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Dispute Resolution — Spain


Clifford Chance S.L. - Dispute Resolution

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

A tremendously well-regarded practitioner, José Antonio Caínzos is an all-rounder who is well versed in litigation and arbitration, where he acts as both counsel and arbitrator. His practice includes international mandates for clients from a variety of sectors. Sources repeatedly praise his friendly nature and how easy it is to work with him, saying: "For me, he has everything you want in dispute resolution: broad experience, common sense and a good balance of information, hard work and quick responses."

Iñigo Villoria primarily handles disputes arising out of restructuring and insolvency proceedings. Sources say: "He is a very good lawyer who has presence in court."

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Cuatrecasas - Dispute Resolution

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Jorge Badía combines his dispute resolution work with his position as managing partner of the firm. Sources describe him as "a very talented litigator" and praise his proactive and expert way of handling matters.

Alfonso Iglesia enjoys high praise from market sources, particularly for his expertise in construction disputes. He counts FCC among his clients and recently assisted CEVA Logistics with a multiparty damages dispute. Sources say: "He is a magnificent professional who is both experienced and interested in the matters he handles."

Sources say that Álvaro Mendiola "is quick, but also thinks a lot and is able to put himself in the opposing party's shoes and predict what is going to happen." His recent work includes representing PRISA in a dispute with Telefónica over the economic terms of a contract concerning the broadcasting rights of Spanish football league games.

Elisabeth de Nadal enjoys a good reputation among peers for her work in international arbitration cases, and has represented several key international names in proceedings. She has acted on disputes involving companies from a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and real estate.

Alberto Fortún is known for his work on civil claims, examples of which include acting for Centauro Capital and others on ICC arbitration proceedings over a sale agreement with Dresser-Rand. He is experienced in multiparty actions, and one client describes him as "a meticulous lawyer who really takes care in what he is doing."

Antonio Pipó successfully defended Galp Energia in a dispute over the validity of an exclusive supply contract. Sources say: "He makes the legal issues understandable for the client and really throws himself into the matters." He focuses on disputes relating to energy.

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Garrigues - Dispute Resolution

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Carlos de los Santos's practice encompasses both arbitration and litigation, and he frequently advises on cross-border disputes as well as domestic proceedings over the validity of agreements. He has extensive experience working with many jurisdictions, particularly in Latin America. Sources agree that he is "very competent, client-oriented and has a lot of expertise in the world of dispute resolution."

Alberto Pimenta is described as a "really outstanding litigator" by peers. His recent work includes instructions on contractual disputes and contentious construction matters. He has additional expertise in banking and insurance cases and regularly appears in both litigation and arbitration proceedings.

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Uría Menéndez - Dispute Resolution

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Jesús Remón Peñalver comes highly recommended for his "deep knowledge of the law, fairness and common sense." He is particularly known for handling large international disputes and is experienced in representing international heavyweights such as Santander. Sources say: "His technical knowledge is extraordinary, seeing him in court is a real pleasure," adding that "he is absolutely brilliant in hearings."

Market commentators note that José Miguel Fatás is "a fast, clever and versatile litigator" and highlight his expertise in both civil and administrative proceedings. He is well versed in ICC arbitrations and class actions, and recently he has been instructed by Telefónica to assist with an antitrust case worth EUR1.5 billion.

Miguel Virgós is recognised for his expertise in investment arbitration and is commended for the quality of his legal analyses and written work, particularly in international matters. He acts as both counsel and arbitrator on proceedings such as contract disputes. Sources comment: "His academic background is very impressive."

Alejandro Ferreres receives positive feedback from both clients and peers for his abilities in dispute resolution. His work includes advice on contractual liability and he has recently acted for ABANCA on the defence of a EUR150 million class action over swap contracts.

Clients appreciate the way that Alvaro López de Argumedo works with internal lawyers. He is recommended as counsel in arbitration proceedings and for commercial litigation. He is particularly active in disputes arising from the energy and banking sectors.

Eduardo Trigo advises a number of important clients on disputes arising from unlawful data use and contract terminations. His expertise includes both commercial and civil law, as well as insolvency and inheritance matters.

