Spain - Dispute Resolution Lawyers & Law Firms - Global - Chambers and Partners
Chambers & Partners has detected the use of an ad blocker.
We make use of tailor-made ads to enhance your experience of our website.
Please 'whitelist' https://www.chambersandpartners.com.
Close
Global Guide

Dispute Resolution — Spain


Clifford Chance LLP - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

José Antonio Caínzos has a superb reputation as a market-leading arbitration and litigation practitioner. He is consistently instructed on high-profile disputes and frequently works on construction and commercial arbitrations in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Clients highlight "the clarity with which he explains problems and suggests solutions and alternatives," with one adding that "his sense of strategy in negotiations has proved invaluable." He is also an active arbitrator.

Iñigo Villoria is best known for his creditor-side insolvency practice. He also handles broader financial litigation and arbitration matters, often linked to restructurings and insolvencies.

About the Team (content provided by Clifford Chance LLP )

Department profile not yet provided by Clifford Chance LLP . Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Cuatrecasas - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Interviewees note Alfonso Iglesia's considerable experience in construction disputes. He regularly leads international arbitration mandates concerning European or Latin American infrastructure projects, and recently assisted FCC-Astaldi with its ICC arbitration against a Romanian state-owned company regarding highway construction in Romania.

Álvaro Mendiola often handles the termination of distribution or agency agreements as part of his broader commercial and corporate litigation practice. He advised BayWa on proceedings against Ceminter Hispania relating to the termination of the parties' agreement to build a new port terminal facility in Romania.

Interviewees note Alberto Fortún as a growing presence in the market. He attracts attention for his work as counsel on commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, having acted on several significant mandates including InfraRed Capital Partners' ICSID arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain regarding the Energy Charter Treaty.

Elisabeth de Nadal is an established practitioner in the field. She is well versed in varied forms of commercial arbitration and is particularly noted for her experience in M&A-related mandates.

Antonio Pipó is best known for his work in the energy sector and is widely experienced in corporate disputes. He recently advised Cajamar on a claim brought by a minority shareholder opposing the co-operative bank's merger with a Las Palmas banking entity.

César Rivera is an experienced arbitration and commercial litigation practitioner. He represented Bester in a Barcelona-seated LCIA arbitration against subsidiaries of Chint Group relating to the construction of photovoltaic power plant projects in Romania.

Peers know Jorge Badía as an experienced litigator who plays a crucial role in the management of the firm. He also directly supports key clients in sensitive litigation mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Cuatrecasas)

Department profile not yet provided by Cuatrecasas. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Garrigues - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Peers and clients alike praise Carlos de los Santos for his work as counsel in international arbitration mandates. In addition to his work for leading Spanish construction companies that are active in the Middle East, he also advises on court proceedings arising from M&A transactions. Market sources say: "As a counsel he is very respected indeed."

Recent highlights for Alberto Pimenta include his defence of Nuevo Arpegio in a EUR73 million claim brought for breach of an urban development contract. He regularly advises Spanish and international clients on litigation and arbitration linked to construction contracts.

About the Team (content provided by Garrigues)

Department profile not yet provided by Garrigues. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Uría Menéndez - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Interviewees describe Jesús Remón Peñalver as "an outstanding lawyer who has a complete overview of the Spanish legal system, so you can count on him for any kind of problem." One source says: "He is an institution in litigation in Spain and is fantastic both in written pleadings and in hearings," while another reports: "His handling of cases is extraordinary in that he thinks about the alternatives and outcomes and is able to anticipate all of them." He is best known for his civil litigation practice on behalf of leading Spanish banks. He also acts both as counsel and as arbitrator on international arbitrations.

José Miguel Fatás handles diverse contentious matters that include commercial or competition litigation in the TMT sector and M&A-related arbitration proceedings. He also has additional experience in environmental civil liability cases, as shown through his recent advice to Boliden on a damages claim brought by Andalusian local government following a major water pollution incident at the Aznalcóllar mine. Market commentators describe him as "smart, loyal and fair," with one client adding: "Given his knowledge and the dedication that he has to our matters we know that we can trust him."

Miguel Virgós has significant experience in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Peers say that "he is intellectually brilliant."

Alvaro López de Argumedo receives significant praise from clients and peers for his advocacy skills in arbitration proceedings. "The way in which he examines expert witnesses is remarkable," says one interviewee, while another reports that "his written submissions are always well structured, his legal arguments well developed, and he gives excellent oral submissions as well." Peers further highlight his pragmatic approach, saying: "He defends the interests of his clients well, but when the time comes to settle he is reasonable." His additional experience in financial sector litigation is showcased in advice to Abanca on defence of a collective claim relating to the sale of interest rate swaps.

