Firm Profile > Eversheds Sutherland > Madrid, Spain

Eversheds Sutherland
PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA 66
28046 MADRID
Spain

Spain > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Noted for its 'great experience in pharma', Eversheds Sutherland is particularly strong in patent and regulatory matters. IP and litigation expert Francisco Carrión García de Parada heads the practice and draws on longstanding expertise in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare sectors. Counsel Marta González benefits from former in-house experience at GlaxoSmithKline and Celgene; she advises clients on patent and product liability disputes, and in regulatory and commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Kiko Carrión

Other key lawyers:

Marta González

Testimonials

Great experience in pharma and a lot of availability.

Pharma know-how, personal treatment, availability of the team.

Key clients

Laboratorios Menarini

Galapagos NV

Takeda

Pfizer

Bial

Gilead

Eli Lilly

Astellas Pharma

Laboratorios Rovi

EUSA PHARMA

ZHEJIANG HISUN (HISUN)

Merck & Co and its affiliate Merck Sharp & Dohme de España

BHR Pharma

BioSim

Monsanto

Spain > Intellectual property: patents Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland is best known in the pharmaceutical sector for handling complex and high-value patent disputes for national and multinational high-profile pharmaceutical and chemicals clients. The firm has also recently grown its presence and expertise in the engineering and retail sectors, and regularly provides commercial IP advice relating to licensing and technology transfers. The firm's wider international network allows it to act in multi-jurisdictional cases for a range of clients. The team is led by Kiko Carrión, an expert in the health, transportation and music sectors, and José Mariano Cruz, a specialist in IP, biotech and life sciences. Senior associate Marta González is also praised for her pharmaceutical sector expertise.

Practice head(s):

Kiko Carrión; José Mariano Cruz

Other key lawyers:

Marta González

Testimonials

This team presents an excellent combination between solid technical knowledge and a deep knowledge of the sector. In addition, it stands out for its availability and client service.’

Kiko Carrión is an outstanding lawyer. He brings together all the attributes of a trusted lawyer: technical solidity, business knowledge, customer service and human quality.’

Key clients

Sernauto

Athlon

KERING GROUP

Yokohama

Avis Budget

Room Mate

Tyco Fire Security

CEFI Foundation

Spain > Industry focus: TMT Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland concentrates on the entertainment and media sector, with considerable expertise in IP and rights matters therein. Practice head Vicente Arias Máiz is well versed in local and international consulting, contract negotiation and litigation. GDPR and data privacy matters are also handled by the team, with senior associate Celia Bouzas a notable contact in this area.

Practice head(s):

Vicente Arias Máiz

Other key lawyers:

Celia Bouzas

Key clients

Sony ATV Music Publishing

Warner Music Spain

Emi Music Publishing

Warner Chappell Music Spain

Music Sales (now Wise Music)

Kobalt Music Group

Shakira

Aitana

Alfred García

Editorial Planeta

Spain > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland specialises in the entertainment and audio-visual sectors, and acts for a number of major global clients thanks to the firm's broad international reach. The team also regularly advises individual artists on copyright regulations, as well as defending publishers in litigation. Practice head Vicente Arias Máiz is highly specialised in IP and media law, acting for major clients on consulting, contract negotiation and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Vicente Arias Máiz

Key clients

Sony ATV Music Publishing

Warner Music Spain

Emi Music Publishing

Warner Chappell Music Spain

Aitana Ocaña

Alfred García

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Music Sales (now Wise Music)

Kobalt Music Group

Editorial Planeta

Spain > Public law Tier 3

The ‘very powerful public law team’ at Eversheds Sutherland demonstrates 'legal rigor in administrative law and excellence in public procurement, concessions, public transport and health law’. The firm is active in Spanish public law issues, administrative and regulatory, contentious and non-contentious. Experience includes government litigation, proceedings with regulatory bodies and transactional matters, with particular specialisms in the infrastructure, life sciences and healthcare, transport and water sectors. ‘Great specialistAlberto Dorrego de Carlos co-leads the team with Andrés Jimenéz Diaz, who focuses on public procurement, granting of contracts and PPPs.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Dorrego de Carlos; Andrés Jimenez Diaz

Other key lawyers:

Carlos Pemán; Jorge López

Testimonials

Eversheds has a very powerful Public Law team, with extensive knowledge, is quick to give legal answers and is efficient. Their rates are recommended for being very aligned with the work done. Alberto Dorrego has extraordinary knowledge of administrative and concession law. They are a very good team.’

‘Alberto Dorrego is a great specialist and connoisseur of Public Law and the operation of public institutions in the country. His quality is his knowledge of the Law, his availability with the client, his methodical and quality work and the depth with which he analyzes the issues and gives advice. Jorge López from his team complements him very adequately’.

