Hogan Lovells International LLP > Madrid, Spain > Firm Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP
PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA 36-38
9TH FLOOR
28046 MADRID
Spain

Spain > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

The intellectual property, media and technology group at Hogan Lovells International LLP remains a key player in the market, providing bespoke solutions to advise major multinationals, insurance companies and financial institutions across a broad spectrum of matters. These include data governance plans, data mining, GDPR compliance, international transfers of personal data, IP/IT contractual matters, e-licensing and online marketing. Spearheaded by international data protection expert Gonzalo F. Gállego, the team’s client portfolio contains household names Google and Salesforce, and covers such sectors as energy, insurance, tech, finance, aerospace, fashion, banking and finance, defence, software and entertainment. The practice is supported by a team of associates, including pharmaceutical industry data protection expert Juan Ramón Robles, GDPR implementation specialist Santiago de Ampuero and Clara Regalado Ramirez, an experienced data protection litigator who has acted in proceedings before both the Spanish High Court and Supreme Court.

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Testimonials

‘This team sets itself apart by its ability to understand client needs and seek solutions that go beyond simply applying the law.’

‘Gonzalo Gallego and his team stand out for their prompt response and high academic content and knowledge of the topics. His friendliness and personal treatment make him and his team of absolute excellence.’

‘Young, dynamic and well-prepared team in the field. They study issues in depth and offer solutions tailored to specific cases.’

‘Gonzalo Gallego, Santiago de Ampuero and Graciela Martin form a very close and dynamic team. They go deep into the matter proposed by the client to offer fully adapted solutions.’

‘The level of knowledge of all the attorneys that serve me is excellent. I would like to draw attention to the great facility that Gonzalo Gállego has in transmitting his needs to the client, as well as the best way to implement the solutions he provides.’

‘Especially good at cross-jurisdictional and complex data and privacy issues.’

‘Excellent lawyers. The partners get involved in the issues and report very closely and on time. They are additional members of our team.’

‘Gonzalo Gallego: technical ability, flexibility, practicality. Gonzalo is always able to adapt to what the client needs, in a way that perfectly matches the in-house lawyers and the client’s style.’

Key clients

Clarity AI

Repsol

Salesforce

Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC)

Google

Cabify

Applus+

Caixabank

Endesa

Applied Therapeutics

Work highlights

  • Advising Spanish multinational FCC on the implementation and approval of controller and processor Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) for the international transfer of personal data.
  • Providing ongoing global support to the Applus+ group on data protection matters in Spain and other countries, including on GDPR compliance and other local data protection and e-privacy requirements.
  • Advising Repsol on a wide variety of IP/IT contractual matters.

Spain > Environment Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP is a popular choice for energy, mining, life sciences and chemicals-sector companies, which seek the team’s advice on regulatory matters, administrative proceedings and environmental issues connected to major projects. Waste management is a particular area of expertise for the department. Lawyers from across the firm’s network are involved in its Business Integrity and Sustainable Development service, which assists clients in regulatory matters, financing, litigation and investigations. Santiago Garrido left the firm in December 2021, and Helena Villena Romera left in January 2022.

Other key lawyers:

David Antón

Testimonials

‘Exquisite treatment and professional expertise.’

Key clients

SIGRE Medicamento y Medio Ambiente

Fundación ECOLEC

Sertego Servicios Medioambientales SL (Sertego)

DS Smith

Urbaser

Madrid regional government

Work highlights

  • Acts as SIGRE’s counsel on a daily basis, providing legal advice on permitting, regulatory and environmental matters.
  • Advises Fundación ECOLEC on all aspects, from agreements with partners and distributors, to handling permits with regional authorities, sanctioning procedures, etc.
  • Advising Sertego on environmental regulations regarding waste oil treatment.

Spain > Industry focus: Retail Tier 1

Praised for its ‘strong commercial mindset’, Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s consumer and retail practice has a solid track record in advising clients on matters ranging from contracts to offline and online retail trade, advertising and marketing, and product regulatory matters, working closely with the firm’s data protection and regulatory teams. Alex Dolmans, who also leads the corporate and M&A and commercial practice in the Madrid office, heads the group, which includes skilled litigator and counsel Jon Aurrekoetxea; and senior associate Adrián Fernández.

Practice head(s):

Alex Dolmans

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Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells attorneys have a strong commercial mindset and are highly aligned with the needs and particularities of clients in the industries in which they operate.’

‘We work particularly with Alex Dolmans, in the areas of corporate and commercial, Emilio Gómez, of Real Estate and Jon Aurrekoetxea, in the area of conflict resolution.’

Key clients

Douglas Spain, S.A.

AmerisourceBergen

Alantra

Wizink Bank, S.A.

Groupon Spain S.L.

Work highlights

  • Advising Douglas on various commercial contracts and corporate matters in Spain.
  • Advised AmerisourceBergen on its acquisition of Alliance Healthcare Businesses from Walgreens Boots Alliance.
  • Advised Alantra on its acquisition of a majority stake of Surexport, a Spanish producer of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Spain > Insurance Tier 1

In insurance, Hogan Lovells International LLP is highlighted for its ‘excellent training and great experience‘. The department underwent major changes in 2020 and 2021, with the departure of its former practice head and the arrival of Pablo Muelas from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in June 2021. An ‘outstanding professional‘, Muelas is noted for his ‘360º global vision of the processes‘, gained through his previous experiences working at the Directorate-General for Insurance and Pension Funds (DGSFP) and other public-sector positions. As such, the firm is a popular choice for insurance and reinsurance regulatory matters, as well as corporate and M&A. On the contentious side, the team is active in professional liability claims and product liability litigation, and has recently been particularly active in cases relating to Covid-19. Litigator Gonzalo Ardila is a name to note, and senior associate Margarita Morales and Felipe Vázquez, who was promoted to counsel in January 2022, are also highly regarded.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Muelas

Testimonials

‘Excellent training and great experience in the field. Highlights: Ignacio Sánchez, Gonzalo Ardila and Margarita Morales.’

‘Pablo Muelas is a great professional with an excellent reputation in the insurance industry. Analytical capacity, specialised advice and adapted to the client’s needs.’

‘Special mention to Pablo Muelas, whose technical quality and extensive experience in the sector is hardly comparable to other professionals. His previous experience in the General Directorate of Insurance offers clients a 360º global vision of the processes, with the certainty of having very solid technical advice.’

