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Pérez-Llorca is a pre-eminent law firm in Spain. The firm provides high-end advice to international and domestic clients in connection with the largest and most complex transactions and disputes in Spain or matters with a Spanish component. Pérez-Llorca prides itself on offering unrivalled quality, service and commitment to clients. The majority of the firm’s work is cross-border and often involves several jurisdictions. As an independent law firm, Pérez-Llorca approaches multijurisdictional work by providing turnkey solutions together with other leading independent firms from Europe, the Americas or Asia. Pérez-Llorca offers full-service advice and operates from its offices in Madrid, Barcelona, London and New York.
Senior Partner: Pedro Pérez-Llorca
Number of partners: 54
Number of lawyers: 250
Languages: Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
■ In 2017, Pérez-Llorca won the Chambers and Partners award for ‘Spain Law Firm of the Year’
■ In 2015, Chambers and Partners awarded Pérez-Llorca with ‘Spain Client Service’
Main Areas of Practice:
Administrative & Regulatory
Banking & Finance
Litigation & Arbitration
Intellectual Property & Technology
Restructuring & Insolvency
White Collar Crime & Investigations
A Global Practice:
Pérez-Llorca provides high-end advice to international and domestic clients in connection with the largest and most complex transactions and disputes in Spain or matters with a Spanish component. Pérez-Llorca accompanies clients wherever they are based, wherever they have operations or wherever they need the firm. The firm has close connections with the leading firms in every jurisdiction in order to offer clients the best and most specialised advice in each country.
The firm’s mission to always find the best possible results for clients for every case, adapting its service to their needs and collaborating with the most distinguished local firms. The lawyers’ profound understanding of the legal market in each country offers clients complete solutions.
From the London office, the firm advises on cross border transactions with Spanish legal components and provides its expertise to UK-based clients investing in the Spanish market.
From the New York office, the firm advises clients on Spanish law and adapts its multidisciplinary assessment to their needs in the US and Latin America.
Pérez-Llorca’s international desks are made up of teams of Spanish lawyers from all of its offices who have in-depth knowledge of the Latin America, Asian, and African markets and valuable experience working on all types of transactions. Pérez-Llorca’s lawyers offer expert advice on matters within the regions that have a Spanish component.
The firm advises clients and firms on investment opportunities and their internationalisation efforts. The litigation and arbitration team, also part of the firm’s desks, has extensive experience advising on all types of disputes and pre-litigious matters.
More about Pérez-Llorca:
With more than 35 years’ experience in the Spanish market, Pérez-Llorca’s highly motivated lawyers work towards a common goal: to contribute to the business success of clients, offering first-rate legal services whilst always adhering to ethical and professional codes of practice. The firm’s full-service approach enables lawyers to consider clients’ needs from multiple perspectives and deliver results.
The collective expertise and unrivalled experience of its lawyers places Pérez-Llorca as a leader in many fields, with a reputation for legal innovation and excellence. The lawyers at the firm are characterised by their commitment, with many matters benefitting from the full involvement, added value and expertise of both partners and associates. Lawyers offer recurrent advice to clients for their day-to-day needs, can undertake challenges that may unexpectedly arise and anticipate future needs.
The firm is comprised of standalone practices which collaborate to form strong and comprehensive teams that are multidisciplinary. This enables lawyers to tackle complex, large-scale cases, and to be involved in some of the most ground-breaking cross-border transactions taking place in recent years involving prestigious Spanish and international companies.
Pérez-Llorca is committed to being innovative in its approach to the legal advice it offers clients. Pérez-Llorca uses new artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing tools, improving efficiency and competitiveness. The firm’s experience leading the most complex transactions on the market means that the lawyers provide excellence and formulate innovative solutions to issues which arise in such matters.
