Mar de Pedraza is the managing partner of De Pedraza Abogados, a boutique law firm specialising in criminal law, committed to providing its clients with highly sophisticated criminal law advice. Its specialist legal advisory services cover the traditional pre-litigation and litigation side of criminal law cases, in which it represents clients as the defence or prosecution, and the more novel ‘preventive’ side of corporate defence and compliance, which has become a central part of criminal law advice since December 2010.

Prior to establishing De Pedraza Abogados in 2011, Ms de Pedraza worked extensively as a white-collar crime lawyer at some of the most prestigious Spanish and multinational law firms, such as Garrigues and the then Baker & McKenzie. She studied at the Complutense University of Madrid (1996) and the University of Bologna (1995), and has been a member of the Madrid Bar Association since 1997.

Ms de Pedraza specialises in white-collar crime (such as offences against financial and socio-economic interests, fraud, criminal insolvency, misappropriation, misrepresentation and falsification of documents, corporate offences, bribery, offences against the tax and social security authorities, among others), corporate compliance and conducting internal investigations (at national and international level).

Ms de Pedraza has been recognised as an expert by various directories and publications. She was the winner of one of Iberian Lawyer’s 40 under Forty Awards 2013 and is currently ranked in Band 2 by Chambers Europe