Mr Ignacio Santabaya > Pérez-Llorca > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

28046 MADRID
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Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration.


Ignacio has built his career in renowned international firms where he has advised clients from both Spain and abroad, in diverse sectors including construction, finance, pharmaceutical, energy, industrial, hospitality, gaming and the Internet.

His prior work has focused on civil, insolvency and contentious-administrative proceedings before various Spanish courts, including the Supreme Court, and on national and international arbitration, before courts such as the ICC and the ICSID.


Ignacio Santabaya joined Pérez-Llorca in 2020 as Litigation and Arbitration partner, after nearly 20 years of his career spent in prestigious international firms.


Spanish and English.


  • The Madrid Bar Association (ICAM).
  • Member of the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA)
  • Member of the Board of the Club de Derecho de la Construcción y la Ingeniería (CDCI).

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Dispute resolution

Active in litigation before commercial, civil and administrative courts, Pérez-Llorca’s practice also covers cross-border disputes and international arbitration. The firm’s work ranges from advice on the purchase of litigation and arbitration dispute portfolios, to construction and energy disputes, to contentious insurance, banking and bankruptcy matters. Félix Montero advises on civil and commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration, in areas including corporate disputes, recognition and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards, sovereign practice, contract law and public concessions. He co-leads the team with Barcelona-based Jordi Gras, who joined in 2020 and brings experience in civil and commercial litigation. Another key name for the firm is state attorney Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo, who is an expert in highly regulated sectors. The firm’s strength-in-depth in dispute resolution grew further in 2020 with the arrivals of Ignacio Santabaya and Julio Parrilla from other well-known law firms.