Firm Profile > Eversheds Sutherland Nicea > Madrid, Spain

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea
PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA 66
28046 MADRID
Spain

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

The team at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea provides an ‘excellent service’ in the healthcare and life sciences sector. The practice covers patent litigation relating to pharmaceuticals and biochemicals, product liability matters, regulatory issues, commercial agreements, and business strategy and public affairs advice. Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada, who focuses on patents and product liability, leads the team. Legal director and manager of the firm’s pharma in-house support unit Marta Gonzalez Diaz is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada

Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea offers an established copyright and entertainment practice which acts for clients in the publishing, audiovisual, e-commerce and software sectors. Entertainment and media specialist Vicente Arias Máiz leads the team, which is currently defending Sony/ATV Music Publishing against multiple claims for copyright infringement.

Practice head(s):

Vicente Arias Máiz

Key clients

Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Warner Music Spain

Emi Music Publishing

Netflix International B.V.

Warner Chappell Music Spain

Ground Control Productions

Pacha Multimedia S.L.

Big Artist Management

CeloFun Producciones

Melodía Producciones PC

Intellectual property: patents Tier 2

The team at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea handles litigation and transactional matters in the pharmaceutical, industrial engineering and retail sectors. Litigators Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada and José Mariano Cruz head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada; José Mariano Cruz

Testimonials

‘Good communication and teamwork with clients’

Key clients

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Takeda

Kering Group

Yokohama

Avis Budget

Room Mate

Tyco Fire Security

Eli Lilly

Pfizer

Burger King

Industry focus: TMT Tier 3

Intellectual property specialist Vicente Arias Máiz heads the team at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea, which focuses on the entertainment sector, with clients in the music and television industries. The practice handles matters including IP litigation and data privacy and security issues. The team also includes Celia Bouzas, who leads the privacy unit within the department.

Practice head(s):

Vicente Arias

Key clients

Sony ATV Music Publishing

Warner Music Spain

Emi Music Publishing

Kobalt Music Publising, Ltd.

Shakira

Pachá Music

Celofún Productions

Altafonte Networks

Onmobile Global Networks

Opentext

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Specialising in multi-jurisdictional deals, Eversheds Sutherland Nicea advises a range of clients, including financial entities, private investors, real estate companies, hotel operators and industrial companies with property portfolios. Javier Ibáñez Gabernet focuses on property acquisitions, hospitality and retail. He co-leads the practice with Rafael Arráez Amselem, who is an expert in sale and leaseback transactions, as well as property investment.

Practice head(s):

Javier Ibañez; Rafael Arráez

Testimonials

‘Very good service in M&A’

‘Rafael Arraez gives a fantastic personalised service’

Key clients

Harbert Management Corporation

Patrizia Immobilien

Savills IM

Credit Suisse Private Banking

Sociedad de Gestión de Activos Procedentes de la Restructuración Bancaria, S.A. (Sareb)

Room Mate Hotels

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG-Longbow)

Temprano Capital Partners

Thor Equities Investment

Data 4 Infrastructure

Citygrove Leisure

Amazon

Puerta América, S.A.

Sotogrande, S.A.

WeWork

Xenia Capital

Dispute resolution Tier 4

The 'client-oriented, reliable and dedicated' Eversheds Sutherland Nicea is known for handling complex international disputes for national and multinational clients, particularly in the life science and construction sectors. The team is co-led by Antonio Bravo, who focuses on financial services, construction and energy matters; Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada, who acts in a range of international and domestic commercial litigation; José Mariano Cruz, who specialises in contractual disputes and IP; and Luis Francisco Bermejo Reales, who has expertise in litigation related to real estate, insurance, bankruptcy and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Bravo; Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión Garcia de Parada; José Mariano Cruz; Luis Francisco Bermejo Reales

Testimonials

‘Good negotiators, flexible, and include clients’

‘Obtain good results’

‘Flexibility of teamwork with clients’

‘Technical excellence and market knowledge’

‘In-house experience of members of the team’

‘Kiko Carrión has knowledge and experience in pharma-related disputes and an excellent approach to the judge and court’

‘Number one for oral hearing performance’

‘Alberto Dorrego has the deepest and best knowledge within the country in access, pricing and public contracting’

‘Great professionals, good teamwork and communication’

‘Practical proposals and very good implementation’

Key clients

IATA

Mercedes Benz-Finance

Merck & CO (and affiliate Merck Sharp & Dohme De España, S.A.)

