Foreign Direct Investment and Real Estate in Spain
Alfonso XII, 30, 28014, Madrid
We are a medium-size international firm in Spain, with 35 lawyers, able to act fast, rapidly and dynamically, at par with the biggest firms. We are characterised by our marked multicultural competence, particularly in relation to German-speaking countries. From our offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca, we advise and assist foreign enterprises when conducting their business in Spain.
We are living in a constantly changing world; although it is impossible to predict the future, we strive each day to always be at the forefront. We greatly value direct contact with our clients, allowing us to rapidly detect the challenges and issues they face in the various sectors in which they operate. This closeness has resulted in the trust they place in our firm, which we have rewarded with our impeccable service.
We were born to provide advice to German-speaking enterprises, and are the leading firm in Spain in this field. Our work is renowned in and outside Spain, to logically also include national enterprises. Thanks to our partnership with the U.S. firm Harris Bricken we have opened the US Desk, servicing enterprises in the U.S. market with an interest in conducting business in Spain. In this way, we will continue to consolidate our positioning as an international firm.
Some of our lawyers are active members of international associations, such as IR Global, IBA and AIJA. We have also co-founded and sponsored CBBL Cross Border Business Lawyers, the first and only global network of German-speaking law firms, currently present in 60 countries all over the world.
We have been recommended by prestigious independent directories, such as Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal.
The firm has a significant focus on serving the Spanish corporate governance, M&A, real estate and finance needs of clients from German-speaking markets. Interviewees note that a key strength is “the bridge they can make between Spanish and German law,” adding: “They can make the differences understood in the German language and while thinking about the specific German law elements, which are sometimes notably different.” Corporate M&A – Chambers Global 2018
Advises companies and individuals from German-speaking countries on a wide range of commercial and civil litigation topics. Benefits from the presence of several dual-qualified partners based in both Madrid and Barcelona. Stefan Meyer heads the German desk, while Michael Fries and Sonia Gumpert Melgosa are key contacts for dispute matters.
Dispute Resolution – Chambers Global 2018
Proven track record advising international clients on operations in Spain, with particular focus on the German-speaking market. Assists Spanish companies with M&A transactions in foreign markets and offers expertise in distressed matters. Also experienced in international joint ventures and company start-ups. Noteworthy work on behalf of clients with activity in the automotive sector.
Strengths Interviewees appreciate that “you can contact the senior lawyers easily and they have the experience and skills necessary. A high-quality performance.”
Barcelona, Corporate M&A (Band 4)- Chambers Europe 2018 –
Regularly retained for advice on civil and commercial litigation emanating from sectors such as luxury goods, telecommunications and transport. Particularly skilful at assisting German clients with their Spanish conflicts thanks to the team’s dual-qualified practitioners. Also represents private individuals. Notable activity of late in the retail sector.
Strengths Interviewees note: “It’s a firm with great professionals. The lawyers are efficient and give quick answers to all matters, without losing legal accuracy.” Barcelona, Dispute Resolution (Band 4) – Chambers Europe 2018
Founding partner of Monereo Meyer Abogados.
He is a practicing lawyer since 1989, specialising in real estate and commercial law, with long-term experience in acquisitions, financing and real estate development.
Andrés Monereo belongs to the Bar Association of Madrid (ICAM) and International Referral Global (IR Global), in addition to being an active member of other legal associations, such as Asociación Española de Oficinas (AEO), where he plays an active role.
Andrés is a Graduate in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), and holds a Masters in Tax Law from Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF).
He is a lawyer recommended by the Chambers directory: “Deal maker” Andrés Monereo is the firm’s most visible partner in real estate matters; he is prized for his ‘reasonable approach to negotiations, which is extremely helpful and ensures the success of the transaction’”.
He speaks Spanish, French and English.Show more +