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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 centres 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
  • Former 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
  • Co-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

2023
LEADERS LEAGUE

  • Private Equity – Advisory

  • BEST LAWYERS
    • Administrative Law
    • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
    • Corporate and M&A Law
    • FinTech Practice
    • Health Care Law
    • Information Technology Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • Investment Funds
    • Privacy & Data Protection Law
    • Private Equity Law
    • Venture Capital Law

    • 2022
      CHAMBERS FINTECH
      • FinTech Legal

      • LEADERS LEAGUE
        • Private Equity – Advisory

        • BEST LAWYERS
          • Venture Capital
          • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
          • Investment Funds
          • Corporate and M&A
          • Information Technology Law
          • Private Equity
          • FinTech Practice
          • Intellectual Property Law
          • Privacy & Data Protection Law

          • 2021
            CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2021
            • Life Sciences: Regulatory
            • Private Equity: Venture Capital

            • CHAMBERS FINTECH
              • FinTech Legal

              • LEADERS LEAGUE
                • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
                • Innovation, Technology & Telecom: Technology and Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
                  • Intellectual Property: Copyright & Design Law, Trademark Litigation and Patent Litigation
                  • Venture Capital
                  • Private Equity Transactions

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

                    • 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

                              • IAM PATENT
                                • Patent Transactions

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

                                    • 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