’s interests’

‘Marlen Estévez is an outstanding negotiator for several reasons: her deep knowledge of the process, in-depth study of the case, very strong interpersonal and oral skills’

‘Strong and coordinated team’

‘Gonzalo Serrano Fonollosa is a highly skilled lawyer’

‘The team goes beyond simple knowledge of the law and case analysis to take on a strategic approach, showing engagement in the negotiation, and being very proactive in the decision-making process’

‘Marlen Estévez stands out in both her proximity to the client and proactive approach to better understanding the client’s needs in order to achieve a better final result’

Key clients

Aeris Invest Sarl

Monsora, S.L. / Modern Villas Costa Blanca, S.L.

Unilever, S.A.

Several members of the Gancedo Family

Sportingbet PLC

Gévora Construcciones, S.A.

VV Autogroup OY

NBC Universal Global Networks España, S.L.U.

Goodyear Dunlop Tires España, S.A.

NH Hotel Group, S.A.

Employment Tier 4

Barcelona-based Àlex Santacana Folgueroles leads the employment team at Roca Junyent, which is known for advising on collective bargaining agreements, the employment aspects of M&A transactions, labour inspections, industrial action mediations and litigation. 'Top practitioner' Rosa Rodríguez, who leads the Madrid practice, was promoted to partner. Highlights included advising Maxion Wheels on negotiating a collective bargaining agreement. Luis Enrique de la Villa retired from the firm.


‘Roca Junyent’s employment department stands out for its excellent capacity for management, guidance and advice to clients in all areas of employment law’

‘Albert Rodriguez has a great work ethic’

‘Albert Toledo maintains a great technical capacity’

‘Rosa Rodriguez’s ability to manage any of the proceedings handled by the firm has turned her into a top practitioner in the legal sector’

Key clients


Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona


Miquel y Costas & Miquel



Agrupació Catalana de Centres


Mutua General de Catalunya


Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Insurance Tier 4

Roca Junyent advises insurance and reinsurance companies on transactional issues, as well as providing regulatory expertise. M&A and commercial specialist Santi Pagès is noted in this area, particularly in regulatory matters.

Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 4

Anna Viladás Jené heads the copyright practice at Roca Junyent, which focuses on digital technology. Key clients include the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Javier Vázquez is also recommended.

Practice head(s):


Focus on customer needs’

Key clients

The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation

Reckitt Benckiser, SA / Reckit Benckiser Healthcare

Lobkowicz Collections


Tandem Verlag GmbH

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona





Tax Tier 4

Roca Junyent has continued to expand its practice following the notable hire of Raúl Salas and two senior associates from Baker McKenzie in 2018, incorporating specialist tax boutique Segarras de Figarolas in October 2019. Joan de Figarolas joined as partner while Ángel Segarra joined as counsel. Salas, who now co-heads the tax team with Jordi Guarch Recaj, brings 20 years' experience advising multinational companies on the tax issues related to some of the most significant M&A and real estate transactions in the Spanish market. The team has particular experience in the real estate, healthcare and biotech sectors. Blanca Usón Vegas is also noted.

Practice head(s):


The team has the capacity to anticipate solutions to tax issues and a strategic view. They have fluent communication of tax matters in a non-tax expert language.’

‘Raúl Salas works closely with clients and always provides fresh and creative solutions to tax issues.’

‘Pilar Vacas has very good knowledge and always provides an adequate solution on time.

The team is diversified with specialists for all areas, including tax litigation. It is a well-balanced team and they are very professional. It has pragmatic experience of tax audits, and is efficient and reasonable in terms of fees.

We note the technical training of its partner, Blanca Usón, who is multi-disciplinary, responsible, fast, with a great capacity to analyse the problem from multiple angles, as well as knowledgeable about regulations and jurisprudence.’

Blanca Usón and Susana Ibarz transmit great security in their advice, show great technical knowledge, and great knowledge of our company, which makes their advice very appropriate to our needs.’

In addition to being excellent people in negotiations, they are great professionals who handle the tasks in their charge and contact with the client very neatly.’

