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Augusta Abogados
Vía Augusta 252, 4ª - 08017 Barcelona

Spain > Transport: Other transport Tier 1

The powerhouse aviation law team at Augusta Abogados remains a market leader in this field, and can regularly be found advising major international airlines, lessors, financiers and corporations on a diverse spectrum of matters. These include aircraft and equipment finance, passenger claims, ground handling agreements, wet-lease agreements, insolvency scenarios, debt recovery strategies and regulatory compliance. Headed in Barcelona by aviation law specialist Sergi Giménez Binder and passenger claims expert Jaime Fernández, the group’s portfolio includes key market players such as Ryanair, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Thomas Cook Airlines. The group is supported by experienced counsel David Castaño in Madrid.

Other key lawyers:


‘Sergi Giménez Binder is an outstanding lawyer with excellent industry knowledge and a large network.’

‘The partners are not entities far from the relationship with the client and that transmits a lot of confidence, in addition to the professionalism of all the (multidisciplinary) members of the teams.’

Key clients


Norwegian Air Shuttle


Thomas Cook Airlines



Lauda Motion



Brussels Airlines

Condor Flugdienst


Work highlights

  • Managed to avoid the liquidation of the Spanish airline of the Thomas Cook Group through a sale in an insolvency proceeding while preserving the air operator’s license and all jobs.

Spain > Employment Tier 4

The ‘very skilled' team at Barcelona-based firm Augusta Abogados acts in a variety of matters - both contentious and advisory - for its clients. While the team advises a variety of companies, it has carved a niche in the aviation industry, recently acting for Ryanair in temporary furlough arrangements, collective dismissals and employment litigation. Maria José Sánchez and Juan José Hita Fernández jointly lead the department.

Practice head(s):

Juan José Hita Fernández; Maria José Sánchez

Other key lawyers:

Pere Vidal; Mattia Cardinali; Aleix Bujaldon Tarrida


‘Very good coordination between the team. They convey confidence and serenity even on tense occasions.’

‘Its most notable strengths are: Rigor in responses, technical knowledge combined with great availability, patience and responsiveness at all levels from technicians, juniors to partners.’

‘Availability. Practical vision combined with technical and legal rigor. Availability of resources from partners, associates, technicians. First level personal treatment. They maintain calm and perspective in tense and “crisis” moments. José Sánchez García and Pere Vidal stand out.’

‘It is a team of high professional level, with an international vocation and adapts to the needs of its clients.’

‘Maria José Sanchez García and Juan Jose Hita Fernandez: their high quality as lawyers and their high international presence. Of the associates Aleix Bujaldon Tarrida and Pere Vidal Lopez, I would highlight their work capacity and especially the high quality of their publications.’

‘Lawyers at Augusta Abogados are very skilled and reactive. Their employment practice benefits from the support of their other practices (and vice-versa) which makes them a very strong firm in most legal areas relevant for businesses.’

‘Maria Jose Sanchez is very smart, hard-working and understands the business needs very well. Juan Jose Hita is very creative and likes to think outside of the box to come up with tailor-made solutions to the client’s need. They are both very passionate about helping clients.’

Key clients




Henkel Iberica



Grupo Tragaluz


Reckitt Benckiser








General Cable



Bianchini ingeniero

Work highlights

  • Representing Ryanair in collective dismissals at its Canary Islands bases and Girona bases.
  • Acting for Servihabitat in implementing its policies in working time registry and in remote and flexible working.
  • Advised Vueling on the implementation of a new business structure for handling, including the potential setup of a new company called Yellow.

Spain > Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 4

The experienced IP group at Augusta Abogados is a popular choice for a number of local and international companies. Headed in Barcelona by IP and dispute resolution expert Carlos Valls, the team advises on a broad range of matters, from trade mark infringement and unfair competition to nullity proceedings and trade secrets infringement. The group’s client base covers the fashion, construction materials, biotech and food sectors, among others.

Practice head(s):


‘The Augusta trade mark team is led by the highly experienced Carlos Valls. Reflecting Carlos’s renowned attributes, Augusta’s trade mark team is responsive, approachable and efficient. That combination of qualities, combined with high quality work, is rarely encountered elsewhere.’

‘Carlos Valls has a solid track record in the trade marks field, dealing with national and international clients, so he has a total command of the English language and knows how to handle matters from other jurisdictions. The highlight of his practice is his creativity: his experience in the legal and business fields, together with his knowledge, make him always able to find a creative solution to any need.’

‘They have extensive knowledge of trade marks and patents and offer global advice on everything related to this issue at the European level.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the trade marks and patents sector. Great human quality of the partners, especially Carlos Valls.’

Key clients



Work highlights

  • Advises Skechers on the protection against infringements of its design rights in Spain.

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.

Aviation Sergi Gimé
Aviation Jaime Ferná
Litigation & Arbitration Alicia
Tax Juan José
Labour Juan José
IP Carlos
Labour Maria José Sá
Jaime Fernández Cortés photoMr Jaime Fernández CortésPartner of Augusta Abogados He assumes the direction of disputes in any…
Sergi Giménez Binder photoMr Sergi Giménez BinderPartner of Augusta Abogados Sergi Giménez boasts a long career in the…
Alicia Herrador Muñoz photoMs Alicia Herrador MuñozPartner of Augusta Abogados Alicia’s professional activity is centred on civil and…
Juan José Hita Fernández photoMr Juan José Hita FernándezPartner of Augusta Abogados Advises in all employment law topics, industrial relations…
Maria José Sánchez photoMs Maria José SánchezPartner of Augusta Abogados Maria José advises on all employment law matters…
Juan José Terraza Torra photoMr Juan José Terraza TorraPartner of Augusta Abogados Lawyer specialized in personal and Corporate Taxation and…
Carlos Valls Martínez photoMr Carlos Valls MartínezPartner 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