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Chambers 2011

  1. 1. CHAMBERS & PARTNERS LEGAL PUBLISHERS CHAMBERS LATIN AMERICA Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 The Client’s Guide w w w. c h a m b e r s a n d p a r t n e r s . c om
  2. 2. Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, PSC is ranked in Chambers Latin America 2011 as follows: PUERTO RICO CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL Corporate/Commercial Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand Leading Firms & Rovira, PSC Band 2 THE FIRM This relatively new firm Sources say: “The lawyers at this firm have a Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, PSC impresses sources with its expertise and unique combination of excellent legal skills client service. The sizeable team of 25 and a level of business sophistication that is Leading Individuals lawyers regularly assists large corporations quite uncommon in the legal profession. They such as The Home Depot with inbound are also absolutely focused on client service.” Band 3 Rovira Rullán Fernando M&A transactions, securities, structuring, KEY INDIVIDUALS Fernando Rovira Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, PSC tax and licensing agreements. Recent high- Rullán is an excellent corporate lawyer with lights include advising the Puerto Rican vast knowledge. He recently advised on the Tourism Company on the application for reorganisation of a major mobile telecoms the USD200 million Coco Beach JW company. Marriott resort development project. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Intellectual Property Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand Leading Firms & Rovira, PSC IP represents a major part of this full-service heads the IP department as well as its patent Band 1 Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, PSC firm’s practice and its market share contin- division. He is known for his technical ues to grow. The team is active in the area of expertise and is widely considered Puerto intellectual property rights, patents and Rico’s leading patent lawyer. Clients say: “He Leading Individuals trade marks, and acts for several of the has exceptional drafting skills and vast knowl- Band 1 island’s largest construction companies and edge of the field.” Fernando Rovira Rullán is Torres Oyola Eugenio banks in infringement cases. Sources also a “practical, results-oriented lawyer,” who is Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, PSC highlight the firm’s high-quality entertain- recognised for his knowledge of both corpo- Band 2 ment practice, led by special counsel Yolanda rate and IP law. Rovira Rullán Fernando Alvarez and focusing on the music and Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, PSC movie industries. Eugenio Torres Oyola Leaders’ Profiles in Puerto Rico ROVIRA RULLÁN, Fernando President and Deputy General TORRES OYOLA, Eugenio International Association for the Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand Counsel of a publicly traded financial Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand Protection of Intellectual Property & Rovira, PSC, Hato Rey holding company (2003-04); associate & Rovira, PSC, Hato Rey (AIPPI), European Communities +1 787 766 7000 in the Corporate Department of +1 787 766 7000 Trademark Association. McConnell Valdés (1998-02). Career: McConnell Valdés (1998- Recommended in Intellectual Property Publications: Co-author of the law Recommended in Intellectual Property 01); Adjunct Professor University of (Puerto Rico), Corporate/Commercial review article ‘On the Eve of the 21st (Puerto Rico) Puerto Rico Law School (2001 to (Puerto Rico) Century: The Millennium Bug; Practice Areas: Chair of present); Cyberspace Law, Practice Areas: Chair of Corporate Financial Institutions and the Year Intellectual Property and Technology International Patent Law and and Real Estate Department. General 2000 Problem’, published in the Practice Group. Patents, trademarks, Practice, and Patent Law); Torres corporate law, including business University of Puerto Rico Law copyrights, trade secrets, internet, Oyola Law Offices (2001-03); organisation, mergers and acquisi- Review, 67 Rev. Jur. Upr. 395 (1998) technology, and entertainment. Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, tions (local and cross-border experi- and is the author of the law review Admitted to practice in patent cases P.S.C. (2003 to present); Chief ence), real estate, contracts, commer- article ‘Recording Industry Continues before the United States Patent and Executive Officer Patent Solutions cial lending, intellectual property, to Sing the Tune of On-line Trademark Office. Group, Inc. (2007 to present); Head tourism, trusts and wills and estates. Copyright Infringement: A Proposal Professional Memberships: of University of Puerto Rico Law Professional Memberships: for Solving the P2P Dilemma’, pub- American Bar Association (IP School Intellectual Property Institute. Admitted to practice in Puerto Rico lished in the Puerto Rico Bar Committee), Federal Bar Association Personal: BS Environmental and the State of New York; member Association Law Review, Vol. 63, (IP Committee), National Association Engineering Science, Massachusetts of the American Bar Association, the Num. 4 (2002). of Patent Law Practitioners, Institute of Technology; JD University New York Bar Association, and the Personal: BS in finance from International Trademark Association, of Puerto Rico Law School; Director Puerto Rico Bar Association. Villanova University (honor roll); JD American Intellectual Property Law Internet Society of Puerto Rico; Career: Adjunct Professor at the from the University Of Puerto Rico Association, Interamerican Director Luis Muñóz Marín University Of Puerto Rico School Of School Of Law (cum laude); LLM Association of Intellectual Property Foundation; Entrepreneurship Law (2001 to present; internet law, from Columbia Law School (Harlan (ASIPI) (Information Technology Development Program Massachusetts business organisation and mergers Fiske Stone Scholar). Committee); Puerto Rico Bar Institute of Technology Sloan School and acquisitions). Senior Vice- Association IP Committee; of Business.
