Firm Profile > DA Lawyers > Madrid, Spain

DA Lawyers
28009 MADRID

Employment Tier 4

The employment team at DA Lawyers is described as 'standing out from its competitors'. Led by the 'invaluable' Victoria Caldevilla, the practice has an extensive client base drawn from the industrial, leisure, mining, financial, media and fashion sectors. Particular strengths include litigation, complex restructurings, collective bargaining agreements and M&A-related matters. Recent work highlights include acting for Navantia in the negotiation of a single collective agreement and subsequent collective dismissal.

Practice head(s):


‘The employment team is specialised in labour practices and its structure is well formed. In addition, it stands out from its competitors for its availability, work capacity, results orientation, and knowledge of the banking sector as well as our regulations and internal practices.’

‘Accessible staff with fluid and close communication and the ability to understand the different possible scenarios’

‘Practical advice and advocacy at its very best! The whole employment practice has constantly provided us with invaluable advice and the most optimal suggestions as to how to proceed next’

‘Victoria Caldevilla stands out for her ability to communicate, her leadership and her search for excellence in the provision of services’

Key clients

Paradores de Turismo

Atlantic Copper

Banco Santander

Havas Media Group Spain

Airbus Defence & Space

Atlas Copco

Aurovitas Spain

Bodegas Emilio Moro

Instalaciones Especiales de Publicidad Exterior


Compañía Española de Sistemas Aeronáuticos (Cesa)


Adolfo Dominguez

Tiger Stores Spain

Yves Rocher España

Kuruma Sport (Toyota)

Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 5

DA Lawyers focuses on trade mark litigation, and primarily acts for clients in the film industry. José Garrido heads the trade marks practice, alongside partners José Antonio Suárez and Helena Suárez.

Practice head(s):

Real estate and construction Tier 6

DA Lawyers has 'great experience in the real estate sector and particularly in the residential area'. The firm is active in the sale and purchase of real estate assets, as well as litigation and providing advice to socimis. The practice also has a particular specialism in the hotel sector. Cesar Morales Romero-Requejo advises multinationals and large and medium-sized Spanish companies on a range of real estate matters. He co-leads the team with Eduardo González Yebra, whose expertise includes contracts, due diligence, arbitration and the management of real estate assets.


‘They focus on the resolution of problems and conflicts but always put the present and future legal interests and security of the client first’

‘Management of complex situations and continuous customer support’

‘They compare favourably with other offices’

‘Availability 24-7’

‘Experience in complex real estate and residential matters’

‘Commitment to customer objectives’

‘Cesar Morales and Eduardo Gonzalez are recommended’

‘Maximum empathy with the client’

‘They are skilful in negotiations and follow up on legal matters until their resolution’

‘It is a team with great cross-sectoral knowledge of real estate, which is accustomed to carrying out very complex transactions’

‘A lot of interaction from the partners, especially Cesar Morales’

‘A lot of attention to detail from the whole team’

Key clients

Unica Real Estate Socimi

Breogan Park

The firm: DA Lawyers is a law firm formed of a large team of recognised professionals. The careers of its lawyers are characterised by their professional excellence developed in the dynamic, innovative and multidisciplinary environment of its brand new offices in Madrid. This excellence is supported by the firm through continuing training programmes which the firm regards as essential for personal and professional growth.

DA Lawyers specialises in all areas of law related to business. It applies its expertise and extensive legal experience to business activities, no matter the sector, but understands that at present it is essential to provide its team with knowledge of other areas through training on digitisation, language skills, marketing, teamwork and leadership.

Most of DA’s clients are companies, public and private, national and international, that require legal advice to protect their interests in certain situations, or that may require some support of a legal nature in every administrative proceeding that the company goes through. In both cases, DA Lawyers acts in a committed and responsible way to reach the best results through personal involvement and professional close contact which its clients are grateful for.

Areas of practice: The firm has more than 50 lawyers, specialised in industry sectors in which it provides comprehensive and international advice, both to companies and individuals.

A deep knowledge of the industries in which it works is the value the firm provides to clients, and allows it to offer a bespoke service, tailored to its clients’ needs.

An interconnected global economy requires a high level of commitment to clients. DA’s lawyers are technology-oriented professionals, always connected and with full access to files and sources of work.

The firm believes in globalisation and is able to co-ordinate cross-border projects, leading international teams and anticipating legal implications in different jurisdictions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Labour and employment Victoria Caldevilla
Entertainment José A Suárez
Entertainment Helena Suárez
Real estate César Morales
Litigation and mediation Federico Pérez
Corporate and M&A Ivo Portabales
Financial institutions & Baniking Gonazlo Fernández de Valderrama
Reestructuring & Insolvency José Luis Yus
Tax Paula Caro
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Victoria Caldevilla  photo Mrs Victoria Caldevilla Partner
Mr Gonzalo Fernández de Valderrama  photo Mr Gonzalo Fernández de Valderrama Partner
Mr José Garrido  photo Mr José Garrido Partner
Mr Eduardo González  photo Mr Eduardo González Partner
Mr Juan P. Gutiérrez  photo Mr Juan P. Gutiérrez Partner
Mr Javier Ibañez  photo Mr Javier Ibañez Partner
Mr César Morales  photo Mr César Morales Partner
Mr Federico Pérez  photo Mr Federico Pérez Partner
Mr Ivo Portabales  photo Mr Ivo Portabales Partner.
Mrs Helena Suárez  photo Mrs Helena Suárez Partner
Mr José A. Suárez  photo Mr José A. Suárez Partner
Mrs María Suárez  photo Mrs María Suárez Partner
Number of lawyers : 50