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Europe Spain Dispute Resolution

The work covers the full course of a dispute such as pre-trial negotiations, documentation and preparation for trial, summary judgement motions, trial, appeals and enforcement proceedings. Priority is given to mandates that result in litigation / alternative dispute resolution, rather than to advisory or preparatory work. The work should include commercial disputes, arbitration and white-collar crime (in some jurisdictions this is a separate section or subsection). In jurisdictions where there are also separate rankings for more specific areas of litigation (e.g. IP, construction etc.) work relating to these areas will be primarily considered in these more specific areas rather than in the general Dispute Resolution table.

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Band 1
  1. Cuatrecasas
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    Cuatrecasas
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Cuatrecasas is an internationally recognised firm consisting of a large team of arbitration lawyers who routinely attract roles as counsel in national and international proceedings. The law firm advises companies on commercial or investment arbitrations relating to energy projects, also handling ICC or domestic arbitration arising from disputed M&A transactions or commercial agreements. The team provides expertise in cross-border disputes involving Eastern Europe as well as Latin America. Cuatrecasas represents clients in commercial litigation that touches on diverse areas such as finance and infrastructure, in addition to antitrust-related mandates.
  2. Uría Menéndez
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    Uría Menéndez
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Uría Menéndez is a market-leading choice with a team that maintains a strong grip on litigation and arbitration in Spain. The law firm frequently represents key domestic and multinational companies from the banking, technology and energy sectors in some of the largest and most publicised matters in the Spanish market. The team also handles shareholder and contractual disputes, with further notable experience in civil liability cases, with its expertise including complex data protection-related claims. The law firm is regularly instructed to defend clients in collective claims. Its caseload extends to European and Latin American commercial or investment arbitration proceedings. Uría Menéndez offers significant capabilities in both European law and Spanish civil law.
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Band 2
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
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    Allen & Overy LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Esteemed firm with a strong reputation in financial and contractual disputes on behalf of major international and domestic banks and investment funds. Also commonly instructed to advise on investment arbitration disputes in the renewable energy sector. Other work includes corporate and commercial litigation arising from shareholder disputes and M&A transactions. Well equipped to assist clients with contentious insolvency situations and enforcement of securities. Increasingly active in large banking litigation as well as high-profile criminal proceedings.
  2. Clifford Chance LLP
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance has a renowned disputes team with international reach offering both litigation and arbitration support, frequently handling major proceedings under ICC rules or those of key Spanish arbitral institutions. The law firm advises on commercial arbitration relating to construction contracts, shareholder disputes or energy sector supply agreements. The team represents a number of auditing companies in complex litigation proceedings, including professional liability cases, with its practice extending to financial, antitrust and real estate disputes. Clifford Chance leverages the superb reputations of key IP lawyers in Barcelona to attract contentious patent work. Its clients further benefit from the firm's experience in insurance disputes.
  3. Garrigues
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    Garrigues
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    The Garrigues team benefits from having a pool of talented individuals spread across its network of offices in Spain and Latin America. The law firm demonstrates proven capabilities in sensitive arbitration proceedings for clients from the telecoms, energy and construction sectors. Its well-resourced litigation team advises on diverse issues ranging from the non-performance of real estate development contracts to insurance, bankruptcy and financial disputes. Garrigues further advises clients on complex mandates in the gaming sector.
  4. Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
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    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has a strong focus on disputes within the financial, construction and energy sectors. The law firm represents clients in commercial arbitration proceedings subject to either ICC or local Spanish arbitration institution rules, with particular activity in Energy Charter Treaty cases. The team handles insolvency proceedings on behalf of indebted companies and foreign creditors as part of a broader corporate and commercial litigation practice, further advising on complex disputes involving real estate assets and investment funds disputes. Its client roster comprises important domestic corporates and international investors.
  5. Hogan Lovells International LLP
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    Hogan Lovells International LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells has a highly regarded dispute resolution department offering extensive coverage of the litigation and international arbitration domains. The law firm is equipped to represent major Spanish and multinational companies from a broad range of sectors, including construction, finance and real estate. The lawyers regularly act on both civil and commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, with typical work includes directors' liability claims, shareholder disputes and unfair competition cases. Hogan Lovells offers notable experience in disputes involving jurisdictions in Latin America, Asia and the United States. The team has additional capabilities in international and domestic arbitration, including ICSID and ICC proceedings.
  6. Linklaters
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    Linklaters
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Linklaters frequently acts on either the creditor or debtor side of many of Spain's most high-profile insolvency cases, being a popular choice for international clients from the financial sector. The law firm also handles real estate and construction cases. It represents a varied client roster, including prominent names in the energy and media sectors. Linklaters is adept at handling pre-arbitration negotiations and ICC arbitrations.
