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Ecija Abogados

TMT

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What the team is known for

Ecija Abogados has a highly specialised TMT department showing aptitude across a plethora of mandates. The law firm acts on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including litigation, international distribution agreements, marketing issues and production finance agreements. The team also offers a prolific IT practice handling data privacy regulatory compliance, digital transformations and e-commerce topics for a range of clients such as multinational tech giants, media companies and entities from the banking sector.

Strengths

One client declares that they are impressed by the firm's "ability to work and advise on different issues simultaneously, giving the same quality of service regardless of the volume of work."

Work highlights

Assisted DAZN with a distribution agreement with Movistar+.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Alejandro Touriño receives extensive praise for his IT and data protection knowledge. He assists clients with critical data privacy compliance processes, e-commerce platforms as well as advertising and promotion issues. He is recommended by clients, who find that "he gives creative solutions and has high technical skills."

Alonso Hurtado handles a range of IT matters, including cybersecurity and data protection mandates. His practice also covers artificial intelligence applications in the healthcare space.

Cristina Villasante assists with e-commerce, advertisement agreements and digital transformation procedures.

Emilio Prieto regularly handles transactions in the media sector, having further experience assisting clients with production finance as well as distribution agreements. Interviewees appreciate that "he combines technical expertise with a pragmatic and can-do attitude."

Sources highlight that Hugo Écija Bernal "has all the knowledge of the sector." He advises clients on production, advertisement and distribution issues, boasting particular expertise in M&A between media companies.

Juan Salmerón Artero is recognised as a key partner in the firm's media practice. He primarily advises media and TV production companies on production and distribution topics, further handling transactional work for the sector.

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Overview

16 partners; 50 fee earners based in Spain, Portugal, Latin & Central America.

Key clients: Telefonica, Mercadona, Sanitas, Fox, Mediapro, National Geographic, Omnicom, Orange, M&C Saatchi, Rakuten TV

•    Advice to the Business Software Alliance and its members on the full range of enforcement matters in Spain, including civil proceedings, criminal complaints, evidence-gathering searches, criminal complaints and product seizures.
•    Advice to the online holiday rentals company Homeaway on liability issues affecting the company in its capacity of information society service provider under the EU´s Electronic Commerce Directive 2000/31/EC. 

•    ECIJA is Globomedia´s sole legal counsel, and advise the company on commercial and distribution contracts for its productions with TV channels in Spain and abroad, as well as providing representation in litigation and handling regulatory, tax and labour law issues.
•    Freemantle Media´s lead counsel, ECIJA advises the British company on the contractual, image rights, merchandising, product licensing and product placement issues associated with its vast portfolio of hit-TV shows.
•    ECIJA advises leading video-on-demand streaming service provider Rakuten TV with the full range of legal matters arising from the development of its own audiovisual content.

- Best IT, IP and Data Protection Law Firm of the Spanish Market (Expansión Awards 2016, 2017, 2018)

- Most innovative Project (Expansión Awards 2016, 2017, 2018)

TMT

Ecija Abogados

firm
Location

Torre de Cristal

Pº de la Castellana, 259C

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28046

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Spain

TMT: Data Protection


Alejandro Touriño
Band 2

TMT: Information Technology


Alejandro Touriño
Band 2
Alonso Hurtado
Band 4
Cristina Villasante
Up and Coming

TMT: Media


Emilio Prieto
Band 4
Hugo Écija Bernal
Eminent Practitioners

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