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Managing Partner: Bernardo M Cremades

Number of partners: 6

Number of lawyers: 20

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish


Firm Overview:

B. Cremades & Asociados is a prominent law firm in international and business law founded in 1969 in Madrid by Professor Bernardo M. Cremades. The firm has always had an international orientation, and recognition by the main legal directories of the world. The firm has achieved a high degree of specialization in the field of arbitration and litigation in general. Members of the firm participate as party counsel or arbitrators in domestic and international arbitrations, including both commercial and investment protection arbitrations. In the litigation practice, the firm represents national and international clients at all levels in civil, commercial, contentious-administrative and European Union proceedings, and also provides advice and consultancy services on legal proceedings abroad. B. Cremades & Asociados has a proven record in transactional law. In particular, the firm stands out in commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financial law and capital markets. The firm participates in transactions in Spain and collaborates regularly with other firms in multi-jurisdiction transactions. The firm’s assistance in these areas is complemented by a tax law practice of recognized prestige in the Spanish market.


Main Areas of Practice:


Arbitration & ADR:

■ Bernardo M Cremades has participated as counsel or arbitrator in more than 400 arbitration proceedings. He is one of the most experienced arbitration practitioners in the world and the undisputed leader in the Spanish-speaking market

■ In the field of investor-State arbitration, members of the firm have participated in many significant investment arbitrations as counsel, party-appointed arbitrator or presiding arbitrator

■ In the field of commercial arbitration, the firm has strong expertise in arbitrations in various sectors, including energy, oil, gas, natural resources, construction, engineering, pharmaceuticals, transportation, telecommunications, intellectual property, national and international procurement, corporate, joint ventures, international sale of goods and distribution contracts

■ The firm is familiar with the most commonly used arbitration rules, including the rules of ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, SCC, AAA, ICDR, PCA, LCIA, DIS, TAS, IACAC, WIPO, CRCICA, CIMA, the Association of Swiss Chambers of Commerce and the Court of Arbitration of Madrid. The firm also has substantial experience in disputes under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, including NAFTA and the ECT

■ The firm advises clients in mediation and before dispute adjudication boards. Members of the firm regularly serve on dispute adjudication boards in major infrastructure construction projects

Contact: Bernardo M Cremades

Tel: +34 914 237 200

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Bernardo M Cremades, Jr.

Tel: +34 914 237 200 Email: [email protected]

Contact: Ángel Tejada

Tel: +34 914 237 200

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Javier Juliani

Tel: +34 914 237 200

Email: [email protected]


Contact: Patrick Byrne

Tel: +34 914 237 200

Email: [email protected]


Corporate Finance:

■ The firm advises in corporate law generally, including the incorporation and liquidation of companies, mergers and acquisitions, partnership and shareholders’ agreements, reporting obligations, corporate responsibility and corporate governance

■ The firm negotiates and drafts national and international commercial agreements, including contracts relating to distribution agreements, turnkey construction projects, construction, agency, commission, franchise, warranty and transfer of technology agreements

■ National and international banking law, including structured and project finance, investment funds, leasing contracts, loans, syndicated loans and other areas of banking law

■ The firm also has experience in the field of venture capital and insurance law

■ The firm has special expertise in transactions involving multiple jurisdictions


Contact: Pablo Marrodán

Tel: +34 914 237 200

Email: [email protected]


Litigation:

■ The firm specialises in complex litigation and handles all types of civil, commercial, tax and contentious-administrative disputes, as well as appeals before the Spanish courts at all levels

■ The firm represents clients in proceedings before the competition authorities and the Spanish economic and administrative courts

■ The firm has experience in commercial litigation matters related to real estate, energy, commodities, corporate, banking, cross-border transactions and tax, as well as in all types of civil law disputes

■ The firm represents clients in enforcement proceedings of national or international judgments and awards, as well as in debt collection procedures

■ Notable experience in matters relating to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, distribution contracts, transportation, patents and trademarks, turn-key contracts, infrastructures of various kinds, construction in general, energy, oil, gas, mining, raw materials and natural resources

Contact: Angel M Tejada

Tel: +34 914 237 200

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Bernardo M Cremades, Jr.

Tel: +34 914 237 200

Email: [email protected]

Contact: José M López Useros

Tel: +34 914 237 200

Email: [email protected]


Private Client:

■ Consolidated experience in matters of civil law in general, including in the field of inheritance law, trusts and estates, as well as in planning, restructuring and liquidating inheritances

■ The firm’s private client practice works very closely with the tax department in order to provide full a service to high net worth individuals and families