‘The presence in the team of Pablo Muelas is a guarantee of the highest quality.’

‘There is a very powerful sector specialisation that comes from many years ago. In addition, this sectoral specialisation is not exclusive to Spain, but rather is held by different teams from the firm in other countries.’

‘An outstanding lawyer is undoubtedly Felipe Vázquez Acedo, due to his autonomy, responsibility and leadership.’

‘Pablo Muelas Garcia is an outstanding professional, close, direct, great specialist. Builds empathy and trust.’

‘Good for cross-border advice. They anticipate our needs and go the extra mile.’

Key clients

Axa

Allianz

Mapfre

CNP Partners

Liberty

Santa Lucía

Cigna

HDI

ANV Global Services Ltd.

Navigators Underwriting Ltd.

Willis Towers Watson

Solunion

Teladoc

Ibercaja

Orange

Mutua Madrileña

Prudential

Starr

Howden Group

Chubb European Group SE

Asefa, S.A. Seguros y Reaseguros

Musaat

AIS

AECS

Idealista

Abanca Seguros Generales

Work highlights

  • Advised international broker Howden Group on the acquisition of 100% of the capital of Grupo Artai, one of the largest insurance brokers in Spain.
  • Advised Allianz on its bancassurance alliance with BBVA.
  • Advised Orange on its telcoassurance alliance (virtual JV) with Zurich for the distribution of Zurich non-life insurance through the Orange network.

Spain > Banking and finance Tier 2

The ‘always exceptional' banking and finance department at Hogan Lovells International LLP is led by José Luis Vázquez and Alfredo Barona, who have together overseen the department's growth in size and complexity of its workload since 2017. It covers the full range of matters, from corporate, acquisition and leveraged finance, to project, real estate and asset funding. Cross-border work is a forte, thanks in part to its wider international network; on the domestic side, financing transactions involving SOCIMIs in Spain have been a notable trend, with counsel Alejandro González particularly active on those. Senior associates José Luis Pita de Veiga and Carlos Meijide are also well regarded by clients.

Practice head(s):

José Luis Vázquez; Alfredo Barona

Testimonials

Great capacity for adaptation and response to unforeseen events. Great knowledge of the market and the particularities of the financial operations in which they work.’

‘Hogan Lovells, and specifically Alfredo Barona, is not only unique in its practice by the deep knowledge in the area of banking law, but also by his leadership capacity in operations and his empathy with all the players in the process. They are fully adapted to the client and their needs.’

‘They have extraordinary knowledge of segment practices and a unique ability to manage negotiations.’

‘The work of the team in the department of financial and banking law is always exceptional. Their knowledge of the market, their proximity and their ability to adapt to our particular needs make them stand out from others. In particular, I would highlight Alfredo Barona and José Luis Pita de Veiga who are always willing and happy to solve any problem that may arise and their work is always outstanding.’

‘It is a team that stands out notably from the rest due to its extensive experience in similar situations, resolution capacity and availability during all processes.’

‘Their knowledge of the subject and especially the great experience they have. I’d highlight Carlos Meijide, who was able to lead the entire operation.’

‘Balanced team, well structured between seniors and juniors. Deep technical knowledge, great commercial capacity and good sense of the transaction. They do not try to impersonate their client or negotiate commercial aspects that are the client’s competence. ’

‘Their knowledge and experience in national and international financing, which gives them an important know-how, and their availability and flexibility to adapt to the needs of their clients.’

Key clients

BBVA

Banco Santander

Atom Hoteles Iberia

ING Bank

Oquendo Capital

Caixabank

BNP Paribas

Firmum Capital

Arcano Capital

FCE Credit

Acon Investments

Bankia

Banca March

Bankinter

EnfraGen

Alantra Private Debt

Cofides

M&G Real Estate

Vestas Investment Management

Banco de Sabadell

Cranemere Group

Work highlights

  • Advising subsidiaries of EnfraGen as Spanish lawyers in a debt refinancing for a joint amount of $1.8bn ($710m bond issuance and $1.1bn bank financing).
  • Acting for Acon Investments in the financing relating to its acquisition, together with Quarza Inversiones, of a majority stake of Spanish food group Alsur.
  • Advising Banco Santander on the acquisition financing made available to real estate investment fund Hines Global for the purchase of the headquarters of Airbus Defense and Space.

Spain > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Used to working in an international environment‘, Hogan Lovells International LLP is well versed in domestic and cross-border disputes. The department has undergone significant changes, with the arrival of litigation expert Gonzalo Ardila from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in January 2021, and the departure of Luis Alfonso Fernández in March 2021. Despite the partner moves, the firm maintains an active dispute resolution practice, including in insurance-related cases, where Ardila has an active practice. In another significant development, Silvia Martínez was promoted to counsel in January 2021; she specialises in commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Jon Aurrekoetxea, who was made partner in January 2022 and who has considerable expertise in commercial, corporate and competition disputes, is well regarded in the market, as is senior counsel José Luis Huerta.

Practice head(s):

Gonzalo Ardila

Other key lawyers:

José Luis Huerta; Jon Aurrecoechea; Silvia Martínez; David Antón

Testimonials

‘Ability to propose solutions and handle litigation matters with a high degree of autonomy.’

‘I would highlight Jose Luis Huerta.’

‘Great and professional team. Focused on client, close to the business concerns. Agile and expediting in the management of the matter.’

‘Deep knowledge of our business. Motivation. Experience in international environment and other jurisdictions.’

‘Very good quality, availability and used to working in an international environment.’

‘David Antón, Jon Aurrecoechea and José Luis Huerta are recommended.’

‘Multidisciplinary team that coordinates the responses with agility.’

‘Success in the cases treated with them, professionalism, availability and a strategic approach to cases that fits with our company. I’d highlight: Gonzalo Ardila, Bermejo Lucas Osorio, Celso Mendez Sánchez-Castillo.’

Key clients

ArcelorMittal Spain Holding, S.L.

Ford Credit Europe

Fiat Chrysler

Ilunion

Everis

Gestamp

Wizink Bank, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Provides recurring advice to Wizink Bank on the design, implementation and monitoring of its strategy in relation to judicial and extrajudicial claims from consumers and consumer associations.

