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Roca Junyent

ARIBAU 198, 08036 BARCELONA, SPAIN
Tel:
Work +34 93 241 92 00
Fax:
Fax +34 93 414 50 30
Email:
Web:
www.rocajunyent.com
Barcelona, Girona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Shanghai

Spain

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Roca Junyent

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 ‚ā¨356m financing granted by CaixaBank for the acquisition of Accriva Diagnostics. The 'superb'¬†Pablo Rodr√≠guez'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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Roca Junyent

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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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Roca Junyent

Known for investment arbitration and financial litigation, Roca Junyent¬†has¬†‚Äėa strategic, pragmatic approach, aligned with the interests of the client‚Äô. Jordi Calvo Costa¬†leads the practice with Marlen Est√©vez, who recently joined from King & Wood Mallesons¬†and is ‚Äėan outstanding negotiator with strong interpersonal and oral skills‚Äô. Also recommended is the ‚Äėhighly-skilled‚Äô Gonzalo Serrano Fonollosa, who is acting for Unilever Espa√Īa in a claim against Pescanova, arguing that the latter was unlawfully using drawings and the name of ‚ÄúCaptain Pescanova‚ÄĚ. Former team leader Jordi Pujalte¬†left for ECIJA.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Roca Junyent

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.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Roca Junyent

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.

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Intellectual property: Copyright
Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 4

Roca Junyent

Roca Junyent acts for several high-profile clients, including the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation. Anna Viladàs Jené leads the work and senior associate Javier Vázquez is also noted.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 5

Roca Junyent

At Roca Junyent, Sabadell Real Estate Development is a key client, while the practice also acts for private individuals. Xavier Serramalera Cercós is the team head.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Roca Junyent

The ‚Äėwell-organised, efficient and flexible‚Äô Roca Junyent¬†‚Äėstands out for its adaptability, very high technical level in tax matters and international expertise‚Äô. The firm is active in a range of tax advice and litigation, particularly in cross-border issues. The ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô Jordi Guarch¬†leads the practice; he ‚Äėunderstands the area and is very focused on reaching the client‚Äôs goal‚Äô. The team has ‚Äėgreat technical ability‚Äô and includes the ‚Äėprofessional, available and resolute‚Äô Blanca Us√≥n Vegas. Strengthening the group is ‚Äėtop tax attorney‚Äô Ra√ļl Salas;¬†his ‚Äėknowledge of the tax laws of other countries makes him a creative thinker and ideal partner to solve cross-border tax problems‚Äô. Salas, together with associates Elena Ferrer-Sama, who has ‚Äėa¬†deep knowledge of corporate reorganisations‚Äô, and Pilar Vacas, who combines ‚Äėtechnical ability with pragmatism‚Äô, 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.

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