VILÁ, EDUARDO (Mr.) Managing Director
Born in Vic (Barcelona) in 1966. He studies Law at the Abad Oliba Foundation and the faculty of Law, graduating from the University of Barcelona in 1989. In September 1990, with a scholarship from the Foundation of La Caixa and the British Council, he is admitted to the Queen Mary and Westfield College, at the University of London, where in 1991 he obtains a master’s degree in International Business Law (LLM). He also gained a master’s degree in Urban Planning Law at the Abad Oliba Foundation and graduated from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona in Arbitration Law (1993). In 1991 he joins the Madrid office of the law firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, later practising in Barcelona. Between 1993 and 1995 he resides in Japan where he collaborates as a foreign associate lawyer in the Tokyo law firm, Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu. In 1995 he returns to Barcelona, where he resumes his position with Gómez-Acebo & Pombo until 1997, when he founded the law firm VILÁ, ABOGADOS.
Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Japanese.
VILLAVICENCIO GOULA, CARLA (Ms.) Lawyer
Born in Barcelona in 1986. Law degree and Master in Business Law at ESADE (2010). University exchange programme at the American University, Washington College of Law (2009). Lawyer in the Litigation and Arbitration Department of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (2010-2014). LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary, University of London (2015).
Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English and French.
ESTER LAÍN, HUGO (Mr.) Lawyer
Born in Zaragoza in 1989. Law degree at the University of Zaragoza (2013). He worked as a lawyer at a leading law firm dealing with Spanish law in Austria (2013-2016). He is member of the Spanish-German Lawyers Association.
Languages: Spanish, English and German.
BLANCO GUARDADO, PEDRO (Mr.) Lawyer
Born in Valencia in 1991. Law degree at the University of Valencia (2015) He participated in two exchange programs in Ryuukoku University in Kyoto, Japan (2013) and Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany (2014). He worked as a lawyer at the commercial and tax law department in a law firm in Valencia.
Languages:Spanish, Japanese, English, French and German.
MARTÍNEZ, MARC (Mr.)Lawyer
Born in Barcelona in 1989. Bachelor degree in Law and Master in Business Law at ESADE (2012). University exchange programme at Handelshögskolan in Goteborg (2011). Scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain as an Intern Legal Advisor in the Permanent Mission of Spain at the United Nations in New York, USA (2013). Master in International Business Law (IBL) at ESADE (2014-2015). Lawyer at the Corporate Law Department of Ernst & Young (2014-2015) and in the legal department of Vistra, focusing mainly on M&A and real estate (2015-2017).
Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English.
RONCEL OLBRICH, ANA SOFÍA (Ms.)Lawyer
Born in Sevilla in 1991, she has Spanish and German nationality. After finishing her studies at the German School of Warsaw (Willy Brandt Schule), where she obtains the German high school qualification (Abitur), she returns to Spain and finishes her Bachelor degree in Law at the University of Zaragoza in 2014. She obtains the Spanish compulsory master’s degree to become a lawyer and in February 2016 passes the state exam, and initiates a collaboration with a law firm in Zaragoza. She is member of the Spanish-German Lawyers Association.
Languages: Spanish, German and English.