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TMT: Information Technology — Spain


Abril Abogados - TMT Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Boutique firm providing advice to major corporate entities on IT issues including malicious communications, data protection, privacy law and software licensing agreements. Additionally active in the audio-visual sector, where it handles important litigation and assists with TV production regulations. Offers expertise in e-commerce compliance for clients establishing online marketplaces and applications. The team is also well respected for its work in helping to combat social media abuse, as well as being highly regarded for its IP capabilities, advising on trade mark and copyright issues.

Strengths Clients report the service to be "very good and fast, and the team is skilful."

Work highlights Acted for a group of major Spanish publishers in a case against a number of websites which offer to stream or download television series, bestselling books and newspapers.

Represented Discovery Channel in the cancellation of domain names, websites and profiles in social media relating to an unsavoury production studio of a similar name.

Notable practitioners

Ignacio Temiño is a key point of contact.

About the Team (content provided by Abril Abogados)

Our Copyright and Entertainment Department offers a complete legal assessment service in these fields of activity, including advertising, marketing actions (contests, promotions and draws) and media, image rights and conventional exploitation media or new technologies. We are in charge of the drafting agreements and take part of the meetings between the authors and trade agents.

Given the technical and legal implications of Industrial and Copyright Law, we have as a matter of course directly accessed new areas and fields originating as a result of new information technologies.We therefore currently have considerable experience in providing advice on the subject of electronic commerce, website use and development, electronic signature and certificates, databases, information technology law and licensing, media & entertainment services, etc.

Data protection services have a double aspect, both the defense of consumers and users, for example before the exercise of the right to forget, and the adaptation of companies to the current legislation on data protection, in continuous evolution.

Because of the proliferation of new technologies, intrusions to the honor, privacy and self-image are increasing, in these aspects our services focus especially on phishing, which usually happens in social networks, the illegitimate use of images in any field, the discrediting of the credibility of the media, social networks, etc.

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Baker McKenzie - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading international firm that advises on a wide range of TMT matters. Renowned for its media law expertise and often instructed by the biggest names in the field, assisting with tax, regulatory and transactional mandates. Has developed a strong reputation in emerging and complex areas such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, as well as being highly experienced in complex data protection and privacy issues, with particular expertise advising businesses in the financial and retail sectors.

Strengths The team's client service is highlighted by one source: "The lawyers are knowledgeable, flexible, and have a good understanding of their customers' requirements."

Another appreciates the firm's international network: "Compared to other firms, it is more flexible and its geographical scope is broader, including a local office in all of the countries we work in."

Notable practitioners

José María Méndez is the head of the office's media practice, and enjoys a very strong reputation for advising on film production, distribution agreements and regulatory issues for television and film studios. Peers say he is "very active and well recognised in the market," while clients appreciate that "he's very easy to get on with and has extensive knowledge of the media sector in Spain."

Raúl Rubio is the leader of the firm's telecoms and IT practice, and has over 15 years' experience advising on a wide range of data protection and technology matters, as well as cybersecurity issues. One client enthuses: "He has deep knowledge of technology and law which allows him to provide us with a very rich and creative legal assessment."

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Bird & Bird - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Particularly recognised team for its specialised work in the IT sector. Has strong dispute resolution capabilities and is frequently instructed on outsourcing, data protection, administrative and regulatory work both within Spain and abroad, notably in the USA and Latin America. Diverse client roster includes start-ups, multinational and domestic corporations. Growing expertise in criminal investigations and cybersecurity threats, as well as advising on cloud computing and protection of intangible assets. The team also has a strong IP reputation.

Strengths The team's specialist knowledge is praised by one client: "They're true experts in data protection."

Another client reports that it is "quick, understands our situation, and gives creative solutions."

Work highlights Acting for LexisNexis Risk Solutions on privacy and data protection issues.

Advised eBay on data protection issues occurring as a result of a reorganisation of one of its businesses in Europe.

Notable practitioners

Pablo Berenguer and Alexander Benalal are key contacts for the practice.

About the Team (content provided by Bird & Bird)

Our Madrid TMT team has a unique and unrivalled position in the Spanish market. It is virtually the only international practice in Spain which combines, with equal strength, Commercial and Dispute Resolution (Arbitration/Mediation/Litigation) practices, which are specialised and fully focused on the TMT sector. We have dedicated teams of specialists in TMT Dispute Resolution (IT litigators, commercial arbitration, cyber-crime specialists), TMT transactional (Outsourcing, transformation and software implementation deals) and TMT Commercial (e-commerce, IT Commercial) together with one of the most praised and recognised Privacy and Data Protection practices in the country.

