Germany is Spain’s second most important trade partner after France. Exports from Spain to the three German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) amount to 40 billion euros annually, just slightly less than the imports that come from these countries, which amount to 44.4 billion euros. There are German, Austrian and Swiss investments in Spain and vice-versa in practically all industrial sectors.

Germany is a very important trading partner for Portugal: it is the second largest supplier to Portugal and its third largest importer. Portugal boasts an advantageous business environment as well as qualified human resources at a low cost, two highly attractive factors for foreign direct investment. Nearly all leading German, Swiss and Austrian companies have established themselves in Portugal and these countries’ ongoing investment in the country is increasingly significant.

Monereo Meyer Abogados’ law practice stands out from other firms on the Iberian Peninsula – it boasts 40 lawyers, the majority of which speak German and some are additionally qualified to practice in Germany.

Ever since we started out in 1989, we have maintained close working relationships with trusted law firms in the different business centres of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We assist companies from these countries with the establishment of offices in Spain and Portugal as well as with real estate and cross-border finance transactions on the Iberian Peninsula. Furthermore, Monereo Meyer Abogados forms part of the only network of German-speaking law practices in the world, CBBL (

The lawyers who make up our firm’s German Desk are perfectly acquainted with the commercial culture of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and with the legal system of these countries.