Roca Junyent > Madrid, Spain > Firm Profile

Roca Junyent
JOSÉ ABASCAL, 56 6a Planta
28003 MADRID

Spain > Employment Tier 3

RocaJunyent Spain‘s employment team has balanced a mixed workload of Covid-related collective actions and ongoing day-to-day advice for multinational clients in various sectors. On the contentious side, the team has experience handling employment litigation and collective disputes before the Supreme Court, and recent legislative advice has included assisting Spanish home-delivery platform Glovo. The practice is led by Rosa Rodríguez in Madrid, and Albert Rodríguez is another key name at the partner level. Support comes from senior associate Albert Toledo and María Garcia. Àlex Santacana left the firm in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Rosa Rodríguez


‘The practice has multiple functions and can service changing client requirements. Also skilled international team with the ability to operate across cultures and in different languages.’

‘Combination of clear communication, sensitive and timely delivery.’

Rosa Rodríguez has demonstrated outstanding knowledge in labor matters. She has advised us on how to approach the claim and present it clearly, given the complexity, and clearing up any doubts that have arisen during the hearing preparation process.’

‘Dedication, involvement and knowledge – Albert Rodríguez, Albert Toledo.’

‘The strengths of the team are communication with the client, experience and knowledge of the laws.’

Key clients


Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona


Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya



Mutua General de Catalunya


The Spanish Pilot Union Sepla

Maxion Wheels


Spain > Tax Tier 3

The ‘very professional and skilled‘ tax team at RocaJunyent Spain offers the full range of tax services and is particularly noted for its strengths in litigation, criminal tax and wealth management. The team has a sector-focused approach and excels in the healthcare, food and beverage, and automotive industries. Another differentiator is the professional background of practice co-head Jordi Guarch, having worked at the AEDAF (Spanish Association of Tax Advisors). Fellow practice head Raúl Salas focuses on transactional tax, and ‘true expert in corporate tax matters’ Blanca Usón provides regular advice to domestic and multinational clients.

Practice head(s):

Jordi Guarch; Raúl Salas

Other key lawyers:

Blanca Usón; Joan de Figarolas; Enric Moret; Elena Ferrer-Sama; Pilar Vacas


‘Blanca Usón is a true expert in corporate tax matters. Maintains a very up-to-date knowledge of the subject.’

‘The Tax team of RocaJunyent is very professional and skilled. They have done a very impressive job in a complicated tax litigation for us.’

‘Competence, flexibility and speed of response. Internal processes turn out to be simpler and more visible compared to other larger firms in the eyes of the client.’

‘In my opinion, RocaJunyent’s tax team in Madrid (Raúl Salas / Elena Ferrer-Sama and Pilar Vacas) stands out for its client service. That is to say, together with advice of the highest technical quality, they unite an involvement and commitment that makes you feel that “you are the most important client for them” and they always serve you giving “down to Earth” advice. You know that they “make your problem their own” and that they understand the possible implications of the issues that are posed to them, even those that are not purely legal.’

‘Client service: they are outstanding, you can contact them at any time 24/7 that always show that you are really important to them. Technical and practical excellence: they help you understand the tax world. Based on their experience they know how to anticipate what may happen and actually “tell you what to do”. They convey a lot of comfort and tranquility.’

‘Specific commitment to service excellence through a solution-oriented approach. Excellent track record in managing procedures with tax authorities. Outstanding and reliable.’

‘Raúl Salas is a partner of high standing, extremely committed on the project. He is a problem solver and totally dedicated to achieve results for his client.’

‘It is a team with a lot of technical knowledge of the issues that advise us, very accessible and with a lot of flexibility to resolve any issue that arises.’

Key clients

Palex Medical

Laboratorios Menarini

Zurich Insurance

Lactalis Nestlé

Borges Group

Ravago Group

Webhelp Group

Fiatc Seguros

Real Automobil Club Catalunya


Docomo Digital Group

Mazda Automoviles España


Royal Caribbean

Vestas Eólica

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Present in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao, among other major Spanish cities, RocaJunyent Spain handles a range of commercial contract, M&A, corporate governance, restructuring, merger control and antitrust matters. Xavier Altirriba and Carlos Blanco jointly lead the practice, which is especially accomplished in the banking and insurance fields, and is also involved in an increasing number of telecoms and technology-related deals.