Spain > Intellectual property: patents Tier 2

The intellectual property, media, and technology team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is sought by major multinational corporates for advice across a broad spectrum of patent issues. Such matters include patent infringement, invalidity proceedings, preliminary injunctions, patent application licenses, option rights agreements and opposition actions. Spearheaded by IP dispute resolution expert Burkhart Goebel in Madrid and brand protection specialist Imogen Fowler in Alicante, the group’s client portfolio contains household names FIFA, Starbucks and Adidas, and covers the food and beverages, banking, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, sport, energy and medical devices sectors. The team is supported by Ana Castedo, who specialises in cross-border IP infringement matters, and Inmaculada Lorenzo, who was promoted to partner in January 2021.

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Testimonials

‘I think that it is an extremely motivated and co-ordinated team. And apart from legal skills, they seem to understand technical aspects unusually well. Also, as they seem to enjoy their work, it is very pleasant to work with them. I really enjoy it. And I have seen how they have produced great results, also in difficult cases.’

‘Ana Castedo and Inmaculada Lorenzo are both very clever, and they really work well together. They have a positive attitude which makes it very pleasant to work with them. I have spent some very long meetings with them discussing complex technological issues, and I don’t mind because they create such a positive atmoshphere. And you see that they understand the stuff. They are certainly one of the very best patent teams in Spain.’

‘Ana Castedo. Excellent legal skills. Very good strategic thinking. Inmuculda Lorenzo. Very good lawyer. Excellent English speaker.’

Key clients

Adidas

Yum! Brands

Mars

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Starbucks Corporation

Spain > Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 2

Multinational companies regularly turn to the experienced intellectual property, media and technology team at Hogan Lovells International LLP for advice on complex trade mark matters. Such matters include trade mark infringement, unfair competition, arbitration and mediation, trade mark prosecutions and EU trade mark oppositions. Spearheaded by IP dispute resolution Burkhart Goebel in Madrid and trade mark enforcement expert Imogen Fowler in Alicante, the group’s client portfolio contains household name clients across the food and beverages, banking, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, sport, energy and medical devices sectors, among others. The team is supported in Madrid by infringement and validity proceedings expert Ana Castedo and trade prosecution practice head Constanze Schulte.

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Key clients

adidas

Yum! Brands

Mars

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Starbucks Corporation

Dr. Martens

Work highlights

  • Representing Mars and all of its subsidiaries in EU and Spanish trade mark matters, including handling all EUIPO and Spanish Patent Office matters.
  • Handling FIFA’s EU trade mark portfolio and advising FIFA on its strategy around trade mark protection.
  • Managing all of Yum! Brands’ prosecution and enforcement of its trade marks and designs in Europe, Russia and the CIS region.

Spain > Public law Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP houses a solid public law department, head by Lucas Osorio, whose knowledge of the infrastructure sector ‘is unparalleled in Spain’, and is also recommended for his PPP-related work. Additional expertise is brought to the practice by counsel David Antón and associate Borja Fernández Burgueño. In a significant move, Santiago Garrido left the firm, in December 2021.

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Testimonials

‘Lucas Osorio and Borja Fernández are outstanding attorneys. Lucas has a knowledge of the infrastructure sector that is unmatched in Spain.’

‘The experience of Lucas Osorio, first as a State Attorney, and later in other concession companies, gives him a very positive differential quality.’

‘Great attention and dedication. Detailed and thorough.’

‘Great work from Lucas Osorio and Borja Fernandez !!’

‘They have a great technical base as well as analytical and application capacity to the specific case.’

‘Involvement of the associate lawyers and of counsel (David Antón).’

Key clients

Via Olmedo

SIGRE Medicamento y Medio Ambiente

Urbaser

Transportes Ferroviarios de Madrid, S.A. (Globalvía)

Sacyr

Roadis

Cintra (Ferrovial)

RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP

Ghesa Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A.

Fundación ECOLEC

Korelya Capital

AXA

Work highlights

  • Advised Fundación ECOLEC on all aspects, from agreements with partners and distributors, to handling permits with regional authorities, sanctioning procedures, etc.
  • Advised Korelya Capital on the signing of an investment agreement worth $840m in used goods marketplace Wallapop.
  • Advised AXA on its acquisition of 99% of Grupo Igualatorio Cantabria.

Spain > Real estate and construction Tier 2

The experienced team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is a popular choice for international real estate developers, investment groups, banks and non-bank lenders and corporates on a diverse spectrum of real estate and construction matters. These include financing transactions, acquisition and real estate asset development, commercial leasing, disposals and the sale and purchase of REO and NPL portfolios, and tax issues. Headed by Emilio Gómez Delgado, who specialises in the development of shopping and leisure centres, office buildings, hotels and industrial premises, the group’s client portfolio includes Barclays, Vodafone and Deutsche Bank. The team is supported by senior associate and urban planning specialist Miguel Ferre and associate Carlos Gil.

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Testimonials

‘The team is a group but the weight is carried directly by the partner, his presence has been fundamental and his leadership is unique.’

‘The difference lies in the empathy with the client and their business, the ability to reconcile positions that passes through a good knowledge of the legal field in question. Partner that stands out: Emilio Gómez Delgado.’

Key clients

Vestas Investment Management

Aware Super

Union Investment

Elite Partners Capital

EQT Exeter Property Group

LaSalle Investment Management

M&G Real Estate

Mapletree

Mitiska REIM

Barclays

Vodafone Group

Deutsche Bank

Barings (MassMutual)

Fattal Hotels

Leonardo Hotels

Sonae Sierra

AEW

Patrizia

Rockspring

Kefren Real Estate

Banco Santander

Ideal Guardian

Work highlights

  • Advised Aware Super on the €600m investment in Vivenio Residencial SOCIMI.
  • Advised LaSalle on the sale and leaseback of the five star NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón in Barcelona for €125m.
  • Advised LaSalle in the setting-up of a REIT structure in Spain (SOCIMI) to invest in residential properties for rent and in its first acquisition of a six-storey residential property in the AZCA financial district of Madrid.

Spain > Employment Tier 3

The global network of Hogan Lovells International LLP makes the firm a popular choice for multinationals operating in Spain, while the reputation of practice head Luis Enrique de la Villa and his team has given it a solid base of domestic clients too. The full-service offering covers restructurings, executive contracts and employment litigation, and the group also provides support to the transactional departments on M&A. Jesús García, who was promoted to counsel in January 2022, comes with client recommendation as an ‘excellent lawyer' and assists with the full range of labour law issues.

