Gracia Carabantes Abogados


Law Firm with more than 45 years of experience offering the best legal advice for your situation.

History



Our Firm was founded in 1971 by Mr. Francisco Gracia Carabantes, senior partner who nowadays is still practicing as attorney and counsellor. After few years managing most of juridical areas, the Firm was specialised on Commercial and Civil Law, overall related with companies' advice, and becoming one of the best considered Legal offices in Zaragoza and its area.



Although the Firm has its main offices in Zaragoza, in 2014 we opened a new branch in Madrid, in Paseo de la Castellana, one of the most exclusive areas of the capital of Spain. Our Firm develops its activities in Zaragoza in a building exclusively used by us, in the city’s business centre.
Since 1985 the Firm has had a minimum of 5 Lawyers (currently 6) and several paralegals.


Clients


Our clients are mostly companies, but also private clients and NGO.


Therefore we advise clients with maximum attention and interest all over Spain, and also abroad, as some of they are Spanish companies doing business in South America, China, Russia, etc.... Besides, we counsel foreign companies and private clients with interest in Spain.


We are allowed to, and we practice all over the country, including Seville, Malaga, Alicante, Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Mallorca, Valladolid, and so on.


Mission


Our main purpose is to solve clients' problems, and offer them the best possible advice, at a reasonable cost, trying to avoid unnecessary trials. We try to prevent clients from all the problems that might arise, and maybe thanks to this responsibility and interest we have kept clients who started working with us more than 35 years ago.


Pro Bono


All the Attorneys of Gracia Carabantes spend at least three years (usually more) defending pro bono clients in Civil and Criminal subjects, appointed in a voluntary service by Zaragoza Bar Association.
We also defend some other pro bono clients, depending on their personal situation (migrants), when asking for our legal advice.


We cooperate with NGO, not only economically, but also offering them legal advice with special conditions. Every year Gracia Carabantes prepares Law students from Zaragoza School of Law, during their practices, and we also teach students from the Law Practice School of Zaragoza Bar Association. Not only our lawyers are speakers in several acts of Zaragoza Bar Association, but also invited by others professionals Associations.

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Main Partners


Francisco Gracia Carabantes

Attorney. Main Partner.

+34 976 238 334


Academic merits
Graduated in law at the University of Zaragoza in 1971. Since then, Francisco has been member of Zaragoza Bar Association (membership no. 965 of R. e I.), and he is also Member of Huesca Bar Association (membership no. 91). He is allowed to practice in any Court of Spain. Ex-professor at the School of Law of Zaragoza's University. Teacher of Practicum at Zaragoza School of Law.
Specialisation
Senior partner, Specialized in Civil matters, Mercantile, Liquidation, Economic Fraud, Company Law, Real State, Unfair Competition, Data Protection, Non-profitable Organizations, Mergers, named by Courts to act as Administrator of companies on bankruptcy. Defense and representation in law courts. Litigation and defense in Courts of Law.
Experience and achievements
He has practiced as Arbitrator, Counsel, Attorney, Secretary of Boards of Directors, and, when necessary, litigant, for a period of 40 years.
He has advised with success clients involved in divorces over 5.000.000'00 €, construction claims over 2.000.000'00 €, Inheritance disputes over 14.000.000'00 €...
Francisco has been appointed by Courts to be Administrator in Bankruptcies whose budgets are circa 70.000.000'00 €, and he is also giving advise se to clients with similar insolvency problems, in negotiations with their creditors, or in their Insolvency Process.
He has claimed against Banks for contractual damages, involving 400.000'00 €.

Wenceslao Gracia Zubiri

Attorney. Main partner.
Spanish, English, French and German.

