José Machado Plazas
He joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 1988 and has been a Partner at the firm since 2017.
Law degree (1986), Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona. Doctor of Law (1994, special doctorate prize).
Professor of Commercial Law (2004). Professor of Commercial Law at the School of Law of the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona (1986-1989), Pompeu Fabra University (1990-1994), University of Barcelona since 1995, the Open University of Catalonia (Since 2005). Professor of Corporate Bankruptcy Law at the School of Legal Practice of the Bar Association of Barcelona (since 2005). Professor in Master of Business Law program (insolvency law and financial markets law) at the University of Barcelona and UOC (since 2005), as well as Master of Bankruptcy Administrators of the Bar Association of Barcelona. Lawyer of the General Council of the Judicial Branch and Professor at the Law School in Civil and Commercial Procedural Law (1999-2005). He has also held academic positions throughout his long academic career.
He is the author of books, manuals and articles on Corporate Law and Bankruptcy Law.
His professional activity within the firm focuses on corporate law and bankruptcy law. He also performs the functions of Arbitrator, Bankruptcy administrator and Assessor of debt refinancing processes and court approval. He also advises on legal matters of public companies.
Pilar Cortés Rivas
She joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 1992 and has been a Partner at the firm since 2013.
Law degree, Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
L.L.M. Master Degree in Law (European Law and International Private Law), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). University of London.
Before joining CORTÉS, ABOGADOS she practiced law in an international law firm in London in the areas of Banking and Commercial Law.
She has been part of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration group, having participated in the defense and legal advice in some of the most relevant cases in the media and audiovisual industry in the past twenty years. She currently assists the firm private clients, Family groups and Family Offices on strategic and legal issues.
Isabel Vizcaíno Fernández de Casadevante
She joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 2018 as a Lawyer.
Law Degree Universidad Autónoma, Madrid.
State Attorney on leave. She has served as a high officer of the General State Administration, heading the General Technical Secretariat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. During her professional career as State Attorney, she has served in different positions at the State Attorney´s Office before the Courts and Tribunals of Madrid, and as State Attorney at the Secretariat of State for Research, Development and Innovation, also serving as head officer for the Ministry of Science and Innovation. She also served as Assistant State Attorney at the Ministry of Justice and in the province of Avila.
Her practice focuses in the fields of Administrative and Criminal Law.
Jaime Cano Ruiz
He joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 1990 and has been a Partner at the firm since 2009.
Law degree, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Master in Public and Private International, International Court of Justice of the United Nations.
He is the Partner in charge of the firm’s commercial area. He has participated in numerous significant transactions in corporate and commercial law, acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, competition (merger control and antitrust), real estate law, securities, national and international commercial contracts, financing and refinancing companies, approval of refinancing agreements, bankruptcy proceedings, commercial litigation and national and international arbitration.
Ana Sala Andrés
She joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 2005 and has been a Partner at the firm since 2014.
Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona; Master of Comparative Law, Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona; LL.M. University of California at Berkeley (USA); Doctor of Law, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. Assistant Professor, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona; Director of Legal Studies at UOC Virtual University, Barcelona.
She has written books and publications on Commercial Law and Securities Market Law.
Extensive experience in corporate practice, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and has participated in national and international arbitrations. Her professional practice has both national and international exposure. She has advised, in particular, on corporate governance for listed and unlisted Spanish companies, participated in the restructuring and refinancing of domestic and international corporate groups, advised Family Offices in the development of its activities, has participated in IPOs and takeovers, and has expansive experience in international arbitration.
Ezequiel Miranda Giménez-Rico
He joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 1993 and has been a Partner at the firm since 2013. He is currently Of Counsel at Cortés Abogados.
Law degree, University of Barcelona (1988). Master in Economics and Business Administration (MBA), IESE, University of Navarra (1993). Corporate Law and Tax Law, Abat Oliba-CEU University (1991). The Western Institutions, University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA) (1991).
