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Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Calle Almagro, nº 9
  • Madrid
  • Madrid
  • Spain
  • 28010

Firm profile submitted by Cuatrecasas

Chairman: Rafael Fontana Managing Partner: Jorge BadÍa
Number of partners: 206
Number of lawyers: 738
European Offices: Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Porto
International Offices: Beijing, Bogotá, Brussels, Casablanca*, London, Luanda*, Maputo*, Mexico City, New York, São Paulo, Shanghai.
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

*In collaboration with local firms.

Cuatrecasas is a law firm present in 12 countries. The firm advises on all areas of business law, applying a sectoral approach and covering all types of business, and represent companies that are leaders in their sectors, advising them on their investments in the major markets.
The firm has 16 offices on the Iberian Peninsula and 11 international offices, as well as five international desks and over 20 country groups, which are integrated to offer the team best suited to its clients’ requirements.
Cuatrecasas’ 900+ lawyers work with a new approach to client service, combining collective knowledge with innovation and the latest technologies to offer contemporary, efficient advice and to provide solutions to the most complex situations, creating value for the client, the team and the environment.

Knowledge Management:
Cuatrecasas has a knowledge and innovation group made up of a multidisciplinary team of academics, lawyers and technologists specialising in research and development. This enables the firm to manage its resources and collective knowledge more efficiently; promote ongoing improvement of its internal processes; and guarantee the provision of efficient, innovative and top-quality advice to its clients.

In 2017, the firm has been considered the third most innovative firm in Continental Europe by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards.

The firm advises on all areas of business law, combining maximum technical expertise with a business vision to provide responsible and innovative legal advice for practical solutions. Thanks to its clients, the firm has acquired invaluable experience advising on the most complex aspects of every specialty area, both in recurring matters as well as in transactions and proceedings.

The firm maintains close, long-standing relationships with leading companies in every sector, and are honoured to have gained their trust and in-depth knowledge of their businesses, helping them on large transactions and well-known litigation proceedings, such as, in the last year, on the flotation on the stock exchange of Gestamp Automoción (€3.2 billion) and Unicaja Banco (€756 million); on the acquisition of 70.6% of Aernnova by Towerbrook Capital Partners, Torreal and Peninsula Capital (€900 million); on the sale of Vela Energy by Centerbridge (€700 million); on representing the international consortium in the international arbitration related to the project to build Line 2 of the Lima subway; and still representing Seat Volkswagen Group on the issue of nitrogen oxide emissions.

International Work:
Cuatrecasas has extensive experience in all types of cross-border advice. The firm connects regions through its client-tailored model that offers the best team for each particular case, depending on the jurisdiction, specialty area and complexity required.
The firm offers legal services through an extensive network of integrated offices (16 in Spain and Portugal and 11 international), five international desks (Asia, France, Germanic countries, Latin America and the Middle East) and over 20 country-specific groups, as well as through our cooperation with other leading law firms with which the firm maintains institutional relationships and work regularly.

Latin America:
The firm covers a large part of the Latin American market from its recently established office in Mexico City, another in São Paulo, a strategic alliance in Colombia with the leading local firm Posse Herrera Ruiz, and a large team of lawyers with extensive expertise in the area’s main jurisdictions.

European Network:
In continental Europe, the firm has consolidated the strong non-exclusive network with leading law firms in their domestic markets (Gide in France, Chiomenti in Italy and Gleiss Lutz in Germany) that allows them to provide clients seamless, integrated service on complex cross border projects.

London & New York:
Cuatrecasas has offices in London and New York acting as liaison for clients based in the UK and North America who have interests, mainly in Iberia and Latin America. The firm’s lawyers can lead any transaction from the London and New York offices, in the client’s time zone and market, and team up with the required experts in the rest of jurisdictions to offer round-the-clock service.

The firm advises on investments in China and other countries in the region through our offices in Shanghai and Beijing, and through the China Desk, a group of Iberian and Chinese lawyers from different offices who assist Chinese clients investing in Iberia, Latin America and Africa.

The firm’s offices in Morocco, Angola and Mozambique work in partnership with local partners, to assist foreign investors in Africa, especially in Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as African investors targeting projects abroad. The firm has a large group of lawyers with extensive knowledge of the legal systems, cultures and business trends of the main regions of Africa.


  • Calle Almagro, nº 9,
  • Madrid,
  • Spain
  • 28010
  • Tel +34 915 247 100
  • Fax +34 915 247 124
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Praça Marquês de Pombal, 2,
  • Lisbon,
  • Portugal
  • 1250-160
  • Tel +351 21 355 3800
  • Fax +351 21 353 2362
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Av da Boavista, 3265,
  • Porto,
  • Portugal
  • 4100-137
  • Tel +351 22 616 6920
  • Fax +351 22 616 6949
  • Email : [email protected]