Therefore, our team provides the full range of legal services required by IT and media providers and customers as well as, more generally, technology-driven companies. In the last year our TMT team has grown significantly stronger in regards to the volume and complexity of the work it is taking on, the calibre of its clients, and its standing within the Spanish legal Market.

Key developments include:

  • Our retention and development of an impressive client base formed by national and multinational companies.​
  • Being actively involved in thought-leadership on IT-related legal developments and new digital economy client requirements (the new Data Protection framework, Sharing Economy and intangible assets, SaaS –Software as a Service- providers, Cloud computing, Big Data projects, etc.)

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CMS - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Respected for its work in telecommunications, acting for major domestic and international telephone providers. Additionally skilled at taking on IT matters, advising significant technology sectors clients, as well as non-technology sector businesses on digitalisation processes and data protection.

Strengths Clients are impressed with team's pragmatic approach, reporting: "The lawyers are commercial and find answers: they don't just pick out problems."

Sources highlight the firm's global reach: "They have a huge network and do a great job."

Work highlights Advised Algérie Télécom on the installation of a fibre optic submarine cable linking Oran with Valencia.

Advised Echostar Mobile on the launch of a telecommunications satellite network in Spain.

Notable practitioners

Javier Torre de Silva is the co-director of the firm's global telecommunications practice. Recently, he advised Ferrovial on an outsourcing agreement with Telefónica for the provision of Ferrovial's electronic communication services. Peers say that he is "very TMT-focused, and great at handling regulatory matters."

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Cuatrecasas - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Prestigious multidisciplinary team that covers all areas of TMT, with particular focus on gambling and IT start-ups. Involved in some significant telecommunications and media transactions in Spain and renowned for its work in data protection and outsourcing. Clients include blue-chip domestic and international IT and media companies. Also notably active in e-commerce and software licensing mandates, and has recently been highly active representing businesses in the crowd-funding and fintech fields. Receives support from its leading tax team to advise on the structuring of media projects, including films, television series and festivals.

Strengths The team's promptness is considered a key asset by one client: "The department delivered the work on time and understood our needs."

Another singles out its specialisation: "The firm has undoubted capabilities in advertisement law."

Work highlights Acted for Telia on the sales of its Spanish telecommunications business to MásMóvil, and post-closing litigation with Pepemobile concerning a mobile virtual network operator agreement.

Assisted Groupon on an ongoing basis with its e-commerce activities in Spain.

Notable practitioners

Albert Agustinoy continues to enjoy a solid reputation for his work in the IT space, advising on data protection and e-commerce matters. He acted for Nexeo Solutions on its creation of a multi-jurisdictional e-commerce platform to sell 3D printer components and is also well known for his work on behalf of businesses in the gaming and gambling sector.

Paul Hitchings is best known for his experience and expertise advising clients in the telecommunications sector, representing both domestic and international entities. Recently, he advised Microsoft on ongoing telecommunication regulatory issues.

Jorge Llevat is well regarded in the market for his IT experience, with data protection and corporate work for technology sector clients being his main focus. He acted for Infinity Media Communication on a joint venture with a digital advertising company. Clients say that he is a "good negotiator."

Alejandro Negro represents local and global businesses on contentious and non-contentious IT work, including outsourcing, data protection and e-commerce. He advised Estacionamientos y Servicios on its work offering global mobility services for smart cities. He is also known for his IP experience.

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Please visit our website to find out more about how we work in this field: http://www.cuatrecasas.com/practice_areas/technology_media_and_telecommunications_tmt.html

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Deloitte Legal SLP - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Closely linked IT and communication, cybersecurity and enterprise risk services teams provide strong one-stop-shop work for businesses seeking IT regulatory advice. Also works closely with its IP team. Regularly advises clients on cross-border transactions.

Strengths A client praises the team's cross-border prowess: "The work commissioned has involved a high component of co-ordination of foreign dispatches in most cases. We value the work of integrated management of Deloitte very positively."

One peer says that the team is "very good, especially in the privacy field."

Work highlights Advised Santander on compliance matters concerning the implementation of the GDPR.

