For the 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Spain, Best Lawyers surveyed the nation's legal community to identify the top 2 percent of practicing lawyers in Spain. We've partnered with Confilegal—a digital news outlet covering legal news, law firms, and legal events—to provide breaking coverage of these results to the Spanish market.

Madrid was the top metropolitan area in terms of the number of lawyers recognized.  Of the 78 practice areas recognized, the most searched was Tax Law, followed by Litigation, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Labor and Employment Law. On the other hand, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law had the most number of practicing lawyers. Tax Law, Litigation, and Labor and Employment Law followed.

In this 2021 Edition, 20 law firms received the prestigious "Law Firm of the Year" award for excellence in a specific practice area.

The 2021 Spain "Law Firm of the Year" Honorees:

Administrative Law


Banking and Finance Law
Uría Menéndez Abogados           

Capital Markets Law

Competition / Antitrust Law

Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Criminal Defense

Energy Law
Herbert Smith Freehills Spain     

Environmental Law
Hogan Lovells International        

Information Technology Law
Bird & Bird (International)

Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo 

Insurance Law
Clyde & Co

Intellectual Property Law
Grau & Angulo 

Labor and Employment Law
Sagardoy Abogados

Uría Menéndez Abogados

Project Finance and Development Practice
Allen & Overy   

Real Estate Law
Clifford Chance                

Sports Law
Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle                    

Tax Law

Technology Law

Transportation Law
Avante Legal     

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