Fieldfisher JAUSAS

Barcelona Office

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Number of partners worldwide: 14
Number of lawyers worldwide: 100

Firm Overview:
With a clear international focus, Fieldfisher JAUSAS is a commercial law firm renowned in the legal field for its skilled practitioners, who advise both domestic and overseas clients. With a history stretching back over 50 years, the firm is one of Spain’s leading law firms with cutting-edge market-practices in many of the world’s most dynamic sectors. Fieldfisher JAUSAS is an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on corporate, M&A, restructuring and insolvency, litigation and arbitration, finance and financial services, IP, technology, employment, real estate, life sciences, tax and distribution and franchising. Clients choose to work with the firm because, thanks to its exceptional legal expertise and experience, the firm delivers pragmatic and innovative commercial solutions on time and on budget.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate & Business:
The firm offers its business clients full, continuous legal assistance to fulfil all corporate, accountancy, tax, criminal, and other legal obligations in respect of public authorities, business partners, and/or third parties.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
A merger or acquisition process generally entails a high degree of uncertainty, which here at Fieldfisher JAUSAS strive to clearly delineate with a view to reaping the greatest benefit from the transaction. The firm has been involved in mergers and acquisitions of all types, including joint ventures, group restructurings, venture capital investments and LBOs, and MBI and MBO transactions.

Corporate Compliance:
Fieldfisher JAUSAS provides innovative services that anticipate future legislative requirements. It has accumulated vast experience in advising on director compensation and businesses’ liability for criminal offences.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Fieldfisher JAUSAS is one of the leading firms in insolvency proceedings and business reorganisations. Its business reorganisation group is one of the most well-respected of its kind in Spain. It provides advice on legal, labour, and tax matters relating to critical situations, based on an interdisciplinary approach and aiming to achieve the most satisfactory outcome for all parties concerned.

Banking & Finance:
A very strong practice with lawyers who have specialised entirely in banking transactions of all types, from corporate bank financing, refinancing and restructuring, to structured and project financing, acting for both large corporations and lenders. The practice is a benchmark in the field of asset finance, being involved in the most important transactions for the whole range of different underlying asset classes. The team is also known for their track record in advising arrangers in highly complex and innovative financial transactions.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Fieldfisher JAUSAS has distinguished litigation and arbitration practices. Its litigation team stands ready to assist clients with the enforcement of foreign judgments in Spain as well as with the preparation and follow-up of lawsuits in other countries’ jurisdictions. It is also experienced in issuing opinions on Spanish law for use in foreign courts.

Intellectual & Industrial Property:
The IP department provides legal assistance in all matters relating to intellectual property rights, advising on the creation, acquisition, sale, maintenance, and licensing of rights. The team of IP practitioners is dedicated to finding the best way to protect and register intangible assets for each client, making use of trademarks, patents, utility models, designs, and copyright, as appropriate.

Fieldfisher JAUSAS has a team of experts in national and international tax regulations which advises companies and private individuals on tax issues relating to operations and transactions of all kinds. The firm also boasts a team of experts specialising in Spanish tax regulations ready to advise companies and private individuals on tax issues affecting all kinds of transactions in Spain.

The Fieldfisher JAUSAS labour and employment law department offers national and foreign companies services in matters involving hiring, labour counselling and legal defence, due diligence, counselling in collective bargaining negotiations, and company restructuring.

Life Sciences:
Fieldfisher JAUSAS is one of the leading firms offering legal advice in matters relating to pharmaceutical products and medical equipment. Its team of lawyers brings to bear a high degree of specialisation and specific knowledge in this practice area, with extensive experience in all the special intricacies of health industry legislation and the pharmaceutical sector in general.

Distribution & Franchising:
Fieldfisher JAUSAS has extensive experience in providing legal and tax assistance in all aspects of distribution and franchising. The firm can effectively draw up and negotiate distribution and franchise agreements of all kinds and offers clients expert counselling and litigation and dispute resolution advice in conflicts that may arise as they establish, operate, and grow their businesses.

The Fieldfisher JAUSAS TMT law department has extensive experience in providing outsourcing services, products and platforms, software development, and distribution contracts with national and international clients and suppliers. The team advises on connectivity contracts, hosting, support and service level agreements. It has extensive experience in SaaS agreements with suppliers and customers, cloud recruitment, digital business, e-commerce, cybersecurity and data protection matters.

Real Estate:
The team has extensive experience advising on all kinds of real estate deals, irrespective of the sophistication and complexity of the transaction. It has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the real estate business and are capable of assisting clients throughout the entire life cycle of their investments, including the acquisition and disposal of properties and loan portfolios (NPLs, PLs), leasing, construction, hotel management, and more. The team also assists with planning and development, land use, and licencing.

Criminal Law:
At Fieldfisher JAUSAS, the firm provides legal advice and defence counsel in criminal matters (defence or, when applicable, private prosecution), specialising in economic criminal law. It offers comprehensive and personalised legal advice to all clients, handling their consultations, advising and supporting them in legal defence strategies in criminal matters. The firm’s extensive experience in the design and implementation of criminal compliance programmes place us as a reference office in the criminal defence of legal persons, their employees and managers.

Administrative Law:
Fieldfisher JAUSAS provides assistance in public procurement in regulated sectors and soil management counselling, as well as legal advice in litigation proceedings.

International Vision:
The JAUSAS firm has now joined forces with the leading European law firm of Fieldfisher. It is a great partnership, and the firm is now known as ‘Fieldfisher JAUSAS’. The firm’s network has more than 1,300 people working in 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of its clients’ needs. Fieldfisher operates in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice, and Silicon Valley.