Since 1981, Best Lawyers has highlighted the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession; we offer completely unbiased legal referrals from the best attorneys in the world. 

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

2022 marks the 14th  Edition of The Best Lawyers in Spainhonoring the professional excellence of 4227 lawyers in 79 practice areas across 29 metropolitan areas. 

Best Lawyers is pleased to celebrate 180 “Lawyer of the Year” awards across Spain as well. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

For 2022, we are also excited to announce our First Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain. Eligibility for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain includes being in private practice and a tenure of three to eight years. With the same methodology that is used for The Best Lawyers in Spain, our Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain list uses an advanced process of nominations, peer voting and careful evaluation of results to provide a list of the top legal talent in the industry among newer lawyers. For the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain, we recognize 317 lawyers in 17 practice areas. Lawyers are listed in 60 firms across 14 metropolitan areas.

Spain Inline Stats

Publication Statistics

Here are highlights from the 2022 14th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Spain:

  • 4227 Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Spain™ in 79 Practice Areas
  • 317 Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain in 17 Practice Areas
  • 180 "Lawyer of the Year" awards
  • 19 "Law Firm of the Year" awards

Top metro area:

Madrid is the metro with the most listed lawyers.

Top 10 Practice Areas by Number of Recognized The Best Lawyers in Spain Honorees:

  • Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Law
  • Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Real Estate Law

Top 10 Practice Areas by Number of Recognized Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain Honorees:

  • Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Tax Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Top 10 Practice Areas Searched for on www.bestlawyers.com in 2021:

  • Tax Law
  • Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Litigation 
  • Administrative Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Banking and Finance Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law

Law Firm of the Year

“Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

The 2022 “Law Firm of the Year” recipients in Spain are:

Abdón Pedrajas Abogados - Labor and Employment Law
Allen & Overy - Banking and Finance Law
Augusta Abogados - Transportation Law
Clifford Chance - Project Finance and Development Practice
Clyde & Co - Insurance Law
Cuatrecasas - Criminal Defense, Technology Law
Ecija - Information Technology Law
Garrigues – Litigation, Real Estate Law
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo - Environmental Law
Grau & Angulo - Intellectual Property Law
Herbert Smith Freehills Spain - Administrative Law
Linklaters - Competition / Antitrust Law, Tax Law
Pérez-Llorca - Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Senn, Ferrero, Asociados Sports & Entertainment - Sports Law
Uría Menéndez Abogados - Capital Markets Law
Watson Farley & Williams - Energy Law

 

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