Practice head(s):

Xavier Altirriba; Carlos Blanco

Other key lawyers:

Joan Roca; Alex Llevat; Xavier Costa


‘Flexibility and agility in the relationship. Maximum availability. Great network.’

‘High availability and accessibility. Quick responses. Multidisciplinary team. In my opinion, they are better than other prestigious firms we have worked with.’

‘You can discuss the issues with them in understandable language. They listen and value your opinion.’

‘Personal touch, very professional and amicable at the same time.’

‘The RocaJunyent team has great legal knowledge and understanding of business reality. The work is carried out with rigor, punctuality and always offering a suitable solution. The documentation is correctly classified and is well tracked.’

‘The firm’s lawyers have a very close approach and a high degree of involvement with our problems. They can also maintain spoken and written communication in English.’

‘Although startups / scaleups do not represent the majority of their clients, they perfectly understand our needs. In addition, they are super focused on things moving forward, with quality but also with agility.’

‘Carlos Blanco and his team are magnificent professionals: they define practical solutions and execute them quickly and with excellence. In addition to being talented and professional, they are close and 100% available.’

Key clients











Spain > Banking and finance Tier 5

RocaJunyent Spain assists with the full range of finance matters for a client base that includes banks and financial institutions, both domestic and international. The team is a leading player in regulatory and transactional work for fintech, regulatory technology and blockchain clients, establishing a dedicated group for blockchain-related matters; practice co-head Xavier Foz is a key figure here, who also advises across the breadth of matters. Managing partner Joan Roca‘s practice has a particular emphasis on financial regulatory matters and complex M&A.

Practice head(s):

Xavier Foz; Joan Roca

Other key lawyers:

Jordi Bermúdez; Joaquim Matinero; Joaquim Via


‘It is a team that is always available and that is up to date with all the news in its field. They are at the height of much larger offices.’

‘Xavier Foz is the partner with whom I have dealt and both in professional and personal treatment he has always been excellent.’

‘Joaquim Via is an excellent professional from my point of view, he works very quickly and with great availability, always attentive to details.’

‘We value the service provided by RocaJunyent very positively, especially due to the agility and solidity of the technical criteria and contributions made. RocaJunyent professionals are easily accessible and quick to respond, and provide a comprehensive service, allowing permanent support and the client feeling accompanied at all times. The service provided goes beyond the issuance of technical criteria, accompanying the client in making decisions.’

‘The most outstanding aspects are: High involvement and high understanding of the client and their environment. Proximity to the client’s reality and its economic-social-corporate environment, which facilitates the understanding of the circumstances surrounding the matters that are the subject of advice. Agility in collaborations, in some cases of a global and multidisciplinary nature (covering several specialties). Its high involvement in the projects, and its proximity and accessibility, which guarantees the quality of the service provided.’

Key clients

Institut Català de Finances (ICF)






Ferratum Bank

Banc Sabadell

Solaris Bank


Spain > Dispute resolution Tier 5

RocaJunyent Spain fields a sizeable and highly regarded dispute resolution practice, which balances a varied caseload of litigation and arbitration. It has developed particular strength in financial disputes, as well as niche expertise in the e-sports sector. ‘Unique attorneyMarlen Estévez is highlighted for her ‘quick and creative solutions‘; she leads the international arbitration team, as well as the innovation department and Latin America desk. Head of litigation Gonzalo Serrano draws on over 20 years of experience, and has recently been particularly active in real estate and unfair competition disputes. Consulting partner and former chairman of the Supreme Court and Constitutional Court Pascual Sala and competition and EU expert and associate Ana Lois Perreau de Pinninck are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Gonzalo Serrano; Marlen Estévez

Other key lawyers:

Pascual Sala; Santiago Espiau; María Gracia Llácer; Ana Just; Cristina Reglero; Ana Lois Perreau de Pinninck


‘It is an office that offers service guarantees. In Spain there are various firms that have improved their arbitration services and Roca is one of them.’