Key clients



Renta 4 Banco



Entradas Eventim


Royal Caribbean Cruises



Associated British Foods

Real Automobil Club de Catalunya

Intersport CCS

Mutua General de Catalunya

Palex Medical

Lactalis Nestlé

Banking and finance Tier 5

Specialising in transactional and regulatory work, Roca Junyent is particularly experienced in acting for German banks in the Spanish market. The firm also has notable expertise in blockchain and fintech. The 'simply superb' Pablo Rodríguez leads the practice in Madrid and is known for advising credit entities, funds and companies in connection with financing transactions. In Barcelona, Xavier Foz Giralt leads the team and focuses on banking and regulatory issues, as well as dealing with private equity and venture capital.


‘Great service, creative and hardworking’

‘Their attention to detail and service-oriented platform makes them an excellent firm to work with’

‘The team is very committed and willing to face challenges, giving a global service’

‘Pablo Rodriguez is professional and responsive beyond what is required’

‘Commitment to closing deals. Objective vision, contributing pros and cons of each option chosen’

‘The team is very efficient – the partner is continuously involved in all details but at the same time is supported by younger lawyers who are very independent for the level of experience they have’

‘The service provided is of a high degree of care and added value’

‘It is not only legal advice you receive but also business advice as to how to structure and set up the transactions’

‘Strong technical capabilities, providing expert advice in all kind of finance’

‘The experience of Pablo Rodriguez in real estate, project and acquisition finance, together with his technical capabilities and his ability to negotiate under pressure and tight timings, makes him outstanding in high-profile and complex transactions’

Key clients

Euromezzanine / Sagard


Meliá Hotels International

Unicredit AG

Commerzbank AG


Banco Santander

Banco Sabadell

Deustche Bank – Postbank

Solaris Bank

Institut Català de Finances (ICF)

Indexa Capital


Yamaha Motor Europe

Prepaid Financial Services

Viva Credit

Danel Capital

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

The ‘flexible, thorough and practical’ Roca Junyent is known for advising start-ups and innovative companies, as well as for its experience in the regulated sectors and insurance-related M&A. The firm also has expertise in transactions for listed companies which are delisting. Finance and corporate governance specialist Joan Roca Sagarra co-leads the practice with Carlos Blanco, who focuses on M&A and offerings on the securities market and MAB.

Practice head(s):


‘Roca Junyent’s corporate and M&A team stands out for its tailor-made solutions and considerable experience in the field of corporate venture capital and digital M&A’

‘The team is easy to work with and incredibly committed to finding solutions’

‘Xavier Foz leads a team of hands-on and skilful lawyers’

‘The team led by Santi Pagès have particular expertise in insurance law and great analytical and technical skills’

‘Joan Roca has particular expertise in the banking and insurance sectors. His approach is really pragmatic and business oriented’

Key clients




Banco Sabadell




Suma Capital

ABE Capital Partners


Real estate and construction Tier 5

Roca Junyent covers a range of matters related to construction, promotion and investment. The firm’s experience includes handling legal and tax structures for the purchase, sale, investment and management of real estate projects, as well as due diligence, litigation and planning issues. Practice head Xavier Serramalera Cercós is known for advising national and international clients on the development and acquisition of real estate projects.


‘It is a very professional office’

‘Xavier Serramalera is an outstanding professional’

Key clients

Lindorff Holding Spain

Zurich Seguros


McDonalds Restaurants

Grupo UP


Criteria Caixaholding


Calzedonia España

Nestlé España

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative and urban planning
Banking and finance
Civil and commercial litigation
Corporate and M&A
Data protection
Distribution agreements
Energy and environment
Entrepreneur support
EU and competition
Family business
Health and food
IP/unfair competition/advertising
Private equity
Project finance
Public contracting area
Real estate
Restructuring and insolvency
Technology and leisure
Number of lawyers : 234
Contact : Miquel Roca Junyent
Other offices : Girona
Other offices : Lleida
Other offices : Madrid
Other offices : Palma de Mallorca
Other offices : Shanghai