The Appleton Luff Barcelona office began operations in autumn 2017, after more than 13 years of experience as a law firm and legal consultancy, specializing in commercial law, management and legal advice, European Union programs and other regional and international matters.

The main areas of work of the attorneys in the Barcelona office are:

  • Commercial law: company formation and corporate advice,
  • Mergers and acquisitions,
  • International recruitment,
  • Foreign investments in Spain, in the industrial and commercial sectors, as well as in the real estate sector,
  • Spanish investments abroad,
  • Tourism,
  • Advice regarding Associations and Foundations,
  • European Union policies and programs,
  • International financing mechanisms,
  • European law: institutional aspects,
  • International human rights defense, and
  • Urban and regional development.


  • Advice on and monitoring of mergers and acquisitions,
  • Due diligence,
  • Creation and revision of corporate documents,
  • Corporate restructuring,
  • Advice on mercantile, tax and labor matters for companies established in Spain,
  • Real estate law: acquisition and sale of real estate, urban planning, development of offers,
  • Advice to non-profit Associations and Foundations,
  • Civil and commercial contracting,
  • Information and advice on EU policies and standards, the EU’s foreign trade and foreign investment regimes,
  • Design and implementation of international strategies based on the client needs and market opportunities,
  • Identification, proposal, preparation and management of projects facilitating access to EU funds and those of other regional organizations.
  • Defense and promotion of client interests before European Union institutions,
  • Legal defense, including litigation, of client interests before the European Union, and
  • Design and organization of specialized training programs on European and international issues.

In recent years we have worked with the following entities:

  • Caixa Bank (International counsel),
  • Metalsa (Due diligence of a Spanish company),
  • Government of Andorra (Advice on European affairs),
  • MB Khodorkovsky and Judge María Lourdes Afiuni (Defense of human rights),
  • Governments of Catalonia, Balearic Islands, Midi Pyrénées (European programs),
  • Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona (International strategy),
  • Gas Natural (European programs).
  • Sener Engineering (Implantation in Poland),
  • Chamber of Commerce of Spain (European and international strategy, Project drafting),
  • City councils of Barcelona, Perpignan, Manresa, and Las Palmas (European projects), and
  • Soler & Palau, BIC Spain, Zodiac, Accelis (Legal advice; Secretary of the Board of Directors).

Joaquim Llimona
Appleton Luff

Avenida Diagonal, 474-476, 6º 4ª-  08006 Barcelona, Spain
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