José Juan Pintó Sala

Mr. Pintó is a partner of Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle, a firm he joined in 1975. He is an expert in both Corporate and Sports Law, his expertise in said areas involving also litigation and arbitration. In addition to his extensive experience in connection with family companies, he has participated either as an arbitrator or as an attorney in more than 250 arbitration procedures, most of them of international nature, in several languages, such as Spanish, English, French and/or Italian.

He is Secretary to the Board of Directors of several quoted and non-quoted companies. He is, and has been in the past, the Chairman of several companies, as well as of national and international associations. As an arbitrator at the Tribunal Arbitral du Sport (TAS), he has participated at the Ad Hoc Divisions of the Football European Championship held in Portugal in 2004, the Winter Olympic Games of Vancouver 2010 and the South-Africa World Football Championship held in 2010.

Sports Law Practice:

This is one of the firm’s most comprehensive departments and provides the following services:

  • Legal advice to sports organizations, clubs, associations, sports groups and football players
  • Appearing in Discipline Committees and Sport Courts
  • Drafting of athletes contracts
  • Sponsorship and Image Rights
  • Designations of sports entities as public-interest organisations.
  • Representation before Spanish and international Sports Courts.
  • Database including legislation, sport-related jurisprudence and precedents.
  • Litigation and arbitration

Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle:

Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle, Lawyers and Economists, was born from the merger, in 1999, of two of the oldest, most prestigious law firms in Spain, Bufete Pintó Ruiz and Del Valle Abogados (founded in 1903 and 1910 respectively). Both of them brought into the new firm a highly-specialised profile and their considerable prestige in the practice of Law, thus enabling us to meet our clientele’s ever-growing requirement for the provision of fully comprehensive legal services.

The firm currently consists of more than sixty lawyers distributed in the offices of Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Alicante.

Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle offers counselling, both in Spain and also internationally, in every field of the legal practice, such as civil, corporate, tax, sport, criminal, litigation, arbitration, procedural, labour, industrial and intellectual rights, and maritime Law, including logistics and transport.

 

Juan Alberto Díaz López

As a specialist in White Collar Crime and Criminal Law, Juan Alberto Díaz has taken part and advised on several of Spain’s most complex White Collar Crime, Financial Disputes and relevant proceedings in recent years. He has also been selected by the prestigious international legal directory Best Lawyers (Criminal Law, Spain) and has been inducted as an Illustrious Correspondent Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. Mr. Díaz combines his legal practice alongside his lecturing and legal research activities as a Professor of Criminal Law at the leading University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). He also teaches graduate and upper-level courses in a number of higher learning institutions.

Holder of a Ph.D. in Law, Advance Studies Diploma in Criminal Law (DEA), Specialist in Victim-Offender Mediation, and Graduate of Laws and Political Science, Juan Alberto Díaz is bilingual in Spanish and French and fluent in English and German.

Director of the firm J. A. DÍAZ. Litigación Penal, Juan Alberto Díaz has authored numerous legal publications. He has been recognized as the first place winner of the III Edition Specialized Monographs Prix held by the Bar Association of Madrid (2011). Among his comprehensive works are his books on the Aggravating Circumstance of Article 22.4 of the Spanish Criminal Code (Civitas, 2013) and The Crime of Identity Theft (Dykinson, 2010). Mr. Díaz has authored research and scientific articles on various issues of Law. Selected works include: the Ne Bis In Idem (Diario La Ley, 2008), Victim-Offender Mediation And Criminal Liability of Corporations (Indret, 2011), Civil Liability Ex Delicto of Financial Institutions (Revista de Derecho Bancario y Bursátil, 2014/Journal of Banking and Securities Law, 2014) and issues surrounding the granting of Pardon (La Ley Penal, 2015), loan agreements and criminal liability (La Ley Mercantil, 2015) or the money laundering crime (Diario La Ley, 2015).

 

Nemesio Fernández-Pacheco

Practice Areas

Corporate Law. Industrial and Intellectual property. Copyright Law. Telecommunications Law.

Professional Career

Bachelor in Law Universidad Complutense de Madrid 1989 – 1994.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Lerroux & Fernández-Pacheco

Lerroux & Fernández-Pacheco is a Spanish Law Firm, specializing in Corporate Law, Intellectual and Industrial Property, Competition Law, International trade and foreign investments.

Lerroux & Fernández-Pacheco, with a constant and sustained increase, thanks to the effort and leadership of its members, has extended its practice areas since its foundation.

Our clientele extends amongst Spanish companies, both public and private, leaders in their respective fields; public Institutions of the Central, Autonomous and Local Administration; and numerous foreign companies.