John Sisk & Sons

DAF Trucks NV

Allianz Group

Tyco Group

Rolls Royce

Warner Music

PFIZER

Employment Tier 4

The team at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea is led by Jacobo Martínez Pérez de Espinosa, who is described as having a 'deep knowledge of labour law', with expertise in complex remuneration schemes, the employment aspects of corporate transactions, restructurings, collective negotiations and employment litigationRecent highlights include advising on the implementation of a working time registry among the different firms and corporations of Johnson Controls.

Practice head(s):

Jacobo Martínez

Testimonials

‘For me, the strong point of Eversheds Sutherland is the accessibility of the lawyers. They offer solutions and give their opinion on the most advisable actions to take’

‘It is a team with deep knowledge of labour law. The strategy it proposes is always aligned with that of the company’

‘Jacobo Martinez and Alberto García are excellent professionals’

‘Jacobo Martínez has been able to advise on a brilliant framework for managing work time control’

‘Jacobo Martínez is a lawyer with deep knowledge of labour law and quickly understands what the client’s needs are’

Key clients

General Electric Group

Orange Business Services

Globalvia Inversiones

Warner Music

Avery Dennison

Teleflex Medical

Parker Hannifin

Room Mate / Be Mate

Johnson Controls

Innio

Veritas

Logista

IATA

Private equity Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea advises private equity and venture capital funds on the design and execution of purchase transactions of assets or companies. The practice works closely with the firm’s corporate, M&A, tax, employment, competition and litigation departments. Sixto de la Calle leads the team and is experienced in advising on a range of private equity-related transactions, acting for both private equity houses and the recipients of funding.

Practice head(s):

Sixto de la Calle

Key clients

Exus Partners

Avenue Capital

EVERIS

Castellana 93

Elliot Advisors

Cube Infraestructure

Public law Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea's primary specialities are infrastructure, public services, PPPs and public procurement. As well as litigation and arbitration expertise, the firm provides particular experience in the pharmaceutical, health and transport sectors. Alberto Dorrego de Carlos focuses on government contracts, public infrastructure, administrative concessions and PPPs. He co-leads the practice with Andrés Jimenéz Diaz, who advises on public procurement, the granting of contracts and public-private co-operation.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Dorrego de Carlos; Andrés Jiménez Diaz

Testimonials

‘The team puts into play the experience of the whole office, at the service of our interests’

‘Alberto Dorrego brings together experience, ability and skills that are very difficult to find in other professionals in his field’

‘Especially noteworthy is its capacity for strategic vision in relation to regulatory frameworks and political environments’

Key clients

Abertis

Pfizer

Merck Sharp & Dome (MSD)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Takeda

Alsa (National Express)

Fecalbus

Iata

Beretta

Atos

Atalaya Mining

Marcas De Restauración

Pharmamar (Zeltia)

Saba

Suez Spain – Agbar

Sandoz

Biosim

Urbia

Isolux Corsan

Confebus

Aspen Pharmaceuticals

CCIES

Indigo

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea specialises in advising foreign investors and international clients on their activities in Spain. The practice works closely with the firm’s tax, IP, litigation, competition and real estate department to provide multi-disciplinary assistance. Juan E. Díaz has expertise in M&A and financial law, acting for banks, public entities and private companies. He co-leads the team with Carlos Pemán Cubillo, who focuses on M&A, private equity and commercial contracts.

Practice head(s):

Juan E. Díaz; Carlos Pemán Cubillo

Testimonials

‘Diego Cruz-Villalon is one of the most skilled lawyers I know. He is available when you need him with the most appropriate advice to the case and to the business. He is business oriented and that is what companies look for in a lawyer’

Key clients

Volvo

Nestle

Tenneco

Nokia

Aspen Pharma

Everis

AMEX

Avis Budget Group

Johnson Controls

Parker Hannifin

Avenue Capital

T-Solar

NATS

Sanne Group

Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea offers a ‘top service’ with ‘great teamwork and communication’. The team handles trade mark litigation and prosecution. Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada and José Mariano Cruz head the team. Inmaculada (Inma) López, who advises on unfair competition, is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada; José Mariano Cruz

Key clients

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Takeda

Kering Group

Yokohama

Avis Budget

Room Mate

Tyco Fire Security

Eli Lilly

Pfizer

Burger King

Tax Tier 5

The tax team at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea is recognised in particular for its longstanding international clients and its experience in wealth management. Team co-head Antonio Cuéllar Prats specialises in tax litigation, corporate and real estate taxation, and M&A. Enrique López de Ceballos lends expertise in transactional tax advice, restructurings and wealth planning, especially for family companies. He has recently been advising BNP Paribas Cardif on the tax aspects of the sale of an economic interest grouping to two Spanish brands. Other key clients include Volvo and Mercedes-Benz.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Cuellar; Enrique López de Ceballos

Testimonials

One of the best law firms covering private clients in Spain.

