Eversheds Sutherland > Madrid, Spain > Firm Profile

Eversheds Sutherland
PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA 66
28046 MADRID
Spain

Spain > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Best known for its expertise in patent litigation, the practice at Eversheds Sutherland has a particular focus on the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Skilled litigator and patent expert Francisco Carrión co-heads the department together with Alberto Dorrego and Marta González, who often handles patent infringements, as well as product liability damages claims brought by consumers. Senior associate Eduardo Butrón is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Kiko Carrión; Marta González; Alberto Dorrego

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Spain > Intellectual property: patents Tier 2

Utilising its global network of offices across 34 countries, the litigation and IP team at Eversheds Sutherland acts for major international corporates on a broad range of patent-related issues. Such matters include patent infringement, patent licensing, unfair competition and data registry protection, patent invalidity, registration proceedings and global patent strategies. Led in Madrid by arbitration specialist Kiko Carrión, IP expert José Mariano Cruz and litigation and life sciences specialist Marta González, the group’s client base features Avis Budget and Johnson Controls, and covers such sectors as food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, retail, sports and e-commerce. The team is supported by legal directors Inmaculada López and Elena García, and life sciences and IP specialist Eduardo Buitrón.

Testimonials

‘Very proactive lawyers.’

‘Legal knowledge is important, but the most important thing is that they have knowledge of the real practice of the sector in order to offer practical and easily implementable solutions. The knowledge of the sector makes their work of great added value.’

‘Magnificent knowledge of patents and pharmaceutical patents in particular.’

Key clients

Sernauto

Athlon Car Lease Spain

Kering Group

Yokohama Iberia

Avis Budget

Room Mate

Johnson Controls

SnowZone

Sinclair Pharma

CEFI Foundation

Spain > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 3

Benefiting from its broad global network, the entertainment, media and IT team at Eversheds Sutherland is a popular choice for major international corporates and artists, which seek the team's assistance in a range of copyright issues. Such matters include royalty disputes, breach of publishing contracts, breach of moral rights, co-publishing and administrative agreements and plagiarism claims. Led by entertainment IP expert Vicente Arias Máiz in Madrid, the group’s client base features household names in the music, technology, publishing, advertising and media sectors.

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Testimonials

‘The Evershed Sutherland team is very professional, especially at the level of knowledge and advice. I would highlight Vicente Arias.’

Key clients

Sony ATV Music Publishing

SM Publishing Spain

Warner Music Spain

Emi Music Publishing

Warner Chappell Music Spain

Aitana Ocaña

Alfred García

Shakira

Music Sales (now Wise Music)

Kobalt Music Group

Editorial Planeta

Spain > Public law Tier 3

The nine-strong practice at Eversheds Sutherland has excellent knowledge of Spanish public law, working regularly on contentious, advisory and transactional mandates, with particular expertise in government litigation. The department - headed by Alberto Dorrego de Carlos and Andrés Jimenéz Diaz - has a focus on public procurement, public infrastructure and services, administrative concessions and PPPs, as well as public law litigation. Senior associate Javier Juan is another key practitioner in the team.

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Testimonials

We have appreciated the fluid communication between the different areas of the firm and its very good coordination. The level of involvement and the effort to understand the circumstances and subject matter of the issues in which we request its help is high.’

High availability. They know the client and know how to anticipate their possible needs. Andrés Jiménez Díaz and Javier Juan Alvarez stand out.

The involvement and dedication of Alberto Dorrego de Carlos in the affairs of our organisation provides an added security and trust that is recognized by the members of our company. Also, the support he provides to other professionals, both external and internal. Especially in matters of greater complexity.’

Key clients

ABERTIS

PFIZER MERCK SHARP & DOME (MSD)

ORGANON

GLAXOSMITHKILINE (GSK)

TAKEDA

GILEAD

SUEZ SPAIN – AGBAR

ALSA (NATIONAL EXPRESS)

SABA

ATOS

BERETTA

INDIGO

ORTHO CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS

PHARMAMAR (ZELTIA) VETNOVA

MARCAS DE RESTAURACIÓN

BIOSIM

ASEMPLEO AIRFOODS

SSP

CAPTRAIN

MULTIRAIL

TRANSFESA

ARRIVA (DEUTSCHE BAHN)

GO TRANSPORT

URBIA

Spain > Real estate and construction Tier 3

The team at Eversheds Sutherland brings ‘a high level of expertise in real estate’ to advising major international investment groups and corporations on high-value, multi-jurisdictional transactions. The group provides a comprehensive range of services, from portfolio acquisitions and sale and leaseback transactions to joint ventures, sales and purchases and structured finance arrangements. Headed by Javier Ibañez, who specialises in investment design and implementation, and experienced institutional investment advisor Rafael Arráez, the team’s client base spans the pharmaceuticals, technology and hospitality sectors, among others.

