LAWYERS C.V.
Ralph A. Smith MBE

International Counsel
Office:
Madrid 

Tel.: (+34) 91 582 91 00 
Fax: (+34) 91 582 91 14 


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International Counsel. Ralph joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1998.

Education and professional career:

  • Degree and Masters in Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK 1982-1986.
  • Chemical and Process Engineer, Unilever Research, Bedford, UK 1986-1987.
  • Intellectual Property Department, Bristows, Cooke & Carpmael, London 1987-1993.
  • York College of Law: CPE / Solicitors’ final exams 1989-1991.
  • Intellectual Property Department, Dibb Lupton Alsop 1993-1998.
  • Homologation Course for European Community Lawyers San Pablo CEU, Madrid 1998-1999.

Specialisations

 

Intellectual Property; Technology law; Media; Privacy and Data Law; Cross-border litigation and transactions in General.

Selected case experience

  • ITV Global Entertainment -v- Europroducciones, S.L. 2010.
  • Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones & ors. -v- Hello Limited, Hola, S.A. & ors. Ch.D. 2003.

 

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

  • Solicitor and member of the Law Society of England and Wales since 1993.
  • Abogado admitted to practise at the Madrid Bar since 1999.
  • INTA; AIPPI; TIPLO.

Awards

 

MBE: Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 1 January 2015 for services to the British Embassy and the British Community in Spain.

 

Languages

 

English, Spanish