Mr Fernando Manzanedo > Ramón y Cajal Abogados > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Ramón y Cajal Abogados
28010 MADRID

Work Department

Litigation, arbitration and insolvency




He has been a partner of the litigation, insolvency and arbitration practices of the firm since 2017.

Fernando Manzanedo is a Government Lawyer on leave of absence. From 2012 to 2017 he held the position of Corporate Director of the legal department of Bankia, where he was responsible for the group’s general legal advisory service, including its representation and defence in litigation. He has extensive experience in civil, contentious-administrative and criminal proceedings.

From 2011 to 2012 he headed Bankia’s “Asesoría Jurídica de Participadas” (Affiliates Legal Advisory Service), leading the legal management of the shareholdings received by Bankia as a result of the integration of various savings banks. He was also director of Iberia Operadora and secretary of the board of directors of Aseguradora Valenciana (absorbed by Mapfre Vida). In the private sector, from 2006 he was general secretary and secretary of the board of directors of the Aldesa Group.

As Government Lawyer he held the offices of Chief Government Lawyer at the Spanish Interior Ministry (1996-2000), Technical General Secretary of the Spanish Ministries of Science and Technology (2000-2002) and the Spanish Interior Ministry (2002-2004) and Government Lawyer before the Spanish Audiencia Nacional (2004-2006).




  • Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).
  • Association of Government Lawyers (Asociación de Abogados del Estado).
  • Court of Arbitration of Madrid.


  • Degree in Law, University of Valladolid, 1989.
  • Government Lawyer, 1992.



Fernando has given various courses on government organisation, procedure and procurement, contentious-administrative proceedings and immigration, etc., organised by the Spanish Ministry of Justice, the Spanish Interior Ministry and the Spanish Ministry of Public Administrations (1994-2000).

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Dispute resolution

The ‘multidisciplinary team with proven experience’ at Ramón y Cajal Abogados is appreciated for its ‘constant communication and availability‘. The firm stands out in particular for its track record in financial litigation, where it acts for leading domestic banks before the Spanish courts and the European Court of Justice. Companies in the construction, engineering, energy and retail sectors also seek the team’s representation in breach of contract, unfair competition and shareholder disputes, among other matters. Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno and Luis Briones jointly lead the sizeable team; Fernández-Aceytuno counts insolvency, pre-insolvency and business restructuring processes among his areas of expertise, and Briones complements his broad litigation and arbitration practice with niche expertise in franchising. ‘Excellent lawyersCarmen Fernández-Hontoria and Luis Carnicero are highlighted for their ‘very high technical quality‘. Ana Fernández, Fernando Manzanedo and senior associate Santiago González-Enciso are also noted.