Javier Merino

Javier Merino, Founder and Managing Partner of Innovatech Law Firm BarcelonaJavier Merino

Founder and Managing Partner

Javier is a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Innovatech Law Firm (former Kalonia Legal) located in Barcelona. Previously, he had been working with the Barcelona office of Baker & McKenzie, the Barcelona office of Clifford Chance, and the Bristol and London offices of Osborne Clarke.

Javier is actively involved in Industrial and Intellectual Property, Commercial, and Corporate practices as well as Mergers and Acquisitions and Investment Transactions. He is advising in legal matters in such sectors as Life Science, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Nanotechnology, Innovation, Information Technology and Communications, Telecommunications, Software, and some others. He is working with companies, individuals, and public entities in connection with issues related to E-commerce and E-businesses, Privacy, Commercial, LicensesDistribution, Development, Co-development, Joint Ventures, Investment Transactions, Venture Capital, Due Diligence as well as European and International Law.

He has lectured on issues related to the Protection of Industrial and Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing, Personal Data, Electronic Commerce, Electronic Signatures, Online Banking, and the use of electronic means in Public Tenders, organized  by entities, at national and international level, such as Euromoney (London), Universidad Pompeu Fabra, ESADE, Colegio de Abogados de Barcelona, Instituto Catalán de Tecnología, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Institute for International Research, Internet Global Conference 1999 and 2000, the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, Institut d’Educació Contínua, Instituto de Fomento Sanitario, or Actualidad de Derecho Sanitario.

He is co-author of the Chapter on Spain of the book “Doing E-commerce in Europe” published in 2001, in the English language, by Baker & McKenzie. He is also an author of the Article “The use of Electronic Signatures in the Public Administration”.

Having a significant international experience working and studying in different countries. Javier speaks Spanish, English, French, and Catalan.