Firm Profile > Roca Junyent > Madrid , Spain
Roca Junyent Offices
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Insurance Tier 3
Roca Junyent has a particular focus on corporate transactions involving insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as representing clients in dealings with the Spanish regulator. Santi Pagès leads the team and is experienced in regulatory and contractual matters. The firm advised Banco de Sabadell on the sale of the insurance company Mediterraneo Vida. Other key clients include RSA Insurance Group, Covea Group and Catalana Occidente.
Dispute resolution Tier 4
Known for investment arbitration and financial litigation, Roca Junyent has ‘a strategic, pragmatic approach, aligned with the interests of the client’. Jordi Calvo Costa leads the practice with Marlen Estévez, who recently joined from King & Wood Mallesons and is ‘an outstanding negotiator with strong interpersonal and oral skills’. Also recommended is the ‘highly-skilled’ Gonzalo Serrano Fonollosa, who is acting for Unilever España in a claim against Pescanova, arguing that the latter was unlawfully using drawings and the name of “Captain Pescanova”. Former team leader Jordi Pujalte left for ECIJA.
Employment Tier 4
Restructuring and collective bargaining specialist Àlex Santacana Folgueroles leads the team at Roca Junyent, which has particular experience in collective agreements and M&A-related employment issues. The firm is also active in labour inspections and industrial action mediation, with Luis Enrique de la Villa notable in this area. The team assisted CaixaBank with matters concerning trade union elections in 2018, and advised Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona on negotiating two collective bargaining agreements. Other clients include Prenatal and Nexus.
Tax Tier 4
The ‘well-organised, efficient and flexible’ Roca Junyent ‘stands out for its adaptability, very high technical level in tax matters and international expertise’. The firm is active in a range of tax advice and litigation, particularly in cross-border issues. The ‘excellent’ Jordi Guarch leads the practice; he ‘understands the area and is very focused on reaching the client’s goal’. The team has ‘great technical ability’ and includes the ‘professional, available and resolute’ Blanca Usón Vegas. Strengthening the group is ‘top tax attorney’ Raúl Salas; his ‘knowledge of the tax laws of other countries makes him a creative thinker and ideal partner to solve cross-border tax problems’. Salas, together with associates Elena Ferrer-Sama, who has ‘a deep knowledge of corporate reorganisations’, and Pilar Vacas, who combines ‘technical ability with pragmatism’, were new arrivals from Baker McKenzie in 2018. The department advised Telepizza on the tax aspects of its alliance with Pizza Hut, and assisted Palex Medical with tax issues relating to three M&A transactions.
Banking and finance Tier 5
Roca Junyent's 'innovative' team has 'strong technical capabilities', and 'shows care and adds value'. It has a strong client portfolio including numerous foreign banks such as Haitong Bank, Kreditech and UniCredit. A highlight was advising medical equipment and devices manufacturer Werfenlife on the €356m financing granted by CaixaBank for the acquisition of Accriva Diagnostics. The 'superb' Pablo Rodríguez's 'ability to negotiate under pressure and tight timings makes him outstanding in high-profile and complex transactions' and Xavier Foz Giralt is also recommended.
Roca Junyent is 'extremely professional', and 'always understands the client's needs and priorities'. It advised refractory products supplier RHI on merging with Magnesita Refratários. Working with Santi Pagès is 'like having an in-house lawyer', and he 'transmits confidence'. Xavier Costa, who made partner in March 2018, and Carlos Blanco are recommended.
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