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Public Law — Spain


Clifford Chance S.L. - Public Law

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Band 1

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Juan José Lavilla
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Provides top-quality services in public sector disputes, with an impressive caseload of contentious-administrative appeals against changes to regulatory regimes for the energy, pharmaceuticals or automotive sectors. Handles administrative law claims against decisions made by regional environment and planning authorities, with further experience in litigation brought by Spanish infrastructure concessionaires. Also covers the regulatory aspects of transactions, with a broad client base spanning top-tier public and private companies, financial institutions and government entities.

Strengths Clients say that to instruct the firm is "a guarantee of good work."

The department is particularly recommended for "international issues and international clients" owing to its extensive global network and know-how.

Work highlights Acted for Grupo Itevelesa on disputes with several autonomous governments across Spain concerning the provision of technical vehicle inspection services.

Represented ICL in a series of administrative appeals and Supreme Court proceedings to defend the mining activities of group company Iberpotash.

Significant clients Goldman Sachs, Grupo Villar Mir, Iberdrola, Endesa, Carrefour.

Notable practitioners

Juan José Lavilla combines impressive abilities in the areas of environment, energy and telecommunications to assist his clients. He represents a long list of powerful names from the electricity and pharmaceutical sectors, whom he assists both with ongoing advisory matters and with major disputes mandates. He often handles administrative appeals against the state to challenge the substance or application of new regulatory regimes. He is widely renowned in the market as "a real maestro of public law."

Jose Luis Zamarro receives praise for his work both on public law litigation and on transactions in regulated sectors. His experience spans several industries, including telecommunications and construction and he is appointed to act on infrastructure mandates across Spain.

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Cuatrecasas - Public Law

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Luis Pérez de Ayala
- 14 partners
- 50 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished team spread across the Iberian Peninsula, with smaller regional bases supporting larger teams in Barcelona and Madrid. Active in a range of contentious public law matters, such as administrative claims against the award of high-value public contracts and judicial reviews of decisions made by public bodies. Assists private companies with changes to the terms of public service concessions. Also handles cases with significant criminal law implications alongside a steady stream of non-contentious mandates relating to public procurement and PPP projects. Offers proven knowledge of regulated markets such as energy, automotive, transport and healthcare.

Strengths Clients appreciate that "they are really fast and available 24 hours a day to attend to our needs or help with any doubts."

"They have a very good understanding of the law and of the client, so they really put you at ease with their advice and opinions," adds one interviewee.

Work highlights Represented Bombardier in its challenge to the bid specifications set out by Renfe for a EUR2.64 billion supply and maintenance contract for high-speed trains.

Assisted TUSGSAL with disputes against the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority relating to tenders for contracts to run airport shuttle and night bus services.

Significant clients Canal de Isabel II, Banco de España, OHL, Dragados, Ribera Salud.

Notable practitioners

"Experienced litigator" Nicolás González-Deleito receives praise for his work concerning public procurement and expropriation. Standout mandates include advice to major global corporates on disputes over public tenders in addition to work as counsel to Spanish public institutions. He is well versed in mandates concerning an array of sectors, from road infrastructure to aviation.

Albert Raventós has notable activity in the areas of transport and infrastructure. He defended the project company responsible for the construction of high-speed railway links in Sant Andreu in a claim brought by Adif seeking the repayment of public funds for non-performance of the contract. Clients are impressed with his dedication and remark that "he is capable of finding arguments in the jurisprudence and presenting them well in court."

Luis Pérez de Ayala is known among peers for his strong focus on the energy sector. Recent work highlights include advice to Escal UGS on criminal and administrative proceedings flowing from its closure of the Castor project.

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Garrigues - Public Law

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alfredo Fernández Rancaño
- 19 partners
- 79 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for First-rate department with an impressive network of offices across Spain that offer outstanding national market coverage. Acts for a wealth of private and public companies on advisory mandates, including assistance with public procurement processes or regulatory compliance in the infrastructure, energy, tourism, financial services and healthcare industries. Has strong capabilities in contentious matters, with an impressive track record in judicial reviews of administrative concessions and appeals against decisions made by planning and environment authorities. Counts several important new names as additions to its client roster, including Threesixty Developments.

