Highly qualified team of professionals specialised in the several branches of the law

A LARGE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM

Mariano Zaforteza Fortuny

Civil and commercial law

Raimundo Zaforteza Fortuny

Civil and commercial law

José Zaforteza Fortuny

Criminal law

Mariano Zaforteza Fortuny

Civil and commercial law

Madrid

Graduated in Law in 1981, also obtaining an Extraordinary End of Degree Award, from the University of Navarra. In 1982 he passed the state examination to become a judge and in 1987 was promoted to Magistrate, specialising in Civil and Criminal Law, having achieved the highest grade of all judges in the access examination.

He’s carried out judicial functions in the Courts of First Instance and Instruction as well as in the Civil Sections of the Provincial Courts of the Balearic Islands and Madrid. He was Associate Professor of Civil Law and Procedural Law at the University of the Balearic Islands.

Since 2008 he’s been practising as a specialist lawyer in civil and commercial law.

He’s an Arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration of Madrid.

Raimundo Zaforteza Fortuny

Civil and commercial law

Palma, Madrid

Graduated in Law in 1984 from the University of Navarra.

He’s been practising law since 1985 as a member of the Bar Association of the Balearic Islands.

He’s lectured in Banking Contract Law at the School of Legal Practice of the Bar Association of the Balearic Islands. Member of the Board of Directors of various several commercial enterprises in the sectors of tourism, wealth management and social media and is a trustee of various foundations of a welfare and educational nature.

In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI decorated him with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.

José Zaforteza Fortuny

Criminal law

Palma, Madrid

Graduated in Law from the University of Navarra.

He passed the state examination to become part of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, holding posts in the High Court of Justice of Galicia (Cambados – Villagarcía de Arousa) and in the High Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands. In 2001 he requested a leave of absence from the Public Prosecutor’s Office to devote himself to legal practice, specialising in criminal law.

Juan R. Vivern

Civil law

Eugenia Mir

Administrative law

Eugenia López-Polín

Civil and commercial law

Pedro Morell Pou

Civil and commercial law

Caterina Isern Bestard

Civil, commercial and real estate law

Ignacio Mora

Civil and commercial law

Miguel Arbona

Criminal law

Pedro Mir

Commercial and tax law

Neus Fontrodona

Administrative law

Juan Egea

Civil and commercial law

José Ramón Recalde

Civil and commercial law

Inés Gayá

Administrative law

Juan Llop

Real Estate and Corporate Law

Javier Moya

Civil and criminal law

María Gracia Raya

Accounting and tax law

José Pérez

Administrative, civil and commercial law

Marina Isern Bestard

Tax law

Concepción Medina Corbera

Tax law

Fernando Franco

Civil law

Cristina Cáffaro

Family law

Raquel Arévalo

Family law

José Ignacio Zaforteza

Civil, commercial and real estate law

Santiago Sainz de Baranda y Casado

Commercial, Civil, IP and Competition Law

Juan R. Vivern

Civil law

Palma

Graduated in Law from the University of the Balearic Islands.

He’s been practising law since 1991.

Trustee of various foundations, of a welfare and educational nature.

Eugenia Mir

Administrative law

Palma

Graduated in Law in 1994 from the University of Navarra, when she joined Zaforteza Abogados. She was admitted to the Bar Association of the Balearic Islands in 1995.

Postgraduate specialisation in Urban and Land Planning Law in 2000 from the University and Business Foundation of the University of the Balearic Islands.

She’s been a lecturer in Urban Planning Law at the School of Legal Practice of the Balearics and the University of the Balearic Islands.

Eugenia López-Polín

Civil and commercial law

Palma

Graduated in Law in 1996 from the University of the Balearic Islands. From September 1996 to February 2002 she studied for the state notary public exams at the Fundación Matritense del Notariado.

In May 2002 she joined Zaforteza Abogados, focusing from the beginning on civil law (including family law), and commercial law, especially corporate law.

She’s a non-member Secretary of the Board of Directors of several commercial enterprises.

