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

B. Cremades & Asociados
28001 MADRID

Work Department

International Arbitration


Bernardo M. Cremades, Jr., admitted to practice law in Madrid and in the state of New York, is a partner in the arbitration and litigation groups of B. Cremades & Asociados. He focuses his practice on both investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations under the auspices of various arbitral organizations and rules, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC).

He regularly participates or advises in litigation proceedings in different jurisdictions, with particular emphasis on Spanish, European and U.S. courts. In this regard, he has acted or (co-authored) written submissions before, inter alia, the Supreme Court of Spain, the Constitutional Court of Spain, the European Court of Justice, the Supreme Court of United States of America, the Constitutional Court of Bolivia, the Supreme Court of Panama, the Supreme Court of Costa Rica, as well as before lower courts in these or other jurisdictions. He has also provided legal expert testimony in U.S. courts, U.K. courts and investor-State arbitrations on various issues, including issues of Spanish law (both of a substantive and procedural nature).

Mr. Cremades has a wealth of experience in corporate finance-matters, including mergers and acquisitions, company restructuring, structured finance and project finance transactions.

Mr. Cremades is author of a number of academic articles and is a frequent speaker at arbitration events.


Previously, Mr. Cremades worked as an associate in the New York office of the law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP and in the Madrid office of the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Furthermore, he has been an intern at the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).


Spanish (native), English (bilingual) and German (competent).


Madrid Bar (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid); New York State Bar; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York; International Bar Association; American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Spanish Arbitration Club (founding member and member of the managing committee of the New York and Washington, D.C. Chapter); Construction Industry Arbitration Centre (CAIC) of Mexico (member of the Consultative Council); Lex Arbitri (member of the International Consultative Council).


New York University Pollack Center for Law & Business, Advanced Professional Certificate in Law & Business, 2009; New York University School of Law, LL.M., 2009; Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Law Degree, 2006; Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Diploma in International Relations, 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Dispute resolution

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.