We are specialised in managing all legal requisites in commercial operations, such as the development, negotiation, analysis and interpretation of business contracts, irrespective of their legal status, terms and conditions.

With a department of tax advisors that complements the legal department, we are able to provide advice regarding the implementation of foreign national companies, the establishment of new commercial companies, and corporate transactions, etc.

We complement our experience in Corporate and Commercial Litigation with Bankruptcy Law, advising companies and individuals in pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy procedures. We have bankruptcy administrator lawyers within our team, who are responsible for identifying the assets of a company and conserving them in so far as is possible.

  • The main areas of practice within the department are:
  • Commercial and international recruitment
  • The establishment of Spanish companies, branches or subsidiaries of foreign companies in Spain
  • Partner agreements – joint ventures
  • Corporate restructuring transactions: mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Advice on all types of corporate agreements such as minutes, increases and decreases in capital, settlements, trading of stocks and shares, etc
  • Advising boards of directors and managing the secretaries of the board
  • Preparation of shareholders meetings, statutory modifications, drafting of all types of contracts
  • Claims for payment
  • Pre-bankruptcy advice, preparation of corporate and accounting documentation, prior negotiation with creditors and non-bankruptcy agreements
  • Preparation and filing of voluntary and compulsory bankruptcy proceedings and legal assistance at all stages of the process
  • Preparation, drafting and negotiation of creditors’ agreements
  • Intervention as bankruptcy administration lawyers
  • Advice and negotiation with bankruptcy administrators, trustees and liquidators
Our specialists

Juan Luis Balmaseda de Ahumada y Díez

As practicing lawyer since 1994, Mr. Balmaseda has extensive experience in public and private law. He specializes in real estate, commercial, civil and criminal law; in addition, he is continuously undertaking training which enables him to consolidate his experience and bring creative legal solutions that are adequate to every client...

Julio Aguado Arrabé

He has previously exercised as independent lawyer in Madrid and Marbella, and he also established and headed a small franchise in the province of Málaga. Once created Balms Abogados, he specialized in Commercial Litigation Law, Mortgage Law and the Urban Planning Law through the Lawyers’ Bar association of Málaga. Furthermore, being Marbella a cosmopolitan and international enclave, he speaks Spanish, English and French...

Juan Camacho Vázquez

Juan Ramón Camacho Vázquez joined the firm in 1998 with the opening of the new office in Galicia as head of the civil and commercial department. He also acts as director of the office in Vigo. Juan Camacho has always focused on civil matters in the commercial area. An expert lawyer in competition law, he currently heads this department, with proven successes, such as the lorry cartel with more than 100 lorries or the milk cartel with around 900 farmers at present.

Jorge Martín Losa

Holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from the Complutense University of Madrid, and a Master in Corporate Legal Counseling from the Instituto de Empresa...

Elisa Saraci

Elisa has been a working as a lawyer since 2011, and she is highly experienced in private law. Her specialization includes international, commercial, real estate and civil law, where she holds extensive experience...

Ignacio Arnau

Manager of Balms Abogados Marbella since 2005. Ignacio’s work involves setting and implementing office strategies (in collaboration with the partners of the firm), leading, coordination of various departments within the company, and managing human and material resources, all to ensure the customers´ needs are being met and that the company is growing...

Francisco Lorenzo Martínez

Lawyer in practice since 1996 with extensive experience in the area of general Procedural Law. Specialized in Criminal Law, Family Law and International Law. Member number 3.880 of the Illustrious Bar Association of Malaga...

Pablo Antonio Sánchez

Lawyer licensed in 2010. Lawyer specialized in Civil Procedural Law, as well as in civil and commercial contractual matters...

Lucas Pintó Ortín

Holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from the Complutense University of Madrid, and a Master in International Law, Trade and International Relations from the Higher Institute of Law and Economics (I.S.D.E.) in Madrid.

Dionisio Peláez de Sarriera

Dionisio Peláez, cursa sus estudios de derecho en el Colegio Universitario San Pablo C.E.U. de Madrid. Una vez finalizados los mismos se colegia por el ICAM en 1990, donde colabora con distintos departamentos del colegio, durante sus inicios profesionales.

Sara Pardo Arza

Law graduate from the University of Santiago de Compostela and Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession from the Autonomous University of Madrid, with honours in Procedural Law, European Union Law and Constitutional Law, among others.

Yolanda Posada González

Graduated in Law from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2013-2017). She also holds a Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession with a specialisation in corporate law from Centro Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) associated with the Complutense University of Madrid.

Patricia Ferreres

Licenciada en Derecho en 2018 por la Universidad CEU San Pablo de Madrid. Obtuvo el Título de Doble Máster en Acceso a la Abogacía y Asesoría Jurídica de Empresa en IE Law Business School (2021). Abogada que actualmente se dedica a las ramas de derecho civil e inmobiliario, así como a materia contractual civil y mercantil. Idiomas: español e inglés.

Sofía Sanmartín Castro

​Licenciada en Derecho y CC.EE. , con la especialidad de Derecho Privado, por ICADE-Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, con la calificación de Sobresaliente.

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