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B. Cremades & Asociados
28001 MADRID

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Bernardo M. Cremades is senior partner of the Spanish law firm, B. Cremades y Asociados, and a former law professor. His practice is focused on international commercial arbitration and transnational investment disputes. Bernardo M. Cremades has acted as counsel, party-appointed arbitrator and president of arbitral tribunals in more than 370 arbitrations. His professional experience in the field of arbitration includes acting in proceedings under the auspices of all major international arbitration institutions, including the ICC, ICSID, AAA, CRCICA or LCIA as well as “ad hoc” arbitrations. He has particular experience in disputes relating to infrastructure, energy, and the regulation of foreign investment. Bernardo M. Cremades is actively involved in DABs (Dispute Adjudication Boards) as an alternative means of dispute resolution in the construction field.


Bernardo M. Cremades founded B. Cremades & Asociados in 1969. Mr. Cremades is the leading Spanish international arbitration practitioner (“number one practitioner in Spain for commercial arbitration legal expertise” and “one of the top names in the industry”, Who’s Who legal). Chambers named him as the best arbitration lawyer in Spain in 2018 and the Global Arbitration Review included him in “Who is the Most Influential Arbitrator in the World?” in 2016. His international recognition includes Germany’s distinguished Verdienstkreuz award, and the French distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. In Spain, he has been awarded the Isabella the Catholic Cross, the Order of Civil Merit and the Grand Cross of the Order of San Raimundo de Peñafort for his contribution to the development of arbitration. In 2017 he was elected to the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation, a distinction reserved only for Spain’s most prestigious jurists. Bernardo M. Cremades is a member of many professional and international arbitration associations and institutions, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. He is also author of numerous publications in Spanish, English and French.


Spanish, English, German and French.


Spanish Court of Arbitration (Former President); International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA); Institute of World Business Law of the ICC; Spanish Arbitration Club; CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution; Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; International Arbitration Club; DIS (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit); Foro Hispano-Alemán (Madrid) (Co-President); London Court of International Arbitration (Former Vice-President); Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (Former President).


Mr. Cremades holds a Law Degree from Universidad de Sevilla (1965). a PhD from Uiversität Köln (1967) and a cum laude PhD from Universidad de Sevilla (1968). In addition, he was a Fulbright Scholar in 1972.

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Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

International arbitration boutique B. Cremades & Asociados takes on commercial and investor-state arbitrations in Latin America across multiple sectors, including energy, oil-and-gas, natural resources, construction, engineering and pharmaceuticals. Veteran founding partner Bernardo Cremades is highly respected and leads the Madrid-based firm alongside Bernardo Cremades Román. The vastly experienced arbitration specialist Ángel Tejada is another key senior figure, with José López Useros providing further senior level support after his promotion to the partnership in December 2021.

Spain > Dispute resolution

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Bernardo CremadesB. Cremades & Asociados

B. Cremades & Asociados is renowned in the market for its arbitration practice, covering complex commercial and investor-state arbitration. Its highly experienced lawyers are well versed in arbitration under various rules and arbitral organisations, including ICSID, ICC, the Madrid Court of Arbitration (CAM) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). It also increasingly acts as co-counsel alongside lawyers from other jurisdictions, particularly in cases concerning Latin American and other European countries. Bernardo Cremades, a founding member of the Spanish Arbitration Club, is vastly experienced in institutional and ad hoc arbitration and is also active in Dispute Adjudication Boards in construction matters. Bernardo M. Cremades Jr., who is qualified in both Spain and New York, co-manages the firm alongside his father. Ángel Tejada is another name to note both in arbitration and litigious matters connected to arbitration, and Javier Juliani Aznar, who also acts as an arbitrator, is another key member of the team.