/ Awards

Our biggest distinction is the confidence of our clients and the dedication of our team, but we’ve also received the following rankings and international recognitions.

Distinguished Partners


Javier Berrocal |Band 4

Intellectual Property: Copyrights

Santiago Mediano |Band 2

TMT: Media 

Santiago Ilundáin Fantova | Band 2

Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks

Raúl Bercovitz |Band 3

Public Law

José Ignacio Juárez Chicote | Band 4


Intellectual Property Department

What the team is known for Dedicated IP boutique offering patent, trade mark and copyright expertise. Client portfolio includes a host of household names from the entertainment industry, including those with activity in music and film, in addition to important global technology corporates and industrial groups. Acts on enforcements and infringement proceedings. Offers particular experience in mandates relating to piracy.

Strengths Clients value the team’s “confidence, commitment and involvement.”

Notable practitioners

With expertise in trade marks, patents and unfair competition, Raúl Bercovitz is a skilled litigator. He offers further experience in the negotiation of licensing agreements and technology transfers.

Department head Santiago Mediano has considerable experience in trade mark and copyright infringement proceedings and represents well-known international and domestic companies in the media and entertainment, retail and technology industries. Interviewees recognise him as “a good strategist and add: “He is very down-to-earth and when he has to be creative to find solutions, he does it.”

TMT & Media Department

What the team is known for Multi-talented team specialising in media and IT. Significant media expertise in financing, production and postproduction agreements as well as distribution, film tax incentives and subsidies. Well-versed in privacy and data protection, advertising and online marketing, e-commerce and technology agreements. Clients are active in the security, film production, festival and clothing industries.

Strengths Clients value the team’s “extensive knowledge and good negotiating capacity.”

Interviewees know the lawyers to be “fast and always very diligent.”

Notable practitioners

Santiago Ilundáin Fantova advises major clients in the film and entertainment industry on contractual disputes, financing agreements and production rights. Sources commend him for being “very hard-working.”

Corporate Compliance

What the team is known for Santiago Mediano Abogados enters the rankings due to strong market support and increasing visibility. The team assists with criminal compliance as well as providing anti-fraud and anti-bribery advice. The team assists companies from varied industry sectors and also handles multi-jurisdictional mandates. The clients benefit from the firm’s strong reputation in the TMT and data protection area.

Strengths Clients value the team “They have demonstrated the ability to find specific solutions to our needs in compliance.” and add: “We don’t have to remind them of pending tasks.” 

Notable practitioners

 Javier Berrocal leads the firm’s M&A practice and is well versed in advising clients in credit sale operations and acquisitions. He additionally assists corporates with the launch of their operations and in several corporate law matters including shareholder and consortium agreements.

Interviewees recognise him a “He is always open to adapting his model to our needs.” and “Javier Berrocal is one of the most reactive and attentive lawyers I know. He has an incredible mindset for innovative solutions and the capacity to immediately understand the commercial needs of the client.”

Intellectual Property: Copyright
Tier 2

Santiago Mediano Abogados focuses on copyright litigation in the media and entertainment sectors, with the capacity to handle cross-border matters.

Firm founder Santiago Mediano leads the team, which also includes entertainment and sports specialist Santiago Ilundáin and Raúl Bercovitz, formerly at Bird & Bird, who joined the firm in January 2020; as well as Elena Santías, an industrial property expert.

TMT & Media Department
Tier 3

The practice at Santiago Mediano Abogados boasts a notable specialisation in IT and media, with solid capabilities in privacy and data protection, advertising and online marketing, e-commerce and technology agreements. Santiago Mediano and Santiago Ilundáin are focused on the media and entertainment side of the practice and Managing partner Javier Berrocal is placed as practice head.

Ten distinguished professionals

Each year, Best Lawyers acknowledges the work of lawyers by geographical area and legal specialisation, through a peer assessment.

Intellectual Property

  • Santiago Mediano
  • Francisco Arroyo
  • Raúl Bercovitz
  • Chris Cooke
  • Juan López
  • Elena Santías

Commercial & Corporate

  • Javier Berrocal
  • Santiago Ilundáin



  • José Ignacio Juárez


  • Adriana Azparren

Prosecution and strategy

An established presence in Spain and Portugal, Santiago Mediano Abogados make complex cross-border work look simple. The media and entertainment sector giant has a clear firm identity and its client roster of top industry names echoes this. “This team does the job rigorously and with the most professional attitude,” says one happy patron. Talismanic leader Silvia Hernández is “a tough negotiator who demonstrates superior expertise, comprehension and an unstinting dedication to getting the job done”..

Copyright & related rights
Tier 3

Distinguished Partners

Trade Mark Star 

Silvia Hernández

Intellectual Property: Copyrights

Santiago Mediano

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