Iberian Lawyer IP&TMT Awards 2022 – Spain

The Iberian Lawyer IP & TMT Awards aim to highlight the excellence of the legal market in the field of intellectual property protection, telecommunications and media. In an increasingly competitive market, intellectual property, also understood as the product of investments in research and development, both by institutions and by companies, is nowadays a competitive and systemic factor with a strong impact on the growth of a company and of the industrial system of which it is part.

The creation of trademarks and patents, their affirmation through the construction of reputation policies and their protection are therefore strategic assets of advanced societies and as such must be protected. Another increasingly important area of communication and information is the whole world of media, internet and telecommunications (TMT).

The winners will be recognize on May 12th, 2022 during the gala ceremony.

Law firm of the year
Lawyer of the year
Law firm of the year IP
Lawyer of the year IP
Law firm of the year Patents
Lawyer of the year Patents
Law firm of the year Trademarks
Lawyer of the year Trademarks
Law firm of the year Copyright
Lawyer of the year Copyright
Law firm of the year Design
Lawyer of the year Design
Law firm of the year Art
Lawyer of the year Art
Law firm of the year Life Sciences
Lawyer of the year Life Sciences
Law firm of the year Advertising
Lawyer of the year Advertising
Law firm of the year Food
Lawyer of the year Food
Law firm of the year Fashion
Lawyer of the year Fashion
Law firm of the year Sport
Lawyer of the year Sport
Law firm of the year Civil Litigation
Lawyer of the year Civil Litigation
Law firm of the year Criminal Law
Lawyer of the year Criminal Law
Law firm of the year Digital Tech
Lawyer of the year Digital Tech
Law firm of the year TMT
Lawyer of the year TMT
Law firm of the year Information Technology
Lawyer of the year Information Technology
Law firm of the year Media
Lawyer of the year Media
Law firm of the year Telecommunication
Lawyer of the year Telecommunication
Law firm of the year Privacy
Lawyer of the year Privacy
Law firm of the year E-Sports
Lawyer of the year E-Sports
Sustainability Team of the year
Gender Equality Team of the year
Thought Leadership

María Cermeño Rodríguez

Directora de los Servicios Juridicos  / Head of Legal Services
Telefónica España

Ana De Nardiz

Head of Legal Compliance, ZEISS Iberia

Sagrario Fernández

General Counsel & Board Vice-secretary
DIA Group

Elia Esteban García-Aboal

Directora Adjunta de la Asesoría Jurídica
& Secretaria de Consejo
Grupo Asisa

Teresa González Ercoreca

Lead Counsel Spain & Latam, Qualified TMT Lawyer
Micro Focus

Carlos M. Lizán

CEO
Inlea Legal

Carlos López Martín De Blas

Secretario General y Director de la Asesoría Jurídica
Secuoya

Ignacio Mendoza

Director Legal
HEINEKEN España

Carlos Menor Gómez

Legal Director & Compliance Officer
Renault Group

Jorge Muñoz Fuentes

General Counsel & Compliance Officer Spain
Gilead Sciences

Ana Prado Blanco

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mercedes-Benz España

Javier Ramírez Iglesias

Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Regions Litigation
HP Inc.

Introduction to the 2022 edition

ART.1 – PROMOTERS, PURPOSE AND VALIDITY PERIOD: on the initiative promoted by Iberian Legal Group, in order, among other things, to stimulate competition and the growth of the Ip&Tmt world, the “Ip&Tmt Spain” (by now the “event “) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the legal sector (a.k.a Ip&Tmt Law Firms and/or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) who have distinguished themselves for the activities carried out in the year 2021 (hereinafter the “Reference Period of Activities”).The Initiative is governed in the manner indicated below.

ART. 2 – METHOD OF PARTECIPATION AND SELECTION: participation in the Initiative is reserved for Ip&Tmt Law Firms and for Individual Lawyers and Professionals who have given their assistance with particular focus, in Spain, to domestic and international companies on the national territory in the Activity Reference Period (separately and jointly, hereinafter the “Participants”).
A. FIRST PHASE: IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS
Participants will be preliminarily identified and nominated through questionnaires; based on the results of the research carried out during the Activity Reference Period, Iberian Legal Group, will draw up the lists of Participants by inserting them into one or more of the following pre-determined categories:

Law firm of the year
Lawyer of the year
Law firm of the year IP
Lawyer of the year IP
Law firm of the year Patents
Lawyer of the year Patents
Law firm of the year Trademarks
Lawyer of the year Trademarks
Law firm of the year Copyright
Lawyer of the year Copyright
Law firm of the year Design
Lawyer of the year Design
Law firm of the year Art
Lawyer of the year Art
Law firm of the year Life Sciences
Lawyer of the year Life Sciences
Law firm of the year Advertising
Lawyer of the year Advertising
Law firm of the year Food
Lawyer of the year Food
Law firm of the year Fashion
Lawyer of the year Fashion
Law firm of the year Sport
Lawyer of the year Sport
Law firm of the year Civil Litigation
Lawyer of the year Civil Litigation
Law firm of the year Criminal Law
Lawyer of the year Criminal Law
Law firm of the year Digital Tech
Lawyer of the year Digital Tech
Law firm of the year TMT
Lawyer of the year TMT
Law firm of the year Information Technology
Lawyer of the year Information Technology
Law firm of the year Media
Lawyer of the year Media
Law firm of the year Telecommunication
Lawyer of the year Telecommunication
Law firm of the year Privacy
Lawyer of the year Privacy
Law firm of the year E-Sports
Lawyer of the year E-Sports
Sustainability Team of the year
Gender Equality Team of the year
Thought Leadership

b. SECOND PHASE: LIST OF THE FINALISTS: Iberian Legal Group will draw up a list of finalists based on the qualitative and quantitative research carried out from the moment the submissions are received to the time the finalists list is published. The list will be announced and published by April 13th, 2022.

c. THIRD PHASE: Iberian Legal Group will present the ranking list of the Finalists during the Jury meeting and will propose to the Jury the name of one Law Firm and one individual Professional as candidates for each category, motivating his/her vote.

The Jury, having received the lists of the finalists (a.k.a. “Law firms” and “Individual Lawyers and / or Professionals”) for each of the categories identified and after having listened to the vote pitch and the motivation from Iberian Legal Group, through their own vote (one vote per capita), will decide the winners to whom the recognition will be awarded. The Jury will be composed of:

– recognized experts from the corporate world in the sector;
– representative of Iberian Lawyer, appointed by Iberian Legal Group (even in the case of more than one representative, Iberian Legal Group will have the right to only one vote);
– any representatives of industry associations.

The Jury will be chaired by the representative of Iberian Legal Group.

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for the assignment of awards to the best “Law Firm” Finalists will be as follows:

1. transactions carried out (value and number) in the Reference Period of the Activities;
2. significant growth factors during the Activity Reference Period (eg promotions, hiring or leaving of new professionals, mergers or acquisitions with other international firms or networks, national or international expansion);
3. positioning and image

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for awarding the awards to the best “Single Lawyers and Professionals” Finalists will be as follows:
1. technical, legal and negotiating skills;
2. knowledge of business dynamics related to the product sector (industry);
3. commitment and ability to relate to the customer;4. professional reputation among colleagues.