Acted for AIG on its cyber-insurance policy.

Notable practitioners

Dulce Miranda is a key contact at the firm.

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DLA Piper Spain - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Diverse department that offers expertise across many sectors, from gambling to advertising. Particularly recognised for work in IT, including outsourcing and data protection, as well as representing technology sector business on corporate matters. Frequently advises multinationals on cross-border matters thanks to the firm's global network. Acts for prominent names in the healthcare industry on topics including data security. E-commerce is also a key area of expertise for the team.

Strengths One client reports that "they've really helped us with some difficult contracts."

Work highlights Represented a fast-growing military technology group against challenges to its technology, branding assets and know-how in different jurisdictions.

Acted for an international chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturer on the roll-out of a new global information sharing system, advising on compliance across multiple jurisdictions.

Notable practitioners

Clients report that Diego Ramos has "a lot of experience in this area, and has really good business sense, too. He gives practical solutions." He has been advising on outsourcing, data protection and other technology matters for over two decades. His work highlights include advising a major technology hardware client on ownership and regulatory issues concerning a new IT system to cover its customers' accounts.

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Ecija Abogados - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Highly specialised and distinguished TMT firm particularly known for its in-depth knowledge of the gamut of media issues in Spain. Also advises on IT matters, offering a complete service which includes advice on data protection, data privacy, media production and regulatory issues. Increasingly active in assisting its prominent Spanish client base with expansion into new markets, particularly in Latin America. Acts for both private and public sector clients in the advertising, electronics, software and game development sectors.

Strengths One client praises the team highly, saying: "For us the firm meets all our expectations, always providing a good service and advice at a very reasonable price and on time."

Another client praises how closely the firm works with them: "You always feel that you're the most important client they have."

Work highlights Represented Santander in the implementation of a non-face-to-face user identification system to prevent money laundering offences.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Hugo Écija Bernal is well respected in the market for his experience in the media sphere, and has advised the Spanish government on drafting of the Film and General Audiovisual Acts. He advised Globomedia Group on its commercial and distribution contracts for its television productions on channels both domestically and internationally. Peers report that he is "very strong" in this space.

Emilio Prieto is best known for his activity representing media businesses on regulatory and corporate issues, and one client describes him as "amazing! He's trustworthy, warm, smart and knowledgeable." He acts for both international and domestic clients, and advised FUBO TV on the launch of its online television business in Spain, including the acquisition of Antena3, TVE and Eurosport from Movistar.

Juan Salmerón Artero has a broad media practice, representing television channels and film and television producers from Spain and further abroad. He acted for production company La Competencia on the launch of its new music and theatre division, as well as developing new studios on the Canary Islands. One peer describes him as "a good practitioner who has been active for years."

Alejandro Touriño is well respected for his extensive practice advising on a wide range of IT work, and advised Spotify on data protection and IP issues, including litigation which involved a request for users' personal data. One client says that "he is specialised in advising on data protection issues."

Carlos Pérez Sanz is the head of the firm's IT practice, and peers say that he is "very good and very active" advising on privacy and data protection issues. He acted for the Business Software Alliance and its members on a range of civil proceedings, evidence-gathering searches and regulatory matters.

Alonso Hurtado has been active advising on data protection, e-commerce and cybersecurity issues for over a decade, representing major businesses in the technology sector. His work includes acting for Telefónica on a range of data protection issues concerning the development of cybersecurity software.

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Ecix - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Advises clients from a range of industries including pharmacy, banking, energy and insurance. Noted for its particular strength in data protection and privacy. Also assists with risk management and compliance solutions. Represents both public and private sector clients, as well as international companies. Noted for its specialised, technical approach to IT legal solutions.

Notable practitioners

Carlos Alberto Saiz is described by one peer as "very well known and reputable," and is especially well regarded for his cybersecurity experience. He also advises on outsourcing and data protection issues.

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Garrigues - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Strong TMT department that handles a range of matters such as e-commerce, cybersecurity, regulatory compliance and IT outsourcing. Clients include online heavyweights, professional service companies and banks. Active in preparing customers for the introduction of upcoming EU-wide data protection regulation. Notable focus upon advising telecommunications businesses on regulatory issues, as well as handling corporate and M&A work for media and entertainment businesses.

Strengths One client highlights the team's focus on niche issues: "The lawyers are good at highly specialised matters which require a lot of expertise."

