Entertainment Law , Sports Law
Partner at ECIJA Abogados. Attorney with extensive experience in business, entertainment and sports law advising international and local individuals and companies within the Spanish market and cross border transactions. Previous job positions or professional collaborations includes KPMG Abogados, America’s Cup Management, Superleague Formula Ltd and FIFA.
In the sports and entertainment industry, Ricardo has acted and/or represented to all kind of stakeholders and professionals operating in the field of sport and entertainment, allowing him to have a broad knowledge on the operation of these industries in all its aspects (representation of athletes, broadcasters, networks, right-holders, sponsors, agencies, etc.).
In the commercial and IP field, Ricardo advises numerous national and international companies in contract negotiations and corporate law, as well as start-ups.
Established in the 1997 around lawyers with background in the US and UK law firms as a legal boutique specialized in Audiovisual Law and Intellectual Property. 20 years later, ECIJA has positioned itself in the top 10 of the Spanish legal sector, consolidating itself as one of the best multidisciplinary and independent law firms in the Spanish market, as accredited by the most prestigious international directories.
ECIJA strategic sector focused approach is clearly reflected through a first tier rank in TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms) and Intellectual Property Law where the firm is placed as a full service, in the most prestigious international legal rankings (Chambers Europe, Legal 500). Recent recognitions incudes Top 10 of Best business law firms in the Spanish market, number one law firm in TMT (according to Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Expansión for sixth year in a row) and Best Intellectual Property, Privacy and Data Protection firm in Spain according to Legal 500 2020.
ECIJA has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza, Pamplona and Canary islands (Las Palmas and Tenerife), with a multidisciplinary team of more than 40 partners and 180 professionals, with exceptional experience in their practice areas, qualified to work in different jurisdictions, with extensive knowledge of the different sectors in the national and international market.