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Firm Profile

B Cremades y Asociados

Firm Profile

Madrid

  • Goya 18
  • 2nd Floor
  • Madrid
  • Madrid
  • Spain
  • 28001

Firm profile submitted by B Cremades y Asociados

B Cremades & Asociados was founded in 1969 by Professor Bernardo M Cremades. It has since consolidated its reputation as a leading firm in international law and, in particular, international commercial and investment arbitration. The firm has a team of approximately 20 lawyers with a high degree of specialisation in its strategic areas. All of the firm’s lawyers have international profiles, allowing the firm to provide advice on both common law and civil law matters.
Managing Partner: Bernardo M Cremades
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 20
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
B. Cremades & Asociados is a member of TAGLaw, an association of quality law firms with a presence in over 80 countries.

Arbitration & ADR:
■Bernardo M Cremades has participated as counsel or arbitrator in more than 350 arbitration proceedings. He is one of the most experienced arbitration practitioners in the world and the undisputed leader in the Spanishspeaking market
■In the field of investor-State arbitration, members of the firm have participated in many significant investment arbitrations as counsel, party-appointed arbitrator or presiding arbitrator
■In the field of commercial arbitration, the firm has strong expertise in arbitrations in various sectors, including energy, oil, gas, natural resources, construction, engineering, pharmaceuticals, transportation, telecommunications, intellectual property, national and international procurement, corporate arbitrations, joint ventures, international sale of goods and distribution contracts
■The firm is thoroughly familiar with the most commonly used arbitration rules, including the rules of ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, SCC, AAA, ICDR, PCA, LCIA, CIETAC, DIS, IACAC, WIPO,CRCICA, CIMA, the Association of Swiss Chambers of Commerce and the Court of Arbitration of Madrid. The firm also has substantial experience in disputes under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, including NAFTA and the ECT
■The firm advises clients in mediation and before dispute adjudication boards. Members of the firm regularly serve on dispute adjudication boards in major infrastructure construction projects
Contact: Bernardo M Cremades
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]
Contact: David J A Cairns
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bernardo M Cremades, Jr.
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Finance:
■The firm advises in corporate law generally, including the incorporation and liquidation of companies, mergers and acquisitions, partnership and shareholders’ agreements, reporting obligations, corporate responsibility and corporate governance
■The firm regularly negotiates and drafts national and international commercial agreements, including contracts relating to distribution agreements, ‘turnkey’ construction projects, construction, agency, commission, franchise, warranty, transfer of technology
■National and international banking law, including structured and project finance, investment funds, leasing contracts, loans, syndicated loans and other areas of banking law
■Capital markets, including securities regulations, IPOs, takeover bids, securitisations and all other related transactions
■The firm also has extensive experience in the field of venture capital and insurance law
■The firm has special expertise in cross-border transactions and transactions involving multiple jurisdictions
Contact: Javier Rodríguez Santos
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bernardo M Cremades, Jr.
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]

German Law:
■Since its incorporation, the firm has been offering advice to German nationals living or doing business in Spain and to Spanish nationals investing in Germany
■The firm’s German law department works very closely with the other practice groups in order to provide comprehensive and global advice
Contact: Günter Helbing
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
■The firm specialises in complex litigation and handles all types of civil, commercial, tax and contentious-administrative disputes, as well as appeals before the Spanish courts at all levels
■The firm represents clients in proceedings before the competition authorities and the Spanish economic and administrative courts
■The firm has particular experience in commercial litigation matters related to real estate, energy, commodities, corporate, banking, cross-border transactions and tax, as well as in all types of civil law disputes
■The firm represents clients in enforcement proceedings of national or international judgments and awards, as well as in debt collection procedures
■Notable experience in matters relating to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, distribution contracts, transportation, patents and trademarks, turn-key contracts, infrastructures of various kinds, construction in general, energy, oil, gas, mining, raw materials and natural resources.
Contact: Angel M Tejada
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Javier Orts
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
■International taxation, including advice on foreign investment in Spain, taxes on dividends, interest, royalties and capital gains. The vast experience in investment protection arbitrations allows the firm to design and implement corporate structures, which, on the one hand, maximise tax efficiency and, on the other, minimise political risk
■Corporate tax, including taxation of corporate restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs
■Taxation of non-monetary investments
■Taxation matters related to publicly and privately traded securities
■General taxation advice, including income tax, non-resident income tax, Value Added Tax, fiscal consolidation, etc.
■Real estate tax
■Wealth management, including tax advice to private clients, inheritance and trusts and estates
■Assistance and advice on audits by Spanish tax authorities
Contact: Javier Rodríguez Santos
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Belén Nadal
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]

Trusts & Estates:
■Consolidated experience in matters of civil law in general, including in the field of inheritance law, trusts and estates, as well as in planning, restructuring and liquidating inheritances
■The firm’s Trust & Estates practice works very closely with the tax department in order to provide full a service to private clients
Contact: Javier Orts
Tel: +34 914 237 200
Email: [email protected]

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