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Administrative & Public Law
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets: Debt
Capital markets: Equity
Capital Markets: Structured Finance
Energy & Natural Resources
Labour & Employment
Private Wealth Law
Restructuring & Insolvency
It includes the year’s most representative laws, guides and judgments on trademarks, patents, technology, data protection, and copyright and related rights. This Year in Review provides an overview of the regulatory and case law developments that have taken place during 2022 and that are relevant to this practice area. Download PDF
Labour and social security aspects of Royal Decree-law 1/2023, on urgent measures regarding recruitment incentives and the improvement of the social protection of artists The title of the Royal Decree-law announces two very different objects and, as will be seen, further topics are covered as well. Firstly, it regulates incentives aimed at promoting recruitment, as […]
On 22 December, Law 28/2022, of 21 December, on the promotion of the startup ecosystem (the “Startups Law”) was published in the Official State Gazette (BOE). This law, which has been through a long period of development and parliamentary processing, aims to improve entrepreneurship and the attractiveness of Spain for entrepreneurs, and to improve taxation […]
On 22 November, the Executive approved Royal Decree-law 19/2022, which establishes a Code of Good Practice to alleviate the rise in interest rates on mortgage loans on primary residences (hereinafter, the RDL). The RDL amends the Code of Good Practice approved by Royal Decree-law 6/2012, of 9 March, on urgent measures for the protection of […]
In this Briefing we analyse the recently approved Temporary Solidarity High Net Worth Tax and certain changes to the Wealth Tax. On 29 September 2022, the Government presented its Fiscal Measures plan with the aim of ensuring “social justice and economic efficiency”. The plan presented by the Minister of Finance and Public Administration sought to […]
This Legal Briefing will deal both with the main features of the Solidarity High Net Worth Tax and the proposed amendment to the Wealth Tax Law On 29 September 2022, the Government presented its Fiscal Measures plan with the aim of ensuring “social justice and economic efficiency”. The plan presented by the Minister of Finance […]
Complaints to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Draft Law on Whistleblowing: incompatibility with the Spanish criminal procedure system On September 23, the draft law regulating the protection of people who report violations of regulations and the fight against corruption was published in the Official Gazette of the Cortes Generales. It was created with the purpose […]
As for the concept of an international tribunal, the Supreme Court understands it as a court to which two (or more) nations have formally granted authority to resolve disputes… Read more (This article is in Spanish)
El nuevo procedimiento de determinación de afección ambiental para proyectos de energías renovables. Especial referencia al caso de Castilla y León Durante los últimos meses se ha venido produciendo una intensa actividad legislativa para perfilar y adaptar el marco jurídico aplicable a los procedimientos de implantación de instalaciones para la obtención de energía a partir […]
We set out below the main takeaways from our practical experience with Act 19/2003 over the past two years Almost two and a half years have passed since Spain’s Royal Decree Laws 8/2020, of 17 March, on extraordinary urgent measures to address the economic and social impact of COVID-19, 11/2020, of 31 March, adopting additional urgent social and […]
The CNMC’s finding of concerted practice and market sharing is declared null and void on the grounds that the National High Court considers that the imputation of the anti-competitive infringement was not proven by circumstantial evidence The judgment of the National High Court of 20 June 2022 [ECLI:ES:AN:2022:3109] annuls the decision issued on 10 November […]
With the much-debated reforms to Act 19/2003, of 4 July, on capital movements (“Act 19/2003”), the Spanish foreign direct investment (“FDI”) regime has been expanded over the past few years. However, FDI screening in relation to defense investments predates Act 19/2003 (and the recent FDI hype more broadly), and was regulated in Royal Decree 664/1999 of 23 […]
Competition damages claim: inappropriateness of precautionary measures requiring the CNMC to refrain from issuing a report requested by a Commercial Court On 10 February 2022, Commercial Court No. 1 of Oviedo (the “Court”) requested that the Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition (the “CNMC”) publish a report for the resolution of a claim procedure […]
