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TMT: Information Technology — Spain


Abril Abogados - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carlos González and Ignacio Temiño
- 5 partners
- 22 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique firm providing advice to major corporate entities on IT issues including malicious communications, 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.

Strengths Sources appreciate that the team "reacts promptly and exhaustively to all questions submitted."

One market observer reports: "The service is always of a great quality: the team is very proactive, responsive and reliable."

Work highlights Represented AMC Networks in a criminal complaint against a number of sites engaged in online piracy.

Assisted GM with complaints to social media sites following a campaign against its reputation, resulting in the removal of the offending comments and the closure of groups.

Significant clients Volvo, Burger King, Symantec, Discovery Channel, Vodafone.

Notable practitioners

Carlos González and Ignacio Temiño are key client contacts.

Department profile 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

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José María Méndez and Raúl Rubio
- 2 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading international firm that deals with all areas of TMT. Frequently offers telecoms companies advice on finance, disputes and employment matters. Renowned for its media law expertise and often instructed by the biggest names in the field, assisting with tax, regulatory and transactional mandates. Developing reputation in emerging and complex areas such as the internet of things and artificial intelligence. Also experienced in an array of IT and data protection issues.

Strengths Client reports on the department's performance include: "They are easy to work with, have a good understanding of our necessities and have excellent negotiation skills."

Market commentators appreciate that "the team is always available and is proactive."

One client explains: "You want responsiveness, a very high level of knowledge of the law, attention to detail and to feel like your needs are being met. They tick all of those boxes."

Notable practitioners

"Highly qualified problem-solver" José María Méndez enjoys an outstanding reputation for his depth of expertise and lengthy experience in the area of media law. He is regarded as one of the foremost practitioners in the field and highlighted in particular for his prowess in cinema, which he combines with further know-how in IP and IT law.

Raúl Rubio is well liked among clients for his grasp of both the technological and legal aspects of transactions. He is active in areas including electronic signatures and information security. Interviewees report: "He is perhaps one of the few people to combine legal knowledge with technical knowledge, and in this regard he is remarkable." His broad practice also includes media and telecoms issues.

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Bird & Bird - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

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.

Strengths Clients report that the team is "extremely well prepared, with the capability to discuss complex agreements in different languages."

Market interviewees enthuse: "They have a very innovative team. We need lawyers who can think out of the box and I definitely found that in the team in Madrid."

Work highlights Acted for Enterprise Rent-A-Car on issues concerning international data transfer, personal data processing technology, data protection in electronic marketing, and representation before the Spanish data protection agency AEPD.

Advised IMS Health on day-to-day data protection and compliance matters.

Significant clients BT, Warner Bros., Symantec, Beazley, Everis.

Notable practitioners

"Good lawyer" Paula Fernández-Longoria is establishing a reputation as an expert in data protection, privacy law and big data. Sources comment on her increasingly prominent role within the department.

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Cuatrecasas - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Albert Agustinoy
- 4 partners
- 40 other qualified lawyers

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. Receives support from its leading tax team to advise on the structuring of media projects.

Strengths Sources appreciate the department's "ability to understand client issues" and the fact that "they always try to add value based on their legal knowledge and strategy."

One client commends the team's availability: "Anytime we need to contact them there is a person ready to attend to us, and we obtain personalised legal advice according to our necessities."

Work highlights Assisted Nexeo Solutions with the development of an e-commerce platform to sell 3D printer components in over ten jurisdictions.

Advised Nostromo Pictures on multiple aspects related to the production of the Spanish feature film 'Palm Trees in the Snow'.

Significant clients Microsoft, Groupon, Betfair, PokerStars, Mediaset.

Notable practitioners

Prominent gaming law expert Albert Agustinoy typically assists his clients with online platforms, licensing matters, advertising and investigations by the authorities. Market interviewees highlight his technical expertise and report: "He's great – very responsive, commercial and pragmatic."

The "very well respected and recognised" Paul Hitchings is highlighted for his activity within the telecommunications sphere. Work highlights demonstrate his expertise in M&A transactions, IP issues and consumer rights. He recently advised TeliaSonera on the sale of its EUR712 million stake in Yoigo to MásMóvil.