ART. 3 – COMMUNICATION OF THE BEST FINALISTS AND AWARD CEREMONY: the communication of the names of the top finalists (a.k.a. “Law Firms” and “Individual Lawyers and Professionals”) for each of the categories identified, will be communicated during the Gala Evening.Iberian Legal Group reserves the right to promptly communicate to the Participants/Finalists further details regarding the modalities of participation and conduct of the Gala Evening.

ART. 4 – FORMALIZATION AND RETREIVING OF AWARDS: the awarding of recognition to the top Finalists (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) for each of the categories identified will be formalized by the Jury, through a representative identified by Iberian Legal Group, during the evening. The recognition will have no economic value, as it is a purely symbolic public recognition.

The formalization of the recognition will take place only towards the relative top Finalist (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals), for each category of reference, who must personally participate in the Evening and collect the recognition assigned to him/her.Failure to  retrieve  the recognition award during the evening by an institutional representative of the winners  in any category will be irrevocably understood as a waiver of the same, which, in this case, will be automatically assigned to the next top  Finalist of the corresponding category, classified immediately after the renouncing winner, and/or in any case will be irrevocably assigned by Iberian Legal Group in an indisputable way.

Iberian Legal Group authorizes the winners to utilize the image benefits resulting from obtaining the “Iberian Lawyer awards”.

Law firm of the year
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
ECIJA
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Grau & Angulo
Hogan Lovells
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year
Alejandro Angulo – Grau & Angulo
Almudena Arpón de Mendívil – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Antonio Castán – Elzaburu
Javier Fernández-Samaniego – EY
Agustín González – Uría Menéndez
Norman Heckh – Ramón y Cajal Abogados
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
João Miranda de Sousa – Garrigues
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance
Carolina Pina – Garrigues
Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

Law firm of the year IP
Abril & Jacobacci
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
ECIJA
Elzaburu
Eversheds Sutherland
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Grau & Angulo
Hogan Lovells
Intangibles
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Pons IP
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year IP
Alejandro Angulo – Grau & Angulo
Ana Castedo – Hogan Lovells
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Ignacio Temiño – Abril & Jacobacci
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA
Gonzalo Ulloa Suelves – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Law firm of the year Patents
Abril & Jacobacci
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
Elzaburu
Eversheds Sutherland
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Grau & Angulo
Hogan Lovells
Intangibles
Pellisé Abogados
Pérez-Llorca
Pons IP
Santiago Mediano Abogados
Sol Muntañola Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Patents
Jesús Arribas – Grau & Angulo
Raúl Bercovitz – Santiago Mediano Abogados
Kiko Carrión – Eversheds Sutherland
Eduardo Castillo – Pérez-Llorca
Antonio Castán – Elzaburu
Ana Castedo – Hogan Lovells
Jean Devaureix – Pons IP
João Miranda de Sousa – Garrigues
Javier Huarte – Grau & Angulo
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
Manuel Lobato – Bird & Bird
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Alejandro Negro – Cuatrecasas
Fernando Ortega – Abril & Jacobacci
David Pellisé – Pellisé Abogados
Mario Sol – Sol Muntañola Abogados
Ignacio Temiño – Abril & Jacobacci

Law firm of the year Trademarks
Abril & Jacobacci
Ballester IP
Bird & Bird
Ceca Magán Abogados
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
Eversheds Sutherland
Grau & Angulo
Intangibles
Metricson
Pérez-Llorca
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Pons IP
Santiago Mediano Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Trademarks
Alejandro Angulo – Grau & Angulo
Estefanía Asensio Vecchio – Metricson
Rosalía Ballester – Ballester IP
Eduardo Castillo – Pérez-Llorca
José Maríano Cruz – Eversheds Sutherland
Salvador Diaz – Abril & Jacobacci
Carmen González Candela – Pons IP
Silvia Hernández – Santiago Mediano Abogados
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance
Alejandro Negro – Cuatrecasas
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Ignacio Temiño – Abril & Jacobacci

Law firm of the year Copyright
Abril & Jacobacci
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Ceca Magán Abogados
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Grau & Angulo
Metricson
Pellisé Abogados
Pérez-Llorca
Santiago Mediano Abogados
Sol Muntañola Abogados
Uría Mendéndez

Lawyer of the year Copyright
Vicente Arias – Eversheds Sutherland
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Ruben Canales – Abril & Jacobacci
Juan Cuerva – Clifford Chance
Andy Ramos Gil de la Haza – Pérez-Llorca
Agustín González – Uría Menéndez
Ignacio Marqués – Grau & Angulo
Santiago Mediano – Santiago Mediano Abogados
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Mireia Paricio – Ceca Magán Abogados
David Pellisé – Pellisé Abogados
Carola Pina – Garrigues
Mario Sol – Sol Muntañola Abogados
Helena Suárez – ECIJA
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Design
Abril & Jacobacci
Bird & Bird
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Grau & Angulo
Pellisé Abogados
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle

Lawyer of the year Design
Jordi Camó – Grau & Angulo
Salvador Diaz – Abril & Jacobacci
Maite Ferrándiz – Grau & Angulo
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
David Pellisé – Pellisé Abogados
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Life Sciences
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
Eversheds Sutherland
Faus & Moliner
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Grau & Angulo
Legal Army
Metricson
Pérez-Llorca
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Pons IP
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Life Sciences
Catalina Lara Alhambra – Pons IP
Estefanía Asensio Vecchio – Metricson
Kiko Carrión – Eversheds Sutherland
Eduardo Castillo – Pérez-Llorca
Marta González – Eversheds Sutherland
Javier Huarte – Grau & Angulo
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Natalia Martos Díaz – Legal Army
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Teresa Paz-Ares – Uría Menéndez

Law firm of the year Advertising
Abril & Jacobacci
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Pellisé Abogados
Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Uría MenéndezWatson Farley & Williams

Lawyer of the year Advertising
Vicente Arias – Eversheds Sutherland
Natalia Martos Díaz – Legal Army
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Carolina Montero – Abril & Jacobacci
David Pellisé – Pellisé Abogados
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Food
Clifford Chance
Eversheds Sutherland
Grau & Angulo
Intangibles
Pons IP
Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Uría Menéndez
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Lawyer of the year Food
Jesús Arribas – Grau & Angulo
Antonio de Maríano – Ramón y Cajal Abogados
Marta González – Eversheds Sutherland
Ignacio Marqués – Grau & Angulo
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance

Law Firm of the year Fashion
Abril & Jacobacci
ECIJA
Grau & Angulo
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Pons IP
Santiago Mediano Abogados