Our goal has always been based on providing a personalized service, using the most advanced technical means, being characterized by our professionalism and meticulousness. Our well conceived structure allow us to provide our clients with a top level of legal advise, working closely with them.

 

Jose E. Aguilar Shea

Jose Aguilar Shea is a senior associate of the Tax Strategy & Benefits department in our Madrid office. He has broad experience as a tax lawyer with particular expertise in the international tax practice including investment planning, reorganizations and joint ventures and commercial transactions.

Through secondments in Lisbon and Sao Paulo, Jose has been able to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the Brazilian tax and legal system.

Jose lectures in the international tax master’s program of Centro de Estudios Financieros in Madrid and is a regular speaker at various international legal forums and conferences.

Squire Patton Boggs:

We combine sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that are forged through those successes.

Breadth and Depth

Our client base spans every type of business, both private and public, worldwide. We advise a diverse mix of clients, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments. In the private sector, we provide the full range of legal advice required to implement practical strategies and resolve disputes. In the public sector, we counsel governments on privatization of whole industries and on establishment of regulatory systems under which new private businesses can compete. We also serve the regional needs of the countries and cities we call home.

Whatever is needed, we are able to deliver the seamless cross-practice, cross-border and industry-specific support that clients require for success in today’s competitive markets.

Client Focus

Clients expect knowledge of their business as well as high-quality legal skills from their law firms. Our combination of legal and industry experience allows us to better analyze client requirements and develop the right approach for the matter at hand. Clients receive tested insight and guidance from a team that understands their needs and is able to offer tailored solutions.

We are dedicated to our clients’ success, and their satisfaction shows it. We continue to advise successor organizations of clients that we represented at our formation some 120 years ago.

Business Has No Borders

With offices in 21 countries on five continents, our global legal practice is in the markets where our clients do business. We also have strong working relationships with independent firms in Europe and Latin America.

Our extensive practice and industry knowledge is shared via one of the most robust technology platforms in the legal business, as well as ongoing rotation of lawyers to our offices around the world. In addition, we apply knowledge- and project-management tools to implement continual business process improvements and enhance the value of our legal services.

Outstanding Value

We emphasize quality, efficiency and alignment with client goals as core standards to improve continually our service delivery and the value of what we do for our clients. We encourage and manage processes and tools to improve pricing models, training and resource optimization, knowledge management and more, all centered on our core focus – delivering the services our clients want, when and where they want them and with the value they deserve.

 

Fernando Aizpún

Fernando is particularly experienced in litigation and arbitration, including white collar crime. He is a highly respected specialist in procedural and arbitration law business issues. Fernando acts as an arbitrator before the Court of Arbitration of Madrid Bar Association, the Court of Arbitration of the Chambers of Commerce of Madrid and the ICCI Court of Arbitration.

Fernando has considerable experience in corporate law and advising international and domestic companies.

Simmons & Simmons:

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.

Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level.

Fernando Soto

Fernando advises on acquisitions of real estate companies, portfolios of properties and NPLs, loan-to-own transactions, sale and leasebacks, real estate joint ventures, leases, hotel management agreements, acquisitions out of insolvencies and restructuring of real estate companies.

He has helped major international investors enter the Spanish market for the first time. Fernando acts for the largest investors in the Spanish real estate sector and works for all the‘real’ SOCIMI,s in Spain, assisting them in all aspects of their transactions including corporate legal advice as well as on pure acquisition mandates.

Firm Overview:

We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for help on the mandates that matter most to them, wherever in the world that may be.

To succeed, we must be widely recognised as standing apart from other firms because our people are exceptional and because we are international and integrated in the way we work, we add value in everything we do and we are uncompromisingly committed to our values.

Set out below is our statement of who we are. It embodies our ambition to be exceptional, our culture and our absolute determination that all of us will work with each other, our clients and our other stakeholders, day in day out, in the way we describe to ensure we achieve our long-term aim.

We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job, whatever our role in the firm. We observe the highest personal, ethical and professional standards in everything we do and operate with integrity at all times. We recognise that the reputation of our firm is vital to our success and we all have a duty to preserve and grow it for the long term.

We are a people business. We see diversity as a strength and value the fresh perspectives, creative ideas and connections that flow from bringing together people with different backgrounds. We want to create a welcoming, supportive environment in which all can flourish. No matter how challenging a matter or heavy our workload, in our daily interaction we must never lose sight of the essential human qualities that we prize.

We know we deliver best when working as a team rather than as individuals operating alone. Being a great colleague and working efficiently and effectively with our clients and other stakeholders around the world to achieve the right outcome is crucial to our success. We welcome feedback from others on how we are doing.