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Bird & Bird

JORGE JUAN 8, 1A PLANTA, 28001 MADRID, SPAIN
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Spain

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 6

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has niche expertise in aviation and sport finance. For example, it advised Macquarie Bank on two separate loan facilities granted to Atlético Madrid. The group, which is led by José Luis Lorente, added payment industry expertise with Adrián Calvo joining as senior associate in April 2018 from an in-house position at Visa.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird¬†acts on M&A deals, spin-offs, joint ventures, and corporate and debt restructurings, as well as providing commercial advice. Highlights included assisting¬†Pomona Keepers with¬†the ‚ā¨15m sale, jointly with EII (Ventures), of a majority stake in the share capital of World Bulk Wine Exhibition to Comexposium.¬†Lourdes Ayala¬†is the key name.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 5

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's¬†work ranges across the competition area and the team benefits from its ability to work closely with the full-service firm‚Äôs experts in other sectors. Practice head Patricia Li√Ī√°n, who joined from CMS Albi√Īana y Su√°rez de Lezo¬†in 2017, specialises in antitrust damages claims. Her department is representing Lactalis in its appeal before the Constitutional Court against the dawn raids carried out by the Spanish Competition authority related to its alleged participation in exchanges of information between dairy industries on pricing and commercial strategies. In another highlight, the group is acting for Adveo in the appeal against a fine in connection with the envelopes for exports cartel case.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

The ‚Äėfast and helpful‚Äô group at¬†Bird & Bird¬†works across the sector including in intellectual property, regulatory and product liability. The firm has particular expertise in litigation relating to pharmaceutical and life science patents. Leading the team is Raquel Ballesteros, who is a litigation and public procurement expert, and¬†Manuel Lobato, who is a specialist in intellectual property and pharmaceutical law. In a recent highlight, the department represented Sanofi Aventis in a special appeal challenging the tender documents called by the health service of Catalonia for the supply of the hexavalent vaccine. The firm also acted for Insud Pharma in litigation relating to the infringement and validity of two patents.

Leading individuals

Raquel Ballesteros - Bird & Bird

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Industry focus: Retail
Industry focus: Retail - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird works across the retail sector, with a particular expertise in intellectual property, trade marks and technology. The firm is also active in data protection and privacy-related matters. Corporate and M&A specialist Lourdes Ayala leads the practice with Antonio Cueto, who focuses on intellectual property. The team is advising Bloom Motion on its prospective investment in the Bacoa Group of gourmet burger restaurants, and is assisting Celor SAS with the acquisition of a stake in Clicars Spain, a car retailer. Other clients include Ben Sherman, Aora Health and Associated British Foods.

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Industry focus: TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

‚ÄėA strong knowledge‚Äô of the sector allows¬†Bird & Bird¬†‚Äėto get the best result for clients‚Äô. The firm has dedicated sub-groups focusing on technology and communications, as well as data protection, and provides expertise in dispute resolution across all areas. The ‚Äėunderstanding and available‚Äô team is led by Pablo Berenguer, Alexander Benalal, Lupe Sampedro¬†and senior associate Juan Calder√≥n. The practice is advising Quintiles IMS on its commercial, privacy and data protection issues. In another highlight, the department is assisting Verizon Telematics with matters relating to the integration of Movil Data Internacional, a Spain-based provider of commercial fleet management solutions.

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Intellectual property: Copyright
Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird was bolstered by the arrival of Mariano Santos, who joined in March 2018 from Herrero & Asociados. Well-regarded of counsel Raul Bercovitz recently advised Lexmark on the impact of the Royal Decree-Law 12/2017, which has established a private copying compensation system based on levies on recording and storage devices. He and Santos also advised the International Olympic Committee on the use of certain archive recordings and films. Senior associate Teresa Mercadal works with key client Mediaproducción. Manuel Lobato, Antonio Cueto and up-and-coming senior associate José Angel García-Zapata are the other names to note.

Leading individuals

Manuel Lobato - Bird & Bird

Next generation lawyers

José Angel García-Zapata - Bird & Bird

Teresa Mercadal - Bird & Bird

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Intellectual property: Trade marks
Intellectual property: Trade marks - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has expertise in trade mark litigation, trade secrets, design, and unfair competition matters. Mariano Santos is leading the trade mark prosecution strategy for Ben Sherman, and Manuel Lobato is representing Marv Films as the claimant in an infringement action against the use of its mark Kingsman by a Spanish distillery. Antonio Cueto,¬†of counsel Ra√ļl Bercovitz¬†and senior associate¬†Jos√© √Āngel Garc√≠a-Zapata¬†are also singled out.

Leading individuals

Manuel Lobato - Bird & Bird

Ra√ļl Bercovitz - Bird & Bird

Next generation lawyers

Jos√© √Āngel Garc√≠a-Zapata - Bird & Bird

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Intellectual property: patents
Intellectual property: patents - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's team is led by Manuel Lobato. The group is currently defending two Insud Pharma subsidiaries in a patent infringement matter brought by Bayer, over a generic drug they manufacture. Mariano Santos joined as a partner in March 2018 from Herrero & Asociados. Well-regarded of counsel Raul Bercovitz, Antonio Cueto, José Angel García and Teresa Mercadal are also singled out.

Leading individuals

Manuel Lobato - Bird & Bird

Next generation lawyers

José Angel García - Bird & Bird

Teresa Mercadal - Bird & Bird

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird¬†is particularly active in the renewables sector, focusing on multi-jurisdictional and complex M&A transactions. Energy specialist Hermenegildo Altozano¬†leads the practice with Coral Y√°√Īez, who is an expert litigator with notable experience in regulatory matters, and counsel Borja L√≥pez, who was a new hire in 2018 from energy assets investment and management company Bow Power. The team assisted Gransolar with the sale of a portfolio comprising 19 photovoltaic plants in Sevilla to Vela Energy. It also advised Gas Natural Fenosa on the sale of 20% of its natural gas distribution and secondary transmission business in Spain to a consortium of Allianz Capital Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

Highlights for the team at¬†Bird & Bird team included advising the Pontegadea Group on the acquisition of 9.99% of Telxius Telecom valued at ‚ā¨378.8m. Isidro Del Moral and counsel Jacobo S√°nchez-Andrade¬†are the practice heads.

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