Pedro Morell Pou

Civil and commercial law

Palma

Graduated in Law in 1994 from the University of Navarra.

Master’s in Taxation in 1995 from the Garrigues Study Centre.

Master’s in Bankruptcy Administration in 2011 from Antonio Nebrija University.

He’s been practising law since 1996.

Caterina Isern Bestard

Civil, commercial and real estate law

Palma

Graduated in Law, specialising in Business, from the University of the Balearic Islands (1999-2003), having completed her final year at the University of Valencia. A finalist for the Extraordinary Degree Award in 2005.

After finishing her degree, she did an internship in several law firms in Edinburgh (Scotland), where she lived for a couple of years.

She joined Zaforteza Abogados in September 2006.

Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English.

Ignacio Mora

Civil and commercial law

Madrid

He graduated in Law from the University of Granada and earned a Master’s in Law from the Higher Institute of Law and Economics (I.S.D.E)/Les Heures, University of Barcelona.

He’s been a practising lawyer for the Granada Bar Association since 2002 and the Madrid Bar Association since 2006. He’s provided his services in the legal departments of URBASER, S.A. (ACS Group) and REPSOL, S.A.

A specialist in procedural and also insurance law (professional civil liability in engineering, architecture and medical-healthcare), banking law (contracts and abusive clauses) and construction law.

He’s collaborated in the Master’s degree in Energy Law, at the Higher Institute of Energy, in collaboration with Cremades & Calvo Sotelo; training courses for the business units of Repsol, S.A.

Miguel Arbona

Criminal law

Palma, Madrid

He graduated in Law in 1988 from the University of the Balearic Islands.

He embarked on his judicial career after passing the state competitive examination in 1991, holding posts in Courts of First Instance and Instruction in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. He was a member of the Governing Chamber of the High Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands.

In 1998 he was promoted to the rank of Magistrate. Since then, his judicial work has focused exclusively on the criminal field. For three years he worked for a Court specialising in the enforcement of criminal sentences.

In 2007 he moved to the Criminal Sections of the Provincial Court of Palma de Mallorca. He was also Associate Professor at the University of the Balearic Islands in its the Commercial Law area between 2002 and 2007.

In 2011 he requested a leave of absence from his judicial career to join Zaforteza Abogados.

Pedro Mir

Commercial and tax law

Palma

“Graduate in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid. Commercial qualification: Diploma in Business Studies from the University of the Balearic Islands.

Accounts Auditor.

Master’s in Financial Operations and Services from the Institute of Financial Studies in Madrid.

Master’s in Tax Consultancy and Taxation from the Centre of Financial Studies.”

Neus Fontrodona

Administrative law

Palma

Graduate in Law from the University of Barcelona. Postgraduate in Legal Practice from the ICAB. Master’s in Real Estate and Urban Planning Law, and Building and Construction Law from the Pompeu Fabra University-IDEC. Member of the Bar Association of the Balearic Islands since 2002.

She began her professional career as a legal advisor on public procurement at the Tenders Office of the Architects’ Association of Catalonia.

At the end of 2003 she joined the department of administrative and town planning law of the law firm Gil-Vernet, Martí, Orpinell i Solé Advocats Associats, in Barcelona.

Since 2012 she’s been part of the legal team at Zaforteza Abogados, advising individuals, companies, compensation boards, architects and public administrations on urban planning and management and intervention in building and land use. Her work also extends to other branches of administrative law, especially public procurement, compulsory purchase, asset liability and disciplinary law.

Juan Egea

Civil and commercial law

Madrid

Degree in Law (Erasmus Scholarship in Pau-France).

Diploma in Business Studies from the University of Zaragoza.

Master’s in Corporate Legal Consultancy from the Institute of Business.

Specialist in commercial and corporate law, renewable energy operations, project finance, supply, construction and assembly, subcontracting, EPC contracts, O&M.

He was part of the ISOFOTON companies, as Director of Legal Consultancy in Malaga and, before that, he was an Associate in the Commercial Area of ERNST&YOUNG Abogados.