Peers praise its broad TMT practice: "It's a very balanced firm."

Work highlights Advised Social Point on the sale of its shares in Take-Two Interactive Software for a USD250 million.

Acted for Netflix on the production of original content in Spain.

Notable practitioners

Javier Marzo has a respected practice advising on corporate and regulatory matters for businesses in the telecommunications sphere, representing domestic and international clients. He acted for Hispasat, Abertis Telecom, Nasertic and others against a claim of illegal state aid filed by Astra in connection with the deployment of infrastructure to provide access to digital terrestrial television to isolated and rural Spanish areas.

Barcelona-based José Ramón Morales has been acting for clients in the IT sphere for over two decades, advising on outsourcing, regulation and corporate issues for domestic and international businesses in the health, travel and finance sectors. He acted for Everis in connection with its strategic alliance with Bankia on fintech supply chain finance work. One client enthuses that he is "very solid and gives us practical solutions, not lengthy reports."

Carolina Pina has been active advising on both transactional and contentious IT matters for over two decades. Peers say that she is "very commercial," and she is also well renowned for her IP expertise.

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Hogan Lovells International LLP - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Impressive and specialised IT department that frequently acts on matters such as data protection, data transfer and outsourcing. Well-respected name in the market with strong cross-border capacities thanks to the firm's extensive global network. Represents multinationals including major internet and collaborative economy companies. Also possesses significant expertise in cloud computing services and software licensing. Additionally represents clients in contentious issues, with notable expertise handling IT outsourcing disputes.

Strengths One client is satisfied that "they have thorough knowledge, are always available and always deliver when they commit to something."

Another reports: "Responses were provided in a timely manner, subject to very tight deadlines, and the advice was always proactive and very business-focused."

Notable practitioners

Gonzalo Gállego has a broad IT practice, representing clients on high-profile cybersecurity, privacy, data protection and outsourcing matters. He advises major businesses in the technology and entertainment sectors, and has been described by one source as "extremely accessible, sensitive to business needs and style, pragmatic, and able to simplify complex issues."

About the Team (content provided by Hogan Lovells International LLP)

We are genuine specialists in every legal aspect concerning IT & Media. Our IT, Media and Data Protection teams have more than 200 specialized partners and associates in 13 jurisdictions in Europe, the US, and Asia. Our specialization not only entails deep knowledge of the applicable regulations to the sector, but also of the industry, including its type of business, complex language, particular risks, etc.

Focused on advising the technology or telecommunications industry only. Our clients also include leaders in computer, internet, telecommunications and media services, as well as the users of such services, companies that acquire them, and those litigating against providers of such services.

In addition, our experience in the field of data protection and cybersecurities multisector, consistently advising clients from very different industries such as the insurance, retail, life sciences, internet and telecoms sectors.

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Ramón y Cajal Abogados - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Growing team with a broad IT practice advising on matters including complex IT agreements, outsourcing and data privacy. Instructed by clients from diverse sectors such as pharmaceuticals and education. Additional expertise in gaming and e-commerce, where it assists with regulatory and licensing issues. Possesses cross-border experience and has a track record of representing German companies seeking to enter the Spanish market. New client wins include Kyocera, ING and Eurofootball.

Strengths Sources praise the team's service. One client highlights its "reliability, fast execution and expertise," and adds: "It's a great partner for us."

Interviewees value the provision of "very good lawyers who are always available to help."

Work highlights Acted for Applause on the negotiation of a number of digital application testing service provisions with businesses in varied sectors, including insurance, telecoms and banking.

Advised Kyocera Communications on the drafting of cloud service provision agreements for its new 'Solpheo' service.

Notable practitioners

Norman Heckh has over 15 years' experience advising on complex data protection, e-commerce and IT contract work for domestics and international clients. Lately, he advised BMW on a range of data protection issues, as well as advising on provision for geo-localisation services in cars. One client says that he has "a good combination of legal knowledge and business understanding."

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At Ramón y Cajal Abogados we have a wealth of experience as advisors to companies in Spain and abroad concerning data protection and IT security, e-business, online and in landbased gaming, IT contracts, outsourcing projects, cloud computing, electronic signatures, telecommunications, audiovisual and intellectual property.

