Mr Bernardo Cremades > B. Cremades & Asociados > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

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 400 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.

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

B. Cremades & Asociados is a pioneer in the Spanish market in the international arbitration field. It has decades of experience in investor-state arbitration thanks to hugely experienced founding partner Bernardo Cremades. The Madrid-based firm represents an impressive variety of Spanish and Latin American businesses primarily in commercial arbitrations (a segment where it is very much to the fore) as well as handling high-value construction disputes. Energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure cases are also a forte for the team. Bernardo Cremades Jr is another prominent figure who now leads the majority of the firm’s Latin America-related cases. Ángel Tejada and José López Useros  provide further senior-level support.

Spain > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Bernardo CremadesB. Cremades & Asociados

B. Cremades & Asociados possesses a successful track record in disputes across various sectors, including construction, pharmaceuticals, banking, energy, telecoms, and transport, but particularly excels in commercial and investor-state arbitrations. The team’s particular strength lies in handling multijurisdictional matters, including issues related to the annulment and enforcement of arbitral awards. Bernardo Cremades, the founder of the firm and head of the team, is a veteran in commercial and investment arbitration, frequently representing clients before the ICC, ICSIF, PCA, and other international arbitration bodies. Other key figures include the dual-qualified Bernardo M. Cremades Jr., knowledgeable in investment treaties and corporate finance matters, along with arbitrators Ángel Tejada and Javier Juliani Aznar.