Barcelona partner Alejandro Ferreres has a strong reputation among peers in the Catalan market. He has a particular focus on defending Spanish banking clients in collective claims regarding financial products. He advised Caixabank on proceedings filed by consumer association ASUFIN regarding nullity and reimbursement of mortgage contracts.

Eduardo Trigo often handles commercial disputes arising between parties concerning real estate development or sales contracts. He also advises on governance and other contractual disputes. Interviewees highlight his careful preparation of cases and his strong cross-examination skills.

Clients praise Javier García Sanz for his strong litigation skills, saying: "He anticipates what can come from the other side and fixes our strategy." He handles a range of civil and public law litigation mandates for a range of clients, including those in the banking sector.

About the Team (content provided 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. 

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Baker McKenzie - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Clients say that Jose Ramón Casado "is very technical, looks at every detail and has every document in his head. He doesn't miss a detail and is very thorough in the preparation and the strategy." Another source adds: "He controls the communications with the other side very well, knows my company and is strategic and tactical when preparing for matters." He focuses on litigation, and led the firm's advice to Siemens on a claim brought by Generali España de Seguros y Reaseguros for damage caused by negligent construction works.

Víctor Mercedes's practice covers a broad range of disputes, and he is best known for his work on litigation arising out of insolvency situations. He recently represented Griñó Ecologic in an investment treaty case relating to the alleged expropriation by Argentina of Griñó's waste treatment project. "He offers practical advice and has a great capacity to analyse and handle very complex matters," says one client.

Alfonso Gomez-Acebo enters the rankings on account of strong praise for his work as counsel in ICC, ICSID and Spanish commercial arbitrations. "He defends his clients' interests strongly and persuasively," says one source, while another adds: "He brings a lot of common sense and is strict in terms of studying the case and preparing well."

Since publication, Fernando de la Mata has joined Cortés Abogados

Since publication, José María Alonso has joined José María Alonso Abogados.

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie)

Department profile not yet provided by Baker McKenzie. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Peers highlight Juan Viaño for his strong technical skills and his activity in important arbitration and litigation mandates. He stands out for his work in the industrial and energy sectors. He also assists the firm's key financial sector clients with commercial litigation.

Borja de Obeso Pérez-Victoria is a former state lawyer with experience in a broad range of litigation and contentious public law topics. He is well versed in the creditor side of insolvency proceedings and contractual disputes.

Significant mandates for Gonzalo Ardila Bermejo include his advice to Spanish construction company FCC on arbitration stemming from the termination of a waste valuation agreement. He also plays a supporting role in many of the firm's gas price review cases.

Inés Vázquez García stands out for her advice to European energy investors on Energy Charter Treaty cases. She assisted KS Invest and TLS Invest with their ICSID arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain seeking damages for retroactive amendments to renewable energy regulations. "She is well prepared, speaks well and is enthusiastic," says one peer, adding: "In court she is to the point and easy to understand."

About the Team (content provided by Gómez-Acebo & Pombo)

Department profile not yet provided by Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Pérez-Llorca - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Félix Montero is noted for his work on high-profile construction arbitration cases on behalf of Spanish infrastructure companies. He recently advised Aldesa on claims against the Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads relating to delays in a motorway project. "He perfectly understands the needs of the client," says one interviewee, while another adds: "I am very impressed by his availability and his ability to identify the core issues at hand."

Clients say that Ana Ribó stands out "not only for her high technical skills but also for her strategic vision." She focuses on litigation mandates and co-ordinates with colleagues in the firm's competition, real estate and white-collar crime teams. She recently advised Howard Management on directors' liability and shareholder claims against the board of a Spanish electric motorcycle manufacturer.

About the Team (content provided by Pérez-Llorca)

Please visit www.perezllorca.com/en/PracticasSectores/inicio for more information


No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Ashurst - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

José Antonio Rodríguez Álvarez handles a range of litigation, contentious-administrative and arbitration matters. "He is quick, highly experienced in his field and has good analytical skills," says one client, while another adds that "his wide general knowledge beyond just disputes law gives a lot of added value to his work." He advised Endesa Distribución Eléctrica on its appeal against a decision on urban rights in a land dispute with the Palma de Mallorca Town Council and the Autonomous Region of the Balearic Islands.

About the Team (content provided by Ashurst)

Department profile not yet provided by Ashurst. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Vicente Sierra leads many of the firm's major product liability and commercial arbitration matters. He advised Japan Tobacco International on potential litigation against the Kingdom of Spain as a result of the delays in adopting the EU tobacco directive into Spanish law. Peers highlight his long experience and say that "he is a brilliant and very sensible lawyer."

Clients say that Rafael Murillo is "trustworthy, not afraid of delivering 'bad news', and in his way of working becomes part of a team together with the client." He is particularly active on major insolvency mandates on behalf of either Spanish corporates or their creditors. Murillo also handles competition law topics, including private enforcement before the Spanish CNMC and related follow-on litigation.