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Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive and has a high level of expertise in real estate, urban planning, related transactions and securities. Combined with a very courteous approach, they are a pleasure to work with.’

‘Rafael Arráez is outstanding in his knowledge and expertise of real estate, urban planning and related transaction and securities processes.’

‘Always on top of the project. Proactive, not reactive.’

Key clients

Edged Energy LLC – Endeavour Group

Room Mate Hotels

DMI

Johnson Controls

Savills IM

SportsDirect.com

IEB University

Sotogrande

Work highlights

  • Advised Edged on a joint venture between Endeavour Group and Merlin Properties for the construction, maintenance and operation of data centres in Spain.
  • Advised DMI Computer on the sale and leaseback of an industrial logistics warehouse in San Fernando de Henares.

Spain > Transport: Other transport Tier 3

In addition to its work in shipping finance, the transport team at Eversheds Sutherland advises national and international infrastructure project investors, railway operators, airlines, public authorities and transport associations on a wide range of issues. Such matters include infrastructure project finance and refinance (motorways, trams), public-private collaboration models and procurement processes, and risk assessments for investors in auxiliary companies and projects. Headed by founding partner Jacobo Martínez, public law specialist Alberto Dorrego de Carlos, dispute resolution practice head Antonio Bravo and competition department leader Crisanto Pérez-Abad, the team’s client base covers the aerospace, aviation, defence and transport sectors. Manuel López, who has strong experience in project finance in the transport sector, joined in December 2021 from Ashurst LLP.

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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 lawyers at Eversheds Sutherland demonstrate proficiency in the full spectrum of corporate and M&A work. The practice has noted an uptick in its work of late, particularly on the cross-border front, and has responded through the hire of Ignacio Balañá, an expert in M&A carve-outs, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and project finance; he serves as practice co-head jointly with Juan Díaz Hidalgo, an energy, finance and infrastructure sector specialist, as well as Carlos Pemán, who focuses his practice on the food, healthcare, technology and diversified industrials fields. Counsel Diego Cruz-Villalón provides the group with additional expertise in commercial contracts, demergers and shareholder agreements.

Practice head(s):

Juan Díaz Hidalgo; Carlos Pemán; Ignacio Balañá

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Testimonials

The closeness of the entire team, including Juan Díaz Hidalgo and Carlos Pemán. In addition, they always provide the most effective and practical solution for each case that arises.’

Juan is always available and demonstrates a deep knowledge of the banking sector. We carried out an operation with him in the middle of a pandemic and the treatment and execution of the project was unbeatable. Of course, because of his knowledge, he has been a benchmark when making decisions internally.’

Speed, understanding of the problem, prudence and professionalism.’

Juan Diaz Hidalgo: the most remarkable thing is the professionalism, the discretion, the focus on the problem or issue to be dealt with and the realistic and honest feedback.’

Key clients

Sonnedix

Snozone

Singular Bank

ThechnipFMC

Sinclair Pharma

Nokia

Room Mate

Goal Systems

Avis

Northgate

Work highlights

  • Advised Sonnedix on the acquisition from Danish institutional investors of a photovoltaic plant portfolio consisting of 15 solar plants with a total capacity of 15.7 MW.
  • Advised Sinclair Pharma in relation to its acquisition of the Cocoon Medical group of companies.
  • Advised the US subsidiary of Japanese diversified group Sojitz Corporation on the acquisition from Spanish Grupo T-Solar of 51% of the share capital in two Peruvian companies which hold two solar PV plants.

Spain > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Active across a broad range of disputes and sectors, the ‘highly client-oriented team‘ at Eversheds Sutherland demonstrates ‘great responsiveness and a practical but rigorous approach‘. With an extensive international presence, the team is adept in cross-border cases, including those involving Latin America, with Antonio Bravo Taberné the head of the firm’s Latin American Alliance network. Marta González stands out for her track record in pharmaceutical-sector litigation; Luis Francisco Bermejo handles litigation and insolvency proceedings; Kiko Carrión is particularly active in the life sciences, construction and transport sectors; and José Mariano Cruz excels in IP litigation.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Bravo Taberné; Kiko Carrión; Marta González; José Mariano Cruz; Luis Francisco Bermejo

Other key lawyers:

Inmaculada López; Pilar Colomés; Elena García; Eduardo Buitrón; José Sánchez de León; Sara Ganzarain; Manuel García-Pozuelo

Testimonials

Going into details, very precise, fast, thinking “two steps in advance”; not being afraid of giving advice in strategic steps, if requested. High availability and responsiveness, always very kind, being able to get along with various bank syndicate members (not always interest alined) and bringing them to one table.’

It is a highly client-oriented team, with great responsiveness and a practical but rigorous approach.’

