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Jaime Escribano

Jaime Escribano


Jaime is an associate in the litigation, ADR and arbitration practice.



Jaime's areas of activity are contentious-administrative and criminal proceedings. This background offers a special approach for the client in areas like environment and public sector related crimes. In addition, he has provide assistance in banking litigation and some other civil proceedings. 

Prior to his tenure in Herbert Smith Freehills he worked as an external legal adviser for a top-class Spanish bank while studying to become a civil servant for the Spanish Government. Thus, he has had the chance to know both the various sides of a business activity (i.e., client-service provider) and a number of people from different backgrounds (i.e., public sector-private sector). 

Jaime's experience includes advising:

  • Air Europa Líneas Aéreas on a claim related to subsidies from the Spanish Public Works and Transport Ministry
  • CAF Turnkey and Engineering on a litigation related to its facilities before the Administrative Courts in Pamplona against a local Water Authority in the South of Navarra
  • Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional on the establishment of rules regarding trading and financial issues
  • two subsidiaries of a Spanish energy group on the administrative appeals and the contentious-administrative proceedings related to the review of public concessions where some hydroelectric plants are located as a consequence of the entry into force of Royal Decree 1/2016 introducing new environmental flows. These concessions are very old and a very detailed study of the different regulations approved from the beginning of XX century regarding rivers and protection of fishes in them had to be carried out in order to defend that no environmental flows previously existed
  • a  national sports association on the resolution of several filed appeals by different teams involved related to compliance with the television broadcasting regulations
  • a  Spanish financial institution on its representation on a criminal proceeding against the client's former high ranked employees charged with misappropriation and fraud
  • a  Spanish telecommunications company on a number of tax claims against several regional administrations




Apart from his job, he has currently studying a Degree in Philosophy at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, in Madrid.