Ignacio D. Morillas-Paredes is a dual qualified Spanish lawyer and English solicitor who moved to the UK in 1999. He is a Partner at Colman Coyle and heads the Spanish – Latin American Desk.
Ever since he has been dealing with English law particularly in ADR, litigation, international arbitration and class action cases.
He also assists international clients in setting up in business in the UK in a wide range of issues such as commercial leases, employment, insolvency or corporate commercial issues.
He is a member of several international organisations and is a Committee member of the Board of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the UK.
Ignacio is also a founder of the Spanish Dinner Club in London and an avid fundraiser/supporter of different charity organisations, such as Barnardo’s, International Red Cross and particularly Centro Social de Mayores Miguel de Cervantes (link below).
The Spanish financial newspaper Expansion named him as one of the 50 people that one should know in the City.
Ignacio is regularly invited to conferences as a speaker and features on Spanish TV, newspapers and radio programs in relation to English legal issues or Brexit related matters.
Ignacio D. Morillas-Paredes tiene la doble cualificación Abogado Español y Solicitor Ingles se traslado al Reino Unido en 1999. Es Socio del despacho Colman Coyle y es responsable del Spanish & Latin American desk.
Desde su llegada ha tratado siempre temas relacionados con legislación Inglesa y particularmente, Resolución Alternativa de Conflictos, Procesal, Arbitraje Internacional o Demandas en Masa.
Asesora a clientes internacionales a establecerse en esta jurisdicción, desde la adopción de la forma jurídica correcta, contratos de locales comerciales de alquiler o compra, contratos laborales o cuestiones Societarias y Corporativas.
Es miembro de varias organizaciones Internacionales y parte del Comité ejecutivo de la Cámara de Comercio de España en el Reino Unido.
Ignacio es también fundador del Spanish Dinner Club en Londres, ávido “fundraiser” apoyando a diferentes causas sin animo de lucro como Barnardo’s, Cruz Roja Internacional y en particular el Centro Social de Mayores Miguel de Cervantes. (Enlace mas abajo)
El periódico financiero Expansión en un articulo en el 2012 lo menciona como una de las 50 personas que se deben conocer en la City. “Los 50 nombres imprescindibles de la City”
Ignacio es invitado con regularidad como ponente a conferencias, entrevistado en la TV, periódicos y programas de radio en conexión con temas de legislación Inglesa o relacionados con el Brexit.
Ongoing property advice to a Spanish Government Institution. Including previously advising them on the sale of a prestigious institute building in Belgravia, London. The sale of the £15m building involved creating a bidding process not only to secure the best price but to ensure compliance with Spanish law.
Advising Spanish jewellery retailer on their UK expansion, most recently through securing shop premise in the prestigious Westfield shopping mall.
Advising a well known Spanish bakery chain on their UK expansion including commercial property advice. They have plans to open 60 stores in London over the next 3 years.
Acting for various large Spanish clothing companies in connection with employment law contracts.
Acting for a retailer of Spanish ham products, to deal with retail premises.
Acting for various Spanish SMEs on cases concerning company matters, ranging from company formations to shareholder agreements.
“Desde Afterbanks, the PSD2 API for banking, llevábamos trabajando unos meses con un despacho en Inglaterra con el cual no se obtenían los resultados que se requerían para nuestros objetivos. Me recomendaron que contactase con Ignacio David Morillas-Paredes, y así lo hice durante las Navidades. Al explicarle el problema, me comentó como se desarrollarían los acontecimientos, cuáles serían los tiempos para su resolución y las tarifas. Todo se cumplió tal y como tratamos telefónicamente. Ignacio, junto con su equipo en Colman Coyle han obtenido el resultado que buscábamos, en un breve período de tiempo y de una manera muy profesional. ¡Gracias!”
“We had instructed a solicitors firm in England but unfortunately, we were not getting anywhere with them. I was recommended to contact Ignacio David Morillas-Paredes, which I did over the Christmas period. After explaining the issues we encountered, he advised over the phone how we should deal with the matter, time frame and costs involved. Everything that was discussed over the phone happened as forecasted in our phone call. Ignacio along with his team at Colman Coyle, have done a very good job in a timely and very professional manner. Thank you!” Cristina Muñoz Pérez, Afterbanks
“My Spanish company has recently had a legal issue in the UK with an British company. I contacted Ignacio Morillas to have legal advice from the law firm Colman Coyle in which he is a Partner. Ignacio’s response was immediate, diligent and very professional. Finally, this legal case has had a satisfactory result for the company I represent and in a very agile way and without complications. I consider Ignacio Morillas to be a lawyer who provides legal advice based on the trust and knowledge of Spanish companies and the legal framework in the UK, which makes him an excellent legal partner in the UK.” Paloma Moreno Garcia, Global Business Director, Hifas da Terra
“In my search for a subject matter specialist, I received multiple recommendations to seek Ignacio’s legal advice. It was spot on. Ignacio holds the unique skill of providing high quality legal advice while providing very timely, accurate, efficient and friendly counsel. He understood the complexities of the case extremely quickly and was able to offer sound legal advice that ultimately led to a preferred and practical solution in a very short timeframe. I will certainly seek his advice again and highly recommend him.” Federico Forni, Vice President, Deutsche Bank
“I have been working closely with Ignacio and Colman Coyle since we decided to open a subsidiary in UK. Ignacio is a brilliant and experienced professional with a solid legal background and a great commercial vision. If it comes to UK legal advice, he and his team should be an excellent choice.” José Luis Segura Pérez, Director Jurídico, ACTIU
“We were very pleased with the outcome Colman Coyle achieved for us in our contract dispute. Initially Ignacio Morillas advised us informally of what the process may involve, the likely costs and the possible outcomes. He asked some very honest and intelligent questions to help us determine whether we should pursue the matter or not. Once we agreed a course of action, Ignacio and the team at Colman Coyle pursued a settlement outcome that would be in the interests of both parties. They responded quickly and effectively to the other parties tactics. In the end the dispute was resolved quickly and to our satisfaction, avoiding what could have been a protracted and costly court action.” Pete Gionis, Director, Leviathan Entertainment
“En los años que llevo colaborando con Ignacio Morillas-Paredes me he dado cuenta de que es una persona capaz de resolver problemas con creatividad, que se adapta perfectamente a los cambios, que tiene facilidad para el aprendizaje rápido y que es capaz, por tanto, de afrontar situaciones de crisis sin importar el volumen de trabajo o la cantidad y complejidad de elementos involucrados. Si a esto añadimos su escrupuloso cuidado en el trato y su calidad humana, todo lo anterior se podría resumir en que trabajar con él es un placer.”
“In all the years of collaboration with Ignacio Morillas-Paredes, I have come to realise that he is able to solve problems in a creative fashion, he is able to adapt quickly to changes, and he is a quick learner; therefore he is capable of facing complicated scenarios regardless of the volume or complexity of the work involved. If I add to that the way he takes scrupulous care of his professional relationships, it would lead me to say that it is a pleasure to work with him.” Ignacio Arias, Abogado
“BETCAT’s needs for legal advice in England has been served by Ignacio Morillas-Paredes through his legal practice, Colman Coyle Solicitors. They have always been fully available, very professional and has shown a great understanding of our commercial interests which provide us with the peace of mind of knowing we are in safe hands”. Director, BETCATS
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