Department profile by Uría Menéndez

Our Litigation and Arbitration Practice Area advises on civil and commercial disputes. We create multidisciplinary teams so that, in addition to leading specialists in litigation and arbitration, every client benefits from the expertise of lawyers from relevant practice areas. Our aim is to offer our clients added value in every negotiation, claim and arbitration.

It is one of our main goals to understand the specific characteristics of the sectors in which our clients operate, be it banking, finance, telecommunications, energy, infrastructures, construction, real estate, consumer goods or pharmaceuticals, to name but a few. In determining the strategy to be adopted in a dispute, we use this specialist knowledge to ensure the needs and concerns of our clients are paramount, an approach which affords us a competitive advantage valued at both an international and domestic level. 

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Uría Menéndez offers a global service, advising its clients wherever their interests may be.    

We provide multi-jurisdictional legal advice through our:

  • own offices in the main financial centres of Europe, Asia and the Americas,
  • joint ownership of Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría, the leading regional firm operating in Ibero-America,
  • close ties with the most prestigious independent law firms in the countries in which our clients operate,
  • membership of the Lex Mundi international network,
  • regional practice groups formed by specialist Uría Menéndez lawyers in areas of particular strategic interest for our clients.

Baker McKenzie - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

José María Alonso enjoys a tremendous reputation for all facets of his disputes practice. He is frequently appointed as arbitrator and often in proceedings seated in Latin America. He also assists clients with commercial and civil litigation. Sources say that he "has a lot of experience, prestige and common sense: he goes beyond just plain advice" and add: "He's very open and has a huge amount of expertise – working with him is easy."

Sources say that Jose Ramón Casado "perfectly captures the problem as a whole and offers practical advice." He is recommended as a litigator in civil disputes and noted for his "exquisite client treatment." His typical work touches on unfair competition, challenges of corporate decisions and directors' liability disputes.

Clients state that the Barcelona-based Fernando De la Mata "improves efficiency, keeps costs down and knows the facts well." His recent work includes a broad range of financial, supplier and inheritance disputes.

Clients appreciate Víctor Mercedes's technical skills and hard-working approach, describing him as "an extremely experienced lawyer in contentious matters of all kinds." His varied practice encompasses white-collar crime, civil and commercial litigation, and arbitration.

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo - Dispute Resolution

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Francisco Peña González divides his practice between Madrid and Lisbon. He works across a broad spectrum of contentious matters, including banking, construction and insolvency cases. Sources note his expertise in energy matters and describe him as "a fantastic lawyer whose technical abilities are outstanding."

Juan Viaño is well respected by market sources, who commend his style, saying that he "expresses himself with clarity and presents the case in a simple, straightforward way." His practice tends to revolve around complex litigation and arbitration proceedings, and he is particularly experienced in contractual disputes.

Borja de Obeso Pérez-Victoria has a broad disputes practice and is regularly instructed on matters such as breaches of contract or insolvency proceedings. Sources appreciate his practical approach. Clients say: "He is very practical and does a really good job."

Gonzalo Ardila Bermejo acts for clients on both litigation and arbitration proceedings. His recent work includes assisting clients with terminations of agreements and energy disputes.

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Pérez-Llorca - Dispute Resolution

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Madrid partner Félix Montero divides his practice between litigation and arbitration and regularly advises big names from the automobile and energy sectors. Clients value his ability to understand their problems and describe him as "very hard-working and conscientious," with one interviewee adding: "He has a lot of experience in arbitration and he is an exceptional lawyer."

Ana Ribó has a broad disputes practice with particular skill in commercial and civil litigation. She is praised for her expertise and communication and management abilities. Clients add: "She is really responsive and always goes beyond our expectations."

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In 2015, Pérez-Llorca opened two foreign offices in London and New York. Pérez-Llorca advises on Spanish law in both offices. Our offices assist Pérez-Llorca’s clients with the development of their projects and serve as a gateway for our firm to collaborate closely with local firms.

