Litigation and Arbitration

Our services 

The lawyers in Garrigues’ Litigation and Arbitration Department advise on dispute resolution and act as legal counsel in lawsuits conducted before the Spanish courts and in ad hoc arbitration proceedings before the principal domestic and international courts of arbitration. They defend their clients’ interests in order to avoid potential disputes and, where they are unavoidable, to ensure they are best placed to deal with them.

The team’s extensive experience enables it to adapt to the most diverse of circumstances, including the current economic situation, in which instability and sweeping changes hold sway.

In the field of arbitration, the experience of Garrigues’ lawyers spans an array of industries and practice areas: corporate M&As, construction, energy, telecommunications, distribution, franchising, transportation, international trade, insurance, intellectual property, sports-related disputes, etc. Thanks to its track record, the team of professionals has won domestic and international acclaim in the legal services industry.

Civil and commercial dispute resolution

Garrigues’ lawyers offer advice on and manage all types of proceedings, appeals and phases. They deliver legal opinions on potentially litigious issues and carry out preventative analyses to identify and prevent potential liability. They also design and implement the pre-litigation strategies best suited to the defense of their clients’ interests.

International arbitration

Garrigues’ international arbitration practice is among the most acclaimed in the legal services industry. Our lawyers are experts in not only ad hoc arbitration and institutional arbitration (International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, American Arbitration Association, etc.), but also investment or sports arbitration. They 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. (New York, Florida), etc.

Garrigues’ experts also advise on pre- and post-arbitration steps such as the arbitration agreement, or the enforcement or setting aside of awards. They also defend clients in all types of arbitration-related legal proceedings.

Domestic arbitration

Garrigues’ professional team represents clients in both ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings under the rules of the Spanish Court of Arbitration, the Madrid Court of Arbitration, the Civil and Commercial Arbitration Court, the Barcelona Arbitral Tribunal, and other Spanish arbitration institutions.

The lawyers in this practice area also defend their 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

Garrigues’ lawyers advise their clients 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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