Our team of lawyers has provided legal advice to companies in quite diverse sectors, such as: software, IT services, technology, finance, pharmaceuticals, retail, e-commerce, gaming, social networks, search engines and advertising, among others:

  • Privacy and IT security
  • E-business and information society services
  • IT contracts
  • Outsourcing and cloud agreements
  • E-signatures
  • Gaming
  • Telecommunications
  • Audiovisual
  • Intellectual property

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Uría Menéndez - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding department offering full coverage of TMT, instructed by a range of domestic and international household names. Advises clients on matters spanning e-commerce, data protection and IT contracts. Strong transactional expertise, with a proven track record of acting for telecoms companies on major M&A and capital market operations. Active in global technology projects in concert with its international partner firms and leads a working group on data protection laws in Latin America. Also well known for its work advising major entertainment businesses.

Strengths A client says that the lawyers are "trustworthy, professional and understand our needs."

Peers describe the group as "a very good firm with a good reputation in the market."

Work highlights Advised Facebook on a range of data protection, e-commerce and privacy matters.

Advised VEO Television and Unidad Editorial on the leasing of a DT channel to Mediapro for the free-to-air broadcasting of Gol TV.

Notable practitioners

Pablo González-Espejo has over 20 years' experience representing clients in a broad range of TMT matters, with corporate work for media businesses being a particular focus. In one example, he advised PRISA on its sale to Grupo Santillana. Peers report that he has "a very practical vision and good case knowledge," and clients say that he is "very solid and trustworthy."

About the Team (content provided by Uría Menéndez)

Uría Menéndez has a long tradition of advising on telecommunications, media and technology. Our knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, innovations and trends is key to providing our clients with the best possible advice.

In addition to having participated in large corporate transactions in these sectors, we also advise telecommunications and media companies (TV, press, radio and internet) on their day-to-day contracting, regulatory matters and relationships with consumers and users.

Telecommunications

  • General advice on telecommunications regulations​
  • Regulations applicable to telecommunications operators
  • Contracts between operators (interconnection, roaming, sharing of infrastructures) and with third parties (network financing and outsourcing)
  • Proceedings before regulatory authorities
  • Sale and purchase of telecommunications companies


Media


  • Advice on sector-specific regulations for television, radio and other media
  • Transfer of radio and television licences and concessions.
  • Sale and purchase of media companies.
  • Public tenders

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Javier Fernández-Samaniego

Samaniego Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Javier Fernández-Samaniego of Samaniego Law has a broad practice advising on contentious and non-contentious IT matters, including outsourcing, data protection and cloud computing issues. He is especially well known for assisting with cross-border matters between Spain and the USA and Latin America. One source praises him highly, saying that he is "very smart, very practical, and on the cutting edge of providing legal services. He is our go-to guy for data privacy issues."

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Gonzalo F Gállego

Hogan Lovells International LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gonzalo Gállego has a broad IT practice, representing clients on high-profile cybersecurity, privacy, data protection and outsourcing matters. He advises major businesses in the technology and entertainment sectors, and has been described by one source as "extremely accessible, sensitive to business needs and style, pragmatic, and able to simplify complex issues."

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Band 1

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Raúl Rubio is the leader of the firm's telecoms and IT practice, and has over 15 years' experience advising on a wide range of data protection and technology matters, as well as cybersecurity issues. One client enthuses: "He has deep knowledge of technology and law which allows him to provide us with a very rich and creative legal assessment."

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Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Albert Agustinoy continues to enjoy a solid reputation for his work in the IT space, advising on data protection and e-commerce matters. He acted for Nexeo Solutions on its creation of a multi-jurisdictional e-commerce platform to sell 3D printer components and is also well known for his work on behalf of businesses in the gaming and gambling sector.

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Javier Aparicio Salom

finReg360

From the Chambers Europe guide

Javier Aparicio Salom of finReg360 has a strong track record representing businesses in e-commerce, novel technology and data protection matters. Peers say that he is "well recognised in the market" and "very involved in privacy matters."

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Ramón y Cajal Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Norman Heckh has over 15 years' experience advising on complex data protection, e-commerce and IT contract work for domestics and international clients. Lately, he advised BMW on a range of data protection issues, as well as advising on provision for geo-localisation services in cars. One client says that he has "a good combination of legal knowledge and business understanding."