+34 976 238 334


Academic merits
Graduated in law at the University of Zaragoza in 1997. Wences is member of the Zaragoza Bar Association, with number 3941, since 1997. He is allowed to practice in any Court of Spain and he´s responsible for Madrid´s branch.
Wences is Member of the International Lawyers Association (UIA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Young Arbitrators Forum, among others, and he attends several International meetings every year, where he meets some of the best skilled colleagues from different countries. He was selected by the ICEX (Foreign Ministry) and the Spanish General Bar Association, to represent Spain in the Spanish-New York Law Firms Forum held in December 2012. He has attended the ABA SIL meetings of 2013, 2015 and 2016, and the UIA´s Congress of 2015 and 2016.
He speaks fluent Spanish, English and French, and also basic German.
Specialisation
Specialized in Civil matters, Civil and Trade Contracts, Mercantile, Liquidation, Economic Fraud, White Collar crimes, Corporate, Company Law, Real State, Unfair Competition, Data Protection, Non-profitable Organizations, Mergers, Succession, Inheritances, Secretary of Boards of Directors, appointed by Courts to act as Administrator of companies on bankruptcy. Defense and representation in law courts.
Experience and achievements
Arbitrator of the Madrid and Aragón Arbitration Courts of the Chambers of Commerce.
Wences has sued successfully against Banks, about contractual damages over 150.000’00 €; he has advised clients in a 164 house building projects; he has defended a NGO against a 1.000.000’00 € over construction of contractual claim, and in a 7.000.000’00 building project; he has sued foreign companies, under International Law, claiming damages over 200.000’00 €. He dealt with success a 4.000.000’00 € unfair claim defending an Automotive Distributor against a Big Automotive Producer. He has taken part in Arbitration process to solve partners’ disputes involving 2.300.000’00 €; and has prepared contracts and agreements about commercial relationships close to 12.000.000’00 €.
Wences has been appointed by Courts as Bankruptcy Trustee of company with debts over 12.000.000’00 €, he advises companies in their Bankruptcy process involving 100.000.000’00 €, and he has settled agreements with Banks about 4.000.000’00 €.
He advises not only Spanish companies, with budgets over 50.000.000’00 €, but also foreign clients (US companies, German, Indian, USA, English, French …) on investments or litigations in Spain. As part of his international practice, he advises and recommends his Spanish clients when looking for foreign Lawyers.

Estanislao Gracia Zubiri

Attorney. Main partner.
Spanish, English and French.

+34 976 238 334


Academic merits
Graduated in law at the University of Zaragoza in 2001. Estanis has been member of the Zaragoza Bar Association, since 2001 with the membership no. 4469. He is allowed to practice in any Court of Spain.
Specialisation
He is specialized in Civil matters, Mercantile, Liquidation, Economic Fraud, Company Law, Real Estate, Unfair Competition, Data Protection, Non Governmental Organizations, Corporate, Mergers, Successions, Building claims, named by Courts to act as Administrator of companies on bankruptcy. Defense and representation in Law Courts.
Experience and achievements
Estanis has defended successfully one of the biggest construction companies in Spain, in several procedures, some of the over 1.500.000’00 €. He has taken part in arbitrations against public companies, obtained with credits awards of 1.000.000’00 of extra costs in building process for his clients.
He has sued City Councils, obtained contractual increases for his client, a public transport company.
Estanis also defends companies in White collar criminal process.
He defended successfully a foreign Government, sued in Spain by the constructor of its Pavilion in Zaragoza International Expo 2008, who tried to tripple the initial budget up to 1.500.000’00 €.
He was appointed by Zaragoza Court, as Bankruptcy Administrator of a Company, whose Manager was finally declared responsible for the company debts due to Estanis investigation and reports.

Associated attorneys


Raquel Gallego Jiménez

Associate attorney
Spanish and English.


Academic merits

Graduated in law at the University of Zaragoza, she has been member of the Zaragoza Bar Association, since 2013 with membership no. 5821, she attended the Law school of Zaragoza´s Bar (2010-2011), and passed the examination of the Spanish General Bar Association, and also several seminars of the Zaragoza´s Bar (Criminal, Sept. 2014, Migration, April 2015, among others).

Experience
She is allowed to practice in any Court of Spain. She is a generalist Lawyer, specialized in Civil matters: family, divorce, inheritances, migration, Real Estate, claims against Banks, and her practice includes general advise and litigation.
She practices also in criminal procedures, and has a deep knowledge of debts collection claims.

Pablo Ojeda Baños

Associate attorney.
Spanish, English and French.


Academic merits
Graduated in law at the University of Zaragoza in 2013, member of the Bar Associations of La Rioja and Zaragoza. Master in Lawyering by the IE Law School (Madrid) 2014, Pablo has attended several seminars about Tax Law, European Law, Migration, and Mediation.
Before joining Gracia Carabantes in 2015 he worked in the Legal Department of Banco Santander (Private Banking area).
Experience
He is allowed to practice in any Court of Spain. He is a generalist Lawyer, specialized in Civil matters: inheritances, Public Law, Real Estate, claims against Banks, White collar crimes (corruption procedures). His practice includes general advise and litigation.

Ana Berdejo Estellé

Associate attorney
Spanish and English.


Academic merits
Graduated in Law and Management by the University of Zaragoza, June 2015. Member of the Zaragoza´s Bar Association.
Experience
Her practice includes Civil Law (contracts, litigation), Criminal Law (Tax frauds, crimes against workers), Tax and Public Law, including Sports Law and farming and agricultural authorizations.