José Ramón Recalde

Civil and commercial law

Madrid

Member of the Bar Association of Madrid since 2006.

Between 1988 and 2000 he held various management positions in the insurance companies Grupo MutuAvenir, Agrupació Mutua and British Life. Between 2000 and 2013 he was General Manager and CEO of the insurance companies of the AMIC Group (Mutualidad de Ingenieros) and Director of the group’s subsidiaries. During this period he was also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Confederation of Social Insurance Entities (CNEPS) and was a member of the Institute of Directors-Administrators (IC-A).

In 2013 he joined Zaforteza Abogados Madrid to practice as a lawyer specialising in procedural law, in which he’s gained extensive experience, mainly in litigation on the following matters: Insurance law (professional civil liability for engineering, architecture and medical-healthcare, as well as general civil liability and for injuries in traffic accidents), banking law (contracts and abusive clauses), construction law (building regulations), real estate law (urban leases, horizontal property and real estate transactions) and family and inheritance law (divorces and inheritance).

Inés Gayá

Administrative law

Palma

Law degree from the Catholic University of Santa Fe, Argentina (2000).

MBA (Master in Business Administration) from the Pontifical University of Madrid, ICADE (2001-2002).

She gained official recognition of her Argentinean law degree, earning an equivalent Spanish law degree, at the University of the Balearic Islands (2004).

She’s been practising as a lawyer since 2004, specialising in administrative law.

She joined Zaforteza Abogados in 2014, in Palma de Mallorca.

Juan Llop

Real Estate and Corporate Law

Palma

Graduate in Law from the University of Barcelona.

Master’s in Corporate Legal Consultancy from the Institute of Business (IE).

Admission to the Bar Association of Madrid in 2010.

Before joining Zaforteza Abogados, he worked for several years at the law firms Cuatrecasas and also KPMG Abogados, both in their offices in Madrid. He’s developed his professional career in the area of commercial law, specifically in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and the Finance departments.

Javier Moya

Civil and criminal law

Madrid

Law, Development and Diplomacy Program (Georgetown University – Washington, D.C., USA), in 2009.

In 2011 he graduated in Law and obtained a diploma in Business Studies from the Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid (ICADE). From 2011 to 2013 he was a candidate for the Judicial and Public Prosecutor’s Office. Diploma from the School of Legal Practice of the Complutense University of Madrid in 2014. Diploma in the High Specialisation Course in Economic Criminal Law (2019-2020) given by the Complutense University of Madrid and Oliva-Ayala Abogados.

He joined Zaforteza Abogados in 2014. His professional work focuses on civil and criminal procedural law including, in the civil area, bringing extraordinary appeals for infringement and cassation before the First Chamber of the Supreme Court.

Languages: Spanish and English.

María Gracia Raya

Accounting and tax law

Palma

Degree in Business Administration and Management from UDIMA.

Internship in hotel administration department.

She joined Zaforteza Abogados in October 2014, working in accounting, corporate tax and VAT for several companies.

José Pérez

Administrative, civil and commercial law

Madrid

Graduate in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and a practising lawyer since 1996.

Master’s in Tax Law from the Centre of Financial Studies, and in the Business and Law of Telecommunications, Audiovisuals and the Internet from the Institute of Stock Market Studies.

He was a lawyer in the Legal department of Telefónica from 1996 to 2018, and Manager of Legal Consultancy department for Administrative, Civil and Criminal Law of Telefónica España from 2007 to 2018.

He’s a lawyer with the Bar Association of Madrid, specialising in civil, commercial and administrative procedural law.

Marina Isern Bestard

Tax law

Palma

Degree in Business Administration and Management, specialising in taxation, from the Autonomous University of Madrid (2010).

Master’s in Taxation from the Barcelona School of Management of the Pompeu Fabra University (2012).

Prior to joining Zaforteza Abogados, she spent five years at the international firm Crowe Horwath in Barcelona and three years at the German law firm European Accounting in Palma.