Strengths "They can focus their legal solutions in a way that is practical and is adapted to my organisation's particular situation," explains one source.

Market commentators appreciate the firm's ability to provide comprehensive advice, saying: "Most issues have a part dealing with the administration and other parts dealing with civil or criminal courts, and in those situations the lawyers can work together in a team."

Work highlights Successfully represented Unibail-Rodamco in Supreme Court proceedings to challenge limits imposed by Basque planning authorities on land available for commercial premises.

Advised Iberdrola Generación on adaptation to the new ownership regime of nuclear plants under the Nuclear Energy Law.

Significant clients Carrefour, Deloitte, Avanza Group, Estampaciones Mayo, ONCE.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators recognise Carmen Chinchilla's important supporting role in many of the firm's complex public law matters. She assists with the technical and academic aspects of instructions coming from the telecommunications, infrastructure and media sectors.

Peers report that Alfredo Fernández Rancaño "is respected and well known in this area." He regularly takes on important administrative law matters for leading entities from the retail, health and public sectors. Interviewees note his particular skill in PPP projects and administrative concessions, saying: "He has a very clear approach and it's always a pleasure to work with him."

Market sources comment that Lluis Cases "has lots of experience and is active in many sectors." He heads the firm's Barcelona administrative law practice.

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo - Public Law

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Band 1

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Carlos Vázquez Cobos
- 7 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Appointed by a variety of private and public entities with activity in the financial, education and life sciences industries. Stands out for advice to public authorities on disputed concession contracts and on regulatory questions arising from infrastructure, port and water treatment projects. Assists private companies with permit and licence applications, with the preparation of concession contract bids and with administrative proceedings to enforce public contracts or to challenge the outcomes of public tenders.

Strengths "The team provides us with intelligent and useful strategies," states one interviewee.

"They have really in-depth knowledge of the market and of what kind of assistance my company needs," says another client, adding: "They are easygoing people who speak to me in plain language."

Work highlights Represented Capgemini España in contentious appeals against the Spanish Ministry of Justice over amounts due from administrative contracts.

Assisted the Badajoz local government with issues surrounding a concession to build and operate a car park.

Significant clients Ferrovial, Mercadona, INTERPORC, FEMP, BBVA.

Notable practitioners

Juan Alfonso Santamaría Pastor is lauded for his lengthy experience and aptitude in all manner of public law instructions. "He is one of the professors with the most prestige in this field," says one peer, going on to say: "He provides a very clear insight on every regulatory or public law matter."

Sources remark that Carlos Vázquez Cobos "works 24/7 and knows everything about public law." Interviewees further note his particular expertise in environmental law and his previous experience working within the administration. He leads many of the firm's major contentious and non-contentious public law mandates.

Market commentators appreciate that Irene Fernández Pujol "understands my company's business situation" and is "really responsive and hard-working." She has notable expertise in the life sciences space as part of her broader public law practice.

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Pérez-Llorca - Public Law

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Ramón de Hoces and Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo
- 4 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acclaimed domestic practice boasting a comprehensive approach to public law matters. Represents companies in litigation proceedings against public bodies or state-owned entities, with a strong focus on disputed public works contracts in the rail transport and infrastructure sectors. Often assists private and public companies with EU law challenges to Spanish legislation that are litigated before top domestic courts or the ECJ. Also attracts significant attention for experience in high-profile privatisation processes.

Strengths Clients appreciate the lawyers' practical approach, saying: "They go very deep into the process and try to bring together both the technical and legal aspects of the problem."

"I value the lawyers' knowledge of public and private Spanish law and their dedication and effort to achieve our interests," says one interviewee.

Work highlights Assisted OHL with litigation against Adif over an accident which took place during public works to build a railway in Catalonia.

Acted for AIReF on administrative proceedings against an order issued by the Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations that limited the former's access to information.

Significant clients AENA, Grupo Azvi, Vías y Construcciones, Santander, COMSA Corporación.

