L4LAW was created with the entrepreneurial spirit of its team of professionals, who have extensive experience in renowned national and international law firms, and the drive and desire to offer speedy, personal and friendly legal advice, that can be tailored to our clients’ needs.
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She has more than twelve years’ experience in corporate and commercial law. She left Garrigues (Barcelona) in 2017 to set up her own firm, leading that practice until the creation of L4LAW. She specializes in the purchase and sale of companies and assets, as well as real estate transactions, corporate restructuring, business reorganizations, shareholders’ agreements, strategic alliances and joint ventures.
She advises both Spanish and international clients on corporate and contractual matters. She has led several restructuring transactions, established venture capital funds, negotiated and executed agreements between investors and managers, and designed investment and divestment transactions in portfolio companies for venture capital firms. She also has extensive experience in contractual matters (service, distribution, agency agreements, etc.) advising clients in these areas on a recurring basis.
Recognized by the Best Lawyers magazine in the area of private equity
After thirteen years at Cuatrecasas, she left the firm to jointly set up L4LAW, where she leads the litigation and arbitration practice. She has extensive experience in commercial litigation, including national and international arbitrations. She specializes in corporate disputes (directors’ liability and challenging corporate resolutions) and all kinds of contractual disputes, including those arising from sales and equity investments. She has extensive experience in disputes arising from unfair competition.
She has participated in the resolution of numerous legal and arbitration disputes, as well as in negotiation processes arising from civil and commercial, contractual and non-contractual disputes. She has also advised both majority and minority shareholders and/or companies themselves in numerous shareholders’ meetings. Her practice also includes participation in all kinds of enforcement proceedings arising from financing agreements, such as foreclosures, pledges and all types of guarantees.
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After nine years practicing law in renowned national and international firms, he founded his own firm in 2018. A year later he became a partner in L4LAW, where he leads the restructuring and insolvency area, while also developing the litigation and arbitration practice.
He has extensive experience in insolvency proceedings and the negotiation of refinancing agreements; both in defense of the interests of the debtor and its directors and the creditors affected by the insolvency. He also has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation, assuming the client’s legal defense in all types of procedures, especially in insurance law and liability actions for damages and inheritance.
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With more than ten years of experience in the Tax Law department at the firm Garrigues (Barcelona), in 2020 he becomes a partner at L4LAW, where he co-leads the Accounting and Tax law department. He specializes in the corporate taxation area, providing ongoing tax advice to small and medium-sized companies and large business groups in the areas of Corporate Income Tax, Income Tax for Non-Residents, Value Added Tax and Stamp Duty Tax.
He has extensive experience in providing ongoing tax advice to all types of companies in broad economic sectors (focusing particularly on the automotive, transport, construction and real estate development sectors), business groups’ taxation under the tax consolidation regime, taxation of transactions and business restructuring transactions, taxation of real estate transactions and taxation of public sector contracts. He has been involved in numerous due diligence processes, acquisitions and corporate restructuring transactions.
Likewise, he has extensive experience in inspection proceedings before the tax authorities, claims before the Economic-Administrative Courts and administrative appeals to the High Courts of Justice and the National High Court.
After over eleven years practicing law in the Tax Law department in the firm Garrigues (Madrid and Barcelona), in 2020 she joins L4LAW as partner, where she co-leads the Accounting and Tax Law Department. She specializes in family businesses and wealth taxation, providing tax advice to individuals and large groups or family businesses in the areas of Personal Income Tax, Wealth Tax, Corporate Income Tax and Inheritance and Donations Tax.
She has extensive experience in providing ongoing tax advice to large business groups and small and medium-sized companies from various sectors, as well as in business restructuring taxation and business groups’ taxation under the tax consolidation regime. She has been involved in numerous due diligence processes, acquisitions and corporate and asset restructuring transactions. Likewise, she has extensive experience in inspection proceedings before the tax authorities and appeals to the Economic-Administrative Courts.
After fifteen years in the labour law department at Garrigues (Barcelona), she left the firm in 2016 to set up her own firm specialized in employment law. In 2021, and after several years of stable collaboration with L4LAW, she joins the Firm as partner to lead the employment law department.
She has extensive experience in providing ongoing advice in all fields of employment law to companies from various sectors, as well defending the clients’ interests in inspection proceedings before the Labour Authority and also in labour courts (Litigation).
She has been involved in numerous due diligence processes, acquisitions and restructuring processes.
She also has wide-ranging experience in matters concerning top management employees, non-compete clauses, stock option and similar long-term remuneration schemes.
Member of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB) since 2001.
The Commercial Law Department of L4LAW provides comprehensive corporate law advice, to both listed and unlisted companies, from the beginning of their corporate life, with their incorporation, through to the termination of their legal personality, including recurring advice in the search for solutions to all legal needs that may arise in the day to day of these companies.
(I) CORPORATE LAW
Our corporate advice includes:
(II) COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS
We advise our clients on the preparation, negotiation, analysis and interpretation of business contracts, regardless of their sector of activity or legal nature, terms and conditions, both nationally and internationally.
(III) MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
As a particularly relevant area within the L4LAW corporate department, we provide services in the following areas:
(IV) PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL
Our experience in this area includes, among other:
The L4LAW litigation and arbitration team has extensive experience in dispute resolution, litigation before the courts of justice and in ad hoc arbitration proceedings and before the main domestic and international arbitration courts.