Legal rigor in Administrative Law. Excellence in public procurement and concessions, public transport and Health Law. Great closeness and kindness, exquisite treatment.’

‘Alberto Dorrego de Carlos – excellent professionalism and personal treatment, he has an all-encompassing and integrated vision of Public Law that generates confidence in any type of subject, project, of any dimension.’

Very good technical knowledge that transmits great security. Alberto Dorrego and Jorge López did for us, in the difficult case we assigned them, an exceptional job.’

‘Excellent treatment, communication, availability, kindness … Very, very satisfactory experience. Alberto and Jorge both did an excellent job. The reception team was always very friendly and professional. Carlos Pemán’s attention and response were also very good. Later I had the opportunity to meet with other partners in the firm to explore possible future collaborations and the experience was very pleasant. For us, Eversheds is a magnificent firm that we will continue to use increasingly as our company grows. And we will recommend them when the occasion arises.’

Key clients

ABERTIS

PFIZER

MERCK SHARP & DOME (MSD)

GLAXOSMITHKILINE (GSK)

TAKEDA

GILEAD

HP

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS

SUEZ SPAIN – AGBAR

ALSA

SABA

ATOS

BERETTA

INDIGO

ORTHO CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS

PHARMAMAR

VETNOVA

MARCAS DE RESTAURACIÓN

BIOSIM

Spain > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Specialising in multi-jurisdictional deals, Eversheds Sutherland advises institutional investors, financial entities, family offices, private investors, Spanish real estate companies, hotel operators and industrial companies with relevant property portfolios. Javier Ibáñez Gabernet has experience in the design, structuring and implementation of real estate investment operations, including those with tax, commercial and financing aspects. He co-leads the team with Rafael Arráez Amselem, who focuses on real estate investment, sale and leaseback transactions, real estate project finance, planning issues and matters pertaining to the hotel industry.

Practice head(s):

Javier Ibáñez Gabernet; Rafael Arráez Amselem

Key clients

Harbert Management Corporation

Patrizia Immobilien

Savills IM

Credit Suisse Prívate banking

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

Room Mate Hotels

Intermediate Capital Group

Temprano Capital Partners

Thor Equities Investment

Data 4 Infrastructure

Citygrove Leisure

Puerta América, S.A.

Sotogrande, S.A.

WeWork

Xenia Capital

Calmar Properties

Spain > Transport: Other transport Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland stands out for its knowledge in multi-modal transport, freight forwarding, trading documents and commercial law. Other areas of expertise for the team include rail-related matters, shipping finance, infrastructure finance, and administrative law, and the firm also acts for clients in accidents and breaches of contracts. The team is led by Juan Díaz Hidalgo, Alberto Dorrego de Carlos, Antonio Bravo and Crisanto Pérez-Abad.

Practice head(s):

Juan Díaz Hidalgo; Alberto Dorrego de Carlos; Antonio Bravo; Crisanto Pérez-Abad

Key clients

IATA

AEFP (Spanish Association of Private Railway Operators)

Leizarán Mariezcurrena

ABERTIS

ALSA

ATUC (Asociación de Empresas Gestoras de los Transportes Urbanos Colectivos)

INDIGO

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The Madrid-based corporate team at Eversheds Sutherland regularly advises on the Spanish law aspects of cross-border M&A. Reorganisations also feature in the firm's workload. Managing partner Juan Díaz Hidalgo balances a broad corporate and finance practice; he co-leads the team with corporate and commercial law expert Carlos Pemán Cubillo, who has experience in the food, healthcare and technology sectors, among others. Legal director Diego Cruz-Villalón is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Juan Díaz Hidalgo; Carlos Pemán Cubillo

Other key lawyers:

Diego Cruz-Villalón; Sixto de la Calle; David Williams

Testimonials

‘Very hands on and very strong execution.’

‘Juan Diaz and Diego Villaleon are great lawyers who take responsibility even when they might not be rewarded for it. This is true entrepreneurial spirit and shows great dedication. Execution is strong; they get the job done.’

‘The team have a pragmatic approach to billing and resourcing – supplementing in-house resource as required.’

Key clients

Goal Systems

Tenneco

Digital Colony

Room Mate

Gibson

NTT Data

Archer Daniels Midland

Johnson Controls

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Nestlé

Spain > Dispute resolution Tier 4

The ‘very committed, responsive and experiencedEversheds Sutherland receives praise for its ‘excellent internal coordination and good technical level’. The firm handles domestic and international arbitration and litigation, particularly in relation to Latin America, and specialises in the infrastructure, energy, construction, industrial engineering, transport and automotive sectors. The team is co-led by Antonio Bravo, who has experience acting before high courts and tribunals throughout Spain; Kiko Carrión, who is an expert in the health, transportation, logistics and construction sectors; litigation and IP specialist José Mariano Cruz; and Luis Francisco Bermejo, who focuses on litigation and insolvency.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Bravo; Kiko Carrión; José Mariano Cruz; Luis Bermejo

Other key lawyers:

José Sánchez de León

Testimonials

‘The Eversheds Litigation team is technically unbeatable. The rigor with which the cases are studied and practical solutions proposed is what makes me recommend the team led by Antonio Bravo. In particular, it is greatly appreciated that Antonio’s approaches are not purely legal and that he always takes our business goals into account.’

