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For more than 10 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 (Club Español del Arbitraje).


  • ACCIONA sells 31,000-square-meter multifamily residential scheme in Madrid to HinesJones Day advised ACCIONA in the sale of the completed Valdebebas 125 scheme, a 31,000-square-meter multifamily rental residential scheme in Madrid, to Hines, the international real estate firm.
  • Spanish company arbitrates dispute surrounding wind power plant in GreeceJones Day successfully represented a major Spanish company in an ICC arbitration relating to a contract dispute over wind power plants in Greece.
  • Comienzos Siglo XXI sells minority investment in Grupo Paraguas to Dream International B.VJones Day advised Comienzos Siglo XXI, S.L. in connection with the sale of a minority investment in Grupo Paraguas, a well-known group of restaurants in Madrid, as well as the project to expand their business in Spain and in different countries and cities, to Dream International B.V (Dogus Group).
  • Investment firm acquires toll highway debtJones Day assisted a global institutional investment firm with the legal review and acquisition of debt instruments advanced to several borrowers who operate toll highways in Spain and which are subject to bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Additional Publications

    • July, 2020
      2020-2021 Memento on Arbitration. Section III. Lis Pendens, Res Judicata and Review of Awards
    • June 2020
      2020 Arbitration Yearbook. Recognition and Enforcement in Spain of Arbitral Awards Rendered Against Foreign States. Specialities. Thomson Reuters
    • June 2019
      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
    • June 2018
      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.
    • October 17, 2017
      The dissolved and liquidated company has the capacity to be a party in the claim for outstanding debts. Legal Today Magazine
    • 2017
      Commentary on the Law 29/2015, on international legal cooperation in civil matters
    • 2017
      Exceeding the maximum sanction limit for business associations due to breaches of Spanish competition law - Competition law 2017 Yearbook
    • January 2016
      2016 Yearbook of Competition Law. Practical problems and present of Competition Law. The crystallization of facts in the penalty procedure

    Speaking Engagements

    • 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