Firm Profile > Augusta Abogados > Barcelona, Spain

Augusta Abogados
Vía Augusta 252, 4ª - 08017 Barcelona

Spain > Transport: Other transport Tier 1

Aviation specialist Augusta Abogados advises on the status of ownership and charges over aircraft, engines and other items of equipment for the purposes of internal audits or sale, lease and finance transactions. The firm has broad experience in repossession of aircraft within Spain, including repossessions in insolvency, as well as in the design of strategies for debt recovery. Other areas of expertise include retail, health and the emerging area of drone law. Sergi Giménez advises airlines, lessors and financiers in a range of issues. He co-leads the team with Jaime Fernández Cortés, who has experience dealing with customer complaint matters.

Practice head(s):

Sergi Gimenez; Jaime Fernández Cortés

Other key lawyers:

David Castaño


The Augusta team offers specialized technical advice in the aircraft sector derived from its participation in numerous transactions with the most relevant operators in the market, as well as internal knowledge of the business itself and the companies themselves.’

‘In our case, our advisor has been David Castaño, of whom it is worth highlighting his high degree of involvement and availability throughout the negotiation and closing of the transaction, apart from his great technical knowledge of the matter.’

Full access to partners with high availability and deep knowledge and experience. Complete management of certain processes (registration and deregistration of aircraft). Absolute satisfaction.’

‘Deep knowledge, great experience, full access to partners. Namely Segi Gimenez.’

Key clients


Norwegian Air Shuttle


United Airlines

Thomas Cooks Airlines

TUI Nordic



Lauda Motion




Spain > Employment Tier 4

Augusta Abogados' specialist focus on labour matters in the aviation industry has been particularly relevant in 2020 with the lockdown travel restrictions implemented in Europe. Advice to Ryanair and Vueling stand out as recent highlights, and the team also handles employment litigation, restructurings and day-to-day advice for clients in the healthcare and retail sectors, among others. Juan José Hita Fernández and María José Sánchez jointly lead the practice and are praised as 'highly dedicated and reliable'.

Practice head(s):

Juan José Hita Fernández; María José Sánchez


‘Very strong team with international experience, specialists in the aviation sector, experienced dealing with collective and individual issues.’

‘María José Sánchez – María is a knowledgeable and commercial employment lawyer who understands what international employer clients want and need in terms of responsiveness, pragmatic solutions, good English language skills and some hand-holding in a jurisdiction that is not their own. I value her ability to find commercial solutions, her responsiveness and ability to go the extra mile for the client.’

‘Juan José Hita – great international experience, commercial and good English language skills.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable and reactive. They provide top notch advice on highly sensitive cases, taking into account all aspects of the matter. Their input is most valuable.’

‘I have worked closely with María José Sánchez and Juan José Hita on several occasions. They are both highly dedicated and reliable lawyers. They are creative and know how to navigate the pitfalls of employment law.’

Key clients


















Spain > Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 4

Barcelona-based boutique Augusta Abogados handles trade mark disputes and transactional support issues for a diverse range of clients. The firm's key areas of focus include retail, aviation and healthcare, though it also acts for notable life sciences and heavy industry clients. Versatile IP litigator Carlos Valls leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Valls


‘Carlos Valls Martinez has a broad practice which allows him to bring different perspectives to IP disputes. Whether you need a street fighter or someone to cite the finer points of Ronald Dworkin’s legal theories, Carlos can provide you with a creative solution.’

‘The team, while small, has vast experience in trade mark and other soft IP disputes.’

‘Carlos Valls Martinez is vastly experienced and a genuine name in the soft IP disputes field.’

They stand out for their speed and their broad knowledge of the sector.’

Key clients



Augusta Abogados is a professional law firm specialised in commercial law, tax, restructuring of companies, labour law, air and space law, intellectual property and procedural law, amongst others, with the aim to create an innovative project, able to attract high-standard professionals. It currently brings together a set of partners, namely: Jaime Fernández, Juan José Hita, Carlos Valls, Alicia Herrador, Sergi Giménez, Juan José Terraza and María José Sánchez, all of whom are renowned for their remarkable reputation and broad experience. The partners at Augusta Abogados are joined by a high performance, close-knit team of professionals who cover the main areas of corporate law.

Augusta Abogados proactively tackles the constant changes the practice faces with new technologies, new trends in economic activity, consumer habits, corporate practice, business models and, above all, the regulatory framework. Our work is agile and effective, directed at providing the appropriate legal solutions in a globalised, digital, hyper-dynamic and greatly changing world.

Augusta Abogados is geared towards providing added value services within the practical quality and technical rigours of our services. We engage with our clients for the planning and development of their corporate activity, thus contributing to their goals with effectiveness and legal certainty. Our services are provided by multidisciplinary teams made up of professionals whose broad experience is complemented with ongoing, top level training.

We advise a wide range of clients: large corporate groups, listed companies, multinational companies, private equity companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, high net worth individuals, family offices, start-ups, management and NGOs.

We have strong commitment to service and by the practical orientation of the advice we provide with the aim to build a long-term relationship based on trust.

We seek clients who honour us with their trust and enable us to feel proud of their achievements and who offer stimulating challenges, who encourage us to innovate, to seek creative solutions, and who demand practical results.

Our clients offer the opportunity to exercise our abilities, to widen our knowledge, to learn from them about their businesses and their management capacity, while building our experience.

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation Sergi Giménez +34.933.621.620
Aviation Jaime Fernández +34.933.621.620
Litigation & Arbitration Alicia Herrador +34.933.621.620
Tax Juan José Terraza +34.933.621.620
Labour Juan José Hita +34.933.621.620
IP Carlos Valls +34.933.621.620
Labour Maria José Sánchez +34.933.621.620
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jaime Fernández Cortés  photo Jaime Fernández Cortés Partner of Augusta Abogados He assumes the direction of disputes in any…
 Sergi Giménez Binder  photo Sergi Giménez Binder Partner of Augusta Abogados Sergi Giménez boasts a long career in the…
 Alicia Herrador Muñoz  photo Alicia Herrador Muñoz Partner of Augusta Abogados Alicia’s professional activity is centred on civil and…
 Juan José Hita Fernández  photo Juan José Hita Fernández Partner of Augusta Abogados Advises in all employment law topics, industrial relations…
 Maria José Sánchez  photo Maria José Sánchez Partner of Augusta Abogados Maria José advises on all employment law matters…
 Juan José Terraza Torra  photo Juan José Terraza Torra Partner of Augusta Abogados Lawyer specialized in personal and Corporate Taxation and…
 Carlos Valls Martínez  photo Carlos Valls Martínez Partner of Augusta Abogados Lawyer specialized in intellectual property disputes for many…
Staffing figures : 55
IAWA (International Aviation Womens Association)
IBA (International Bar Association)
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
L2B Aviation