At Pérez-Llorca, we have prepared this analysis to facilitate compliance with these new obligations, which come into force on 2 August. In August 2021, a significant regulatory development in the area of sustainability for investment firms took place: the adoption on 2 August of the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1253 of the Commission of 21 April […]
This Legal Briefing addresses the new features contained in Directive (EU) 2018/1808. On 8 July 2022, the General Audiovisual Communication Law (hereinafter referred to as the “GACL”) was published in the Official State Gazette (BOE). The GACL repeals the former General Law 7/2010, of 31 March, on Audiovisual Communication, and incorporates into the Spanish legal […]
This Legal Briefing analyses the new Digital Markets Regulation (known as the “DMA” using its English acronym). Diego de la Vega The European Parliament has given the green light to the Digital Markets Act1, one of the cornerstones of the European Commission’s future legislative framework (“A Europe fit for the digital age”) to strengthen Europe’s […]
The judgment of 20 June 2022 delivered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”)in Case C-700/20, which arises from the dispute between the London Steam-Ship Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association (“London P&I Club”) and the Kingdom of Spain, has attracted considerable media attention as it is related to the sinking of the Prestige […]
Finance partner Aymen Mahmoud, associate Giulia Venanzoni with Ander Valverde and Mateo García Fuentes at Spanish law firm Pérez-Llorca coauthored an article regarding direct lending opportunities in Spain. Until 2008, banks and saving banks (“cajas de ahorro”) controlled the Spanish debt market. Spain was historically a bank-driven economy with a limited presence of alternative lenders […]
Government approval of the temporary adjustment mechanism for the reduction of wholesale electricity prices This Legal Briefing will analyse the key aspects of the main measures contained in RDL 10/2022. On 14 May 2022, the BOE published Royal Decree-law 10/2022, of 13 May, which temporarily establishes a production cost adjustment mechanism to reduce the price […]
This Legal Briefing analyses the new energy measures included in Royal Decree-law 6/2022. On 30 March 2022, Royal Decree-law 6/2022, of 29 March, adopting urgent measures within the framework of the National Plan to respond to the economic and social consequences of the war in Ukraine, was published in the Official State Gazette. It incorporates […]
Key aspects of Royal Decree 5/2022, of 22 March, on the special employment relationship for artists In this Legal Briefing we analyse the main novelties of Royal Decree 5/2022 on the special employment relationship of artists. This Royal Decree amends Royal Decree 1435/1985, on the special relationship of persons engaged in artistic activities, with the […]
Criteria to assess whether there is any risk of the requested person´s fundamental right to a fair trial in the execution of a European arrest warrant 02/03/2022 In this Legal Briefing we analyse the latest Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgement on the opposition motives in the execution of a European arrest warrant. […]
In this Legal Briefing we analyse the extensions of temporary workforce restructuring plans (“ERTEs”) and the new percentages of exemption from social security contributions. Download PDF Laura Pérez, Sarah Scheerlinck Alonso This Legal Briefing is in Spanish. Continue reading
In this Legal Briefing we analyse the new CJEU ruling on the obligation to provide information on assets and rights abroad. This Legal Briefing is in Spanish. EL TJUE DECLARA CONTRARIO AL DERECHO DE LA UNIÓN EL RÉGIMEN SANCIONADOR ESTABLECIDO PARA EL INCUMPLIMIENTO DE LA OBLIGACIÓN DE DECLARAR LOS BIENES Y DERECHOS SITUADOS EN EL […]
This Legal Briefing analyses the European Commission’s responses to two consultations on the interpretation of the Insurance Distribution Directive. By Joaquín Ruiz Echauri, Jesús Almarcha Jaime On 29 November 2021, EIOPA published the European Commission’s responses to two consultations on the interpretation of the Insurance Distribution Directive (EU) 2016/97 of the European Parliament and the Council […]
The bonds are secured by hedging assets over which the holders of these securities have a preferential right Mortgage bonds are a fundamental instrument in financing access to housing in Spain and have enjoyed great popularity since their creation as a source of financing for credit institutions, since they are a very safe and low-cost […]
Holding virtual hearings in arbitration: main action protocols issued by national and international institutions. National and international arbitration has been forced, like many other sectors, to adapt to the new social reality, caused by the Covid-19 health crisis. The limitations to travel and the associated health risk have encouraged a significant increase in the holding of […]