Lawyer of the year Fashion
Alejandro Angulo – Grau & Angulo
Jordi Camó – Grau & Angulo
Amparo del Rio Aragó – Pons IP
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Ignacio Temiño – Abril & Jacobacci
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Sport
Cuatrecasas
ECIJA
ERG Sports Law & Arbitration
Garrigues
Grau & Angulo
PwC

Lawyer of the year Sport
Jesús Arribas – Grau & Angulo
João Miranda de Sousa – Garrigues
Alejandra Matas Brancós – PwC
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA
Cristina Villasante – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Civil Litigation
Abril & Jacobacci
Ballester IP
Clifford Chance
Deloitte Legal
Elzaburu
Eversheds Sutherland
Grau & Angulo
Intangibles
Pérez-Llorca
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Pons IP
Santiago Mediano Abogados

Lawyer of the year Civil Litigation
Alejandro Angulo – Grau & Angulo
Rosalía Ballester – Ballester IP
Antonio Castán – Elzaburu
Eduardo Castillo – Pérez-Llorca
José Maríano Cruz – Eversheds Sutherland
Juan Cuerva – Clifford Chance
Jose Carlos Erdozain – Pons IP
Alejandra Matas Brancos – PwC
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Ignacio Temiño – Abril & Jacobacci

Law firm of the year Criminal Law
Abril & Jacobacci
Eversheds Sutherland
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Uría Menéndez
Garrigues
Pérez-Llorca

Lawyer of the year Criminal Law
Fernando Ortega – Abril & Jacobacci
José Pedro Alberca – Eversheds Sutherland
Jordi Camó – Grau & Angulo
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Juan Palomino – Pérez-Llorca
Antonio Castán – Elzaburu
Sandra Iglesias Babío- Garrigues

Law firm of the year Digital Tech
Abril & Jacobacci
Ceca Magán Abogados
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Grau & Angulo
Intangibles
Uría Menéndez
Clifford Chance
Metricson
Pons IP
PwC
Ramon y Cajal Abogados

Lawyer of the year Digital Tech
Vicente Arias – Eversheds Sutherland
Violeta Arnaiz Medina – Pons IP
Estefanía Asensio Vecchio – Metricson
Rubén Canales – Abril & Jacobacci
Juan Cuerva – Clifford Chance
Fernando Fernández-Miranda – PwC
Ingrid González – Ceca Magán Abogados
Paul Handal – ECIJA
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Mireia Paricio – Ceca Magán Abogados
Sonia Santos – Grau & Angulo

Law firm of the year TMT
Baker McKenzie
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Garrigues
Hogan Lovells
Osberne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year TMT
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Gonzalo F. Gallego – Hogan Lovells
Javier Marzo – Garrigues
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Pablo González-Espejo García – Uría Menéndez
Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons
Rafael García Del Poyo – Osberne Clarke
Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal
Vicente Arias Maíz – Eversheds Sutherland

Law firm of the year Information Technology
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Ceca Magán Abogados
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
Dla Piper
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
EY
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Hogan Lovells
Osberne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
PwC
Ramon y Cajal Abogados

Lawyer of the year Information Technology
Albert Agustinoy – Cuatrecasas
Vicente Arias Maíz – Eversheds Sutherland
Almudena Arpón De Mendívil – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons
Fernando Fernandez-Miranda – PwC
Javier Fernández-Samaniego – EY
Rafael García Del Poyo – Osberne Clarke
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Joaquin Muñoz – Bird & Bird
Carolina Pina – Garrigues
Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA
Lidia Vidal Vallmanya – Pinsent Masons
Cristina Villasante – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Media
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Hogan Lovells
Pinsent Masons
Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Media
Almudena Arpón De Mendívil – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Vicente Arias Maíz – Eversheds Sutherland
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons
Juan Cuerva – Clifford Chance
Natalia Martos Díaz – Legal Army
Hugo Écija – ECIJA
Gonzalo F. Gállego – Hogan Lovells
Pablo González-Espejo García – Uría Menéndez
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Javier Marzo – Garrigues
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Pablo Mayor – Allen & Overy
Joaquin Muñoz – Bird & Bird
Ana I. Santamaría Dacal – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Law firm of the year Telecommunication
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
CMS
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Pinsent Masons
PwC
Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Telecommunication
Vicente Arias Maíz – Eversheds Sutherland
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons
Almudena Arpón De Mendívil – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Pablo González-Espejo García – Uría Menéndez
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Patricia Manca Diaz – PwC
Javier Marzo – Garrigues
Pablo Mayor – Allen & Overy
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Xavier Múñoz – ECIJA
Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal
Javier Torre de Silva – CMS

Law firm of the year Privacy
Audens
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Ceca Magán Abogados
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
EY
Hogan Lovells
Osberne Clarke
Pérez-Llorca
Pinsent Masons
Ramon y Cajal Abogados

Lawyer of the year Privacy
Celia Bouzas – Eversheds Sutherland
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons
Andy Ramos Gil de la Haza – Pérez-Llorca
Rafael García Del Poyo – Osberne Clarke
Javier Fernández-Samaniego – EY
Gonzalo F. Gállego – Hogan Lovells
Ingrid González – Ceca Magán Abogados
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Marco Judel – Audens
Daniel López – ECIJA
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Joaquin Muñoz – Bird & Bird
Mireia Paricio – Ceca Magán Abogados
Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal
Rodrigo González Ruiz – Deloitte Legal

Law firm of the year E-Sports
Auren Internaciona
Bird & Bird
Dla Piper
ECIJA
Pinsent Masons
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year E-Sports
Carlos Rivadulla – ECIJA
Daniel López – ECIJA
Pablo González-Espejo García – Uría Menéndez
Joaquin Muñoz – Bird & Bird
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Mentioned by both the clients and the peers as a staple in the IP&TMT market, thanks to the experience and knowledge. The Firm, born in Spain, can nowadays count on an international network build through the years all around the world.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance

Its leading position in the IP & TMT field is recognised throughout the Spanish market. Competitors and customers appreciate his undisputed expertise, pragmatism and his “sharp mind”.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR IP

Elzaburu

The IP firm has an active litigation practice, specialized in patent, trademark, copyright and criminal prosecutions. The firm’s client base ranges from small companies and start-ups to large international corporations in both the public and private sectors.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR IP

Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance

The professional is recognised as a top choice for companies bringing patent and trademark infringement actions. He also handles litigation and copyright, especially in technology-heavy and pharmaceutical sectors.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TMT

Hogan Lovells

Clients are quick to describe Hogan Lovells’ service as one of the best the TMT practices in Spain. They usually represent clients from the life sciences, media, food and drink and technology industries.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TMT

Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons

She is head of the TMT practice of the firm, and she specializes in privacy, cybersecurity, telecommunication, and commercial advice in the technology sector. She defines herself as a technology litigator not only in the TMT sector, but also IP in the frame of IT service.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PATENTS

Grau & Angulo

The Firm activity on patents is remarkable, they assisted several multinational and their success in Spain on a very important controversy has led the way in other European major countries.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PATENTS

