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DWF-RCD Partners

IgnasiCostas

Co-Managing Partner. Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Experience

Ignasi was a founding partner of Spanish firm RCD and is Co-Managing partner at DWF-RCD. He leads the Innovation and Entrepreneurship department, which includes the practice of start-ups, Venture Capital, Corporate Venturing, and academic spin-offs.

He has long and extensive experience in advising entrepreneurs and investors in the process of negotiations and strategic alliances. He has also collaborated with various public research centers and in the creation of knowledge-based companies (spin-offs).


OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • Member of the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession Advisory Board
  • CodeX Fellow at Stanford University
  • Member of the Board of Directors of several technology-based companies
  • Secretary of the Board of clusters and organizations related to innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee
  • Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association International Private Equity Committee (ABA)
  • Designated arbitrator by the Barcelona Arbitration Court
  • Author of different academic articles related to his areas of practice and knowledge
  • Speaker at a wide-range of Spanish universities
  • Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School

Education

  • Law Degree, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)
  • Master of Laws (LLM) University of California, Davis
  • Financial Analyst (CEFA), Institute of Financial Studies (IEF)
  • Degree in Advanced Studies (DEA) in Financial Law, University of Barcelona (UB)
  • Postgraduate studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard

Awards and recognitions

2020
CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2020

  • Life Sciences: Regulatory
  • Private Equity: Venture Capital

  • CHAMBERS FINTECH
    • FinTech Legal

    • LEGAL 500
      • Commercial, corporate and M&A
      • Health & Life Sciences
      • Intellectual Property: Trademarks
      • Private Equity
      • Public
      • TMT

      • LEADERS LEAGUE
        • Health, Pharma & Biotechnology
        • Technologies, Internet & Telecommunications
        • Technologies, Internet & Telecommunications: Technology and Digital Services
        • Intellectual Property: Trademark Litigation, Trademark & Copyright, Patent Litigation

        • BEST LAWYERS
          • Venture Capital
          • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice - Lawyer of the Year
          • Investment Funds
          • Corporate and M&A
          • Information Technology Law
          • Private Equity
          • FinTech Practice
          • Intellectual Property Law

          • 2019
            EXPANSIÓN 2019
          • Recognized among the Top 10 best lawyers in Spain

          • CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2019
            • Life Sciences: Regulatory
            • Private Equity: Venture Capital
            • Public Law
            • TMT: Information Technology

            • LEGAL 500
              • Commercial, corporate and M&A
              • Health & Life Sciences
              • Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright and Trademarks
              • Private Equity
              • Public
              • TMT

              • LEADERS LEAGUE
                • Health, Pharma & Biotechnology
                • Technologies, Internet & Telecommunications
                • Intellectual Property: Trademark Litigation, Trademark & Copyright, Patent Litigation
                • Venture Capital Transactions
                • Private Equity

                • BEST LAWYERS
                  • Venture Capital
                  • Biotechnology Law
                  • Investment Funds
                  • Corporate and M&A
                  • Information Technology Law
                  • Private Equity

                  • IAM PATENT
                    • Patent Transactions

                    • WHO’S WHO LEGAL
                      • Life Sciences: Regulatory

                      • 2018
                        CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2018
                        • Life Sciences
                        • Private Equity
                        • Public Law
                        • TMT

                        • BEST LAWYERS
                          • Venture Capital
                          • Biotechnology Law
                          • Corporate and M&A
                          • Investment Funds

                          • IAM PATENT
                            • Patent Transactions

                            • WHO’S WHO LEGAL
                              • Life Sciences: Transactional; Regulatory

                              • 2017
                                CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2017
                                • Investment Funds
                                • Public Law
                                • Life Sciences
                                • Private Equity
                                • TMT

                                • LEGAL 500
                                  • IP (Patents)
                                  • Healthcare and life sciences
                                  • TMT

                                  • BEST LAWYERS
                                    • Venture Capital
                                    • Biotechnology Law
                                    • Corporate and M&A

                                    • IAM PATENT
                                      • Patent Transactions

                                      • WHO’S WHO LEGAL
                                        • Life Sciences: Transactional; Regulatory

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

                                          • 2016
                                            CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS GLOBAL 2016
                                            • Intellectual Property

                                            • CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2016
                                              • Intellectual Property
                                              • Investment Funds
                                              • Public Law
                                              • Life Sciences
                                              • Private Equity
                                              • TMT

                                              • BEST LAWYERS
                                                • Venture Capital
                                                • Biotechnology Law
                                                • Corporate and M&A

                                                • IAM Patent
                                                  • Patent Transactions

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

                                                    • 2015
                                                      CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS GLOBAL 2015
                                                      • Intellectual Property

                                                      • CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2015
                                                        • Intellectual Property
                                                        • Public Law
                                                        • Life Sciences
                                                        • Private Equity
                                                        • TMT

                                                        • BEST LAWYERS
                                                          • Venture Capital
                                                          • Biotechnology Law

                                                          • IAM PATENT
                                                            • Patent Transactions

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

                                                              • 2014
                                                                CHAMBERS AND EUROPE 2014
                                                                • Intellectual Property
                                                                • Public Law
                                                                • Life Sciences
                                                                • Private Equity

                                                                • BEST LAWYERS
                                                                  • Venture Capital
                                                                  • Biotechnology Law

                                                                  • 2013
                                                                    CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2013
                                                                    • Intellectual Property
                                                                    • Public Law
                                                                    • Life Sciences

                                                                    • BEST LAWYERS
                                                                      • Venture Capital
                                                                      • Biotechnology Law

                                                                      • 2012
                                                                        CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2012
                                                                        • Intellectual Property
                                                                        • Public Law
                                                                        • Life Sciences

                                                                        • BEST LAWYERS
                                                                          • Venture Capital

                                                                          • 2011
                                                                            CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2011
                                                                            • Public Law
                                                                            • Life Sciences

                                                                            • 2010
                                                                              CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2010
                                                                              • Life Sciences