Number: 116
Date: 4 July 2022
Number: 115
Date: 6 June 2022
Number: 114
Date: 3 May 2022
Number: 113
Date: 1 April 2021
The winners of the Iberian Lawyer IP&TMT Spain Awards 2022 were announced during the gala ceremony held at the Wellington Hotel in Madrid, on 12 May 2022. Once again, the IP&TMT Awards recognised the excellence among Spanish professionals active in this area.
The winners were the following:
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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