Eduardo Castillo – Pérez-Llorca

Recently moved to the Firm as a Partner of the IP&TMT practice, he brought an experience of 25 years in the matter. In the last few years, he specialized in the litigation in the industrial areas of chemistry, life sciences and technology.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TRADEMARKS

Jacobacci & Abril

The Firm defended the instance of a well-known fashion multinational in a very important trademark dispute regarding the entire trademark registration in Spain, one of the most important markets for the client.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TRADEMARKS

Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal

Head of practice of Digital Right of her Law Firm, she’s specialized in Patents, Trademarks, IT, and e-commerce. Her skills were valued by peers, independent observatory, and Europeans public bodies.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR COPYRIGHT

ECIJA

The Firm managed a large amount of copyright deals for important clients in a lot of different industries like Energy, Telecommunications, Audio-visual, Fashion and Sport.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR COPYRIGHT

Santiago Mediano – Santiago Mediano Abogados

He’s very active in the copyright infringement proceedings in the most various industries like movies, music, books, and consulting. His activity led to protect the best his Spanish and International client’s interest in Spain.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR DESIGN

Pellisé Abogados

The Law Firm has a long story in the IP&TMT market and is recognised both by the market and the competitors as an excellence in defending both immaterial assets and client’s interest by a great knowledge and experience

LAWYER OF THE YEAR DESIGN

Maite Ferrándiz – Grau & Angulo

The professional represented an important European brand before the EU Trademarks in a claim issued by some Spanish companies, winning the proceeding for her client thanks to her proven experience and knowledge in industrial design matters.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ART

Santiago Mediano Abogados

The firm assisted one of the most renowned Spanish singers in negotiating the sale of the artist’s catalogue of more than 150 musical works, including albums, multiple collaborations, and soundtracks.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES

Eversheds Sutherland

During the year, the firm has provided key clients with life sciences regulatory and commercial capabilities, especially regarding authorisation and pricing matters for biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES

Marta González – Eversheds Sutherland

She is a Partner and head of practice of the IP department. In the last 12 months, she’s been especially active in the pharmaceutical sector and patent matters, demonstrating competence and mastery in her field of work.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ADVERTISING

ECIJA

The Firm advised very important sports club and leagues on strategic deals in the advertising and its efforts are leading the market in the transition on new kind of media and advertising, doing a valuable pathfinding work in the new legal ecosystems.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ADVERTISING

Natalia Martos Díaz – Legal Army

Founder and CEO of her innovative legal boutique, she’s very specialized in IP&TMT practices. She’s very valued by the market of new-tech and her competitors.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR FOOD

Clifford Chance

The firm has been active in civil and criminal trademark infringements for important clients, active in the food and drinks market. In the words of a satisfied customer: “Clifford has the perfect combination of legal skills, commercial approach and human touch”.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR FOOD

Marta González – Eversheds Sutherland

Her practice focuses on patent infringements, unfair competition, and product liability matters. During the research period she emerged as a top player in the food sector, successfully concluding one of the most controversial cases in Spain.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR FASHION

Pons IP

The law firm has proven once again, his leading position of national reference in the fashion sector. During the research period, its excellent team has been able to successfully carry out highly complex operations.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR FASHION

Ignacio Temiño – Jacobacci & Abril

He led a very important controversy defending a well-known fashion brand on a trademark litigation over the brand firm all over the Spanish market, one of the most important for the client.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SPORT

Grau & Angulo

Widely recognised as one of the leading IP law firms in Spain, the professionals have a brilliant track record in all sport matters.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SPORTS

Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

He supported one of the best Spanish football teams on the main sponsorship agreement and assignment rights to land in the cryptocurrencies market.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CIVIL LITIGATION

Pérez-Llorca

The Firm’s litigation team is wide specialized and multifunctional, and its expertise is recognized by a good favourable judgments’ ratio in various areas brought before the civil, the contentious and the commercial courts.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Antonio Castán – Elzaburu 

He has an experience of more than 35 years of civil and criminal litigation. His proven experience is recognized by a long academic activity through the years in various Spanish universities.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL LAW

Jacobacci & Abril

Their knowledge on the matter is proven by defending their clients’ interest in various controversial in trademarks, copyright, and patent infringements in the most various industries like fashion, entertainment, and energy.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL LAW

Antonio Castán – Elzaburu

He has a wide experience and knowledge of the criminal law proceeds in various practices like industrial property, copyright, and unfair competition.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR DIGITAL TECH

ECIJA

The Firm is well known in new technologies and media market, assisting the most important clients in the world on controversies and agreement in the new implication of the digital economy.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR DIGITAL TECH

Violeta Arnaiz Medina – Pons IP

Violeta is an experienced IP lawyer specialized in civil litigation, negotiation and strategic advice in the media and entertainment industries. In the last 12 months, she’s been successfully involved in digital tech, copyright, and trademark matters

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

PwC

The Firm is specialized in IT assistance to their client, proven by the support given to several well-known multinational in the telecommunication industry to implement. theirs IT projects. They prevented litigation on AI implementation projects and mitigation on data protection risks

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Javier Fernández-Samaniego – EY

He has a wide knowledge and experience on IT matters, recognized by both clients and competitors. He has a pragmatic approach on the problems with a view on legal and regulatory matters.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR MEDIA

Baker McKenzie

The Firm is acknowledged both by the market and by the peers as one of the best law firms on the media and IT practices. They also make a great work in specialized communication on the matter by interesting and innovative podcasts on their website.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR MEDIA

Hugo Écija – ECIJA

As founder of the Firm, he has a proven ability to deal with new technologies and media. Recently has supervised a very important deal in a litigation case assisting one of the most known media companies in the world.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TELECOMMUNICATION

PwC

The Firm is very experienced in the Telecommunication field; their specialization is proven by major issues they faced in that field consulting well known multinational Telecommunication companies in their legal matters in Spain in an innovative way.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TELECOMMUNICATION

Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal

According to the market opinion, the professional is a leader with a fantastic business-oriented focus. He is specialized in regulatory in the telecom sector, as well as in data protection, IT and advertising.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PRIVACY

Pinsent Masons

The Firm has a proven ability to deal with privacy matters, testified by very important clients followed by the firm on this matter in many industries like energy, oil and gas, retail, and real estate.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PRIVACY

Rafael García Del Poyo – Osborne Clarke

He is very active in the industries of new technologies and media, and was recognized both by clients and peers as an excellence in data protection and privacy, assisting many public bodies in Spain and all over the Europe.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR E-SPORTS

ECIJA

The Firm assisted several entities, well-known Spanish clubs, and leagues, to the transition in the NFTs market, strategic for the digitalization of the brands and reaching new markets to benefit from new forms of earnings.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR E-SPORTS

Carlos Rivadulla – ECIJA

He has a great experience and know how in new technologies recognized both by the market and the competitors.

GENDER EQUALITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

Pons IP

One of the most recognised IP boutiques in the Spanish market, 76% of the entire team is made up of women, all with an excellent level of seniority considering that 86% are partners.