From our London office located in the City, our firm advises on cross-border transactions and provides our expertise to UK-based clients (mainly financial entities, funds, corporates and law firms) investing in the Spanish market.

From our New York office located on Park Avenue, we advise clients on Spanish law and adapt our multidisciplinary assessment to their needs in the US and Latin America.




Ashurst - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Head of team José Antonio Rodríguez Álvarez is frequently instructed on a variety of matters, including energy and banking disputes. His broad practice includes litigation as well as ADR, and he is recommended for civil, commercial and investment disputes. Clients describe him as "very experienced, diligent and affable."

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Dispute Resolution

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Vicente Sierra is well respected in the market for his work representing companies from the financial, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors in commercial and civil disputes. Clients praise his litigation skills and describe him as a "technical person who is easy-going and approachable."

Rafael Murillo is described as "an outstanding practitioner and a bright guy" by market commentators. Recent instructions of his include representing Mediapro in a challenge raised against the Spanish competition authority's decision to authorise Telefónica's purchase of DTS.

Market commentators praise Natalia Gómez's work and say: "She is a genius when it comes to litigation." She frequently advises on insolvency, restructuring and product liability cases.

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Hogan Lovells International LLP - Dispute Resolution

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José Luis Huerta is known for his mix of litigation and arbitration work and his client-focused style. His practice includes matters ranging from shareholders' disputes to appeals. Market sources say that he has "a great capacity to analyse complex matters that have international implications."

Carmen Nuñez-Lagos is based in Hogan Lovells' Paris office. A recognised practitioner in the field of international arbitration, she is dual-qualified in both France and Spain. Her areas of expertise include projects, energy and telecommunications disputes and she speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian.

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Jones Day - Dispute Resolution

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Mercedes Fernández combines her role as managing partner of the Madrid office with her disputes practice. She is particularly renowned for her work as counsel in construction arbitration. Clients value her strengths in cross-border mandates and say: "She is one of the best lawyers we have ever worked with: detailed, personally involved and available. She is exquisite."

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Allen & Overy LLP - Dispute Resolution

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Sources note that head of department Antonio Vázquez-Guillén "is very open-minded when it comes to exploring new approaches and always goes the extra mile to reach the goal." He is instructed by a host of major names from the financial services sector and divides his practice between representing clients in arbitration and litigation proceedings.

New addition Javier Mendieta Grande regularly represents clients such as banks in insolvency and contractual disputes. Sources describe him as "a very intellectual person who you can tell has worked really hard and thought a lot."

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CMS - Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for Advises clients from the banking and energy sectors on civil and commercial litigation and corporate disputes. Boasts a team of notable criminal specialists advising on white-collar crime cases. Carlos Aguilar heads the firm's dispute resolution department and is a key point of contact for clients.

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DLA Piper Spain - Dispute Resolution

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Álvaro Lobato is "a good lawyer and a good person," according to commentators, who also note his academic prowess. He has extensive experience in insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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Herbert Smith Freehills - Dispute Resolution

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Paulino Fajardo focuses his practices on the area of contentious insurance. His recent instructions include representing Dragados Offshore in the defence of a claim raised by Hess Denmark over allegedly defective offshore platform designs. One client states: "He is one of the best insurance trial attorneys in Spain."

Eduardo Soler Tappa is a key name in the energy arbitration arena. His work also includes litigation on behalf of clients from the energy, banking and telecommunication sectors. Sources highlight his previous role as a state attorney and say that he is "a magnificent lawyer."

Department profile by Herbert Smith Freehills

Our Spanish dispute resolution team is made up of highly reputed lawyers with extensive experience advising on pre-trial issues and handling judicial and arbitration proceedings before the Spanish and international courts.

Our team has a reputation for resolving lengthy, complex and high-profile disputes, and minimising the contentious risk exposure of our international clients. We also offer advice on pre-trial matters and work alongside with other non-dispute teams, such as risk advisors.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is also an integral part of our practice and an area in which we have considerable experience.

