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DWF-RCD Partners

DavidVilla

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Partner

Experience

David has extensive experience in offering legal advice in the field of innovation. He is an expert in M&A, corporate law and intellectual property, and his legal practice includes advising start-ups and entrepreneurs as well as investors on a variety of legal and strategic aspects, including the preparation, negotiation and execution of private equity transactions, financing, venture capital, sales of companies, cryptoasset emissions, corporate venturing, defining and implementing protection policies for legal ownership of intangible assets, and negotiating agreements to relinquish industrial and intellectual property rights (especially software licences).

David advises a wide range of clients, including leading start-ups and entrepreneurs from the e-commerce, Fintech, ICT and Life Sciences, investing funds, business accelerators and investors, Family groups and corporations.


OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • Secretary of the Board of Directors of technology-based companies and investment companies and Foundations Trustees
  • Regular speaker in courses and at conferences on entrepreneurship, investment processes, sales of companies, Fintech, incentive plans and protection of intangible assets

Education

  • Law Degree, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
  • Master’s Degree in Legal and Tax Advice, EADA Business School Barcelona

Awards and recognitions

2022
LEADERS LEAGUE

  • Private Equity - Advisory

  • BEST LAWYERS
    • Private Equity Law
    • FinTech Practice - Lawyer of the Year
    • Venture Capital Law

    • 2021
      CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2021
      • Private Equity: Venture Capital

      • LEADERS LEAGUE
        • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
        • Intellectual Property: Copyright & Design Law
        • Private Equity Transactions

        • BEST LAWYERS
          • Private Equity Law
          • FinTech Practice
          • Venture Capital Law

          • 2020
            CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2020
            • Private Equity: Venture Capital

            • LEADERS LEAGUE
              • Health, Pharma & Biotechnology
              • Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright Litigation

              • BEST LAWYERS
                • Private Equity Law

                • 2019
                  CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2019
                  • Private Equity: Venture Capital

                  • BEST LAWYERS
                    • Private Equity

                    • LEADERS LEAGUE
                      • Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright Litigation
                      • Private Equity

                      • TTR / EXPANSIÓN
                        • Ranked among the most active legal advisors in M&A and Private Equity

                        • 2018
                          TTR / EXPANSIÓN
                          • Ranked among the most active legal advisors in M&A and Private Equity