‘Antonio’s common sense together with the technical excellence of the entire team as a whole. At all times the strategic approaches raised by Antonio have been focused on avoiding unnecessary risks and seeking practical solutions. The availability of the team to answer questions and explain news is unbeatable.’

‘They are very good lawyers. Very competent and organized. The work is of very good quality. They are proactive. They give answers and solutions.’

‘I would highlight José Sánchez León. A great professional. I was impressed. He did a brilliant interrogation and the writings were well structured.’

‘Excellent internal coordination. Good technical level at the level of other international firms.’

‘Great orientation towards the business needs of the clients. Close and personal treatment.’

‘The Team is very commited and responsive, very experienced in its Domain.’

Key clients

GENERAL ELECTRIC

SIEMENS

WEWORK

MERCEDES BENZ

INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA)

ING BANK

HUDSON ADVISORS

AXA

PARKER HANNIFFIN

SPX FLOW

Spain > Employment Tier 4

Bimba y Lola was one of a number of new clients instructing Eversheds Sutherland's labour practice in 2020, with the retail company being among the many requesting assistance on ERTE procedures. Practice head Jacobo Martínez and his 'efficient, proactive team' also frequently advise on regulatory issues, employment aspects of transactions and litigation, and the practice also stands out for its co-ordination with clients in Latin American jurisdictions. Counsels Teresa Salinas and Luis Aguilar are names to note and associate Estíbaliz Garcia is also highlighted.

Practice head(s):

Jacobo Martínez

Other key lawyers:

Luis Aguilar; Adrián Perez; Teresa Salinas; Estíbaliz García

Testimonials

‘It is an efficient, proactive team and they convey a lot of confidence from a technical point of view. I highlight the availability of the team, the haste in the response and that they go beyond giving the required advice, they help you make the best decision in complex situations.’

‘The Eversheds Sutherland Nicea labor practice team quickly understands business needs and offers practical and agile solutions to labor disputes. They have a thorough knowledge of the law and jurisprudence and are always up to date. Their personal treatment is very human but very practical and decisive. They quickly bring a very executive approach to their advice and recommendations.’

‘Availability and help in decision making. Jacobo Martinez – I highlight his availability, efficiency and his advice that helps you make a decision as a company. He has the ability to give correct advice (warning of possibilities and risks) and to guide you to make the best decision for your business, something that is highly valued.’

‘Estíbaliz García. I highlight the availability and efficiency of this associate in the labor area. Her help has been essential these months. In addition, her treatment with us has been impeccable, in times of much stress.’

‘Jacobo Martínez Perez-Espinosa is the best labor lawyer I know (and I know many!). He is rigorous in his advice, without ever losing his ethical focus. He is a person with deeply rooted values and with a very noticeable mental speed and a deep knowledge of Labor Law. He is a very complete legal professional.’

‘All team members are well prepared and have sufficient experience, this facilitates communication and the speed of consultations, since matters can be dealt with with total confidence without waiting for the partner or team leader to be available as happens in other offices where there is only one point of contact even though there is a team behind it.’

‘Jacobo Martinez is always available and it is easy to contact him directly. I would highlight the availability and speed in complying with the issues commissioned.’

‘As always, the senior partner, Jacobo Martínez, stands out for his eagerness to serve, his immense amount of knowledge and his extreme ability to deal with unions and works councils.’

Key clients

Fieldcore

Bimba y Lola

Globalvia Inversiones

Avery Dennison

Teleflex Medical

Marmon Holdings

Room Mate / Be Mate

Johnson Controls Group

Logista

IATA

Spain > Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland's Madrid-based team is best known for its expertise in portfolio management, trade mark defence and prosecution for pharmaceutical companies, and it has also expanded its share of major retail clients. The team acts for a combination of domestic, international and multinational companies and is led by IP litigators Kiko Carrión and José Mariano Cruz.

Practice head(s):

Kiko Carrión; José Mariano Cruz

Other key lawyers:

Inmaculada Lopez

Key clients

Sernauto

Athlon

Kering Group

Yokohama

Avis Budget

Room Mate

Tyco Fire Security

CEFI Foundation

Spain > Private equity Tier 4

Of counsel Sixto De la Calle leads the private equity and venture capital practice at Eversheds Sutherland, which cooperates with the firm's corporate and M&A, litigation and employment lawyers to assist in the acquisition, financing and sale of assets, as well as non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios. Juan Díaz Hidalgo is noted.

