For more than 15 years, Antonio Canales has represented local and international clients on civil and commercial arbitration and litigation proceedings before the principal arbitration courts and Spanish civil and commercial courts.
Antonio assists clients in proceedings regarding contract disputes, damage claims, construction defects, real estate registration law, insolvency proceedings, corporate disputes (between shareholders, challenges to corporate resolutions, and directors' liability), agency and distribution agreements, terminations, banking-insurance issues, and claims relating to banking contracts and financial products.
He is also active in administrative judicial proceedings (liability of public administration, energy regulatory matters, planning, and antitrust infringement proceedings).
Antonio has advised companies in wide range of sectors including energy, financial services, construction, real estate, manufacturing, and telecommunications.
He is a member of the Spanish Arbitration Club and a member of an arbitration team recognized by Global Arbitration Review as one of the leading international arbitration law firms in the GAR 30 2020 edition.
- 2022 - June
2022 Arbitration Yearbook "The exhibition of documents held by third parties."Thompson Reuters
- 2020 - July
2020-2021 Memento on Arbitration. Section III. Lis Pendens, Res Judicata and Review of Awards
- 2020 - June
2020 Arbitration Yearbook. Recognition and Enforcement in Spain of Arbitral Awards Rendered Against Foreign States. Specialities. Thomson Reuters
- 2019 - June
The particular status of the immunity applicant justifies that it is legitimated to hold the double condition of appellant and appealed party in the different sets of proceedings initiated against the same resolution - Commentary on the Order rendered by the Administrative Chamber of the Spanish National High Court on 14 May 2018
- 2018 - June
The liability arising from the termination of the contracting procedure, at the stage between the contract award and its completion, is of a non-contractual nature - Commentary on Judgment number 653/2017 rendered by the Madrid High Court of Justice (Section 10th), of November 10, 2017.
- 2017 - October
The dissolved and liquidated company has the capacity to be a party in the claim for outstanding debts. Legal Today Magazine
- 2017 - October
Commentary on the Law 29/2015, on international legal cooperation in civil matters
- 2017 - January
Exceeding the maximum sanction limit for business associations due to breaches of Spanish competition law - Competition law 2017 Yearbook
- 2016 - January
2016 Yearbook of Competition Law. Practical problems and present of Competition Law. The crystallization of facts in the penalty procedure
- September 15, 2022
Panorama, Perspectives and Challenges of the Electricity Market in Mexico
- July 22, 2022
ESG post-Shell: potential litigation against financial institutions.
- April 29, 2022
The importance of ESG criteria and the risks of litigation in this matter.
- December 1, 2021
Roundtable discussion: Beyond Shell: Is international ESG litigation a risk?
- September 24, 2018
Blockchain Banking Seminar
- 2 agosto, 2018
El arte de la persuasión en el arbitraje internacional: una visión comparada (civil law & common law)
- 13 junio, 2018
Arbitraje y litigios transnacionales en las nuevas tecnologías: Blockchain y Criptomoneda
"Great ability to understand the business and operations of his clients."The Legal 500 EMEA
- University of Comillas-ICADE of Madrid (Law and Economics Degree 2002)
- Member 83505 of the Madrid Bar Association
Best Lawyers (2021-2023) — Arbitration, Mediation, and Litigation
The Legal 500 EMEA (2021-2022) — Rising Star, Dispute Resolution: "great command of litigation in all its aspects"; "great ability to understand the business and operations of his clients"; "understands the problems and offers practical solutions"
The Legal 500 EMEA (2021) — Projects and Energy
Included in The Legal 500's The Arbitration Powerlist: Iberia (2023)
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