Practice head(s):

Luis Enrique de la Villa

Other key lawyers:

Jesús Garcia

Testimonials

‘Very good technical knowledge of its professionals.’

‘The close treatment, the great amount of knowledge and work capacity, are remarkable points.’

‘In the quality of its staff. Jesús Garcia is an excellent lawyer and a better person. Being able to work with such good professionals makes the service have a differential value.’

‘Excellent technical quality of its professionals.’

‘Solid and up-to-date technical knowledge coupled with a very broad and successful judicial experience. Litigation preparation is very thorough.’

‘Luis Enrique de La Villa is our reference. His technical quality is an element that undoubtedly makes the difference.’

Key clients

Transcom Worldwide

Randstad

Hollister Incorporated

Euronet

Dräger Group

American Tower Corporation

Schweppes

Northland Power

Dover Corporation

Groupon

QDQ Media

Shimano Group

NFON Spain

Interxion

SIT Transportes

Laboratory Corporation of America

Unisono Soluciones de Negocio

Ticketbis Sociedad Limitada

Metro Markets

Work highlights

  • Advised SIT Transportes on three simultaneous furlough processes in different legal entities of the group.
  • Acting for Laboratory Corporation of America as part of a cross-border team in a collective process to standardise working conditions after the merger of several legal entities and its first union election process in Spain.
  • Advising a Spanish subsidiary of Groupon on two simultaneous furlough processes in different entities of the group, and on day-to-day employment issues.

Spain > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The life sciences practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP stands out for its expertise handling patent and trade mark litigation, as well as regulatory mandates. The team includes lawyers with remarkable ‘command and technical background’, including Gonzalo Ardilla, who joined in January 2021 from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Ana Castedo, Inmaculada Lorenzo, Santiago Garrido and senior associates Álvaro Abad and the ‘technically exceptional’ Margarita Morales.

Practice head(s):

Gonzalo Ardila; Ana Castedo; Alex Dolmans; Santiago Garrido

Other key lawyers:

Inmaculada Lorenzo; Margarita Morales; Álvaro Abad; Fátima Mallén; Carmen Tapia

Testimonials

Hogan Lovells’ Life Sciences team has extensive experience in matters of this industry and when you work with them, it is remarkable the mastery of the practice and technical training of their attorneys. I would highlight the flexibility and innovation, empathy with the client and speed when it comes to understanding the matters of the lawyers who lead the practice; and, of course, its international network in this industry.

‘The IP team of Hogan Lovells in Madrid is very strong in patent litigation. They have experience dealing with medical devices in particular, and know the opponents well and can craft a winning strategy.’

‘Margarita Morales is an efficient lawyer, empathic with the client’s problems and innovative in her approaches with a deep knowledge of the sector. Fátima Mallén and Carmen Tapia are also part of the team. They are fully available, their response capacity is quick and their technical background is outstanding.’

‘It is a young team, which is always up-to-date on the latest developments in the sector and which, in addition, demonstrate relevant knowledge of the issues. They are fast, they don’t get lost in the accessory stuff, and they provide excellent legal service.’

‘The plus of the lawyers on the team is that they know the sector well and have experience with international clients. Margarita Morales stands out: an efficient lawyer, with control of matters and who understands the client perfectly. Fatima Mallén also stands out.’

‘The HL team specialized in life science has a wide knowledge of the subject, which is highly specialized and is capable of offering solutions to complex problems related to the health field and the protection of personal data.’

‘Álvaro Abad is analytical and decisive with extensive technical and legal knowledge.’

‘Margarita Morales is an outstanding lawyer on the team. She is very serious, responsible, technically exceptional and very reliable.’

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson, S.A.

Merck

Zimmer Biomet

Ferring

Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson Group)

SIGRE Medicamento y Medio Ambiente

DePuy International Limited

Shire (Takeda)

Teladoc Health, Inc.

AmerisourceBergen

Work highlights

  • Defending Johnson & Johnson as distributor in relation to judicial and out-of-court claims for civil liability for damages caused by different medical devices.
  • Defending DePuy as manufacturer in relation to mass judicial and out-of-court claims for civil liability following the voluntary recall of a metal on metal (MoM) hip prostheses.
  • Advised AmerisourceBergen on its acquisition of Alliance Healthcare Businesses from Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Spain > Industry focus: TMT Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's IP, media and technology team has a solid reputation in the market, and garners praise for its ‘highly specialised technology and data privacy practice’, which is headed by Gonzalo F. Gállego, regarded by some as ‘one of the greatest experts in Spain’. The growing practice has incorporated notable practitioners who have reinforced the practice in recent years, as is the case with senior associate Santiago De Ampuero and associate Victor Mella, who bring in key expertise to the department.

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Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells is a firm with a highly specialised technology and data privacy practice. They are very expert and provide very commercial advice and with fine knowledge of the industry.’

‘Closeness, agility, very high technical advice.’

‘Excellent team – maximum technical level and excellent involvement’

‘Super specialised knowledge and excellent service. I highlight Gonzalo Gallego – one of the greatest experts in Spain. Excellent treatment with the client and with the counterparts and with a very practical approach. Victor Mella has also made a very good impression on me.’

Key clients

Acciona Energía

Clarity AI

Repsol

Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC)

Cabify

Applus+

Medvida

Teladoc Health

Work highlights

  • Advised Repsol on a wide variety of IP/IT contractual matters.
  • Advised Cabify on legal aspects concerning the use of cookies and similar technologies.
  • Assisted FCC in the review and negotiation of several IT-related agreements.

Spain > Private equity Tier 3

Multinational firm Hogan Lovells International LLP is engaged by a broad range of industry players including private equity houses and alternative asset managers in addition to international, real estate, debt, pension and infrastructure funds. Graciela Llaneza helms the practice and is especially accomplished in the consumer, financial services, healthcare and energy fields; the wider team is also well versed in a number of other regulated industries such as TMT, transport, insurance and education.

Practice head(s):

Graciela Llaneza

Other key lawyers:

José María Balañá

Testimonials

‘The team has broad capabilities and a great depth of resources. The quality of advice is also very high. I would also highlight the efficiency of lawyers, with excellent management and negotiation skills, providing a very accessible and personalized service. From a technical point of view, it’s clear that lawyers have a lot of experience in international matters, as demonstrated by their interlocutory skills.’

