Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Handles both domestic and ICC arbitration in addition to litigation flowing from real estate agreements and insolvency proceedings, with notable activity on the creditor side. Also acts on broader commercial matters ranging from unfair competition and partnership disputes to breaches of contract. Global network offers support to a client roster including leading domestic and international names from the life sciences, healthcare and financial services sectors.

Strengths According to clients, "DLA excels in the main pillars of good legal advice: the client relationship management, speed of response, quality of writs and commercial approach."

Other sources cite the lawyers' "attention to detail and commitment" as key strengths of the team.

Notable practitioners

Experienced litigator Álvaro Lobato has a broad dispute resolution practice which spans civil litigation and contentious commercial and bankruptcy matters. He is frequently instructed by high-profile clients in the banking and financial services sectors.

Borja de Obeso Pérez-Victoria offers assistance with both Spanish and multi-jurisdictional proceedings, with notable activity in contractual and insolvency-related disputes. He acts for important Spanish companies hailing from the finance, construction and energy sectors.

The "highly technical, resourceful and mindful" Óscar Franco regularly assists clients with both commercial litigation and arbitration. His clients include private equity funds, real estate players and pharmaceutical companies.