Ricard Gené

Ricard Gené is Joint Managing Partner of the Barcelona office and a partner in the Commercial Department. He has spent most of his professional career with the Firm and was the first Managing Partner of the Madrid office.

He focuses on corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, real estate issues and contracts in the distribution, commercial agency and franchising segments.

His experience includes, among other areas, advising on the sale or acquisition of businesses, expansion and restructuring operations, the sale and purchase of assets and business lines, and contractual procedures in the real estate sector, including the sale, purchase and lease of commercial premises and office buildings.

He is experienced in advising on foreign investments by multinationals setting up business in Spain through subsidiaries, branches or the acquisition of existing companies, as well as helping Spanish companies to expand abroad, in association with lawyers from other countries. He has been involved in many operations of this kind, including the establishment of subsidiaries, joint ventures and strategic alliances in other countries.

He is widely recognised for his experience in the field of commercial distribution and franchising, having been involved in both the creation and expansion of networks through international distribution, multifranchising and master franchising agreements.

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Degree in Law from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Postgraduate studies in Administrative Law.

Spanish, Catalan, English and French, with a knowledge of German, Italian and Slovenian.

Barcelona Bar Association

Member of the International Distribution Institute (IDI Project)

Member of the Societat Catalana d'Estudis Jurídics (I.E.C.)