Established in 1983, Pérez-Llorca is one of the leading independent Spanish law firms. The firm is based in Madrid and has offices in Barcelona, London and New York. It advises both international and domestic clients in Spain and international clients on Spanish law in our offices abroad. The firm's clientele includes major banks, public and private companies, national and regional government authorities, international and domestic investors and funds, and prestigious foreign law firms.
Main Areas of Practice
Corporate: Broad experience in complex transactions of an international nature and participates in some of the most important transactions in Spain. Experience includes advising clients on incorporation, financing, international expansion, and restructuring. Offers full service legal advice on Spanish corporate law to public and private, national and international corporations, such as: retail, family office, leisure and tourism, transport and logistics, energy, natural resources and infrastructures, banking, financial and insurance services, private equity, TMT, real estate, life sciences and the food industry.
Litigation & Arbitration: Acts before all legal forums in Spain and abroad, focusing on both commercial litigation and international and domestic arbitration. Broad experience in complex cases relating to energy, construction, engineering, banking, tort liability, corporate disputes, distribution and agency contracts.
Restructuring & Insolvency: Advises both national and international businesses which are undergoing financial difficulties or find themselves in an insolvency situation. The firm's multi-disciplinary terms, comprised of lawyers from various areas of the firm, and particularly the Corporate, Litigation and Labour practice areas, work together to advise firms on the process of restructuring and/or refinancing their debt, as well as financial institutions and non-financial creditors involved in insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings.
White Collar Crime: Specialises in complex criminal investigations with transnational components with respect to company crime, tax fraud, and money laundering giving rise to the criminal liability of corporations or other legal entities. Also specialises in international mutual legal assistance (MLA), and in extradition procedures and European arrest and surrender warrants. Advises companies of all sizes on corporate compliance.
Administrative & Regulatory: Advises public entities and private companies on their relations with public administrations. Extensive experience in all areas of public and regulatory law, particularly in energy, life sciences, telecommunications and media. High quality legal advice on public contracts and all forms of concessions. Many partners previously held positions in the state government. Works closely with the Litigation and Arbitration team to represent the interests of clients in disputes before administrative courts and in public law arbitration proceedings in all areas of public law.
EU & Competition: Advises both Spanish and international clients on domestic and EU merger control issues, mergers and spin-offs. Wide experience in cartel cases and in abuse of dominance matters, where it has participated in some of the most recent leading cases. The group maintains regular contact with European and national competition authorities and, working closely with the Litigation and Arbitration team, provides practical advice with regard to antitrust litigation, with a particular focus on damage claims arising out of antitrust infringements.
Land Planning: Offers advice on all aspects of Urban Planning and Management to large national and international promoters of shopping centres, business parks, office blocks, hotels, banks, investment funds, public administrations and public sector businesses, as well as mixed-natured entities such as compensation committees, urban conservation organisations and urban developers.
Tax: Specialises M&A, private equity, company and real estate taxations, both at a national and international level. Many of its clients are multinational companies, as well as significant players in the Spanish real estate market, for which the team designs and implements tax efficient strategies for their transactions.
Labour: Advises on negotiations with unions concerning corporate restructuring, labour adjustment procedures, collective conflicts, collective agreements, transfer of employees, pension schemes for employees and health and safety at work. Represents its clients in areas such as breach of contracts, compensation matters, accidents at work and dismissal proceedings. Provides full-service advice on the labour matters arising from M&A and due diligence procedures and labour audits.