Cases&Lacambra > Madrid, Spain > Firm Profile

28014 Madrid

Spain > Banking and finance Tier 5

Cases&Lacambra has a strong track record in real estate finance, particularly transactions involving REITs, and also handles bilateral and syndicated lending, debt restructuring, and regulatory and compliance issues. The team’s broad client base includes Spanish and international banks, financial institutions and investment funds. Managing partner Miguel Cases co-heads the team with Toni Barios; the duo are based in the firm’s Madrid and Barcelona offices. Of counsel Claudi Rossell joined from an in-house role at Caixabank in January 2022, while Joaquin Fabre joined from Baker McKenzie in March 2023.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Cases; Toni Barios

Other key lawyers:

Araceli Leyva; Claudi Rossell


‘A very good firm that has been growing and positioning itself as a clear reference point and a good alternative to firms that traditionally work in the banking and financial sector.’

‘In particular, the team stands out for the knowledge of the internal workings of banks of Toni Barios, due to his previous in-house experience.’

Key clients

CaixaBank, S.A.

European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)

English Company

Fiscalter Inversiones 2013, S.L.

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, London Branch

CaixaBank, S.A.


Work highlights

  • Assisted an English company with the refinancing of an existing £90m margin facility secured with a pledge on shares of a British public company listed on the London Stock Exchange from a bank registered in England to Banco Santander.
  • Advised Stoneweg on the granting of a project financing in favour of a Spanish developer for a residential project in Barcelona.
  • Advised the European Federation of Energy Traders on the validity and enforceability in Spain of certain master netting and credit support agreements.

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Cases&Lacambra is active in a number of industries, ranging from financial services, venture capital and private equity to retail, energy, healthcare and life sciences. The team handles a broad variety of M&A transactions, including many with a cross-border element, and fields dedicated desks for Eastern Europe and Turkey, Latin America and the Middle East. Lucas Palomar heads up the team, leveraging over 25 years of practice.

Practice head(s):

Lucas Palomar

Other key lawyers:

Pablo Echenique; Bojan Radovanovic; Jose Manuel Llanos Alperi

Key clients

Pig Improvement Company España

Globalmar Reefers, S.L.

Iskaypet Group

Ernesto Ventos

Morabanc Grup, S.A.

Drake Food Service International Etve, S.L.U.


Aquila Capital

Nereo Green Capital Partners

Ib Vogt

Azora Capital

Hedosophia Group Limited

Axon Partners Group

Cuyna Gg Ez, S.L.

Arledan Investments

Work highlights

  • Advised PIC on the acquisition of a farm animal business in Spain.

Spain > Real estate and construction Tier 5

The department at Cases&Lacambra advises clients on a wide range of real estate transactions and has expertise across urban real estate, finance, tax, corporate and environmental mandates. The team is also adept in joint venture agreements, co-living property, and the drafting and negotiation of real estate deals. Marta González-Llera is the practice head. Daniel Tienda left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Marta González-Llera

Spain > Tax Tier 6

From its offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Andorra, Cases&Lacambra‘s tax team acts on the structuring of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, real estate investments and international tax matters, as well as assisting clients with tax audits and appeals against decisions by the Spanish tax authority. The group is also recognised for its strong practice dedicated to advising high-net-worth individuals and family offices on wealth management. Practice head Ernesto Lacambra and David Navarro are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Ernesto Lacambra

Other key lawyers:

David Navarro; Alberto Gil; Jaume Perelló; Jorge del Castillo; Cristina Villanova


‘Ernesto Lacambra stands out for his availability and dedication.’

‘Cases & Lacambra has a very professional team. Its members are always training so they can improve. They are dynamic teams that are fully digitised and coordinated, meaning the different offices work well together and with the client. They are constantly growing and developing new talent. They have their own style with excellent service and professionalism.’

‘The pluses of this office are the speed, the good service, the efficiency and the ease when it comes to dealing with and planning the different issues. They have incredible creativity when it comes to approaching all the issues that arise. They give clients complete confidence. Ernesto Lacambra and David Navarro are the partners we deal with in our company.’

‘It is a very professional team that resolves issues with agility and efficiency. The communication is fluid and specific compared to other firms with which we have worked. We avoid risks and have confidence in their recommendations.’

‘The difference is the speed of their responses, their direct and precise treatment of the issues and their professionalism, as well as the way they stay up to date and their knowledge of the law. Ernesto Lacambra and Cristina Villanova are outstanding members of the team.’

‘It is a very well-rounded and prepared multidisciplinary team. They have a lot of technical experience and experience of dealing with families and family businesses. Their ability to understand international taxation and their experience in tax planning are two of the strengths for which we rely heavily on them. The rigour and order of their advice is also one of the strengths that gives us security and confidence.’

‘In addition to their obvious technical ability, they stand out for their closeness and empathy with the client, which are fundamental. Their understanding of businesses and family dynamics is very powerful and helps when they are providing advice. Particularly noteworthy is the work of Ernesto Lacambra and Cristina Villanova.’

‘Ernesto Lacambra has become a trusted long-term adviser who understands our aims and brings fresh insight to enhance our business objectives.’

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Work highlights

  • Advises Ernesto Ventós on all Spanish taxation issues, including assisting with international tax planning.
  • Advised Drake Food Service International ETVE, S.L.U., one of the main shareholders of Glovoapp23, S.L., on the tax aspects of the sale of its stake in the company to another shareholder, Delivery Hero SE.
  • Advised Deporvillage’s founding partners on the tax aspects of the sale of a stake in the company to JD Sports.

Spain > Dispute resolution

Cases&Lacambra stands out for its track record in banking and financial litigation, counting BBVA and CaixaBank among its key clients; Barcelona-based banking litigation and consumer protection expert Jose Piñeiro and civil and commercial litigation partner Fabio Virzi in Madrid are the names to note.