Juan Pedro Cortes

Juan Pedro Cortes

Baker McKenzie Madrid S.L.P.


Juan Pedro Cortes is Senior Associate of Baker McKenzie's Criminal Litigation and Corporate Compliance Department. His work focuses primarily on advising individuals and companies regarding corporate crimes against the Public Treasury, the infringement of workers' rights, environmental crimes, misappropriation, embezzlement, malfeasance or punishable insolvency, as well as the pre-litigious and preventive criminal advice on compliance. In addition, Juan Pedro Cortés has experience in matters of international legal cooperation, extradition procedures and enforcement of European arrest warrants.

Practice Focus

Juan Pedro joined Baker McKenzie in April 2016 working as a member of the Firm's Criminal Litigation and Corporate Compliance team.

Juan Pedro began his career in 2010 in a leading local law firm with a distinct focus white collar crime. After nearly two years, he joined the Department of White Collar Crime and Compliance in another leading law firm, where he continued to focus on the field of economic crimes for four years.

Juan Pedro has participated in numerous public cases in which he acted not only by advising clients, but was also involved in monitoring the procedures, either as defence or prosecution. Among others, one must highlight the following cases: Criminal cases against famous football players for tax fraud; Trama Gürtel (the "Gürtel Conspiracy"), Trama Púnica (the "Púnica Conspiracy"), the corruption cases involving the "EREs de Andalucía" (Redundancy Procedures in Andalusia) or the banking institution known as "Bankia."


  • Madrid~Spain (2010)


  • Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), Madrid (Diploma in Business) (2010)


  • English
  • Spanish


Author, "Joinder of criminal offences in tax matters in light of the Lionel Messi's Sentence," La Ley Magazine, June 2018

Author, "The Deliberate Ignorance Theory and its application in our legal system" La Ley Magazine, October 2016

Author, "The crime of self money laundering under the Amended Criminal Code," SEPIN, October 2015

Co-author (with Sara Martín), "Bankrupcy Crime under the Amended Criminal Code," La Ley Magazine, October 2015

Co-author (with Antonio Camacho Vizcaino), "Criminal Liability of Political Parties," La Ley Magazine, July 2015