Hugo Maldonado, Esq.

Professional Experience

Mr. Maldonado is an attorney in the Firm's Domestic and International Contract; Corporate; Litigation and arbitration; Intellectual Property, unfair competition, and IT; Maritime and transport law; and International Business practice areas.

Mr. Maldonado provides legal services mainly in the areas like Domestic and International Contract, representing Spanish and foreign companies regarding to negotiations and drafting transnational agreements and also in claims with regard to breach of contracts. His practice encompasses a variety of litigation disputes including distribution, agency, and technology contracts, and matters pertaining to the regulation of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret as well as international arbitration and other international dispute resolution. Mr. Maldonado has led complex litigation abroad, in collaboration with a network of local lawyers in several countries, with regard to infringement of trademarks and registered designs.

Regarding to business associations, Mr. Maldonado has caused the incorporation of companies in Spain and also in foreign jurisdictions. He drafts shareholder agreements. He has represented foreign companies on joint ventures, distribution and agency agreements in Spain and abroad.

With broad-based experience in the international sphere, he has represented both companies and individuals in connection with their activities in more than 20 countries.

Mr. Maldonado has participated in the resolution of disputes under ADR and arbitration courts.

Before practicing law in Spain Mr. Maldonado worked as in house attorney for the multinational corporation Merck Sharp & Dohme, at Miami Lakes in Florida (USA) for the Latin-American region. Prior to law school, Mr. Maldonado served in the Argentinean Navy.


  • LL.M., Business and Commercial Law, FEBF, Valencia, (Spain),
  • LL.M., Comparative Law, University of Miami, School of Law, Florida (USA),
  • Law Degree, University of Barcelona / UNED, (Spain, Germany, and USA).

Activities & Memberships

Mr. Maldonado is a member of the Global Arbitration and Mediation Association, (USA)

He participated in courses, seminars, lectures, and roundtables at the:

  • Universidad de Barcelona, School of Law, Barcelona, (Spain)
  • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, School of Law, Mainz, (Germany)
  • Wayne State University, Michigan, (USA)
  • University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, Oxford, (UK)

Mr. Maldonado took part in the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) for the organization of sport events as well as in local tournaments like the "Valencia Hockey World League Semi-Final Spain 2015" and the "6 Nations Hockey Tournament Valencia 2016". He participated in several local and international races, among others, the "SuisseGas Milano Marathon" (Milan, Italy).

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Maldonado has provided lectures in the Maritime Law Program at the Barcelona Bar Association, (Spain).

Together with the University of Valencia and the Santander Bank Program he also has organized seminars regarding to “Doing Business in India”.

Finally, he has participated in events related to the promotion of entrepreneurship and "start-ups" in the innovation and technology sector. Mr. Maldonado has also participated in international forums regarding to the Antarctica, talking about his experiences (Mr. Maldonado was part of two missions to the Antarctica).

He is actively integrated into the Social Networks.


Spanish, English and German.