Vilches Abogados

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

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My name is Manuel Hernández, Lawyer of the Madrid Bar Association, and managing partner of the Vilches Abogados Law Firm, and it is a pleasure to welcome you to our website, hoping that at some point we can get to know each other and help you with your conflicts, doubts or legal problems.

During my life as a  legal professional  and as a founding partner of the  Vilches Abogados Law Firm in Madrid  , I have understood law as a professional activity in which treatment and attention in the client-lawyer relationship must take precedence along with advice and defense. of the client, under the premise of solving other people’s problems that, out of personal and professional imperative, we tend to make our own.

We want to be your Lawyers

After more than fifteen years of experience, we have been growing, incorporating new professionals, new legal specialties adapted to modern times and new offices. From our main office in Madrid, located in the nerve centre of the capital, at Calle Capitán Haya 56, we have grown to cover the needs of our clients in the northwest of the community, with the office in Las Rozas, or in the south, with the recent opening of our headquarters in Móstoles. With this expansion policy we cover the main of our premises, to be your lawyers, wherever they are.

Professional Ethics

We firmly believe that the practice of the legal profession must be exercised from an ethical position and in that sense we are rigorous in the application of the deontological standards that regulate our profession.

Realism and Service

The client needs to assess the risks they face. . It is about informing the client of the position in which he finds himself, of the options that are presented to him and, based on the decision he makes, fighting to place him in the best possible situation.


At Vilches Abogados, we are lawyers, we are people who help other people defend themselves and receive advice. In this noble work, face to face contact, direct information and personal contact with the lawyer on whom the client has placed their trust can never be lost. trust.

Trust is the basis of the client-lawyer relationship , it is sacred and the most precious value for the lawyer, which is why we must maintain and fight for it by personalizing each case, each trust placed for the best possible purpose and objective.


The exercise of law cannot be understood only as a means of living or a mere mechanical task.

The lawyer has to carry out his work with commitment, enthusiasm and passion. Only in this way can results be obtained.

That is why we imbue the professionals who make up our firm with these values ​​and, together with them, we strive to achieve excellence and success for the client.

Alfredo Guarino

Alfredo Guarino is our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alfredo directly using the contact details listed above.

The law firm has been operating in Naples since 1977. The owner, Alfredo Guarino, is an esteemed civil and criminal lawyer, particularly in all the subjects of the Italian and International Family Law and, within the law firm, employs valuable collaborators specialised in every field of legal discipline. He has always reconciled the profession of lawyer with that of university professor and writer.

Graduated with honours, he received a golden gown in professional exams and a gold medal for merit. Honorary magistrate, eleven years assistant professor at Federico II University and ten years professor in university specialisation schools. At the Ministry he drafted part of the code, he was in the Italian delegation for the United Nations Declaration on the rights of victims. Currently President of the International Chamber and Vice-President of the Italian Group of the International Union of Lawyers, involved in the Family Law and Criminal Law Commissions. He chaired the roundtable on domestic violence at the UIA Budapest Conference, presenting papers at numerous international events. He collaborates with the magazine Le Juriste International and

The publications: execution of maintenance sentences in Italy, marriage and cohabitation agreements, violation of privacy, assignment of family home and intra-family relationships, recognition of the deceased father, property regime between spouses, affective mutilation for compensation, parental stalking, apparent adultery, prenuptial agreements, sexual assault by deception. Alfredo follows many cases abroad: child support promoted by foreign citizens, recognition of foreign divorce and paternity sentences, cases of child abduction and fault in separation (conflict of jurisdictions amongst Italy, United Kingdom, Cyprus and Tunisia), assisting British, Brazilian, Polish, Czech, Russian and Dominican citizens.

Diana Hamade

Diana Hamade is our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in the United Arab Emirates on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Diana directly using the contact details listed above.

Diana Hamadé is the founder of Diana Hamade Attorneys at Law in Dubai, her boutique law firm, and a UAE-licensed lawyer with right of audience before all UAE courts.  Diana undertakes international commercial arbitration work as counsel and arbitrator.  She is licensed by the Ministry of Justice, the Dubai Legal Affairs Department and the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, and is a registered practitioner in DIFC courts.  She has been involved in setting up two arbitration centres in Dubai and a number of draft arbitration laws of arbitration in the UAE.

Diana is hosted as a speaker on arbitration locally and internationally.  She is also involved in training and developing the practice of arbitration as a contributor to many publications, including The NationalArbitral Women, the ICLG series, Lexis Nexis, Thomson Reuters and Chambers.

Diana was recognised by Thomson Reuters as the Most Influential Female Lawyer in the UAE and as the Best Legal Writer by The National.  She was presented the Arab Woman Legal Award 2018, the Author Excellence Award 2019 and the Woman Law Firm Leader in 2021 by Lexis Nexis.  Diana was ranked by Chambers in 2020 and 2021 as a band 1 HNW succession and matrimonial lawyer in the UAE.

Diana has an LL.M. from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), and an LL.B. from the United Arab Emirates University Faculty of Sharia & Law.

Firm Overview:

Diana Hamade Attorneys at Law provides each client with a unique client experience.  We combine the professionalism of a large firm with the attention that only a boutique law firm can deliver.

Our founder is known as a pioneer in the practice of ADR and family business in the MENA region.  We consider the distinct needs and sensitivities of each client as she creates and delivers pragmatic solutions, and we work to resolve disputes both inside and outside of court.

