MartaDelgado Echevarría

Partner-in-Charge Madrid

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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 more than 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, abuse of dominance, 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. She has contributed to published works and frequently writes and lectures on topics related to her practice.


  • Ahlström Capital BV and Nidoco AB invest in the Decor business of Ahlstrom-MunksjöJones Day advised Ahlström Capital BV and Nidoco AB in the acquisition of the Decor business of Ahlstrom-Munksjö.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Web Financial Group sells all its technology business to AllfundsJones Day represented Web Financial Group, S.A. in the sale of all its technology business to Allfunds, one of the world’s leading B2B WealthTech platforms for the fund industry.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit provide secured credit facility to Win SystemsJones Day represented a merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit Corp. in connection with a secured credit facility provided to Win Systems, an international developer of gaming machines software and manufacturer of gaming machines.
  • 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.
  • AST pursues unfair competition lawsuit for misusing trade secrets and company resourcesJones Day represented AST Modular, S.L. (“AST”), a company that belonged to Schneider Electric Services International SRL, in an unfair competition lawsuit against two natural persons and a legal entity.
  • 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.
  • Voestalpine pursues unfair competition and intellectual property rights claimsJones Day represented voestalpine Signaling Siershanhn GmbH ("voestalpine") in an unfair competition lawsuit against a former shareholder and the legal entity he set up while he was still working at voestalpine for undue use of trade secrets, breach of a non-compete obligation, and unfair competition.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • October 2022
      Formación en compliance en materia de Defensa de la Competencia
    • September 2022
      Webinar “Trade Secrets: How to Protect Your Business From Theft and Cyberattacks”
    • 22 July, 2022
      ESG post-Shell: potential litigation against financial institutions.
    • 22-24 September 2021
      International rapporteur in the session “Influencers, native advertising and the use of AI for marketing – how can it be controlled by law?” within the Congress of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC).
    • 28 noviembre, 2017
      Gestión de Crisis de las Empresas
    • 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
    • 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
      International cartels on the Master of International Law Program, Instituto Superior de 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