We act in defence of our clients’ interests, providing legal advice in pre-insolvency stages, analysing the convenience of initiating judicial proceedings and preparing the judicial strategy to follow should the exercise of judicial actions be necessary.
We also act as legal counsel, both for plaintiffs and defendants, in all sorts of civil and corporate and commercial proceedings relating to companies and corporate and commercial contracting, representing our clients before courts of all levels: Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, Superior Court, National Courts and Trial Courts.
Equally, we advise our clients in the avoidance and/or solution of conflicts, assisting them in the possible negotiations which may be necessary, as well as in the eventual adoption of transactional agreements.
Contact partner: Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre
Recommendations in legal directories:
"Recommended firm" in Dispute Resolution in Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 EMEA and PLC Which Lawyer in all editions, from 2000 up to the latest in 2013.
"Recommended firm" in Dispute Resolution. Araoz & Rueda is ‘doing very well at the moment’. Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre heads the group, which also includes Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and arbitrator Clifford Hendel. - THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2013 EDITION -
"Recommended firm" in Dispute Resolution: Practice head Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre is lauded for his responsiveness, concise advice, and client care skills. Sources praise Clifford Hendel's strong international background. He is admitted to the Bar in Madrid, Paris, New York and England and Wales, and has acted as arbitrator in all the major international institutions, including the ICC, the LCIA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Alejandro Fernández de Araoz as “an all-rounder who brings useful corporate knowledge to his work.” He recently advised a leading financial institution on banking litigation against BBVA and Cartera Meridional regarding the scope and application of an on-demand guarantee.
- CHAMBERS GLOBAL GUIDE 2013 EDITION -
"Recommended firm" in Dispute Resolution: "Araoz & Rueda's performance is outstanding and is definitely worth the money". Key contact Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre is "a very sound litigator" who "provides top-notch advice" and has "a well-deserved reputation for his skills in court". Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is also "an excellent lawyer". Arbitrator Clifford Hendel is "very strong technically."
- THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2012 EDITION -
"Recommended firm" in Dispute Resolution: Litigation/Arbitration. According to clients "Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is very able and also enjoys his job. He understands matters in depth and is discreet and incisive". Litigation, insolvency and arbitration specilist Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre is "an excellent negotiator who is creative and realistic", say clients. Clifford Hendel appears for second year in the list of "Most in demand arbitrators" and has also been included in this edition in the list of "Foreign experts" and "Experts based abroad". He is renowed as an outstanding arbitrator with international credentials.
- CHAMBERS GLOBAL GUIDE 2012 EDITION -
"Recommended firm" in Dispute Resolution: Clifford Hendel has been included for third year in the list of "Most in demand arbitrators". Clifford Hendel is an all-rounder with "tremendous international law knowledge". Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre are also recommended.
- CHAMBERS EUROPE GUIDE 2011 EDITION -
"Recommended firm" in Dispute Resolution: Clients say that the firm´s "commitment and in-depth study of cases make them one of the most recommendable in Spain." Disputes practice is headed by Clifford Hendel and the "client-oriented" Alejandro Fernández de Araoz, who is "not only a natural team leader but also a skillful and capable litigator - the value he adds is truly remarkable."
– THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2010 EDITION –
"Recommended firm" in Dispute Resolution: Litigation/Arbitration. This mid-sized firm has a strong dispute resolution practice. Alejandro Fernández de Araoz combines his litigation skills with his great cross-practice knowledge, and is lauded by clients for his "talent at resolving complext problems, and in-depth knowledge of a number of areas of law". Clifford Hendel usually acts as both counsel and arbitrator at a number of domestic and international courts.
– CHAMBERS GLOBAL GUIDE 2010 EDITION –
"Recommended firm" in Dispute Resolution: Litigation/Arbitration. Peers recommend Alejandro Fernández de Araoz at Araoz & Rueda. Clients hail “his through preparation and impeccable manner when speaking in court.” Clifford Hendel has been included in this edition in the list of “Most in demand arbitrators”. Clifford Hendel: he is North American and thus a frequent choice as arbitrator in hearing featuring a Spanish party and requiring a non-Spaniard referee.
– CHAMBERS EUROPE GUIDE 2009 EDITION –
"Recommended firm": Clifford Hendel and Alejandro Fernández de Araoz are corporate Araoz & Rueda’s best-known litigators, collecting high praise for their strong experience in both international and domestic disputes. – THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2009 EDITION –
"Recommended firm": Araoz & Rueda successfully represents clients in court. “Fernández de Araoz is a determined lawyer who never gives up”, remarked clients; “he gets deeply involved in every matter and is always willing to answer questions.” “A distinguished international Spanish arbitrator”.
– CHAMBERS EUROPE GUIDE 2008 EDITION –
"Recommended firm": At Araoz & Rueda, Alejandro Fernández de Araoz has built impressive expertise as a corporate litigator.
– THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2008 EDITION –
"Recommended firm": Araoz & Rueda has been expanding its dispute resolution practice in recent years winning a very good reputation. Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and Clifford Hendel boasts extensive expertise in both international and domestic disputes.
– THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2007 EDITION –
“Recommended firm” in Dispute Resolution/ Arbitration. Clifford Hendel and Alejandro Fernández de Araoz are the firm’s best-known litigators. – THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2006 EDITION –