Professor of Procedural Law in the Master of Law program at Abat Oliba-CEU University, in the School of Legal Practice of the Terrassa Bar Association, in the Judicial School (bankruptcy law), the Course on Commercial Law of the CGPJ 2004/2005, for Judges and Magistrates, and the Master of Business Law at the University of Alcala in Henares.
Co-author of the Commentary on Spanish Commercial Code published by Atelier.
He practices in the areas of Civil and Commercial Law and Procedural Law, with extensive experience in advising companies, contracts and litigation before the Courts or in Arbitration proceedings, of great complexity and economic significance. Specialist in appeals or procedural infringement before the Supreme Court.
Pedro Alcalá Ruiz
He joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 2009 and is an Associate of the Firm since 2017.
Law degree, University of Granada. Master in Taxation and Financial and Accounting Management (University of Granada). LLM in Commercial Law (University of Bristol, UK).
He started his professional career in the area of audit of accounts and then he worked as a tax lawyer over a period of five years.
Since he joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS he practices in the areas of Corporate and Banking Law and he has worked on some of the most important funding operations closed in Spain in recent years. He also has experience in international arbitration and civil and commercial disputes.
Matías Cortés Domínguez
Founding Partner and Chairman of CORTÉS, ABOGADOS.
Law degree, University of Granada. Doctor of Law, University of Bologna (Italy). Professor of Political Economy and Public Finance, University of Granada. Professor of Financial Law and Tax Law, University Granada. Professor of Financial Law and Tax Law, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Professor of Financial Law and Tax Law, Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Civitas, Journal of Financial Law and Taxation. Member of the Board of Trustees of various cultural foundations.
Author of books and legal manuals. Member of the Board of Directors of various companies.
Since 1970 he has practiced the profession in Spain, the U.S. and Latin America. He has led teams of lawyers in major conflicts and disputes, as well as adviced on legal and strategic issues for banks and large business groups.
Personal assistant: Silvia Lopez Manzano
Francisco Juanes Ródenas
He joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 2006 and has been an Associate at the firm since 2016.
Law degree, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Member of the Tax Authorities Technical Unit, on leave. During his career in the Tax Agency, he served on Inspection Units and on the Regional Crime Unit in Madrid. Member of the Bar Association of Madrid.
Lecturer at various forums and co-authored publications in the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) and others, in the field of tax law.
He practices in the area of tax law, with extensive experience in advising individuals and legal entities, corporate restructurings and family wealth, as well as verification procedures before administrative bodies and administrative litigation, in its various instances.
Natalia Garzón Pacheco
She joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS as an Associate in 2014 and has been a Partner at the firm since October 2015
Degree in Economics and Business, University of Sevilla, and a Law Degree from the UNED University.
State Tax inspector and Customs and Excise on leave. She has held various positions of responsibility within the State Tax Administration Agency. Fiscalis Program 2001 HM Customs and Excise, Southampton, UK. She has held general management and consulting positions in both the field of public enterprise and private enterprise. Consultant to EUROFIMA (European Company for the Financing of Railroad Rolling Stock) in 2004-2009. Member of the Executive Committee of the Elcano Royal Institute in 2004-2009.
She is currently member of the Council for the Defense of the Taxpayer, integrated in the Ministry of Finance.
She advices the firm’s clients on tax law issues.
INGRID JAQUET SOLÉ
She joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 2017 as a Lawyer.
Double Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Business Management and Administration, University Pompeu Fabra. BBA Exchange Program, HEC Montreal. University Master’s Degree in Taxation and Tax Advice and Advanced Course in Tax Proceedings, Centro de Estudios Financieros.
Before joining CORTÉS, ABOGADOS she practiced law for six years at two prestigious law firms in Barcelona and Madrid. She has extensive experience in advising and defending business groups and the owners of large estates on a wide range of tax matters.
She practices in the area of Tax Law.
José Luis Barrera Llorca
He joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 1999 and is an Associate of the Firm since 2015.
