Jorge Agüero Lafora

Leaders in Law endorses Jorge Agüero Lafora as our exclusively recommended White-Collar Crime Law expert in Spain. If you wish to get in touch with Jorge, please use the contact information provided above.

Jorge Agüero Lafora is an accomplished criminal defense attorney.  He holds a BA in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an MSc from the United Kingdom, enhancing his legal expertise with a robust academic foundation. Currently, Jorge is a PhD candidate at the Ortega y Gasset Foundation, focusing his research on the dogmatic analysis of crimes against natural resources and the environment. This specialization highlights his commitment to addressing complex, contemporary legal challenges.

Jorge is proficient in German, English, and Spanish, skills that serve him well in his diverse professional engagements. He has represented clients at all procedural stages and across a broad spectrum of crimes defined in the Spanish Criminal Code, including appearances before high-profile courts such as the Audiencia Nacional and the Supreme Court. Throughout his career, Jorge has been known for his meticulous legal analysis and the development of robust defense strategies that have significantly influenced the outcomes of numerous high-profile cases.

In addition to his courtroom success, Jorge has held significant managerial roles within the legal sector, notably as the manager of Fukuro Legal. Under his leadership, Fukuro Legal has become renowned for its innovative approaches to legal services, tackling complex legal issues with modern and forward-thinking solutions.

Jorge Agüero Lafora’s career is distinguished by a relentless pursuit of justice and a commitment to excellence.

Firm Description:

Fukuro Legal is a modern law firm based in Madrid established with a primary focus on providing criminal legal assistance for companies and individuals in Spain. Fukuro Legal caters especially to German and English speakers in Spain, ensuring communication in their native languages.

Our firm thrives on a foundation of a deep-seated passion for criminal law and a relentless commitment to delivering high-quality service. We pride ourselves on offering proximity and excellence. At Fukuro Legal, each client’s concerns are met with individualized attention, ensuring they are well-informed throughout the resolution process. Our ability to provide advice that spans technical and legal aspects is bolstered by our team’s extensive knowledge across various industries, coupled with our profound experience in dealing with international clients and matters.

Fukuro Legal excels in critical analysis and offers innovative solutions with a transnational scope. We specialize in criminal law and operate extensively within all criminal jurisdictions—ranging from local courts to the European Court of Human Rights. Our expertise also encompasses International, European criminal law, and extradition law, allowing us to adeptly handle cases with elements outside of the national scope.

For any legal challenges, particularly in the realm of criminal law, our team at Fukuro Legal is ready to assist you with exceptional legal counsel and representation. Contact us to address your legal needs and let our expertise guide you through complex legal landscapes.


Antonio G. Lobón

Leaders in Law endorses Antonio G. Lobón as our exclusively recommended International Tax Law expert in Spain. If you wish to get in touch with Antonio, please use the contact information provided above.

Antonio G. Lobón has a Degree in Law from Complutense University of Madrid, a Master’s Degree in Tax Law from the University of Deusto, Bilbao and Spanish CPA and is trained in the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. He is member of Madrid Bar Association and the Spanish Institute of Chartered Accountants.

After 36 years of experience with KPMG, he retired in October 2014 since he reached the statutory retirement age. He started his career at KPMG in Madrid in 1978, became partner in 1987 and moved in 1999 to New York office where, amongst other responsibilities, he was the Partner-in-charge of Latin-American Legal Services, served Global Accounts in Latin-America and leaded the Spanish and Portuguese Centers of Excellence in that Office.

He specializes in European Union Tax Legislation as well as International Taxation, restructuring, cross border transactions, due diligence and M&A, in different sectors. Some of the sectors that he has rendered services to are: Banking & Financial services, including Funds and Alternative Investments industries, Oil & Gas, Car Manufacturing, Food & Beverages, Hotel Chains, Communications; Cement & Construction, Airlines and related services.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Law
  • Tax Law
  • International Law
  • Immigration and nationality

Publications and Conferences

Antonio has participated in various conferences and seminars, has presented several lectures on International Taxation and participated in writing articles, amongst others:

  • 2006 – Ilustre Colegio de Contadores Públicos de México Conference – Acapulco, Mexico – Topic: International Taxation;
  • 2006 – International Tax Review Publication – Topic: Spanish Holding Regime;
  • 2008 – Practical Latin American Tax Strategies Publication – Topic: Structuring Latin American Investments via Spanish ETVE Holding Company;
  • 2011 – Anefac 20th Anniversary International Taxation Conference – Topic: Recent developments in the International Taxation Arena


  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

Firm Description:

Larrauri & Marti Abogados is a Law Firm with more than 37 professionals, specializing in different law fields that cover all Company law areas.

