Chairman: Miquel Roca Junyent
Managing Partner: Joan Roca Sagarara
Number of partners worldwide: 58
Number of lawyers worldwide: 172
Number of professionals: 230
Languages: Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
There are now 230 professionals working at the firm who cover a wide range of specialties in all legal fields and all aspects of professional work. The firm provides its services with the aim of offering the highest level of professionalism, quality and speed. On this basis, the firm is totally committed to its clients and their interests. All clients receive a personal service and their affairs are supervised by at least one of the firm’s partners.
Main Areas of Practice:
General Advice to Companies:
Incorporation and legal development of companies; advice on the decision-making, administration and management bodies; preliminary studies regarding specific aspects of their business; legal advice on new projects and initiatives; Legal relations with the authorities.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Advice on purchases and divestitures by public and private companies, tender offers, IPOs, restructurings, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital funds.
Legal advice on issues related to competition in the market. Proceedings brought before the Spanish and EU authorities.
Banking & Finance:
Legal advice to credit institutions and savings banks, both regarding institutional and regulatory issues as well as specialised contracts.
Advice on all kinds of commercial contracts subject to national, international or EU law.
Legal advice on manufacturing, sale and distribution of products; third-party liability for defective products; product packaging and labelling.
Advice on foreign investment in Spain and Spanish investment abroad, as well as the legal structures through which such investments are made; legal advice on all kinds of financial transactions abroad, including notification of loans, credits, technical assistance and other collection and payment transactions carried out by residents and non-residents.
Legal advice to entrepreneurs according to the new legal framework specific to these professionals being implemented in the Spanish legal system, accompanying them from the embryo stage of their projects through to the expansion and consolidation of their businesses.
Tax advice to companies and individuals, both domestic and international; taxation on corporate reorganisation; advice regarding inspections and proceedings related to the Inland Revenue Services; drawing up, submitting and following up the various personal and corporate income tax returns; administrative and appeal proceedings relating to tax issues.
Advice on all kinds of issues related to city planning law. Drawing up drafts for urban development, managing the obligations resulting from using land and property and advice on obtaining licences and permits.
Property & Construction:
Legal advice on property development and management, especially in relation to the hotel and tourism sector. Building contracts: works, projects and technical assistance contracts.
Intellectual & Industrial Property:
Legal services related to copyrights and other intellectual property rights, patents, trademarks and industrial property rights.
Legal advice to companies operating in the telecommunications sector. Contracts for management and use of infrastructure, networks and services: specialised works and installations, projects, content, contracts with customers, interconnection agreements, concessions, licences and administrative authorisations.
Contracts for producing or co-producing cinema and audiovisual works, radio and television programmes and multimedia; contracts for use of script, direction, production nd interpretation rights; distribution and screening contracts; contracts to finance audiovisual productions or co-productions.
Administrative Contracts & Concessions:
Advice on public procurement contracts and advice to companies and individuals in their relations with the public authorities; legal action against the public authorities.
Legal advice on all issues related to the environment, including advice regarding administrative licenses, due diligence and reports on environmental hazards.
Advice regarding individual and collective disputes in the Labour Courts and with the labour authorities; labour contracts; collective bargaining; labour inspections.
Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring:
Advice regarding bankruptcy, creditors meetings and arrangements; legal defence of creditors; advice and participation in receivership and liquidation commissions; hedge funds.
Defence of the clients’ interests in civil and criminal proceedings in all jurisdictions and courts: the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the High Courts of Justice, Magistrates Courts and Hearings.
Involvement in legal or equity arbitration procedures as arbitrators, whether appointed by institutions (the CCI –International Court of Arbitration, the TAB – the Barcelona Arbitration Court) or directly by the parties; initiating arbitration and acting therein as the client’s legal counsel.