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DWF-RCD Associates

JosuIbarzabal

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Associate

Experience

Josu has over fifteen years of experience advising domestic and multinational companies on their legal needs. As a lawyer in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department, he primarily provides comprehensive advice to technology-driven entrepreneurs and startups, guiding his clients throughout all stages of a project’s lifecycle.

With a wealth of M&A experience, he has advised domestic and international companies on joint ventures, funding rounds, and share purchase agreements.

A fine example of his practice can be found in the regulatory realm, where he has taken an active part in authorizing and registering a variety of entities with the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), including management companies (SGEIC), venture capital firms (ECR), crowdfunding platforms (PFP), and investment service firms (ESI).

Before joining DWF-RCD, he was a partner and head of the Corporate Law Department at CIALT Asesores.


OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • Company and vice-company secretary for a variety of enterprises
  • Author of various publications in sector-related press
  • Member of final examination committees for the LLM Master’s degree at the IE Business School
  • Former professor in the Master’s degree for Access to the Legal Profession at CEU San Pablo University and in the Master’s degree in Corporate Insolvency at CEU San Pablo University


Education

  • Law Degree, University of the Basque Country (UPV)
  • Postgraduate degree in Tax Consultancy, Chamber of Commerce of Gipuzkoa
  • Master’s Degree in Legal Business Consulting, IE Business School

Awards and recognitions

2020
BEST LAWYERS

  • Technology Law