‘Graciela Llaneza is a real deal-maker. What I really like about Graciela is that you can always trust her to do a good job, from the beginning until the end. She is also extremely responsive. Graciela focuses on the relevant things without getting lost in the details. She is very efficient at solving problems. You really feel you’re the only client she has.’

‘Extraordinarily delivered, brilliant and responsive at any moment during the execution of the deal. Helping clients has always been an inestimable value for clients since they have always been able to detect critical points throughout the negotiation, as well as get their advice right.’

‘My experience in transactions with Hogan Lovells has been spectacular. The splendid legal defense and the availability of the entire team has been critical in the execution.’

Key clients

Acon Investments

Tresmares Private Equity

Oquendo Capital

H.I.G. Capital

Stellex Capital Management

Alantra Private Equity

Gala Capital

Firmum Capital

Tikehau Capital

Cranemere Group Limited

Korelya Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising Acon Investments on its acquisition of a majority stake in Formación Alcalá, an e-learning platform for health professionals.
  • Advising Korelya Capital on the signing of an investment agreement worth $840m in used goods marketplace Wallapop.
  • Advising Alantra on its acquisition of a majority stake of Surexport.

Spain > Tax Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's standalone tax department assists with a range of transactions with complex tax structures, as well as international tax planning. A standout feature of the practice is its expertise in structuring asset financing schemes for domestic financial institutions, shipyards and film producers. Practice head Miguel Angel Sánchez has over 15 years’ experience in tax law, following a career in tax administration, and is supported by ‘well of knowledgeJavier Gazulla and international tax planning expert Juan Garicano, as well as newly promoted counsel Patricia Sánchez and new hire Víctor Barrio, who joined as a senior associate from EY Abogados in May 2021 and focuses on tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Ángel Sánchez

Other key lawyers:

Javier Gazulla; Juan Garicano; Patricia Sánchez; Alejandro Moscoso del Prado; Victor Barrio

Testimonials

‘Without a doubt, the plus of the tax service offered is the team. Javier Gazulla is flexible, involved, and above all he offers a great base of knowledge and analysis of each situation, be it simple or complex. The rest of the team accompanies you, working diligently and always responding. Javier is a well of knowledge, always ready to provide a solution with an outstanding business point of view.’

‘They have people with extensive experience in private or public companies, which enriches their advice on cases they have experienced in the company.’

‘From Miguel Ãngel Sánchez, I would highlight his great preparation, because in addition to having been State Treasury Inspector, he held the General Directorate of Taxes of the Ministry of Economy for four years, positions that give him great contacts and a very high understanding of Taxes: to this is added the great willingness to pick up the phone at the moment.’

‘Patricia Sánchez – absolute dedication to her clients, being a person who does not stop studying and learning to be always up-to-date on all tax matters.’

‘Knowledge, dedication and close treatment.’

‘It is an excellent team, first-rate advice, always looking for the best for the client and their needs. Excellent in tax planning.’

‘They are available 24/7, ready to advise and serve the client at any time.’

Key clients

Pequeños y Medianos Astilleros Sociedad de Reconversión (Pymar)

Acon Investments

Sura Asset Management

Tikehau Capital

IREIT Global

M&G Real Estate

Catella Asset Management

RiverRock European Capital Partners

Banco de Sabadell

Bankinter

Alantra Partners

CNP Partners

FCC

AXA

EnfraGen

Cranemere Group

Korelya Capital

LaSalle Investment Management

Volkswagen Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising Pymar on the proceeding of state aid related to the former tax lease system for vessels, in its preparation of the appeal filed before the European Court of Justice.
  • Advised property asset managers M&G Real Estate and Vestas Investment Management on the tax structuring and financing aspects of the acquisition of a logistics warehouse through a SOCIMI structure.
  • Acted for subsidiaries of EnfraGen in a debt refinancing for a joint amount of $1.8 bn ($710m bond issuance and $1.1bn bank financing).

Spain > White-collar crime Tier 3

The investigations, white-collar and fraud group at Hogan Lovells International LLP is regularly sought out by domestic and international corporates and individuals for advice on a diverse range of matters. These include corporate compliance, crisis management, internal investigations, dawn raids, data privacy investigations, export and sanctions control, cartel investigations and money laundering. Headed by corporate regulatory expert Ignacio Sánchez in Madrid, the team’s client portfolio spans the IT, insurance, life sciences, automotive, sports, and food and beverage sectors.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Closeness and exceptional professional competence. Appropriate follow-up of the issues and ability to deal with claims with a multitude of victims. Great negotiating skills.’

‘Its professional competence, great technical knowledge and detailed monitoring of all entrusted matters.’

‘Great knowledge of the subject, international team, excellent knowledge of English.’

‘Ignacio Sánchez is accessible, very good professionally, clear in the explanations and practical in the analysis.’

Key clients

 

 

Work highlights

  • Advising on a high-profile criminal proceeding against former board members of Banco Popular.
  • Representing a major international insurance company and a former Chief Security Officer in criminal proceedings arising from a major rail accident.
  • Representing a high-profile football player in a criminal proceeding concerning an offence of corruption in sports.

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

With an extensive office network, Hogan Lovells International LLP thrives in both inbound and outbound transactions, counting its knowledge of the technology, infrastructure, retail, life sciences and healthcare sectors as a key distinguisher. Practice head Alex Dolmans handles an array of M&A, commercial agreements, strategic alliances and joint ventures and is supported by Lucas Osorio, a lawyer who complements his transactional capabilities with extensive project knowledge, particularly within the PPP sphere. Counsel Eduardo Pérez is a lawyer to watch, often acting on secondary market transactions, corporate reorganisations and cross-border M&A. In a recent development, Felipe Vázquez was promoted to counsel in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Alex Dolmans

Other key lawyers:

José María Balañá; Graciela Llaneza; Eduardo Pérez

Testimonials

‘Quality of the team, speed of responses and recommendations. Always focused on customer satisfaction and needs.’

‘Focus on the customer. Technically very prepared. A lot of experience in similar cases.’

‘They give you accurate and fast advice.’

‘Eduardo Pérez is our main contact. He is agile in answering and always provides a practical point of view according to our needs.’

