The Best Lawyers in Spain™ 2023

Announcing Spain's recognized lawyers for 2023.

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November 16, 2022 04:00 PM

The Best Lawyers in Spain™ Awards

For 2023, we are excited to announce the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in Spain™ and the second edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain™.

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The Best Lawyers in Spain honors 4,419 lawyers across 82 unique practice areas. Lawyers are recognized in 29 metropolitan areas across Spain. Along with individual lawyer awards, we also award 206 "Lawyer of the Year" recipients. "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.

In its second edition, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain seeks to offer the top legal talent among lawyers who are at earlier stages of their careers. Eligibility for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain includes being in private practice and a tenure of three to eight years. For 2023, we recognize 583 lawyers across 37 individual practice areas and in 16 metropolitan areas in Spain.

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Among the 82 practice areas in which lawyers are awarded for The Best Lawyers in Spain, the top 10 with the largest number of recognized lawyers include: Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law, Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Banking and Finance Law, Administrative Law, Intellectual Property Law and Real Estate Law.

For Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain, the top five practice areas with the most recognized lawyers are: Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law, Litigation, Labor and Employment Law and Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

The 10 most searched practice areas on in Spain were: Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Litigation, Tax Law, Labor and Employment Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Defense, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Intellectual Property Law.

A Brief History of Best Lawyers

In 1983, Best Lawyers was formed with one primary goal: to recognize the top legal talent in the United States. Since then, our publications have expanded into 22 markets worldwide, offering nations around the globe the highest measure of success and professionalism in the legal industry. In 2022, our goal remains the same, and we are still proudly presenting the best of the best in legal markets globally through our patented Purely Peer Review™ methodology.

"Law Firm of the Year" Awards

"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 2023 "Law Firm of the Year" recipients in Spain are:

Albors Galiano Portales
Insurance Law

Allen & Overy
Banking and Finance Law

Avante Legal
Transportation Law

Bird & Bird (International)
Information Technology Law

Bufete Choclán Montalvo
Criminal Defense

Project Finance and Development Practice

Technology Law

Intellectual Property Law

Freshfields Bruchhaus Deringer
Tax Law

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Environmental Law

Herbert Smith Freehills Spain
Competition / Antitrust Law

Energy Law

Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law

Sagardoy Abogados
Labor and Employment Law

Senn, Ferrero, Asociados Sports & Entertainment
Sports Law

Toda & Nel-lo Abogados
Administrative Law

Uría Menéndez Abogados
Capital Markets Law

Showcasing Your Award

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Please contact to learn more about how you can highlight individual lawyer and firm awards through your website, social media channels, Best Lawyers Profile Suite packages and commemorative items.

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