Degree in Law from the University of Barcelona. Ph.D in Law by the Universities Ramon Llull (ESADE Law School, Barcelona), Deusto (Bilbao) and Pontificia de Comillas (Madrid). Executive Development Program (PDD) by IESE, University of Navarra. Master of Research in Legal Sciences by ESADE Law School. Master in Taxation and Tax Consultancy by the Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF). Postgraduate course “Companies in Crisis: Prevention, Restructuring and Bankruptcy”. University Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
He is Secretary of the Board of Directors of several companies.
He develops his work in the areas of Commercial, Civil and Procedural Law, with special dedication to the steel, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. He has participated in different transactions of company acquisitions, business sales and purchase agreements, financing and refinancing of business groups and family offices consultancy.
Spanish / Catalan / English.
Salvador Díaz La Chica
He joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 2004 and has been a Partner at the firm since 2017.
Law degree, University of Granada. Ph.D in Law by the University CEU Sant Pablo, LL.M. in Commercial Law, Cambridge University, (UK). LL.M. in Civil Contractual Law, University of Heidelberg (Germany).
He began his career in an international firm. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, financial and banking law, and has worked on some of the most important funding operations closed in Spain in recent years. He is also a regular professor in the Master of Business Law program at the University of Alcalá (Madrid) / International Centre for Financial Studies (CIFF), and visiting professor at ESAN University of Lima (Peru).
His practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, banking law and the securities market. He regularly advises on corporate operations, sales of listed and unlisted companies and restructuring operations.
DANIEL CAMPOS NAVAS
Partner at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS since its reincorporation in June 2017, having previously been a member of the Firm between 2006 and 2008.
He holds a degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
A public prosecutor on voluntary leave, he has served in the Public Prosecutor’s Office for twenty-five years, having had assignments, among others, in the Economic Crimes section of the Prosecutor’s Office of the TSJ (High Court of Justice) in Madrid, and as a Special Prosecutor on Drugs, a Special Prosecutor against Corruption and a Prosecutor of the Audiencia Nacional, where he held the position of Economic Crime Coordinator.
He has been a member of the Financial Intelligence Committee for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Monetary Offenses, the European Network of Joint Investigation Teams, and the Agreement Monitoring Committee of ORGA (Office of Recovery and Management of Assets) and FGE (European Public Prosecutor).
He has participated as an expert in numerous programmes to strengthen national institutions in the areas of: economic crime, organised crime and money laundering in various Ibero-American and Eastern European states.
Regular public speaker in legal forums and author of numerous articles and publications on economic and tax crime, organised crime, terrorism and money laundering.
He is also a Lecturer on the Masters in Economic Criminal Law of the URJC (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos).
He undertakes his professional practice in the area of Criminal Law.
Luis J. Cortés Domínguez
Founding Partner of CORTÉS, ABOGADOS.
Law degree, University of Granada. Law degree, University of Bologna (Italy). Professor of Commercial Law at the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra University and Alcalá University (Madrid). Visiting Professor at Miami University (Florida, USA). Distinguished Professor at the Institute of Higher Business Studies (IESE). Director of the Master of Business Law at the University of Alcalá (Madrid) / International Center for Financial Studies (CIFF).
Author of books and articles on corporate law, commercial contracts and financial markets. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Commercial Law.
Former Member of the Advisory Committee of the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV).
National and international arbitrator.
Strategic consultant for large companies, listed or owner-led. He has participated in numerous domestic and international transactions of great importance, complexity and difficulty.
Personal assistant: Silvia Lopez Manzano
Antonio Pedrajas Cortés
He joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS in 1996 and has been a Partner at the firm since 2017.
Law degree, University of Granada.
LL.M. in Legal Consulting for Businesses (M.A.J.), Instituto de Empresa I.E. BUSINESS SCHOOL MADRID (1995).
He has extensive experience in providing legal advice and defense in litigation in commercial and civil courts, as well as in national and international arbitrations. He specializes in claims arising from corporate and banking contracts.