Jorge Llevat is recognised for his experience in IT outsourcing deals and data protection law. Clients say that he "has always been very efficient, especially when deadlines are tight, and his capacity to provide multilingual assistance is much appreciated."

Alejandro Negro wins praise for his "outstanding technical knowledge and commercial awareness." His long-standing presence in outsourcing transactions is additionally noted by interviewees. He has further expertise in contentious matters.

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DLA Piper Spain - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Diego Ramos
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Diverse department that offers expertise across many sectors, from gambling to advertising. Particularly recognised for work in IT and data protection, as well as for its involvement in major telecommunications transactions. 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. Duracell is a new addition to the team's client roster.

Strengths Sources are impressed with the team, commenting: "They deliver well and are very responsive. They provide competence, a strong product and good treatment – few can rival that."

Clients report the firm to be "flexible, reactive and very client-focused."

Value for money Interviewees consider the group to be cost-conscious and business-friendly, with one client describing the department as "tremendous value for money."

Work highlights Acted for CVC Capital Partners on the sale of its 70% stake in cable operator R to Euskaltel for EUR1.2 billion.

Advised IslaLink on its joint venture with Telebrás for the construction of a submarine cable system connecting Brazil with Europe through the Iberian Peninsula.

Significant clients Pfizer, Kodak, Airbus, Electronic Arts, NCR.

Notable practitioners

Diego Ramos is an expert in IT outsourcing projects and data protection litigation. He draws on his experience as an in-house lawyer for one of Spain's biggest banks to assist financial institutions with technology matters. Clients describe him as "personable and professional."

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Ecija Abogados - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

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. Offers 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.

Strengths Clients report that the lawyers form "a creative and innovative team with excellent ideas and a deep knowledge of the market."

Interviewees appreciate that the firm is "punctual when it comes to delivering the work."

Market observers explain that "they are very helpful as they are effective and provide solutions for our day-to-day activity."

Work highlights Advised Spotify on a range of topics covering data protection, consumer protection and intellectual property.

Assisted new client the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism with a report into the impact of the new electronic signature regulations.

Significant clients Sky, Wuaki.tv, Globomedia, Garlic Producciones, laSexta.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Hugo Écija Bernal is well known in the market. He provides regular advice to Grupo Imagina on numerous issues, including product licensing of its vast catalogue of top-rated television series and shows, as well as Spanish box-office hits. His peers observe: "He's a very respected voice."

Emilio Prieto is experienced in handling transactions on behalf of media companies, with a particular focus on the audio-visual space. He additionally advises clients from the energy and industrial sectors. He has recently further assisted companies with new business launches, the financing of projects and IP issues.

Clients appreciate Juan Salmerón Artero's willingness to engage closely with their businesses. He provides ongoing advice to international television production company Fremantle Media. Market commentators observe that he has "excellent knowledge of the sector and is a very good negotiator."

Head of the information technology group in Barcelona, Carlos Pérez Sanz is said to be a "very active and practical" lawyer. He recently acted for BSA on a significant enforcement mandate. His expertise further extends to regulatory, IP and data protection issues.

Sources highlight Alejandro Touriño's depth of knowledge. He has a growing reputation for his ability to deal with complex and innovative IT issues. His client feedback includes comments such as: "He really knows about new technologies."

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Ecix - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Growing boutique advising 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.

Strengths Clients praise the quality of the advice given, with commentary including: "They have developed to the highest level on the data privacy side of things and they have a very technical approach. They are a very boutique firm in this area."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Alberto Saiz co-founded the firm and is an IT law specialist, with expertise in cybersecurity and compliance. Interviewees appreciate his client-focused approach and he is widely regarded as "an expert."

Managing partner Álvaro Écija Bernal is present in both the technology and media sectors and has advised multinational clients on their activities in Spain. He specialises in data compliance.

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Garrigues - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Javier Marzo, José Ramón Morales and Carolina Pina
- 8 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Powerhouse TMT department that handles a range of matters such as e-commerce, cybersecurity, regulatory compliance and IT outsourcing. Particularly recognised for its work in IT, where clients include online heavyweights, professional service companies and banks. Active in preparing customers for the introduction of upcoming EU-wide data protection regulation. Also active in an array of major M&A mandates relating to the sector.

