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Able to support innovators in many meaningful ways, the IP team at Cuatrecasas works with agility across the contentious/non-contentious divide. On the patent side, it is particularly well versed in the life sciences industry and undertakes extensive advisory work for Champalimaud Foundation, which is engaged in cutting-edge biomedical research, as well as other clients such as Bene Farmacêutica, which it has recently counselled on patent infringement risk. In terms of recent developments, the group has intensified its focus on legal technology and created a new innovation project manager role to help identify ways to streamline its already efficiently run practice. Interested parties should seek out Sónia Queiróz Vaz, a partner with 20 years of experience and sharpened negotiation and enforcement skills and a business-focusedmindset.

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The Spanish branch of Cuatrecasas has unparalleled international reach, thanks to its seamless integration within the firm’s wider network, which encompasses Europe, Latin America, the United States and Asia. It is a repository of trust for both start-ups and industry heavyweights, and it fiercely protects and enforces their assets across the region. The man in charge in Barcelona is Jorge Llevat, a renowned litigator who has handled some of the country’s most prominent cases. He has recently been defending labware manufacturer Deltalab in an infringementdispute.

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