We form multidisciplinary teams to study the issues from all legal perspectives required by the client. These teams always include one of our partners who gets directly involved with each case we handle.  This represents the main difference in how we provide our services.

At the present time, our firm has offices in Madrid, Bilbao and Malaga. We are also a member of an international alliance of cooperating firms throughout 16 countries, which allows us to provide our clients the legal support that they need in side and outside Spain.

Our success is based on the values that consolidate our firm:

  • The EXCELLENCY of our services that we achieve thanks to the personal and direct implication of our partners in all matters which guarantees agile, interactive, solid, and efficient legal counseling for our clients.
  • The TRAINING of our lawyers.  We aim for the constant advancement of knowledge in order to provide our clients with innovative and efficient service.
  • Constant COMMUNICATION with our clients, helping us make critical decisions for them and decide the best way to intervene in defense of their interests.  We cooperate with our clients in order to minimize the legal risk and maximize the results.


The firm Laurrauri & Marti ABOGADOS began in January 2009 from the fusion of two heavy weights from the Spanish legal profession, Josu Larrauri and Jose Marti.   Together they add up to more than 46 years of experience within the business.

The purpose of such union has been to create a firm capable of offering complete and quality service to our clients.

Our system is based on four basic pillars: direct communication with our partners, adaptation to our clients’ needs, search for efficient solutions and rendering of quick and high-quality legal services.


We provide advice to a wide range of national and international clients; mainly, small and medium-size companies of various fields and sectors as well as large companies in matters that require great expertise.

We also collaborate with other law firms providing them coverage and services in those areas in which they do not count with specialists.

Our clientele is very heterogeneous what enables us to know several industries, ways of operating and understanding business and provides us a wider and more innovative vision of the legal issues. We always try to adapt ourselves to our clients’ needs according to their activity, characteristics, organisation and sector where they operate.

The Firm offers excellent legal services, with the dynamism that the present business world requires and with the permanent implication of our partners in each and all the projects.

We are permanently in contact with our clients; we send them periodic reports on the status of their matters and hold meetings to be aware of their needs and the new issues that may arise en each moment.\


Prof. Dr. Donato E. Tagliavia

Leaders in Law endorses Donato Tagliavia as our exclusively recommended Employment Law expert in Spain. If you wish to get in touch with Donato, please use the contact information provided above.

Practice Areas


  • Studies at the Universities of Deusto (Bilbao), Madrid and León.
  • Dissertation at the University Complutense Madrid


Spanish and Italian

Bar Councils

Madrid since 1985, number 25,544. Toledo, Bilbao and Burgos.

Other activities

  • Professor of Employment Law and Social Security at the University Complutense Madrid.
  • Lecturer for postgraduate courses on European Employment Law and Sports Law.


  • Award from the Employment and Social Security Ministry for the best dissertation (1986).
  • CAJA MADRID Award for dissertations.

Recent Publications

  • Business Reorganization and Restructuring after the Bankruptcy Law (Employment Aspects).
  • Legal Regimen of the Work Contract. U.C.M School of Law Publications Service (1986).
  • Business and Disciplinary Firings. Basic Legal Encyclopedia. Civitas (1995).
  • Numerous publications and contributions in the principle Spanish Employment and Social Security Law magazines.

Firm Description:

SCHILLER Abogados & Rechtsanwälte is an international law firm with more than 30 years of experience, always at the service of our clients… We have offices in Madrid, Frankfurt/Main, Barcelona and Bilbao. Every office has professionals of different nationalities, who can provide advice and resolve legal and economic issues in Spanish, German and English.

Joaquín Sales

Leaders in Law endorses Joaquín Sales as our exclusively recommended Project Finance Law expert in Spain. If you wish to get in touch with Joaquín please use the contact information provided above.

Joaquín Sales is partner and head of the Banking & Finance team of King & Wood Mallesons in Spain. He advises banks, financial institutions and funds, as well as corporations, on all kinds of financing transactions: project finance, acquisition finance, corporate and asset finance – as well as on structured finance transactions and securitisation deals, both domestic and international.

He also provides guidance to commercial banks, multilateral banks, funds and corporations in the energy, infrastructure and capital market sectors.

