Big and Small. Public, Private.

Our Fellows partake in what are, in effect, mini legal internships at both global and boutique firms that allow them to achieve a deep, profound understanding of the various types of law and firms that exist.

Visiting, on average, two firms per day, our Fellows are given time to converse at length with top practitioners in Madrid, while still allowing them to experience as many firms as possible. During this time the Fellows interface with attorneys with years or decades of experience – experience they then pass on to our Fellows in a matter of hours.

Below is but a sampling of the firms we visit:

Name: Davis Polk

Headquarters: New York City

Self-Description: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, known as Davis Polk, is an international law firm headquartered in New York City with 961 attorneys. It is consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world and as one of New York's most powerful law firms. Grover Cleveland served as member to the firm.

Practice Areas: Capital Markets, M&A, Finance, PE

Top Awards

  • #1 in most global and U.S. capital markets
  • One of only four firms worldwide ranked Band 1 in both Debt and Equity

Name: Cuatrecasas

Headquarters: Barcelona, Spain

Self-Description: Cuatrecasas is a law firm with presence in 12 countries. They represent leading companies in their sectors, advising them on their investments in the main markets. Organized by sectoral disciplines and branches of business that provide the knowledge and experience of the specialties of business law applicable in each case.

Practice Areas: M&A, Finance, PE, Energy, Other

Top Awards

  • Best firm in Spain (2017)
  • 3rd most innovative firm in continental Europe (2017)
  • Top 5 most attractive employers (2016)


Name: Herrero & Associados

Headquarters: Madrid, Spain

Self-Description: H&A is a Spanish law firm and industrial and intellectual property agency, a reference in Spain, Portugal and Latin America with more than 35 years of experience in the national and international market. They combine the solidity and the professional team of a large firm with personalized advice tailored to our customers.

Practice Areas: IP, Industrial Design, Digital, Anti-Piracy

Top Awards

  • Intellectual Property Firm of the Year (2015)
  • Trademark Attorneys of the Year and Award for Innovation in Anti-Piracy

Name: Osborne Clarke

Headquarters: United Kingdom

Self-Description: Like all law firms, they're perfectly aligned to the core sectors of our clients. But their thinking is what really sets them apart. They're uniquely focused on the issues driving change and shaping the brave new world of international business. They apply that fascination of the future to every shape and size of business that they meet.

Practice Areas: Digital, Energy, Financial, Healthcare, Other

Top Awards

  • Firm of the Year in IT and Distribution, Trade and Logistics Law (2017)
  • OC's CEO, Wins Exceptional Achievement Award

Name: Kennedys

Headquarters: London, England

Self-Description: Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. They handle contentious and non-contentious matters for many industries, and provide claims and coverage advice to insurers and self-insureds for all lines of business across the globe, regardless of their particular size or scope.

Practice Areas: Insurance, Personal Injury, Corporate

Top Awards

  • UK Law Firm of the Year (2017)
  • Best L.A. Insurance Firm of the Year (2016)
  • Legal Tech Team of the Year (2016)

Name: Ernesto Diaz-Bastien

Headquarters: Madrid, Spain

Self-Description: The personalized legal service EDB offers is based on the ability to study the most demanding cases. To properly carry out personalized legal services as they conceive them, it is of the utmost importance to combine experience with innovation.  Tradition should combine with our profession’s dynamism in order to deliver the best product.

Practice Areas: Human Rights, Civil and Commercial, Criminal, Other

Top Awards

  • Counsel of the International Criminal Court (2017)
  • Who's Who Legal: Named Among Best in Criminal Investigation (2017)

Name: Baylos

Headquarters: Barcelona, Spain

Self-Description: BAYLOS is one of the main law firms in Spain within the fields of litigation, Industrial and Intellectual Property and other related legal areas. It has always characterized by the quality, agility and efficiency at work, standing out as a boutique in the fields of litigation and IP, where it enjoys a wonderful reputation.

Practice Areas: Litigation and Intellectual Property

Top Awards

  • Best firm in Spain (2017)
  • 3rd most innovative firm in continental Europe
  • Top 5 most attractive employers (2016)

Name: GTA Villamagna

Headquarters: Madrid, Spain

Self-Description: GTA Villamagna is a law Firm founded by Felipe Alonso and Ernesto García-Trevijano Garnica, recognized standing professionals with over thirty years of experience in the civil service and the private legal practice. They are built upon the values of Legal Rigor, Initiative and Creativity, Adding Value, Customer Attention, International Focus.

Practice Areas: Litigation, Tax, Commercial, Corporate, Financial

Top Awards

  • The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East, Africa (2017)
  • Recognized by the Chambers Europe international directory (2017)