José María Alonso Puig Litigation - Spain

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Paseo de la Castellana, 92
Madrid 28046

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José María Alonso has been the managing partner of Baker & McKenzie in Madrid since 1 July 2013. He is also the head of the Litigation and Arbitration Department in Madrid and a member of the Global Arbitration Practice Group steering committee and the European Disputes Practice Group. He has been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Alonso joined Baker & McKenzie in 2012. Prior to this, he was head of the litigation and arbitration department of J&A Garrigues from 1982 to 2000, managing partner of that firm from June 2000 to September 2009, and coordinator of the international arbitration area and in charge of international relations from September 2009 to December 2012.

Mr. Alonso focuses his practice on litigation relating to the civil and commercial law aspects of contracts and agreements, corporate disputes, disputes over agreements and transactions of a financial and insurance nature, international contracts and foreign investments and insolvencies. In the area of sports law, he focuses on disputes relating to commercial image rights agreements of sportspersons, employment contracts between sportspersons and clubs, agreements for the permanent and temporary transfer of player registrations between football clubs, audiovisual rights agreements, and sponsorship agreements. As an arbitrator, he has acted in more than 150 proceedings in Spain and internationally.

Litigation Law Practice:

We believe that dispute resolution is the ability to tailor specific tools available to our clients’ specific needs and depending on the matter before us, regardless of the jurisdiction. It may even entail involving jurisdictions that would not immediately spring to mind if the tools available there are better serving our clients’ interests.

Litigation and arbitration require specific knowledge and skill. Sometimes we are able to avoid a conflict by managing it at the early stages. If necessary, we defend your interests before a judge or arbitrator. Your interests come first, not only in the Netherlands; our close relationship with our fellow Baker & McKenzie litigators guarantees truly global strength.

Our services comprise not only representation before courts and arbitration institutions, but also injunctive relief, attachments, drafting risk analyses, opinions, risk management and crisis management.

Baker & McKenzie:

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 11,000 people in 77 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – “fluency” – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

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