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Spain > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

Ben Sanderson – DLA Piper

DLA Piper‘s litigation and regulatory team ‘gives straightforward answers, is very responsive and fields first class professionals‘. Under the leadership of Borja de Obeso, the department acts for major companies, with an emphasis on the financial services, energy and construction sectors. In 2020, the firm launched its own third-party funding product, Aldersgate Funding Limited, which is available to its clients. Highly regarded counsel Ben Sanderson ‘possesses all the necessary qualities that an in-house lawyer needs and expects‘. Andrea Rodríguez is a name to note at the senior associate level.

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

DLA Piper‘s broad London PIL practice specialises not only in investor-state disputes, but also in advising states and companies on PIL issues. The group additionally assists with maritime boundary disputes, immunity issues and Treaty negotiations. The Brexit team is led by Paul HardyKate Cervantes-Knox is an investor state arbitration expert; and John Forrest specialises in export controls, sanctions and international trade law. Also highly regarded are senior consultant Scott Horton, who is experienced in advising governments; London and Madrid-based of counsel Ben Sanderson, who ‘sees the big picture‘; and experienced legal director Elinor Thomas.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

DLA Piper‘s ‘strong‘ group handles multi-specialist, multi-jurisdiction, large-scale international commercial arbitrations that frequently arise in emerging markets. London and Madrid-based of counsel Ben Sanderson is global practice manager of the international arbitration group; Europe international arbitration head Philip Chong is an energy and infrastructure project disputes expert; Jeremy Andrews specialises in complex international arbitration; senior counsel Kate Cervantes-Knox acts in both international commercial and investor-state arbitrations; James Carter has Africa-related expertise; and Christina Lawrence acts in energy, infrastructure and mining disputes. Legal director Jue Jun Lu and senior associates Serena CookeMaria Scott and Chloe Mears, are also active team members.