‘Without a doubt, Hogan Lovells is a reference when looking for a legal advisor for transactions in the world of infrastructure.’

‘Lucas Osorio is an extraordinary lawyer and he knows how to carry a client-side transaction from start to finish.’

Key clients

TIIC Capital

HNA Group

Cintra (Ferrovial)

Mahou San Miguel

Alantra Partners, S.A.

Waterland

Acon Investments, L.L.C.

Rhenus SE & Co. KG

Korelya Capital

Mirae Asset – Naver Asia Growth Investment

Cranemere Group Limited

Vinccler

Sheela Foam Limited

RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP

Mutua Madrileña

Ardian

Tikehau Capital

AXA

Tresmares Private Equity

Portwest Unlimited Company

Sacyr

Codere, S.A.

InfraVia Capital Partners

Crédit Agricole

TIIC Capital

HNA Group

Cintra (Ferrovial)

Mahou San Miguel

Alantra Partners, S.A.

Waterland

Acon Investments, L.L.C.

Rhenus SE & Co. KG

Korelya Capital

Mirae Asset – Naver Asia Growth Investment

Cranemere Group Limited

Vinccler

Sheela Foam Limited

RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP

Mutua Madrileña

Ardian

Tikehau Capital

AXA

Tresmares Private Equity

Portwest Unlimited Company

Sacyr

Codere, S.A.

InfraVia Capital Partners

Crédit Agricole

Work highlights

  • Advised Acon Investments on its acquisition of a majority stake in Formación Alcalá, an e-learning platform for health professionals.
  • Advised Korelya Capital, a French investment fund, on the signing of an investment agreement worth $840m in used goods marketplace Wallapop.
  • Acted as part of a cross-border team which advised NYSE-listed AmerisourceBergen on its acquisition of Alliance Healthcare Businesses from Walgreens Boots Alliance, a $6.5bn transaction.

Spain > EU and competition Tier 4

Lauded by clients for its ‘prudent and reliable advice’, the three-strong Madrid-based department at Hogan Lovells International LLP, is the firm of choice for several major players from the automotive, insurance and financial services sectors, who seek representation in litigation against resolutions from the CNMC; cartel investigations; behavioural cases; and the implementation of antitrust compliance programmes. Practice head Casto González-Páramo and senior associate Alfredo Gómez are names to note.

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Testimonials

‘Casto Gonzalez Paramo and Alfredo Gómez are always available and offer precise, strategic and fast advice to respond to the needs of our activity.’

‘They have a very practical approach to the issues, and are clear and expeditious when it comes to interacting directly with the internal client without legal knowledge.’

‘Casto González-Páramo has solid knowledge and experience in various markets. Their advice is prudent and reliable.’

‘They are a great international firm, with excellent quality and close approach to the client, to resolve issues.’

‘Casto González-Páramo stands out for his kindness and ease of understanding client needs. Also, his ability to synthesize in high quality memorandums the different legal problems raised. Alfredo Gómez stands out for being proactive, taking an interest in the sector in which the client operates and understanding their needs.’

‘Alfredo Gómez is one of the best lawyers I have been able to work with in my entire professional career.’

‘Excellent knowledge and monitoring of competition issues, particularly in its relationship and monitoring with the competition authorities and monitoring of issues.’

‘Alfredo Gomez  and Casto Gonzalez Paramo stand out. In particular, the follow-up, coordination and communication with Alfredo Gomez is outstanding.’

Key clients

Caixabank

Alstom

Fiat Chrysler

AXA

Ford

Schweppes

Iveco

BASF

Work highlights

  • Representing Alstom in sanctioning proceedings initiated by the Spanish Competition Authority for alleged collusion in public tenders for the construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure.
  • Representing Caixabank in a contentious-administrative appeal against the sanction imposed by the Spanish Competition Authority for the alleged price fixing of hedging derivatives in syndicated loan products.
  • Advised AXA on antitrust matters in relation to its acquisition of 99% of Grupo Igualatorio Cantabria (GIC).

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

The team assembled by Hogan Lovells International LLP to assist with restructuring and insolvency matters is ‘accustomed to working in an international environment', acting for major financial institutions in Spain as well as international banks and companies in the energy, automotive, steel and manufacturing sectors, among others. The group brings in expertise from related practice areas: from banking and finance, José Luis Vázquez and Alfredo Barona; and from litigation, Jon Aurrekoetxea and 2021 hire from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Gonzalo Ardila.

Practice head(s):

José Luis Vázquez; Alfredo Barona; Gonzalo Ardila; Jon Aurrekoetxea

Other key lawyers:

José Luis Pita da Veiga

Testimonials

‘Great technical knowledge adapted to the needs and sensitivity of the client. It is generally the winner in any comparison in terms of quality – price ratio.’

‘Alfredo Barona. He exudes charisma. His technical knowledge combined with a friendly but uncompromising character make him a benchmark in practice.’

‘They have a great knowledge of the subject, accustomed to working in an international environment, making use of the great experts they have in the various departments’

‘Jon Aurrekoetxea – magnificent knowledge of the subject, his possibility of working in an international environment.’

‘Our group worldwide had many doubts about a major insolvency, with many elements of international law, and their assistance and knowledge has been exceptional. a total of 10.’

Key clients

Caixabank

Renewable Power International

BBVA

Banco Santander

Imaginarium

JP Morgan

Deutsche Bank, London Branch

BNP Paribas

Bankia

Spain > Transport: Shipping Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides a comprehensive service to shipbuilders, operators, charterers, the association of Spanish private shipyards and financial institutions. Covering the full range of regulatory and finance issues, the team has expertise in export credit-secured financings, regulatory compliance, guarantees for the construction of vessels, and tax lease structures. Shipping finance expert Miguel Angel Sánchez leads the department; other key practitioners include counsel Patricia Sánchez and senior associate Javier Grimau.

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Testimonials

‘The team has experience in commercial and fiscal operations in the maritime field’.

‘Specialised in the fiscal aspects of the maritime sector and knowledgeable in depth of contracts and the business of the maritime sector.’

Key clients

PYMAR

Balenciaga, S.A.

Bankinter, S.A.

Astilleros Gondán, S.A.

Banco de Sabadell, S.A.

Metalships and Docks, S.A.U.

Astilleros de Murueta, S.A.

Astilleros de Zamakona, S.A.

