THE FIRM This Spanish giant maintains an impressive TMT practice, with outstanding capabilities in all aspects of the area. The IT team's broad expertise includes privacy, data protection and outsourcing for a range of domestic and multinational clients. It has been particularly busy advising on cloud computing in recent times. The telecoms practice is widely regarded as being amongst the finest in the market, with sources praising its skill and consistently excellent advice. It covers both regulatory and transactional matters, winning particular recognition for its work on transactions. On the media side, the group's recent work centred on M&A mandates, as well as providing day-to-day advice to media companies on a range of issues.
Sources say: “The advice that we receive is always detailed and practical, enabling us to get a clear idea of the issues at stake. The team's responses always cater to the client.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS José Pérez Santos is widely recognised as an experienced and talented telecoms lawyer. Clients are quick to praise him, reporting that “he is creative, knows how to build a project, and is very business-oriented.”
Sources note media contact Teresa Paz-Ares's impressive reputation and visibility on media transactions.
Department head Pablo González-Espejo “is a balanced, sophisticated lawyer. He knows where you want to get and helps you to get there. He is not too aggressive and will be diplomatic when necessary.” He covers both technology and telecoms transactions.
Clients value technology partner Cecilia Álvarez and note that “whatever we ask, she has worked on something similar, which is very reassuring. The most important thing is that she always gives a straight answer – there are no grey areas.”