  3. 3. Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, PSC FERRAIUOLI TORRES MARCHAND & ROVIRA, P.S.C. FIRM OVERVIEW LATIN AMERICA OFFICE PUERTO RICO Executive Committee: Eugenio J Torres-Oyola, Fernando J Rovira-Rullán 221 Ponce de León Avenue, Suite 403, Hato Rey, 00917 Number of partners: 5 Tel: +1 787 766 7000 Fax: +1 787 766 7001 Number of professionals: 20 Email: Website: AREAS OF PRACTICE: CONTACTS Corporate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47% Intellectual Property ....................................Eugenio J Torres-Oyola Intellectual Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36% Corporate..................................................Fernando J Rovira-Rullán Litigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10% Labour & Employment..........................Maria J Marchand-Sánchez Labour & Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5% Litigation ....................................................Laura Belendez-Ferrero Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2% Tax ......................................................................Pedro Notario-Toll THE FIRM: Founded in 2003, Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, P.S.C. whether it is a domestic or foreign enterprise operating in Puerto Rico. (‘FTMR’) has in a very short period of time positioned itself as a leading law FTMR’s corporate clients range from start-up ventures and individual firm in the Puerto Rico market. Its expertise in complex practice areas is investors to local concerns and Fortune 500 companies. widely recognised. FTMR has become one of the preeminent Puerto Rican FTMR provides clients with all necessary resources to accomplish their objec- law firms for Intellectual Property and Corporate Law matters. Amongst its tives, including such services as corporate structuring and organisation, select group of professionals FTMR has various attorneys with advanced law contract review and preparation, corporate governance audits, capital and degrees in Intellectual Property, two United States Patent Attorneys, a former financing arrangements, and regulatory compliance. FTMR also assists with United States Patent Examiner, three certified public accountants, and two reorganisation and dissolution of business entities and developing exit strate- law school professors. gies, and is experienced in negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements of all types, including joint venture, shareholder, partnership, operating and MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: FTMR’s practice began as an intellectual other agreements defining the rights and obligations of the principals of a property (patent, trademarks, copyright and entertainment) and corporate business. Clients depend on FTMR for advice about the formation and main- practice and has since then developed very solid practices in M&A, real tenance of various commercial entities, such as regular, close and professional estate/tourism, estates, commercial litigation, labor and employment, and tax corporations, limited liability partnerships and companies and trusts. incentives. The firm recently established a tax practice area. FTMR provides a full range of real estate related legal services to corporations, Intellectual Property & Information Technology: FTMR’s intellectual prop- partnerships, developers, lending institutions, professional organisations and erty attorneys regularly make presentations and offer seminars on intellectual individual investors including structuring ownership entities, property trans- property related matters to clients, businesses, non-profit organisations, and fers and acquisitions; title examinations; dispositions and exchanges of real other groups. FTMR represents large and small companies from a range of property; lease agreement review and preparation; development, project industries including consumer products, higher education institutions, manu- financing and loan workouts; and negotiation, documentation and closing of facturing, financial services, publishing, entertainment, computers, telecom- transactions which involve real property. munications, and the Internet. In addition to its Puerto Rico and U.S. based FTMR’s attorneys have experience in matters such as due diligence of target clients, FTMR has many clients in Latin America and around the world. companies or other concerns, asset and stock sales, corporate reorganisation With two registered patent attorneys, two technical specialists, and several and restructuring, and mergers and consolidations. Among the broad range attorneys concentrating in other aspects of intellectual property law, FTMR of M&A services offered by FTMR are government and regulatory agency offers full-service intellectual property coverage. FTMR’s practice includes all compliance, due diligence review, drafting and negotiation of letters of intent, aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and entertainment and confidentiality agreements as well as acquisition and related agreements, and music law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. FTMR preparing prospectuses and offering memoranda. also represents clients on IP issues related to the Internet and e-commerce. International Work: FTMR work represents a balanced mix of foreign and FTMR is a leader in intellectual property law in Puerto Rico. It has one of the local workload regularly advising clients on sophisticated cross-border trans- largest and most diverse IP practices in Puerto Rico. FTMR IP lawyers are actions, particularly within Latin America. frequent lecturers and writers and are considered to be leaders in the field. FTMR’s patent practice is its flag ship but FTMR also has leading practices in LANGUAGES: Spanish and English. technology law, Internet, trademark, copyright, and entertainment law. FTMR’s trademark practice has clients all around the world. The firm main- CLIENTS tains close ties to a worldwide network of trademark practitioners to facili- tate international registration for its clients. Among FTMR’s principal clients are higher education institutions, aerospace Corporate: FTMR’s Corporate Department works not only general corpo- companies, financial services institutions, governmental agencies, telecom- rate law matters, business organisation and contracts but also other areas of munications companies, health insurance providers, franchisors, and adver- practice such as mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending, real estate and tising agencies. notarial practice and wills, trusts and estates. A one-stop-shop for the corpo- rate clients’ needs, FTMR’s Corporate Department focuses on the elements needed to properly operate a successful business from a legal perspective,