She’s developed her professional career in the general taxation area (companies, VAT and individuals), specialising in tax planning and advice for high net worth individuals and non-doms.

Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English.

Concepción Medina Corbera

Tax law

Palma

Graduate with a Master’s Degree in Law from ESADE in 2009.

Admission to the Bar Association of Barcelona in 2009, changing her membership to the Bar Association of the Balearic Islands in 2020.

She completed the Management Development Plan at Esade Business & Law School in 2016, as well as a course on the Fundamentals of HR Direction, Human Resources Management and Personnel Administration from 2016 to 2017.

Prior to joining Zaforteza Abogados, she worked for 9 years at PwC in their Barcelona office. She’s developed her professional career in the area of tax law, specifically in the High Net Worth and Family Business departments and in the Global Mobility department (international movement of people).

Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English.

Fernando Franco

Civil law

Madrid

Graduate in Law from the University of Navarra.

Doctorate in Law from the University of Vigo with the qualification of “cum laude”, unanimously.

Extraordinary Doctorate Award, Law qualification, granted by the Governing Council of the University of Vigo.

Civil servant in the Senior Administration Corps of the regional government de Galicia (group A), on voluntary leave of absence.

Full Professor of Civil Law at the University of Vigo.

Internship at the Institute of Global Law (Faculty of Laws, University College London) in London (United Kingdom), to carry out a comparative study of English and Spanish tort law.

Cristina Cáffaro

Family law

Palma

Graduated in Law in 2005 from the University of Barcelona and then took a Master’s in Law at the Higher Institute of Law and Economics (2005-2006).

Practising lawyer since 2006, starting her professional career at Tamborero Abogados, a Barcelona law firm specialiced exclusively in family law, moving to Palma de Mallorca in 2012, where her usual practice has been litigation before the Courts in any area of family law.

Member of the Spanish Association of Family Lawyers.

Raquel Arévalo

Family law

Palma

Graduate in Law with a postgraduate in Civil Litigation from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

A member of the Bar Association of the Balearic Islands since 2008, she began practising as a general lawyer, specialising shortly afterwards in Family Law, a legal field in which she’s discovered the importance of negotiation and mediation in order to resolve a large number of family conflicts by achieving agreement between the different parties, especially when minors are involved.

She has specialised postgraduate qualifications in the Mediation of Family Conflicts from the University of the Balearic Islands in 2013, being entered in the Register of Family Mediators of the Family Mediation Service and registered with the Institute of Mediation of the Balearic Islands.

José Ignacio Zaforteza

Civil, commercial and real estate law

Palma

Graduated in Law from the University of Navarra.

Dual Master’s degree in Access to the Legal Profession and Corporate Legal Consultancy from the Institute of Business (IE).

Admission to the Bar Association of Madrid in 2019.

Before joining Zaforteza Abogados, he worked in the Civil and Commercial Litigation teams at PwC and Pérez-Llorca, both in their Madrid offices.

Santiago Sainz de Baranda y Casado

Commercial, Civil, IP and Competition Law

Palma

Law degree from Universidad San Pablo CEU.

Practicing lawyer at the Madrid Bar Association since 1990. Since then, he has worked mainly in the corporate field; RTVE, Grupo DRAGADOS and Grupo URBASER.

He is specialized in corporate-commercial, civil, environmental, competition, R&D&I and IP matters, as well as financial and banking, executing and coordinating numerous corporate transactions, mergers, acquisitions and project finance, EPC, O&M and Interfase contracts, transfer pricing, Joint Ventures, UTEs, associative contracts and Due Diligence processes.

In addition to being a legal advisor, he has held the position of director, secretary of the board and legal counsel, in numerous Boards of Directors, Advisory Boards and Sectorial Associations, having been a member of the Legal Commission of the CEOE (Spanish Confederation of Employers’ Organizations).

He has been elected individually several years, by the prestigious publication “The LEGAL 500 (Iberia)” as one of the most influential corporate lawyers, being also recognized in several editions, the Legal Team he headed.

In 2024 he joined ZAFORTEZA ABOGADOS.