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Ferraiuoli LLCis ranked in Chambers Latin America2012 as follows:PUERTO RICOCORPORATE/COMMERCIALCorporate/Commercial Ferraiuoli LLCLeading Firms THE FIRM This compact firm is well regard- Sources say: “The firm has impressed us with ed for its high-quality work in this field. The its growing presence on significant transactionsBand 2Ferraiuoli LLC five-strong corporate department represents in both the local and international markets.” top-tier clients and focuses on M&A and KEY INDIVIDUALS Fernando RoviraLeading Individuals securities transactions. The group is regular- Rullán is a leading figure in the firm’s corpo- ly retained for sales of loans, workouts and rate practice and enjoys a strong reputationBand 3 commercial lending. Recent work highlights in the sector. He assisted the Big Star mediaRovira Rullán Fernando Ferraiuoli LLC include designing and reorganising corpo- group with its recent corporate reorganisa-Up-and-coming individuals rate structures for multinationals and medi- tion. Partner Rene Aviles Garcia joined theAviles Garcia Rene Ferraiuoli LLC um-sized Puerto Rican corporations. The firm in 2010. He represents a number of group also advised Advent Morro on its mul- high-profile retail clients and is earmarked as timillion-dollar acquisitions of an HVAC a rising star at the firm. maintenance company and a local water purifications services company.INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYIntellectual Property Ferraiuoli LLCLeading Firms This full-service firm has an outstanding rep- He recently advised one of the country’s utation in the IP sector. The ten-strong leading universities on several patent mat-Band 1Ferraiuoli LLC department handles a range of patents, trade ters. Fernando Rovira Rullán stands out for marks and copyright matters. It regularly his expertise in IP and corporate matters,Leading Individuals takes part in large patent infringement cases while Laura Belendez acts on a range of and acts on behalf of media and film compa- trade mark and copyright enforcement cases.Band 1Torres Oyola Eugenio Ferraiuoli LLC nies. The team also manages a number of Special counsel Yolanda Alvarez is a trade companies’ trade mark portfolios, including mark specialist and handles a high volume ofBand 2 the Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers. It is trade mark infringement cases. She is anRovira Rullán Fernando Ferraiuoli LLC advising the Puerto Rico Tourism Company expert in entertainment law, and advisesBand 3 and Sucesión Morales on ongoing copyright Banco Popular on IP and licensing mattersBelendez Laura Ferraiuoli LLC infringement lawsuits. Managing partner related to the bank’s annual music and cul-Up-and-coming individuals Eugenio Torres Oyola chairs the firm’s IP ture media event.Alvarez Yolanda Ferraiuoli LLC group and is highly regarded in the market.REAL ESTATEReal Estate Ferraiuoli LLCLeading Firms This real estate and commercial lending advised the owners of three local shopping department regularly represents clients in centres on negotiating the restructuring ofBand 3Ferraiuoli LLC connection with property acquisitions, com- credit facilities with several US-based finan- mercial real estate loans and loan restructur- cial institutions. It also acted as general coun- ings. Clients praise the team for its “brilliant sel to Rocket Learning in similar credit facil- understanding of the commercial real estate ities negotiations. Department head business” and its “ability to provide practical Fernando Rovira-Rullán is the main point of solutions to complicated issues.” It recently contact for clients.TAXTax Ferraiuoli LLCLeading Firms This five-lawyer tax department has a strate- active in designing tax and corporate struc- gic alliance with sole practitioner Manuel tures. Recent work highlights include advis-Band 3 López Zambrana and debuts in the ranking ing Tito Busó/Alquimia on applicable taxFerraiuoli LLC this year. The practice group acts as counsel benefits available to companies involved in to multinationals and medium-sized compa- the Puerto Rican film industry. Pedro nies, and has latterly been particularly Notario-Toll is the main contact for clients.