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Jausas

Barcelona

  • Passeig de Gràcia 103
  • 7ª planta
  • Barcelona
  • Catalonia
  • Spain
  • 08008
  • Number of partners worldwide:  12
  • Number of lawyers worldwide: 100

Firm Overview:
Almost 50 years after the firm’s foundation, Jausas is one of the 30 largest legal firms in Spain, with offices in Barcelona and Madrid, and strong international coverage. Its prestige comes from the values that motivate the firm’s work (trust, close partnership, reasonable fees and specialisation) and the exceptional quality of the advice that Jausas offers.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate & Business: Over the last 15 years the firm’s Aviation Law department has closed more than two hundred transactions for some of the leading Spanish and European airlines and the largest agents and suppliers for the industry. Strategic vision, precision, clarity and contextualisation of approach are the main features of the services provided.
Contact: Sergio Giménez Email: sgimenez@jausaslegal.com

Corporate & Business: The firm offers its business clients full and continuing legal assistance in complying with all the corporate, accountancy, tax, criminal and other legal mandates in relation to public authorities, business partners and/or third parties.
Contact: Nieves Briz Email: nbriz@jausaslegal.com

Distribution & Franchising: Jausas has extensive experience in providing legal and tax assistance regarding all aspects of distribution and franchising.The firm can effectively draft and negotiate every type of distribution and franchise contract, and offers its clients expert counselling, litigation and dispute resolution advice on the conflicts that may arise as they establish, operate and grow their businesses.
Contact: Jordi Ruiz de Villa Email: jruizv@jausaslegal.com

Litigation & Arbitration: Jausas has distinguished litigation and arbitration practices. Its Litigation Team also assists its clients in the enforcement of foreign judgements in Spain, as well as in the preparation and follow-up of lawsuits arising under other countries’ jurisdictions. It is also experienced in issuing opinions on Spanish law to be used in foreign courts.
Contact: Joan Vidal de Llobatera Email: jovidal@jausaslegal.com

Insolvency & Restructuring: Jausas is one of the leading firms in insolvency proceedings and business reorganisations. Its Business Reorganisation Group is one of the most important of its kind in Spain. It gives advice in legal, labour and tax matters related to critical situations with an interdisciplinary approach, aiming to achieve the best outcome for all parties concerned.
Contact: Agustín Bou Email: abou@jausaslegal.com

Mergers & Acquisitions: A merger or acquisition process generally entails a high degree of uncertainty which, at Jausas, they strive to delimit in order to reap the greatest benefit from the transaction. The firm has participated in all types of processes, including joint ventures, group restructurings, venture capital investments and LBO, MBI and MBO transactions.
Contact: Nieves Briz Email: nbriz@jausaslegal.com

National & International Tax: Jausas has a team of experts on international tax regulations who advise companies and private individuals on tax issues related to any kind of operations and transactions. There is also a team of experts on Spanish tax regulations who advise companies and private individuals on tax issues related to all kinds of transactions.
Contact: Immaculada Sallent Email: isallent@jausaslegal.com

Life Sciences: Jausas is one of the leading law firms offering legal advice on matters related to pharmaceutical products and medical equipment. Its team of lawyers has a high grade of specialisation and specific knowledge in this practice area, with an extensive experience regarding the special features of the health legislation and the pharmaceutical sector in general.
Contact: Héctor Jausàs Email: hjausas@jausaslegal.com

International Vision: Jausas has built a network of contacts and alliances at international level so that its clients’ needs can be met with the special attention they require. For this purpose, the firm forms part of networks specific to certain disciplines and activity sectors and it has around one hundred “best friends” in the five continents. The firm is also one of the pioneering Spanish firms in the provision of services to Chinese investors in Spain, as it has a China Desk directed by a lawyer of Chinese origin. This department has also created channels through which the firm can present the Asian giant with investment opportunities arising in Spain in sectors as varied as property, textiles or agri-food.

Clients: The experience gathered over the years has brought Jausas to distinguish itself by dedicating maximum resources to form specialist teams in special areas of the economy, areas with specific legal contexts that require highly qualified lawyers. To deal with issues in these specialised areas, Jausas was formed with a Pharmaceutical Law Department that gives advice to the most important national and international pharmaceutical companies. The law firm has also acquired an excellent reputation as sectorial adviser in the fields of advertising, automotive, aviation, chemical, food and agriculture, IT or tourism.

Branches

  • Paseo de la Castellana,
  • 5ª Planta,
  • Madrid,
  • Spain
  • 28046
  • Tel +34 91 575 70 53
  • Fax +34 91 781 08 41
  • Email : madrid@jausaslegal.com

General Business Law - Barcelona

What the team is known for Maintains an excellent reputation for its focus on life sciences clients, and is also recommended for its IP and tax advice. Recognised for its work on negligence disputes against financial institutions. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"It's easy to get hold of the partners and they answer quickly. Second to none in terms of service."

Notable practitioners 

Héctor Jausàs is the managing partner.

Significant clients BRA-MONIX, FC Barcelona.

Dispute Resolution - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly active in commercial and financial litigation, including disputes related to financial products. 

Notable practitioners

Partner Jordi Ruiz de Villa is the main point of contact for the firm.

Life Sciences - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for A well-regarded team with highly specialised knowledge of the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, and particular expertise in medical equipment. Recent instructions include contracts for clinical trials and public law litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Excellent service; the lawyers bring value not just from a technical point of view but from a business perspective as well."

"The lawyers have huge, detailed knowledge of the sector." 

Notable practitioners  

Practice head Héctor Jausas is, according to clients, "client-oriented, flexible and commercial."

María Cedó impresses clients with her expertise: "She's a great addition to the team; she has a great deal of technical knowledge."

Restructuring/Insolvency - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 4 associates

What the team is known for Focuses on insolvency mandates in the real estate, retail and finance sectors. The lawyers also act as administrators in liquidation and bankruptcy procedures.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team delivered quickly and on time. They were always available to talk on the phone – it was a pleasant experience to work with the firm."

"Flexible, fast and solution-oriented. The partners are well known for their expertise and the results they deliver, and this public image is really valued in a world where networking really counts."

Work highlights Advised a Carlyle Group real estate company on its EUR224 million insolvency proceedings. 

Assisted ski resort Boí Taüll with its EUR40 million debt refinancing.

Notable practitioners  

Insolvency practitioner Agustin Bou "has both technical knowledge and a pragmatic approach. He is outstanding in negotiations - he comes up with creative structures and has an excellent business understanding. He works with the counterparty to find the best possible solution," say impressed clients. 

Significant clients Fondim 104, Industrias de Óptica, Coronel Tapioca, Bitumat, Industrias Jayan.