León Fernando
Del Canto

Year of call: 1999 (Spanish Bar)
2006 (Bar of England & Wales)

“Fernando has exceptional personal and communication skills, which make him not only very good company but also a real asset in any business development project”

Chris Cooke

Head of International Affairs , Santiago Mediano Abogados

“León is a human with lawyers attitude, he knows his objectives & how to get to them, uses facts & intuition balance judgement details oriented and a very good listener with a heart filled with compassion. León, has the seriousness of his business & tastes the joy of life. León is a methodical person and can gather the best team around him for any business venture he takes responsibility of”

Khalid Al-Mohannadi

CEO, Sago "Social Edutainment Co" & Tetrahydriya, Qatar

“I have worked with León on several business and personal legal projects and appreciate his responsiveness and follow up, his legal insight, expertise and ability to deliver in a timely and cost-effective manner”

Christopher Charleson

Head, International School London, Qatar

About León

León Fernando Del Canto took his first steps as a lawyer in his father’s firm in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. After working in New York for several years he relocated to England, where he worked as an international tax and legal counsel at KPMG, Deloitte and Grant Thornton. In 2006 he became the first Spanish citizen to hold a double qualification as a barrister in England and Spanish Abogado and he joined The Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London. León Fernando Del Canto has practised in Madrid, New York, London and Doha among other places. His international experience gives his firm, Del Canto Chambers, multi-jurisdictional expertise and a solid global vision.

Work Undertaken

• Charities

• EU Law

• Human Rights

• International Law

• International Human Rights

• International Organisations

• Public International Law

• Tax and Immigration

Professional Qualifications

• Member of the Bar Council of England and Wales

• Barrister | The Honourable Society of Lincoln´s Inn (London)

• Lawyer (Abogado) | Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (Spain)

• Lawyer (Abogado) | Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Jerez de la Frontera (Spain)

• Member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (UK)

• Permanent Arbiter in the Court of Arbitration of the Moroccan and Spanish Chamber of Commerce