Basic facts about the department
- 44 partners
What the team is known for Benefits from an extensive team of focused arbitration lawyers who routinely attract roles as either arbitrator or counsel in national and international proceedings. Recommended for ICC arbitrations with repercussion across a range of jurisdictions as well as companies looking for extensive coverage of the Iberian peninsula. Represents clients in commercial disputes that touch on diverse areas such as IP, construction, insurance, real estate and criminal law.
Strengths "I was really impressed by how quickly the team got up to speed on the matter and what had caused it."
"They are serious about deadlines and transparent about use of time and how this is reflected in the billing."
"They offer the sort of transparency that is only available from lawyers who really know their subject and have the ability to explain it."
Work highlights Assisted Electro Stocks with multiple arbitrations, including defending it in various ad hoc proceedings deriving from Apax Partners' purchase of the group. The sum total of the matters was EUR57 million.
Acted for Roth Construction on a cross-border breach of contract dispute concerning the construction of various public buildings in Equatorial Guinea, including the presidential museum.
Significant clients Reale, SEAT, El Corte Inglés, Bascotecnia Steel, Meliá Hotels International.
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.