Spain

Review

Dispute resolution
Cuatrecasas

Cuatrecasas is one of Spain’s leading law firms and practices in all areas of dispute resolution. The firm has over 160 lawyers including 32 partners. Key figure in the firm include Alfonso Iglesia, Jorge Badia, Alvaro Menionla, Cani Fernandez and Luis Jordana de Pozas.

Key figure in the firm include Alfonso Iglesia, Jorge Badia, Alvaro Menionla, Cani Fernandez and Luis Jordana de Pozas.  

The firm is representing PMI Holdings in a corporate dispute regarding disagreements in the board of directors, and other difficulties relating to acquiring control of the subsidiary. 

 

The firm advised a client in a claim for compensation for damages arising from a software provider’s mis-performance. 

DWF-RCD

RCD Legal (now part of the DWF network) is active in all areas of dispute resolution with a key focus on commercial and corporate litigation. The firm regularly advises clients in banking, finance, infrastructure and real estate.

The firm has offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. Jordi Sánchez, Ignacio Benejam and Alfonso Maristany are key names in the firm and are supported by 28 other lawyers.

All details of the firm’s casework remains confidential.

Garrigues

Garrigues is a notable Spanish firm and practices across all areas of dispute resolution. The litigation and arbitration team has 37 partners and 131 lawyers. Carlos de los Santos is head of the department and Joseph Tirado is co-head of international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

The firm note banking and insurance, energy and construction as key industry areas which bring in high-profile work for the team.

Clients include NH Hotel Group, KIA Motors Iberia and BBVA. During the research period the firm provided pre-litigation advice to a Spanish company in the energy sector.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is an independent Iberian firm headquartered in Madrid and has offices in Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia and Vigo. The firm advises clients on litigation and arbitration proceedings. The firm’s litigation department has four partners and is supported by a team of 36 lawyers. Gonzalo Ardila heads the department.

The firm regularly advises clients in construction, energy and financial disputes. Key clients include Lacoste, Caixabank and AXA.

During the research period the team advised Wizink Bank in disputes relating to the regulation of unfair terms in commercial legislation. The firm also advised Taconic Capital Advisors in insolvency proceedings relation to right of first refusal claims under Sector 1535 Spanish Civil Code.

During the research period, the firm advised Banco de Madrid, providing regulatory advice concerning banking, employment and criminal matters connected with the bankruptcy of the bank.

During the research period the firm hired Juan Manuel de Castro rom Rousaud Costas Durán and Irene Arévalo from White & Case.
Lupicinio International Law Firm

Lupicinio International Law Firm is active in various areas but notes real estate litigation as a key area of work. Other key industry sectors for the firm include banking, energy, pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

Key names in the firm include Esther Cubillo, Ana Antuña and Ángel Valdés. Litigation department head Cubillo led the majority of cases worked on during the research period.

One example saw the firm advise Unilever España in a distribution agreement and a settlement of contract dispute. The firm’s other cases worked on during the research period highlight its capabilities in the banking sector.

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca is active in all areas of dispute resolution and advise clients in civil and administrative courts. Key areas of work for the firm include international arbitration, banking litigation, insurance litigation and unfair competition.

Key names in the firm include Félix J Montero, Ana Ribó, Fernando Bedoya, Guillermina Ester and Beatriz García. The department has nine dispute partners across its Madrid and Barcelona offices. 

One highlight saw the firm advise energy company Iberdrola on its disputes with Siemens regarding the management of the company. 

The firm is representing Real Madrid Club de Fútbol in arbitration proceedings related to a breach by IPIC of the entered Sponsorship Agreement. 

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Ramón y Cajal Abogados regularly advise clients in civil and commercial disputes

The firm has nine partners dedicated to dispute resolution work and 57 lawyers to support the team across Madrid and Barcelona. Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno heads the dispute resolution team in Madrid with Luis Briones leading in Barcelona. Pedro Suarez has been building the firm’s competition team since 2011.

Clients for the firm include Banco Santander and Bankia. During the research period the firm advised Redexis Gas in civil procedures before the civil court in relation to issues arising from carrying out construction work. The firm also acted for Ortiz Construcciones y Proyectos in relation to alleged breach of contract claims.

RCD Legal

RCD Legal is active in all areas of dispute resolution with a key focus on commercial and corporate litigation. The firm regularly advises clients in banking, finance, infrastructure and real estate. 

The firm has offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. Jordi Sánchez, Ignacio Benejam and Alfonso Maristany are key names in the firm and are supported by 28 other lawyers. 

All details of the firms casework remains confidential.