Some of his clients are BBVA, Santander, European Investment Bank, ICO, CaixaBank, Hispasat, VM Energía, Galp, Asterion Industrial Partners, Arcano, Portobello Capital and Magnum Industrial Partners.

Joaquín is recognised as one of the best specialists in Banking & Finance and Project Finance in Spain by the main legal directories including Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Leaders League.

Highlighted Deals Include:

  • Advice to the European Investment Bank on the financing of the construction and operation of seven wind farms with a total capacity of 139 MW in Spain (Project Lanuza). Total cost of the project: €643 million.
  • Advice to the European Investment Bank on the financing of the construction and operation of nine wind farms with a total capacity of 300 MW in Spain (Project Goya).
  • Advice on the financing of several water treatment plants developed by Urbaser in the Spanish region of Aragón.
  • Advice to a syndicate of international banks on the financing of a portfolio of PV solar plants owned by Finerge in Spain and Portugal.
  • Advice to VM Energía on the financing of the wind projects Sotillo and Tablares, which are located in Zaragoza (Spain) and have an aggregated power capacity of 47 MW.
  • Advice to Santander on a complex multi-jurisdiction receivable financing transaction where new sellers of receivables acceded to the master purchase agreement in compliance with various country-specific requirements.
  • Advice to Santander on the eligibility of certain insurance coverage granted by China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, as unfunded credit protection, pursuant to Regulation (EU) 575/2013.
  • Advice to Portobello Capital on a partial financing of the acquisition of USA Group.
  • Advice to Asterion Industrial Partners on the financing granted by Mediobanca for the purposes of financing, amongst others, investments and expenses of the borrower (Asterion Industrial Infra Fund I, FCR), under a Spanish law governed multicurrency capital call facility agreement for an amount of €100 million.
  • Advice to Abengoa on an export credit financing from a Chinese bank, backed with a policy from Sinosure.

Firm Description:

King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM” or the “Firm”) is a global law firm present in the world’s most dynamic markets. The Firm has the people, resources and relationships its clients need to execute their projects effectively and efficiently worldwide. Its philosophy is to help clients create value, innovate, manage risk, save time, and get things done.

Strategically positioned in the world’s growth markets and financial capitals, the Firm is powered by more than 3,000 lawyers across 28 international offices spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

KWM has a track-record of over 20 years in the Spanish market and the Project Finance team led by partner Joaquín Sales has a unique mix of local and international expertise.


Joan Lluis Hereter


  • Accounting Degree, in the field of “Auditory “.
  • Business Administration Degree, in the field of “Enterprise Management”
  • Post degree in Auditory of Accounts.
  • Public Register of Auditors nº: 18.939.
  • Post degree in balances consolidation.


I’ve been working in different companies and activity sectors. Starting by a middle sized auditory firm, for almost 5 years, auditing companies from different activities like consumer goods and distribution (turnover 360M€), Press (270M€), Iron manufacturing (180M€), textile (90M€), and other smaller and inheritance.   After that, I moved on to the private companies, working as a Controller for one of the biggest Spanish Builder-Real Estate company, for 4 years. Then, I worked as a CFO-Country Manager for the Spanish subsidiary of an Industrial US Company with Head Office in Okala (Florida), and with presence around the entire world, for around 7 years. When I leaved the company, I joined to a Finance and Mortgage Broker Group, as its Corporative Finance Director, for just 2 years. Within my stage in the US Company, I founded H&C Consulting Empresarial with the intention of keeping in contact with other finance professionals in order to provide finance and accountancy support to small and middle size companies.

Currently, I’m focussed on this firm, being partner of another audit and tax firm, with strong collaborations with many other professional and very experienced finance, tax, lawyers and audit firms and specialists. The services the firm currently is able to provide, with a great quality in our work, technical knowledge of the specialists involved and an individual treatment to our customers as our core principles according to the international standards of our firm, are the following:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Audit
  • Internal Control Analysis
  • Limited Review and Due Diligence
  • Organizing Consulting
  • Outsourcing of Internal Audit
  • Outsourcing of Finance Management
  • Transfer pricing
  • Corporate Income Tax / Tax Consulting
  • International VAT Consulting/VAT Processing
  • Tax representatives


We are a group of multidisciplinary professionals who provide services to meet the needs of small and medium enterprises, providing comprehensive advice and support.

