SLJ ABOGADOS

Areas of Practice

3

Civil litigation

National and international arbitration

Commercial Litigation

Assistance in foreign proceedings and third party funding

Bankruptcy

Corporate Criminal Defence

Exceptional appeals. Appeals to the Supreme Court and Remedy of Review.

Civil litigation

The settlement of civil or patrimonial legal conflicts requires a high level of knowledge and specialisation. At SLJ Abogados we are specialists in the resolution of highly complex disputes.
Our team of professionals represents our clients throughout the entire proceedings in pursuit of their interests.
We have a broad range of experience in litigation on:

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Conflicts related to the process of the purchase of businesses, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and business groupings.

DISPUTES OVER CONTRACTS AND CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES

Disputes deriving from the non-fulfilment, termination or expiry of civil contracts. Claims for damages as a result of claims for consequential damage and loss of earnings.

PROPERTY MATTERS

Litigation related to the acquisition and transfer of real estate assets, disputes between property management companies, holding companies and SOCIMI (Real Estate Investment Trust). Division actions for jointly held assets.

INHERITED ESTATES AND JOINTLY OWNED PROPERTY

Litigation related to wills, actions of petition for and division of inheritances etc. and that related to the dissolution and winding up of jointly owned property.

FINANCIAL AND BANKING PRODUCTS

The defence of banking entities subject to legal action in relation to the purchase of financial products by clients (structured products, multi-currency mortgages, swaps, etc.)

The defence of banking entities and their management in criminal proceedings.

THE APPLICATION OF OVERSEAS SENTENCES

Requests for the recognition and execution in Spain of judgements issued overseas.

Commercial Litigation

Litigation between companies calls for the prior analysis and study of the case in question so that a preliminary as well as a legal strategy can be drafted.
Our legal advice covers all stages of the procedure up to the settlement of the commercial dispute.

DISPUTES BETWEEN MINORITY AND MAJORITY SHAREHOLDERS

The defence of the interests of the minority shareholders in limited liability companies. We draft a strategy with a view to achieving the minority intere’s exit by means of a process of negotiation.

LITIGATION AGAINST SHAREHOLDER'S AGREEMENTS

Litigation shareholder’s agreements which are contrary to the Law, contrary to the articles of association and/or which are damaging to the company interest to the benefit of one or more partners or third parties.

AGENCY, DISTRIBUTION AND SUPPLY CONTRACTS

Disputes in relation to Agency, Distribution or Supply Contracts. Claims for compensation of damages. Claims for client compensation.

UNFAIR COMPETITION AND DEFENCE OF COMPETITION

We advise on legal defence in cases which constitute unfair competition including confusion, dishonesty, detraction, the exploitation of alien reputations, the breach of standards and dumping, among others, as well as the seeking of injunctions to ensure the effectiveness of the sentence.

Legal actions in pursuit of claims for damages due to breaches of the rules provided by the Anti-trust Law.

INDUSTRIAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Litigation in cases related to the protection of trademarks along with intellectual and industrial property rights.

Exceptional appeals. Appeals to the Supreme Court and Remedy of Review.

At SLJ Abogados we provide advice and take action at all stages of the litigation including appeals to the Supreme Court.
We also defend the financial interests of our clients by means of their defence and representation throughout the legal proceedings with a view to achieving the best possible result which fulfils their goals.

APPEALS TO THE SUPREME COURT AND FOR BREACH OF PROCEDURE

We are specialists in the preparation of appeals to the Supreme Court and exceptional appeals for breach of procedure before the Supreme Court.

Appeals for judicial review of confirmed sentences in the Supreme Court.

CRIMINAL APPEALS

We are specialists in the preparations of criminal appeals before de Supreme Court.

Assistance in foreign proceedings and third party funding

Our firm provides assistance in obtaining finance for litigation and arbitration.
We advise our clients on the evolution, coordination and organisation of litigation or arbitration procedures overseas.

SUPPORT AND COORDINATION OF CASES AND/OR ARBITRATION OVERSEAS

We coordinate and direct the legal strategy of our clients in litigation and arbitration cases overseas including the selection of the local legal firm along with the control of legal expenses and intermediation and discussion with the overseas law firm retained to the litigation or arbitration.

