Pedro Soriano

Partner
Barcelona
T (+34) 93 494 74 82
Arbitration
Insolvency
Litigation
Criminal

Experience

Pedro is a senior associate in the Civil Litigation and Criminal area of the Barcelona office. He joined Ramón y Cajal Abogados in 2012, after working for two years with Jausàs and for 10 with Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. Pedro has extensive experience in civil procedure and insolvency law. Within these areas he has worked on a wide range of projects, including construction law, competition law, agency and distribution agreements and the liability of directors in capital companies.

Pedro also has a solid background in criminal-economic law, especially in relation to criminal liability of companies and the implementation of corporate compliance programmes, in addition to the fields of tax and corporate offences as well as crimes and offences against public property.

His work is largely international: he has participated in numerous proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of foreign court rulings and decisions in Spain, as well as in many arbitration proceedings.

 

Education

  • Master in Business Law and International Law, ESADE.
  • Law Degree, ESADE.

 

Teaching

  • Conferences on “Responsabilidad penal de las sociedades mercantiles. Nuevos delitos en el ámbito empresarial” [The criminal liability of capital companies. New offences in the corporate environment]: 17 November 2010, 15 December 2010 (in conjunction with ESADE), 27 January 2011 (in conjunction with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona) and 3 February 2011 (in conjunction with the British Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona).
  • Internal workshop in Georgia Pacific (Colhogar): “Cohecho, tráfico de influencias y delitos de blanqueo de capitales” [Bribery, undue influence and money-laundering offences] - Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona), 28 January 2010.
  • “The Hague Abduction Convention and the wrongfully removed child” - Conference offered by the International Bar Association (IBA) - Madrid, 6 October 2009.
  • Masters Programme in Legal Practice, University of Barcelona: “Falsedades Documentales” [Misrepresentation of facts and forgery] - 28 April 2008.
  • In-house workshops, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Barcelona: “Responsabilidad de Administradores de Sociedades de Capital” [Liability of directors in capital companies] (27 February 2008) and “El Juicio Monitorio” [Debt collection proceedings] (5 February 2007).

 

Publications

  • “Primar por perder o empatar ya es delito.” [Preferential treatment due to losing or tying is now an offence] Cinco Días, 2011.
  • “¿Error en el consumidor? Una tesis controvertida” [Consumer error? A controversial theory] Actualidad Jurídica Aranzadi, 2010.
  • “The Impact of the Financial Meltdown on Spanish Bankruptcy Courts.” International Litigation News (Newsletter of the IBA Legal Practice Division), 2009.
  • “El secuestro parental internacional” [International parental kidnapping], Gaceta de los Negocios, 2007.

 

Affiliations

Barcelona Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Barcelona).

 

Languages

Catalan, English, German, French, Italian