José Luis RiscoTalent and HR Director
He is the HR Coordinator for Tax and Law business in Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Previously, he was the HR Manager in Cuatrecasas Abogados.
Mr. Risco started his professional career in Arthur Andersen as a consultant in performance and reward practice. In the past he also worked as HR Associate in Deloitte and HR Manager in Cuatrecasas.
He received his Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Extremadura and his Master in Human Resources Management from San Pablo – CEU University.
Francisco Javier SilvánPartner
He is a member of the BAR Association of Madrid and he was a partner of the Spanish Law Practice of EY (Ernst & Young) with full dedication to Corporate Law and Merger & Acquisitions.
He has a wide experience in Corporate Law, national and cross border M&A acting either for the purchaser or seller. He also served as Secretary to the Board of Directors of several companies.
Mr. Silván is also professor of M&A and Commercial Law at Instituto de Empresa (IE) and San Pablo CEU.
Juan Ignacio AlonsoDirector partner
Juan Ignacio Alonso is the legacy managing partner of Dentons' Barcelona office. His main areas of activity are corporate and commercial law, M&A, litigation and arbitration, real estate and retail distribution. Prior to Salans, he was a founding partner of the Spanish corporate law firm Alonso, Armand, Boedels y Asociados, S.L.
Juan acts on behalf of retail and fashion groups doing business and opening shops in Spain and advises luxury groups on labour and commercial matters. He also assists clients in proceedings against Spanish courts on commercial and real state matters.
The Barcelona office and, in particular, the Dentons procedural law department in Barcelona, led by Juan Ignacio Alonso Dregi, has been recommended by the international publication Chambers & Partners Europe in 2016 as one of the leading offices in the city in this area ("This firm has an outstanding reputation in terms of legal proceedings and arbitration in Barcelona, customers appreciate the negotiating skills of the team and the experience in court"), and Juan Ignacio Alonso has been designated as one of the best lawyers in the field of " Dispute Resolution "by said publication.
Josep María BalcellsPartner - Head of Corporate and International Law
Toda & Nel-lo Abogados
Lawyer specialized in Corporate Law, Transactions and International Contract Law.
He has a broad experience at advising Spanish and foreign companies in Mergers and Acquisitions, recruitment, trade operations, late payment claims and Corporate law. He has specialized in sales distribution (agency, franchise and distribution), as well as in the energy, retail and automotive fields.
Member of the Governing Board at Barcelona’s Lawyers’ Association (ICAB) from June 2007 to June 2009. Board Member and Treasurer of the ICAB from June 2017.
Former President of the Section of European Community and International Law at Barcelona’s Lawyers’ Association (2002-2007).
Lawyer of the Buenos Aires’ Lawyers’ Association (Argentina).