MartaDelgado Echevarría

Partner

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Marta Delgado has extensive experience in antitrust and intellectual property law and is recognized as a leading lawyer by clients and legal directories alike. For nearly 20 years she has advised foreign and domestic clients in a wide range of industries on all aspects of antitrust law, including M&A, cartels, abuse of a dominant position, distribution arrangements, licensing, state aids, and unfair competition. Marta also represents clients in matters regarding copyright, trademark, and patent rights, as well as in plant variety rights. She co-leads the Antitrust Practice and leads the Intellectual Property Practice for the Madrid Office.

Marta has strong experience in cartel cases and merger filings. In recent years she has represented clients such as Celgene, Chevron, IBM, Orange, Procter & Gamble, and Total.

Marta is recognized by Chambers, Best Lawyers, and The Legal 500 and has been praised by clients for being "a fantastic lawyer who gives great personal attention and resolves all our matters with common sense."

Marta is a member of the Academic Council and Board of Professors of the Master's in European Union Law at University Carlos III of Madrid.

Marta serves on Jones Day's Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement Committee and is vice president and secretary of the board of PWN Global, a nonprofit association of women professionals active in 29 cities worldwide. She has contributed to published works and frequently writes and lectures on topics related to her practice. She is a member of the Asociación Española de Defensa de la Competencia (AEDC) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

