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Work +34 914 237 200
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www.bcremades.com

The firm

B. Cremades & Asociados was founded in 1969 by Professor Bernardo M Cremades. Since then, it has consolidated its reputation as a leading firm in international law and, in particular, international commercial and investment arbitration. It has a team of approximately 20 lawyers with a high degree of specialisation in the firm’s strategic areas. All its lawyers enjoy international profiles, allowing the firm to provide advice on both common law and civil law matters. Several of its attorneys are members of the Bar in jurisdictions other than Spain, including England and Wales, France, Germany, New York and New Zealand.

B. Cremades & Asociados is the pioneer of arbitration in Spain (both commercial and investment protection arbitration). Bernardo M Cremades, the managing partner of the firm, has participated as counsel or arbitrator in more than 350 arbitration proceedings. He is one of the most experienced arbitration practitioners in the world and the undisputed leader in the Spanish-speaking market. Bernardo M Cremades has been responsible for some of the most significant doctrinal developments in the history of arbitration, including the recognition of the lex mercatoria, the formation of the arbitration agreement under investment protection treaties, and the definition of the term ‘investment’ in international law.

Areas of practice

B. Cremades & Asociados’ principal practice areas are national and international dispute resolution. It also advises on corporate, financial, administrative and tax law.

With regards to the firm’s arbitration practice, its attorneys are thoroughly familiar with the most commonly used arbitration rules. The firm’s lawyers have participated in many significant investor-state arbitrations as counsel, party-appointed arbitrators or presiding arbitrators. No other office in Spain approaches the firm’s level of expertise in this field. The firm also has strong expertise in commercial arbitration relating to various sectors, including energy, oil, gas, natural resources, construction, engineering, pharmaceuticals, transportation, telecommunications, intellectual property, national and international procurement, corporate arbitrations, joint ventures, international sale of goods and distribution contracts.

The firm’s litigation practice, led by Angel M Tejada and Javier Orts, also enjoys a world-class reputation. Its clients are both individuals and companies, whether national or foreign, who come to the firm because of its extensive experience in complex litigation. In this regard, the firm handles all types of civil, commercial, tax and contentious-administrative disputes.

The experience of B. Cremades & Asociados in corporate and tax law gives it a unique position in the Spanish market, which is reflected in the firm’s reputation nationally and internationally. Both departments are managed by Javier Rodríguez Santos, who worked as an auditor and inspector of the Spanish Tax Authority for over ten years. The firm’s experience acquired in investment protection arbitrations allows it to design and implement corporate structures which, on one hand, maximise tax efficiency and, on the other, minimise political risk.

LanguagesEnglish
French
German
Spanish

Member TAGLaw

Number of lawyers 20

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