About the Team (content provided by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)

Please visit the Freshfields website for more details about our work in this category: http://www.freshfields.com/en-gb/what-we-do/services/disputes-litigation-and-arbitration/

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Herbert Smith Freehills - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Paulino Fajardo attracts particular praise for his work on insurance disputes. Interviewees are impressed by his strategic advice and describe him as "a very strong and skilled litigator."

Eduardo Soler Tappa moves up the rankings for his work on diverse contentious matters, often in the energy sector. He has experience in a range of high-profile investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations, and led the team that advised Grupo Ortiz on its ICSID claim against Algeria relating to a failed housebuilding project. "He is quick to see the client's point of view," reports one interviewee, while another notes: "He is on top of everything and knows what's going on."

Peers identify Manuel Rivero's experience as a state lawyer as a significant advantage in his varied energy and infrastructure disputes practice. He often handles arbitration or litigation with a public law angle. He advised Red Eléctrica de España on a case brought by Inovyn seeking to overturn a Spanish Ministry of Industry decision relating to power interruptibility contracts.

About the Team (content provided 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.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Hogan Lovells International LLP - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

José Luis Huerta often assists Spanish construction companies with claims against public or private entities relating to road, water or energy infrastructure projects. He has further proven experience in investment treaty cases against foreign states. Clients highlight "his dedication and his ability to focus on the right points of the issue," adding: "He is very clever on the strategy of how to approach the case."

Paris partner Carmen Nuñez-Lagos is dual-qualified in Spain and France and is a popular choice of counsel in ICSID and ICC arbitration cases. She is experienced in sectors such as telecommunications and energy. She employs her language skills to attract roles in Latin American and Spanish disputes.

About the Team (content provided by Hogan Lovells International LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Hogan Lovells International LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Jones Day - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Market commentators identify Mercedes Fernández as a leading arbitration expert. Peers note her vast experience in construction claims and her hands-on approach, saying: "She's deeply involved in her cases and is a really intelligent person." One client adds: "We are really grateful for her expertise because there is no time wasted," while another describes her as "a very talented lawyer who is well aware of all the small tricks of international arbitration."

About the Team (content provided by Jones Day)

Department profile not yet provided by Jones Day. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Allen & Overy LLP - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Antonio Vazquez-Guillén manages the firm's Madrid office and handles a range of banking and energy sector disputes. Clients praise his "important part in bringing the case together and in-depth understanding of Spanish law," saying that "he goes above and beyond." He played a key role in the firm's advice to Eiser Infrastructure on its successful ECT claim against Spain.

Sources say that Javier Mendieta Grande has "really impressive technical knowledge." He is experienced representing banking sector and private equity clients facing civil or commercial claims.

José Luis Terrón focuses his practice primarily on financial sector litigation. Clients say that "he does a thorough job in terms of getting to grips with the case and presenting it in the best light," while peers describe him as "a deep thinker and someone who always comes with a solution very quickly."

About the Team (content provided by Allen & Overy LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Allen & Overy LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


DLA Piper Spain - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Álvaro Lobato is known as an experienced litigator in the market. He handles diverse commercial matters, including insolvency and IP-related proceedings. Commentators praise his "innovative approach to matters and very good commercial skills," adding: "He is intellectual and has a sharp mind."

Óscar Franco's focus is on financial services litigation. One client praises him for his "expertise and effort to support us from our point of view."

About the Team (content provided by DLA Piper Spain)

Department profile not yet provided by DLA Piper Spain. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Linklaters - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Francisco Málaga focuses on civil and commercial litigation, often within the context of major Spanish insolvency proceedings. He advised Hune Rental on the implementation of its debt restructuring by way of a Spanish scheme of arrangement and on the defence of subsequent court proceedings brought by creditors. Clients praise his "availability, quick response and high-quality knowledge."

Borja Fernández de Trocóniz holds previous experience as a state lawyer. Clients say that "he always has everything under control and knows where to go to find a solution." He is best known for his experience on the creditor side of Spanish insolvencies. "He is clever, good in front of the courts and has a practical approach," adds another commentator.

About the Team (content provided by Linklaters)

Department profile not yet provided by Linklaters. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


ONTIER - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Pedro Rodríguez Rodero is a key contact for many of the firm's major energy, infrastructure, telecoms and real estate investment clients. He receives praise for his proactive approach and his high-level advice on complex litigation topics.

About the Team (content provided by ONTIER)

Department profile not yet provided by ONTIER. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Ramón y Cajal Abogados - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno is experienced in banking sector and construction project-related litigation. He recently advised Santander on various customer claims in relation to the sale of structured products and preferred shares. Clients appreciate the "clarity and immediacy of his response" and his ability to "propose the best solution from a practical point of view."