Belén Mora Capitán
She joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS as an Associate in 2013.
Law degree, University of Barcelona. Doctor of Law, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. Postdoc at the Istituto di Diritto Processuale Civile of the Univerità degli Studi di Milano.
Professor of Procedural Law, Pompeu Fabra University. Professor of various masters and postgraduate courses in Civil, Criminal and Arbitration Law (UPF, UAB, UB, UV, IDEC, ICAB). She has given lectures and lessons at various national and international forums. Arbitrator of the Arbitration Court of Barcelona.
She has written books and publications on Civil and Criminal Procedure Law.
She practices primarily in the area of litigation and arbitration, as well as in the area of economic criminal law.
FERNANDO DE LA MATA VIADER
He joined CORTES, ABOGADOS as a Partner of the Firm in January 2018.
Law degree, University of Barcelona. L.L.M. in European Law, University of Liège, Belgium. Diploma in “Suficiencia Investigadora” at the University of Barcelona. He has combined the practice of law with university lecturing for several years. Author of various publications in the fields of Procedural Law and International Arbitration. Member of the drafting team of the UNIDROIT Transactional Principles of Civil Procedure and Associate Professor of International Private Law at the Faculty of Law of ESADE. Lecturer in various seminars and courses on post-graduate programmes and Masters for Access to the Legal Profession (ESADE, UPF and URV).
He is the partner in charge of the Litigation area and has broad experience in restructuring proceedings as well as in civil and commercial litigation, including corporate, banking, fundamental rights, obligations and contracts, and tort disputes. He acts regularly in arbitration proceedings as arbitrator as well as counsel. He holds an outstanding profile in the main international Law directories (Chambers & Partners and Legal 500).
Antonio Cortés Domínguez
Of Counsel at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS.
Law degree, University of Granada. Doctor of Law, University of Navarra. Professor in the Department of Commercial Law at the School of Economics, University of Bilbao.
He has practiced law in Rome (Italy) for a long time. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several Spanish and foreign companies.
Carlos L. Rubio Soler
He is managing partner of CORTES, ABOGADOS.
He joined at the firm in 2005 and has been a Partner since 2013.
Law degree, University of Valencia. State Attorney on leave. During his career in the Administration, he served in the Bar Associations of the State for the courts of Barcelona and Madrid, and in the Legal Services Department of the State Tax Administration Agency.
Co-author of several publications on Administrative and Tax Law.
He assists the firm’s clients on Administrative and Regulatory Law issues.
Antonio Velázquez Ibáñez
He joined CORTÉS, ABOGADOS as Associate in 2011 and has been a Partner at the firm since January 2019.
Law degree, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (UAM); Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the Instituto de Empresa (IE); Specialization Course in Industrial Property Law from the University of San Pablo-CEU.
Professor of the Master in Business Law, University of Alcalá (2006-Present). Associate Professor (2000-2007) of Industrial Property Law at Carlos III University of Madrid. Before joining CORTES, ABOGADOS he practiced law for fifteen years at two prestigious law firms in Madrid specialized in intellectual and industrial property, unfair competition and advertising law. Member of the Spanish Group of the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI).
Author of several articles in national and international publications.
His area of expertise is intelectual property, industrial law and unfair competition.
He has wide experience in litigation and arbitration.
MARTA MARRERO FERNÁNDEZ-CID
She holds a degree in Law by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, with an Honours in Natural Law and the Philosophy of Law, Constitutional Law, Company Law, Criminal Law, and International Private Law.
She has taken part in various university Debate and Rhetorics competitions.
Before joining CORTÉS, ABOGADOS Marta prepared for the public state examination for Access to the Judiciary and Public Prosecutor careers (Acceso a la Carrera Judicial y Fiscal).
Her professional activity extends to the field of Criminal Procedural Law and White-Collar Crime, and she plays an active role in managing and advising on cases connected to the handling of stolen goods, money laundering, fraud, embezzlement, and corporate and tax crime.