Our practice provides legal advice in the following specialisations: commercial litigation (banking, M&A, construction and real estate, general commercial litigation); arbitration (domestic and international); insurance and reinsurance litigation; restructuring and insolvency disputes; public law, regulatory and tax disputes; competition and employment disputes and proceedings related to financial and environmental crimes.

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With a multi-disciplinary global disputes team of world-leading sector specialists and regional experts, we provide a complete commercial insight and legal advice. Particularly, on pre-trial issues and handling judicial and arbitration proceedings before the Spanish and international courts and in lengthy and high-profile disputes, and minimising the contentious risk exposure of our global clients.

International Arbitration

  • Eduardo Soler-Tappa. Our arbitration group has an established reputation for handling some of the most complex international disputes facing clients today, including commercial and investment arbitration. Our Madrid office is a link between the different international offices for handling of some of the most complex arbitration cases. We represent clients before tribunals, advising on the most complex legal and factual issues, assisting in negotiating a commercial settlement or drafting a simple arbitration agreement.

Foreign desks

  • Paulino Fajardo (Latin America/insurance). As a hub for the Latin American business, our Madrid office has a deep knowledge of the Latin American insurance and markets, on which our team has handled and monitored a number of claims for international insurers and reinsurers. We have particular experience in helping clients operating in Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Argentina, amongst other.​

Linklaters - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Francisco Málaga is known for his expertise in civil procedures. His practice encompasses insolvency and financial and liability disputes. Clients appreciate his negotiation skills and say: "He is absolutely amazing, he makes everything easy for us," with one adding: "He is very dynamic and proactive, and he is really good in court." He has recently represented FCC in a EUR4.4 billion case over refinancing.

New addition to the department Borja Fernández de Trocóniz considerably boosts the team's litigation capacity. According to sources, "he proposes technical solutions to banking litigation that nobody else would even think of."

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Ramón y Cajal Abogados - Dispute Resolution

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Interviewees state that head of department Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno "is really interested in getting to know what is behind every matter, and that makes him more effective in resolving problems."

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Andersen Tax & Legal - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Clients value the "very smart and proactive" Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre's language skills, citing them as particularly useful in international cases. He divides his time between litigation and acting as counsel on arbitration proceedings. He represents major names from a range of sectors, including finance, telecommunications and energy.

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B Cremades y Asociados - Dispute Resolution

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Bernardo Cremades Sanz-Pastor enjoys a tremendous reputation for his roles as both arbitrator and counsel in high-profile international matters, with particular emphasis on his work in Latin America. He is recommended for investment arbitration proceedings, and peers unanimously praise his experience and practice, saying: "He is one of the most prestigious Spanish arbitrators in the world - a Spanish institution."

Ángel Tejada is particularly commended for his expertise in arbitration proceedings. Sources say: "He's the person you want if you want the opposition to sweat." He also acts for clients on an array of litigation cases.

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Dentons - Dispute Resolution

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Handles diverse litigation cases that span public law, IP, insolvency and general contentious commercial matters. José María Buxeda and Juan Ignacio Alonso are the key contacts in the dispute resolution department.

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King & Wood Mallesons - Dispute Resolution

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Alfredo Guerrero leads the team and assists with a broad range of civil and criminal litigation and arbitration. Sources highlight his creativity, speed of response and depth of expertise, adding: "He clearly understands the client's needs and offers a tailor-made approach."

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ONTIER - Dispute Resolution

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Pedro Rodríguez Rodero is described as "an excellent lawyer who is responsive and client-focused." He is frequently instructed by a number of key names, such as BBVA and VETRA Energy Group, and he receives keen praise for his knowledge of banking legislation and his technical expertise. He represents clients in both litigation and arbitration.

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Squire Patton Boggs - Dispute Resolution

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Jesús Carrasco's areas of expertise include contentious real estate, construction and IP, for which he is instructed by both local and international companies. Clients say that he is "humble and accurate: he understands us," and several commentators cite his previous role as a judge as adding particular value to his services.

Fernando González leads the dispute resolution team and focuses his practice on contentious issues of commercial and IP law. He represents a number of key names from a range of sectors, including banking. One source states: "Working with him was a very positive experience."

