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Pedro L. Yúfera Sales

LAWYER - PARTNER

AREAS:

  • Civil law
  • Commercial and Company Law
  • Real-State
  • Inheritance law
  • Litigation Law and Arbitrations

LANGUAGES:
English, French, Catalan and Spanish.

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  • Bachelor of laws by the University of Barcelona, (1979).
  • Bachelor of Political and Sociology Sciences at the University Complutense of Madrid, (1987).
  • Diploma in European Communities by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic School of Madrid, (1980).
  • Diploma in Recent Developments in U.S. Law at Fordham Law School, (2012).

Activities / areas of action / Member:

  • Lawyer since 1979. Founding partner of YÚFERA ABOGADOS, with office at Barcelona and Tarragona.
  • President of the Barcelona’s Bar Association, (2009-2013).
  • Vice-president of the Barcelona’s Bar Association, (2005-2009).
  • Vice President of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers (CGAE), (2009-2011).
  • President of the Catalonia Intercollegiate, (2011-2013).
  • President of the Board of Catalonia’s Bar Association (CICAC), (2012-2013).
  • Member of the Catalan Civil Law Codification Commission, (2012-2016).
  • Honorary member of the Union of European Lawyers (UAE).
  • Member of the board of the Presidency of the International Union of Lawyers (UIA), (2010-2013).
  • Technical adviser of la Caixa d‘Advocats and of IURIS SEGUR, (2005-2009).
  • Member of the Barcelona’s Bar Association Scientific Committee, (1998-2010).
  • Member of the Administration and Justice Relations Committee, (1999-2001).
  • President of the Barcelona’s Bar Association civil law department, (1994-1998).

Teaching activities/educational work:

  • Professor in de Catalonia’s International University, teaching arbitration law, since 2014.
  • Civil Law teacher in the Central University of Barcelona, (1982-2000).
  • Associated Civil law teacher in ESADE (Law University Ramon Llull), (2000-2010).
  • Teacher in the Judicial Practice master’s degree of the Barcelona’s Bar Association, since 1995.
  • He has given courses and conferences on civil, commercial and arbitration law in Spain, (Madrid, Valencia, Málaga, Sevilla, Alicante, Pamplona, A Coruna, Tarragona, Girona) and abroad (Peru, Costa Rica, Tangier, Geneva, Clermont-Ferrand, Aix-en-Provence, London, Miami, Buenos Aires, Panama, Milan, Istanbul, Berlin, Guatemala).

Publications:

  • Co-author of the book “Guía práctica de alquileres. Ninguna pregunta de arrendamiento de vivienda sin respuesta” Ed. Atelier, Barcelona. 1st. edition, 2016 and 2nd. edition, 2019.
  • Co-author of the book “Guía práctica de la Comunidad de Propietarios en Cataluña. Como evitar problemas legales con tus vecinos. Contiene modelos imprescindibles de gestión de la comunidad” Ed. Atelier, Barcelona 2015.
  • Co-author of the book “Propiedad Horizontal de Cataluña. Comentarios, y Formularios. Ley 5/2015, de 13 de mayo, de modificación del Libro Quinto del Código Civil de Cataluña”, 2015. Ed. Sepín.
  • Co-author of the “Diccionario Terminológico del Arbitraje Nacional e Internacional (comercial y de Inversiones)”.  Editorial Palestra, Lima, November 2011.
  • Author of the report requested by the Catalan Government, in relation to proposals for modifying the Catalan civil code “Capítol III: Règim jurídic de la propietat horitzontal del Llibre Cinquè del Codi Civil de Catalunya”, Barcelona, 2009.
  • Co-author of the book “Propiedad Horizontal. Ley 5/2006, de 10 de mayo, del Libro Quinto del Código Civil de Cataluña. Comentarios, Procesos Judiciales y Formularios”, 2007, Ed. Sepín.
  • Arrendamientos Urbanos. Análisis práctico de la normativa arrendaticia aplicable, sistematizada por conceptos”, Ed. Bosch, Barcelona 2000 (1st. edition), 2001 (2nd. edition), 2006 (3th. edition).
  • Author and director of the course “Materiales sobre Arrendamientos Urbanos por Internet” Ed. “La Ley Actualidad”, with the collaboration of the University,  Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
  • “Legislación comparada sobre Oficina de Farmacia en España y en la CEE”, published by the Pharmacists' College of Navarra, Pamplona, 1984.
  • He has published numerous articles on legal civil, commercial and arbitration issues in several sector magazines, among which are: “Revista jurídica de Catalunya”, “Revista de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra”, “Revista de la Cámara de la Propiedad Urbana de Barcelona”, “Revista SEPIN”.

