Practice Areas

Our Team
Since its foundation, A. RODRÍGUEZ-ARIAS ABOGADOS has offered its services mainly in the area of private law and counselling of companies, advising on civil, commercial, procedural, banking and labour issues.

Commercial

Our services in the commercial area embrace all fields of company law. Our regular services thus include counselling companies on corporate issues, incorporation, winding-up, mergers, divisions, capital increases and reductions, company secretary duties, moving registered offices from one country to another, providing advice for different types of negotiations, drafting, checking and preparing contracts, shareholder agreements, purchase and sale of companies, etc.

We are particularly well versed in the *laws on banking and collective investment undertakings.* We have provided counselling to numerous Spanish and foreign banks right from their early days in their everyday activities, and specifically in preparing and checking credit and loan agreements, guarantees, powers of attorney, bank dynamics, implementations of new legal provisions affecting their everyday operations, etc.

Parallel to this banking activity, we provide significant services for collective investment undertakings (CIUs and UCITS) and investment firms. We have been engaged for the organisation and daily counselling of several collective investment undertakings management companies, securities brokers and dealers, financial counselling firms and numerous **open-end investment companies (SICAV), investment funds and hedge funds, and for the marketing in Spain of foreign collective investment undertakings (cross-border marketing).

Through these activities, our firm has constant contact with the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), MAB (Alternative Investment Market - AIM), Stock Markets, IBERCLEAR, Bank of Spain and other organisations and institutions involved in the creation and supervision of these undertakings.

Also, we provide counselling on the drafting and negotiation of contracts for clinical trials by international laboratories at different hospitals in Spain.

Procedural

We have a department dealing specifically with procedural issues, which acts in the different jurisdictions and instances (civil, commercial, insolvency, labour and judicial review).

Civil

This covers all areas of civil law, including the drafting and defence of all kinds of contractual relationships, especially wills and inheritance, and rural and urban leases.

Labour

Closely related with counselling for companies, we also provide services on labour issues, including the drafting of contracts, advice, acting before the labour courts in any actions and claims filed in respect of labour issues, collective agreements, layoff proceedings or other labour force adjustment plans, etc.

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