We analyze in this Legal Note the fundamental aspects of the main measures adopted by RDL 17/2021. The BOE of September 15, 2021 publishes Royal Decree-Law 17/2021, of September 14, on urgent measures to mitigate the impact of the rise in natural gas prices in the retail gas and electricity markets. The standard approved by […]
On 25 May 2021, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (the “AEPD”) published a new Guide on Personal Data Breach Notification (the “Guide”), which updates the 2018 version in line with the experience gained in the period following the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April on the protection of natural persons with […]
In this briefing, we analyse three prospective pieces of legislation that, if implemented in the Spanish legal system, would significantly change the claims handling process by insurers: the Draft Bill on Litigation Efficiency Measures, the Directive on actions for the representation of consumers’ collective interests and the creation of the Independent Authority for the Protection […]
The Spanish Parliament has approved Organic Law 9/2021 of 1 July (“LO 9/2021”), which supplements Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 of 12 October 2017 establishing enhanced cooperation for the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (the “Regulation”) and governs the procedure to be followed in Spain to investigate crimes against the financial interests of the […]
September 2021 In its recent decision on the Komstroy case, the Court of Justice of the European Union has extended the logic established in the Achmea case to arbitrations within the EU derived from the Energy Charter Treaty. Thus, it considers that, under Union law, arbitrations involving disputes arising between a Member State and an investor […]
A Brief Analysis of the Guidelines Issued by the Commercial Courts of Barcelona As opposed to other European jurisdictions or the US, Spanish law does not contemplate the so-called pre-pack sale. This is a tool enabling the negotiation of a sale of all or part of a company’s business or assets with a purchaser prior […]
Following a preview of the text, the International Chamber of Commerce officially launched its new Arbitration Rules on 1 December 2020. These new Rules will enter into force on 1 January 2021 and will apply to proceedings initiated on or after that date (the “ICC Rules 2021” or the “Rules”). The ICC Rules 2021 are […]
(Spain, November 2020) On 14 November, the Law for the digital transformation of the financial system (the “Law”) was published in the Official State Bulletin (“BOE”). The Law allows companies to create sandboxes, or controlled testing environments, to enable financial market operators to implement technology-based financial innovation projects, with the involvement of the relevant supervisory […]
Pérez-Llorca strengthens its position with the appointment of two new partners and a counsel, as well as the promotion of two lawyers to partner to support the Corporate and Finance practice areas. Pablo Hontoria, Florence Legeay Javier Bau and Teresa Méndez join as Corporate partners Pablo Hontoria and Florence Legeay are promoted to partners of the […]
Pérez-Llorca has launched an app to share the latest legal news and all the content created by the firm’s professionals: Legal Briefings, Newsletters, Year in Review Annuals, Pérez-Llorca Legal Journals, opinion pieces, news and events, among others. Users can manage this legal content according to their preferences and can organise and personalise it by practice […]
Pérez-Llorca will open a new office in Singapore in the first quarter of 2023, as part of its growth and international projection strategy Pablo Hontoria Pérez-Llorca becomes the first Spanish law firm to open an office in this financial centre Pérez-Llorca strengthens its international projection with offices in the three global financial capitals: New York, […]
The new office is headed by partner Sonsoles Centeno and staffed by of a team of three lawyers specialised in competition and regulatory law Sonsoles Centeno The opening of this office is in line with the firm’s growth and internationalisation strategy Located in the European Quarter of the Belgian capital, the aim is to be […]
Hernández will join Pérez-Llorca’s Barcelona office and will be in charge of developing the Employment practice there. Pérez-Llorca has today appointed Manel Hernández as a new partner in the Employment practice area. Hernández will work from the Barcelona office in coordination with the rest of the partners of the firm’s Employment practice located in Madrid, […]