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Pedro Alemán Abogados

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Chairman: Pedro Alemán Laín
Managing Partner: Javier Martínez Bavière
Number of partners: 4 Number of lawyers: 12
Languages:Spanish, English, French, Italian, Catalan.

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Pedro Alemán Abogados is a team of lawyers specialising in art law, copyright, TMT, corporate law and litigation. The firm is a leading adviser to the media and entertainment industry, and is one of the premier Spanish practices in the areas of copyright law, TMT and corporate law in the entertainment sector, both in transactional and litigation matters. It has uniquely deep expertise in transactional and litigation matters relating to the music, television and film production industries, digital media, software and IT, and advises internationally renowned museums and art galleries.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Copyright
Entertainment
Art Law
IT & Data Protection
Corporate
Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
Tax

Copyright, TMT & Entertainment:
The firm has wide experience in the areas of copyright law, TMT and entertainment law, both in transactional and litigation matters. Pedro Alemán Abogados provides services to all kind of companies in the areas of internet, art, television, audiovisual production, software, advertising, book and music publishing, fashion, e-commerce, data-protection and unfair competition. It also works for start-ups and cultural, educational and welfare non-profit corporations. The team has been involved in the production of some of the most important Spanish television series and films of recent years. The firm works with management companies, authors and artists in connection with their professional contracts and in defence of their copyright, image rights and privacy. The firm has also advised public regulators and governmental agencies on copyright law.

Art Law:
Pedro Alemán Abogados has a strong expertise in advising museums, galleries and other private and public cultural entities. The firm has advised in the acquisition and loan of major art collections and regularly deals with legal aspects of the organisation of exhibitions, cultural events and cooperative activities between such entities and sponsorships.

Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation:
Pedro Alemán Abogados has broad experience in all kind of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration matters. It has a highly successful track record in disputes involving in copyright, data protection, defamation and libel litigation, and has dealt, in particular, with complex disputes concerning the liability of internet service providers. Pedro Alemán Laín acts as an arbitrator at the Arbitration Courts of Madrid’s Chamber of Commerce and Madrid’s Bar Association, at the Civil and Mercantile Court of Arbitration (CIMA), at the Spanish Arbitration Court, at the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), and at the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) Arbitration Panel. He is also an accredited mediator (CEDR) London.

Corporate & Contract Law:
The firm has advised in conspicuous corporate transactions, including acquisitions, setting up partnerships, joint ventures, private equity transactions and complex shareholders agreements. Pedro Alemán Abogados regularly advises international companies in their acquisition and setting of subsidiaries and branch offices and setting up their corporate structures. The firm provides regular advice to boards of directors on corporate law matters. Pedro Alemán Abogados regularly deals with all types of commercial contracts, including distribution, agency, franchising, licence, services, construction, guarantees, outsourcing, consumer law, general terms and conditions and terms of service, etc.

Tax:
The firm advises its clients on tax matters. It advises in verification or inspection proceedings before the tax authorities and the economic-administrative courts. Pedro Alemán Abogados also has great experience customs regulation matters. The firm advises on imports and exports of works of art and antiques, textiles, food and industrial products, both for freely release, as its import or temporary export, and outward regimes.