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Diego Gutiérrez González-Palacios

Partner.

[email protected]

Education

Degree in Law with Specialization in EU law from Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid. Diploma in Legal and Economic Studies of the European Union from the Collège des Hautes Études Européennes, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.LLM in European and International Law from the Catholic University of Lueven (Belgium). Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law from the King’s College London.

Experience

Prior to founding GAVELS Abogados with Rosario Vitola in 2010, Diego worked as legal counsel for a multinational company (Actaris Metering Systems, now Itron) at its corporate headquarters in Brussels and at the legal department of Indra Sistemas, an Ibex35 listed company, in Madrid.

He has also worked as associate at the law firm Alzaga, García Palencia, Sánchez-Terán & Asociados (Iberforo-Madrid) and at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. Diego is also an external legal expert for DG GROW, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Practice Areas

Diego provides advice in several practice areas, and in particular, on the following:

Commercial Law (Corporate and Contracts)

Incorporation of companies; shareholder agreements; boards of directors secretarial issues as secretary of the Board of Directors of several companies; corporate restructuring (transformations, mergers, spin-offs, global transfers of assets and liabilities); share purchase agreements and asset purchases; commercial contracting in general; international contracts; joint ventures; strategic alliances; consumer law and internal market regulations.

Real Estate and Planning Law

Diego has experience of all manner of real estate activities, providing expert advice across all areas: construction and promotion; external financing; investment; acquisition and sale of properties and real estate assets (including but not limited to transactions with institutional and/or private investors, real estate funds and private clients, due diligence and financing procedures); management and operation of real estate assets and execution procedures. Planning.

Competition Law

Advice on administrative procedures before domestic and European competition authorities for infringement of competition rules (restrictive agreements, cartels and abuse of a dominant position); clemency procedures; development of protocols for inspections of the national competition authority (National Commission on Markets and Competition) (dawn raids); appeals before the National Courts; merger control advice; drafting of programs and guidelines for compliance with competition law.

Public Procurement

Advice on public procurement procedures, award of contracts and their execution; resolution of issues regarding contracts; administrative procedures and appeals before all types of administrative bodies (contracting bodies, public procurement appeals in the courts) and appeals.

IT

Advice on compliance with information society services and e-commerce regulations; drafting of contracts for development, licensing, resale and distribution of software; technological collaboration agreements; software protection and registration.

Investment Services Companies

Applications to National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMV) for the incorporation and authorization of investment services companies; advice on regulatory compliance regarding securities markets, periodic reporting obligations to the CNMV and internal organization requirements; supervision and advice for regulatory compliance departments of investment service companies, for risk management and internal audit, customer service and conflict of interest management units; advice on anti-money laundering and Central Bank of Spain regulations (SEPBLAC).

Languages

Spanish, English and French

Rosario Vitola Bianchi

Partner.

[email protected]os.com

Education

Degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (Dual French and Spanish Law Program). Extraordinary Degree Award. Degree in French Law from the University Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) (Dual French and Spanish Law Degree Program). First in class. LLM in Economic Law from the Free University of Brussels (ULB). Rosario has also completed various postgraduate courses.

Experience

Rosario began her professional career at the law firm Uría Menéndez (in Madrid, Brussels and Barcelona) and at Ramón & Cajal Abogados. In 2010, she founded GAVELS Abogados along with Diego Gutiérrez.

Rosario advises on Commercial Law, Real Estate and Planning Law, Telecommunications, Energy and Competition Law.

Practice Areas

Rosario provides advice on several practice areas, and in particular, on the following:

Commercial Law (Corporate and Contracts)

Incorporation of companies; shareholder agreements; boards of directors secretarial issues as secretary of the Board of Directors of several companies; corporate restructuring (transformations, mergers, spin-offs, global transfers of assets and liabilities); share purchase agreements and asset purchases; commercial contracting in general; international contracts; joint ventures; strategic alliances; consumer law and internal market regulations

Renewable energy

Advice on the development, construction and operation of renewable energy production facilities (including advice developers throughout all phases of development, construction and operation); contracts relating to the land required for the facilities, turnkey construction contracts, operation and maintenance contracts, management contract; contracts for acquisition of companies and projects, shareholder agreements; financing contracts; due diligence processes; administrative and contentious-administrative procedures in relation to energy, etc.

Real Estate and Planning Law

Rosario has experience of all manner of real estate activities, providing expert advice across all areas: construction and promotion; external financing; investment; acquisition and sale of properties and real estate assets (including, among others, transactions with institutional and/or private investors, real estate funds and private clients, due diligence and financing procedures); management and operation of real estate assets and execution procedures. Planning.

Telecommunications

Advice on numbering, in particular in relation to premium rate numbers (voice and message) and numbers for the provision of directory services; procedure for obtaining contracts with other operators; data protection regulations; information society services and-commerce legislation; consumer and user legislation, general contracting conditions; proceedings before the CNMC, competents bodies, etc.; administrative appeals; contentious-administrative procedures, etc.

Competition Law

Advice on administrative procedures before domestic and European competition authorities for infringement of competition rules (restrictive agreements, cartels and abuse of a dominant position); clemency procedures; development of protocols for inspections of the national competition authority (National Commission on Markets and Competition) (dawn raids); appeals before the National Courts; merger control advice; drafting of programs and guidelines for compliance with competition law.

Public Law

Advice on Public Law.

Intervention in any administrative procedure before the Administration, and contentious-administrative procedures.

Languages

Spanish, English and French

Publications

“¿Cuál sería el tratamiento que debería otorgarse a una hipoteca sujeta a condición suspensiva en una situación concursal?”. Revista de Derecho Concursal y Paraconcursal.

“Algunas consideraciones relativas a las consecuencias de la entrada en vigor del Reglamento 1400/2002”.  Noticias de la Unión Europea.

“La tipificación de determinados tipos de publicidad ilícita en la LCD”. Economist & Jurist.

 

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