Experience

  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Mapei acquires TecnopolJones Day advised Mapei S.p.A. in its acquisition of Tecnopol Sistemas, S.L.U., a Spanish chemical company leader in the production and distribution of waterproofing and insulation systems for the construction industry.
  • International Automotive Components and Shanghai Shenda complete joint venture transaction forming AuriaJones Day advised International Automotive Components Group S.A. ("IAC") in the formation of Auria Solutions Ltd., a new global supplier of soft trim and acoustical products for the automotive industry and joint venture with Shanghai Shenda Co. Ltd. ("Shenda") .
  • Lincoln Electric acquires Air Liquide Welding for €115 million (US$134 million)Jones Day advised Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in the €115 million (US$134 million) acquisition of the Air Liquide Welding subsidiary of Air Liquide, a key player in the manufacturing of welding and cutting technologies.
  • Procter & Gamble sells incontinence brand in Spain and Portugal to Paul Hartmann AGJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its 'Lindor' adult incontinence brand in Spain and Portugal to Paul Hartmann AG, a supplier of medical and hygiene products.
  • Manufacturer defends European Commission antitrust investigation involving automotive parts sectorJones Day advised a manufacturer regarding a European Commission antitrust investigation involving the automotive parts sector.
  • Entravision Communications acquires HeadwayJones Day advised Entravision Communications Corporation in its acquisition of Headway, a leading provider of mobile, programmatic, data, and performance digital marketing solutions primarily in Argentina, Mexico, and the rest of Latin America, the United States, Spain, and Israel.
  • Investcorp International acquires Agromillora CatalanaJones Day advised Investcorp International Ltd. in its acquisition of a majority stake in Agromillora Catalana, S.A., parent holding company of an international group engaged in the production, propagation, and genetic development of woody trees species and rootstocks for agricultural use, from Nazca.
  • Parker Hannifin obtains EU General Court reduction of marine hose cartel fineJones Day represented Parker Hannifin Corporation and its Italian subsidiary, Parker ITR Srl, in connection with antitrust investigations in the European Union, the U.S., Brazil, Japan, and Australia relating to the conduct of manufacturers of marine hoses used to transport crude oil to and from ships.
  • Tenneco sells business related automotive production plant in Gijon, Spain to Quantum Capital PartnersJones Day represented Tenneco GmbH, a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of exhaust systems to automotive manufacturers, in connection with its sale of the business related to the automotive production plant in Gijon, Spain to Quantum Capital Partners AG.
  • Manufacturer of train diagnostics systems pursues unfair competition and intellectual property rights claimsJones Day is representing a manufacturer of train diagnostics systems that is pursuing unfair competition and intellectual property rights claims regarding the use of its train security system by a competitor.
  • Supplier of automotive parts resolves multiple investigations into alleged cartel activitiesJones Day advised a supplier of automotive parts regarding cartel investigations in multiple jurisdictions, including investigations by Germany's Federal Cartel Office and Spain's competition authority.
  • Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels acquires K+K Hotels GroupJones Day advised a consortium led by Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels, a leading hospitality investment and management company, in its acquisition, acquisition financing, and debt restructuring of the K+K Hotels group, which owns a portfolio of ten boutique hotels located in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and Bucharest.
  • Cardinal Health acquires Cordis for $1.9 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, a leading global manufacturer of cardiology and endovascular devices, for $1.9 billion in cash.
  • Schibsted sells Grupo 20 MinutosJones Day advised Schibsted ASA in the sale of the business of Spanish subsidiary Grupo 20 Minutos, S.L. which is engaged in the business of publishing the free newspaper 20 Minutos both in print and online.
  • Ferro acquires Nubiola for €149 million (US$165 million)Jones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its €149 million (US$165 million) acquisition of Barcelona-based Nubiola Pigmentos, a worldwide producer of specialty inorganic pigments and the world’s largest producer of Ultramarine Blue, a high-value pigment for plastics and construction industries due to its durability, unique color attributes, and its whitening capability.
  • XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton PartnersJones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.
  • Investcorp International acquires FrittaJones Day advised Investcorp International Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Fritta, S.L., a specialist producer of intermediates for the ceramic industry, from Nazca Private Equity.
  • Centrica Energia complies with competition and regulatory laws in SpainOn behalf of Centrica Energia, Jones Day provided European Union and energy law counseling regarding electricity tariffs in Spain.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 28 noviembre, 2017
      Desayuno Gestión de Crisis
    • July 2017
      Google Shopping EU Commission case and its relevance for IT businesses in Europe, IBM Legal Europe quarterly videoconference
    • 24 de marzo, 2017
      Competencia, contratos públicos y la Administración
    • 25 de mayo, 2016
      Las multas a los directivos por infracción de la normativa de Competencia y la Responsabilidad Penal
    • 29 de marzo, 2016
      Desayuno con el Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC)
    • 7 de julio, 2015
      La importancia de la composición del Consejo de Administración
    • 9 de julio, 2014
      La Ley de la Cadena Alimentaria, el Código de Buenas Prácticas de la Cadena Alimentaria y el papel de la Agencia de Información y Control de Alimentos.
    • 23 de abril, 2013
      Implicaciones de Derecho de la Competencia en operaciones de adquisición de empresas en dificultades
    • January 14, 2011
      Freedom to provide services and Freedom of establishment in the European Union, Master in European Law, Carlos III University
    • December 2010
      Lecture on international cartels in the Master of International Law Program, Instituto Superiorde Derecho y Economía
    • October 26, 2010
      International Cartels, Master in International Law, ISDE
    • June 2010
      European and Spanish Competition Law, Master in European Law, Carlos III University
    • May 25, 2010
      Defining Relevant Markets in Competition Law, Master in European Law, Carlos III University
    • April 2010
      New Spanish Unfair Competition Act, Asociación Española de Defensa de la Competencia, Antonio de Nebrija University and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial
    • April 2010
      EU, Competition and IP issues arising out of Parallel Imports, Master in European Law, Carlos III University
    • March 2010
      State Aids Under EU Law, Master in International Law, ISDE
    • March 2010
      Disputes on the Internal Market, Master in European Law, Carlos III University
    • November 2009
      International Cartels, Master in International Law, ISDE
    • October 2009
      Presentation of Master in EU Law, Carlos III University
    • May 20, 2009
      Competition Practice, Master in EU Law, Carlos III University
    • March 24, 2009
      State Aids Under EU Law, Master in International Law, ISDE and Colegio de Abogados
    • February 13, 20 and 27, 2009
      Proceeding before the European Court of Justice, Master in EU Law, Carlos III University
    • March 2008
      Master in International Law, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles
    • March 2008
      Law of the European Union, Masters Degree, Carlos III University
    • March 2008
      Presentation to Spanish Association of Car Part Manufacturers (Sernauto), Project analyzing the relevant legislation concerning emerging markets for a study financed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry
    • February 2008
      Litigation in the Internal Market, Master in EU Law, Carlos III University
    • June 2007
      EU Merger Law, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles
    • February 2007
      Analysis of the New Competition Law, Seminar with Instituto de Fomento Empresarial
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