National and international Mediation and Arbitration

Domestic and International Arbitration

This is one of the fields we at IUS+AEQUITAS are most renowned in. The main legal directories highlight the work of our partners as arbitrators or lawyers in important arbitrations administered by various national and international courts:


“‘Outstanding’ managing partner Eliseo M. Martínez leads the team and provides ‘deep knowledge and creativity’ in international litigation”, “Tomás Villatoro is an exceptional arbitrator who always goes the extra mile for his clients and always knows his cases down to the smallest detail. It’s always a pleasure to work with him”. The Legal 500, 2020.


We are the Spanish members of the International Fraud Group (IFG), through which we have strengthened our international presence and knowledge, and work closely with arbitration experts in numerous countries on the five continents.


The members of our team actively participate as arbitrators or counsel in proceedings in the most diverse legal fields, administered by the following Courts of Arbitration:


· “International Chamber of Commerce” (ICC)

· “International Center for Dispute Resolution” (ICDR)

· “Comité Franco-Español de Arbitraje, CCI- Chambre France-Espagne”, Paris, France.

· “Corte de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Servicios de Madrid”, Madrid, Spain.

· “Asociación Europea de Arbitraje, Madrid, Spain.

· “Conselho Arbitral do Estado do Sao Paolo, Brazil (CAESP)


We have the capacity to intervene in arbitration proceedings in several languages, such as English, French, Arabic and Spanish, among others. We are honoured to have Farah BETELMAL as one of our associates in the field who, among other positions, has served as Deputy Counsel at the Secretariat of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and currently holds the position of member representing Libya before the aforementioned arbitration institution.

Civil and Commercial Mediation

We have extensive experience in civil and commercial mediation, which we have used in numerous commercial mediation procedures related to broad fields of activity (finance, construction, franchising and distribution, rights in rem and leases, among others).


Many partners and lawyers of the firm are named in the civil and commercial mediator lists of the most important mediation institutions in our country, such as the “Centro de Mediación Empresarial (Business Mediation Centre)” (CMEM) and “MediaICAM” (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (Madrid Bar Association), among others.


In addition, we are members of organisations such as the “Comisión de Mediación Civil y Mercantil (Civil and Commercial Mediation Commission)” of the “Club Español del Arbitraje” (Spanish Arbitration Club), aimed at implementing mediation in our country, collaborating with Public Administrations in the creation of regulations that allow the development of knowledge and the application of a concept intended to facilitate faster, cheaper and more efficient agreements between the parties to a conflict.

Insolvency Mediation

The legal concept of “Insolvency” mediation, or “Out-of-Court Payment Agreement” is a mechanism designed to avoid that individuals, self-employed and legal entities with limited liabilities (less than five million Euros), end up being subject to insolvency liquidation.


Our partner Tomás Villatoro is both an Insolvency Practitioner and civil and commercial mediator as required by the Insolvency Law since it introduced the legal concept of “insolvency mediator” in 2015. This has allowed him to be appointed by Notaries, Register of Companies and Chambers of Commerce and to participate in dozens of insolvency mediation procedures, achieving notable successes with his intervention bringing debtors and creditors closer together to bring about out-of-court agreements to avoid insolvency. His extensive experience in this area has led him to chair the Insolvency Mediation Committee of the Business Mediation Centre of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce (CMEM).

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