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Event Start:

12/05/2022 19:30

Event end:

12/05/2022 23:30

Location

Madrid
Madrid  

The Iberian Lawyer IP & TMT Awards aim to highlight the excellence of the legal market in the field of intellectual property protection, telecommunications and media. In an increasingly competitive market, intellectual property, also understood as the product of investments in research and development, both by institutions and by companies, is nowadays a competitive and systemic factor with a strong impact on the growth of a company and of the industrial system of which it is part.

The creation of trademarks and patents, their affirmation through the construction of reputation policies and their protection are therefore strategic assets of advanced societies and as such must be protected. Another increasingly important area of communication and information is the whole world of media, internet and telecommunications (TMT).

The winners will be recognize on May 12th, 2022 during the gala ceremony.

Law firm of the year
Lawyer of the year
Law firm of the year IP
Lawyer of the year IP
Law firm of the year Patents
Lawyer of the year Patents
Law firm of the year Trademarks
Lawyer of the year Trademarks
Law firm of the year Copyright
Lawyer of the year Copyright
Law firm of the year Design
Lawyer of the year Design
Law firm of the year Art
Lawyer of the year Art
Law firm of the year Life Sciences
Lawyer of the year Life Sciences
Law firm of the year Advertising
Lawyer of the year Advertising
Law firm of the year Food
Lawyer of the year Food
Law firm of the year Fashion
Lawyer of the year Fashion
Law firm of the year Sport
Lawyer of the year Sport
Law firm of the year Civil Litigation
Lawyer of the year Civil Litigation
Law firm of the year Criminal Law
Lawyer of the year Criminal Law
Law firm of the year Digital Tech
Lawyer of the year Digital Tech
Law firm of the year TMT
Lawyer of the year TMT
Law firm of the year Information Technology
Lawyer of the year Information Technology
Law firm of the year Media
Lawyer of the year Media
Law firm of the year Telecommunication
Lawyer of the year Telecommunication
Law firm of the year Privacy
Lawyer of the year Privacy
Law firm of the year E-Sports
Lawyer of the year E-Sports
Sustainability Team of the year
Gender Equality Team of the year
Thought Leadership

María Cermeño Rodríguez

Ana De Nardiz

Sagrario Fernández

Elia Esteban García-Aboal

Teresa González Ercoreca

Carlos M. Lizán

Carlos López Martín De Blas

Ignacio Mendoza

Carlos Menor Gómez

Jorge Muñoz Fuentes

Ana Prado Blanco

Javier Ramírez Iglesias

Introduction to the 2022 edition

ART.1 – PROMOTERS, PURPOSE AND VALIDITY PERIOD: on the initiative promoted by Iberian Legal Group, in order, among other things, to stimulate competition and the growth of the Ip&Tmt world, the “Ip&Tmt Spain” (by now the “event “) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the legal sector (a.k.a Ip&Tmt Law Firms and/or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) who have distinguished themselves for the activities carried out in the year 2021 (hereinafter the “Reference Period of Activities”).The Initiative is governed in the manner indicated below.

ART. 2 – METHOD OF PARTECIPATION AND SELECTION: participation in the Initiative is reserved for Ip&Tmt Law Firms and for Individual Lawyers and Professionals who have given their assistance with particular focus, in Spain, to domestic and international companies on the national territory in the Activity Reference Period (separately and jointly, hereinafter the “Participants”).
A. FIRST PHASE: IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS
Participants will be preliminarily identified and nominated through questionnaires; based on the results of the research carried out during the Activity Reference Period, Iberian Legal Group, will draw up the lists of Participants by inserting them into one or more of the following pre-determined categories:

Law firm of the year
Lawyer of the year
Law firm of the year IP
Lawyer of the year IP
Law firm of the year Patents
Lawyer of the year Patents
Law firm of the year Trademarks
Lawyer of the year Trademarks
Law firm of the year Copyright
Lawyer of the year Copyright
Law firm of the year Design
Lawyer of the year Design
Law firm of the year Art
Lawyer of the year Art
Law firm of the year Life Sciences
Lawyer of the year Life Sciences
Law firm of the year Advertising
Lawyer of the year Advertising
Law firm of the year Food
Lawyer of the year Food
Law firm of the year Fashion
Lawyer of the year Fashion
Law firm of the year Sport
Lawyer of the year Sport
Law firm of the year Civil Litigation
Lawyer of the year Civil Litigation
Law firm of the year Criminal Law
Lawyer of the year Criminal Law
Law firm of the year Digital Tech
Lawyer of the year Digital Tech
Law firm of the year TMT
Lawyer of the year TMT
Law firm of the year Information Technology
Lawyer of the year Information Technology
Law firm of the year Media
Lawyer of the year Media
Law firm of the year Telecommunication
Lawyer of the year Telecommunication
Law firm of the year Privacy
Lawyer of the year Privacy
Law firm of the year E-Sports
Lawyer of the year E-Sports
Sustainability Team of the year
Gender Equality Team of the year
Thought Leadership

b. SECOND PHASE: LIST OF THE FINALISTS: Iberian Legal Group will draw up a list of finalists based on the qualitative and quantitative research carried out from the moment the submissions are received to the time the finalists list is published. The list will be announced and published by April 13th, 2022.

c. THIRD PHASE: Iberian Legal Group will present the ranking list of the Finalists during the Jury meeting and will propose to the Jury the name of one Law Firm and one individual Professional as candidates for each category, motivating his/her vote.

The Jury, having received the lists of the finalists (a.k.a. “Law firms” and “Individual Lawyers and / or Professionals”) for each of the categories identified and after having listened to the vote pitch and the motivation from Iberian Legal Group, through their own vote (one vote per capita), will decide the winners to whom the recognition will be awarded. The Jury will be composed of:

– recognized experts from the corporate world in the sector;
– representative of Iberian Lawyer, appointed by Iberian Legal Group (even in the case of more than one representative, Iberian Legal Group will have the right to only one vote);
– any representatives of industry associations.

The Jury will be chaired by the representative of Iberian Legal Group.

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for the assignment of awards to the best “Law Firm” Finalists will be as follows:

1. transactions carried out (value and number) in the Reference Period of the Activities;
2. significant growth factors during the Activity Reference Period (eg promotions, hiring or leaving of new professionals, mergers or acquisitions with other international firms or networks, national or international expansion);
3. positioning and image

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for awarding the awards to the best “Single Lawyers and Professionals” Finalists will be as follows:
1. technical, legal and negotiating skills;
2. knowledge of business dynamics related to the product sector (industry);
3. commitment and ability to relate to the customer;4. professional reputation among colleagues.

ART. 3 – COMMUNICATION OF THE BEST FINALISTS AND AWARD CEREMONY: the communication of the names of the top finalists (a.k.a. “Law Firms” and “Individual Lawyers and Professionals”) for each of the categories identified, will be communicated during the Gala Evening.Iberian Legal Group reserves the right to promptly communicate to the Participants/Finalists further details regarding the modalities of participation and conduct of the Gala Evening.

