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David Villa

Partner, Barcelona

David has extensive experience on offering legal advice in the field of innovation. Focusing on M&A, corporate law and IP. 


David has extensive experience on offering legal advice in the field of innovation. He is an expert in M&A, corporate law and intellectual property, and his legal practice includes advising start-ups and entrepreneurs as well as investors on a variety of legal and strategic aspects, including the preparation, negotiation and execution of private equity transactions, financing, venture capital, sales of companies, cryptoasset emissions, corporate venturing, defining and implementing protection policies for legal ownership of intangible assets, and negotiating agreements to relinquish industrial and intellectual property rights (especially software and patent licenses).

David advises a wide range of clients, including leading start-ups and entrepreneurs from the e-commerce, Fintech, ICT and Life Sciences, investing funds, business accelerators and investors, Family groups and corporations.

He is a regular speaker in courses and at conferences on entrepreneurship, investment processes, sales of companies, Fintech, incentive plans and protection of intangible assets. Moreover, he has been consistently ranked among the most active legal advisers in M&A and Private Equity by Spanish rankings. 


  • Secretary of the Board of Directors of several technology-based companies.


  • Chambers & Partners, Private Equity: Venture Capital 2021

“Delivers things at the proper time and with proper quality.”

  • Chambers & Partners, Europe - Spain 2019

“Very pragmatic and when it comes to negotiations, he focuses on the things that matter and creates a positive environment with the counterparty.”