Spain

Overview

On June 5, 2014 Yingke Law Firm held its Spain Office’s Grand Opening ceremony and reception banquet in Madrid. Yingke Law Firm Spain office operates through exclusive cooperation between Yingke and Adarve Corporación Jurídica. Yingke Adarve is a multidisciplinary firm of lawyers and economists, specialized in Business Law in general, and in Litigation, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, IP & IT Law and Tax Law in particular. Its clients vary from SME’s to big corporations, but also start-ups, foundations and individuals from different sectors such as retail industry, banks and financial institutions, automotive industry, food industry, energy, technology and public administrations.

Yingke Adarve has a large history as lawyers but also an efficient and modern way to tackle the entrusted cases. Its main objective is to defend the clients’ interests and to provide loyal, responsible, practical and efficient advice to help them adopt the most accurate decisions and solve their problems or, even better, to prevent them. It knows what makes Spain different, and as an open-minded and multicultural firm Yingke Adarve provides its foreign clients with its knowledge of the Spanish country, culture, legislation, markets, so that it can enjoy its Spanish ventures without feeling lost, unattended or misunderstood.
Yingke Adarve takes very good care of its clients and provides them tailored solutions for their business, but always respecting their culture and, thus harmonizing with the Yingke philosophy: All flows into one.
Yingke Adarve has a Chinese Desk especially designed for its clients coming from this amazing country, which allows to provide them with special and exclusive legal and business services, in their own language, with a full understanding of their culture and their expectations.

Area of Expertise

• Litigation
• Real Estate
• Tax
• Corporate and Commercial
• Compliance
• Bankruptcy
• Insurance
• Debt recovery

Key Experience

  • Winning a trial for a big fraud on telecommunications (our client is the most important digital TV distributor in Spain)
  • Represented multiple companies in a successful debt recovery from a Spanish company
  • Provided legal services to the subsidiary of a leading pharmaceutical and personal care product supplier
  • Provided full scale service including due diligence, business plan, transaction closing to the acquisition of a Spanish state owned company by a French group;
  • Provided legal services including tax structure planning for an international financial group in Spain
  • Provided services of tax related matters including nonresident tax and EU law to the exit of an Belgium industrial group in Spain
  • Provided services of drafting various types of business cooperation contracts or agreements for Toyata Financial Services
  • Provided contracts review and revision of the online sales platform of Zara
  • Provided legal services of real estates to Zara Spain, including dealing with regional property owners, shopping centers, insurance companies, franchising, claim, lease agreements, legal opinions, compliance issues and approvels.

Key Members

JUAN JOSÉ GARCÍA

Juan José obtained his law degree at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He also has a Masters in Tax System from the Centro de Estudios Financieros, a Diploma of European Law from the Universidad Complutense, an LL.M from London School of Economics and a PIL from Harvard Law School, Boston, USA.

With more than 25 years of expertise, he has been a lawyer for companies and individuals in a great variety of fields. He is an expert in commercial contracts, litigation and corporate law.

Member of Madrid Bar Association.

He speaks Spanish and English.

JUAN JOSÉ GARCÍA

MANAGING PARTNER

RAMÓN GUTIERREZ DEL ÁLAMO

Ramón obtained his law degree at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He has also obtained a Masters in New Technology Law from Aliter, a Diploma of Criminal Law and a Diploma of EU Law from the Escuela de Practica Jurídica of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is a civil servant through the competitive exam for the Procedural Management Body of the Justice Administration, currently on unpaid leave. Having worked as a judge for many years in different courts of Madrid, Ramón has a thorough knowledge of the justice administration.

He specializes in complex matters of civil litigation such as piercing the corporate veil, responsibility of social administrators, contractual nullity by simulation, cancellation of creditor fraud, etc., as well as in economic litigation matters such as white collar crimes, fraud lawsuits, absconding of assets or fraudulent bankruptcy & misappropriation.

Member of Madrid Bar Association.

He speaks Spanish, some English and some French.

RAMÓN GUTIERREZ DEL ÁLAMO

PARTNER, HEAD OF LITIGATION

JOSE MARÍA MOYANO

Jose María obtained his law degree at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has also taken numerous specialization courses regarding Tax and Fiscal Law. He has been a lecturer at different universities and he is a regular collaborator for a number of different legal magazines.

