Our philosophy

All of the work we do is underpinned by two core values: quality and trust. Our objective is to provide nothing less than excellence in our work through extensive legal and market knowledge. The first and most essential step toward our objective is effort and dedication.

All of our operations and work are led by Firm partners who work directly with each client. This guarantees a maximum of expertise and quality in client service. It is precisely this characteristic of our methodology which, combined with strategic cost capping, enables us to offer highly competitive prices without compromising quality.

We want to grow with our clients, assist them with their legal needs and, to this end, make every effort to acquire detailed knowledge of their businesses. We seek to exceed expectations, become better with every day that passes and use creativity and innovation in our search for the best solution.

We work with interdisciplinary teams of the utmost quality who contribute expertise and experience in all practice areas. This allows us to take on extremely complex projects.

About us

Ramón y Cajal Abogados is a firm that provides legal advice to companies and individuals at its offices located in Madrid and Barcelona.

Since its founding in 1986, the Firm has grown and evolved, becoming one of the leaders in the Spanish market. Its staff currently comprises more than 120 lawyers, 38 of whom are partners, and covers all major practice areas.

Our clients include large and mid-sized companies from highly diverse sectors. Many of them have been with the Firm since its beginning. We are open and approachable in our relationships with clients and tailor our services to meet their specific needs.

Accolades and Awards

Our firm is recognised by the most prestigious legal directories, both at the national and international levels, as one of the leading firms on the Spanish legal scene.

Chambers and Partners, stated:

“Ramón y Cajal Abogados has established itself as one of the top Spanish law firms”.

Since its founding, recognition of our attorneys’ work has only increased: with each passing year, more of our practice areas and professionals are acknowledged.

With regard to our Capital Markets’s area, the leading directories note:

“Ramón y Cajal has traditionally been known for its superior capital markets expertise, having been involved in several IPOs and securitizations in the past. Its leading reputation is mainly drawn from the strong name that lead partner Francisco Palá boast in this area”. Legal 500


"I would rate this firm's service as excellent, particularly the solid technical knowledge, negotiation ability, and understanding of regulatory issues"​. Chambers and Partners


M&A have earned the following marks:

“Ramón y Cajal has carved its place as one of Spain’s leading corporate and M&A firms, fielding a hugely experienced team of very well-connected partners”.  Legal 500




“This team has established itself as a strong force in the Spanish corporate market, and has increased its national profile within this practice area.”. Chambers and Partners


Another practice area which has always received special recognition is Government and Regulated Sectors:

"Ramón y Cajal Abogados fields a strong practice for regulatory and public works issues". Legal 500
 "The lawyers have a lot of good ideas, comply with all our expectations, and are flexible and open to suggestions"Chambers and Partners



Furthermore, one of the practice areas which has witnessed the largest increase in recognition in recent years is Litigation:

"The team co-ordinates very well and always manages to keep us up to date". Chambers and Partners





As well as Restructuring and Insolvency:

"Ramón y Cajal Abogados is noted for its ‘outstanding performance, availability and professionalism".  Legal 500
"It was a remarkable experience working with the firm; the lawyers have a deep knowledge of restructuring and an absolute dedication and commitment to the client". "The partner in charge of the deal knows how to delegate but he is always available and fully supports his team, co-ordinating in order to solve the relevant matters". Chambers and Partners

Our Tax Department has received, as well, very good feedback: 

"The lawyers are specialists in the tax area and are working a lot with the administration so have lots of contacts"​. Chambers and Partners 
The IT Department has had some good comments:
"Ramón y Cajal Abogados’ Norman Heckh is ‘a cutting-edge, thoughtful and smart lawyer’, whose team has ‘outstanding knowledge of data protection and IT law"Legal 500

Not only our practice groups receive special recognition; when considered on an individual basis, our lawyers are very highly esteemed by directories such as those mentioned as well as others including as Best Lawyers or IFLR1000.


Internal Organisation

Manager Team

Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno

Assistant Manager

Norma Fernández

Financial Manager

Julio Martínez

Marketing, Communication and Business Development

Blanca de la Hera

Nuria Manzano

Recruitment Manager

Norma Fernández

Susana Suárez


Nuria Manzano

Office Manager

Adelaida González-Echenique