Jose Ramon Morales
Partner, Garrigues; Barcelona, Spain

Jose Ramon Morales is a partner of Garrigues and heads the Information Technology Law Department of the Firm. His practice focuses on IT companies and transactions, outsourcing agreements (both ITO and BPO), e-Commerce and e-Government projects, as well as digital contents protection and regulation.

Mr. Ramon has acted for a large number of international and local companies of different industries on technology transactions, as well as IT related matters connected with M&A and corporate reorganizations. He has also been involved in the recent years in the legal advice to several projects related to the launching and operation of interactive services initiatives, including on-line banking and financial services, e-Government, travel portals, TV and Internet-based audiovisual distribution channels, and social networking sites, among others.

Mr. Ramon has acted a Secretary to the Board of various companies working in the IT arena, including Venture Capital funds investing in the technological industry, emerging companies, and Joint Venture companies of financial institutions for the development and operation of technology platforms and services for the financial industry.

Mr. Ramon graduated from the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 1989 and attended different international programs and seminars, including US Legal System (Harvard Law School “Program of Instruction for Lawyers”, 2001) and Internet and IT Law (Harvard Law School “Internet Law Program”, 2005).

Mr. Ramon is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association, of the International Technology Law Association, former member of the Board of Directors and current Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Spanish e-Commerce Association (AECEM).