German Desk

Legal solutions for German, Austrian and Swiss companies with interests in Spain

According to data from the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE), in 2014, 18.5% of foreign businesses established in Spain originated from Germany, focusing their activities on industries like automobile, chemical, electronic, pharmaceutical, and construction. The number of German companies operating in Spain has consistently increased since then, driven by the country’s economic recovery and its favourable investment conditions.

Since its establishment in 2001, Mariscal Abogados has been committed to serving the Spanish-German market, providing legal advice to German, Austrian, and Swiss companies with interests in Spain and to Spanish clients in their legal dealings with the German-speaking world.

In this regard, our team includes bilingual lawyers with professional education acquired in both Germany and Spain.

Karl H. Lincke

Karl H. Lincke | Mariscal Abogados
Karl H. Lincke

The German Department of Mariscal Abogados is managed by Karl H. Lincke, a partner at the law firm, and a licensed lawyer in Spain and Germany. Born in Bonn, Karl H. Lincke pursued his legal studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität in Bonn. He acquired his lawyer’s license from the Ministry of Justice in Düsseldorf in 1999 and obtained his title of abogado in Spain before the Ministry in 2001.

He was President of the Wirtschaftsjunioren Madrid (Young Managers in Spain) and had an extraordinary position on the Board of Directors of the German Chamber of Commerce in Spain from 2006 to 2011. Currently, he serves as the Vice-President of the German Lawyers Association in Spain (DAV), holds membership in the Bar Association of Cologne and Madrid, and has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Information Technologies for the second consecutive year by the prestigious independent directory Who’s Who Legal. Additionally, Karl H. Lincke is the author of the books Business in Spanien (GD Verlag, 2006), Business Guide Spanien (Bundesanzeiger Verlag, 2012), and Investitionen und Steuern in Spanien (nwb Verlag, 2012). He regularly participates as a speaker and trainer in lectures and conferences organized by chambers of commerce and other institutions.

Thanks to his studies, roots, and background, Mr. Lincke integrates the experience and culture of both countries. These aspects not only ease communication with clients but also ensure the success of his projects in Spain.


The German Desk of Mariscal Abogados comprises bilingual professionals with extensive expertise in Spain, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Our team, endowed with excellent intercultural skills, possesses deep knowledge of each country’s legal system and insights into the cultural and commercial features of the Spanish-German market.

The distinctive characteristics of our team enable us to meet clients’ expectations and provide high-quality services across all areas of business law in Spain through personalized and tailor-made treatments to ensure the utmost satisfaction.