Firm Profile > Eversheds Sutherland Nicea > Madrid, Spain

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea
28046 MADRID

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

The ‘great team’ at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea has ‘top knowledge of the sector and provides innovative ideas’. The practice is led by patent and product liability specialist Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada, who has ‘experience in pharmaceutical-related dispute resolutions’; administrative law and litigation expert Alberto Dorego, who is ‘reliable and dedicated’; and the ‘outstandingJosé Mariano Cruz, who focuses on intellectual property related matters. Key clients include Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.

Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea's group is well regarded for advising major music publishers. The practice is defending a record company in a dispute with a well-known Catalan author who has challenged the client's master recording rights and royalty policy. Vicente Arias Máiz leads the copyright practice, which includes senior associate Celia Bouzas González, who joined from Penafort Abogados in March 2018.

Intellectual property: patents Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea's team stands out for its 'teamwork, good communication skills and extraordinary preparation and execution at court level'. It is well-known for handling patent disputes for clients in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. José Mariano Cruz and 'great professionalFrancisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada are the practice heads.

Industry focus: TMT Tier 3

Intellectual property and media law specialist Vicente Arias Máiz leads the practice at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea and focuses on the entertainment sector. His team has particular expertise in cross-border matters relating to intellectual property, as well as privacy issues. The group was strengthened by the arrival of senior associate Celia Bouzas from Peñafort Abogados, who is experienced in competition and new technologies. The department is acting for Emi Music Publishing Spain and Sony ATV Music Publishing in litigation relating to unauthorised advertising synchronisations in TV programmes and advertising spots. In another highlight, the firm is advising Mercedes-Benz on data protection matters.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea recently advised on the sale of a retail park to a real estate investment trust. Javier Ibáñez Gabernet and Rafael Arráez Amselem are the names to note.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

The ‘great professionals’ at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea are particularly experienced in financial and international litigation. ‘Practical proposals and good implementation’ are paired with ‘technical excellence and market knowledge’ in a team led by Antonio Bravo, Luis Francisco Bermejo Reales, José Mariano Cruz and the ‘excellent, client-orientedFrancisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada. Key clients include Mercedez-Benz Finance, Merck & Co, Allianz Group and Warner Music.

Employment Tier 4

Known for its ‘availability and passion’, Eversheds Sutherland Nicea's team is noted for its 'fast' turnaround ‘while always maintaining quality and excellence’. The 'professional, adaptable and understandable’ firm is focused on innovation in the field and is particularly active in collective bargaining and M&A-related employment advice. Jacobo Martínez Pérez de Espinosa stands out for his ‘vision and professionalism’. He leads an experienced team that includes Luis Aguilar, who is ‘an experienced, detail-oriented professional’, and Ana Cid, who was recently promoted to counsel. Also recommended is associate Alberto Garcia, who is 'a great professional’. The department advised Welbilt on employment matters arising from its acquisition of the shares of Crem International Group. Other key clients include General Electric Group, The Kraft Heinz Company and 4Finance.

Private equity Tier 4

An active player in mid-market private equity transactions, Eversheds Sutherland Nicea acts for clients such as Avenue Capital Group, Bridges Fund Management and GED Capital. Of counsel Sixto de la Calle is recommended.

Public law Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea's Alberto Dorrego de Carlos and Andrés Jimenéz Diaz are particularly active in the transport and infrastructure and pharmaceutical sectors. The group represented Abertis as highway operator in judicial proceedings against the government of Spain concerning the modification of the current AP-7 highway concession contract.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea is 'very committed to the client' and has 'strong technical skills'. It counts consumer credit reporting agency Experian, Interserve and Volvo Financial Services as new clients, and advised software company group Jonas Software on the acquisition of Bookassist. Juan Díaz and Carlos Pemán are the key names.

Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea fields a team of 'great professionals' that stand out for their 'teamwork and communication skills'. It is advising a well-known automotive client and hotel sector client on the protection of their trade mark portfolios. José Mariano Cruz and legal director Inmaculada López are the key names.

Tax Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea specialises in contentious, corporate and real estate taxation, as well as tax matters arising from M&A. The firm also has expertise in cross-border issues in the sector. Enrique López de Ceballos, who is focused on transactional tax advice, restructurings and wealth planning, and expert in real estate, corporate and contentious tax Antonio Cuéllar Prats are the practice heads. Key clients include Rockspring Property Investment Managers, Tyco Group and Citygrove Leisure.

Banking and finance Tier 7

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea offers advice on asset-based lending, real estate finance and regulatory issues. It assisted fintech company MyValue with payment services matters. Managing partner Juan Díaz leads the team, which added counsel Teresa Villarroya, who joined from EY Abogados, in July 2018.

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
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Contact : Juan E Díaz (managing partner)
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