Astilleros Armón, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising PYMAR and Bankinter on the financing and granting of refund guarantees for the Live Fish Carrier vessel with hull number 803 of Zamakona shipyard for the Norwegian shipowner Intership.
  • Advising PYMAR within the proceeding of state aid related to the former tax lease system for vessels, in its preparation of the appeal against the judgment of the General Court of the European Union on the former tax lease scheme.
  • Advising Banco de Sabadell as structuring bank, in the design, implementation and follow-up of a lease structure for the financing of a Commissioning Service Operation Vessel.

Spain > Projects and energy Tier 5

Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice is well versed in the regulatory aspects of energy and natural resources, and regularly acts for a roster of players from the renewables, oil and gas, and mining industries. The team, which is backed by the firm’s immense network of offices, includes standout counsel David Antón.

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Testimonials

‘The team has a very deep knowledge of the sector and they share it in a very didactic way with the in-house lawyers with whom they collaborate.’

‘A very deep knowledge of the energy market is necessary both in the regulation part and in the technical part. Hogan Lovells has it. Not only does it have this knowledge, but it also studies in detail the technical characteristics as well as the legal framework of the client’s installation. They convey transparency, knowledge and honesty.’

‘The team is made up of honest people who do not try to lead clients to embark on resources and claims that are difficult to carry out. Has a clear focus on the client without trying to seek business where it is doubtful there is. The profile of the people is very high.’

‘They make a very detailed and conscientious analysis of the questions that are put to them, analyzing the scenario as a whole and applying their knowledge and experience with a very practical and clear approach. This is of great help to in-house attorneys to be able to advise their managers and make the best decisions. It seems to me that it is an outstanding team.’

‘In my opinion, David Antón stand out.’

‘Technically, good and above all practical. They know very well the practice of companies and their needs are quickly captured. Other firms also have this quality, but the difference is their degree of involvement looking for practical solutions for the client.’

Key clients

Banco de Sabadell

Work highlights

  • Provided regulatory advice to Banco de Sabadell regarding project financing to be granted to project companies developing photovoltaic projects acquired by Aquila Capital.
  • Advised PFP II (CUBE) on its agreement with Levitec Sistemas to join forces to build a photovoltaic park in Calatorao (Zaragoza).

Germany > Intellectual property > Patent litigation

Hogan Lovells International LLP stands out thanks to specialised expertise in the life sciences, automotive and the consumer goods sectors and impresses with a sizeable practice at national and international level. The frequent collaborations with the US colleagues are particularly noteworthy. The expertise of the team’s growing FRAND practice is utilised in the automotive sector as well as in supporting clients from the technology and telecoms arena. The group is particularly visible in contentious proceedings before the courts, but also offers assistance with arbitration, opposition and nullity proceedings. Patent lawyers and attorneys-at-law are among the team, which, in addition to the forensic practice, also acts in an advisory capacity, for example on licensing agreements, portfolio developments and freedom-to-operate analyses. Growth areas are instructions from FinTech clients and manufacturers of smart home items, the latter being an example of the ever-growing field of patent advice in the digitised context. The group also advises on issues in the employee’s inventions arena. The management trio consists of Burkhart Goebel in Hamburg as head of the global IPMT practice, Miriam Gundt in Düsseldorf as head of the European practice and soft IP specialist Andreas Bothe in Hamburg as head of the German IPMT practice. Andreas von Falck (Düsseldorf), Steffen Steininger (Munich), Clemens Plassmann (Düsseldorf), Henrik Lehment (Düsseldorf), Benjamin Schröer (Munich) and Alexander Klicznik (Düsseldorf), who is dually qualified as patent lawyer and attorney-at-law, are further key contacts. Anna-Katharina Friese in Hamburg (focus on clients in the sectors telecoms, pharmaceuticals, medical products and mechanical engineering) made partner in January 2022. In January 2021, Munich-based patent lawyer Andreas Schmid, who specialises in proceedings against collecting societies and telecoms standards, made partner, while counsel Felipe Zilly in Düsseldorf also belongs to the patent lawyer team. Stephan Neuhaus joined Allen & Overy LLP in May 2021.

Testimonials

‘Know procedural tricks.’

‘Alexander Klicznik: Persistent in the analysis and preparation of the facts.’

Andreas von Falck: For the big performance in the hearing in the courtroom.’

‘This team has lawyers with a wide range of expertise, far more than other law firms we work with on a regular basis.’

‘Andreas von Falck and Miriam Gundt are outstanding.’

‘A strong team across the board. Huge wealth of experience, large team, excellent lawyers, good at dealing with clients.’

‘Andreas von Falck is a litigation master with fantastic charisma. Funny, approachable, realistic.’

Miriam Gundt is a great IP expert with considerable negotiation experience and above-average argumentative power.

Key clients

Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH

Catena-X

Daimler

Eli Lilly

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Flexicare

FLSmidth A/S Denmark Group

Ford

Freudenberg

Google

Hamilton Medical

Hanwha Q Cells

HTC

JOLED

LGE

Medit

Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (MSD)

SolarEdge

Solvay

Valeo Telematik und Akustik GmbH

Sierra Wireless

Work highlights

  • Advising leading companies in the German automotive industry on the establishment of the Catena-X initiative, including the development of guidelines for handling SEPs.
  • Representing Daimler in patent infringement proceedings and parallel validity proceedings against IP Bridge on telecommunications patents.
  • Successfully representing Eli Lilly in relation to Alimta® in inventory and several infringement cases.

Germany > Intellectual property > Trade marks

Hogan Lovells International LLP is experienced in managing large international trade mark portfolios, while the group frequently cooperates with the Alicante office and offers numerous legal tech solutions. Among the core competencies are design law and litigation, including prosecution and infringement proceedings, with particular expertise in the fashion industry. The unusually large team is also experienced in the consumer goods, automotive, pharmaceuticals, life sciences as well as technology and telecoms sectors. Recent advisory focuses include soft IP aspects of social media and influencer marketing, e-sports and gaming, FinTech and legal tech as well as digitisation and sustainability issues. Another key focus is the EU Digital Services Act. The soft IP practice is integrated into the firm’s IPMT team, which is led globally by Burkhart Goebel in Hamburg, in Europe by patent lawyer Miriam Gundt in Düsseldorf and in Germany by Andreas Bothe, also in Hamburg. Yvonne Draheim (Hamburg) is one of Germany’s most recognised litigators. The firm’s large team of counsels includes Mareike Hunfeld (expertise in colour marks) and Patrick Fromlowitz (regularly advises companies in the pharmaceutical, construction, fashion and oil industries) in Hamburg as well as Marion Fischer (specialises in life sciences and automotive sectors, among others) in Munich.

