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Herbert Smith Freehills Spain LLP and Herbert Smith Freehills, an Australian Partnership, are separate member firms of the international legal practice known as Herbert Smith Freehills.

We practise in Spain, in Madrid, through Herbert Smith Freehills Spain LLP a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC344986. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority of England and Wales whose rules can be accessed via www.sra.org.uk/code-of-conduct.page. A list of the members and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at the registered office, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EG. We use the word partner of Herbert Smith Freehills Spain LLP to refer to a member of Herbert Smith Freehills Spain LLP, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications.

Spanish Lawyers (abogados) are regulated in their professional practice by the General Rules for Lawyers (Estatuto General de la Abogacía Española) and the Spanish Lawyers Code of Conduct (Código Deontológico de la Abogacía Española) which is based on the European Code of Conduct (Código Deontológico Europeo).  Apart from the above, Spanish Lawyers (abogados) are subject to other provisions like the Fundamental Law of the Judiciary (Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial), the Code Governing Publicity of Lawyers of the Madrid Bar Association (Código Regulador de la Publicidad de los Abogados del Colegio de Madrid), and the Disciplinary Regulation (Reglamento del Procedimiento Disciplinario).  The General Rules, Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Rules referred to above also apply to other European lawyers practising in Spain in accordance with European Directive 98/5/EC. 

In order to be allowed to practise law, Spanish lawyers (abogados) must be registered with the Bar Association of their local jurisdiction in Spain. 

The regulatory provisions referred to above are available through any of the Spanish Bar Associations, including the Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).Spanish office

Madrid Calle de Velázquez 63 28001 Madrid

Phone +34 91 423 4000 Fax +34 91 423 4001

VAT number: N8260361D