Ex-Clifford Chance Madrid dispute resolution head José Antonio Cainzos launches new firm

Former Madrid-based Clifford Chance partner and dispute resolution specialist José Antonio Cainzos has set up his own law firm, Jose Antonio Cainzos LDR.

Publicado Monday, May 4th 2020
Ex-Clifford Chance Madrid dispute resolution head José Antonio Cainzos launches new firm

Jose Antonio Cainzos

Recognised as one of the leading arbitrators and litigators in Spain, Cainzos was appointed as president of the Madrid International Arbitration Centre (Centro Internacional de Arbitraje de Madrid) in 2019.


Cainzos, who officially left Clifford Chance last week, had been head of the firm’s Madrid litigation and arbitration department since 1998.


Between 1994 and 1998, he was head of Baker McKenzie’s Madrid litigation department.


The Madrid International Arbitration Centre was established as a result of the merger of three Spanish arbitration bodies: the Madrid Court of Arbitration, the Civil and Commercial Court of Arbitration and the Spanish Court of Arbitration.


Last week, Clifford Chance announced that Fernando Irurzun had been appointed partner in charge of the litigation and arbitration department of Clifford Chance in Spain to replace Cainzos.