Litigation and Arbitration

Our services 

The lawyers in Garrigues’ Litigation and Arbitration Department are experts in dispute resolution and act as legal counsel in lawsuits conducted before the courts and in ad hoc arbitration proceedings before the principal domestic and international courts of arbitration in almost all sectors and areas of activity, in which our extensive experience enables us to adapt to the most diverse situations.

We defend our clients’ interests in order to avoid potential litigation or arbitration and, where it is unavoidable, to ensure they are best placed to deal with it.

Thanks to our track record, we have garnered international acclaim in the legal services industry.

Civil and commercial litigation

We have an excellent team of expert litigators who advise on and manage all types of civil and commercial proceedings, as well as all appeals, at all phases and instances before the Spanish courts.

We deliver legal opinions on potentially litigious issues and carry out preventative analyses to identify and prevent potential adverse consequences. We also design and implement the pre-litigation and litigation strategies best suited to the defense of our clients’ interests.

International arbitration

Garrigues’ international arbitration practice is among the most acclaimed in the legal services industry. The global nature of the Firm enables us to create multijurisdictional and multilingual teams made up of professionals with extensive expertise in different practice areas and with direct knowledge of the legal, cultural and sociological aspects of the jurisdiction in which the dispute is to be resolved.

We are experts in ad hoc and institutional arbitration (International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, American Arbitration Association, etc.), and in investment or sports arbitration and we have acted at the world’s leading arbitration venues (Paris, London, Geneva, Zurich, Bucharest, New York, Miami, Lima, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Nouakchott, Madrid, Barcelona, etc.) under the laws of countries including Spain, England, Portugal, Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia, Algeria, the U.S. (State of New York, Florida), etc.

We also advise on pre- and post-arbitration steps such as the arbitration agreement, the enforcement or setting aside of awards, or conservatory measures. We also defend our clients in all types of arbitration-related legal proceedings.

Domestic arbitration

Our team represents clients in both ad hoc and institutional domestic arbitration proceedings and we defend our clients in arbitration-related court proceedings: appointment of arbitrators, assistance with evidence-taking, conservatory measures, and action to set aside or enforce the arbitral award.

Other alternative dispute resolution methods

We offer advice on other ADR methods such as mediation, conciliation, fact-finding, mini trials, dispute boards, etc.


Carlos de los Santos
Hermosilla, 3 - 28001 Madrid, (Spain)
Tlfno.: +34.91.514.52.00
Fax: +34.91.399.24.08

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