About Jose

Jose Lazaro is a Solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial team at MKB Law. Jose specialises in corporate matters including mergers & acquisitions, banking transactions and commercial contracts.

He acts for a range of clients including local and international businesses, investment firms, financial institutions and individuals, advising and assisting them with the drafting and negotiation of corporate agreements and commercial contracts. He has experience acting for several banks in Northern Ireland in negotiating and drafting banking documents as well as obtaining security over different assets.

During the years, he has worked in a variety of legal settings on multiple corporate deals for different firms across Northern Ireland and Spain, thus developing significant experience in cross-border business transactions, IT & IP law, shipping and maritime law, customs law, and international trade and transport.

As a dual-qualified Spanish and UK Lawyer, he also provides multi-jurisdictional legal advice to companies and individuals in Northern Ireland and advises members of the Spanish speaking community in Belfast on the laws of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom. Jose’s career highlights include:

Being the first Spanish Lawyer to qualify in Northern Ireland as a Solicitor.

Leading the South American team in a large M&A transaction featured in the Wall Street Journal in which the client was selling its nuclear assets worldwide.

Drafting corporate policies and other bylaws for a Russian company with interests in Bolivia and Venezuela.

Representing a Spanish oil company in the resolution of maritime claims and in the drafting of its commercial and transport agreements.

Negotiating with the Government of Argentina the resolution of arbitration proceedings issued in Paris under ICC Rules.


Law Society of Northern Ireland; Law Society of Ireland; Law Society of England & Wales; Madrid Bar Association – ICAM (Spain); Irish Maritime Law Association


University of Zaragoza – LLB in Law; Pontifical University of Comillas & IME – LLM in Maritime Law and Business; Queen’s University Belfast – Masters in Legal Science; University of Valencia – Postgraduate Diploma in EU Customs Law; Kaplan QLTS / Solicitors Regulation Authority – Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme


English – Fluent; Spanish – Fluent

Outside Interests

Jose enjoys swimming, reading and travelling.

“I engaged with MKB Law to draft our new contract terms and conditions. Wattey Kemnay and Jose Lazaro were highly professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. They clearly understood our requirements and translated all the legal jargon into something we could understand. We would highly recommend MKB Law.” 

Jamie Robinson – EyeKiller – Nov 2020

“The clear and concise advice provided by the Corporate team at MKB Law has enabled us to complete on Share Purchases, Shareholder Agreements and several Joint Ventures. The level of service and professionalism has been what we need to meet the demands of our dynamic and fast moving business.”

Sean McCann – Lagan Group

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