Mary Ann T. Juco

Mary Ann Juco is our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in the Philippines on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mary Ann directly using the contact details listed above.

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The Law Firm’s Managing Partner, obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from De La Salle University (1995-1998) and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the San Sebastian College of Law (2000-2004). She has extensive exposure to taxation, government contracting, corporate organisation, family law, judicial recognition of foreign judgment, annulment and divorce.

She has worked successively with the Court of Tax Appeals and with the Court of Appeals as an Attorney, developing her expertise in her areas of practice.

Attorneys Jorge Juco and Mary Ann Juco have decades of combined legal experience in a number of fields and are prepared to advise and assist clients with their legal requirements. They build a positive and informed relationship with clients, with dedication to their interests and a focus on results.

What Sets Us Apart?

Unwavering Commitment To Excellence

We are a Philippine Law Firm that builds a positive and informed relationship with our clients that goes beyond the rendering of legal advice.

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Hélène Carvallo

Hélène Carvallo is our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in New York on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Hélène directly using the contact details listed above.

Hélène is a French attorney and mediator residing in New York, dedicated to international family affairs. Admitted to the Paris and New York bars with extensive binational legal practice, Ms. Carvallo is honoured to be a legal adviser for the Consulate General of France in New York.

Through the years Hélène has developed a multilingual international practice, focusing in Matrimonial & Family Law and Estate Planning – Anticipation, Litigation and Settlement – involving cross-border couples and international families.

Within her scope of services are: prenuptial and postnuptial agreements or ‘contrats de marriage’, cross-border separation and divorce, support, division of assets, domestic violence and order of protection, child custody and visitation rights, relocation cases or the enforcement of foreign orders in New York.

Over the years Hélène has also worked as co-counsel on several child abduction cases.

Firm Overview:

The Law Office of Hélène Carvallo focuses on international practice for married and unmarried couples in all areas of family law, including cross border estate planning and inheritance cases.

To better serve our transnational clients, we count on a network of excellent professionals on both sides of the Atlantic who support our team when specific expertise and local intervention is needed.

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Gillian Crandles

Gillian Crandles is our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in Scotland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you would like assistance in this area, please contact Gillian directly using the contact details listed above.

As Managing Partner and head of the Divorce and Family Law team at Turcan Connell, Gillian brings extensive experience to the firm. Gillian is accredited as a specialist in Family Law by The Law Society of Scotland with a particular expertise in complex high net worth cases involving professionals, entrepreneurs, farmers, land and estate owners and those in the public domain, who require a highly proactive approach to sensitive and private matters.

Gillian is dual qualified as a solicitor in Scotland, and in England and Wales, and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. She is frequently instructed in cross border and international cases, particularly so in relation to asset protection, including pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation, disputes regarding children, and in respect of jurisdiction for financial claims.

With an MA (Hons) in Italian and English Literature and LLB from the University of Edinburgh, her training and experience was honed with renowned firms including Dundas & Wilson, Loudons WS and from 2001 onwards Turcan Connell.

Gillian has a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution models. She is an interdisciplinary collaborative practitioner, a trained mediator and a family law Arbitrator.

Gillian is a member of the Family Law Association in Scotland and Resolution in England; member and past secretary of Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (FLAGs); founder member and past secretary of Consensus; fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Gillian has published various articles on family law, was a contributor to the SIFA Handbook on Working with Matrimonial Lawyers, and co-author of Scottish Chapter in ICLG to Family Law 2019. She has spoken at various seminars and conferences to wide-ranging audiences in Scotland, England and Europe.


Chambers and Partners

“Absolutely brilliant, excellent with clients and tenacious; technically skilled at navigating the complexities which arise from cross-border matters and maintains a pragmatic approach.”

“Highly regarded in the market for her work advising on high-value and frequently international matrimonial financial matters. As well as being head of the divorce and family law team, she is also the firm’s managing partner. She is very pragmatic and approachable but happy to dig in when needed. She is very astute in identifying the red line in negotiations and knows when to push and when to let things lie.”

The Legal 500

“In the very top category of family lawyers in Scotland.”

“Offers clients clear and approachable advice. She will tell it as she sees it, is highly knowledgeable and articulate and clients will leave a consultation with all the information they need to make the right decision. Gillian’s management of the team is excellent and she allows her team to get on with their jobs but offers guidance and support when needed.”

Firm Overview:

The vision for Turcan Connell has always been to offer all the professional advice under one roof that an individual might need during their lifetime. This means offering a full range of legal services alongside a complete range of tax services.

We believe that this joined-up, interdisciplinary approach of combining legal and tax expertise really sets Turcan Connell apart and enables us to provide the very best advice and counsel to our clients.

Our team of solicitors are often there at the most important and sometimes difficult times in our client’s lives. Our clients trust us to advise, guide and support them in the right way through changing circumstances, whether on an issue regarding employment or on the breakdown of a relationship.

We recognise that many of our clients lead busy lives and they value our responsive approach. Our solicitors are committed to them and to understanding their circumstances as fully as possible. We want them to succeed, we want to preserve and enhance their wealth now and for future generations and we want to provide sensible and workable solutions for all the issues that they face.

Founded in 1997, today we have 23 partners and staff of around 220 lawyers and tax advisers offering a unique combination of skills and expertise covering tax; estate and succession planning; employment; dispute resolution; entrepreneurs, family and rural businesses; divorce and family; land and property; and charity law.

Turcan Connell’s offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London serve a broad range of clients who value the focus our team of solicitors can bring to their affairs.

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