Ashurst

Dispute Resolution Department

Spain
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What the team is known for Diverse practice representing major companies from the finance, hospitality, energy and insurance sectors. Has an impressive reputation among banks and institutional investors, who regularly appoint the firm to handle mortgage foreclosures and insolvency proceedings. Key members of the team are experienced in cross-border arbitration proceedings. Provides significant expertise in complex shareholder disputes.

Strengths Clients praise the involvement of senior partners and add that the litigation team is "extremely high-quality."

One impressed interviewee hails the firm as "incredible in arbitration."

Work highlights Represented Corsair Capital and Gateway Infrastructure Investments in arbitration proceedings initiated by minority shareholders of Itinere against Gateway Infrastructure Investments, Citi, Pear and Liberbank.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise José Antonio Rodríguez Álvarez for being "results-driven, with a didactic approach." He regularly advises on shareholder disputes and insolvency litigation, and has additional expertise in disputes over insurance policies.

María José Menéndez regularly presides over arbitration proceedings arising from corporate disputes. Interviewees attest to her experience in ICC arbitration, stating: "She is energetic, on top of the matter and effective in managing the process."