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The Spain Desk was founded in 1996. Comprising lawyers authorised to practice both in Italy and in Spain, it has acquired vast experience in various sectors of bilateral investment.

It advises clients, in their native language, in collaboration with the other practice areas of the firm.

The Spain Desk has considerable experience in assisting Spanish companies in Italy, principally in the areas of acquisitions, company incorporation, the creation of networks of distributors and/or agents, employee relations, purchase and sale of real estate, consultancy regarding the energy and pharmaceuticals and large-scale retail sectors, and in litigation. The desk also provides consultancy services to Italian companies, either directly through its own “abogados” or through leading Spanish firms with whom it has built close ties over the years.

Head of the Spain Desk is Pavia e Ansaldo partner Meritxell Roca Ortega, who is qualified to practice both in Italy and in Spain.

The Spain Desk was founded in 1996. Comprising lawyers authorised to practice both in Italy and in Spain, it has acquired vast experience in various sectors of bilateral investment.

It advises clients, in their native language, in collaboration with the other practice areas of the firm.

The Spain Desk has considerable experience in assisting Spanish companies in Italy, principally in the areas of acquisitions, company incorporation, the creation of networks of distributors and/or agents, employee relations, purchase and sale of real estate, consultancy regarding the energy and pharmaceuticals and large-scale retail sectors, and in litigation. The desk also provides consultancy services to Italian companies, either directly through its own “abogados” or through leading Spanish firms with whom it has built close ties over the years.

Head of the Spain Desk is Pavia e Ansaldo partner Meritxell Roca Ortega, who is qualified to practice both in Italy and in Spain.

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16 Feb: Pavia e Ansaldo in the top 10 leading law firms for Real Estate M&A transactions in Spain in 2023

pavia e ansaldo in the top 10 leading law firms for Real Estate M&A transactions in Spain in 2023   We are in the top 10 leading law firms for Real Estate M&A transactions in Spain in 2023, according to the TTR Data ranking published by the financial newspaper Cinco Días.   The extraordinary expertise and commitment of all team members from our Barcelona and Madrid offices have been crucial in reaching this level of excellence.   We extend our gratitude to our clients for their ongoing trust, which enable us to continue making significant strides in the Spanish M&A…

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20 Oct: Pavia e Ansaldo with Tulotero for its entry into the Italian market

Pavia e Ansaldo with Tulotero for its entry into the Italian market  Milan, 20 October 2023 – Pavia e Ansaldo has assisted Tulotero Italia S.r.l. in the acquisition of a license to operate online gaming in Italy, in the possession of Sisal Italia S.p.a., a leading company in the Italian lottery market. Sisal is one of the main international operators in the regulated gaming sector and is currently active in Italy, Morocco and Turkey, with an offer that includes lotteries, betting, online games and entertainment machines. The company operates internationally in the retail channel through a network of over 47,000…

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05 Oct: Inversiones extranjeras: del Golden Power italiano al sistema de control español

Inversiones extranjeras: del Golden Power italiano al sistema de control español Mesa redonda    Jueves 5 de octubre de 2023 09:30 / 10:30 Pavia e Ansaldo Av. Diagonal, 535 – 08029 Barcelona   Ponentes Filippo Fioretti Stefan Rating   Moderador Meritxell Roca Ortega   RSPV event@pavia-ansaldo.it   El proximo jueves, 5 de octubre a las 09:30 en nuestras oficinas de Barcelona, Diagonal 535, se celebrara una mesa redonda en la que haremos un análisis y valoración de los efectos del nuevo sistema de control de las inversiones extranjeras en Italia y en España. A continuacion el link.    

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13 Sep: Pavia e Ansaldo assists Unobravo in the international expansion in Spain under the ‘Buencoco’ name

Pavia e Ansaldo assists Unobravo in the international expansion in Spain under the ‘Buencoco’ name Barcelona, 13 September 2023 – The law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team composed of the Partner in charge of the Barcelona office, Meritxell Roca Ortega, and associate Javier Vicente, has assisted the Italian online psychology startup Unobravo in its international expansion process through its entry into the Spanish territory under the name of Buencoco. Unobravo was previously assisted in Italy by Pavia and Ansaldo’s ESG manager Milena Prisco and associate Arianna Cortese, who are active in the firm’s Milan office since Prisco joined…

