Expert in commercial contracts, particularly in commercial distribution, M&A and corporate governance.
Javier Fontcuberta specializes in advising on business cooperation agreements (mainly commercial distribution in the automotive, motorcycle and consumer goods sectors). This involves the drafting, negotiation and termination (including unilateral termination) of national and international commercial distribution agreements (wholesale, retail, selective—quantitative and qualitative—and exclusive), as well as franchising (including master franchise) and concession, commission, mediation and agency (genuine and non-genuine) agreements, effective in many countries worldwide.
He also specializes in M&A, advising on designing and implementing international M&A transactions (including joint ventures), particularly in the industrial and sports sectors.
His other area of specialty is good governance and internal investigations, advising on regulatory compliance, transparency and good governance (including internal investigations), and on designing, implementing and monitoring management and corporate governance structures, and corporate groups.
He has supervised complex, multijurisdictional projects, planning, defining and implementing the legal strategy. He also represents clients in court, administrative and arbitration proceedings in collaboration with the corresponding experts.
He is secretary of the boards of directors and legal advisor to several companies.
Since 1998, he has been collaborating with ESADE Business & Law School, where he lectures part time on commercial law and other related subjects in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and executive development courses at ESADE Business & Law School.
He speaks regularly at conferences on commercial law in Spain and abroad and has written many specialized articles.
He is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association.
Doctor of Laws (cum laude)
Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, 2009
Master in Legal Consultancy for Businesses
IE Business School, Madrid, 1996
Bachelor of Laws
Universitat de Barcelona, 1994
Certificate of research aptitude for doctoral studies
Universitat de Barcelona, 2005
Executive Development Program
ESADE Business & Law School, Barcelona, 2005
Course on international public law
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, 2000
Insurance broker course
Technical accounting course
EAE Business School, Barcelona, 1994
Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in Corporate and M&A, and Manufacturing
Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers (category: Franchise Law), 2020
Forty under 40 Award
(granted to the top 40 lawyers under 40 on the Iberian Peninsula), Iberian Lawyer Review, 2009