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Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor - Dispute Resolution

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Madrid-based Alfonso López-Ibor advises clients from a range of sectors, including hospitality, pharmaceuticals and aviation. His expertise includes litigation as well as arbitration.

Isabel Mateu leads the Barcelona team and has noteworthy experience of contentious insolvency matters. Sources say: "She has always treated us stupendously and her advice has always been on point."

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Eminent Practitioner

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Jorge Badía combines his dispute resolution work with his position as managing partner of the firm. Sources describe him as "a very talented litigator" and praise his proactive and expert way of handling matters.

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José María Alonso

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

José María Alonso enjoys a tremendous reputation for all facets of his disputes practice. He is frequently appointed as arbitrator and often in proceedings seated in Latin America. He also assists clients with commercial and civil litigation. Sources say that he "has a lot of experience, prestige and common sense: he goes beyond just plain advice" and add: "He's very open and has a huge amount of expertise – working with him is easy."

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Arias SLP

From the Chambers Global guide

David Arias leads the growing team at Arias SLP and is praised for his excellence in all aspects of dispute resolution. He is commended for his speed of response, expertise and attention to detail in acting on behalf of clients such as HP. One impressed commentator says: "He is endowed with an excellent quantity of common sense and he is also very pleasant to work with," with another adding: "He has spectacular ability in international matters."

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José Antonio Caínzos

Clifford Chance S.L.

From the Chambers Global guide

A tremendously well-regarded practitioner, José Antonio Caínzos is an all-rounder who is well versed in litigation and arbitration, where he acts as both counsel and arbitrator. His practice includes international mandates for clients from a variety of sectors. Sources repeatedly praise his friendly nature and how easy it is to work with him, saying: "For me, he has everything you want in dispute resolution: broad experience, common sense and a good balance of information, hard work and quick responses."

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Jesús Remón Peñalver

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Jesús Remón Peñalver comes highly recommended for his "deep knowledge of the law, fairness and common sense." He is particularly known for handling large international disputes and is experienced in representing international heavyweights such as Santander. Sources say: "His technical knowledge is extraordinary, seeing him in court is a real pleasure," adding that "he is absolutely brilliant in hearings."

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Carlos de los Santos

Garrigues

From the Chambers Global guide

Carlos de los Santos's practice encompasses both arbitration and litigation, and he frequently advises on cross-border disputes as well as domestic proceedings over the validity of agreements. He has extensive experience working with many jurisdictions, particularly in Latin America. Sources agree that he is "very competent, client-oriented and has a lot of expertise in the world of dispute resolution."

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José Miguel Fatás

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Market commentators note that José Miguel Fatás is "a fast, clever and versatile litigator" and highlight his expertise in both civil and administrative proceedings. He is well versed in ICC arbitrations and class actions, and recently he has been instructed by Telefónica to assist with an antitrust case worth EUR1.5 billion.

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Mercedes Fernández

Jones Day

From the Chambers Global guide

Mercedes Fernández combines her role as managing partner of the Madrid office with her disputes practice. She is particularly renowned for her work as counsel in construction arbitration. Clients value her strengths in cross-border mandates and say: "She is one of the best lawyers we have ever worked with: detailed, personally involved and available. She is exquisite."

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Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Alfonso Iglesia enjoys high praise from market sources, particularly for his expertise in construction disputes. He counts FCC among his clients and recently assisted CEVA Logistics with a multiparty damages dispute. Sources say: "He is a magnificent professional who is both experienced and interested in the matters he handles."

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Francisco Málaga

Linklaters

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Francisco Málaga is known for his expertise in civil procedures. His practice encompasses insolvency and financial and liability disputes. Clients appreciate his negotiation skills and say: "He is absolutely amazing, he makes everything easy for us," with one adding: "He is very dynamic and proactive, and he is really good in court." He has recently represented FCC in a EUR4.4 billion case over refinancing.