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17 Jul: La vocación internacional, clave para Barcelona

La vocación internacional, clave para Barcelona Barcelona, 17 July 2023 – Meritxell Roca Ortega, Partner of Pavia e Ansaldo, member of the Board of Directors and Managing Partner of the Barcelona office, on the well-known Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia in the article ‘La vocación internacional, clave para Barcelona’.   Meritxell, in the interview, highlights the great Barcelona’s potential, especially on an international level, and the elements in common with Milan thanks to his deep knowledge of the two cities.   Click here to read the entire article

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05 Jul: Pavia e Ansaldo with SAICA in its entry into Cartorobica and Adda Ondulati

Pavia e Ansaldo with SAICA in its entry into Cartorobica and Adda Ondulati Milan, 5 July 2023 – Studio Legale Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team consisting of partners Meritxell Roca Ortega and Daniele Carminati and of Chiara Scarpelli (Senior Associate) and Silvia Galbusera (associate), assisted SAICA, a Spanish multinational company active in the manufacture of paper and paper for recycling, in the acquisition of a minority stake in the share capital of Cartorobica S.p.A. and Adda Ondulati S.p.A., Italian companies dedicated to the manufacture of packaging. The acquisition allows Saica to continue to grow in the corrugated cardboard sector….

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19 Jan: Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones for the acquisition of the thirteenth residence in Spain

Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones for the acquisition of the thirteenth residence in Spain   Barcelona, 19 January, 2023 – The law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team composed of the partner in charge of the Barcelona office, Meritxell Roca Ortega, and associates Javier Vicente and Adriano Belloni, assisted the Luxembourg fund manager Threestones Capital Management S. A. in the acquisition of the seniors’ residence ‘Vil-la Betània’ (Arenys de Mar) by the TSC Eurocare IV Real Estate Fund, established in 2021, with which Threestones has expanded its portfolio of residential centres for the elderly in Spain to thirteen.  …

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23 Dec: Pavia and Ansaldo with Croci in the acquisition of Creaciones Arppe S.L.

Pavia and Ansaldo with Croci in the acquisition of Creaciones Arppe S.L. Milan, 23 December 2022 – The acquisition by Croci S.p.A., a leading Italian company in the pet accessories and aquariums sector controlled by Mindful Capital Partners, of the entire share capital of the Spanish company Creaciones Arppe S.L., a manufacturer of leashes and comfort products (e.g. kennels, cushions), has been finalised.   The acquisition of Arppe represents a further step in the internationalisation process of Croci, which already boasts a consolidated presence in the German market, with the company Amtra (specialising in the aquarium sector), in the French…

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06 Dec: Phantom Shares: una aproximación a su concepto

Il nostro Adriano Belloni sulla rivista spagnola di Diritto Societario LEX MERCATORIA con l’articolo ‘Phantom Shares: una aproximación a su concepto (Phantom Shares: an approach to its concept)’ incentrato sull’analisi della figura delle c.d. Phantom Shares in ottica spagnola. DOWNLOAD

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19 Oct: Pavia and Ansaldo with Threestones in a new financing with Société Générale

Pavia and Ansaldo with Threestones in a new financing with Société Générale   Barcelona, Oct. 19, 2022 – The law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team composed of the partner in charge of the Barcelona office, Meritxell Roca Ortega, and the associate Adriano Belloni, assisted the Luxembourg-based fund manager Threestones Capital Management S.A. on the Spanish law aspects of the new financing granted by the French financial institution Société Générale to several companies managed by Threestones in Spain, following a first tranche obtained last July by other Threestones companies in Spain and Germany. Both loans, worth a total of…

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04 Aug: Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones in the financing with Société Générale

Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones in the financing with Société Générale Barcelona, 4 August, 2022 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team composed by the partner responsible of the Barcelona office, Meritxell Roca Ortega and by the associates Javier Vicente and Adriano Belloni, assisted the Lux fund manager Threestones Capital Management S.A. for the Spanish law aspects regarding a financing released by the French financing institution Société Générale to various companies managed by Threestones in Spain and Germany.   Threestones Capital Management S.A. is a management company specializing in Real Estate operating under the supervision of the Luxemburg…

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23 Mar: Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones Capital for the acquisition of the tenth residence in Spain

Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones Capital for the acquisition of the tenth residence in Spain Barcelona, 23 March 2022 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team composed by the partner responsible of the Barcelona office, Meritxell Roca Ortega, and by the associates Javier Vicente García and Adriano Belloni Román, assisted the Lux fund manager Threestones Capital Management S.A., in the acquisition of the residence for the elderly Palacio de Leceñes (Asturias) by the fund TSC Eurocare IV Real Estate Fund, recently established, with which Threestones extended to ten its portfolio of residential centres for the elderly in Spain….

