MA Abogados

Madrid Office

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Managing Partners: José María Michavila, Angel Acebes
Number of partners: 15
Number of lawyers: 98
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian

Firm Overview:
MA Abogados was born in 2011 as a result of the integration of several law firms, under the leadership of José María Michavila and Ángel Acebes, former Minister of Justice and former Minister of Public Administrations, Minister of Justice and Minister of Interior, respectively. The firm specialised in all areas of law. Its multidisciplinary team of recognised lawyers provides a personalised quality service throughout Spain and internationally. What sets MA Abogados apart is that only top professionals assist its clients and address their problems directly. MA Abogados knows its clients, understand their goals and make their challenges its own.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

MA Abogados is supported by experts in judicial and extrajudicial procedures for resolving interbank disputes as well as corporate and project finances. The team provides personalised legal assistance to all types of organisations in terms of banking and finance: debt restructuring, advising private equity funds and collection procedures, among others.
Partners: José María Michavila, Demetrio Madrid

Corporate
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The firm offers careful advice to its clients regarding the appropriate structures of management and control of the companies, the current regulation in relation to the disposition of the power relationships between shareholders, board of directors and the administration and, last, interested parties.
Partners: Ángel Acebes, Alberto Pérez-Solano

Restructuring / Insolvency:
More than 50 insolvency proceedings, where the firm lawyers have been designated as administrators in ordinary and shortened procedures, to back up the firm experience. The main objective of MA Abogados is to get the company’s viability helping all creditors and debtors who need it.
Partners: José Carlos González, Lucas Fernández de Bobadilla

Employment:
The firm experts in labour law offer advice in legal labour matters and attorney legal assistance before the social and administration jurisdiction bodies and competent authorities.
Contact: José María F. Mota

M&A:
MA Abogados offers a full-service and bespoke advice in private and public M&A transactions: from design,structuring and planning to negotiation, completion, post-completion, and integration. The team is composed of senior-level lawyers and former public officials with a profound knowledge of and experience in the following sector groups: financial investors and institutions (banking, investment services, insurance, private equity, venture capital); life sciences and social-healthcare; maritime and transportation; real estate and regulated industries; and hotels, hospitality and leisure.
Contact
: Manuel Martínez

Dispute Resolution:
The department of procedural law and arbitration gives advice in every kind of civil and business conflicts and any sort of litigation. Depending on the situation, MA Abogados set up a team led by a partner which aim is to avoid judicial or arbitral proceedings, offering expert counsel when the understanding is not possible.
Parners: Guillermo Alonso-Olarra, Carlos Salinas

Public Law:
The firm provides legal assistance and legal advice in public economic law, both to the public sector and to private companies or individuals - the team advises companies on compliance with these rules and represent them if there is a dispute with an authority. The firm is specialised in harbour law and performing public procurement contracts (public procurement, public service concessions, occupation of state property agreements, etc). The firm provides assistance (advice and litigation) to businesses which act in areas with specific regulations (telecommunications, energy etc).
Partners: José M. Michavila, Sofía Acuña, Salvador Bueno

Shipping:
The firm is highly specialised in public and private shipping law. Its professionals have wide experience and training in litigation and arbitration in private maritime law (port terminals, freight forwarders, shipagents, shipowners, international sale of goods) and in public maritime law (port authorities, port concessions, port licenses, fines and sanctions from public authorities).
Partners: Carlos Salinas, Sara Recatalá

Tax:
The powerful tax team of the firm offers permanent service and suggests practical and effective solutions regarding their clients’ needs, paying special attention to changes in the tax system that may affect the current issue. The firm also assumes the defense of both administrative and contentious-administrative matters in all kind of applications.
Partners: Manuel Guardiola, José María Costa

Real Estate:
MA Abogados offers cogent counsel on all aspects of real estate transactions and litigation matters in every phase of real property: acquisition, development and ownership. The firm provides significant experience in land use and development, leasing, financing, sales and construction.
Contact: Rafael Martínez