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Pérez-Llorca

From the Chambers Global guide

Madrid partner Félix Montero divides his practice between litigation and arbitration and regularly advises big names from the automobile and energy sectors. Clients value his ability to understand their problems and describe him as "very hard-working and conscientious," with one interviewee adding: "He has a lot of experience in arbitration and he is an exceptional lawyer."

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Francisco A Peña González

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Global guide

Francisco Peña González divides his practice between Madrid and Lisbon. He works across a broad spectrum of contentious matters, including banking, construction and insolvency cases. Sources note his expertise in energy matters and describe him as "a fantastic lawyer whose technical abilities are outstanding."

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Global guide

Alberto Pimenta is described as a "really outstanding litigator" by peers. His recent work includes instructions on contractual disputes and contentious construction matters. He has additional expertise in banking and insurance cases and regularly appears in both litigation and arbitration proceedings.

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Band 2

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

From the Chambers Global guide

Vicente Sierra is well respected in the market for his work representing companies from the financial, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors in commercial and civil disputes. Clients praise his litigation skills and describe him as a "technical person who is easy-going and approachable."

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Band 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Global guide

Juan Viaño is well respected by market sources, who commend his style, saying that he "expresses himself with clarity and presents the case in a simple, straightforward way." His practice tends to revolve around complex litigation and arbitration proceedings, and he is particularly experienced in contractual disputes.

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Band 3

Jose Ramón Casado

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources say that Jose Ramón Casado "perfectly captures the problem as a whole and offers practical advice." He is recommended as a litigator in civil disputes and noted for his "exquisite client treatment." His typical work touches on unfair competition, challenges of corporate decisions and directors' liability disputes.

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Band 3

José Luis Huerta

Hogan Lovells International LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

José Luis Huerta is known for his mix of litigation and arbitration work and his client-focused style. His practice includes matters ranging from shareholders' disputes to appeals. Market sources say that he has "a great capacity to analyse complex matters that have international implications."

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Band 3

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources say that Álvaro Mendiola "is quick, but also thinks a lot and is able to put himself in the opposing party's shoes and predict what is going to happen." His recent work includes representing PRISA in a dispute with Telefónica over the economic terms of a contract concerning the broadcasting rights of Spanish football league games.

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Band 3

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

From the Chambers Global guide

Rafael Murillo is described as "an outstanding practitioner and a bright guy" by market commentators. Recent instructions of his include representing Mediapro in a challenge raised against the Spanish competition authority's decision to authorise Telefónica's purchase of DTS.

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Band 3

Pérez-Llorca

From the Chambers Global guide

Ana Ribó has a broad disputes practice with particular skill in commercial and civil litigation. She is praised for her expertise and communication and management abilities. Clients add: "She is really responsive and always goes beyond our expectations."

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Band 3

José Antonio Rodríguez Álvarez

Ashurst

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of team José Antonio Rodríguez Álvarez is frequently instructed on a variety of matters, including energy and banking disputes. His broad practice includes litigation as well as ADR, and he is recommended for civil, commercial and investment disputes. Clients describe him as "very experienced, diligent and affable."

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Band 3

Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre

Andersen Tax & Legal

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients value the "very smart and proactive" Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre's language skills, citing them as particularly useful in international cases. He divides his time between litigation and acting as counsel on arbitration proceedings. He represents major names from a range of sectors, including finance, telecommunications and energy.

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Band 3

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Miguel Virgós is recognised for his expertise in investment arbitration and is commended for the quality of his legal analyses and written work, particularly in international matters. He acts as both counsel and arbitrator on proceedings such as contract disputes. Sources comment: "His academic background is very impressive."

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Band 4

GOLD Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Raúl Da Veiga of GOLD Abogados acts for key names from the food, telecommunications and construction industries. Sources speak highly of his approach, saying that he "doesn't just explain himself well, he writes well too and is fantastic on his feet."

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Band 4

Fernando de la Mata

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients state that the Barcelona-based Fernando De la Mata "improves efficiency, keeps costs down and knows the facts well." His recent work includes a broad range of financial, supplier and inheritance disputes.

