Castilla, Ramón

Ramón Castilla


Ramón Castilla has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate M&A and real estate lawyer.

Ramóns' main expertise is advising on corporate and real estate operations such as: 

  • Purchase and sale of the companies operating in the real estate sector; 
  • Purchase and lease back of all types of real estate assets (department stores, office buildings, industrial premises, hotels); 
  • Sale & Lease Back operations of real estate assets; 
  • Financing and corporate restructuring of real estate groups;
  • Lease agreements acting for both landlords and tenants; 
  • Hotel operation and commercial management agreements; 
  • Turn key and forward funding agreements; 
  • M&A, corporate and business law and assistance on Due Diligence processes acting for both the Seller Due Diligence and for the Purchaser Due Diligence.

His expertise also covers advising international groups on their hydrocarbon research projects in Spain.

Our Spanish Real Estate Practice has been awarded as “Real Estate Law Firm of the Year” in 2009, 2010 and 2011, by several international legal publications (ACQ Finance Magazine; Corporate INTL Magazine, etc.). 

Ramón is:

  • A regular speaker at various legal forums and conferences. 
  • A Lecturer of the “Corporate – Real Estate” course at the master in international law (LLM) in the ISDE (Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía).
  • An Author of several articles published in economic and legal publications.


  • Advising on the acquisition, promotion, construction, development and leasing processes of different retail parks in Spain.
  • Advising on a major sale and leaseback transaction on hypermarkets executed in Spain.
  • Advising on the financial and corporate restructuring of several shopping centers including one of the largest shopping center transactions in Spain.
  • Advising on the financial and corporate restructuring of Spain-based hotels including the negotiation of their management contracts.
  • Advising on the leasing process for the largest shopping center in Europe.
  • Advising on the leaseback and development of real estate properties (commercial projects, offices, etc.), located in Spain.
  • Advising on the financial and corporate restructuring of both national and international groups.
  • Advising on several hydrocarbon research projects by foreign groups in Spain including their relations with the corresponding public administrations.


  • University of Brussels, Master in European Legal Studies, 1997
  • Universidad de Granada, Law Degree, 1995


  • Málaga, 1995
  • Madrid, 1998


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Clients describe department head Ramón Castilla as a "dedicated and experienced professional whose knowledge of the area is impressive." He focuses on sale and leaseback operations, restructuring of real estate groups, lease agreements and financing. Chambers Europe, 2015.
  • Recognized for “his dedication, rigour and commercial capacity; he’s always on top of everything, he doesn’t miss a beat and that gives me great peace of mind” and for “his ability to maintain his focus and determination whilst delivery a client-friendly service” Chambers Europe, 2014.
  • Recognized for his "client-oriented ethic and solution driven approach to cases" as well as for "his ability to maintain his focus and determination whilst delivering a client-friendly service." Chambers Europe, 2013.
  • Recognized as an "excellent professional" and "wins praise from clients for his diplomacy, common sense, responsiveness and adeptness at working with both domestic and international parties." Chambers Europe, 2012.

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