Key clients

Banco Inversis

Volvo

Aecom

Iata

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Everis

Patrizia Group

Tyco

Room Mate Hotels

Mercedes-Benz Renting

Stolt Nielsen

BNP Paribas Cardif

Zurich Commercial Insurance UK

OneLife

Banking and finance Tier 7

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea specialises in acting for international clients in asset-based lending and real estate finance. The firm also provides notable regulatory expertise, advising banks and other financial institutions on matters including MiFID II, distribution of banking products, bancassurance and derivatives. Juan E. Díaz is known for M&A and financial law expertise, acting for banks, public entities and private companies. He co-leads the practice with Teresa Villarroya, who has particular experience in project and asset financing.

Practice head(s):

Juan E. Díaz; Teresa Villarroya

Key clients

Up Aganea EDE

Doduco GmbH

Foreign Currency Direct

BlackRock

Mount Street Portfolio Advisers Gmbh (formerly named EAA Portfolio Advisers Gmbh)

Unicredit

GED Fund

Temprano Capital Partners

X-Elio

GenesisCare

WP CAREY

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition Crisanto Pérez Abad
Banking and finance Juan E Díaz
Commercial contracts Juan E Díaz
Commercial contracts Carlos Pemán
Company secretarial Juan E Díaz
Company secretarial Carlos Pemán
Compliance María Hernández
Corporate M&A Juan E Díaz
Corporate M&A Carlos Pemán
Employment and pensions Jacobo Martínez
Equity capital markets and private equity Juan E Díaz
Equity capital markets and private equity Carlos Pemán
Dispute resolution Antonio Bravo
Dispute resolution Luis Bermejo
Dispute resolution José Mariano Cruz
Dispute resolution Kiko Carrión
Financial services litigation Antonio Bravo
Intellectual property José Mariano Cruz
Intellectual property Vicente Arias
International arbitration Luis Bermejo
International arbitration Antonio Bravo
International arbitration Kiko Carrión
TMT Vicente Arias
Project infrastructure finance Juan E Díaz
Project infrastructure finance Alberto Dorrego
Public Alberto Dorrego
Public Andrés Jiménez
Real estate and construction Javier Ibáñez
Real estate and construction Rafael Arráez
Tax Antonio Cuellar
Tax Enrique López de Ceballos
Restructuring and insolvency Luis Bermejo
Restructuring and insolvency Carlos Pemán
Photo Name Position Profile
 Luis Aguilar  photo Luis Aguilar
 Jose Pedro Alberca  photo Jose Pedro Alberca
 Vicente Arias Máiz  photo Vicente Arias Máiz
 Rafael Arráez Amselem  photo Rafael Arráez Amselem
 Delphine Baudouin  photo Delphine Baudouin
 Luis Francisco Bermejo Reales  photo Luis Francisco Bermejo Reales
Mr Antonio Bravo  photo Mr Antonio Bravo
 Antonio Bravo Taberné  photo Antonio Bravo Taberné
 Eduardo Buitrón  photo Eduardo Buitrón
Mr Kiko Carrión  photo Mr Kiko Carrión
 Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada  photo Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada
 José Mariano Cruz  photo José Mariano Cruz
Mr Antonio Cuéllar  photo Mr Antonio Cuéllar
 Antonio Cuéllar Prats  photo Antonio Cuéllar Prats
Mr Juan Díaz  photo Mr Juan Díaz
 Rocío De LLobet  photo Rocío De LLobet
 Sixto De la Calle  photo Sixto De la Calle
 Alberto Dorrego de Carlos  photo Alberto Dorrego de Carlos
 Juan E. Díaz Hidalgo  photo Juan E. Díaz Hidalgo
 Yolanda Gutierrez  photo Yolanda Gutierrez
 María Hernández  photo María Hernández
 Javier Ibáñez Gabernet  photo Javier Ibáñez Gabernet
 Andrés Jimenéz Diaz  photo Andrés Jimenéz Diaz
 Inmaculada (Inma) López  photo Inmaculada (Inma) López
Mr Jacobo Martínez  photo Mr Jacobo Martínez
 Jacobo Martínez Pérez de Espinosa  photo Jacobo Martínez Pérez de Espinosa
Mr Carlos Pemán  photo Mr Carlos Pemán
 Carlos Pemán Cubillo  photo Carlos Pemán Cubillo
 Crisanto Pérez-Abad  photo Crisanto Pérez-Abad
 David Williams  photo David Williams
Number of lawyers : 2,000+
in this country : 70+
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Contact : Juan E Díaz (managing partner)
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