‘Marlen Estévez stands out.’

‘Great procedural knowledge, intense knowledge and interest in the company.’

Marlen Estevez is a unique attorney.’

‘They stand out for their Experience, Professionalism, Closeness and Values. Outstanding professionals: Ms. Marlen Estévez Sanz, Mr. Pascual Sala Sánchez and Ms. Ana Lois Perreau de Pinninck’

‘Team with in-depth knowledge of litigation related to real estate development. Maximum dedication and attention to reporting matters and meeting deadlines appropriate to the client’s needs.’

‘The Litigation and Arbitration practice is professional and agile. Understands the needs of startups / scaleups and defines practical and quick solutions, from legal solutions to specific problems to the client’s own management (eg flexible billing).’

‘Although it is hard to believe when looking at her agenda, Marlen Estévez is always accessible, proposing quick and creative solutions. In addition, the firm makes use of its extensive network to connect with very valuable partners.’

Key clients

Monsora, S.L.

NH Hoteles España S.A.U

NH Hotel Group, S.A.

Sportingbet PLC

Aeris Invest SARL

Makro Autoservicio Mayorista, S.A.

José Antonio Casado Garcinuño

Neinor Norte, S.L.U.

Vía Célere, S.L.

Goodyear Dunlop Tires España, S.A.

Gévora Construcciones, S.A.

Five Guys Spain, S.L.U.

Spain > Real estate and construction Tier 5

With ‘technical competence, practicality and availability’, the real estate team at RocaJunyent Spain assists national and international insurers, real estate developers, investment firms and well-known corporates in such sectors as retail, hospitality, fashion, financial services and IT. Headed in Barcelona by project acquisition expert Xavier Serramalera Cercós, the broad practice covers financing and debt refinancing, due diligence processes, insolvency procedures, asset recovery, leasing agreements and construction procurement. The group is backed by counsel and property agreement specialist María Dolors Roca Solergibert and experienced contract negotiator Roger Pla Madrid in Barcelona, and Silvia López, who specialises on investments and divestments, in Madrid.


‘High flexibility and speed of service.’

‘Roger Pla Madrid – availability, confidence, efficiency. Results oriented.’

‘RocaJunyent is very close to the client and generates a lot of trust in the relationship.’

 ‘Technical competence, practicality and availability.

Key clients


Zurich Seguros


Mcdonald’s Restaurants

Fundació Bancària “La Caixa”


Criteria Caixaholding

inmobiliaria hucart

Calzedonia España


Delta Fly Investments

Sabadell Real Estate Development


Meridia Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Servihabitat in relation to almost 100 sale and purchase deals regarding real estate assets from Spanish savings bank La Caixa valued at over €200m.
  • Advised Rex Spain, a subsidiary of Zurich Seguros, in relation to the acquisition of a building in a premium location in Madrid from Grupo Rosales, a Spanish real estate company valued at €120m.
  • Provided legal advice to Five Guys in the renegotiation of the leasing contracts for 10 of its Spanish premises.

Firm Overview: RocaJunyent is a law firm with a multidisciplinary team of more than 200 lawyers specialising in all areas of commercial law, and in particular M&A, banking and finance, dispute resolution and tax.

Founded in 1996, the firm has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Tarragona and Girona, as well as associated offices in Palma de Mallorca, Lleida, Málaga, Seville, Bilbao, Burgos and Valladolid. It offers advice in all areas of law, especially those of commercial, banking and financial, procedural and tax law. RocaJunyent is an exclusive member in Spain of the international Terralex network.

Main 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.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
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 & Finance:
Legal advice to credit institutions and savings banks, both regarding institutional and regulatory issues, as well as specialised contracts.

Commercial Contracts:
Advice on all kinds of commercial contracts subject to national, international or EU law.

Corporate Products:
Legal advice on manufacturing, sale and distribution of products; third-party liability for defective products; product packaging and labelling.

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.

