Firm Profile > ECIJA > Madrid, Spain

28046 MADRID

Industry focus: TMT Tier 1

The ‘excellent, efficient and adaptableECIJA has ‘great market sector knowledge and always goes the extra mile’. The firm specialises in telecoms, media and information technology, providing ‘high-quality service with international expertise’ and an ability to 'make complex regulatory requirements and topics easily digestible’. The team is led by founding partner Hugo Écija; arbitrator and intellectual property expert Alejandro Touriño; and Carlos Perez, who focuses on compliance and information technology. Also notable is the ‘knowledgeable and methodicalAlonso Hurtado, who has expertise in ‘the area of legislation as well as a high level of empathy’. The bench was further strengthened by the arrival of Salvador Silvestre, who joined from Deuxtic Abogados in 2018 and is experienced in privacy and data protection; and counsel Maria Ruiz de Velasco, who leads the regulatory and fintech department and joined in 2018 from the Portuguese Stock Market Commission, where she was deputy director. The practice is advising Michelin on adapting to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is assisting Korean technology company LG with reviewing and updating the full range of contracts with its clients and providers.

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Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 2

At ECIJA, the team has 'a very commercial approach'. Clients include media multinationals and start-ups. In one highlight, the team is acting for Fox Spain in the negotiation of advertising contracts concerning the company's global intellectual property rights. Managing partner Alejandro Touriño and Carlos Perez are the key names and Franz Ruz is also noted.

Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 2

ECIJA’s team acts for numerous clients in the media and technology sectors on trade marks, designs and domain names issues. The practice advised Mediapro on the sale of IP and licensing rights for the broadcasting of La Liga and Champions League matches to Orange and Vodafone, internationally and domestically, respectively. Hugo Écija, Carlos Perez, Juan Salmeron and managing partner Alejandro Touriño are the key names.

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Dispute resolution Tier 4

ECIJA is noted for its ‘knowledge, strategy and industry acumen’, specialising in handling disputes in the areas of technology and corporate fraud. Javier Lopez, who is ‘an outstanding professional’, leads the team with recent arrival Jordi Pujante from Roca Junyent, who ‘provides sound advice’. The addition of Rafael Azpitarte from legacy firm Azpitarte Abogados further strengthens the group's litigation, commercial and banking credentials. The practice is representing holiday rentals company Homeaway in a Supreme Court appeal against a sanction imposed by the Valencian Tourism Agency for alleged breach of regulations on tourist accommodation.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

ECIJA integrated Azpitarte Abogados, including José Ignacio Azpitarte and Rafael Azpitarte, in early 2018. Using its strong TMT expertise, the corporate group assisted Beta Film with the acquisition of a controlling stake in a leading Spanish production company. Emilio Prieto and Gabriel Nadal lead the team.

Department Name Email Telephone
Business restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings Gabriel Nadal
Business restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings Vicente Roldán
Commercial agreements Juan Salmerón
Commercial agreements Elena Annez de Taboada
Corporate/M&A Hugo Écija
Corporate/M&A Emilio Prieto
Corporate/M&A Gabriel Nadal
Intellectual property and copyright Hugo Écija
Intellectual property and copyright Juan Salmerón
Intellectual property and copyright Alejandro Touriño
IT, telecoms, data protection and outsourcing Carlos Pérez
IT, telecoms, data protection and outsourcing Alejandro Touriño
IT, telecoms, data protection and outsourcing Alonso Hurtado
IT, telecoms, data protection and outsourcing Xavier Muñoz
Labour and employment Raúl Rojas
Labour and employment Alfonso Autuori
Litigation and arbitration Javier López
Litigation and arbitration Maite Mascaró
Media and entertainment Hugo Écija
Media and entertainment Juan Salmerón
Public policy and regulatory Franz Ruz
Public policy and regulatory Xavier Muñoz
Private equity and venture capital Emilio Prieto
Private equity and venture capital Ricardo Oliveras
Real estate and planning Gabriel Nadal
Real estate and planning Maite Mascaró
Spanish and international tax Pablo Romá
Sport Hugo Écija
Sport Ricardo Oliveras
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Gabriel Nadal  photo Mr Gabriel Nadal
Mr Carlos Perez  photo Mr Carlos Perez
Mr Emilio Prieto  photo Mr Emilio Prieto
Mr Juan Salmeron  photo Mr Juan Salmeron
Mr Alejandro Touriño  photo Mr Alejandro Touriño
Mr Hugo Écija  photo Mr Hugo Écija
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