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Ángela Díaz-Bastien




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Angela has developed an international career since beginning her professional journey, focusing on international criminal law and human rights, both in corporate settings and law firms in Spain and Switzerland. She was admitted in 2010 into the Bar Association of Madrid and since then has broad experience developed over the 15 years of practice. On top of the many cases she has within the law firm, she includes a professional visit to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and participation in international seminars and conferences as both a speaker and attendee. She has also written several articles and books on criminal law and Human Rights. Angela joined the team at Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Associates in early 2014, where she now Partners and continues her practice in her specialized areas, including criminal law, inheritance and success law, human rights, international contracts, and commercial and investment arbitration at national and global levels.


  • Law Degree, Complutense University of Madrid, 2010


  • (L.L.M) Master’s in Governance and Human Rights, Autonomous University of Madrid, 2014


  • CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies in Arbitration), Swiss Arbitration Academy, University of Neuchâtel and University of Luzern, 2016


  • ArbP (Arbitration Practitioner), Swiss Arbitration Academy, 2016


  • Master’s in Intercultural Mediation, Personal University, 2014


  • Master’s in Creative Writing and Storytelling, School of Arts, 2018


  • Postgraduate Course in Copyright Law in the 21st Century, Complutense University of Madrid, 2010


  • Postgraduate Course in Humanitarian Action, Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action, 2011

Main Areas of Practice:

  • Economic and Corporate Criminal Law


  • Extradition Human Rights


  • Industrial and Intellectual Property


  • Nobiliary Law


  • Extrajudicial Conflict Resolution


  • International Contracts


  • Commercial and Investment Arbitration

Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Madrid (2010)


  • UIA- Union Internationale Des Avocats Since 2014


  • UIA- IROL Deputy Director on Independence of the Profession since 2023.


  • UIA- IROL- Director Of Human Rights (2018-2023)


  • ECBA- European Criminal Bar Association- Member of the Extradition Forum.


  • VOCAL- Victims of Crimes Asociation of Lawyer. Board Member


  • ASEDA “Asociación para el Estudio y la Enseñanza del Derecho de Autor” (Association for the Study and Instruction of Copyright)


  • Lady of Justice of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem


  • CEA- 40 “Club Español de Arbitraje”.


  • ASA Bellow 40 “Swiss Arbitration Association”


  • Author of the book “Access to the Inter-American System of Human Rights.” Published by Ed. Reus and Ed. UBIJUS, Madrid and Mexico 2014.


  • Co-author of the e-book “Lawyer. The Role of Women in Justice.” Published by Ed Lawyerpress 2018.


  • Author of various articles on Human Rights and International Arbitration.


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