Legal solutions for foreign English-speaking companies with interests in Spain

At present, a high percentage of commercial transactions are carried out in English. Spain, with nearly 90 bilateral agreements signed with different countries, guarantees a framework of legal protection suitable for setting up activities in Spain and is currently one of the main countries receiving direct foreign investments.

The investments are located both in traditional key sectors (chemical, automotive, textile and shipbuilding industry, among others), as well as in sectors with high growth potential such as renewable energy, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and plastic industries or the R+D in information technologies and data processing (e.g. software, artificial intelligence and supercomputers). All of the above are supported by the flexibility and adaptability of economic operators, the quality of life, as well as the principle of free establishment offered by Spain.

The United Kingdom and the United States have always been a benchmark for Mariscal & Abogados. Our involvement with the North American market has resulted in the opening of a representative office in Miami, headquarters of the majority of companies with a Spanish affiliation due to their linguistic and cultural affinity. Apart from that, we also actively participate in different chambers and associations of international significance.

In addition, we have created an Anglo-Saxon department dedicated exclusively to offer comprehensive and strategic solutions for all foreign companies interested in investing in Spain.


The English-Speaking Desk of Mariscal & Abogados is headed by Alberto Álvarez. Educated in Maryland (United States), Munich (Germany) and Madrid (Spain), Alberto holds a Law Degree from the San Pablo CEU University, as well as a Master’s Degree in International Business Law from the CEU Business School and an Executive Master’s Degree in Tax Consulting from the Centro de Estudios Garrigues. Having gained experience in national and international top-level offices, Alberto joined Mariscal & Abogados in 2012 specializing in the areas of company law, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and procedural law. In January of 2017 he was appointed as a partner of the firm.

Alberto Álvarez’s international experience, his rigorous and self-demanding character and his professional qualifications have contributed to the strong expansion of the firm’s Anglo-Saxon department during the last years.


The Anglo-Saxon department is composed of a team of highly qualified bilingual professionals, trained in the United States, United Kingdom and Spain, who are very familiar with the values, legal systems and markets in international environments.

The education and qualifications of our team allow us to offer comprehensive services, respond to the expectations of our clients and offer the highest quality of legal advisory services in all areas of law in Spain.