Local Partner

Avenida Alberto Alcocer 24, 4º
Madrid 28036, Spain

Tel: +1 (877) 247-9277

Eliseo M. Martinez

A recognized trilingual (Spanish, French, English) international litigator, Eliseo focuses his practice on commercial litigation, arbitration, white collar crimes, restructuring and insolvency and intellectual property, leading teams devoted to high-profile cases with international and multi-jurisdictional components.

Eliseo M. is constantly featured in the media as he is currently in charge of some of the most publicized cases in Spain: Defense of the Asociación de Perjudicados por Abengoa; Bankruptcy liquidation procedure of Ausbanc; defense of D.I.S and the Brazilian Federation of Professional Athletes against the football player Neymar Jr. and the football club FC Barcelona; representation of Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios (OCU) against Banco Popular and PwC.He has also been appointed as Lead Counsel among others by Constructora OAS for an ICC arbitration vs. Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. concerning the Chacao bridge in Chile.

A bankruptcy receiver, he is regularly appointed by Mercantile Spanish Courts and has handled dozens of bankruptcies, among others in the “Ausbanc” case, the public company “Vertice360” and the “Gigante Supermarkets”. Proficient in commercial and intellectual property litigation, Eliseo is in charge of the litigation strategy of companies from the Tourist Apartments short-term rentals industry and participates in the development of regulations of tourist accommodation and sharing-economy in Spain.

Mr. Martinez is also a University Professor for the “Master in Law Practice” at Universidad Carlos III and Universidad Villanueva (Complutense), Madrid; “Master in Intellectual Property” at ICADE University (Madrid) and Universidad Carlos III, among others.

He is also a frequent conference speaker and author of numerous articles and interventions in Universities and Bars, Radio Nacional de España (National Spanish Radio), and many more.

Languages: Spanish, English, French


  • LLM Degree in U.S. Law, Washington University in St. Louis (School of Law)
  • JD, Spain


  • Spain

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Restructuring / Insolvency
  • White collar
  • Intellectual Property
  • Public Law

Professional Leadership

  • Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid)
  • UIA (International Association of Lawyers)
  • Spanish Arbitration Club – Club Español de Arbitraje
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • Foro Sociedad Civil


  • Chambers Global 2021: Dispute Resolution, Spain
  • Chambers Europe 2021: Dispute Resolution, Spain
  • Legal500 Europe 2021: White-collar Crime and Dispute Resolution
  • Best Lawyers Spain 2021: Criminal Defense