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Bronze - Individuals: litigation
One of Spain’s most illustrious firms and a go-to for generic pharmaceutical companies, Grau & Angulo is home to a deep bench of legally and technically adept lawyers who “always go the extra mile”. Namesake Alejandro Angulo sets the tone from the top: with a command of five languages and a gift for weaving compelling arguments, he hits all the right notes in cross-border disputes. He has recently been representing American company Two Way Media against Telefónica in multifaceted enforcement, infringement, nullity and revocation proceedings concerning a live streaming programme. Working alongside him on this matter are Jesús Arribas and Ana-Laura Morales. Arribas is a technical renaissance man who has also been busy of late designing effective global enforcement plans for audio technologies; while Morales is a fine choice for clever pre-litigation strategies. The “friendly and collaborative” Ignacio Marqués is “incredibly helpful in pan-European disputes – he explains legal issues to non-lawyers perfectly and communicates extremely well”. Javier Huarte and Ignacio Pontijas are the stars of the life sciences division. Polished litigator Huarte “always finds reliable and inventive solutions, regardless of how difficult the problem is. He knows the patent legislation inside out, never gets lost in the detail and performs outstandingly in court. He is business oriented too, and provides strategic recommendations that are totally in line with a company’s commercial goals”. IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Pontijas is “an exceptional lawyer with an incredible understanding of issues in the pharmaceutical industry. He digs into the detail and never leaves a single element of a case unobserved”.