Since 2005, our Madrid office has been a business hub on the Iberian Peninsula and a gateway to Latin America. Our one-firm approach means we’re poised to collaborate with you to achieve your strategic goals – both in Spain and beyond.

With deep client and sector knowledge at the heart of what we do, our lawyers understand the unique commercial challenges facing businesses in the digital age. 

We work closely with you to understand exactly how our market-leading expertise can help your business to thrive. With over 70 lawyers operating in Spain, we’ll tailor our legal advice and services to your needs, no matter how complex your situation.  

Our long-standing sectorial approach allows us not only to respond to your business' legal issues, but also to help you define the strategic focus of your business. We have a strong specialisation in Technology & Communications, Life Sciences, Energy, Financial Services, Food & Beverage and Hotels & Leisure. 

Over the past two decades, our dynamic Spanish team has paved the way for legal innovation across Europe in Intellectual Property, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Privacy & Data Protection, Employment and Public Procurement law, among others. 

We have strong links with our partner firms in Latin America and work with them regularly, especially in Cuba. We also work closely with Sérvulo & Associados in Portugal.

Our clients trust us in building sustainable, forward-looking solutions that grow and adapt just as seamlessly as their businesses.

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Bird & Bird appoints Energy & Utilities expert José de Santiago Forn as partner in Madrid

Sep 11 2023

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Bird & Bird expands partnership in Madrid with the addition of two new partners

Sep 04 2023

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Bird & Bird appoints 30 to Partner, 3 to Senior Counsel, 2 to Special Counsel, 24 to Counsel and 4 to Legal Director in annual global promotion round

May 02 2023

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Bird & Bird partnership reappoints Graeme Maguire as Chair

Mar 29 2023

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Bird & Bird and OXYGY today announce together with the European Commission that applications are now open for the first cohort of the European Blockchain Sandbox

Feb 14 2023

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Bird & Bird and Racine advise Free2move (Stellantis Group) on the signing of agreements for the acquisition of Share Now

Jun 01 2022

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In autumn 2012 the leading corporate finance journal Acquisition International recognized our Madrid office in their 2012 Legal Awards, naming the team Spanish Energy Law Firm of the Year.

Two of our partners (Hermenegildo Altozano and Javier Fernández-Samaniego) were recognised as the best specialists in their areas in Spain by Best Lawyers.

Our office is also highly ranked in several legal directories: Competition/European law: "The Madrid branch of this prestigious international firm covers the whole breadth of Spanish and EU competition issues. Recently, the six-strong team handled a number of high-profile litigation cases concerning abuse of dominant position, price-fixing and state aid. Sources say: 'The lawyers understand our problems and the internal workings of the Spanish Competition Authority extremely well, and are imaginative and responsive.'"

Chambers Europe 2012, Spain

Corporate/M&A: "This seven-member corporate team serves an impressive list of domestic and international names, working on M&A, spin-offs, joint ventures and restructurings. It recently advised BT on the restructuring of its business in Spain through the merger of several entities, including the winding-up of a Spanish branch. Sources say: 'A solid corporate department which houses some talented lawyers that clients love to work with.'"

Chamber Europe 2012, Spain

Intellectual Property: "This international heavyweight has cultivated a strong profile in IP. The team covers the full range of IP matters and is praised by clients and peers alike. Sources say: 'Outstanding multi-jurisdictional capabilities, excellent client service and sound business judgment.'"

Chambers Europe 2012, Spain

Life Sciences: "This international firm's IP and public law practices collaborate successfully to serve a large life sciences client base. The team has advised several research institutions of late, including Fundación Pública Andaluza Progreso y Salud, on the contractual aspects of research and development agreements and licences. Sources say: 'This customer-oriented team stands out because of its knowledge, flexibility and availability.' 'Its network of contacts, the multidisciplinary team and its global knowledge make the client feel at ease and well represented.'"

Chambers Europe 2012, Spain

TMT (Communications, Media): "This international powerhouse is a market leader in the IT area. It advises a wide and varied client base on contentious and non-contentious matters. Recent highlights include representing Ahorro Corporación in a deal with INDRA to outsource IT infrastructure and applications for seven years. The TMT practice also assists media companies such as Time Warner and Mediabrands, and magazines such as Semana. The telecoms side of the practice has lately been strengthened by recruitment. It recently represented Nuance Communications/Spinvox in negotiations with a global telecoms company.'Outstanding technical knowledge of the IT sector.'"

Chamber EMEA 2012, Spain

I get the impression that the lawyers are willing to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are absolutely committed to getting the deal done.

Chambers Europe 2016

“We had an extremely tight timeframe and they did an exceptional job.”

Chambers Europe 2017

“I am really happy to be working with them; they really know the energy sector and the legislation very well.”

Chambers Europe 2018

Expert litigator Coral Yáñez is "very clear and direct, with well-founded ideas that give you a lot of security."

Chambers Europe 2017

Bird & Bird has a market-leading team consists of ‘extraordinary specialist’ partners. The practice is notable for its work on data protection projects, and is also experienced in complex regulatory and contentious matters. On the transactional side, We advised Triodos Bank on the future outsourcing of its banking platform.


“Focusing on disputes, but also providing sound strategic guidance from the moment of a brand’s inception, Bird & Bird is a prime destination for rights holders with global concerns”

WTR 1000 2017

“Serving up holistic brand protection guidance, Bird & Bird’s Spanish garrison comes into its own when contentious circumstances arise: it dazzles before the courts, the EUIPO and in settlement negotiations”

WTR 1000 2018