Ricardo Oliveras

Ricardo Oliveras is our exclusively recommended Entertainment Law expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ricardo directly using the contact listed above.

Head of Sports Law and Corporate partner at ECIJA. Attorney with extensive experience in business and sports law, began his career at KPMG Abogados in 1997. In the sports industry, Ricardo has been a corporate lawyer for organisers of international sporting events (America’s Cup Management -2004 to 2007 – Superleague Formula Motorsport Series -2008 to 2011 -) and has worked as a consultant on legal matters related to sports federations and national and international sports associations, right-holders/ promoters of sporting events, clubs, agencies/ agents and professional athletes in general companies and professionals operating in the field of sport, allowing him to have a broad knowledge on the operation of the sports industry in all its aspects. Among his recent collaborations, we highlight the advice to FIFA as legal counsel in Spain in the selection process of the host country to host the World Cup 2018.

In the commercial field, Ricardo advises numerous national and international companies in the field of commercial contracts and corporate law, as well as several technology start-ups, occupying the position of director or secretary in several of their clients. PDG (general management program) from IESE business school. Master in Business Law from the ISDE (Institute of Law and Economics). Lecturer on the ‘LLM in International Sport’ ISDE. Member of the Spanish Association of Sports Law.

Ricardo Oliveras speaks Spanish, Catalan and English.

Firm Overview:

With over 20 years of experience, we have positioned ourselves as one of the best multidisciplinary and independent firms in the Ibero-American market, as accredited by the most prestigious international directories, offering comprehensive legal services regarding regulatory compliance and information security.

With headquarters in Spain, Portugal, USA, Chile, Panamá, Costa Rica, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil and Puerto Rico, ECIJA has a multidisciplinary team of over 600 professionals, with exceptional experience in their areas of specialisation, enabled to work in different jurisdictions, with extensive knowledge of the different sectors and international markets.

In addition, in 2019, the Firm signed the largest strategic agreement between a Spanish firm and a Chinese firm, through a joint venture with the fourth largest law firm in China, Grandall Law Firm, resulting in the creation of its own China Desk in its Madrid headquarters and the consolidation of a hub between Asia, Iberia and Latin America bringing together more than 3,500 lawyers in 18 countries in a total of 57 offices.

Tirso Gracia

Tirso Gracia is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Tirso directly using the contact details listed above.

He embarked on the professional practice of law in 1986. For 15 years, he was the Head of the Labour Department at the Garcés & López-Ibor law firm. Previously, he headed his own law firm and was the Head of the Human Resources Department at a company in the distribution industry.

His extensive career has led him to provide labour-related advice to a large number of companies belonging to sectors such as graphic arts, the media, leather goods, fashion, iron and steel, agri-food and chemicals. He has headed countless staff restructuring processes for major companies, providing them with advice on negotiating with works councils and unions.

Tirso Gracia regularly represents clients in mediation procedures, appearing before social courts and tribunals, as well as arbitral tribunals and joint commissions. In his practice, he leads negotiations for collective agreements for the leather goods industry in Madrid and Catalonia, as well as participates in government support schemes for the fashion, footwear, leather and leather goods industries.

He is currently the Chairman of the Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Guild of Catalonia and a member of the Social Council of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In the field of education, he has been teaching Labour Relations at the School of Upper Management and Business Administration (EADA) as part of the Master’s in Human Resources Management and the Executive MBA programmes since 1995. He is also an expert in current legal issues and frequently appears as a guest on television and radio debates.

Tirso Gracia is recognised and recommended by prestigious international directories such as Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers.

Firm Overview:

It aims to implement legal practices and differentiating values in organisations, in terms of a legal standpoint as well as human resources consultancy and training.

The name “Galibier Legal” embodies an adventure brimming with inspiration and magic, whose challenge is to reach the top and press on. The Galibier is the highest mountain pass on the Tour de France.

It is located at an elevation of 2,645 metres at the heart of the French Alps, and it is part of the queen stage of this amazing sporting event. It is known as one of the most gruelling mountain passes in the world, with a punishing ascent and a tough descent, without being the end of the stage. It is by no means the end of anything and is instead the beginning of many things.

Thus, our mission is to safeguard the interests of our clients, to provide them with sound legal advice on their professional and business journey, to overcome the difficulties along the way, and to reach the top of the Galibier together in order to press on.

We have observed that there are conflict hotspots in the workplace, and that action is usually taken to deal with them only after they have already occurred. Most of them have to do with the loss of focus on the goals. This is not due to a company’s lack of follow-up, but instead due to the employee gradually losing sight of the goals in their mind. We aim to help them always keep the goals uppermost using easy-to-remember examples and images that are difficult to forget in the human mind, using life lessons from cycling. With them, we anticipate organisational conflicts in order to avoid them.

Our firm provides the client with a global perspective, not only with regard to legal matters, but also as a complement in human resources thanks to our extensive experience inside and outside organisations.

Maria José Martinez

Maria José Martinez is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maria directly using the contact details listed above.

She embarked on the professional practice of law in 2004. For 6 years, she was a partner in the Labour Department at the Garcés & López-Ibor law firm. Previously, she headed her own law firm and was the Head of the Labour Relations Department at the multinational Dupont Powder Coatings Ibérica for four years.

Maria José specialises in legal advice for business in collective bargaining and business restructuring processes, as well as the training of managers in Labour Law, among others matters. Likewise, she regularly appears before social courts.

