Francisco Málaga

Linklaters - Spain

Almagro, 40


+34 600 939 477

Litigation Star

Practice area:

Commercial and transactions
International arbitration

Francisco is a partner in the dispute resolution and arbitration department in Madrid. He has extensive experience in advising corporates and financial institutions on many aspects of litigation. Francisco is a Doctor of Law and has been a tenured lecturer in dispute resolution at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona for more than 20 years. He currently teaches at the Law Faculty of ICADE, in Madrid. Francisco has also published many books, articles and commentaries on various dispute resolution issues and he speaks regularly at seminars and conferences on dispute resolution and insolvency matters.

He has been considered a leading individual in dispute resolution and arbitration in the Chambers editions from 2012 to 2018. Clients praise his availability, quickness to respond and high-quality knowledge. He is described as a very professional lawyer and an excellent litigator.

Francisco is a member of the advisory committee of the Court of Arbitration of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce, the panel of arbitrators at the Barcelona Arbitral Tribunal, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB).

Year Joined Firm: 2009


  • Certificate of Law Degree, issued in Oviedo on 18 March 1994 by the Dean of the University of Oviedo, and final examination passed with the Top National Graduate Prize (Primer Premio Nacional de Licenciatura)
  • Certificate of Doctorate in Law (Dottore in Giurisprudenza) issued in Bologna on 13 August 1996 by the Dean of the University of Bologna, passed with honours (con lode) 
  • Certificate of Doctorate in Law, being issued, for the doctoral thesis on “Lis pendens”, defended on 18 December 1998 at the Law Faculty of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, unanimously passed with honours
  • European Doctorate, commendation by the Postgraduate and Doctorate Committee of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra on 18 September 2003

Languages Spoken:

Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Catalan

Last updated 27th November 2018

  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Insolvency
  • International arbitration
  • Supreme Court
  • White collar crime