Clifford Chance LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

Spain
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What the team is known for Renowned disputes team offering both litigation and arbitration support. Frequently handles major proceedings under ICC rules or those of key Spanish arbitral institutions. Advises on commercial arbitration relating to construction contracts, shareholder disputes or energy sector supply agreements. Represents a number auditing companies in complex litigation proceedings, including professional liability cases. Leverages the superb reputations of key IP lawyers in Barcelona to attract contentious patent work. Practice extends to financial, antitrust and real estate disputes. Clients further benefit from the firm's experience in insurance disputes.

Strengths Clients exclaim: "The service is always magnificent, not only for the high legal knowledge and procedural experience of the team but also for its practical vision of the issues."

Sources affirm that the lawyers' "ability to solve the successive incidents that have been raised has been very noticeable at all times, generating great peace of mind."

Work highlights Represented Manuel Jove in director's liability claims initiated after the sale of Fadesa to Martinsa.

Notable practitioners

Sources say
Fernando Giménez-Alvear
"gets very into the detail and understands matters in a lot of depth." He assists with corporate and real estate litigation, as well as international commercial arbitration.


Ignacio Díaz
advises on corporate disputes, international investment arbitration and litigation arising from the real estate sector. Clients praise him for being "experienced, skilful, fast and committed."


Iñigo Villoria
advises on banking, real estate and insolvency litigation, further to shareholder disputes. Interviewees highlight Villoria as "a very clever guy."