About the Team (content provided by Ramón y Cajal Abogados)

Our Litigation and Arbitration practice advises on civil and commercial disputes and intervenes before all courts and arbitration tribunals. We also offer clients active participation in proceedings before foreign jurisdictions, while retaining the same partner for all purposes.

We form specific teams to handle all matters and our clients’ benefit from the expertise of lawyers from relevant practice areas. We understand the characteristics of the sectors in which our clients operate.

Every issue and every client receives an immediate response and a timely follow-up from the partners and lawyers in charge. Our clients can trust that each team we put together for them will be characterized by its initiative and rigour, its precise, technical writing, and its preparation for proceedings before all types of courts.

Types of proceedings:

  • Contractual, extra-contractual and professional liability
  • Situations of conflict within corporations
  • Enforcement of agreements between shareholders
  • Liability claims against board directors
  • Claims arising from contractual relationships
  • Actions relating to intellectual property
  • Product liability, consumer and user claims and extra-contractual civil liability
  • Agency, distribution, licensing and franchise agreements
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Execution of personal guarantees and pledges
  • Challenges to testamentary provisions. Distribution of the inheritance
  • Proceedings related to the breach of the right to honour, privacy and image



No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Andersen Tax & Legal - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Sources report that Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre is "analytical and methodical in his approach to complex legal issues." Interviewees also highlight his English language skills and say that "it is easy to work with him because he always keeps us informed about how things are going." He handles diverse contentious matters ranging from product liability claims through to ICSID and ICC arbitration mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Andersen Tax & Legal)

Department profile not yet provided by Andersen Tax & Legal. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Arias SLP - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Peers say that David Arias "represents the new generation of younger and truly international arbitrators." Other interviewees report that "he offers a good mix between technical knowledge and common sense, so he comes to conclusions that are palatable to all parties and is able to achieve a consensus." He is highly sought after as chair or party-appointed arbitrator in tribunals, and acts frequently on construction or shareholder disputes arising in Latin America. Peers also note his work as counsel in arbitration and civil litigation matters.

Dámaso Riaño plays a crucial supporting role in many of the firm's construction cases. He has proven experience acting for major Spanish corporates on ICC arbitrations arising from disputed projects in Latin America.

Since publication, Dámaso Riaño has moved in-house.

About the Team (content provided by Arias SLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Arias SLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


B Cremades y Asociados - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Bernardo Cremades Sanz-Pastor is a hugely respected figure in the international arbitration sphere who continues to win appointments to high-profile global investment and commercial arbitration tribunals. He sits as co-arbitrator in two ICC arbitrations brought against the Panama Canal Authority by the construction consortium responsible for enlargement works. "One of his significant advantages is his tremendous experience in all sorts of cases," says one interviewee, adding: "You can count on him to understand the intricacies of the case from both a legal and a business perspective and then to exercise sound judgement."

Ángel Tejada recently led the firm's advice to Puma on a dispute with its Spanish distributor that culminated in a successful motion to set aside an arbitral award. He is known in the market as an experienced arbitration counsel.

About the Team (content provided by B Cremades y Asociados)

Department profile not yet provided by B Cremades y Asociados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


CMS - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Carlos Aguilar and Luis Javier Vidal Calvo are key contacts for the department, which handles civil and commercial litigation as well as compliance disputes in the banking and energy sectors.

About the Team (content provided by CMS)

Department profile not yet provided by CMS. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Dentons - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Represents clients from a range of sectors in public law, IP and commercial disputes and boasts an extensive global network. José María Buxeda and Juan Ignacio Alonso are key contacts based in Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

About the Team (content provided by Dentons)

Department profile not yet provided by Dentons. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


King & Wood Mallesons - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Clients praise Alfredo Guerrero for his attention to detail in preparing civil or arbitration court hearings and for his "assertiveness, experience and management skills." In addition to his commercial litigation work he also handles Spanish commercial arbitration matters, as showcased in advice to Callfer on CIMA arbitration proceedings against a Spanish construction company regarding the breach of contract for a power station project in Germany.

About the Team (content provided by King & Wood Mallesons)

Department profile not yet provided by King & Wood Mallesons. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


PwC Tax and Legal Services - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Focuses on disputes within the financial sector, representing banks and investors in matters, including civil actions. Ernesto Benito heads the wider Spanish disputes practice, while Antonio Puentes leads the firm's contentious tax team.

About the Team (content provided by PwC Tax and Legal Services )

Department profile not yet provided by PwC Tax and Legal Services . Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Represents clients in insolvency, energy and IP litigation, as well as issues within the insurance sector, including professional indemnity cases. Juan Manuel de Castro, Jordi Sánchez and Ignacio Benejam are all key disputes partners in Barcelona.