Entrepreneur Support:
Legal advice to entrepreneurs according to the new legal framework specific to these professionals being implemented in the Spanish legal system, accompanying them from the embryo stage of their projects through to the expansion and consolidation of their businesses.

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.

City Planning:
Advice on all kinds of issues related to city planning law. Drawing up drafts for urban development, managing the obligations resulting from using land and property and advice on obtaining licences and permits.

Property & 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 & Industrial Property:
Legal services related to copyrights and other intellectual property rights, patents, trademarks and industrial property rights.

Audiovisual Rights:
Contracts for producing or co-producing cinema and audiovisual works, radio and television programmes and multimedia; contracts for use of script, direction, production and interpretation rights; distribution and screening contracts; contracts to finance audiovisual productions or co-productions.

Administrative Contracts & 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.

Advice regarding individual and collective disputes in the Labour Courts and with the labour authorities; labour contracts; collective bargaining; labour inspections.

Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring:
Advice regarding bankruptcy, creditors meetings and arrangements; legal defence of creditors; advice and participation in receivership and liquidation commissions; hedge funds.

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.

Involvement in legal or equity arbitration procedures as arbitrators, whether appointed by institutions (the CCI – International Court of Arbitration, the TAB – the Barcelona Arbitration Court) or directly by the parties; initiating arbitration and acting therein as the client’s legal counsel.

Collaboration on projects that develop solutions based on blockchain using smart contracts, as well as structuring financing operations through structured tokens such as ICO or STO. Validation, from a legal point of view, of business models that use blockchain. Cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets.

Collaboration with national and international companies within different fintech verticals regarding regulatory validation of their business models, processing of authorisations and compliance with new regulatory developments.

Legal advice to clubs, sports corporations, sports associations, federations and athletes, as well as other entities and companies related to the eSports sector.

ESG – Corporate Sustainability:
Legal advice to companies on their adaptation to ESG criteria in order to improve the services they provide through a more efficient and responsible use of their resources.

Administrative and urban planning Sergi
Arbitration Marlen Esté
Automotive Sergi
Banking and finance Jaime
Civil and commercial litigation Marlen Esté
Copyrights Blanca Corté
Corporate and M&A Xavier
Data protection Beatriz Rodrí
Employment Rosa Rodrí
Energy and environment Íñigo
Entrepreneur support Fede
Family business Natalia Martí
Infrastructures Joan
Insurance Santi Pagè
IP/unfair competition/advertising Blanca Corté
Project finance José Luis Pita da
Public contracting area Sergi
Real estate Silvia Ló
Refinancing José Luis Pita da
Restructuring and insolvency Josep Pujolrà
Sports Javier Vá
Tax Raúl
Technology and leisure Beatriz Rodrí
Francesc A. Baygual photo Francesc A. BaygualPartner since 2006
Pablo Calvo-Sotelo photo Pablo Calvo-SoteloPartner since 2014
Íñigo Cisneros photo Íñigo CisnerosPartner since 2020
Blanca Cortés photo Blanca CortésPartner since 2019
Marlen Estévez photo Marlen EstévezPartner since 2019
Silvia López photo Silvia LópezPartner since 2020
Silvia López photo Silvia LópezPartner since 2020
Alberto Novoa photo Alberto NovoaPartner since 2023
José Luis Pita da Veiga photo José Luis Pita da VeigaPartner since 2021
José Luis Pita da Veiga photo José Luis Pita da VeigaPartner since 2021
Rosa Rodríguez photo Rosa RodríguezPartner since 2019
Beatriz Rodríguez photo Beatriz RodríguezPartner since 2021
Beatriz Rodríguez photo Beatriz RodríguezPartner since 2021
Pascual Sala photo Pascual SalaPartner since 2015
Raúl Salas photo Raúl SalasPartner since 2018
Jaime Tarrero photo Jaime TarreroPartner since 2021
Jaime Tarrero photo Jaime TarreroPartner since 2021
Pilar Vacas photo Pilar VacasPartner since 2023
Number of lawyers and economists : + 220
Fundación Pro Bono España
Contacts : Miquel Roca Junyent
Other offices : Barcelona
Other offices : Tarragona
Other offices : Girona