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Band 4

Elisabeth de Nadal

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Elisabeth de Nadal enjoys a good reputation among peers for her work in international arbitration cases, and has represented several key international names in proceedings. She has acted on disputes involving companies from a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and real estate.

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Band 4

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Global guide

Paulino Fajardo focuses his practices on the area of contentious insurance. His recent instructions include representing Dragados Offshore in the defence of a claim raised by Hess Denmark over allegedly defective offshore platform designs. One client states: "He is one of the best insurance trial attorneys in Spain."

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Band 4

Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees state that head of department Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno "is really interested in getting to know what is behind every matter, and that makes him more effective in resolving problems."

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Band 4

Alejandro Ferreres

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Alejandro Ferreres receives positive feedback from both clients and peers for his abilities in dispute resolution. His work includes advice on contractual liability and he has recently acted for ABANCA on the defence of a EUR150 million class action over swap contracts.

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Band 4

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Alberto Fortún is known for his work on civil claims, examples of which include acting for Centauro Capital and others on ICC arbitration proceedings over a sale agreement with Dresser-Rand. He is experienced in multiparty actions, and one client describes him as "a meticulous lawyer who really takes care in what he is doing."

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Band 4

King & Wood Mallesons

From the Chambers Global guide

Alfredo Guerrero leads the team and assists with a broad range of civil and criminal litigation and arbitration. Sources highlight his creativity, speed of response and depth of expertise, adding: "He clearly understands the client's needs and offers a tailor-made approach."

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Band 4

Rivero & Gustafson Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

John Gustafson of Rivero & Gustafson Abogados combines his responsibilities as managing partner with a respected litigation practice. Market commentators state that he is "open to discussing the matter in order to capture the business angle of each problem, so he can come up with the best solution."

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Band 4

SLJ Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Daniel Jiménez of SLJ Abogados "is a young, dynamic person who really understands the clients' needs," according to one interviewee. His work spans agency agreements and SPAs, and he has recently represented claimants BF Grupo in a EUR14 million dispute raised against Vodafone.

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Band 4

Alvaro López de Argumedo

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients appreciate the way that Alvaro López de Argumedo works with internal lawyers. He is recommended as counsel in arbitration proceedings and for commercial litigation. He is particularly active in disputes arising from the energy and banking sectors.

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Band 4

Pedro Rodríguez Rodero

ONTIER

From the Chambers Global guide

Pedro Rodríguez Rodero is described as "an excellent lawyer who is responsive and client-focused." He is frequently instructed by a number of key names, such as BBVA and VETRA Energy Group, and he receives keen praise for his knowledge of banking legislation and his technical expertise. He represents clients in both litigation and arbitration.

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Band 4

Eduardo Soler Tappa

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Global guide

Eduardo Soler Tappa is a key name in the energy arbitration arena. His work also includes litigation on behalf of clients from the energy, banking and telecommunication sectors. Sources highlight his previous role as a state attorney and say that he is "a magnificent lawyer."

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Band 4

Antonio Vazquez-Guillén

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources note that head of department Antonio Vázquez-Guillén "is very open-minded when it comes to exploring new approaches and always goes the extra mile to reach the goal." He is instructed by a host of major names from the financial services sector and divides his practice between representing clients in arbitration and litigation proceedings.

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Band 5

J Almoguera Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Jesús Almoguera of J Almoguera Abogados impresses with "his great legal expertise and magnificent professional qualities." He acts for a number of names from the banking and charity sectors and frequently takes on the role of arbitrator in energy and transport disputes.

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Band 5

Jesús M Carrasco

Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers Global guide

Jesús Carrasco's areas of expertise include contentious real estate, construction and IP, for which he is instructed by both local and international companies. Clients say that he is "humble and accurate: he understands us," and several commentators cite his previous role as a judge as adding particular value to his services.

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Band 5

Borja de Obeso Pérez-Victoria

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Global guide

Borja de Obeso Pérez-Victoria has a broad disputes practice and is regularly instructed on matters such as breaches of contract or insolvency proceedings. Sources appreciate his practical approach. Clients say: "He is very practical and does a really good job."

