This is where it starts for most businesses. Not choosing the best vehicle for your project or investment is detrimental to its success. The right choice will depend on what plans you have for your business, but also on key issues such as tax and financing.

Plus the ever more complex and competitive scenario companies develop their activity in demands detailed knowledge of rights, obligations and responsibilities. We provide a full range of services, from start-ups to multinationals, from everyday counseling to special one-off transactions. 

How we help 

Corporate Law

  • Investment planning
  • Branches and subsidiaries
  • Activity licensing
  • Joint-ventures
  • Due diligence
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Incentives packages
  • Venture capital
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring


  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Agency
  • Concession and distribution
  • Franchising
  • IP licensing

Labour Law

Companies are the people who make them, that is why labour and employment issues stand always front and centre. Each country has very specific legislation in this area, so a deep understanding of the law is essential when advising foreign clients. Situations that are standard practice in one place may be completely different in another.

How we help

  • Drafting employment agreements for employees and directors;
  • Analysing the consequences of termination;
  • Drafting and revising company policies on a wide range of HR topics;
  • Advising on worker displacement within and outside the EU.
IP Law

Innovation makes the difference. Protection keeps you ahead. Planning prepares you for the future. Thriving companies are the ones that innovate, protect and have a strategy to exploit their IP.

Copyrights, trademarks, patents and industrial designs are what set good companies apart, but this is only part of the picture. Are you just being creative or is your creativity working for you?

How we help 


  • Delivery of registrability opinions
  • Performance of searches
  • Filing and maintenance of trademark applications before national and EU authorities, as well as international applications under the Madrid Protocol
  • Enforcement and challenging of trademark rights
  • Protection of IP rights on the Internet
  • Drafting licensing and sub-licensing agreements

Patents/ Industrial designs

  • Delivery of registrability opinions
  • Performance of searches
  • Filing and maintenance of patent applications before national authorities and the European Patent Office
  • Enforcement and challenging of patent rights
  • Drafting licensing and sub-licensing agreements


  • Protection of authorship
  • Copyright infringement
  • Licensing of copyright works

IT Law

Whether you create and develop IT products or services or just use them, legal issues will arise. Do you know how to comply with personal data protection laws? Does your website meet the legal requirements for e-commerce? Do you want to register a domain name? What is the best way to exploit your technology licenses?

We represent clients from a wide variety of sectors and industries such as associations of Internet companies, financial services, software makers, entertainment and media, or retail, all with different problems and challenges.

Our IT department works closely with other practice groups such as labour, tax and litigation, drawing significant input on matters such as confidentiality agreements, tax benefits or dispute resolution, that can deeply affect businesses and consumers.

How we help 


  • Escrow
  • Technology transfer
  • E-commerce contracts
  • Technology license and sub-license agreements

Data Protection

  • Data audit and protection
  • International data transfer
  • Data protection litigation

Internet Law

  • Protection of domain name rights
  • Domain name dispute resolution
  • E-commerce website audit (B2B and B2C)

Dispute Resolution

Cross border litigation is at the heart of our litigation practice. Companies rely on our work because we are able to draw on our extensive experience to deliver thorough analysis, balanced risk assessment and excellent coordination with in-house counsel.

We cover commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditor rights, product liability, labour and employment, IP, and arbitration, as well as key industries including transportation, construction, financial services or franchising.

For debt collection inquiries please visit our associate company AVCO Corporate Services here.

How we help 

  • Debt collection
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration

Sound, effective tax advice is crucial to adequately structure local and international transactions. This demands a comprehensive understanding of a company’s business and the expertise to come up with solutions. Our tax department works on a wide range of situations involving start-ups, spin-offs, mergers, real estate, group restructuring and tax controversy, often collaborating with other departments when tax issues are part of the picture.

How we help

  • Tax planning
  • Delivery of opinions
  • Due diligence
  • Litigation

Get In Touch With Us

  • Spain

    +34 91 420 24 27
    C/ Velázquez, 37 28001 Madrid

  • Portugal

    +351 213 550 187
    Av. da República, 41, 4º
    1050-187 Lisbon

  • Malaysia

    +603 273 19 219
    Level 35-02 (East Wing), QSentral 2A,Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur 50470

  • Italy

    +39 024 814 994
    Via Solferino, 7 20121 Milan

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