Diego Espigado

Diego Espigado


Email diego.espigado@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 80 49

Fax +34 91 349 82 00

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese, German

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

As a passionate criminal law litigator, Diego Espigado focuses on white-collar crimes, including tax frauds, swindles, corporate offences, offences related to health and safety in workplace, offences against intellectual and industrial property, and bribery. He has also counselled in forgeries, threats, slanders, and defamation cases, as well as in extradition procedures.

His experience in designing corporate compliance programmes and the business law executive degree he completed provide him with a wide knowledge of companies' working and the ability to perform as defence and prosecuting counsel of both individuals and companies, international and domestic.

He has advised companies from various sectors, including the food industry, the automotive sector, financial institutions, telecommunications, hotel business, infrastructure, consulting services, etc.

Diego graduated in law and in political science, both completed with the mark "outstanding" and was granted with two Excellent Academic Performance Scholarships and a scholarship to study in the University of Cologne (Germany).

He has participated as speaker in academic and business conferences, is author of some scholar dissertations, and speaks Spanish and Portuguese as native, full English, and fluent German.

Representative experience

Advising a senior manager of a world top-three dairy sector company in a criminal lawsuit filed by alleged misappropriation

Counselling a Spanish top-five banking institution in prosecuting economic malfeasance committed by its directors and senior managers.

Defending a director of Spanish National Railway Administrator in criminal proceedings arisen out of a derailment

Designing and implementing a corporate compliance programme within a major tire manufacturer company.

Assisting a Russian businessman in extradition proceedings brought against him by the Russian Attorney General's Office regarding a purported swindle committed against the Russian Exchequer.

Defending two Russian businesspersons facing criminal charges for money-laundering.

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