In the field of education, María José teaches Labour Law at the School of Legal Practice of the Terrassa Bar Association. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis, which is on the transfer of workers within the framework of transnational service provision.

Firm Overview:

It aims to implement legal practices and differentiating values in organisations, in terms of a legal standpoint as well as human resources consultancy and training.

The name “Galibier Legal” embodies an adventure brimming with inspiration and magic, whose challenge is to reach the top and press on. The Galibier is the highest mountain pass on the Tour de France.

It is located at an elevation of 2,645 metres at the heart of the French Alps, and it is part of the queen stage of this amazing sporting event. It is known as one of the most gruelling mountain passes in the world, with a punishing ascent and a tough descent, without being the end of the stage. It is by no means the end of anything and is instead the beginning of many things.

Thus, our mission is to safeguard the interests of our clients, to provide them with sound legal advice on their professional and business journey, to overcome the difficulties along the way, and to reach the top of the Galibier together in order to press on.

We have observed that there are conflict hotspots in the workplace, and that action is usually taken to deal with them only after they have already occurred. Most of them have to do with the loss of focus on the goals. This is not due to a company’s lack of follow-up, but instead due to the employee gradually losing sight of the goals in their mind. We aim to help them always keep the goals uppermost using easy-to-remember examples and images that are difficult to forget in the human mind, using life lessons from cycling. With them, we anticipate organisational conflicts in order to avoid them.

Our firm provides the client with a global perspective, not only with regard to legal matters, but also as a complement in human resources thanks to our extensive experience inside and outside organisations.

Belén Cepero

Belén Cepero is our exclusively recommended Property Law expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Belén directly using the contact details listed above.

Premier Law was founded by Belén Cepero in the Southern Spanish city of Málaga in 1993 and has been based in sunny Marbella on the Costa del Sol since 1995. Since then, our team has been offering expert legal advice on matters involving Real Estate, Company, Tax, Inheritance and Family law.

The philosophy of our firm is based on three fundamental pillars: integrity, commitment and professionalism. Thanks to these three values and our highly-skilled team, we provide our international clientele with exceptional services on a daily basis. As a result, in 2005 Premier Law was presented with the ISO 9001 quality certificate, and has recently won the prestigious 2020 Global Law Experts “Boutique Property Law Firm of the Year” award.

Málaga, Marbella and the Costa del Sol in general have been a popular location for foreigners looking to relocate for some years now. Not only is this sunny Southern coastline of Spain an ideal place to live, but many companies are now choosing to set up their international headquarters here.

Premier Law has a multilingual team of legal professionals with extensive experience in dealing with overseas clients, meaning whether your native language is English, French, Russian or any other we will accommodate this.

We pride ourselves on offering a service tailored to each individual client from start to finish, and in return have built up a vast number of extremely loyal clients. Teamwork and attention to detail are essential parts of our job and we always strive to dedicate as much time as needed to each individual case.

In other words, if you´re looking for one of the most trusted Law Firms on the Costa del Sol, Premier Law is your best choice. Contact us for more information on our services and let us help you get the most out of our beautiful country!

Firm Overview:

Premier Law specialises in real estate, tax, corporate and inheritance law, as well as the increasingly popular Spanish Golden Visa.

Our team of extremely dedicated professionals work hard daily to provide our international clientele with the best possible service, handling matters from start to finish and everything in between.

Joaquín Sales

Joaquín Sales is our exclusively recommended Project Finance expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Joaquín directly using the contact details listed above.

Joaquín Sales advises banks, financial institutions and funds, as well as corporations, on all kinds of financing transactions – project finance, acquisition finance, corporate and asset finance – as well as on structured finance transactions and securitisation deals, both domestic and international.

Advising the European Investment Bank on the financing of 2 portfolios of wind farms in Spain (total installed capacity of 194MW), partially backed by a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

He provides guidance to commercial banks, multilateral banks, funds and corporations in the energy, infrastructure and capital markets sectors.

Recent transactions include advising:

  • His past on the financing for the construction and launch of two new satellites, with ECA facilities;
  • A syndicate of commercial banks on the financing of the Bahía de Bizkaia Gas (BBG) liquefied natural gas terminal;
  • The European Investment Bank on the refinancing of two toll roads;
  • Commercial banks on the financing of a regasification plant in Spain;
  • Financing transport interconnectors in Madrid hospitals and roads;
  • Financing of energy projects: wind, photovoltaic and CSP;
  • Refinancing of LBOs: acting for senior and mezzanine creditors.

Alberto Campo Caballero

Alberto Campo Caballero is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alberto directly using the contact details listed above.

Alberto is a co-founder and managing partner of Evergreen Legal and is the partner responsible for our areas of commercial-financial (banking & finance) and restructuring and insolvency (restructuring & insolvency).

He has 16 years of experience in financing operations and debt restructuring, including among his clients the main financial entities that operate in Spain as well as institutional investors and large corporate clients from diverse sectors, both Spanish and foreign.

During all the years since 2011, Alberto’s career has been distinguished by Best Lawyers® in the practices of Projects, Public Finance and Banking & Finance, including the honour of being distinguished as “Best Lawyer of the Year” in Spain for the practice of Projects, and as “Best Lawyer of the Year” for the practice of Public Finance.