About the Team (content provided by RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran)

Department profile not yet provided by RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Squire Patton Boggs - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Clients appreciate that Jesús Carrasco's "information both to us and to the judge is very clear." He regularly acts on disputes arising from delayed construction projects.

About the Team (content provided by Squire Patton Boggs)

Department profile not yet provided by Squire Patton Boggs. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor - Dispute Resolution Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Alfonso López-Ibor leads diverse insolvency and commercial litigation mandates from the firm's Madrid office. Interviewees say that he "provides the creative ideas and the strategy," adding that "he is knowledgeable, efficient and a good communicator."

One source appreciates that Isabel Mateu "perfectly knows every single detail of our case." Another adds: "She is reliable, turns around documents quickly and communicates well." She assists international clients with financial, corporate and product liability cases as part of her broad litigation practice.

About the Team (content provided by Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor)

Department profile not yet provided by Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Eminent Practitioner

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Peers know Jorge Badía as an experienced litigator who plays a crucial role in the management of the firm. He also directly supports key clients in sensitive litigation mandates.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

José María Alonso

José María Alonso Abogados, S.L.P.

From the Chambers Global guide

Since publication, José María Alonso has joined José María Alonso Abogados.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Arias SLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Peers say that David Arias "represents the new generation of younger and truly international arbitrators." Other interviewees report that "he offers a good mix between technical knowledge and common sense, so he comes to conclusions that are palatable to all parties and is able to achieve a consensus." He is highly sought after as chair or party-appointed arbitrator in tribunals, and acts frequently on construction or shareholder disputes arising in Latin America. Peers also note his work as counsel in arbitration and civil litigation matters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

José Antonio Caínzos

Clifford Chance LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

José Antonio Caínzos has a superb reputation as a market-leading arbitration and litigation practitioner. He is consistently instructed on high-profile disputes and frequently works on construction and commercial arbitrations in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Clients highlight "the clarity with which he explains problems and suggests solutions and alternatives," with one adding that "his sense of strategy in negotiations has proved invaluable." He is also an active arbitrator.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Mercedes Fernández

Jones Day

From the Chambers Global guide

Market commentators identify Mercedes Fernández as a leading arbitration expert. Peers note her vast experience in construction claims and her hands-on approach, saying: "She's deeply involved in her cases and is a really intelligent person." One client adds: "We are really grateful for her expertise because there is no time wasted," while another describes her as "a very talented lawyer who is well aware of all the small tricks of international arbitration."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Jesús Remón Peñalver

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees describe Jesús Remón Peñalver as "an outstanding lawyer who has a complete overview of the Spanish legal system, so you can count on him for any kind of problem." One source says: "He is an institution in litigation in Spain and is fantastic both in written pleadings and in hearings," while another reports: "His handling of cases is extraordinary in that he thinks about the alternatives and outcomes and is able to anticipate all of them." He is best known for his civil litigation practice on behalf of leading Spanish banks. He also acts both as counsel and as arbitrator on international arbitrations.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Carlos de los Santos

Garrigues

From the Chambers Global guide

Peers and clients alike praise Carlos de los Santos for his work as counsel in international arbitration mandates. In addition to his work for leading Spanish construction companies that are active in the Middle East, he also advises on court proceedings arising from M&A transactions. Market sources say: "As a counsel he is very respected indeed."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

José Miguel Fatás

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

José Miguel Fatás handles diverse contentious matters that include commercial or competition litigation in the TMT sector and M&A-related arbitration proceedings. He also has additional experience in environmental civil liability cases, as shown through his recent advice to Boliden on a damages claim brought by Andalusian local government following a major water pollution incident at the Aznalcóllar mine. Market commentators describe him as "smart, loyal and fair," with one client adding: "Given his knowledge and the dedication that he has to our matters we know that we can trust him."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

José Luis Huerta

Hogan Lovells International LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

José Luis Huerta often assists Spanish construction companies with claims against public or private entities relating to road, water or energy infrastructure projects. He has further proven experience in investment treaty cases against foreign states. Clients highlight "his dedication and his ability to focus on the right points of the issue," adding: "He is very clever on the strategy of how to approach the case."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees note Alfonso Iglesia's considerable experience in construction disputes. He regularly leads international arbitration mandates concerning European or Latin American infrastructure projects, and recently assisted FCC-Astaldi with its ICC arbitration against a Romanian state-owned company regarding highway construction in Romania.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Francisco Málaga

Linklaters

From the Chambers Global guide

Francisco Málaga focuses on civil and commercial litigation, often within the context of major Spanish insolvency proceedings. He advised Hune Rental on the implementation of its debt restructuring by way of a Spanish scheme of arrangement and on the defence of subsequent court proceedings brought by creditors. Clients praise his "availability, quick response and high-quality knowledge."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Pérez-Llorca