THIRD PARTY FUNDING

We assess your case and negotiate in your name with litigation funds with an interest in financing high value litigation and arbitration. This type of finance consists of the assumption by third parties of all of the costs of the litigation in exchange for a part of any sum obtained in the case of a favourable judgement or award.

This type of financing is available for both arbitration proceedings as well as judicial proceedings although it is vital for the case to have a high degree of probability of success (70% or more), as well as a substantial financial interest at stake (from 3 million Euros upwards).

National and international arbitration

We bring together the technical avant-garde with an extensive knowledge of the many types of arbitration available.
We represent national and multi-national companies, governments and financial institutions. We have extensive experience in high value, complex arbitration cases both nationally and internationally.

WE REPRESENT CLIENTS IN ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS BOTH IN SPAIN AND OVERSEAS. WE HAVE EXPERIENCE AS LAWYERS IN ARBITRATION CASES IN THE MAIN ARBITRATION COURTS INCLUDING THE CCI, LONDON COURT OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION, CIMA, SPANISH COURT OF ARBITRATION, ETC.

The present rate of business makes it indispensable to have a speedy and effective system for the solution of disputes.

Arbitration is not only speedy but also confidential and flexible and has now become the mechanism of choice par excellence for the solution of disputes in the world of international commercial relationships.

Bankruptcy

Companies which find themselves in a insolvency need to adopt a different type of mentality to that in times of growth. Where short-term survival is the immediate objective the priority must be to have a clear strategy and the experience necessary for its execution.
We have a great deal of experience in bankruptcy cases and we are fully seized of the pressures and the priorities of a business which is in difficulties.

PRE-WINDING UP NEGOTIATIONS

Informing the courts of the insolvency situation in the company along with the initiation of negotiations with creditors with a view to avoiding bankruptcy or to reach an early creditors agreement.

REQUESTING AND DEALING WITH VOLUNTARY OR OBLIGATORY WINDING UP PROCEEDINGS

The preparation and presentation of voluntary winding up proceedings, the negotiation of a creditors´ agreement or the defining of a strategy for the liquidation of the company.

We seek bankruptcy proceedings for companies as well as individuals.

DEFENSE CREDITORS IN THE BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS

Defense and representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings to ensure their interests and ensure the start of actions to reintegrate company assets.

Corporate Criminal Defense

The business of every company is today subject to scrutiny with a fine-tooth comb by the Government.
Our firm specialises in both the prevention of criminal risk as well as assistance and defence in case of involvement in a criminal case.
The most recent reform of the Criminal Law has placed both businesses as well as their administrators, managers and employees under scrutiny due to the fact that there is the possibility of their involvement in criminal activity.
Compliance with the rules and regulations has taken on extraordinary importance at the heart of any business and therefore it is indispensable to be able to count on a team of experts to provide advice with a view to minimising the potential effects of any accusation.

criminal accusation in financial crimes

The bringing of criminal charges in a case or due to a report on: a) property offences: fraud, theft, misappropriation, punishable insolvency; b) corporate crime and unfair management: c) crimes committed making use of technological media including the disclosure of company secrets and the undermining of the reputation of companies and managers using the internet; d) crimes against intellectual and industrial property rights, etc.

complex offences with an international aspect

Intervention in complex criminal cases and/or with ramifications in other countries. Criminal defence at the National Court.

criminal defence of the company and its managers

The criminal defence of the company and its managers in criminal cases. The criminal liability of legal persons.

Corporate Compliance

Design and implementation of programmes for the prevention of criminal activity within the company. Research of criminal offences committed within the company. Training of managers and employees in preventive criminal compliance.

Daniel Jiménez

Ranked in Chambers directory as a leading litigation lawyer.

Daniel Jiménez impresses interviewees with his technical and practical knowledge, communication skills and commitment.

SLJ Abogados

Nominated for Best Legal Boutique

Daniel Jiménez

Ranked in Chambers directory as a leading litigation lawyer

His broad practice spans civil and criminal litigation and makes him a popular choice for a variety of multinational and Spanish corporations.