  7. Pérez-Llorca
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    Pérez-Llorca
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Pérez-Llorca is a prominent litigation practice that leverages a strong presence in both Madrid and Barcelona to act on diverse corporate and commercial disputes. The law firm assists with shareholder disputes, directors' liability claims and litigation linked to competition law rulings, having an excellent reputation for arbitration in the energy sector. The team has further expertise in public law disputes, having assisted clients from the technology sector with cases in Spain and abroad. Pérez-Llorca advises notable clients from the sports sector, also handling finance and insolvency-related litigation.
  8. Ashurst
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
  9. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Andersen Spain
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    Andersen Spain
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Andersen Spain has a broad civil and commercial practice that regularly attracts roles in high-value litigation or arbitration proceedings. The team offers capabilities in IP, real estate and product liability cases, demonstrating particular strength in international matters and having a number of key foreign clients on its books. The law firm works closely with other international firms on cross-border investment treaty cases, having notable activity in multi-jurisdictional mandates involving Latin American jurisdictions. Andersen is further supported in this area by experts on Cuba in particular and boasts a strong national network with offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville.
  2. B Cremades y Asociados
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    B Cremades y Asociados
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    B Cremades y Asociados is a notable dispute resolution boutique in Madrid with a strong track record in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings and proven expertise in international matters, including those involving Europe, the Americas and Central Asia. The law firm assists with civil and commercial litigation, with experience in administrative proceedings. It is also active in the energy, finance and engineering sectors. Cremades represents corporate clients in annulment proceedings relating to tribunal decisions.
  3. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has a prominent team representing corporations in disputes deriving from restructuring and insolvency proceedings, where it frequently acts on behalf of creditors. It handles a significant number of product liability cases in addition to financial services litigation. The law firm further assists with corporate and contractual conflicts, offering additional support in both litigation and arbitration. Freshfields is regularly instructed by a number of important Spanish names as well as major multinationals.
  4. 3
    Jones Day
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Jones Day offers a compact team that benefits from prominent individuals with lengthy experience in litigation and arbitration cases. The law firm is at its most visible assisting investors or corporate clients with international or domestic commercial arbitrations, both at tribunal stage and in subsequent enforcement actions. Jones Day also advises on litigation relating to breaches of supply contracts or other commercial contracts, boasting notable strength in construction, energy and real estate sector disputes. Its clients benefit from integration in the firm's extensive global dispute resolution network.
  5. 3
    ONTIER
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    ONTIER is a robust domestic outfit regularly advising clients from a range of sectors including construction, real estate, shipping, energy and telecoms. The team covers civil and commercial disputes, and has notable expertise in cases stemming from M&A transactions, shareholder disputes and breaches of supply contracts. The law firm boasts capacity to handle international disputes drawing strength from its large global network. It regularly represents clients in arbitration proceedings, with clients profiting from its experience in handling proceedings under ICC rules.
  6. Ramón y Cajal Abogados
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    Ramón y Cajal Abogados
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Ramón y Cajal Abogados is a well-established domestic firm with significant expertise handling disputes for financial entities, boasting an enviable list of well-known names from the local banking landscape on its client roster. The law firm holds additional expertise in debt recovery, tenancy disputes or breaches of construction contracts. It offers support in both litigation and arbitration proceedings, including those under national or ICC rules, and is further noted for representing consumers in antitrust-related damages claims.
  7. Baker McKenzie
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Araoz & Rueda
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    Araoz & Rueda
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Araoz & Rueda is a well-respected boutique that often assists clients with commercial litigation or administrative proceedings, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. The law firm advises on the termination of contracts, mis-selling claims and real estate disputes, in addition to bankruptcy-related litigation. It has further activity in disputes in the renewable energy sector.
  2. 4
    Latham & Watkins
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Latham & Watkins boasts a strong international network that benefits clients seeking support in dispute resolution matters with cross-border elements. The law firm acts on disputes relating to commercial contract breaches, MiFID regulation infringements and competition-related issues.
  3. Broseta Abogados
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  4. IUS + AEQUITAS
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  5. PwC Tax & Legal
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  6. Ventura Garcés
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. CMS
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    CMS
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    CMS offers an experienced team known for handling civil and commercial litigation. The law firm represents household names from the banking and energy sectors in cases. Other areas of the firm's activity include contentious real estate agreement terminations, shareholder disputes and insolvency claims, while it also provides clients with expert advice on investment arbitration. CMS is recognised for its specialist criminal group, which handles significant white-collar crime cases, including defending against allegations of fraud. The lawyers represent domestic clients in domestic and international commercial arbitration proceedings.
  2. Eversheds Sutherland
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    Eversheds Sutherland
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Eversheds Sutherland enters the rankings due to the increased visibility of its dispute resolution offering. The law firm draws strength from its strong global network. The team assists clients from a wide range of industries with disputes pertaining to contractual and regulatory matters, as well as criminal proceedings.