From the Chambers Global guide

Félix Montero is noted for his work on high-profile construction arbitration cases on behalf of Spanish infrastructure companies. He recently advised Aldesa on claims against the Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads relating to delays in a motorway project. "He perfectly understands the needs of the client," says one interviewee, while another adds: "I am very impressed by his availability and his ability to identify the core issues at hand."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Garrigues

From the Chambers Global guide

Recent highlights for Alberto Pimenta include his defence of Nuevo Arpegio in a EUR73 million claim brought for breach of an urban development contract. He regularly advises Spanish and international clients on litigation and arbitration linked to construction contracts.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Global guide

Peers highlight Juan Viaño for his strong technical skills and his activity in important arbitration and litigation mandates. He stands out for his work in the industrial and energy sectors. He also assists the firm's key financial sector clients with commercial litigation.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Jose Ramón Casado

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients say that Jose Ramón Casado "is very technical, looks at every detail and has every document in his head. He doesn't miss a detail and is very thorough in the preparation and the strategy." Another source adds: "He controls the communications with the other side very well, knows my company and is strategic and tactical when preparing for matters." He focuses on litigation, and led the firm's advice to Siemens on a claim brought by Generali España de Seguros y Reaseguros for damage caused by negligent construction works.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Álvaro Mendiola often handles the termination of distribution or agency agreements as part of his broader commercial and corporate litigation practice. He advised BayWa on proceedings against Ceminter Hispania relating to the termination of the parties' agreement to build a new port terminal facility in Romania.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients say that Rafael Murillo is "trustworthy, not afraid of delivering 'bad news', and in his way of working becomes part of a team together with the client." He is particularly active on major insolvency mandates on behalf of either Spanish corporates or their creditors. Murillo also handles competition law topics, including private enforcement before the Spanish CNMC and related follow-on litigation.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Pérez-Llorca

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients say that Ana Ribó stands out "not only for her high technical skills but also for her strategic vision." She focuses on litigation mandates and co-ordinates with colleagues in the firm's competition, real estate and white-collar crime teams. She recently advised Howard Management on directors' liability and shareholder claims against the board of a Spanish electric motorcycle manufacturer.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

José Antonio Rodríguez Álvarez

Ashurst

From the Chambers Global guide

José Antonio Rodríguez Álvarez handles a range of litigation, contentious-administrative and arbitration matters. "He is quick, highly experienced in his field and has good analytical skills," says one client, while another adds that "his wide general knowledge beyond just disputes law gives a lot of added value to his work." He advised Endesa Distribución Eléctrica on its appeal against a decision on urban rights in a land dispute with the Palma de Mallorca Town Council and the Autonomous Region of the Balearic Islands.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre

Andersen Tax & Legal

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources report that Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre is "analytical and methodical in his approach to complex legal issues." Interviewees also highlight his English language skills and say that "it is easy to work with him because he always keeps us informed about how things are going." He handles diverse contentious matters ranging from product liability claims through to ICSID and ICC arbitration mandates.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

From the Chambers Global guide

Vicente Sierra leads many of the firm's major product liability and commercial arbitration matters. He advised Japan Tobacco International on potential litigation against the Kingdom of Spain as a result of the delays in adopting the EU tobacco directive into Spanish law. Peers highlight his long experience and say that "he is a brilliant and very sensible lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Eduardo Soler Tappa

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Global guide

Eduardo Soler Tappa moves up the rankings for his work on diverse contentious matters, often in the energy sector. He has experience in a range of high-profile investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations, and led the team that advised Grupo Ortiz on its ICSID claim against Algeria relating to a failed housebuilding project. "He is quick to see the client's point of view," reports one interviewee, while another notes: "He is on top of everything and knows what's going on."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Antonio Vazquez-Guillén

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Antonio Vazquez-Guillén manages the firm's Madrid office and handles a range of banking and energy sector disputes. Clients praise his "important part in bringing the case together and in-depth understanding of Spanish law," saying that "he goes above and beyond." He played a key role in the firm's advice to Eiser Infrastructure on its successful ECT claim against Spain.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Miguel Virgós has significant experience in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Peers say that "he is intellectually brilliant."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

GOLD Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Raúl Da Veiga of GOLD Abogados handles commercial litigation and arbitration in areas including unfair competition, environmental and construction law. Interviewees highlight his "speed in understanding the underlying technical problem, the solutions that he contributes and his commitment to the defence of his client." He advised FerroAtlántica on a EUR20 million dispute with Isolux Ingeniería over the termination of a contract to build three hydroelectric power plants in Galicia.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Fernando de la Mata

Cortés Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Since publication, Fernando de la Mata has joined Cortés Abogados