Testimonials

‘High pragmatism and quick responsiveness, quick implementation of the topics discussed.’

‘Marion Fischer as a very strong counsel, a wealth of experience and a high level of economic understanding, specialist knowledge also in very new legal fields in IP.’

‘Efficiency, pragmatism, quality of work, friendliness, speed.’

‘Marion Fischer: Very competent, pragmatic colleague who proposes and implements appropriate solutions according to the client’s needs.’

‘High quality trademark and copyright team. The service quality is very high.’

‘Yvonne Draheim is very experienced and it’s easy to trust her advice.’

Patrick Fromlowitz’s expertise was very valuable to us.

Key clients

Air Canada

Anheuser-Busch InBev

BayWa

Bettzig Media

Brother

C&A

Canyon Bicycles

CeramTec

Collibra

Dell

Deutsche Telekom

Drägerwerk

ERGO Group

Harry-Brot

Hennes & Mauritz

Home Shopping Europe

home24

LIVISTO

Machineseeker Group

Merck & Co. Inc.

NCL-Stiftung

ProSiebenSat.1 – Unternehmensgruppe.

Puraglobe

Santander

Stiftung phönikks

system7

SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd (DJI)

Urlaubsguru

USM

Vorwerk

Wikimedia

Work highlights

  • Representing CeramTec in global court proceedings (Germany, France, USA) against a competitor for infringement of the client’s abstract colour, image and 3D trademarks in connection with artificial hip joint balls.
  • Strategic advice to SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd in various proceedings, including representing DJI in pending opposition and appeal proceedings before the EUIPO.
  • Advice on all brand strategy issues and enforcement of the core trademarks as well as management of the trademark portfolio of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Germany > Intellectual property > Unfair competition

Hogan Lovells International LLP has the capacities to handle extensive mandates from a wide range of sectors as well as cross-border matters with help from the international network. Trade secret and know-how protection matters are among the firm's core competencies in competition law, including disputes and licensing agreements. Issues pertaining to counterfeiting and formal warnings as well as consumer protection also contribute significantly to the team's workload. The advisory offering also includes growth topics such as sustainability, influencer marketing and eSports matters. The practice group is headed by Burkhart Goebel in Hamburg as global head of the IPMT practice, by patent lawyer Miriam Gundt as head of the corresponding practice in Europe and by Andreas Bothe in Hamburg as the head of the German IPMT team.

Key clients

Air Canada

Anheuser-Busch InBev

BayWa

Bettzig Media

Brother

C&A

Canyon Bicycles

CeramTec

Collibra

Dell

Deutsche Telekom

Drägerwerk

ERGO Group

Harry-Brot

Hennes & Mauritz

Home Shopping Europe

home24

LIVISTO

Machineseeker Group

Merck & Co. Inc.

NCL-Stiftung

ProSiebenSat.1-Unternehmensgruppe

Puraglobe

Santander

Stiftung phönikks

system7

SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd (DJI)

Urlaubsguru

USM

Vorwerk

Wikimedia

Germany > Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation

Embedded within a very strong European and international network, Hogan Lovells International LLP's multi-jurisdictional structure also reflects in numerous cross-border instructions for its IT practice, including advice on projects with regards to international data transfer, data breaches and ransomware attacks, as well as telemedicine and financial transactions. Recently, the team also frequently assisted with cloud services, cookies, e-privacy and digital transformation matters (especially in the real estate industry). Burkhart Goebel leads the global IP, media and technology practice, while Andreas Bothe oversees heads the German team. The Düsseldorf-based Miriam Gundt oversees the European business, while Marcus Schreibauer in Düsseldorf and Stefan Schuppert in Munich are also among the group's key contacts. Counsel Sarah-Lena Kreutzmann is another name to note.

Key clients

ABB Group

adidas

ANIMUS GmbH & Co. KG

Catena-X

ExB Labs GmbH

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG

Muniche Re

Nagravision SA

PHOENIX CONTACT

Tafel Deutschland e.V.

Texas Instruments

Work highlights

  • Advising Catena-X on the establishment of one of its flagship projects on digital infrastructure for European cloud structures.
  • Advice to Bitfield AG on a large-volume cryptocurrency mining business and an associated investment in specialized computer systems, including advice on structuring data flows as well as IT and data security.
  • Advice to a group of companies operating throughout Germany in the field of infrastructure and transport with growing foreign business in several strategically relevant projects concerning the negotiation of IT project contracts, software license contracts, IT service contracts, hardware procurement contracts, hosting contracts, SAP and CRM systems.

Germany > Information technology > Data protection

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, data protection and security advice is handled by a team belonging to the IP, Media and Technology practice led by Burkhart Goebel, Miriam Gundt and Andreas Bothe. Here, multinational data protection projects, cyber attack advice, the representation of companies before data protection authorities and in data protection disputes (especially in damages claims) represent the central pillars of its offering. In addition, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, a Munich-based group led by Martin Pfluger has recently been involved in data protection and labor law projects pertaining to information access on vaccinations. The practice also regularly advises on data transactions and data ownership.

Testimonials

‘The team advises pragmatically, very business-oriented and with consistently high competence; Individual questions are researched quickly and answered in a well-founded manner, the team proposes solutions, points out the risks, but does not hide behind non-liability formulations and communicates very clearly.’

‘Martin Pfluger is characterized by a high level of competence and clear communication.’

Key clients

adidas

ANIMUS GmbH

Brainlab AG

Brainloop AG

Bundesverband der Zahlungs- und E-Geld-Institute

Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Evotec

ExB Labs

Ford Motor Company

Lundbeck

MorphoSys

Munich Re

Nagravision

Phoenix Contact

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive data protection support for Brainloop on all internal matters, including data ownership, strategic data protection orientation of cloud services and advice on international data transfers as well as all GDPR compliance issues.
  • Advising Salesforce on the implementation of the GDPR and other data protection issues.
  • Data protection advice to Syncreo in relation to compliance, policy documentation and day-to-day advice.

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