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The firm

Founded in 1997, and headed by John R Gustafson and Sebastián Rivero, the firm assists companies of the most diverse business sectors in their daily activity, in determining strategic operations and in the defence of their interests before the courts and arbitration panels. A commitment to achieving satisfactory results, constitutes the mission of the firm .

The firm has grown to become a medium-sized office with 20 lawyers currently.

Areas of practice

The practice is concentrated in the following fields:

Private equity: services include the legal structuring of companies, due diligence processes, shareholders agreements, structured and project financing, refinancing and acquisitions of partnerships.

Banking and finance: leasing and renting services, financing structures, asset financing and project financing.

Information technology: the firm advises on software licensing, electronic commerce, data protection, content and intellectual property, audiovisual and media.

Real estate/property: with advisory services and representation in land acquisition, building, acquisition sale and/or lease and commercial property, real estate guarantees contracting and public tenders, real estate developments, real estate taxation, urban planning and public domain.

Pharmaceuticals: acquisition and transfer of drugs and medical devices, supply contracts, distribution and licence. Labelling, advertising and promotion of medicines. Civil liability. Research and development.

Environment: declaration of environmental compliance, environmental advice, precinct and contentions, negotiations with administrations and public administrations advice.

Leisure and entertainment: the firm has proven experience for having actively collaborated in the processes of implementation, development and operation of centres such as theme parks, sports centres and film exhibition complexes.


  • in Awerian network

  • 70

  • Number of lawyers: 21
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Member
  • Awerian (The Boutique Business Law Firm Network)
  • ASCRI (Private Equity Spanish Association)
  • French-Spanish Chamber of Commerce in France
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Spain
  • British Chamber of Commerce in Spain

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