We accompany our clients and defend their interests in disputes, advising them in order to avoid possible litigation or arbitration and, when unavoidable or strategically appropriate, to face it in the best possible conditions.
Our litigators are experts in legal advice and assistance in all types of civil and commercial proceedings, and in all their steps, stages and appeals before the national courts of justice.
Part of the advice in the litigation and arbitration area includes the preparation of legal reports and opinions on potentially litigious civil and commercial matters, as well as carrying out preventive analysis to identify and avoid potential legal risks.
We also work closely with the team of commercial lawyers, as well as, where appropriate, with other collaborators in different legal areas to design and implement pre-litigation and litigation strategies in line with the defense of our clients’ interests.
These are some of the areas in which we work in the litigation and arbitration department.
(I) CIVIL LITIGATION
(II) COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
(III) CRIMINAL LITIGATION
Criminal proceedings for financial crimes: crimes against the Public Treasury, corporate crimes, fraud, misappropriations, subsidy fraud
(IV) ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS
Representation and defense in arbitration proceedings, national and international disputes arising from civil and commercial contracts, and conflicts between shareholders and companies.
L4LAW advises distressed debtors so that they can make the best decisions to restructure their business operationally and/or financially, assisting, among others, in the implementation of fast and cost-effective strategies to maximize cash inflows through vendor plans, individual or collective agreements and legal or out-of-court claims.
L4LAW also advises financial institutions and other third parties in the defense of their loans, secured or not, in pre-insolvency and insolvency situations, actively collaborating in the recovery of loans and periodically monitoring any incidents that may affect them.
We also have extensive experience in advising on the acquisition of companies, production units, individual assets and debt packages, mitigating the legal risks of acquisitions and reducing execution times.
Comprehensive advice in the restructuring and insolvency area also includes the analysis of the potential commercial responsibilities of the directors, managers and representatives of insolvent or near-insolvent companies.
L4LAW provides the following services in the restructuring and insolvency department:
L4LAW’s Tax department provides comprehensive advice on accounting and tax law based on the specialization, experience and knowledge of our clients’ business to Spanish and foreign companies with interests in Spain, as well as to individuals, seeking adequate and optimal compliance with tax obligations.
L4LAW’s Tax department advice includes, on a permanent or specific basis, the following areas:
(I) CORPORATE TAXATION
(II) TAXATION OF INDIVIDUALS
(III) FAMILY BUSINESS
Overall advice on the key factors that determine the growth and maintenance of the family business:
(IV) TAX LITIGATION
We advise our clients on management, collection, tax inspection and sanctioning procedures. Likewise, we present claims before administrative or contentious bodies and courts and we carry out procedures in tax matters regarding tax crimes, in coordination with L4LAW’s Litigation and Commercial departments.
(V) MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
(VI) ACCOUNTING LAW
Our experience in this field includes, among other, the following services:
L4LAW’s Employment Law department provides comprehensive advice on employment law matters to all its clients, both companies and individuals.
Such advice aims not only to solve specific labour issues or conflicts that may arise for our clients from time to time, but also to carry out an important ongoing service of preventive counseling to avoid or limit potential risks and contingencies, as well as eventual undesired labour conflicts for our clients.
We advise our clients in the following areas and matters:
(I) RECURRING HR ADVICE
The ongoing labour advisory service to companies covers all labour and employment queries that may arise on a daily basis in relation to issues such as hiring of employees, changing of their working conditions, working hours, breaks, remuneration, stock option plans and other long-term incentive schemes, disciplinary sanctions, dismissals, and special agreements (exclusivity, non-compete and golden parachutes).
(II) EMPLOYMENT ADVICE TO EMPLOYEES
(III) SENIOR MANAGEMENT
(IV) COLLECTIVE LABOUR LAW
Our advice in this area includes, among others:
(V) CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS AND LABOUR RESTRUCTURING
We have wide experience in labour and employment advice regarding acquisition of companies, business units, structural amendments (mergers, split-ups, etc.) Our service also includes advice and support concerning possible labour-related measures (dismissals, transfer of workers, changes in working conditions, among other) that need to be implemented as a result of the specific transaction or business restructuring undertaken.
(VI) DUE DILIGENCE
We also have extensive experience and expertise in the classical review of labour and employment law compliance within companies (due diligence).
(VII) ISSUANCE OF REPORTS AND OPINIONS ON SPECIFIC LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT MATTERS
(VIII) ASSISTANCE IN LABOUR INSPECTIONS
Defense of the client’s interests before the Labour Inspectorate (“Inspección de Trabajo”) in all its phases, including assistance with the visit or summons to the inspection as well as the preparation, if necessary, of the corresponding pleadings and appeals against the infringement notice (“Actas de Liquidación de Infracción”) issued against the client.
(IX) ATTENDANCE TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION PROCESSES
(X) LITIGATION BEFORE THE COURT
In order to offer its clients multidisciplinary advice, L4LAW has a stable network of collaborators specialized in the different areas (public law, industrial and intellectual property, among others), all of them selected for their great expertise and professionalism, as well as for having the same work philosophy as L4LAW.