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.

Mariscal & Abogados, in order to offer comprehensive and strategic solutions for all foreign companies interested in investing in Spain, has created an English Desk, codirected by Santiagao de la Sotilla Buckinx and Alberto Álvarez.

SANTIAGO DE LA SOTILLA BUCKINX

Santiago is of Belgian nationality and holds a double degree in Law and Economy of the University Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid. Santiago also took courses in Business Law at the University of North Florida Coggin College in the USA.

Santiago has acquired professional experience in different law firms both in Belgium and Spain. In 2018 he joins Mariscal & Abogados to co-lead the English Desk of the spanish law firm. Santiago speaks fluent English, German, French and Spanish.

ALBERTO ÁLVAREZ

Educated in Maryland (United States), Munich (Germany) and Madrid (Spain), Alberto holds a Law Degree as well as a Master’s Degree in International Business Law and an Executive Master’s Degree in Tax Consulting. Alberto gained experience in national and international top-level offices and joined Mariscal & Abogados in 2012, In January of 2017 he was appointed as a partner of the firm.

The international formation and experience of both Santiago de la Sotilla and Alberto Álvarez, together with their personal commitment have largely contributed to the strong expansion of the firm’s English Desk during the last years.

TEAM

The English Desk is integrated by of a team of highly qualified bilingual professionals, trained in the United States, United Kingdom and Spain. All of them are 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.