Specific in arbitration

Teaching activities/educational work

  • Associate professor at the Catalonia’s International University (UIC), teaching Arbitration Law, since 2014

Positions on committees, commissions and boards exclusively in Arbitration

  • Member of the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration (AFA).
  • President of the Catalan Arbitration Association, which integrates the Barcelona Arbitration Court (2009-2013).
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Barcelona Arbitration Court (TAB), (2008-2009).
  • Member of the Arbitration Spanish Club (CEA).

 Congresses, conferences and seminars

 - As Speaker:

  •  Conferencia Inte1st. Peru-Spain International Conference: “Requisitos para ser árbitro, ¿Existe un estándar de revelación? Causales de recusación”, organized by the Peru Arbitration Institute and the Spanish Arbitration Club, Peru Chapter. Lima, November 7, 2019.
  • XIII International Arbitration Congress, participating in the panel: “¿Es urgente y necesaria la fijación de criterios jurisprudenciales predecibles por las cortes nacionales sobre los cuestionamientos a los laudos arbitrales?”. Lima on April 24-26, 2019.
  • Arbitration Conference in Tarragona, participating in the 2nd round: “Laudo, costas y ejecución. Anulación y Revisión”, organized by the Tarragona’s Bar Association, (ICAT), and the Arbitral Tribunal of Tarragona, (TAT). Tarragona March 14, 2019.
  • 5th Edition of the Interuniversity Commercial Arbitration Competition, organized by the Resolution Commission of the Chamber of Industry of Guatemala (CRECIG) with the support of the KONRAD ADENAUER FOUNDATION, he gave the conference: “¿Hacia dónde va el arbitraje?”, at the awards ceremony. Guatelama, February 6 and 7, 2019.
  • Within the Symposium on Copyright and Related Rights organized by the CRECIG, he gave the conference on “Derechos de Autor y Derechos Conexos en el mundo actual”, and was panelist in the first panel on "Alcance de los Derechos de Autor y Derechos Conexos, Observancia y Arbitrabilidad". Guatelama, February 7, 2019.
  • Seventh meeting of the Central American and Caribbean Arbitration Group – Costa Rica 2017, participating in the Round Table: “El Espacio Iberoamericano y la Seguridad Jurídica”. Costa Rica, October 19, 2017.
  • Fifth International Investment Arbitration Seminary, organized by the Peru Arbitration Institute, (IPA), participating in the “Las Propuestas de la creación de un Tribunal Europeo de arbitraje de inversión para suplantar los paneles “tradicionales” elegidos por las partes”. Lima, October 2 and 3, 2017.
  • Seminar in Law: “Ética y Arbitraje: Análisis Internacional: Australia-Europa", organized by the University CEF-Udima (Spain), the University of Notre Dame of Sydney (Australia) and the Royal Academy of Caselaw and Spanish Regulation, in collaboration with the Ibero-American Arbitration Center (CIAR). Madrid, November 22, 2016.
  • Jornada sobre actuaciones periciales económico-financieras en el ámbito judicial/arbitral”, taught on November 27, 2015, at the Barcelona’s Board of Auditors Association.
  • “Curso de Formación de Árbitros”, with the lecture “El deber de introspección y revelación”, organized by the Barcelona Arbitration Court and the Law University, UIC, on October 7, 2015.
  • “Curso de Arbitraje”, taught from September 29 to December 10, 2014, at the Barcelona’s Bar Association, with the lecture “El proceso arbitral” October 29, 2014.

 - As a Moderator:

  • Fifth International Arbitration Congress organized by the Barcelona’s Bar Association, “Back to the future – Fitth Part: The Shape of Flexibility” moderating the round table “Ratatouille: “Las deliberaciones y decisión del Tribunal Arbitral”. Barcelona, October 25 and 26, 20188.

