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Miquel Montañá

Miquel Montañá


Miquel Montañá

Miquel Montañá specialises in dispute resolution (including arbitration), intellectual property and competition law.

Miquel has worked on multi-jurisdictional intellectual property and commercial disputes involving patents, trademarks, unfair competition, distribution and agency agreements, copyright and breach of confidential information.

  • Advising and representing a major manufacturer of smoking paper in the contractual matters arising from the distribution network and in all its trademark and unfair competition matters in Spain
  • Representing one of the largest food and beverages company in patent, trademark and unfair competition proceedings with regard to the selling of coffee capsules
  • Representing one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement proceedings against all the companies that launched generics of Viagra
  • Representing a multinational electronics and information technology company in an action for declaration of non-infringement filed by its main competitor in relation to a tablet design
  • Representing an American global cigarette and tobacco company in an over EUR€8 million claim for damages

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Barcelona (LLB) 1989
  • Lecturer on European Law at several universities since 1990
  • Masters Degree in European Community Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona 1991
  • Harvard University (LLM) 1992
  • Admitted as an abogado in Madrid 1993
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1993
  • University of Barcelona (LLD) 1995
  • Partner since 2000
  • Lecturer of International Law at ESADE - Universitat Ramón Llull 2014

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Comunicaciones en Propiedad Industrial y Derecho de la Competencia” (Communications in IP and Competition Law), “Cuadernos de Derecho Farmacéutico” (Pharmaceutical Law Journal) and “Revista Española de Economía de la Salud - ReES" (Spanish Health Economics Journal).
  • Currently the editor of “Patent World” and “Kluwer Patent Blog” for Spain

Awards and citations

  • "He is one of the only "ten star individuals"."
    Chambers 2012
  • "Miquel Montañá is the best pharma patent litigator in Spain. He always finds the best solution."
    Chambers 2012
  • "An absolute star ", Miquel Montañá is "a wonderful lawyer who has achieved many important results in court.
    IAM 2012