Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo

Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo is a law firm headquartered in Madrid with locations in eight countries. Founded in Madrid in 1995, the firm is chaired by Javier Cremades, founding partner, and integrates lawyers specialized in several discipline of law.[1]

Cremades & Calvo Sotelo
OfficesSpain, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, France, Puerto Rico, Chile, Israel
Date founded1995
FounderJavier Cremades


Started in 1995, the firm was renamed "Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo" in 2000, when Santiago Calvo-Sotelo and Olry de Labry, grandson of politician José Calvo Sotelo, joined the firm.

In its beginnings, the firm was classified as a legal boutique, specialized in ICT law, but over the years it has established itself in all areas of Law. It is one of the law firms in Spain that offers global services  from legal perspective: institutional relations, business development, and lobbying services.[2]

The firm has defended numerous groups at different circumstances through class actions.[3][4] The firm has also stood out for representing the Venezuelan opposition in the defense of Leopoldo López.[5]

Collective actionEdit

The firm has a department within the procedural law area dedicated to collective actions, inaugurated with the creation of the Spanish Association of Minority Shareholders of Listed Companies (AEMEC).[1] Thus, throughout its trajectory, the firm has legally represented various groups such as: former shareholders of Galerías Preciados regarding the expropriation of Rumasa (2002);[6] those affected by the Madoff case;[7] those affected by the closure of the airspace on the bank holiday of Constitution Day 2010;[8] claimants of the listing of Bankia on the Spanish Stock Market;[9] claimants of the sale of Banco Popular; claimants of the volatilization of savings in Novo Banco;[10] defense of minority shareholders in the MasMovil group and the delisting of the company from the Stock Market;[11] representation of Portland in FCC takeover bid;[12] or the revocation and restitution of the yacht Fortuna to the Foundation for Culture and Tourism of the Balearic Islands,[13] and the claims of the relatives of the elderly who have perished from the Covid19 pandemic in nursing homes and geriatric centers.[14]

Practice areas and officesEdit

Corporate and M&A; Procedural law; Civil, family and inheritance law; Personal injury and insurance; Real estate law; Criminal law; Human rights; Administrative law; New technologies and data protection; Immigration law; Intellectual and industrial property and competition law; Tax law; Labor law;Institutional relations, lobbying and business development.

Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo has fifteen delegations and is present in eight countries (Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Paris, Puerto Rico, Santiago de Chile and Tel Aviv).[1] It has promoted the creation of professional groups of law firms and international associations of a legal nature: Euro-Latam Lex, [15] the International Financial Litigation Network, network made up of more than twenty international law firms.[16] Since 2019, Javier Cremades has held the presidency of the World Jurist Association, present in 85 countries and with consultative status before the United Nations.[17]

Law SchoolEdit

The company incorporates between 15 and 20 new lawyers each year through a dual system, where the selected lawyers work as lawyers and at the same time are trained with a Master's degree in one of the firm's specialties. Since 1998 Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo has collaborated with several universities for the development of different postgraduate courses, as the Master in Telecommunications, Internet and Audiovisual Business and Law (XXIV editions); Master in Energy Business and Law (XVIII editions) and a Master in Business Legal Advice Management (XV editions).[18]

In 2018, together with the European University, the firms created the Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo Law School.[19] In 2020 an Agreement was signed with the San Pablo-CEU University.[20] Every year there is a call for partial and full scholarships for the completion of the different master's degrees.[21]

Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo has an Advisory board made up of qualified professionals from the world of politics, economics, diplomacy and national and international law.[22]


The company is was ranked the sixth most prestigious firm in Spain by Forbes in 2014.[23] The legal guide Best Lawyers included thirty lawyers from the firm in 2020.[24]


  1. ^ a b c Redaccion (2010-11-05). "Entrevista con Javier Cremades, socio director de Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo". Diario Jurídico (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  2. ^ "Los bufetes ganan más de cien millones por su labor de 'lobby'". Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  3. ^ Relaño, Victor (2002-11-24). "Se buscan 20.000 accionistas de Galerías". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  4. ^ February 23, Brian Baxter |; AM, 2009 at 12:00. "Madoff Victims' Lawyers Establish Global Alliance in Madrid". Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  5. ^ "Cremades, abogado de Leopoldo López, lamenta la "torpeza" de España". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 2019-01-25. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  6. ^ Relaño, Victor (2002-11-24). "Se buscan 20.000 accionistas de Galerías". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  7. ^ Baxter, Brian. "Madoff Victims' Lawyers Establish Global Alliance in Madrid". Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  8. ^ "Sala de Prensa" Web Page Afectados por el Bloqueo Aéreo
  9. ^ S.A, Web Financial Group. "Bankia usará la sentencia para intentar salir airosa de las demandas de los accionistas". BOLSAMANIA (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  10. ^ "Un juez investiga la 'volatilización' de 4,1 millones de una familia en Novo Banco". ELMUNDO (in Spanish). 2020-11-17. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  11. ^ (2020-10-29). "Uno de los accionistas del grupo Masmóvil denuncia irregularidades en la OPA del operador". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  12. ^ Simón, Pablo Martín (2020-08-28). "El Supremo fijará si hubo conflicto de intereses en la opa de FCC sobre Portland". Cinco Días (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  13. ^ H, Creada (2013-08-20). "Comienzan los trámites para que el yate "Fortuna" sea restituido a quienes lo donaron". La Razón (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  14. ^ Press, Europa (2020-05-18). "La plataforma 'Afectados Coronavirus' demandará a la Generalitat de Cataluña por la gestión de las residencias". Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  15. ^ "Euro Latam Lex | Mutual Exchange of knowledge and expertise". Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  16. ^ Minder, Raphael (2013-05-21). "International Law Firms Unite to Fight Fraud". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  17. ^ Abogacía Española (February 21, 2019). ""El jurista Javier Cremades se convierte en el primer español en asumir la presidencia de la World Jurist Association"". Retrieved April 21, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ Consejo General del Notariado (September 7, 2004). "El nuevo Master en negocio y derecho de las telecomunicaciones, internet y audiovisual estará coorganizado por el IEB, Accenture, Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo y el Consejo general del notariado".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "La Universidad Europea y Cremades & Calvo Sotelo inauguran un nuevo curso académico de la Escuela de Abogados". Lawyerpress NEWS (in Spanish). 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  20. ^ Press, Europa (2020-03-04). "San Pablo CEU crea con el despacho Cremades-Calvo Sotelo el I Máster en Derecho Empresarial de Nuevas Tecnologías". Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  21. ^ Judicial, El Confidencial (2019-07-15). "El bufete Cremades & Calvo Sotelo convoca diez becas para jóvenes abogados". El Confidencial Judicial (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  22. ^ "El despacho de Javier Cremades ficha a Cebrián para su consejo asesor". (in Spanish). 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  23. ^ "Cuatrecasas, el tercer despacho de abogados más influyente de España". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  24. ^ "Best Lawyers List for Spain". Retrieved 2021-04-21.

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