Garrigues

Dispute Resolution Department

Spain
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What the team is known for Offers superb coverage of dispute proceedings owing to a formidable team spread across its network of offices in Spain and Latin America. Proven capabilities in sensitive arbitration proceedings for clients from the telecoms, energy and construction sectors. Well-resourced litigation team advises on diverse issues ranging from the non-performance of real estate development contracts to insurance and financial disputes. Further advises clients on complex mandates in the gaming sector.

Strengths The firm is described as "superb," with one client highlighting the team's "ability to understand the details of complex problems and desire to find a solution that is a win-win for all parties, not just for their client."

Interviewees hail the lawyers as "really hard workers; very smart and very creative."

Work highlights Assisted Zurich Insurance with a EUR40 million claim for reimbursement, following the prior enforcement of a performance bond.

Notable practitioners

Alberto Pimenta is particularly respected for his advice on construction, post-M&A and contractual disputes. Interviewees describe him as a "very intelligent lawyer and hard worker who is always very sensitive to client needs."

Carlos de los Santos has a wealth of experience in ICC arbitration. His expertise includes construction disputes which frequently involve Latin America and the Middle East. One client reports that he "adds value to the defence of the case and the definition of the strategy."