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Global guide

Paulino Fajardo attracts particular praise for his work on insurance disputes. Interviewees are impressed by his strategic advice and describe him as "a very strong and skilled litigator."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno is experienced in banking sector and construction project-related litigation. He recently advised Santander on various customer claims in relation to the sale of structured products and preferred shares. Clients appreciate the "clarity and immediacy of his response" and his ability to "propose the best solution from a practical point of view."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees note Alberto Fortún as a growing presence in the market. He attracts attention for his work as counsel on commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, having acted on several significant mandates including InfraRed Capital Partners' ICSID arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain regarding the Energy Charter Treaty.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

King & Wood Mallesons

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients praise Alfredo Guerrero for his attention to detail in preparing civil or arbitration court hearings and for his "assertiveness, experience and management skills." In addition to his commercial litigation work he also handles Spanish commercial arbitration matters, as showcased in advice to Callfer on CIMA arbitration proceedings against a Spanish construction company regarding the breach of contract for a power station project in Germany.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Alvaro López de Argumedo

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Alvaro López de Argumedo receives significant praise from clients and peers for his advocacy skills in arbitration proceedings. "The way in which he examines expert witnesses is remarkable," says one interviewee, while another reports that "his written submissions are always well structured, his legal arguments well developed, and he gives excellent oral submissions as well." Peers further highlight his pragmatic approach, saying: "He defends the interests of his clients well, but when the time comes to settle he is reasonable." His additional experience in financial sector litigation is showcased in advice to Abanca on defence of a collective claim relating to the sale of interest rate swaps.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Latham & Watkins

From the Chambers Global guide

Antonio Morales of Latham & Watkins assists clients in major Energy Charter Treaty and ICC arbitration proceedings. He also handles contentious administrative appeals and civil litigation in the energy, telecoms and financial sectors. "He has a very constructive and client-oriented attitude that I really value," says one interviewee, who adds: "He is always at our disposal in order to help and is able to put together a team for whatever problem we have."  

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Pedro Rodero Rodríguez

ONTIER

From the Chambers Global guide

Pedro Rodríguez Rodero is a key contact for many of the firm's major energy, infrastructure, telecoms and real estate investment clients. He receives praise for his proactive approach and his high-level advice on complex litigation topics.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

J Almoguera Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Market commentators say that Jesús Almoguera of J Almoguera Abogados is "prudent, commercial and very hands-on." Another interviewee describes him as "smart, business-focused and flexible in attending to the client's requirements." He is best known for his work as arbitrator in cases subject to CIMA or CAM rules. He also acts as counsel on domestic arbitration and on corporate litigation. He recently advised ING on the protection of its interests in various Spanish toll road operators.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Jesús M Carrasco

Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients appreciate that Jesús Carrasco's "information both to us and to the judge is very clear." He regularly acts on disputes arising from delayed construction projects.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Elisabeth de Nadal

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Elisabeth de Nadal is an established practitioner in the field. She is well versed in varied forms of commercial arbitration and is particularly noted for her experience in M&A-related mandates.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Borja de Obeso Pérez-Victoria

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Global guide

Borja de Obeso Pérez-Victoria is a former state lawyer with experience in a broad range of litigation and contentious public law topics. He is well versed in the creditor side of insolvency proceedings and contractual disputes.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Alejandro Fernández de Araoz

Araoz & Rueda

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees note Alejandro Fernández de Araoz of Araoz & Rueda's ability to handle both advisory and contentious mandates, describing him as "an all-terrain lawyer, a very intelligent and very good counsel," who "negotiates commercial agreements very well." He has further experience in arbitrations arising from disputed SPA or other commercial contracts.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Borja Fernández de Trocóniz

Linklaters

From the Chambers Global guide

Borja Fernández de Trocóniz holds previous experience as a state lawyer. Clients say that "he always has everything under control and knows where to go to find a solution." He is best known for his experience on the creditor side of Spanish insolvencies. "He is clever, good in front of the courts and has a practical approach," adds another commentator.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Alejandro Ferreres

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Barcelona partner Alejandro Ferreres has a strong reputation among peers in the Catalan market. He has a particular focus on defending Spanish banking clients in collective claims regarding financial products. He advised Caixabank on proceedings filed by consumer association ASUFIN regarding nullity and reimbursement of mortgage contracts.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Javier García Sanz

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients praise Javier García Sanz for his strong litigation skills, saying: "He anticipates what can come from the other side and fixes our strategy." He handles a range of civil and public law litigation mandates for a range of clients, including those in the banking sector.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Alfonso Gomez-Acebo

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Alfonso Gomez-Acebo enters the rankings on account of strong praise for his work as counsel in ICC, ICSID and Spanish commercial arbitrations. "He defends his clients' interests strongly and persuasively," says one source, while another adds: "He brings a lot of common sense and is strict in terms of studying the case and preparing well."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Rivero & Gustafson Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

