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Banking & Finance law

lucas&asociados takes a cross-sector approach delivering industry knowledge and insight with a full range of legal services to both corporate and private clients.

We advise on:

  • Corporate and consumer finance. Loan and credit agreements.
  • Investment services and vehicles.Venture capital.
  • Project finance structuring and documentation.
  • Regulatory and inspection procedures. Contentious/litigation.
  • International trade finance. Letters of Credit, bonds and guarantees.
  • Cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and offshore finance.
  • Property finance.
  • Islamic finance.

Commercial Law

lucas&asociados’ multidisciplinary corporate & commercial practice area is the cornerstone of the firm. Its team possesses a strong technical capability anda wealth of experience advising on efficient structuring and seamless delivering of complex local, international and multi-jurisdictional projects and transactions.

We advise on:

  • Commercial contracts.
  • Agency and distribution agreements.
  • Licensing and franchising.
  • Cross-border transactions and international trade best practices.
  • Commodities, procurement and outsourcing contracts.

Corporate law

lucas&asociados’ corporate & commercial law team-led by the talented founding partner D. Emilio Lucas -offers a comprehensive suite of first-class transactional services, offering in each and every case bespoke and innovative advice based on in-depth industry experience and multi-jurisdictional regulatory knowledge.

We advise on:

  • Spanish and European Company law.
  • Corporate governance and compliance. Shareholder’s agreements.
  • Corporate criminal liability. Corruption & money laundering procedures.
  • Family businesses and family protocols.
  • Balance sheet and associated risks management.
  • Mergers, acquisitions,investments and strategic alliances.
  • Corporate restructuring/reorganisation, divestments and insolvency.
  • Legal due diligence

Employment & Immigration law

lucas&asociados’ employment & HR team offers a comprehensive suite of legal and HR services protecting businesses and employees alike and spanning the full HR spectrum, ranging from strategic legal advice on contractual arrangements, policies & procedures to sensitive, high-risk contentious matters, such as discrimination, disciplinary and grievance matters.

We advise on:

  • Collective bargaining and collective agreements.
  • Restructuring schemes & collective dismissals.
  • High-risk litigation and criminal aspects of employment law.
  • Employment-related aspects of M&A; personnel audits.
  • Social security matters.
  • International mobility, expatriation and business immigration regulations.

ICT law

lucas&asociados’ widely experienced IT lawyers team seamlessly delivers national and cross-border legal and risk-management services to corporate clients at either side of the deal, covering both contentious matters and non-contentious matters with a direct impact on businesses’ balance sheets, brands and reputation.

We advise on:

  • Business compliance and online/offline data security and privacy.
  • E-business, Internet and e-commerce.
  • Software development, distribution and licencing.
  • IT Outsourcing, service supply and systems procurement.
  • Dispute resolution on IT contracts’ interpretation and performance.
  • Disputes on copyright infringement and technology patent litigation

Intellectual property law

lucas&asociados’ technically talented and commercially focused IP team is widely recognised for its ability to resolve complex IP issues, disputes and rights enforcement cases and for its outstanding support of its long-standing corporate clients facing challenges in both product innovation and cross-border commercial expansion.

We advise on:

  • EU and national trademark laws and unfair trust/competition legislations.
  • Brand challenges and multi-jurisdictional protection.
  • Cross-border brand marketing, promotion and advertising.
  • Product innovation, technology and patents, models and industrial design.
  • Trade secrets and know-how protection.
  • Online and offline data and privacy protection.
  • IT systems and software development, outsourcing, distribution and licencing.
  • Copyright legislation and copyright exploitation and protection.
  • Tax-efficient IP structuring

Litigation and ADR

lucas&asociados’ outstanding multi-jurisdictional litigation team combines a deep understanding of its clients’ business, personal and legal needs with an extensive experience in handling investigation and dispute avoidance & resolution, being well-reputed for its sound, across the board risk managed approach to litigation and delivering successful outcomes in highly-complex contentious cases.

We advise on:

  • Corporate and consumer finance. Loan and credit agreements.
  • Commercial, IT, IP, contractual and business litigation.
  • Consumer litigation defence and financial services and regulatory litigation.
  • Governance, mismanagement and corporate criminal liability.
  • Appellate, class actions and complex litigation defence.
  • Project, design, engineering and construction litigation and ADR.
  • Tax investigations and disputes.
  • Restructuring and insolvency dispute resolution.
  • Private and public sector employment and pension’s litigation.

Planning & Environment

lucas&asociados’ dedicated planning and environmental team has been successful in advising a range of private and public sector clients on a variety of planning issues for over a decade, successfully defending, challenging and settling complex planning and environmental litigation cases.

We advise on:

  • Land use, land planning and zoning regulation and best practice.
  • Development planning, consent and litigation.
  • Advice on environmental regulation complianceand consent.
  • Land planning and environmental litigation advocacy.
  • Safety, health and the environment.

Private Law

lucas&asociados’ corporate & commercial law team -led by the talented founding partner D. Emilio Lucas- offers a comprehensive suite of first-class transactional services, offering in each and every case bespoke and innovative advice based on in-depth industry experience and multi-jurisdictional regulatory knowledge.

We advise on:

  • Contracts and Obligations.
  • Personal Injury claims and compensation.
  • Civil responsibility, accidents, insurance.
  • Family law. Child adoption and abduction.
  • Marriage crisis and divorce.
  • Inheritance law. Wills, trust, probate.

Public Law

lucas&asociados’ public lawteam is well-reputed for having an in-depth understanding of institutions, legislation and economic, social and political environment and very strong dispute resolution experts, offering local and cross-border strategic advice and support to different parts of the public sector -especially local authorities- as well as multinational corporations and other private entities.

We advise on:

  • Criminal Law – white collar crime. Money laundering and anti-bribery.
  • Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.
  • EU legislation, policies and grants.
  • Regulated sectors: defence, infrastructure, energy and environment.
  • EU competition law and national regulations and practice.
  • International trade, exports/imports and EU customs law.
  • Public procurement and competitive tendering

Real Estate and Construction

lucas&asociados’ multi-lingual real estate team based in Madrid and the Costas has a strong record successfully delivering projects, providing specialist advice and comprehensive support on all aspects of real estate transactions and is well-known for delivering top-quality advice and advocacy services on contentious and non-contentious matters.

We advise on:

  • Land use & planning regulations and real estate development law.
  • Construction legislation/regulation and construction contract law.
  • Real estate foreign commercial and residential investments/divestments.
  • Real estate holding structures and offshore vehicles.
  • Assets management and ‘sale and leaseback arrangements’.
  • Real estate transactions/services. Acquisitions, disposals, leasings &lettings.
  • Non-contentious + pre-trial advisory and litigation advocacy.
  • Real estate aspects of M&A, restructuring and insolvency work.
  • Real estate due diligence andlegal & tax auditing.
  • Real estate project finance, taxation and registration law.

Shipping and Transport law

lucas&asociados’ maritime and transportation law department, by having trusted local partners in the main Spanish ports, is able to provide its clients with a comprehensive high-quality suite of services in the areas of international trade, transportation and logistics.

We advise on:

  • Vessel registration and flagging.
  • Vessel construction, financing and commercial transactions.
  • Maritime law and international trade law and contracts.
  • International trade finance, payment methods and guarantees.
  • International commercial litigation and ADR.
  • Maritime claims and accidents. Insurance.
  • National and International air, rail, roadand multimodal transport.
  • Warehousing, freight forwarding and logistics services provision.