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Herbert Smith Freehills

Dispute Resolution

7 ranked lawyersBand 2SpainGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly esteemed practice with a very strong reputation for international arbitration in the energy sector due to consistent appearances in high-profile cases. Has notable expertise in both ICSID and ICC arbitrations. Combines ADR with a solid domestic litigation practice handling corporate or finance disputes. Clients include public entities and blue-chip companies from the construction, energy and TMT sectors. Strong international footprint enables coordination of cross-border deals, including those involving the USA, Africa and Latin America.

Notable practitioners

David Arias maintains an outstanding track record in acting as both arbitrator and serving as counsel in arbitrations involving multiple jurisdictions including in the US, Latin America and Europe. Market observers describe him as "fantastic and certainly a top-notch arbitrator."

Eduardo Soler Tappa is experienced assisting public and regulated entities with litigious and arbitration matters in the banking and energy sectors. One client enthuses: "He knows how to analyse the needs of the customer, appreciates that things are not black and white and knows what the best solution would be."

Javier de Carvajal advises on disputes in the real estate, banking and energy sectors including enforcement and insolvency proceedings. Interviewees highlight that "his approach to matters is practical and commercially aware."

Luis Capiel is visible acting as counsel on arbitrations in the infrastructure sector. His experience extends to acting on international disputes involving Latin America.

Manuel Rivero specialises in disputes arising from the energy and sports sectors. Clients highlight his knowledge of the framework for regulated sectors.

Paulino Fajardo is at his most visible handling insurance disputes alongside commercial arbitrations. Interviewees praise him for keeping clients up to date and explaining complicated matters in layman's terms.

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Dispute Resolution


David Arias
Band 1
Eduardo Soler Tappa
Band 3
Javier de Carvajal
Band 5
Luis Capiel
Up and Coming
Manuel Rivero
Band 5
Paulino Fajardo
Band 4