Chairman & Managing Partner
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Founder, Chairman and Partner of ECIJA. One of the major law firms in Spain with offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Santiago de Chile. Partner of ECIJA Corporate and M&A Group. Legal counsel to Spain largest media corporations and the EC on issues related to new technologies, media and telecoms. Legal counsel to the Spanish Government on the drafting of the Film and General Audiovisual Acts. Postgraduate and advanced studies in International and Comparative law, MBA, LLB and Diploma in Business Studies, New York and Oregon (USA). Research and PhD. studies in IP Law and Media Law from Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain. Research studies in Comparative Law and EEC Law at Oslo University, Norway. LLB, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain.
Member of the Council for the Innovation of Justice, promoted by the Minister of Justice Rafael Catalá.
Hugo Écija advises on Corporate, M&A, Business & Commercial Law, and Communications & Media Law.
Madrid Bar Association, IBA, member of the Executive Committee of UTECA (Association of Commercial TV Stations). Appointed arbitrator for the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).
IPV6 Aspectos Legales del Nuevo Protocolo de Internet (Legal Aspects on the New IPV6 Internet Protocol) Euro6IX EC, 2005. Hacia una nueva Política del Audiovisual(Towards a new Audiovisual Policy), 2005. Entertainment Law Factbook, 2003. Thomson-Reuters Aranzadi. Libro Blanco del Audiovisual (the White Book on how-to produce, distribute and finance an Audiovisual Project), 2000.
Hugo has been selected as Best media lawyer, and among the best in Intellectual Property law, in Spain in the 2009-2018 editions of Chambers Europe, regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the country. In addition, he was named the Best Lawyers’ 2017 ‘Media Lawyer of the Year’, an honor only one lawyer in each specialty receives.
“Hugo Écija, certainly the Best Lawyer in the Spanish Media Sector”, Chambers Europe
“Hugo Écija is a key name in the IP sector with an impressive portfolio”, Legal500