October Newsletter

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to share with you an interview that the Spanish business newspaper Expansión published a few days ago with our Managing and-Director partner, Mr. Ernest Díaz-Bastien.

The extensive interview covers  Ernesto´s views on the Catalan independency, on arbitration as dispute resolution mechanism and on his appointment as senior -counsel of the International Criminal Court.

Ernesto alerts on the possible damage that the independence drift might cause on the Catalan economy and society and he comments on the legal situation created by the Catalan parliament and the reaction of the Constitutional Court of Spain which suspended any attempt to hold a referendum in this circumstances.

Mr. Ernesto Díaz-Bastien also underlines that Spanish Judiciary is an – independent institution and there is no political influence on court rulings in Spain.
Regarding arbitration as a highly efficient method of dispute resolution method  Ernesto clearly favors this option to help Spanish courts in reducing drastically its number and -the extension of domestic court proceedings. Arbitrators are specialists that understand commercial conflicts and therefore can work more quickly.

Finally, the article remarks that only fifteen Spanish lawyers are admitted as senior counsels at the International Criminal Court being Mr. Ernesto Diaz-Bastien one of those privileged attorneys that can lead de defense on any proceeding handled by this International high court.

 

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Download the full interview as PdF file (Spanish)

 

read the interview on the online edition of the newspaper (Spanish)

Newsletter Julio

Madrid, July 2017

Dear Friends:
Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Associates celebrates its second anniversary of its new professional, concentrated and independent project. We are very satisfied with the achieved results. This satisfaction we do owe completely to you for your trust, which is our main asset. Trust, which must be reciprocal, is essential for the professional relationships of a lawyer, trust in his clients and to count on the trust deposited by them.

Our team is very glad about my recent admission as counsel at the International Criminal Court where I will defend and represent accused and victims in procedures brought to this high court.

We are also very delighted with news from London referring to the distinction from Who’s Who Legal which has listed my name among the lawyers specializing in financial and corporate criminal law in Spain. Thank you very much.

This judicial year is about to finish with its usual overload of work to which we lawyers are very well accustomed. What I most appreciate is how conscience spreads among citizens that they must be taken precisely as such and defend their right and defend themselves in the face of excess of power, any kind of power.

We learned from classical liberal political thinking that those who hold power tend to abuse it. Resisting this excess is the high mission of lawyers who attend courts. We greet them fraternally including all the law firms that have raised their flags to defend the rights of thousands of savings owners and consumers. Spanish lawyers are very much alive and carrying their gowns. While this persists, we will keep our trust in the supremacy of Law.

My best regards to all of you,

Ernesto Díaz-Bastien

The Spanish business newspaper Expansión announces the admission of Ernesto Díaz-Bastien as counsel of the International Criminal Court

 

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 Spain’s leading business newspaper    Expansión

 covers the assignment of Ernesto Díaz-  Bastien to the International Criminal Court.

Link to the online news. (Spanish)

Castor Villar on Derecho Abierto radio show talks about the new law on contracs with public administrations (05/04/2017).

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Ángela Díaz-Bastien on Humn Rights during the special show of Derecho Abierto at the Madrid Bar Conference 2017 (25/04/2017)

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Newsletter Junio

‘Brexit’: Less scaremongering and more serenity

Ernesto Díaz-Bastien, Managing Partner of Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Asociados Abogados in Diario La Ley, Nº 8790, Sección Opinión, 24 de Junio de 2016, Editorial LA LEY

The outcome of the referendum on Great Britain´s remaining in the European Union is a clear signal for European institutions. The fact that one of the important members of the Union has decided to leave is in fact no good news for the European project. It come up with some of the shortcomings the EU maintains with its citizens.

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Punishible self-laundering in case of bankruptcy and previous misappropriation

A comment about the ruling by the second Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court from March 2, 2016
Ernesto DÍAZ-BASTIEN, Managing Partner, and Sergio BERENGUER PASCUAL, associate at Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Asociados

We are facing quite special circumstances. In the ruling which we comment on, there the existence of Punishible self-laundering crime has been proofed, committed in order to cover up certain assets of illegal origin, obtained after the same subjects – with different degrees of participation – have performed previously a continuos crime of aggravated misappropriation, which was judged in the same procedure.

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News about the launch of Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Asociados in Expansión

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The prestigious economic newspaper Expansión covered the launch of our law firm.

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Who´s Who Legal names Ernesto Díaz-Bastien among the best Spanish lawyers in criminal investigation

He also has been listed by Expert Guides among Spanish leading lawyers in white collar crime

Once again, Ernesto Díaz Bastien has been honored as one of the best international criminal investigation lawyers. The founder of Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Asociados has been listed in Who’s Who Legal 2016 edition in its chapter dedicated to investigations. Only four Spanish lawyers from mayor law firms like Baker & McKenzie, Uria Mendez and Cuatrecasas figure in this list.

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Angela Díaz-Bastien, partner at Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Asociados, where she leads the Human Rights department, has acted as panellist and moderator a a recent meeting of the International association of Lawyers (UIA) held in Samsun (Turkey) during May 21 and 22.