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Band 2

José Ramón Morales

Garrigues

From the Chambers Europe guide

Barcelona-based José Ramón Morales has been acting for clients in the IT sphere for over two decades, advising on outsourcing, regulation and corporate issues for domestic and international businesses in the health, travel and finance sectors. He acted for Everis in connection with its strategic alliance with Bankia on fintech supply chain finance work. One client enthuses that he is "very solid and gives us practical solutions, not lengthy reports."

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Rafael Garcia del Poyo

Osborne Clarke

From the Chambers Europe guide

Rafael Garcia del Poyo of Osborne Clarke LLP works for a variety of clients, both domestic and global, on cloud computing, outsourcing and data protection issues, including matters concerning the GDPR. Peers think highly of his data protection expertise, saying that he is "very strong" and "really digs into the work."

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Band 3

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jorge Llevat is well regarded in the market for his IT experience, with data protection and corporate work for technology sector clients being his main focus. He acted for Infinity Media Communication on a joint venture with a digital advertising company. Clients say that he is a "good negotiator."

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Band 3

Garrigues

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carolina Pina has been active advising on both transactional and contentious IT matters for over two decades. Peers say that she is "very commercial," and she is also well renowned for her IP expertise.

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Band 3

DLA Piper Spain

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients report that Diego Ramos has "a lot of experience in this area, and has really good business sense, too. He gives practical solutions." He has been advising on outsourcing, data protection and other technology matters for over two decades. His work highlights include advising a major technology hardware client on ownership and regulatory issues concerning a new IT system to cover its customers' accounts.

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Xavier Ribas Alejandro

Ribas & Asociados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Xavier Ribas Alejandro of Ribas & Asociados, based in Barcelona, is very well thought of for his work in the e-commerce and data protection aspects of IT work, as well as being skilled at handling IP issues. He is highlighted for his longstanding expertise in new technology matters.

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Carlos Alberto Sáiz

Ecix

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carlos Alberto Saiz is described by one peer as "very well known and reputable," and is especially well regarded for his cybersecurity experience. He also advises on outsourcing and data protection issues.

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Alejandro Touriño

Ecija Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alejandro Touriño is well respected for his extensive practice advising on a wide range of IT work, and advised Spotify on data protection and IP issues, including litigation which involved a request for users' personal data. One client says that "he is specialised in advising on data protection issues."

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Band 4

Pinsent Masons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Paloma Bru of Pinsent Masons has a diverse practice, and is experienced at representing businesses in the telecommunications and IT spheres, notably on outsourcing and regulatory issues. Clients highlight her "great technical knowledge."

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Band 4

Santiago Mediano Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Juan Carrasco of Santiago Mediano Abogados has been advising clients on data protection, e-commerce and electronic signature matters for over a decade. Peers declare him to be "very good" in the IT sphere.

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Band 4

RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran

From the Chambers Europe guide

Barcelona-based Ignasi Costas of Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD) is recognised in the market for his IT experience, especially in e-commerce matters. He acts for clients in the sports, healthcare and travel and leisure sectors, among others.

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Band 4

Pablo González-Espejo

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pablo González-Espejo has over 20 years' experience representing clients in a broad range of TMT matters, with corporate work for media businesses being a particular focus. In one example, he advised PRISA on its sale to Grupo Santillana. Peers report that he has "a very practical vision and good case knowledge," and clients say that he is "very solid and trustworthy."

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Band 4

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alejandro Negro represents local and global businesses on contentious and non-contentious IT work, including outsourcing, data protection and e-commerce. He advised Estacionamientos y Servicios on its work offering global mobility services for smart cities. He is also known for his IP experience.

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Band 4

Carlos Pérez Sanz

Ecija Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carlos Pérez Sanz is the head of the firm's IT practice, and peers say that he is "very good and very active" advising on privacy and data protection issues. He acted for the Business Software Alliance and its members on a range of civil proceedings, evidence-gathering searches and regulatory matters.

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Up and Coming

Paula Fernández-Longoria

Pinsent Masons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Paula Fernández-Longoria of Pinsent Masons regularly acts for significant businesses on IT outsourcing, data protection and e-commerce matters. Clients say she is "always ready to help in a fast and useful way."

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Up and Coming

Ecija Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alonso Hurtado has been active advising on data protection, e-commerce and cybersecurity issues for over a decade, representing major businesses in the technology sector. His work includes acting for Telefónica on a range of data protection issues concerning the development of cybersecurity software.

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