John Gustafson leads many of Rivero & Gustafson Abogados' mid-cap and higher-value commercial and civil disputes. He assists clients with varied real estate litigation including foreclosures on mortgage agreements and the non-performance of development contracts. Interviewees say that he is "prompt and clear in communications."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

SLJ Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients appreciate the "direct and personal contact" that they can have with Daniel Jiménez of SLJ Abogados. "He is very well informed, with a lot of experience, and empathises very well with the client," reports another source. He advised several Spanish corporates including GADISA and Hierros Añon on litigation against the FROB seeking to recover the EUR70 million that they had invested in NCG Banco prior to its collapse.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

DLA Piper Spain

From the Chambers Global guide

Álvaro Lobato is known as an experienced litigator in the market. He handles diverse commercial matters, including insolvency and IP-related proceedings. Commentators praise his "innovative approach to matters and very good commercial skills," adding: "He is intellectual and has a sharp mind."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Alfonso López-Ibor

Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor

From the Chambers Global guide

Alfonso López-Ibor leads diverse insolvency and commercial litigation mandates from the firm's Madrid office. Interviewees say that he "provides the creative ideas and the strategy," adding that "he is knowledgeable, efficient and a good communicator."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor

From the Chambers Global guide

One source appreciates that Isabel Mateu "perfectly knows every single detail of our case." Another adds: "She is reliable, turns around documents quickly and communicates well." She assists international clients with financial, corporate and product liability cases as part of her broad litigation practice.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Javier Mendieta Grande

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources say that Javier Mendieta Grande has "really impressive technical knowledge." He is experienced representing banking sector and private equity clients facing civil or commercial claims.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Víctor Mercedes's practice covers a broad range of disputes, and he is best known for his work on litigation arising out of insolvency situations. He recently represented Griñó Ecologic in an investment treaty case relating to the alleged expropriation by Argentina of Griñó's waste treatment project. "He offers practical advice and has a great capacity to analyse and handle very complex matters," says one client.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Antonio Pipó is best known for his work in the energy sector and is widely experienced in corporate disputes. He recently advised Cajamar on a claim brought by a minority shareholder opposing the co-operative bank's merger with a Las Palmas banking entity.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

César Rivera is an experienced arbitration and commercial litigation practitioner.  He represented Bester in a Barcelona-seated LCIA arbitration against subsidiaries of Chint Group relating to the construction of photovoltaic power plant projects in Romania.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Global guide

Peers identify Manuel Rivero's experience as a state lawyer as a significant advantage in his varied energy and infrastructure disputes practice. He often handles arbitration or litigation with a public law angle. He advised Red Eléctrica de España on a case brought by Inovyn seeking to overturn a Spanish Ministry of Industry decision relating to power interruptibility contracts.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

B Cremades y Asociados

From the Chambers Global guide

Ángel Tejada recently led the firm's advice to Puma on a dispute with its Spanish distributor that culminated in a successful motion to set aside an arbitral award. He is known in the market as an experienced arbitration counsel.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

Eduardo Trigo often handles commercial disputes arising between parties concerning real estate development or sales contracts. He also advises on governance and other contractual disputes. Interviewees highlight his careful preparation of cases and his strong cross-examination skills.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Inés Vázquez García

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Global guide

Inés Vázquez García stands out for her advice to European energy investors on Energy Charter Treaty cases. She assisted KS Invest and TLS Invest with their ICSID arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain seeking damages for retroactive amendments to renewable energy regulations. "She is well prepared, speaks well and is enthusiastic," says one peer, adding: "In court she is to the point and easy to understand."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Clifford Chance LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Iñigo Villoria is best known for his creditor-side insolvency practice. He also handles broader financial litigation and arbitration matters, often linked to restructurings and insolvencies.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Fernando Zunzunegui

Zunzunegui Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Fernando Zunzunegui of Zunzunegui Abogados earns increasing recognition among peers in the market owing to his skilled handling of class actions against Spanish banks. Interviewees highlight his technical knowledge and recommend him for more novel claims that test the courts' treatment of complex financial products.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Gonzalo Ardila Bermejo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Global guide

Significant mandates for Gonzalo Ardila Bermejo include his advice to Spanish construction company FCC on arbitration stemming from the termination of a waste valuation agreement. He also plays a supporting role in many of the firm's gas price review cases.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

DLA Piper Spain

From the Chambers Global guide

Óscar Franco's focus is on financial services litigation. One client praises him for his "expertise and effort to support us from our point of view."

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

José Luis Terrón

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

José Luis Terrón focuses his practice primarily on financial sector litigation. Clients say that "he does a thorough job in terms of getting to grips with the case and presenting it in the best light," while peers describe him as "a deep thinker and someone who always comes with a solution very quickly." 

^ See whole ranking table