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27 Jan: Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones Capital for the acquisition of the ninth residence in Spain

Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones Capital for the acquisition of the ninth residence in Spain   Barcelona, 27 January, 2022 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team composed by the partner responsible of the Barcelona office, Meritxell Roca Ortega, and by the associates Javier Vicente García and Adriano Belloni Román, assisted the Luxembourg fund manager Threestones Capital Management S.A., in the acquisition of the residence for the elderly “CleceVitam” (León), thus extending to nine its portfolio of residential centres for the elderly in Spain.   The residence will continue to be managed by CleceVitam, the current operator of…

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25 Jan: Pavia and Ansaldo continues its expansion in 2022

Pavia and Ansaldo continues its expansion in 2022 Eugenia Croce appointed partner of the firm  Enrique Rebés e Begoña Cendoya join the tax and privacy departments of the Spanish office in Barcelona   Milan, 25 gennaio 2022 – International law firm Pavia e Ansaldo continues its growth process in Italy and Spain.   In Italy, with the appointment as partner of Eugenia Croce, already Of Counsel of the Firm in the Litigation and Arbitration Department at the Milan office, raising the number of partners of the Firm to 35, and in Spain, with the entry of lawyers Enrique Rebés Félix…

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29 Jul: Pavia e Ansaldo with the Threestones Fund for the acquisition of the eighth residence in Spain

Pavia e Ansaldo with the Threestones Fund for the acquisition of the eighth residence in Spain Barcelona, 29 July, 2021 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team composed by the partner responsible for the Barcelona office, Meritxell Roca Ortega, and by the associates Javier Vicente García and Alessandro Tenchini, assisted the Luxembourg investment fund TSC Fund Eurocare Real Estate, managed by Threestones Capital Management S.A., in the acquisition of the residence for the elderly “Residència Geriàtrica Congost” (Figaró-Montmany, Barcelona), with which it enlarged to eight assets its portfolio of residential centres for the elderly in Spain.   Threestones…

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07 Jul: Pavia e Ansaldo: Nuestra experiencia en las operaciones de compraventa de empresas cross border Italia – España y aperturas de filiales

Pavia e Ansaldo: Nuestra experiencia en las operaciones de compraventa de empresas cross border Italia – España y aperturas de filiales   El despacho de abogados internacional Pavia e Ansaldo, en colaboración con la Cámara de Comercio Italiana de Barcelona, organizará el próximo 7 de julio de 2021 desde las 12.00h hasta las 13.00h un webinar sobre las operaciones de compraventa de empresas cross-border entre Italia y España así como la apertura de filiales en ambos países a la luz de la experiencia de la firma, que este año celebra su 60 aniversario desde su fundación en 1961.   En particular,…

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28 Jun: Dea Capital invests in the Zephyr Group: the firms

Dea Capital invests in the Zephyr Group: the firms   Milan, 28 June 2021 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo furnished legal and tax assistance to Dea Capital Alternative Funds in the first transaction for the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Zephyr Group by the fund “Sviluppo Sostenibile”.   Zephyr was founded in 1974 in La Spezia, and it is one of the main European companies active in the distribution of spare parts for merchant ship engines and slow ferries, as well as for engines for electricity power plants. In 2018, thanks to the acquisition of the Spanish competitor…

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08 Mar: Pavia e Ansaldo with the Threestones Fund for the acquisition of the seventh residence in Spain

Pavia e Ansaldo with the Threestones Fund for the acquisition of the seventh residence in Spain Barcelona, 8 March, 2021 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team composed by partner responsible for the Barcelona office, Meritxell Roca Ortega, and by associate Alessandro Tenchini, advised the Luxembourg investment fund TSC Fund Eurocare Real Estate, managed by Threestones Capital Management S.A., in the acquisition of the residence for the elderly “El Fontán” (Oviedo), thus reaching the number of seven care homes in Spain in its portfolio.   Threestones Capital Management S.A. is an SGR specializing in the Real Estate industry…

