Pedro Tent is the partner responsible for the IP Department in the Levante area, as well as responsible of the Litigation and Arbitration practice in the Valencia office.
Devoted to commercial litigation, he acts for clients in all kinds of judicial proceedings relating to Contract, Corporate and IP Law. He has acquired extensive experience in the field of plant variety legal protection as well as in the judicial defense of interests related thereto. In this particular discipline, he has intervened before the European Court of Justice (Luxembourg) and performed as leading lawyer in the professional team that received the Managing IP EMEA Award for the Impact Case in Spain in 2020.
He has specialized in Private International Law, acting in cross-border litigation and partaking in international arbitration proceedings before the ICC, the Arbitration Court of the Cámara de Comercio de Madrid and Valencia, CIMA, and other arbitral institutions.
He is an Associate Lecturer at Universitat de València, where he teaches “International Commercial Law”. He is also a guest lecturer of the Magister Lvcentinvs (Universidad de Alicante), where he teaches “EU legal system on plant variety protection”, “General aspects of inventions, forms of protection and developments of basics concepts in Europe” and “Proceedings before the ECJ”. He teaches as well “International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation” at the Universidad CEU San Pablo (Elche).
He is a member of the Valencia Bar Association and was appointed as an arbitrator by the Arbitral Tribunal of the Valencia Bar Association.
Law Degree (honors), Universitat de València (Estudi General).
LLM (Corporate and Commercial Law), London School of Economics and Political Science.
He is an author in the collective work “Arbitration Encyclopedia” (Ed. Estudio Mario Castillo Freire, 2017) (*), with the entry “The center of gravity doctrine” (*).
Author of “The CJUE, «the unitary patent package» and the sorcerer’s apprentice: Analysis of the role of the CJEU and the material scope of its jurisdiction on the European Patent with Unitary Effect” (La Ley Mercantil, nº35. Abril 2017).
Co-author, with Dr. Manuel Penadés, of “Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements by National Courts: what standard of review?” (2019), published in “60 Years of the New York Convention. Key Issues and Future Challenges” (Kluwer, Katia Fach y Ana Mercedes López, Eds.), presented before the International Conference on the 60th anniversary of the New York Convention (Sevilla, 2018).
Author of “The culmination of the contractualist view of the Kompetenz-Kompetenz principle in its negative dimension: the Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer & White Sales Inc. Judgment of the USA Supreme Court” (*), Revista de Arbitraje Internacional y de Inversiones (Volumen XII, 2019-1).
Author of “Satis superque”, published in “El proceso arbitral en España a la luz de la doctrina del Tribunal Constitucional” (Wolters Kluwer, 2021).
Author of “Cave Cavtelam!. Thoughts on the cautionary authority of arbitrators under the 60/2003 Arbitration Act and the remaining misgivings about it” (*), La Ley Mediación y Arbitraje, nº10, 2022.
Recent conferences and speeches:
“The Spanish jurisdiction as an international arbitration seat” (Speaker; Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Valencia, 2019). (*)
“La declinatoria arbitral” (Speaker; Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, 2019).
“The Nadorcott case: legal consequences and strategy for breeders.” CIOPORA General Assembly (Speaker; October 2020).
“Plant Variety Rights: insights and tips for enforcers” (Moderator). EUIPO seminar (May 2021).
“Court case in the European Union on mandarin” (Speaker; UPOV Seminar on the breeder’s right in relation to harvested material (UPOV/SEM/GE/21; May 27, 2021 (Geneva, Switzerland).