ART. 4 – FORMALIZATION AND RETREIVING OF AWARDS: the awarding of recognition to the top Finalists (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) for each of the categories identified will be formalized by the Jury, through a representative identified by Iberian Legal Group, during the evening. The recognition will have no economic value, as it is a purely symbolic public recognition.

The formalization of the recognition will take place only towards the relative top Finalist (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals), for each category of reference, who must personally participate in the Evening and collect the recognition assigned to him/her.Failure to  retrieve  the recognition award during the evening by an institutional representative of the winners  in any category will be irrevocably understood as a waiver of the same, which, in this case, will be automatically assigned to the next top  Finalist of the corresponding category, classified immediately after the renouncing winner, and/or in any case will be irrevocably assigned by Iberian Legal Group in an indisputable way.

Iberian Legal Group authorizes the winners to utilize the image benefits resulting from obtaining the “Iberian Lawyer awards”.

Law firm of the year
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
ECIJA
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Grau & Angulo
Hogan Lovells
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year
Alejandro Angulo – Grau & Angulo
Almudena Arpón de Mendívil – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Antonio Castán – Elzaburu
Javier Fernández-Samaniego – EY
Agustín González – Uría Menéndez
Norman Heckh – Ramón y Cajal Abogados
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
João Miranda de Sousa – Garrigues
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance
Carolina Pina – Garrigues
Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

Law firm of the year IP
Abril & Jacobacci
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
ECIJA
Elzaburu
Eversheds Sutherland
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Grau & Angulo
Hogan Lovells
Intangibles
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Pons IP
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year IP
Alejandro Angulo – Grau & Angulo
Ana Castedo – Hogan Lovells
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Ignacio Temiño – Abril & Jacobacci
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA
Gonzalo Ulloa Suelves – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Law firm of the year Patents
Abril & Jacobacci
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
Elzaburu
Eversheds Sutherland
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Grau & Angulo
Hogan Lovells
Intangibles
Pellisé Abogados
Pérez-Llorca
Pons IP
Santiago Mediano Abogados
Sol Muntañola Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Patents
Jesús Arribas – Grau & Angulo
Raúl Bercovitz – Santiago Mediano Abogados
Kiko Carrión – Eversheds Sutherland
Eduardo Castillo – Pérez-Llorca
Antonio Castán – Elzaburu
Ana Castedo – Hogan Lovells
Jean Devaureix – Pons IP
João Miranda de Sousa – Garrigues
Javier Huarte – Grau & Angulo
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
Manuel Lobato – Bird & Bird
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Alejandro Negro – Cuatrecasas
Fernando Ortega – Abril & Jacobacci
David Pellisé – Pellisé Abogados
Mario Sol – Sol Muntañola Abogados
Ignacio Temiño – Abril & Jacobacci

Law firm of the year Trademarks
Abril & Jacobacci
Ballester IP
Bird & Bird
Ceca Magán Abogados
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
Eversheds Sutherland
Grau & Angulo
Intangibles
Metricson
Pérez-Llorca
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Pons IP
Santiago Mediano Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Trademarks
Alejandro Angulo – Grau & Angulo
Estefanía Asensio Vecchio – Metricson
Rosalía Ballester – Ballester IP
Eduardo Castillo – Pérez-Llorca
José Maríano Cruz – Eversheds Sutherland
Salvador Diaz – Abril & Jacobacci
Carmen González Candela – Pons IP
Silvia Hernández – Santiago Mediano Abogados
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance
Alejandro Negro – Cuatrecasas
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Ignacio Temiño – Abril & Jacobacci

Law firm of the year Copyright
Abril & Jacobacci
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Ceca Magán Abogados
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Grau & Angulo
Metricson
Pellisé Abogados
Pérez-Llorca
Santiago Mediano Abogados
Sol Muntañola Abogados
Uría Mendéndez

Lawyer of the year Copyright
Vicente Arias – Eversheds Sutherland
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Ruben Canales – Abril & Jacobacci
Juan Cuerva – Clifford Chance
Andy Ramos Gil de la Haza – Pérez-Llorca
Agustín González – Uría Menéndez
Ignacio Marqués – Grau & Angulo
Santiago Mediano – Santiago Mediano Abogados
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Mireia Paricio – Ceca Magán Abogados
David Pellisé – Pellisé Abogados
Carola Pina – Garrigues
Mario Sol – Sol Muntañola Abogados
Helena Suárez – ECIJA
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Design
Abril & Jacobacci
Bird & Bird
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Grau & Angulo
Pellisé Abogados
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle

Lawyer of the year Design
Jordi Camó – Grau & Angulo
Salvador Diaz – Abril & Jacobacci
Maite Ferrándiz – Grau & Angulo
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
David Pellisé – Pellisé Abogados
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Life Sciences
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
Eversheds Sutherland
Faus & Moliner
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Grau & Angulo
Legal Army
Metricson
Pérez-Llorca
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Pons IP
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Life Sciences
Catalina Lara Alhambra – Pons IP
Estefanía Asensio Vecchio – Metricson
Kiko Carrión – Eversheds Sutherland
Eduardo Castillo – Pérez-Llorca
Marta González – Eversheds Sutherland
Javier Huarte – Grau & Angulo
José Miguel Lissén – Bird & Bird
Natalia Martos Díaz – Legal Army
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Teresa Paz-Ares – Uría Menéndez

Law firm of the year Advertising
Abril & Jacobacci
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Pellisé Abogados
Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Uría MenéndezWatson Farley & Williams

Lawyer of the year Advertising
Vicente Arias – Eversheds Sutherland
Natalia Martos Díaz – Legal Army
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Jorge Llevat – Cuatrecasas
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Carolina Montero – Abril & Jacobacci
David Pellisé – Pellisé Abogados
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Food
Clifford Chance
Eversheds Sutherland
Grau & Angulo
Intangibles
Pons IP
Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Uría Menéndez
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Lawyer of the year Food
Jesús Arribas – Grau & Angulo
Antonio de Maríano – Ramón y Cajal Abogados
Marta González – Eversheds Sutherland
Ignacio Marqués – Grau & Angulo
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance

Law Firm of the year Fashion
Abril & Jacobacci
ECIJA
Grau & Angulo
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Pons IP
Santiago Mediano Abogados

Lawyer of the year Fashion
Alejandro Angulo – Grau & Angulo
Jordi Camó – Grau & Angulo
Amparo del Rio Aragó – Pons IP
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Ignacio Temiño – Abril & Jacobacci
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Sport
Cuatrecasas
ECIJA
ERG Sports Law & Arbitration
Garrigues
Grau & Angulo
PwC

Lawyer of the year Sport
Jesús Arribas – Grau & Angulo
João Miranda de Sousa – Garrigues
Alejandra Matas Brancós – PwC
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA
Cristina Villasante – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Civil Litigation
Abril & Jacobacci
Ballester IP
Clifford Chance
Deloitte Legal
Elzaburu
Eversheds Sutherland
Grau & Angulo
Intangibles
Pérez-Llorca
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Pons IP
Santiago Mediano Abogados

