INTERNET AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The weight of the IT sector on the worldwide economy, and on the Spanish economy in particular, has been increasing significantly in recent years. In this context, we have had the opportunity of advising the major multinationals of this sector, as well as national companies that have become the flag of the new economy in Spain.

We are especially aware of the specific weight and the responsibility of entrepreneurs in the IT sector. That is why we assume with new entrepreneurs the commitment of being for them a support that goes beyond the mere provision of professional services. A personal relationship and trust are essential in the most incipient business projects. Naturally, we believe in the IT sector as the motor of the Spanish economy, and we therefore act in consequence.

The companies of this sector seek full legal advice adapted to their needs. This implies that in the majority of cases we articulate multi-disciplinary teams to provide a response to this need demanded by our clients. As far as specific advice on new technologies is concerned, our principal areas of action are as follows:

  • Commercial advice on M&A transactions: we provide advice to both companies as well as venture capital funds in financing rounds, going public on the Alternative Stock Market (Mercado Alternativo Bursátil; MAB), venture debt facilities and merger and acquisition transactions focused on the internet and new technologies sector.
  • Legal advice and procedural defence (litigation and arbitration) to Spanish and foreign clients on the subject of intellectual and industrial property rights: trademarks, patents, designs, industrial secrets, know-how, etc.
  • Data Protection and Privacy: general advice, contracting, international transfers, privacy protocols, etc. We give support in all relations with institutions such as the Spanish Data Protection Agency and equivalent regional authorities.
  • E-Commerce and electronic contracts: determination of applicable law, electronic evidence, electronic payments, certification authorities, digital signatures, encryption, terms and conditions, consumer protection, taxation, data protection, etc.
  • Information systems and IT law: computer law, principally composed of actions associated with software protection, licensing agreements, hardware agreements and IT audits.
  • Integral advice on all technological outsourcing transactions.
DISTINCTIONS

chambers partners

"The communication was good, quick and direct."

"The lawyers have always been very available and have met stringent deadlines when needed."

The Chambers Europe 2016. TMT. Telecommunications

 

chambers partners

"The communication was good, quick and direct."

"The lawyers have always been very available and have met stringent deadlines when needed."

The Chambers Europe 2016. TMT. Media

 

chambers partners

Sources say: "The firm has an excellent reputation which is confirmed by the high quality of its work".

The Chambers Europe 2013. TMT

 

legal500logo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ "approach, understanding of clients’ businesses, easy communication and technical knowledge is worth paying for".

The Legal 500 2013. TMT

 

chambers partners

This Spanish firm has a broad TMT practice, advising local and international clients from the IT, media and telecoms sectors. It combines the expertise of its IP, IT and corporate teams to offer clients comprehensive knowledge and experience.

The Chambers Europe 2012. TMT

 

legal500logo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados provides "well thought out advice" and has "a deep knowledge of the Spanish market".

The Legal 500 2011. TMT