Practice head(s):

Sixto de la Calle

Other key lawyers:

Juan Díaz Hidalgo

Key clients

Goal Systems

Digital Colony

Cube Infrastructure

Harbert Management Corporation

GED Capital Fund and Procubitos

Mutuares

Spain > Banking and finance Tier 7

The highly regarded banking and finance team at Eversheds Sutherland is active in asset-based lending, real estate finance and regulatory advice. The firm is known for assisting foreign banks in financing cross-border transactions, particularly corporations with subsidiaries in Spain. Counsel Teresa Villarroya Vargas leads the team and handles a range of financing matters, notably project and asset finance.

Practice head(s):

Teresa Villarroya Vargas

Other key lawyers:

Vicente Arias

Testimonials

‘Knowledge of the business and of the management team of our company, which makes your attention 100% personalized.’

‘They are clear in their approaches and reports, almost pedagogical, which is very useful for reporting to boards of directors and to the parent company.’

‘Their collaboration is 10 out of 10, and the diversity of very high-level professionals in other subjects is excellent.’

‘Technical knowledge may be available to other firms, its application to reality is something else, the ability to communicate very complex issues in a simple way, the speed in proposing solutions and alternatives and the strength of their positions, telling the truth regardless of what the customer wants to hear.’

‘Special mention to Teresa Villarroya and Vicente Arias.’

‘A balanced team that gives a practical perspective to their legal advice, who care about closing the matter and empathize with the client’s needs.’

Reactive, decisive and friendly.

Key clients

Goal Systems

GED Capital Fund

Unicredit

Temprano Capital Partners

VIVA GYM GROUP

Northgate

Tradition and Securities

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 Legal Director
 Jose Pedro Alberca  photo Jose Pedro Alberca Director
 Vicente Arias Máiz  photo Vicente Arias Máiz Partner
 Rafael Arráez Amselem  photo Rafael Arráez Amselem Partner
 Delphine Baudouin  photo Delphine Baudouin Of Counsel
 Luis Francisco Bermejo Reales  photo Luis Francisco Bermejo Reales Partner
Mr Antonio Bravo  photo Mr Antonio Bravo Antonio is a partner in our Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He has…
 Antonio Bravo Taberné  photo Antonio Bravo Taberné Partner
 Eduardo Buitrón  photo Eduardo Buitrón Lawyer
 Kiko Carrión  photo Kiko Carrión He has broad experience of trial law and arbitration, and he is…
 Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada  photo Francisco J. (Kiko) Carrión García de Parada Partner
 José Mariano Cruz  photo José Mariano Cruz Partner
 Antonio Cuéllar  photo Antonio Cuéllar He has a wide experience giving tax advice to local and international…
 Antonio Cuéllar Prats  photo Antonio Cuéllar Prats Partner
 Juan Díaz  photo Juan Díaz Juan is specialized in advice regarded to mergers, acquisitions and restructurings of…
 Rocío De LLobet  photo Rocío De LLobet Associate
 Sixto De la Calle  photo Sixto De la Calle Of Counsel
 Juan E. Díaz Hidalgo  photo Juan E. Díaz Hidalgo Managing Partner
 Alberto Dorrego de Carlos  photo Alberto Dorrego de Carlos Partner
 Yolanda Gutierrez  photo Yolanda Gutierrez Partner
 María Hernández  photo María Hernández Partner
 Javier Ibáñez Gabernet  photo Javier Ibáñez Gabernet Partner
 Andrés Jimenéz Diaz  photo Andrés Jimenéz Diaz Partner
 Inmaculada (Inma) López  photo Inmaculada (Inma) López Legal Director
 Jacobo Martínez  photo Jacobo Martínez He has broad experience advising in all areas of employment law, including…
 Jacobo Martínez Pérez de Espinosa  photo Jacobo Martínez Pérez de Espinosa Partner
 Carlos Pemán  photo Carlos Pemán Carlos has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer. He…
 Carlos Pemán Cubillo  photo Carlos Pemán Cubillo Partner
 Crisanto Pérez-Abad  photo Crisanto Pérez-Abad Partner
 David Williams  photo David Williams Of Counsel
Number of lawyers : 3,000+
in this country : 80+
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Eversheds Sutherland berät Reconomy bei Übernahme der deutschen Noventiz-Grupp

München, 10. Dezember 2020 - Die globale Wirtschaftskanzlei Eversheds Sutherland hat Reconomy, den führende Anbieter von Entsorgungs- und Rücknahmelösungen in Großbritannien, bei der Übernahme des deutschen Entsorgungsfachbetriebs Noventiz beraten. Verkäufer ist das deutsche PE-Haus SEAFORT Advisors.