Lawyer of the year Civil Litigation
Alejandro Angulo – Grau & Angulo
Rosalía Ballester – Ballester IP
Antonio Castán – Elzaburu
Eduardo Castillo – Pérez-Llorca
José Maríano Cruz – Eversheds Sutherland
Juan Cuerva – Clifford Chance
Jose Carlos Erdozain – Pons IP
Alejandra Matas Brancos – PwC
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Ignacio Temiño – Abril & Jacobacci

Law firm of the year Criminal Law
Abril & Jacobacci
Eversheds Sutherland
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Uría Menéndez
Garrigues
Pérez-Llorca

Lawyer of the year Criminal Law
Fernando Ortega – Abril & Jacobacci
José Pedro Alberca – Eversheds Sutherland
Jordi Camó – Grau & Angulo
Eva María Ochoa – Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle
Juan Palomino – Pérez-Llorca
Antonio Castán – Elzaburu
Sandra Iglesias Babío- Garrigues

Law firm of the year Digital Tech
Abril & Jacobacci
Ceca Magán Abogados
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Grau & Angulo
Intangibles
Uría Menéndez
Clifford Chance
Metricson
Pons IP
PwC
Ramon y Cajal Abogados

Lawyer of the year Digital Tech
Vicente Arias – Eversheds Sutherland
Violeta Arnaiz Medina – Pons IP
Estefanía Asensio Vecchio – Metricson
Rubén Canales – Abril & Jacobacci
Juan Cuerva – Clifford Chance
Fernando Fernández-Miranda – PwC
Ingrid González – Ceca Magán Abogados
Paul Handal – ECIJA
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Sergio Miralles – Intangibles
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Mireia Paricio – Ceca Magán Abogados
Sonia Santos – Grau & Angulo

Law firm of the year TMT
Baker McKenzie
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Garrigues
Hogan Lovells
Osberne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year TMT
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Gonzalo F. Gallego – Hogan Lovells
Javier Marzo – Garrigues
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Pablo González-Espejo García – Uría Menéndez
Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons
Rafael García Del Poyo – Osberne Clarke
Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal
Vicente Arias Maíz – Eversheds Sutherland

Law firm of the year Information Technology
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Ceca Magán Abogados
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
Dla Piper
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
EY
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Hogan Lovells
Osberne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
PwC
Ramon y Cajal Abogados

Lawyer of the year Information Technology
Albert Agustinoy – Cuatrecasas
Vicente Arias Maíz – Eversheds Sutherland
Almudena Arpón De Mendívil – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons
Fernando Fernandez-Miranda – PwC
Javier Fernández-Samaniego – EY
Rafael García Del Poyo – Osberne Clarke
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal
Joaquin Muñoz – Bird & Bird
Carolina Pina – Garrigues
Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal
Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA
Lidia Vidal Vallmanya – Pinsent Masons
Cristina Villasante – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Media
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Hogan Lovells
Pinsent Masons
Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Media
Almudena Arpón De Mendívil – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Vicente Arias Maíz – Eversheds Sutherland
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons
Juan Cuerva – Clifford Chance
Natalia Martos Díaz – Legal Army
Hugo Écija – ECIJA
Gonzalo F. Gállego – Hogan Lovells
Pablo González-Espejo García – Uría Menéndez
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Javier Marzo – Garrigues
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Pablo Mayor – Allen & Overy
Joaquin Muñoz – Bird & Bird
Ana I. Santamaría Dacal – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Law firm of the year Telecommunication
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
CMS
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Pinsent Masons
PwC
Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Telecommunication
Vicente Arias Maíz – Eversheds Sutherland
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons
Almudena Arpón De Mendívil – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Pablo González-Espejo García – Uría Menéndez
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Patricia Manca Diaz – PwC
Javier Marzo – Garrigues
Pablo Mayor – Allen & Overy
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero – Uría Menéndez
Xavier Múñoz – ECIJA
Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal
Javier Torre de Silva – CMS

Law firm of the year Privacy
Audens
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Ceca Magán Abogados
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
EY
Hogan Lovells
Osberne Clarke
Pérez-Llorca
Pinsent Masons
Ramon y Cajal Abogados

Lawyer of the year Privacy
Celia Bouzas – Eversheds Sutherland
Álvaro Bourkaib – Cuatrecasas
Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons
Andy Ramos Gil de la Haza – Pérez-Llorca
Rafael García Del Poyo – Osberne Clarke
Javier Fernández-Samaniego – EY
Gonzalo F. Gállego – Hogan Lovells
Ingrid González – Ceca Magán Abogados
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados
Marco Judel – Audens
Daniel López – ECIJA
José María Méndez – Baker McKenzie
Joaquin Muñoz – Bird & Bird
Mireia Paricio – Ceca Magán Abogados
Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal
Rodrigo González Ruiz – Deloitte Legal

Law firm of the year E-Sports
Auren Internaciona
Bird & Bird
Dla Piper
ECIJA
Pinsent Masons
Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year E-Sports
Carlos Rivadulla – ECIJA
Daniel López – ECIJA
Pablo González-Espejo García – Uría Menéndez
Joaquin Muñoz – Bird & Bird
Norman Heckh – Ramon y Cajal Abogados

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Mentioned by both the clients and the peers as a staple in the IP&TMT market, thanks to the experience and knowledge. The Firm, born in Spain, can nowadays count on an international network build through the years all around the world.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance

Its leading position in the IP & TMT field is recognised throughout the Spanish market. Competitors and customers appreciate his undisputed expertise, pragmatism and his “sharp mind”.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR IP

Elzaburu

The IP firm has an active litigation practice, specialized in patent, trademark, copyright and criminal prosecutions. The firm’s client base ranges from small companies and start-ups to large international corporations in both the public and private sectors.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR IP

Miquel Montañá – Clifford Chance

The professional is recognised as a top choice for companies bringing patent and trademark infringement actions. He also handles litigation and copyright, especially in technology-heavy and pharmaceutical sectors.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TMT

Hogan Lovells

Clients are quick to describe Hogan Lovells’ service as one of the best the TMT practices in Spain. They usually represent clients from the life sciences, media, food and drink and technology industries.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TMT

Paloma Bru – Pinsent Masons

She is head of the TMT practice of the firm, and she specializes in privacy, cybersecurity, telecommunication, and commercial advice in the technology sector. She defines herself as a technology litigator not only in the TMT sector, but also IP in the frame of IT service.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PATENTS

Grau & Angulo

The Firm activity on patents is remarkable, they assisted several multinational and their success in Spain on a very important controversy has led the way in other European major countries.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PATENTS

Eduardo Castillo – Pérez-Llorca

Recently moved to the Firm as a Partner of the IP&TMT practice, he brought an experience of 25 years in the matter. In the last few years, he specialized in the litigation in the industrial areas of chemistry, life sciences and technology.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TRADEMARKS

