Cases&Lacambra > Madrid, Spain > Firm Profile

28014 Madrid

Spain > Real estate and construction Tier 5

With offices in Andorra, Barcelona, Madrid and Miami, the team at Cases&Lacambra assists venture capital and wealth funds, international investors, hedge funds and family offices in the infrastructure, engineering, hospitality, energy and consumer goods sectors. Headed by real estate investment expert Daniel Tienda in Madrid, and backed by urban planning specialist and managing associate Juan Moncada, the team’s service extends to cover lease agreements, environmental matters, asset portfolio acquisitions, sale and leaseback transactions, real estate M&A, due diligence and compliance.

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Other key lawyers:

Spain > Banking and finance Tier 6

Cases&Lacambra fields a market and financial services practice group with ‘specialised knowledge of the financial sector‘, assisting with a range of cross-border matters for its clients, which include key client CaixaBank. Managing partner Miguel Cases has extensive experience advising financial entities and both public and private funds, and Toni Barios leads on the full spectrum of financing work. The trio co-lead the team. Ignacio Ramos has left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Cases; Toni Barios

Other key lawyers:

Araceli Leyva


‘Good technical knowledge of the cases that arise, as well as solutions provided in cases of potential conflict. Good level in the responses and closing of the topics.’

‘Specialized knowledge of the financial sector and immediacy of the partners who deal directly with the issues.’

‘I’d highlight Araceli Leyva for her specialization in corporate governance and ESG issues. The drive and closeness of its founding partner Miguel Cases.’

‘Availability of both lawyers and partners, knowledge and solutions.’

Key clients

European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)


Cordia Iberia Holding

Fiscalter Inversiones 2013

Work highlights

  • Assisting the EFET with drafting legal opinions on the validity and enforceability of master netting agreements in Spain.
  • Advised CaixaBank on the financing of the management buyout of a communications and event planning agency in Spain.

Spain > Tax Tier 6

Cases&Lacambra is specialised in advising family businesses and private clients. Thanks to its ‘international outlook and experience' and ‘knowledge of the different types of taxes and taxation not only in Spain but also internationally', the team is accomplished in cross-border work, assisting with tax audits, structuring and investment planning. Ernesto Lacambra heads the team, supported by Cristina Villanova and David Navarro. Jaume Perelló joined from Cuatrecasas in November 2021.

Practice head(s):

Ernesto Lacambra


‘One of the distinguishing features of Cases & Lacambra versus other firms is the degree of specialization shown by both the younger professionals and, of course, the partners. In addition, in a sector like this, it is important that the response time to the questions raised is short and their content, precise. Cases & Lacambra does not fail in this regard and always offers personalized answers, with an in-depth analysis of the question posed.’

‘Their knowledge of the different types of taxes and taxation not only in Spain but also internationally, which allows them to offer complete advice. They always carry out a detailed analysis of the different scenarios to recommend the most interesting option at the tax level. Among all of them I highlight Ernesto Lacambra and Cristina Villanova.’

‘It is an office with extensive knowledge of the different taxes existing in Spain. It has a good mix of experience and youth within its teams and the treatment they give is very personalized.’

‘The Cases & Lacambra team, with whom I have been working for years, stands out for its professionalism (job well done and a very versatile team), its service (quick and complete response) and ease in communicating the strategies they will employ in the different matters.’

‘The plus of Cases & Lacambra is that they have been able to transmit from the founding partners to the rest of the partners and employees who are joining, the same philosophy of service and values ​​in all their teams: speed, communication, professionalized and well-informed advice with the new legal frameworks and jurisprudence.’

‘The team has an international outlook and experience, with excellent language skills. Their culture is a good fit with ours. They are responsive and supportive in a wide range of projects – being patient and imaginative in exploring projects. They have also been helpful in sharing their trusted network, where appropriate, in exploring opportunities.’

‘Flexible and responsive to non-standard/time sensitive requests from foreign investors.’

‘David Navarro demonstrates a strong knowledge of the often arcane Spanish tax code, and is good at explaining complicated concepts in a manner understandable by a non-tax professional.’

Key clients

Ernesto Ventós

Lear European Holding

Drake Food and Services International

Amplifon Iberica


Fiscalter Inversiones 2013

IB Voigt

Grupo Dani Garcia

Zetland Capital Partners

Arcano Wealth Advisors EAFI

Work highlights

  • Advising Ernesto Ventós on a tax audit initiated by the French tax authorities aimed at reviewing if the Spanish company has a permanent establishment in France for VAT and corporate tax purposes.
  • Assisting Lear European Holding with a tax audit proceeding.
  • Providing ongoing tax advice to Drake Food and Services International.

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Cases&Lacambra‘s offering covers M&A, commercial law and corporate law matters, operating across a range of industries such as hospitality, retail, energy and healthcare; Lucas Palomar leads the department, which is home to dedicated desks for the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Turkey.