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RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran

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Managing Partner: Adolf Rousaud
Number of professionals: over 200
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Russian, Mandarin, Spanish, Catalan

Firm Overview:
RCD is a dynamic, independent law firm with a high capacity for innovation. Over the years it has become a point of reference in Spain for integrated legal advice. State-of-the-art knowledge and experience enable the firm to provide optimal answers and solutions, which in turn result in high client satisfaction.

RCD is known for its technical capacity and human quality and most of its professionals have international training and experience. It is a people-oriented firm whose professionals feel passion for what they do. Team spirit and commitment are part of its DNA.

RCD is a firm made up of over 200 professionals. Although it has grown very quickly over the past decade it still preserves the same youth and character that marked its beginnings. The team at RCD is driven by the commitment to support clients throughout the legal challenges they face, offering a service that is based on professional excellence.

The firm offers a comprehensive service to its clients, with extensive knowledge of the various legal practice areas.

Main Areas of Practice:

The firm offers comprehensive legal, economic and financial advice to parties affected by insolvency and acts as a bankruptcy administrator.

The team deftly handles multiple complex acquisitions of ownership and business restructuring and also provides the necessary legal services for the preparation and execution of such transactions.

Corporate Crime & Compliance:
This team is led by distinguished experts in white collar crime and offers legal advice in all areas of economic and corporate crime.

Dispute Resolution:
The team is guided by a risk management and claim avoidance policy designed to tackle disputes with a specialised approach.

The team provides regulatory advice to clients and also drafts and negotiates a wide range of agreements, including project finance, turn-key cleantech projects and management.

Family Business:
The family business department boasts a group of highly skilled professionals with experience related to negotiation and implementation of family protocols and governing bodies, among others.

The firm counts on specialists in the procedures to obtain residence and work permits in Spain, and we cover any other needs that EU citizens and non-EU citizens might have.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship:
With a strong commitment to innovative and entrepreneurial projects, RCD is a reference in this field. Clients include members of technology sectors, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and public research institutions for science, health and technology.

The department provides comprehensive advice to both national and international entities, including life and non-life insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance intermediaries and other operators within the sector.

Intellectual Property:
The team advises leading companies as well as start- ups in all intangible assets including data protection, copyrights, patents and trademarks. Labour & Employment: With both breadth and depth of experience in advising companies and executives, the team provides advice on all aspects of labour and social security law.

Life Sciences:
Due to its experience, RCD is renowned among universities, biotech and medical research institutes, and biotechnology start-ups. Advice includes regulatory, compliance, research and data protection.

Privacy & Data Protection:
RCD advises companies from various sectors on everything related to personal data and privacy regulations, with a special focus on the area of e-commerce.

Private Equity & Venture Capital:
The firm has domestic and international experience in advising both private equity and venture capital firms on the creation of investment vehicles and corporate structures, facilitating multidisciplinary assistance for the definition and execution of investments at all stages in the investment process.

Public, Administrative & Regulatory:
RCD’s team is heavily involved in providing preventive advice as well as representation in administrative proceedings. The team is highly specialised in the regulation of public sector entities and advising public and private clients in matters subject to regulatory bodies.

Tax & Wealth Management :
RCD assists clients with sophisticated tax structures, complex cross-border transactions and tax inspection procedures before the competent authorities. The firm also offers solutions in wealth management and tax planning.

The team offers extensive advice to companies that develop some or all of their activity in relation to different fields of technical research and new technologies, including IP, patent rights, copyright protection or compliance.

Urban Planning & Real Estate:
RCD’s team has solid experience in providing comprehensive advice to all agents in the real estate market and in urban processes.


The profile of companies and institutions that rely on the firm is diverse and both with a national and international scope. Among the firm’s clients are multinationals, technology companies, start-ups, foundations, family businesses, venture capital entities and public entities.

International Work:
As well as covering the entire Iberian market, RCD provides effective legal counsel to Spanish companies with business needs around the globe, as well as to foreign companies with interests in Spain

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