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RCD Partners

IgnasiCostas

Partner
Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Head of International Relations

Experience

Ignasi is a founding member of the law firm. He is Head of International Relations and leads the Innovation and Entrepreneurship department, which includes the practices of entrepreneurial initiative, Venture Capital and the internationalization of companies.

Ignasi has extensive and comprehensive 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). He is a member of the Board of Directors of several technology-based companies and the author of different academic articles related to his areas of expertise. He also regularly speaks at a wide-range of Spanish universities.


OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • 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)
  • Speaker at private and public forums on venture capital and technology transfer
  • Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School

Education

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

Awards and recognitions

2019
CHAMBERS & 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
BEST LAWYERS
Venture Capital, Biotechnology Law, Investment Funds, Corporate and M&A, Information Technology Law, Private Equity
LEADERS LEAGUE
Health, Pharma & Biotechnology
Technologies, Internet & Telecommunications
Intellectual Property: Trademark Litigation, Trademark & Copyright, Patent Litigation

2018
CHAMBERS & 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 & 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 & PARTNERS EUROPE 2016
Intellectual Property, Investment Funds, Public Law, Life Sciences, Private Equity, TMT
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL 2016
Intellectual Property
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 & PARTNERS EUROPE 2015
Intellectual Property, Public Law, Life Sciences, Private Equity, TMT
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL 2015
Intellectual Property
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 & PARTNERS EUROPE 2014
Intellectual Property, Public Law, Life Sciences, Private Equity
BEST LAWYERS
Venture Capital, Biotechnology Law

2013
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2013
Intellectual Property, Public Law, Life Sciences
BEST LAWYERS
Venture Capital, Biotechnology Law

2012
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2012
Intellectual Property, Public Law, Life Sciences
BEST LAWYERS
Venture Capital

2011
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2011
Public Law, Life Sciences

2010
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2010
Life Sciences