 Publications

  • Article “El arbitraje y la Ley de Propiedad Horizontal: una nueva oportunidad”. Propiedad Horizontal Catalunya: cuaderno jurídico, nº 38. Sepín Editorial Jurídica. August, 2014.
  • "Comentarios a AAP Madrid (Sec. 10a), de 7 de junio de 2012”. Tribunal Arbitral de Barcelona, (TAB). Anuario de justicia alternativa derecho arbitral, 2012.

 Experience in arbitration proceedings

  • He has participated as an arbitrator, co-arbitrator and / or president of the Arbitral Tribunal in more than 30 domestic and international arbitrations.
  • As a lawyer he has participated in more than 15 arbitrations.

Merche Portabella Rodríguez

LAWYER - PARTNER

AREAS:

  • Commercial, Company and Bankruptcy Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions or corporations
  • Competition law
  • Transport Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

LANGUAGES:
English, Catalan and Spanish

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  • Bachelor of laws by the University of Barcelona
  • Became Member of the Barcelona’s Bar Association in 1992 an of the Tarragona’s Bar Association in 1999
  • Master’s degree on Company Law by the University of Barcelona and Registration Studies Centre, in 1994
  • Bankruptcy administrator
  • Inheritance accountant and auditor

Marta Legarreta Fontelles

LAWYER - PARTNER

AREAS:

  • Real State
  • Civil Law
  • Recovery debts
  • Matrimonial law
  • Arbitrations
  • Litigation law

 

LANGUAGES:
English, Catalan and Spanish

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  • Bachelor of laws by the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona, 1996.
  • Judicial Practice School 1996-1998.
  • Became member of the Barcelona’s Bar Association in 1998.
  • Master’s Degree in Family Law, University of Barcelona in 1999.
  • Holder of a Diploma on Insurance contracts and civil responsibility, 2003-2004 in the Barcelona’s Bar Association.
  • Holder of a Diploma in Real-Sate, ESADE.

Academic activities:

  • Teacher of Real-State law in ESADE, in the University of Barcelona and in the Barcelona’s Bar Association.
  • Form master of judges in practices in collaboration with CGAE.

Member of:

  • Secretary of the Civil department in the Barcelona’s Bar Association 2000-2007, and organizer of conferences and courses in Barcelona’s Bar Association.
  • Member of the Administrators Board for the Master’s degree in Property Law in conjunction with the College of Recorders of Catalonia.

Publications:

  • Co-author of the book “Practical guide on leases. Any rental housing unanswered question”. Ed. Atelier, Barcelona 2016.
  • Co-author of the book “Practical Guide of the Condominium property in Catalonia. How to avoid legal problems with your neighbors. Includes Condominium’s management paperworks”. Ed. Atelier, Barcelona 2015.
  • “Resolution for non-payment of the IBI (tax) according to the LAU " (Monjuridic 2007).
  • "Corporate social responsibility and the professional offices” (Monjuridic 2006).

Maria Escolà Martínez

LAWYER

AREAS:

  • Civil law
  • Real Estate
  • Inheritance law
  • Litigation Law
  • Recovery debts

LANGUAGES:
English, Catalan and Spanish

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  • Bachelor of laws by the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona, 2007
  • Studies for Judge public examinations 2007-2009
  • Master’s Degree in Judicial Practice, 2009-2010
  • Became member of the Barcelona’s Bar Association, 2009
  • Course about lease law, Barcelona’s Bar Association
  • Course about joint ownership, Barcelona’s Bar Association

Publications:

  • “What does the Lease Law legal amendments sets down? (Bull Pen January 2013 number 22)

Alejandro Yúfera Rodríguez

LAWYER - ECONOMIST

AREAS:

  • Corporate and commercial law.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Real estate.
  • Civil law.
  • Compliance.

LANGUAGES: 
English, Catalan and Spanish.

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  • Bachelor of laws by the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona, 2011.
  • Bachelor of economics by the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona, 2007.
  • Postgraduate degree in valuation of companies and accounting by IDEC- University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona.
  • Became member of the Barcelona’s Bar Association, 2011.
  • Compliance Officers specialization diploma by the International University of Catalonia, 2016 (MH).