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At EDBA Lawyers, we offer innovative, solid, and strategic legal defense in the field of criminal law. Specialized defense in economic and business criminal law, including both traditional and cyber crimes, as well as all crimes known as political crimes, land planning, environmental crimes, and offenses against flora and fauna at all national and supranational or international levels. Our team has extensive experience in extradition processes at a global level, both active and passive, ensuring comprehensive protection of our clients’ rights.

LEADERS IN Economic, Corporate, and Business Criminal Law

Our firm has extensive and recognized experience in both defense and prosecution in criminal cases involving economic, corporate, and general business matters, highlighted by a high percentage of cases resolved favorably for our clients. We particularly excel in cases of money laundering, tax crimes, and crimes related to corruption or international transactions. Over recent decades, our founder Ernesto Díaz-Bastien, along with his team, has specifically focused on Economic Criminal Law, serving as a professor and speaker at numerous courses and master’s programs in this field. Due to his dedication to Economic Criminal Law, our founder has been repeatedly named since 2005 as one of the world’s best lawyers in Economic Criminal Law by the prestigious Who’s Who Legal publication.


The team at Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Associates has extensive experience in both passive extraditions (where Spain is asked to extradite to a foreign state) and active extraditions (where Spanish courts request extradition from a foreign state). This expertise covers both general extradition law and the specialized field of European Arrest Warrants (EAW).

Corporate Criminal Liability

Corporate criminal liability is a new field, as this concept was introduced into our criminal system at the end of 2010. However, it is vitally important for directors and executives of any demanding company. For this reason, the team of lawyers at Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Associates has specialized in this area, becoming experts in designing programs for the prevention of criminal risks for companies and legal entities in general. Our extensive experience in economic criminal matters enables us to develop specific, specialized, and unique programs for each company or legal entity, assist in their implementation, and ultimately, if necessary, defend the interests of the company or entity before the courts.

International Criminal Law

Our experience includes both the defense and coordination of transnational criminal proceedings involving more than one jurisdiction and the defense of our clients’ interests in matters related to the application of universal jurisdiction. In this field, we have also participated in the drafting of numerous legal opinions and expert reports for various foreign courts, having represented the interests of various foreign governments, entities, and organizations, both public and private, in different jurisdictions, including, of course, the Spanish jurisdiction. Our managing partner, Ernesto Diaz-Bastien, has been one of the very few Senior Counsel appointed by the International Criminal Court since 2017.

Human Rights

We have lawyers specialized in Human Rights, especially our partner Ángela Diaz-Bastien, representing the interests of the most demanding clients before international human rights bodies. These bodies are primarily the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as well as the various United Nations human rights bodies.


We anticipate and address challenges related to the criminal liability of legal entities, designing customized criminal risk prevention programs to meet the specific needs of each company. Our approach ensures corporate integrity and compliance with current legislation.


For more information on how we can assist in your criminal case or extradition process, contact us.