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25 Jan: Pavia e Ansaldo with GPI in the acquisition of Hemasoft Software

Pavia e Ansaldo with GPI in the acquisition of Hemasoft Software Milan, 25 January 2021 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team composed of partners Meritxell Roca Ortega and Vittorio Loi and of associates Alessandro Tenchini, Fabio Lui and Javier Vicente García, assisted GPI S.p.A. in the acquisition of the entire share capital of the Spanish company Hemasoft Software S.L.   GPI is the leading Italian group in IT solutions for Healthcare and Social services, operating abroad in over 60 countries and listed on the MTA market of Borsa italiana (the Italian Stock Exchange) since December 2018. With this…

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02 Jul: Pavia e Ansaldo with Assiteca for the expansion in Spain

Pavia e Ansaldo with Assiteca for the expansion in Spain Madrid, 2 July 2020 – Law Firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team made up by the partner responsible for the Barcelona office, Meritxell Roca Ortega, and by the associate Javier Vicente García, assisted the Spanish branch of the listed company Assiteca in the acquisition of Brosacor, insurance broker with offices in Madrid.   Assiteca is the largest Italian insurance broker. It advises its clients in the analysis of risks, intermediation and management of insurance portfolios both at a national and international level. It has offices in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona) since…

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19 Mar: Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones Fund for the acquisition of the sixth residence in Spain

Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones Fund for the acquisition of the sixth residence in Spain Barcelona, 19 March, 2020 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team made up of the partner responsible for the office of Barcelona, Meritxell Roca Ortega, and by lawyers Alessandro Tenchini and Javier Vicente García, assisted the Luxembourg investment fund TSC Fund Eurocare Real Estate, managed by Threestones Capital Management S.A., in the acquisition of the residence for elderly people “Torre del Angel” (Zaragoza), thus increasing to six its portfolio of centres for residence of the elderly in Spain. Threestones Capital Management S.A. is…

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03 Feb: Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones Fund for the acquisition of the fifth residence in Spain

Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones Fund for the acquisition of the fifth residence in Spain Barcelona, 3 February 2020 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team made up by the partner responsible of the Barcelona office, Meritxell Roca Ortega, and by lawyers Alessandro Tenchini and Javier Vicente García, assisted the Luxemburg investment fund TSC Fund Eurocare Real Estate, managed by Threestones Capital Management S.A., in the acquisition of the residence for the elderly “Puente Viesgo” (Cantabria), expanding to five its portfolio of long-term care centres in Spain. Threestones Capital Management S.A. is an SGR specializing in the Real Estate sector, operating under the…

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28 Nov: Pavia e Ansaldo with Trenitalia in the high speed railway transport in Spain

Pavia e Ansaldo with Trenitalia in the high speed railway transport in Spain Milan, 28 November 2019 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo assisted Trenitalia S.p.A. in the participation to the ILSA consortium in partnership with Air Nostrum, drafting all the contractual documents in connection with the tender for the selection of the high speed railway operator in Spain. ILSA Consortium was awarded the transport service from ADIF, manager of the Spanish railway infrastructure, for the lines Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid-Valencia/Alicante and Madrid-Malaga/Seville. Pavia e Ansaldo acted with a team made up of partners Nico Moravia and Daniele Carminati and by counsel Alessandra Grandoni, with the support of…

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30 Sep: Pavia e Ansaldo con il Fondo Threestones per l’acquisizione di tre residenze in Spagna

Pavia e Ansaldo con il Fondo Threestones per l’acquisizione di tre residenze in Spagna Barcellona, 30 settembre 2019 – Lo studio legale Pavia e Ansaldo, con un team composto dalla partner responsabile della sede di Barcellona, Meritxell Roca Ortega, e dagli associati Alessandro Tenchini e Javier Vicente García, ha prestato consulenza al fondo di investimento del Lussemburgo TSC Fund Eurocare Real Estate, gestito da Threestones Capital Management S.A., nell’acquisizione delle residenze per anziani “Sa Residència” (Ibiza), “La Saleta Villagonzalo” (Burgos) e “Jardins de Valldoreix” (Sant Cugat del Vallès) in Spagna, che continueranno ad essere gestite dal gruppo Colisée. Threestones Capital Management S.A., è una SGR specializzata in…

