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Jesús Conde


Languages: Spanish, English

Assistant: Alicia Gayubas (gayubas@araozyrueda.com)

Practice areas

Real Estate

Professional career

Jesús joined our firm as a Partner in the Real Estate Department in 2016 after seven years as a Partner at the Real Estate Department of Baker McKenzie.

He started his professional career as an associate at Uría Menéndez (1996-1999) where he worked in the corporate, real estate and administrative areas. He also worked as a senior associate of the Real Estate Department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (1999-2009).

Throughout his career he has specialized in projects of restructuring, negotiation and execution of international real estate transactions, handling civil, commercial, planning and administrative aspects of matters such as auction sales and sale & lease-back transactions of industrial and commercial premises. He has also focused on office and retail complex leases and forward funding agreements.

Recommended Individual” in Real Estate in legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and The EMEA Legal 500 since 2013 up to latest edition in 2023.


“Dedication to the client’s needs – constant availability and very quick response times, outstanding competencies in real estate, and a relentless commitment to providing high quality advice and guidance”

– The EMEA Legal 500 – 



  • J.D. from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE, 1996). Graduated with Honors.

Relevant Operations



Chambers Europe Guide 2023

Araoz & Rueda’s real estate department both supports the corporate team in M&A transactions and handles standalone real estate mandates, including also a planning perspective. It has experience in the drafting of works contracts for the construction of new office buildings. The team is also active in sale and lease and turn-key agreements in the industrial sector.
“Araoz & Rueda stands out in their closeness to the client and their flexibility in adapting to the client’s needs.”
“They are careful about how to convey a message in negotiations; in this sense they are very good at negotiations.”

Chambers Europe Guide 2023

Jesús Conde leads the firm’s real estate department. He is active in different real estate transactions, including the acquisition of residential buildings by investors, hotels and plots for logistics developments.
“Jesús Conde solves any issue effectively and efficiently, proposing new ideas to the parties.”

The EMEA Legal 500 2023

The department at Araoz & Rueda is proficient in urban planning transactions, and has been particularly active in the acquisition and sale of high-end residential assets, sale and leaseback structures, as well as logistics deals. The practice has also been frequently engaged in growing sectors such as student accommodation, hotels and office facilities. Jesus Conde oversees the practice and is knowledgeable in restructuring projects, and real estate administrative, civil, commercial and planning mandates.

Chambers Europe Guide 2022

Araoz & Rueda’s real estate department both supports the corporate team in M&A transactions and handles standalone real estate mandates. It has experience in the negotiation of property management agreements between investors and local real estate managers. It negotiates lease agreements on behalf of corporate tenants, and it has experience in the drafting of works contracts for the construction of new office buildings. Strengths: One client praises the lawyers’ “efficiency and know-how,” while another states: “They always keep us informed.” “They are diligent and are always able to adapt to different situations,” reports a third interviewee. Work highlights: Acted for Aparto on its agreement with Commerz Real to provide property management services for the latter’s new student accommodation complex in Barcelona. Notable practitioners: Jesús Conde leads the firm’s real estate department. Sources say that “he makes negotiations simple because he creates a good atmosphere with the counterparties.” “He is diligent and extremely focused on the outcome, which gives us a lot of confidence,” says another interviewee.

The EMEA Legal 500 2022

Founded in 1994, Madrid firm Araoz & Rueda advises major fashion labels, energy providers, multinational property investment and asset management companies, among others. The group is led by Jesus Conde, who specialises in transaction negotiation and execution, restructuring, sale and leaseback transactions, retail leases and due diligence processes. In addition, the team also assists providers of student housing. Testimonials ‘Knowledgeable team of professionals. Available on short notice.’ ‘Professional, friendly, competent, well-informed.’

Chambers Europe Guide 2021

Jesús Conde advises on restructuring matters, along with planning and administrative issues. One interviewee regards Conde as “a reliable and decisive lawyer, who perfectly handles issues and provides viable solutions.”

Chambers Europe Guide 2020

Jesús Conde of Araoz & Rueda receives recognition in the market, with one client stating: “He helps to narrow the issues, putting himself in the counterparty’s shoes and pre-empting issues, finding alternative solutions.” He regularly advises on restructuring matters, as well as planning and administrative issues.

The EMEA Legal 500 2020

Araoz & Rueda specialises in matters with an urban planning component, particularly in the acquisition and sale of REOs and asset portfolios. The firm has experience advising investors, developers and financiers on a range of real estate matters in Spain and abroad. Practice head Jesús Conde is known for his expertise in the restructuring, negotiation and execution of international real estate transactions, as well as planning and administrative issues. Testimonials: “Jesus Conde is always available and always delivers on time despite tight schedules, with a very practical and useful approach that takes into account the other party’s potential point of view” “Strong expertise in real estate and administrative law in both the senior and junior ranks” “The analytical approach, availability, and long-lasting engagement of the Araoz team is superb” “A detailed, analytical approach and a powerful strategic vision”’ “They have raised topics in a timely manner and driven conversations and SPA drafts to limit our liability as the seller” “They have done an excellent job”

Chambers Europe Guide 2019

Jesús Conde of Araoz & Rueda frequently represents Spanish and international investors and asset managers in transactional real estate mandates. He also assists retail clients with complex lease negotiations. ” He’s a very commercially minded lawyer who gives good support to our business”, says one source.

The EMEA Legal 500 2019

Practice head Jesús Conde is the key name to note. Clients include Kefren Capital and Spotify Spain.

Chambers Europe Guide 2018

Sources say that Jesús Conde of Araoz & Rueda has a “high level of understanding of the problems that can arise on a deal” and offers “professionalism and kindness in equal parts.” He has a broad real estate practice that includes the negotiation of lease agreements and construction contracts. He advised Etro on its leasing of store premises in Barcelona-based La Roca Village.

The EMEA Legal 500 2018

Araoz & Rueda’s practice was strengthened by the hire of Jesús Conde from Baker McKenzie. Clients include Kefren Capital, Osborne Group, Moraval Group and Spotify Spain.

Chambers Europe Guide 2017

Jesús Conde recently joined Araoz & Rueda. His practice includes advising on transactional instructions as well as mandates concerning the outsourcing of real estate management. Interviewees recommend him because “he is diligent and he knows what he is doing”.

Chambers Europe Guide 2016

Jesús Conde is a new addition to the Araoz & Rueda team. He focuses on real estate acquisitions, office and retail complex leases, and sale and leasebacks. Clients describe him as “friendly and understanding” “professional and quick” and “there for his clients 24/7 if need be.”

In the media

“El gobierno dará incentivos fiscales para aplazar el pago de los alquileres” por Jesús Conde

Jesús Conde
February 2021

La rebaja de alquileres de Cataluña es inconstitucional para los juristas

Jesús Conde
Octubre 2020

Araoz & Rueda asesoró en la venta del terreno adquirido por ASG para el nuevo Hard Rock Hotel de Barcelona

Jesús Conde
Mayo 2019


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