Strengths One interviewee reports: "I think they have established themselves as a go-to practice in the TMT area. They always deliver!"

Clients value the lawyers' "excellent service, treatment and availability."

One observer explains: "They have very good skills and knowledge, and are disciplined and efficient."

Work highlights Acted for Telxius on a joint venture with Microsoft and Facebook for the construction and management of intercontinental submarine communication infrastructure linking Spain and the USA.

Advised NBCUniversal on domestic and international film tax credit schemes as well as other issues related to the financing and production of the feature film 'Jason Bourne', which was partly filmed on the Canary Islands.

Significant clients Samsung, Google, Ericsson, Facebook, Grupo Televisa.

Notable practitioners

Javier Marzo is described by sources as a "sharp guy." He has extensive experience handling sophisticated transactions on behalf of major clients in the TMT sector, with particular prominence in the telecommunications space. He is very active in cross-border projects, most notably those involving the USA.

José Ramón Morales is a well-known IT expert, servicing clients from around the world from the firm's Barcelona office. Sources praise his ability to advise on projects in foreign jurisdictions and say that he is "really good with start-ups." His skills include expertise in outsourcing, digital services and highly regulated sectors.

Sources recognise José María Anguiano's extensive career in the technology space. He is known for his handling of IT disputes and interviewees highlight his increasing activity in the field of criminal law related to the technology industry. He has specialist knowledge of electronic evidence.

Market observers express admiration for Carolina Pina's work in the technology sector, describing her as "a great IT practitioner." Her expertise covers the intersection between IP matters and topics such as software licensing and image rights. She represents major companies from the online world.

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Hogan Lovells International LLP - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Gonzalo Gállego
- 4 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

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. New clients include Grupo Financiero Aserta.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's commercial awareness, with observations such as: "The team has good sense in assessing commercial risk and gives to-the-point, business-minded legal advice."

The department is praised for its global reach. Comments include: "The most remarkable qualities from my point of view are their cross-border capabilities and their absolute flexibility in urgent matters. They have good co-ordination between them."

Interviewees explain: "It's a friendly team, which makes the relationship fluid and easy."

Significant clients Pathé, AXA, Cigna, XL Group, NBQ Technology.

Notable practitioners

Clients enthuse that Gonzalo Gállego is "a true data protection specialist that knows all the ins and outs, and is very well connected with other privacy experts and the regulator," noting: "He is a real pleasure to work with and is also extremely responsive." He further advises on copyright, licensing and distribution issues within the media sector.

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Jones Day - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Paloma Bru
- 2 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact team that advises on matters including international data transfer, cloud computing, data breaches and TMT-related M&A. Instructed by businesses from a variety of different industries including healthcare and leisure. Offers global advice and has strong multi-jurisdictional capabilities. Expanding presence in Latin America spearheaded by the Spanish telecommunications and technology practice. Newly created cybersecurity group bolsters the firm's offering.

Strengths Sources report: "Their main strengths as a team are their availability, fast responses, experience and practical advice. They are client-oriented and proactive."

Clients describe the team as "very efficient."

Work highlights Acted for Whisbi Technologies on the implementation of a programme for the transfer of personal data from different European countries to the USA.

Advised El Corte Inglés on the implementation of data breach and privacy compliance plans according to new the European Data Protection Regulation.

Significant clients New York University, Review Rank, Prosegur, Orange, Ferro.

Notable practitioners

Paloma Bru is a respected figure in both the IT and telecommunications fields, where she advises on matters including outsourcing and regulation. Clients appreciate her business savvy and report: "She is an understanding person; she listens to our problems and she tries to resolve them."

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Ramón y Cajal Abogados - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Norman Heckh and Antonio de Mariano
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for 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. Novomatic is a new client win for the team.

Strengths Clients report: "They have broad knowledge and experience in data protection and IT law, combined with a great understanding of the technology industry. The combination of both factors is key."

Market interviewees are impressed by the team's "commitment and capacity to respond to highly demanding situations."

Value for money Clients note the transparency and accuracy of the bills. Feedback includes comments such as: "Ramón y Cajal always provide a very competitive billing policy. They are flexible enough to accommodate the specific needs of the client."

Work highlights Advised Pullmantur Cruises on the negotiation of complex outsourcing agreements relating to various services, such as gaming, on board its fleet.