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Band 5

Alejandro Fernández de Araoz

Araoz & Rueda

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources really appreciate Alejandro Fernández de Araoz of Araoz & Rueda's "strategic vision, absolute loyalty to the client and maximum involvement in the matters." He is highlighted for his particular expertise in commercial and transactional matters.

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Band 5

Borja Fernández de Trocóniz

Linklaters

From the Chambers Global guide

New addition to the department Borja Fernández de Trocóniz considerably boosts the team's litigation capacity. According to sources, "he proposes technical solutions to banking litigation that nobody else would even think of."

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Band 5

Fernando González

Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers Global guide

Fernando González leads the dispute resolution team and focuses his practice on contentious issues of commercial and IP law. He represents a number of key names from a range of sectors, including banking. One source states: "Working with him was a very positive experience."

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Band 5

Carlos González-Bueno

González-Bueno & Asociados

From the Chambers Global guide

Carlos González-Bueno of González-Bueno & Asociados is described as "very effective, especially on complicated matters." He is regularly appointed as arbitrator and is particularly recognised for his IP practice.

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Band 5

DLA Piper Spain

From the Chambers Global guide

Álvaro Lobato is "a good lawyer and a good person," according to commentators, who also note his academic prowess. He has extensive experience in insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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Band 5

Alfonso López-Ibor

Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor

From the Chambers Global guide

Madrid-based Alfonso López-Ibor advises clients from a range of sectors, including hospitality, pharmaceuticals and aviation. His expertise includes litigation as well as arbitration.

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Band 5

Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor

From the Chambers Global guide

Isabel Mateu leads the Barcelona team and has noteworthy experience of contentious insolvency matters. Sources say: "She has always treated us stupendously and her advice has always been on point."

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Band 5

Javier Mendieta Grande

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

New addition Javier Mendieta Grande regularly represents clients such as banks in insolvency and contractual disputes. Sources describe him as "a very intellectual person who you can tell has worked really hard and thought a lot."

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Band 5

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients appreciate Víctor Mercedes's technical skills and hard-working approach, describing him as "an extremely experienced lawyer in contentious matters of all kinds." His varied practice encompasses white-collar crime, civil and commercial litigation, and arbitration.

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Band 5

Latham & Watkins

From the Chambers Global guide

Antonio Morales of Latham & Watkins primarily acts for clients from the energy sector on both arbitration and litigation. Sources note: "He is especially good with witnesses in court, he can explain things in an easy way and his strategy is clear."

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Band 5

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Antonio Pipó successfully defended Galp Energia in a dispute over the validity of an exclusive supply contract. Sources say: "He makes the legal issues understandable for the client and really throws himself into the matters." He focuses on disputes relating to energy.

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Band 5

B Cremades y Asociados

From the Chambers Global guide

Ángel Tejada is particularly commended for his expertise in arbitration proceedings. Sources say: "He's the person you want if you want the opposition to sweat." He also acts for clients on an array of litigation cases.

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Band 5

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Eduardo Trigo advises a number of important clients on disputes arising from unlawful data use and contract terminations. His expertise includes both commercial and civil law, as well as insolvency and inheritance matters.

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Band 5

Clifford Chance S.L.

From the Chambers Global guide

Iñigo Villoria primarily handles disputes arising out of restructuring and insolvency proceedings. Sources say: "He is a very good lawyer who has presence in court."

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Up and Coming

Gonzalo Ardila Bermejo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Global guide

Gonzalo Ardila Bermejo acts for clients on both litigation and arbitration proceedings. His recent work includes assisting clients with terminations of agreements and energy disputes.

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Up and Coming

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

From the Chambers Global guide

Market commentators praise Natalia Gómez's work and say: "She is a genius when it comes to litigation." She frequently advises on insolvency, restructuring and product liability cases.

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Up and Coming

Arias SLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Dámaso Riaño of Arias SLP is described as "active, sharp and quick on the ball" and sources note his attention to detail. He has recently been instructed on key matters on behalf of clients such as FCC and acts on arbitration and litigation.

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