This chapter highlights 50 individuals for their first-rate conduct and adept handling of domestic and international arbitrations.
Most Highly Regarded
Uría Menéndez sees four practitioners recommended for their sterling work.
Gabriel Bottini is a “seasoned lawyer” with “a standout reputation in investment arbitration” and “an impressive track record representing states”.
Jesús Remón is highly regarded as “a terrific advocate with a stellar domestic practice”. His expertise includes administrative and constitutional disputes.
Álvaro López de Argumedo is “a first-rate advocate” who excels in distribution and agency agreement disputes.
Tito Arantes Fontes is touted for his adept handling of complex insolvency disputes before Portuguese tribunals.
B Cremades & Asociados is home to three individuals listed in this chapter.
Bernardo Cremades impresses peers who note “there is no doubt that he is a top practitioner”. He is lauded for his strength in commercial and investment arbitration.
The “extremely smart” Bernardo Cremades Román is “a rising star in arbitration advocacy” who excels in ad-hoc and institutional proceedings.
Angel Tejada is an “exceptional advocate” who is “among the very best for arbitration and litigation in Spain” according to sources who commend his three decades of experience focusing on commercial and investment arbitration as well as civil litigation.
Peers claim Juan Fernández-Armesto of Armesto & Asociados is “one of the best arbitrators in the market to work with”. He has extensive experience acting as chairman and arbitrator in commercial and investment arbitrations, with an emphasis on complex construction disputes.
The “very sharp and knowledgeable” Deva Villanúa is “a key figure in the Spanish market” according to peers who add “he is simply unbeatable as an arbitrator”.
David Arias at Herbert Smith Freehills is a “tremendously sharp, confident and trustworthy practitioner”. He is a go-to as counsel and arbitrator for high-value construction, infrastructure and shareholder agreement disputes.
At Victoria Associates, Duarte Henriques is “one of the most important names in Portugal for international arbitration” thanks to his 30-plus years of experience resolving a broad range of commercial and investment disputes.
Hendel IDR’s Clifford Hendel showcases “a real speciality in arbitration” and has “built a great reputation for himself”. He is a “fine arbitrator with excellent cross-cultural skills and deep expertise in commercial and sports law”.
Peers exalt Carlos de los Santos of Garrigues as a “leading practitioner who oversees some of the largest arbitrations in the market” including high-value cross-border energy, construction and infrastructure disputes.
Independent arbitrator Elena Gutiérrez García de Cortázar is “a leader in Spanish arbitration” who comes highly recommended for being “truly committed to the future of arbitration and a great mentor to future leaders”.
José Antonio Caínzos at Jose Antonio Cainzos LDR is “known and very much liked” by peers who commend his “sharp and open mind” and profound expertise in corporate tax disputes.
Respondents hail Miguel Virgos of Virgós Arbitration as an “endless source of knowledge” who shines in domestic and Latin American commercial and investment disputes.
José María Alonso Abogados’ José María Alonso Puig is celebrated as “one of the most prominent arbitrators in Spain” with vast experience in commercial and sports arbitration proceedings.
Independent practitioner Manuel Conthe is an “outstanding arbitrator” and “go-to for economic disputes”. One peer claims “he is the only arbitrator I know of with more knowledge about damages than the counsel”.
Sofia Martins of Miranda & Associados demonstrates prowess in commercial dispute resolution and is touted as “one of the best international arbitration specialists in Portugal”.
At inARB, Seguimundo Navarro Jiménez is renowned as “a leading name of his generation” who possesses “excellent skills both as counsel and arbitrator”.
Carlos González-Bueno at González-Bueno “is building a very strong name for himself” and “leaves a great impression in the market” thanks to his “strong focus on arbitration”.
Mercedes Tarrazon of Dispute Management is singled out for being “extremely reliable as arbitrator and mediator” in a wide variety of commercial and corporate disputes.
Sources tout David Cairns of Int-Arb as “incredibly active and excellent as an arbitrator”. He is praised as “a very sharp lawyer who will undoubtedly continue to achieve great success”.
Pilar Perales at the University Carlos III of Madrid “is regularly seen receiving appointments on account of her excellent practice”. She is “very knowledgeable” and possesses an encyclopaedic understanding of international contract law.
Cuatrecasas’ Alfonso Gómez-Acebo possesses “in-depth knowledge of arbitration” and enjoys an impressive track record in cross-border energy and construction disputes.