Assisted Mercedes-Benz with a range of data protection issues, including review of complex processing activities and agreements for the provision of new services.

Significant clients BMW, Campofrío, Redexis Gas, NetEnt, General Cable.

Notable practitioners

Norman Heckh boasts comprehensive technology and communications law experience, with particular recognition for his expertise in the area of data protection. Clients praise his broad skill set, with one source noting: "I have been impressed by his availability, his responsiveness, his knowledge in this area and his ability to understand the client's needs and address them during negotiations."

Department profile by Ramón y Cajal Abogados

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 situ gaming, IT contracts, outsourcing projects, cloud computing, electronic signatures, telecommunications, audiovisual and intellectual property.

Our team of lawyers provides 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.

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Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD) - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ignasi Costas
- 4 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Offers a multidisciplinary approach to TMT, advising international and domestic clients on a range of matters that encompasses IT, IP, private equity and dispute resolution. Noted for its work with start-ups and in e-commerce, advising on both domestic and cross-border matters. Extensive and established track record in assisting clients with research and development programmes. Especially active in matters relating to licensing agreements.

Strengths Sources remark that the firm "can take a multidisciplinary approach to issues, with very talented professionals in different areas."

Another interviewee enthuses: "I have been impressed by their ample knowledge and also by their flexibility and creativity."

Notable practitioners

Ignasi Costas is one of the firm's founding partners and is an IT specialist with experience acting for clients across the spectrum of TMT industries. An impressed client says: "I would highlight his attention to customer care, and his ability to figure out the best solution in each particular case."

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Uría Menéndez - TMT

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Pablo González-Espejo
- 2 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

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 markets 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. Facebook and Microsoft are among several new client wins for the TMT department.

Strengths Clients note the firm's experience and pragmatism. A typical comment is: "Uría is a very solid firm. They cover all areas and have experience in all of them. They provide good assistance."

A source states: "They have good knowledge and make practical recommendations."

Work highlights Advised Distribuidora de Televisión Digital on its appeal against a Royal Decree obliging TV operators to fund European audio-visual works.

Represented eBay in its acquisition of Ticketbis. The advice spanned e-commerce aspects.

Significant clients Twitter, Orange, LinkedIn, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, Unión de Televisiones Comerciales en Abierto.

Notable practitioners

Pablo González-Espejo has wide-ranging expertise in the TMT sector and can advise on a spectrum of issues with a focus on M&A transactions. He boasts particular strength in the field of telecommunications. Clients value the fact that "he understands business and the goals of his clients and he's very straightforward."

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Javier Fernández-Samaniego

Samaniego Law

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Javier Fernández-Samaniego of Samaniego Law enjoys a first-class reputation thanks to his "very good background for IT and technology matters."  His practice covers outsourcing contracts, data protection advice and a diverse range of disputes mandates. Interviewees highlight his "client service, commercial awareness, efficiency and great language skills."

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Gonzalo F Gállego

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Clients enthuse that Gonzalo Gállego is "a true data protection specialist that knows all the ins and outs, and is very well connected with other privacy experts and the regulator," noting: "He is a real pleasure to work with and is also extremely responsive." He further advises on copyright, licensing and distribution issues within the media sector.

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Baker McKenzie

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Raúl Rubio is well liked among clients for his grasp of both the technological and legal aspects of transactions. He is active in areas including electronic signatures and information security. Interviewees report: "He is perhaps one of the few people to combine legal knowledge with technical knowledge, and in this regard he is remarkable." His broad practice also includes media and telecoms issues.

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Cuatrecasas

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Prominent gaming law expert Albert Agustinoy typically assists his clients with online platforms, licensing matters, advertising and investigations by the authorities. Market interviewees highlight his technical expertise and report: "He's great – very responsive, commercial and pragmatic."

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Ramón y Cajal Abogados

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Norman Heckh boasts comprehensive technology and communications law experience, with particular recognition for his expertise in the area of data protection. Clients praise his broad skill set, with one source noting: "I have been impressed by his availability, his responsiveness, his knowledge in this area and his ability to understand the client's needs and address them during negotiations."

