RCD is a law firm specialized in venture capital and private equity. It’s one of the most active legal advisors in the transactional market.


COMPREHENSIVE ADVICE TO COMPANIES AND INVESTORS
The firm has extensive experience in advising companies and investors from industries such as Information Technology (ICT), Energy or Biotechnology, among others.


The firm’s venture capital area offers a comprehensive and specialized service.


Advice to investors and venture capital entities:
• Creation of investment vehicles
• Advice on regulatory compliance, especially before the CNMV
• Negotiation of investment transactions and sale of companies participated by venture capital


Advice to companies:
• Initial or seed financing rounds with participation of business angels
• Investments in which capital funds participate
• Sales and / or divestment operations (mergers and / or acquisitions)
• Flotations (continuous market, alternative stock market...)


RCD is one of the fastest growing firms and is among the leading Spanish firms. Likewise, it is highlighted every year by the most prestigious international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners or Legal 500.


RCD is located in the financial districts of Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, from which it covers the entire Iberian market. The firm also has an international focus and provides advice in various jurisdictions thanks to an extensive network of alliances and best friends agreements with top-level foreign firms.


  • Area of Activity
  • Transaction Advisory Services
  • Corporate Finance
  • Lawyers
  • Company type
  • Professional Services
Office
Escoles Pies, 102
Barcelona, Barcelona 08017, ES
P: 93 503 48 68
E: rcd@rcd.legal.com
Office
Serrano, 116
Madrid, Madrid 28006, ES
P: 91 758 39 06
Office
Moratín 17
Valencia , Valencia 46002, ES
P: 96 113 44 68

RCD’s greatest asset is a team made up of 32 partners and 200 professionals offering close advice, focused on the needs of customers and with great legal and market knowledge. Many of its professionals have experience and international baggage.

Specialization in M & A and Venture Capital:
The firm's professionals have extensive experience in corporate law, restructuring, drafting commercial contracts, M&A transactions and advising on good governance practices.


Venture Capital:
Advice to investors and venture capital entities:
• Creation of investment vehicles
• Advice on regulatory compliance, especially before the CNMV
• Negotiation of investment transactions and sale of companies participated by venture capital


Advice to companies:
• Initial or seed financing rounds with participation of business angels
• Investments in which capital funds participate
• Sales and / or divestment operations (mergers and / or acquisitions)
• Flotations (continuous market, alternative stock market...)


Mergers and Acquisitions (M & A):
• Advice on the definition of investment and divestment strategies
• Support and advice in the sale and acquisition of businesses or business groups
• Restructuring and Joint Ventures
• Legal, tax and labor Due Diligence
• Establishment and incorporation of subsidiaries and branches abroad


Contract Law
• Advising and drafting of all types of commercial contracts


Corporate finance
• Design and implementation of refinancing and debt restructuring operations


Corporate law
• Comprehensive advice to companies, family businesses and other legal entities in all the phases of its activities, including planning, designing and advising on the constitution of corporate structures and drafting shareholders agreements
• Continuous advice to the management and corporate administration bodies

Pioneers in creating the first legal department dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship
The firm was pioneer in the creation of the first legal department in Spain dedicated to Innovation and Entrepreneurship and offers comprehensive advice to start-ups and projects developed with a strong technological component.


Recognition in the market
In the first semester of 2017, RCD has been highlighted as the second most active firm in the Venture Capital market across Europe according to Pitchbook’s ranking. In addition, since 2015, it has been the main advisor for volume of operations in the venture capital market, according to the prestigious Transactional Track Record (TTR) ranking. Likewise, in the field of mergers and acquisitions, the firm is consolidated in the top-10 of the most active firms (TTR and Bloomberg).


RCD is highlighted every year by the most prestigious international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners or Legal 500. Some of the mentions received:


“My impression is of an efficient firm that works hard, always providing solid and feasible solutions”
Chambers & Partners, 2017
“The firm can take a multidisciplinary approach to issues, with very talented professionals in different areas”
Chambers & Partners, 2017
“Widely recognised as an excellent choice”
Chambers & Partners, 2016
“The lawyers understand us very well; they know our objectives and our way of working, and they interpret and know how to respond to what we do”
Chambers & Partners, 2015

RCD advises private investors (business angels), venture capital firms, private companies and public entities.


The firm advises on investment operations in multiple sectors such as Energy, Biotechnology or Information and Communication Technologies (ICT); among others.


With offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, RCD serves the entire Iberian market and advises on transnational matters thanks to a wide network of alliances and best friends agreements in the most strategic markets.

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