We define ourselves as an organization clearly professional with extensive experience in financial management, both in national and international environments. We are interested in providing our customers the best solutions, at all times, ensuring a technical, personal and professional quality service.

Carmen Alonso

Leaders in Law endorses Carmen Alonso as our exclusively recommended Cross-Border M&A Law expert in Spain. If you wish to get in touch with Carmen please use the contact information provided above.

Carmen Alonso is an associate in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins in Madrid. She focuses her practice on advising national and international clients from different industries on general corporate matters, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, among others. She has also assisted companies on restructuring processes and corporate finance transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, she completed a Double Degree in Law & Business Administration and an LLM at ICADE – Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. She also worked as an intern in two well-known Spanish law firms.

Firm Overview:

Latham is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges anywhere in the world. From a global platform of more than 30 offices, Latham lawyers help clients succeed.

Devoted to Client Service:

Latham is committed to helping clients achieve their business strategies and providing outstanding legal services around the world. Clients depend on the firm to find innovative solutions to complex business issues, and Latham lawyers leverage the firm’s global platform to help clients handle these challenges.

Latham is a single, integrated partnership focused on providing the most collaborative approach to client service. The firm offers:

  • Deep experience in successful enterprise-transforming transactions and in defending bet-the-company controversies
  • A solutions-based approach, providing innovative and sound commercial advice
  • Optimally sized teams that provide cost-effective and high-quality services
  • A culture geared toward establishing and nurturing long-term client relationships

Mariola Arenas

We help businesses handle complex and innovative transactions. We work with IBEX 35 companies and important local and multinational clients with high-profile operations in Spain and the rest of the world, providing them with national and cross-border legal advice.

We design, coordinate and manage bespoke teams best suited to each transaction and each client, drawing on the extensive expertise of our global network and our on-the-ground experience.

Firm Overview:

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 27 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally. We can help you realise opportunities while managing risk.

Understanding your requirements, objectives and operating environment is important to us – we listen and take time to do this. You have ready access to our deep global sectoral expertise, as well as our local market understanding, to help you achieve your commercial objectives.

Operating as one global team, we use innovative systems and processes to ensure your work is delivered intelligently, efficiently and reliably. We care about the markets and communities we work within and constantly strive to make them better.

What does it all add up to? When you work with Herbert Smith Freehills, you are partnering with a world-class and diverse team of client focused professionals who can ensure you achieve your best results.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, we aim to be the leading global law firm for the attraction, promotion and retention of women as part of our commitment to inclusion across the spectrum of diversity.

Rafael Jiménez-Vecino

JVecino Abogados was born, thanks to Rafael Jiménez Vecino, fruit of the accumulated baggage after years of continuous practice as a senior lawyer in one of the most important offices in Continental Europe. The accumulated experience makes of this young firm a bet for the individualized treatment to the client, the quality of the service and the technical excellence, pursuing the integral advice as a tool to minimize and prevent future lawsuits.


The inspiring principle of the firm is based on the work ethic and respect for the Deontological Code of Spanish Law.

All work is preceded by a free initial consultation, where the service will be established, after analyzing the feasibility of the matter.

If the matter is accepted, the agreement of both parties is reflected in the proposal of fees, prepared taking as a point of reference and maximum limit the Guiding Criteria of the Cáceres Bar Association, without forgetting the social reality in which we live, a which the exercise of the law can not be foreign.

The proposal of fees makes it possible for the client to know from the outset both the service contracted and the price that must be paid for it.

Among the services offered by JVecino Abogados, the following stand out:


– Drafting and review of contracts.
– Resolution of contracts and sending letters to the counterpart on behalf of the client.
– Estate planning.
– Tax settlement.
– Subsidies and processing of files.


– Civil.
– Criminal.
– Labor
– Administrative Litigation.
– Ecclesiastical Court.


Banking Law: constitution of real and personal guarantees, foreclosures and pledges, land clauses, preferential and subordinated obligations, claims before the Bank of Spain, commission claims, recovery and claim of debts.

Professional experience as a lawyer for Credit Institutions, Companies and individuals.

– Probate Law: patrimonial advice, wills, inheritance division, probate trial.
– Civil law:
– Royal Rights: advice on the sale of rural and urban real estate, rents, declarative actions of the domain, demarcation actions, property claims, domain files.
– Right Obligations: review and drafting of contracts, exercise of legal actions based on compliance or breach thereof.
– Family Law: separations, divorces, food due to children, incapacitation.

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.


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.


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.