Ángela Díaz-Bastien on Humn Rights during the special show of Derecho Abierto at the Madrid Bar Conference 2017

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Podcast Castor Villar en Derecho Abierto sobre Proyecto de ley de contratos con la Administración Pública

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Díaz-Bastien & Asociados Abogados incorpora a Gabriela Ballesteros como asociada senior

Gabriela Ballesteros Huidobro (Valladolid, 1978) es el nuevo fichaje del despacho boutique fundado y dirigido por Ernesto Díaz-Bastien. Licenciada en Derecho por la Universidad de Valladolid y Máster en Abogacía Internacional –EIB, Ballesteros entra a formar parte del plantel de abogados asociados en Díaz-Bastien & Asociados centrándose en la que es una de sus especialidades: el Derecho Procesal. Leer más…

Castor Villar analiza en El País la situación de la jurisprudencia europea en materia de asil

Castor Villar, asociado senior de Ernesto Diaz-Bastien & Asociados, analiza en un artículo para el periódico El País la situación de la jurisprudencia de asilo a nivel europeo y destaca su lenta asimilación por los tribunales nacionales de los países miembros. Castor Villar concluye que “los órganos jurisdiccionales internos de los Estados deben agilizar la implementación.” Leer más…

Sergio Berenguer con los estudiantes de Derecho de la Rey Juan Carlos

Sergio Berenguer, Asociado en Ernesto Diaz-Bastien & Asociados Abogados, ha participado en el II Seminario de Salidas Profesionales organizado por la Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos I en su Campus de Vicálvaro y por la Gaudeamus Asociación Universitaria Leer más…

Ernesto Díaz-Bastien imparte una ponencia en el marco del I Curso de Inteligencia Económica, realizado por IPIC IPIC

Ernesto Díaz-Bastien y Sergio Berenguer fueron dos de los invitados por el Instituto de Probática e Investigación Criminal (IPIC), que diseña y comercializa programas de formación y de posgrado, al I Curso de Inteligencia Económica que se celebró el pasado 5 de febrero en la Escuela de Práctica Jurídica en Madrid. Leer más…

Castor Villar publica un artículo sobre el sistema europeo común de asilo en La Ley

El asociado sénior de Ernesto Diaz-Bastien & Asociados Abogados, Castor Villar, analiza en un artículo publicado en el prestigioso periódico jurídico, La Ley, los aspectos del sistema europeo común de asilo. Castor precisa en esta tribuna que el Common European Asylum System necesita una urgente reforma vistos los acontecimientos en las fronteras de la UE con las olas de refugiados que llegan hasta ellas. Leer más…

 

 

Ernesto Diaz-Bastien & Asociados Abogados en los medios:

Ernesto Díaz-Bastien opina en un reportaje de EL MUNDO sobre la resolución alternativa de conflicto (leer más)

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Interview with Ernesto Díaz-Bastien in Cinco Días

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The spanish economic daily newspaper Cinco Días, has interviewed Ernesto Díaz-Bastien, managing partner of Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Asociados.

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Gabriela Ballesteros on geo-blocking for e-commerce websites in the EU

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Our senior associate, Gabriela Ballesteros writes in Spanish economic daily Cinco Dias on geo-blocking for e-commerce websites in the EU.

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El autoblanqueo punible en un caso de concurso real con apropiación indebida como delito previo

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Comentario a la sentencia de la Sala Segunda del Tribunal Supremo de 2 de marzo de 2016

Ernesto DÍAZ-BASTIEN, Socio Director, y Sergio BERENGUER PASCUAL,

Asociado. Abogados de Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Asociados

Nos encontramos ante un supuesto de hecho muy particular. E n l a sentencia que se comenta se ha determinado la existencia de un delito de autoblanqueo punible cometido con la finalidad de encubrir determinados activos de origen ilícito, obtenidos tras haber realizado con carácter previo -por los mismos sujetos, pero con distintos grados de participación- un delito continuado de apropiación indebida agravada, que también fue juzgado en el mismo procedimiento.

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‘Brexit’: Less scaremongering and more serenity

Ernesto Díaz-Bastien, Managing Partner of Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Asociados Abogados in Diario La Ley, Nº 8790, Sección Opinión, 24 de Junio de 2016, Editorial LA LEY

The outcome of the referendum on Great Britain´s remaining in the European Union is a clear signal for European institutions. The fact that one of the important members of the Union has decided to leave is in fact no good news for the European project. It come up with some of the shortcomings the EU maintains with its citizens.

Access article at La Ley (Spanish)

Article in PDF (Spanish)

[Artículo] Posible efecto dominó del caso Volkswagen

Artículo de Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Sergio Berenguer Pascual publicado en Informativo Jurídico (29/09/2015) y en Economist & Jurist (29/09/2015)

El mercado no es ajeno a la convulsión que está sufriendo estos días el sector automovilístico. Y no es para menos. La confesión del fraude realizado por la firma alemana Volkswagen, que ha llevado a renunciar a su CEO Martin Winterkorn después de que la Agencia de Protección Medioambiental de Estados Unidos (EPA) detectase una manipulación en las emisiones de dióxido de carbono de ciertos vehículos de la compañía, puede ser sólo la punta del iceberg, no ya por la auto-reconocida fraudulenta actuación de dicha firma, sino por las posibles manipulaciones efectuadas por otras compañías del mismo sector (…)

Continuar la lectura del artículo “Posible efecto dominó del caso Volkswagen”, de los autores Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Sergio Berenguer Pascual, en Informativo Jurídico y en Economist & Jurist.