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José Ramón Morales

Garrigues

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José Ramón Morales is a well-known IT expert, servicing clients from around the world from the firm's Barcelona office. Sources praise his ability to advise on projects in foreign jurisdictions and say that he is "really good with start-ups." His skills include expertise in outsourcing, digital services and highly regulated sectors.

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Xavier Ribas Alejandro

Ribas & Asociados

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The Barcelona-based Xavier Ribas Alejandro of Ribas & Asociados is widely recognised for his excellent knowledge of both intellectual property and technology topics, as well as for his long-term involvement in the market. His expertise covers areas such as data protection and e-commerce, and sources perceive him to be "a true expert."

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José María Anguiano

Garrigues

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Sources recognise José María Anguiano's extensive career in the technology space. He is known for his handling of IT disputes and interviewees highlight his increasing activity in the field of criminal law related to the technology industry. He has specialist knowledge of electronic evidence.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers Europe guide

Paloma Bru is a respected figure in both the IT and telecommunications fields, where she advises on matters including outsourcing and regulation. Clients appreciate her business savvy and report: "She is an understanding person; she listens to our problems and she tries to resolve them."

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Pablo González-Espejo

Uría Menéndez

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Pablo González-Espejo has wide-ranging expertise in the TMT sector and can advise on a spectrum of issues with a focus on M&A transactions. He boasts particular strength in the field of telecommunications. Clients value the fact that "he understands business and the goals of his clients and he's very straightforward."

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Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jorge Llevat is recognised for his experience in IT outsourcing deals and data protection law. Clients say that he "has always been very efficient, especially when deadlines are tight, and his capacity to provide multilingual assistance is much appreciated."

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market observers express admiration for Carolina Pina's work in the technology sector, describing her as "a great IT practitioner." Her expertise covers the intersection between IP matters and topics such as software licensing and image rights. She represents major companies from the online world.

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DLA Piper Spain

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Diego Ramos is an expert in IT outsourcing projects and data protection litigation. He draws on his experience as an in-house lawyer for one of Spain's biggest banks to assist financial institutions with technology matters. Clients describe him as "personable and professional."

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Carlos Alberto Saiz

Ecix

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carlos Alberto Saiz co-founded the firm and is an IT law specialist, with expertise in cybersecurity and compliance. Interviewees appreciate his client-focused approach and he is widely regarded as "an expert."

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Santiago Mediano Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

IT specialist Juan Carrasco of Santiago Mediano Abogados is recommended for his "very deep commercial understanding of the internet ecosystem coupled with very solid knowledge and expertise in the related legal matters." He also advises on data protection.

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Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ignasi Costas is one of the firm's founding partners and is an IT specialist with experience acting for clients across the spectrum of TMT industries. An impressed client says: "I would highlight his attention to customer care, and his ability to figure out the best solution in each particular case."

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Álvaro Écija Bernal

Ecix

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Managing partner Álvaro Écija Bernal is present in both the technology and media sectors and has advised multinational clients on their activities in Spain. He specialises in data compliance.

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Rafael Garcia del Poyo

Osborne Clarke

From the Chambers Europe guide

Rafael Garcia del Poyo of Osborne Clarke has experience advising on a range of IT matters, including cloud computing and data protection. One client appreciates that "he speaks to you in technical business language, and he uses clear examples," adding: "It's a pleasure to listen to him speak."

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Band 4

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alejandro Negro wins praise for his "outstanding technical knowledge and commercial awareness." His long-standing presence in outsourcing transactions is additionally noted by interviewees. He has further expertise in contentious matters.

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Band 4

Carlos Pérez Sanz

Ecija Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of the information technology group in Barcelona, Carlos Pérez Sanz is said to be a "very active and practical" lawyer. He recently acted for BSA on a significant enforcement mandate. His expertise further extends to regulatory, IP and data protection issues.

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Band 4

Alejandro Touriño

Ecija Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources highlight Alejandro Touriño's depth of knowledge. He has a growing reputation for his ability to deal with complex and innovative IT issues. His client feedback includes comments such as: "He really knows about new technologies."

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Up and Coming

Paula Fernández-Longoria

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Europe guide

"Good lawyer" Paula Fernández-Longoria is establishing a reputation as an expert in data protection, privacy law and big data. Sources comment on her increasingly prominent role within the department.

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