Antonio Bravo has been my main contact with the firm and I only have positive words towards him. He is intelligent, with legal knowledge, novel approaches and great proactivity.’

It is a very solvent team, very accessible and with an expert and practical vision.’

They stand out for their great legal background and tireless effort. I’d highlight Antonio Bravo and José Sánchez.’

It is a very professional team, always at the forefront of legislation, very attentive to clients and available at all times.’

We especially like the personal treatment they give us, the fact that they cover many areas of practice related to our needs and that they have a very solid global network that allows us to undertake our investments and jobs anywhere in the world.’

During the pandemic they have proposed specific alternative solutions (through virtual meetings) for the needs of remote work, applicable legislation, best practices of other companies, etc.’

Key clients

GENERAL ELECTRIC

SIEMENS

WEWORK

INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA)

AIRFOODS

ROOMATE

PROFETTIONAL

ING BANK

BLACKSTONE XL INSURANCE (AXA)

LEEDS BUILDING SOCIETY

LLOYDS BANK

ECOPETROL

Spain > Employment Tier 4

Extraordinary lawyerJacobo Martínez Pérez de Espinoza leads the employment group at Eversheds Sutherland, which assists with collective negotiations, senior executive contracts and regulatory issues, and has recently sought to expand its transactional support. The team’s work has an international scope, and the department is often relied on by the wider firm for matters involving Latin American jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):

Jacobo Martínez Pérez-Espinosa

Other key lawyers:

Luis Aguilar; Teresa Salinas; Adrián Pérez; Beatriz Reina; Cristina de Miguel; Estíbaliz García

Testimonials

‘Empathy and above all 100% dedication to the case.’

‘Agile, practical and excellent adaptability to the needs of each company.’

Strict knowledge of the regulations. Extensive previous experience in cases.’

‘The team is fantastic. Their knowledge of the law is deep and they are excellent people.’

‘The plus that stands out of the lawyers of the firm is their in-depth knowledge of labor law and its constant updates, as well as their human qualities and their flexibility to adapt to the client.’

‘Jacobo Martínez Pérez de Espinosa is an extraordinary lawyer, who knows how to wonderfully manage his team to get the best of themselves from each of its members.’

Key clients

Fieldcore (General Electric Group)

ALSA (National Express)

Globalvia Inversiones

Avery Dennison

Teleflex Medical

Marmon Holdings

Lego Group

Johnson Controls Group

Brown Forman

IATA

Spain > Industry focus: TMT Tier 4

IP and media law expert Vicente Arias Máiz heads the TMT practice at Eversheds Sutherland, which has a particular focus on the media and entertainment sectors. The team, which includes senior associate Celia Bouzas, handles both day-to-day advice and IP litigation, mainly related to patent and copyright infringement in the music industry.

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Testimonials

The TMT team is characterized by its specialization and transversal approach with an exhaustive knowledge of our sector, offering daily 360 advice on: data protection, intellectual property and electronic commerce, especially in the drafting of contracts. We highlight the proximity, excellence and quality of their services from the lawyers.’

The team, led by Vicente Arias, has an important reputation. Vicente is a genius, he knows the sector in depth, he goes straight to the point and always 2 steps ahead, anticipating events, something that for us is fundamental. Celia Bouzas is very receptive, being fast and precise with an impeccable work and, Lara Barrasa is always available and very accessible, giving us the necessary advice at all times adapting to our needs and times, all of this, with full knowledge of our business.

Key clients

Sony ATV Music Publishing (SM Publishing Spain)

Warner Music Spain

Netflix

Warner Chappell Music Spain

Music Sales (now Wise Music)

Kobalt Music Group

Up Aganea

Aitana Ocaña

Pfizer

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Spain > Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland stands out for its international footprint, which is of benefit when advising its client base of well-known international companies. The firm is well versed across a range of trade mark matters, covering trade mark registration, trade mark prosecution, trade mark licence agreements, trade mark infringement, due diligence and unfair competition issues, among other areas. Led in Madrid by arbitration expert Kiko Carrión, IP partner José Mariano Cruz and litigation and life sciences specialist Marta González, the department has experience working with clients in the food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, retail, sports and e-commerce sectors. The team is supported by legal director Inmaculada López.

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Key clients

Sernauto

Athlon Car Lease Spain

Kering Group

Yokohama Iberia

Avis Budget

Room Mate

Johnson Controls

SnowZone

Sinclair Pharma

CEFI Foundation

Spain > Private equity Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland draws from its corporate, M&A, tax, employment, litigation and competition practice to deliver a comprehensive private equity service. The team, which is led by Sixto de la Calle, balances a broad caseload, which encompasses asset, company and business unit acquisitions, LBOs, MBOs and financings in addition to advice to start-ups and venture capital firms. One of its key points of differentiation is its proficiency in asset transactions outside of the mainstream classes; examples include car parks, solar plants, testing laboratories, supermarket chains and transport companies.