He is a consultant for companies & individuals in a great variety of corporate & real estate operations. He specializes in tax planning for corporate reorganizations (M&A, spin-offs, value exchanges, etc.), tax management (inspections, procedures, etc) and corporate acquisitions.

Member of Madrid Bar Association.

He speaks Spanish, English and some Portuguese.

JOSE MARÍA MOYANO

PARTNER, HEAD OF TAX LAW

GUZMÁN LÓPEZ Y MIGUEL

Guzmán has worked for two well-known big law firms before he started working at Adarve.

He is an expert in Public Law (Urban Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Procurement, Public Administration Liability Procedure, Expropriation, Prosecutions, Officers), Real Estate Law and Mortgages.

During his years of practice he has given legal advice to local administrations, public corporations and private companies in terms of public contracting. He advises individuals and companies regarding urban planning, environmental and administrative matters. He has made urban due diligences for various international credit entities. He also advises on a regular basis for urban planning, land parceling projects, etc.

Member of Malaga Bar Association.

He speaks Spanish and English, and some French.

GUZMÁN LÓPEZ Y MIGUEL

PARTNER, HEAD OF REAL ESTATE LAW

BELÉN BERLANGA

Belén obtained her law degree from the Universidad de Navarra. She also attended the Anglo American Law Program from the Universidad de Navarra, and she has a Masters Degree in Corporate Law from the Centro de Estudios Garrigues.

She specializes in Contract Law and Corporate Restructurings. She advises a variety of big corporations regarding Corporate Compliance, Corporate Structures, Shareholders agreements, etc.

Member of Madrid Bar Association.

She speaks Spanish, English and some French as well.

BELÉN BERLANGA

PARTNER, HEAD OF CORPORATE LAW

JOSE MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ GARCÍA

José Manuel obtained a Law Degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and he has also done numerous courses on civil, commercial, and procedural law practice given by Madrid Bar Association and other prestigious centers.

With more than 20 years of practice, his main specialties are Procedural Law, Banking Law and Commercial Law. He has coauthored the books “La Gestión de Impagados” and “Medios de Pago”.

Member of Madrid Bar Association.

JOSE MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ GARCÍA

HEAD OF DEBT RECOVERY

JAVIER CABELLO

Javier obtained a law degree at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He also has a Masters Degree of Legal Practice of the Universidad Complutense.

Javier acts before the courts in a wide range of issues covering mainly criminal matters and civil matters: frauds, forgeries, claims for payment, tort liability, etc. He also advises on the drafting of contracts and deeds of many kinds, as well as the amicable negotiations prior to legal proceedings. He is an expert in the recognition and enforcement of foreign sentences.

Member of Madrid Bar Association.

He speaks Spanish and English.

JAVIER CABELLO

PARTNER, LITIGATION TEAM

LUIS GUTIÉRREZ

Luis obtained a Law Degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He also has an Associate’s Degree in Real Estate Law from the Escuela de Práctica Jurídica of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

He specializes in the legal defense and counseling in the framework of Administrative Law, and especially Local and Contractual Administrative Law, as well as Private Law in all its forms, payment defaults, obligations and contracts, family, heritance, etc.

He speaks Spanish and French.

LUIS GUTIÉRREZ

PARTNER, LITIGATION TEAM

CORAL LEE MARCO

Coral obtained her Law Degree at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

She has a Masters Degree in International Business Law at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a course on “Protocol and Business Culture in China” and she also has other “Chinese Language and Culture” courses by different Universities (Beijing University, Shanghai International Studies University and National Taiwan Normal University).

She speaks Spanish, Mandarin and English.

CORAL LEE MARCO

LEGAL ADVISER, CHINESE DESK

LAURA FAUQUEUR

Laura graduated from the Université Rennes II Haute Bretagne (France), and has a Masters from the Université Catholique de Paris Cluny – ISEIT (France/Spain). She has also attended the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) and the University of Toronto (Canada).

Laura has been in charge of the firm’s marketing and communication strategy for years, including the national and international business development.

She speaks French, Spanish and English, and is actively learning Chinese.

LAURA FAUQUEUR

HEAD OF MARKETING & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT