MA Abogados

Headquarters: Madrid, Spain

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MA Abogados was born in Madrid, in November 2011, as a project led by José María Michavila and Ángel Acebes, both were Ministers of Justice of Spain; the aim of promoting a law firm that, having a wide presence in Spain, has mostly senior lawyers. To this end, several leading law firms were integrated in their respective cities, Seville, Valencia and Palma de Mallorca being the founding partners along with Madrid. The project has grown in recent years, expanding its presence with the incorporation of new offices located in Bilbao, Salamanca, Vigo and Marbella. In this way, MA Abogados offers national coverage in the different branches of Law, both to small and medium enterprises and to large companies, both national and international. Following the principle that governs MA Abogados, we put the client at the center of everything we do, making available the best professionals, offering a close and high-quality service. MA Abogados, complying with our social commtiment, is the founding trustee of the recently constituted Pro Bono España Foundation.

The services provided by MA Abogados are based on the belief that our clients require qualified firms, where top professionals will assist them and address their problems directly. At MA Abogados we know our clients, understand their goals and make their challenges our own.

A Personalized Service

MA Abogados bases its relationship with clients on personal trust and on accessibility to professionals responsible for the consultancy and management of business affairs. We consider it essential for lawyers to have a direct relationship with clients when providing our legal services, including one essential criterion: each and every one of the matters should be personally and directly managed and overseen by senior lawyers, with experience and recognised qualifications. This personalized treatment is an asset of our Group to which we give particular attention. We know that only an individualised and personal relation generates the trust, loyalty and commitment that our clients require both at the start of the process and during the monitoring of all their business.

An Overall Service From

MA Abogados we provide an overall advisory service, understanding our clients’ needs, analyzing alternative options and supporting them in looking for and obtaining the best solution. Our work is characterized by a constant attention to the affairs with which we are entrusted, and in this way, we detect and anticipate contingencies whilst providing overall coverage and generating ideas. We provide consultancy in all areas of Commercial Law, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Law, Procedural Law, Financial and Tax Law; Public and Contentious-Administrative Law; Employment Law and Economic Criminal Law in all jurisdictional areas. We also intervene in national and international arbitration and mediation processes. We provide full coverage, both nationally and internationally. The territorial deployment of our offices – located in the main Spanish capitals and under a common management – allows us to offer the client a co-ordinated and direct service on a national level. We accompany our business clients in the development process of their business abroad. The expertise of our professionals in areas such as international trade, maritime law, logistics, international and Spanish taxation, banking and procedural law, our partnerships with foreign firms and our mastery of foreign languages ​​(English, French, Russian, Italian) allow us to provide the best service.

We advise companies in the following sectors:

  1. Financial, asset and wealth activities
  2. Media and telecommunications
  3. Real estate activities
  4. Professional, scientific and technical activities
  5. Food & Beverages
  6. Associations and foundations
  7. Public and private projects
  8. Trade §Communication and advertising
  9. Education
  10. Manufacturing
  11. Hospitality, tourism d leisure
  12. Sports and training activities
  13. Port
  14. Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities
  15. Production
  16. Insurance
  17. Technology
  18. Health activities and social services
  19. Passenger transport
  20. Transport and storage of goods

MA Abogados has the loyalty of national and international clients, among which are leading companies in their sector. In the IBEX-35 we advise banking entities and in the field of consultancy and technology, as well as others listed on the continuous market (construction companies). Within the international companies, we include clients from the food and shipping sectors. In our portfolio of national clients, with global expansion, we advise companies in the transport sector, both goods and passengers, multi Family-office, hotel groups, insurances, telecommunications and audiovisual groups.


  • Corporate law
  • International trade
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Data protection
  • Maritime
  • Franchising and distribution agreements
  • Intellectual property
  • Bankruptcy


  • Tax advisory services to companies: direct (CIT) and indirect (VAT) taxation, analysis and accreditation of tax incentives and tax credits applicable
  • International Strategic Tax Review: strategic fiscal review of business groups with the objective of proposing measures that reduce their global tax rate
  • Tax planning on foreign investments and business implementation in Spain
  • Tax advice to non-profit associations and foundations


  • Family law
  • Mortgage law
  • Marriage law
  • Inheritance law


  • Ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations before national and international courts
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards
  • Proceedings arising from contracts: validity, compliance and termination
  • Payment claims
  • Bills, checks and promissory notes
  • Proceedings under Banking Law
  • Corporte disputes. Chellenging agreements, boards of partners and management bodies of a corporation. Managers´liability.


  • Capital markets
  • Restructuring
  • Financial regulation
  • Compliance
  • Banking procedural law


  • Preparation of employment contracts
  • Collective disputes, strikes and lockouts
  • Collective agreements and covenants
  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Transfer of employment contracts
  • Material changes to working conditions
  • Negotiation of multiple (or several) collective agreeements, meetings with the business and social parties


  • Urban planning
  • Port
  • Administrative law
José María Michavila
Demetrio Madrid
Carlos Salinas
Alberto Pérez-Solano

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  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Transportation Law

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