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22 Nov: Pavia e Ansaldo with Threestones for the acquisition of the residence for the elderly Cambrils Suite

PAVIA E ANSALDO WITH THREESTONES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THE RESIDENCE FOR THE ELDERLY CAMBRILS SUITE Barcelona, 22 November 2018 – Law Firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team made up of the partner responsible for the Barcelona office Meritxell Roca Ortega and the associates Alessandro Tenchini and Javier Vicente García counselled the Luxembourg-based investment fund TSC Fund Eurocare Real Estate, managed by Threestones Capital Management S.A., in the acquisition of the residence for the elderly Cambrils Suite, located in the province of Tarragona and measuring 45.000 square meters. Threestones Capital Management S.A. is a savings management company specialized in the Real Estate sector and operating…

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26 Jan: La Ley de Telemercadeo en España

La Ley de Telemercadeo en España Milan, 26 January 2018 – Según las recomendaciones del Plan de Actuación en Comercio Interior elaborado por el Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio en diciembre de 2005, es necesario encontrar el equilibrio adecuado entre el derecho fundamental a la protección de datos y el tratamiento legítimo de los mismos. En este contexto se sitúa la normativa vigente, recogida en la Ley Orgánica 15/1999, de 13 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal (LOPD) y en el Real Decreto 1720/2007, de 21 de diciembre, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento de…

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11 Jul: Pavia e Ansaldo with Fluidra for the acquisition of Agrisilos

Pavia e Ansaldo with Fluidra for the acquisition of Agrisilos Milan, 11 July 2017 – Studio Legale Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team consisting of partners Meritxell Roca Ortega and Daniele Carminati, and associate Martina Conte, has assisted FLUIDRA S.A. in the acquisition of 90% of the share capital of AGRISILOS, an Italian group that manufactures swimming-pools and pool accessories, biogas plants and tent structures. FLUIDRA S.A. is a Spanish multinational group which is active in 45 countries, listed on the Madrid and Barcelona Stock Exchanges and manufactures swimming-pools and pool accessories, products for water purification and robotic cleaning tools. The acquisition was made…

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26 Jun: Pavia e Ansaldo in the entry in Spain of Surfaces Technological Abrasives

Pavia e Ansaldo in the entry in Spain of Surfaces Technological Abrasives Milan, 26 June 2017 – Pavia e Ansaldo, con un team guidato da Giuseppe Besozzi e composto da Maria Chiara Puglisi e Nicoletta Botta, ha assistito Surfaces Technological Abrasives S.p.A., leader mondiale nell’ambito degli utensili abrasivi per il trattamento di lappatura della ceramica, nell’ingresso nel capitale sociale di Sumirapid S.L., società spagnola attiva nel settore degli utensili a legante metallico e resinoide, delle spazzole e dei prodotti per il trattamento della ceramica. Gli aspetti di diritto spagnolo sono stati seguiti dal team della sede di Barcellona di Pavia e Ansaldo, guidato da Meritxell Roca Ortega e…

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19 Jul: Pavia e Ansaldo with Saica for the acquisition of Centroplast

PAVIA E ANSALDO WITH SAICA FOR THE ACQUISITION OF CENTROPLAST Milan, 19 July 2016 – Pavia e Ansaldo with a team composed of partners Meritxell Roca Ortega and Daniele Carminati with Maria Rita Coviello (counsel) and Martina Conte (associate) assisted Saica, a Spanish multinational which operates in the manufacture of paper and recycled paper, in the acquisition of Centroplast, an Italian group which produces flexible containers. The acquisition permits Saica to continue to grow in the flexible packaging area and offer a larger number of products and services to its customers. The Centroplast Group based in Meldola (FG) and in Luxembourg…

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29 Feb: Pavia e Ansaldo opens in Spain

Pavia e Ansaldo opens in Spain The aim is to create a platform for companies in a market that is in strong recovery where the law firm has operated for over 20 years This opening is in line with the international nature of Pavia e Ansaldo with its offices in Russia, Japan, Belgium and 7 foreign desks  Meritxell Roca Ortega will be the partner heading up the new Barcelona office Barcelona/Milan, 28 February 2016 – The law firm Pavia e Ansaldo announces the opening of its Barcelona office at Avenida Diagonal 539. Pavia e Ansaldo looks to Spain to strengthen its…