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Zurbarán Abogados

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Firm Overview:
ZURBARÁN ABOGADOS is a multi-disciplinary firm which results from the merger of Zamora de Claver, Cuéllar Abogados and attorneys José Manuel García-Quílez and Ricardo Astorga Morano. It recently absorbed [A] Code Abogados, extending its private equity, public law and planning offering. Zurbarán Abogados is very active in the main sectors of the Spanish economy and has offices in Madrid, Seville, Zaragoza and London.

The founding partners of ZURBARÁN ABOGADOS, as well as García-Quílez and Astorga, are Adolfo and Miguel Cuéllar Portero (Cuéllar Abogados) and Javier Romero Iribas and Ángel Zamora González de la Peña (Zamora de Claver), attorneys with a solid background and firmly established careers.

Their common connection is the performance of their profession with extreme accuracy from a personal and traditional profile without incurring in any production automatisms.

This new step they take together represents a favourable chance to offer clients a high value multidisciplinary service, benefiting from all the synergies produced and the extraordinary experience accrued.

From its four strategically located offices, ZURBARÁN ABOGADOS serves clients in the whole country.


The firm has a long, solid track record in the full range of corporate and commercial matters, including:

- Company acquisitions
- Dispositions and related financing arrangements
- Capitalisations
- Entity selection and formation
- Governance matters

Ricardo Astorga Morano | [email protected] | 0034 954 049 496

The firm has extensive experience in the full range of commercial, company and civil law litigation, including:

- Shareholders' disputes
- Insolvency litigation
- Challenges to corporate financing agreements
- Construction defects
- Enforcement of shareholder agreements
- Challenging company resolutions and board of directors’ decisions
- Civil and commercial contracts
- General terms and conditions
- Termination and rescission of contracts
- Validity, interpretation and enforcement of civil and commercial contracts
- Liability: Contractual and tort
- Claims for payment
- Breaches of the rights to honour, privacy and personal image
- Class actions

The firm's expertise also extends to arbitration, with partners Ángel Zamora, Adolfo Cuéllar and José Manuel García-Quílez frequently acting as arbitrators.

Ricardo Astorga Morano | [email protected] | 0034 954 049 496

The firm's multidisciplinary real estate practice advises on the full range of issues associated with the building and construction of real estate, from planning and financing matters to the sale of completed projects. The firm's expertise extends to:

- Legal assistance and consulting services for acquisitions and registry entry of all types of real estate
- Legal issues associated with the management of land
- Drafting and negotiation of Real Estate Investment contracts
- Drafting and negotiation of real estate development contracts
- Turnkey projects

The firm also advises on contentious issues affecting the real estate and construction sectors, including the challenging of license granting refusals, mortgage foreclosures and executions.

Ángel Zamora González de la Peña | [email protected] | 0034 913 192 443


The firm has extensive experience in the full range of employment issues such as:

- Strategic advice on Human Resources and Labour relations
- Collective bargaining agreements
- Restructurings
- Legal assistance in litigation and criminal proceedings

The firm acts on behalf of a varied portfolio of clients across multiple industries, including:

- Engineering
- Construction
- Leisure and hotels
- Energy
- Manufacturing
- Academia
- Non-profit organisations
- Public companies and administrations

Miguel Cuéllar Portero | [email protected] | 0034 954 049 496

The firm's multi-disciplinary Energy team, led by Ángel Zamora, handles the full range of legal issues faced by energy clients, from corporate and commercial matters to regulatory, litigation and corporate crime issues.

The firm acts on behalf of a wide range of clients, including high-profile energy companies, developers, investors, finance providers and providers of equipment, components and services.

The firm has a solid track record advising on solar, wind and bio-fuel projects, from “Greenfield” to “Ready to Build”, including the design of corporate structures for and assistance with related tax matters.

Its expertise extends to:

- Co-development, construction, supply, maintenance and BoP contracts
- Project finance
- Sale and acquisition of energy projects and energy generation plants
- Representation in litigation, arbitration and criminal proceedings.

Ángel Zamora González de la Peña | [email protected] | 0034 913 192 443

The firm covers the full range of administrative law issues, including:

- Actions for contractual and extra contractual liability of Public Administration
- Public procurement processes and related disputes
- Litigation cases against central, regional and local government bodies
- Representation in disciplinary proceedings, correction actions and actions for the protection of fundamental rights
- Expropriations, representation in administrative sanctioning proceedings, filing of complaints and claims before all PA entities
- Lodging of complaints and claims before the Public Judicial Administrative Jurisdiction

The firm has extensive experience in public subsidies and grants, and frequently represents clients in litigation proceedings arising from these.

Its client portfolio includes public entities and public capital companies, foundations, groupings of municipalities and Public Administration employees.

Miguel Cuéllar Portero | [email protected] | 0034 954 049 496

The firm offers the highest quality advice on the full range of white-collar crime matters, including:

- Embezzlement
- Bribery
- Documentary falsehood
- False administration
- Moral integrity offences

The firm's longstanding focus and experience on corporate crime matters ensures it provides clients with qualified defence in complex investigations which often span several years.

Adolfo Cuéllar Portero | [email protected] | 0034 954 049 496

Anglo-Spanish Group was set up by Antonio Irastorza, in London, in 1986. The group provides corporate legal advice to clients with interests in Spain and in the United Kingdom, although it also covers the Philippines and the United States of America. In May 2020, Antonio Irastorza joined ZURBARÁN ABOGADOS and added his practice and team to work closely with Ángel Zamora and his team. Anglo-Spanish Group works closely with the various departments at ZURBARÁN ABOGADOS enabling it to advise when knowledge of a Spanish based civil legal system, business practices or language is needed.

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Europe Guide 2022
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Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
Band 5
Ricardo Astorga
Ricardo Astorga
Band 6
Dispute Resolution: Highly Regarded
1 Department
Dispute Resolution: Highly Regarded
Dispute Resolution: Highly Regarded
Band 2