Jacobacci & Abril

The Firm defended the instance of a well-known fashion multinational in a very important trademark dispute regarding the entire trademark registration in Spain, one of the most important markets for the client.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TRADEMARKS

Dulce Miranda – Deloitte Legal

Head of practice of Digital Right of her Law Firm, she’s specialized in Patents, Trademarks, IT, and e-commerce. Her skills were valued by peers, independent observatory, and Europeans public bodies.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR COPYRIGHT

ECIJA

The Firm managed a large amount of copyright deals for important clients in a lot of different industries like Energy, Telecommunications, Audio-visual, Fashion and Sport.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR COPYRIGHT

Santiago Mediano – Santiago Mediano Abogados

He’s very active in the copyright infringement proceedings in the most various industries like movies, music, books, and consulting. His activity led to protect the best his Spanish and International client’s interest in Spain.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR DESIGN

Pellisé Abogados

The Law Firm has a long story in the IP&TMT market and is recognised both by the market and the competitors as an excellence in defending both immaterial assets and client’s interest by a great knowledge and experience

LAWYER OF THE YEAR DESIGN

Maite Ferrándiz – Grau & Angulo

The professional represented an important European brand before the EU Trademarks in a claim issued by some Spanish companies, winning the proceeding for her client thanks to her proven experience and knowledge in industrial design matters.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ART

Santiago Mediano Abogados

The firm assisted one of the most renowned Spanish singers in negotiating the sale of the artist’s catalogue of more than 150 musical works, including albums, multiple collaborations, and soundtracks.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES

Eversheds Sutherland

During the year, the firm has provided key clients with life sciences regulatory and commercial capabilities, especially regarding authorisation and pricing matters for biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES

Marta González – Eversheds Sutherland

She is a Partner and head of practice of the IP department. In the last 12 months, she’s been especially active in the pharmaceutical sector and patent matters, demonstrating competence and mastery in her field of work.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ADVERTISING

ECIJA

The Firm advised very important sports club and leagues on strategic deals in the advertising and its efforts are leading the market in the transition on new kind of media and advertising, doing a valuable pathfinding work in the new legal ecosystems.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ADVERTISING

Natalia Martos Díaz – Legal Army

Founder and CEO of her innovative legal boutique, she’s very specialized in IP&TMT practices. She’s very valued by the market of new-tech and her competitors.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR FOOD

Clifford Chance

The firm has been active in civil and criminal trademark infringements for important clients, active in the food and drinks market. In the words of a satisfied customer: “Clifford has the perfect combination of legal skills, commercial approach and human touch”.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR FOOD

Marta González – Eversheds Sutherland

Her practice focuses on patent infringements, unfair competition, and product liability matters. During the research period she emerged as a top player in the food sector, successfully concluding one of the most controversial cases in Spain.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR FASHION

Pons IP

The law firm has proven once again, his leading position of national reference in the fashion sector. During the research period, its excellent team has been able to successfully carry out highly complex operations.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR FASHION

Ignacio Temiño – Jacobacci & Abril

He led a very important controversy defending a well-known fashion brand on a trademark litigation over the brand firm all over the Spanish market, one of the most important for the client.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SPORT

Grau & Angulo

Widely recognised as one of the leading IP law firms in Spain, the professionals have a brilliant track record in all sport matters.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SPORTS

Alejandro Touriño – ECIJA

He supported one of the best Spanish football teams on the main sponsorship agreement and assignment rights to land in the cryptocurrencies market.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CIVIL LITIGATION

Pérez-Llorca

The Firm’s litigation team is wide specialized and multifunctional, and its expertise is recognized by a good favourable judgments’ ratio in various areas brought before the civil, the contentious and the commercial courts.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Antonio Castán – Elzaburu 

He has an experience of more than 35 years of civil and criminal litigation. His proven experience is recognized by a long academic activity through the years in various Spanish universities.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL LAW

Jacobacci & Abril

Their knowledge on the matter is proven by defending their clients’ interest in various controversial in trademarks, copyright, and patent infringements in the most various industries like fashion, entertainment, and energy.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL LAW

Antonio Castán – Elzaburu

He has a wide experience and knowledge of the criminal law proceeds in various practices like industrial property, copyright, and unfair competition.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR DIGITAL TECH

ECIJA

The Firm is well known in new technologies and media market, assisting the most important clients in the world on controversies and agreement in the new implication of the digital economy.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR DIGITAL TECH

Violeta Arnaiz Medina – Pons IP

Violeta is an experienced IP lawyer specialized in civil litigation, negotiation and strategic advice in the media and entertainment industries. In the last 12 months, she’s been successfully involved in digital tech, copyright, and trademark matters

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

PwC

The Firm is specialized in IT assistance to their client, proven by the support given to several well-known multinational in the telecommunication industry to implement. theirs IT projects. They prevented litigation on AI implementation projects and mitigation on data protection risks

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Javier Fernández-Samaniego – EY

He has a wide knowledge and experience on IT matters, recognized by both clients and competitors. He has a pragmatic approach on the problems with a view on legal and regulatory matters.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR MEDIA

Baker McKenzie

The Firm is acknowledged both by the market and by the peers as one of the best law firms on the media and IT practices. They also make a great work in specialized communication on the matter by interesting and innovative podcasts on their website.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR MEDIA

Hugo Écija – ECIJA

As founder of the Firm, he has a proven ability to deal with new technologies and media. Recently has supervised a very important deal in a litigation case assisting one of the most known media companies in the world.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TELECOMMUNICATION

PwC

The Firm is very experienced in the Telecommunication field; their specialization is proven by major issues they faced in that field consulting well known multinational Telecommunication companies in their legal matters in Spain in an innovative way.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TELECOMMUNICATION

Raúl Rubio – Deloitte Legal

According to the market opinion, the professional is a leader with a fantastic business-oriented focus. He is specialized in regulatory in the telecom sector, as well as in data protection, IT and advertising.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PRIVACY

Pinsent Masons

The Firm has a proven ability to deal with privacy matters, testified by very important clients followed by the firm on this matter in many industries like energy, oil and gas, retail, and real estate.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PRIVACY

Rafael García Del Poyo – Osborne Clarke

He is very active in the industries of new technologies and media, and was recognized both by clients and peers as an excellence in data protection and privacy, assisting many public bodies in Spain and all over the Europe.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR E-SPORTS

ECIJA

The Firm assisted several entities, well-known Spanish clubs, and leagues, to the transition in the NFTs market, strategic for the digitalization of the brands and reaching new markets to benefit from new forms of earnings.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR E-SPORTS

Carlos Rivadulla – ECIJA

He has a great experience and know how in new technologies recognized both by the market and the competitors.

GENDER EQUALITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

Pons IP

One of the most recognised IP boutiques in the Spanish market, 76% of the entire team is made up of women, all with an excellent level of seniority considering that 86% are partners.

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