Practice head(s):

Sixto de la Calle

Key clients

Goal Systems

Baird Capital

Mutares

GED Capital Fund

Temprano Capital Partners

GenesisCare España Holdings, S.A.

Spain > EU and competition Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland houses a small but solid EU and competition practice in Madrid, which covers all areas of competition law, with a particular strength in damages claims and cartel-related mandates. The highly regarded Crisanto Pérez-Abad heads the department, which has a particular focus on the transport and pharmaceutical industries.

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Testimonials

‘Very strong knowledge of the laws but most importantly of the way these laws are interpreted by the courts, and how to best present the arguments considering that. Very knowledgeable and up to date with courts decisions.’

Crisanto Perez-Abad combines strong knowledge with a very practical perspective. Very “straight-to-the-point” risk assessment when comparing alternative courses of action, and recommendations around such risks.’

Crisanto Perez-Abad is a very experienced lawyer able to quickly identify the risks your business is exposed to.’

I’d highlight its flexibility and availability to serve the client. They are really prepared and are very fast in responding to the queries made.’

Dynamic team with solid knowledge and experience of competition law. Business-oriented solutions.’

Crisanto Pérez-Abad: Always accessible and attentive to customer needs. Great experience in competition law and good knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector. He always provides business-oriented solutions. Good strategist and excellent negotiator.’

This office stands out with great professionalism and flexibility in different matters. In particular, in the area of competition, Crisanto Perez-Abad and his team are the best partners for any client, due to their commitment and flexibility.’

Crisanto Perez-Abad is a great professional, with a lot of experience and knowledge in the matter.’

Key clients

AEFP

IRMASOL

ORANGE

CABELTE

Sinclair Pharma

PPD

Arriva Galicia

Atos

Wolverine

Work highlights

  • Supporting the AEFP before the Audiencia Nacional in the appeals filed by RENFE and DB against the CNMC fines.
  • Defending CABELTE in standalone civil claims for damages filed by certain customers relying on the CNMC decision.
  • Advised Sinclair Pharma on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Cocoon Medical.

Spain > Banking and finance Tier 7

The key strengths of Eversheds Sutherland‘s financial services practice are in asset-based lending, real estate finance and regulatory advice for international clients. Counsel Teresa Villarroya Vargas is a highly regarded lawyer with extensive experience acting for private equity funds and large companies as borrowers in project and asset financing. Manuel López – who specialises in financing transactions as well as financial regulation – joined from Ashurst LLP in December 2021. Marta Becker is the main associate-level contact.

Practice head(s):

Teresa Villarroya Vargas; Manuel López

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Testimonials

‘The team, led by Teresa Villarroya, has great experience.’

‘My experience in this area has been with Teresa Villarroya, whom I would qualify as an all-terrain lawyer, available 100% every time you need her services, very pragmatic and with great knowledge in financial and banking practice.’

‘The difference in an office is made by people, for me Teresa Villaroya is the one who makes the difference in that department.’

Key clients

Goal Systems

GED Capital

Unicredit

Temprano Capital Partners

Viva Gym Group

Northgate Spain

GenesisCare Holdings Spain

La Farga shopping centre

X-Elio (participated by KKR Fund and Brookfield)

KPA Union Group OY

Merck KGaA

Quercus Real Assets

Sonnedix Management

Ace Money Transfer (ACE Money)

Ortho Clinical Diagnosis

Work highlights

  • Advising Goal Systems and its shareholders on the amendment (AMA) of the financing of the company for the development of the expansion strategy business plan.
  • Acting for GED Fund (as purchasers) on the tax, legal and labour due diligence process for the acquisition of a majority share in Comess Group to Oquendo Capital Partners.
  • Advised Temprano Capital Partners on the refinancing agreement granted by Bankia on the acquisition of a shopping mall in Spain.
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
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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
Antonio Bravo Taberné  photo Antonio Bravo Taberné Partner
Eduardo Buitrón  photo Eduardo Buitrón Lawyer
Mr Kiko Carrión  photo Mr 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
Mr Antonio Cuéllar  photo Mr Antonio Cuéllar He has a wide experience giving tax advice to local and international…
Antonio Cuéllar Prats  photo Antonio Cuéllar Prats Partner
Rocío De LLobet  photo Rocío De LLobet Associate
Sixto De la Calle  photo Sixto De la Calle Of Counsel
Mr Juan Díaz  photo Mr Juan Díaz Juan is specialized in advice regarded to mergers, acquisitions and restructurings of…
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
Mr Jacobo Martínez  photo Mr 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
Mr Carlos Pemán  photo Mr 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
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Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce the admission of Michael Röhsner to the Vienna bar

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