Notable practitioners

José Ramón de Hoces is known to peers as a main driving force behind the firm's success in building a leading public law department. He regularly assists public entities and private companies with litigation and administrative appeals against public authorities. Clients appreciate his direct involvement in cases and say that "he has a very clear vision of the needs of my company."

Juan Rodríguez Cárcamo wins praise from both peers and clients for his handling of public law proceedings that require detailed knowledge of European law. "He focuses very well on the issues," says one interviewee, while another adds: "He has great knowledge of our matters, is always available and leads a good team."

Beatriz García impresses clients for her rigorous approach and her ability to be "flexible in negotiations with the administration." She often plays a supporting role in construction and infrastructure disputes.

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In 2015, Pérez-Llorca opened two foreign offices in London and New York. Pérez-Llorca advises on Spanish law in both offices. Our offices assist Pérez-Llorca’s clients with the development of their projects and serve as a gateway for our firm to collaborate closely with local firms.

From our London office located in the City, our firm advises on cross-border transactions and provides our expertise to UK-based clients (mainly financial entities, funds, corporates and law firms) investing in the Spanish market.

From our New York office located on Park Avenue, we advise clients on Spanish law and adapt our multidisciplinary assessment to their needs in the US and Latin America.


Uría Menéndez - Public Law

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Mariano Magide
- 7 partners
- 36 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Pre-eminent department that benefits from the reputations of leading partners based in both Madrid and Barcelona. Acts for major clients in a huge range of sectors, including utilities, pharmaceutical, aviation and TMT. Handles all facets of public law, with an impressive track record in appeals against decisions made by regional and central government regulatory bodies. Assists with the drafting of reports aimed at promoting changes to existing legal frameworks. Scope of expertise also extends to public procurement matters.

Strengths "They are always absolutely available; sometimes the deadlines we have are really urgent and we can count on Uría to meet them," says one client.

Interviewees appreciate that "working with Uría makes it easy to communicate with the administration and for them to understand our problems."

Work highlights Represented Atresmedia in a EUR333.5 million claim raised against the government of Spain relating to the closure of three television channels.

Prepared a report for SEOPAN and the CEOE on the legal framework applicable to PPPs in the construction and infrastructure sectors.

Significant clients Movistar, Bankia, BBVA, Quirónsalud, AENA.

Notable practitioners

Jesús Remón Peñalver handles a broad range of commercial disputes including high-value claims against public authorities on behalf of key financial sector and media clients. He also handles public contracts and administrative concessions issues. He has a tremendous reputation among peers for his handling of complex cases.

Clients appreciate that José Miguel Fatás "has a team but in the end it is always him who directly talks to me." He also earns praise for being flexible to accommodate suggestions from clients. He assisted key client Movistar with diverse contentious and advisory matters.

Mariano Magide is praised for his simple communication style and the fact that "all of his opinions are down-to-earth and not only legally strong but also realistic." He regularly represents important clients in the telecommunications, health and banking sectors in major litigation mandates.

Market sources note that Barcelona-based Daniel Ripley's previous experience as a state attorney is a valuable asset in public law matters. He has a strong reputation for work in a broad range of corporate and litigation matters.

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Allen & Overy LLP - Public Law

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Pablo Mayor
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-reputed team typically instructed by leading names from the telecommunications, media and infrastructure sectors. Advises on major local projects as well as providing key clients with continuous regulatory support on their activities in Spain. Benefits from an integrated international network.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the lawyers' deep knowledge and say that "they provide high-quality documents and are fast in their responses."

Clients report the team to be agile and add that "the service provided is excellent."

Work highlights Assisted Desarollo Urbanístico de Chamartín with the environmental and planning issues associated with the Paseo de la Castellana development project.

Advised Disney Channel Spain on regulatory and administrative matters.

Significant clients MTV, Abertis, Cellnex Telecom, JCDecaux.

Notable practitioners

Sources enthuse that Pablo Mayor "stands out for his direct involvement in our issues.” He boasts extensive experience as counsel to leading private telecoms and infrastructure companies, to whom he provides ongoing advice relating to regulatory or administrative issues. Interviewees highlight his experience as a state lawyer and explain: “He is very skilled in negotiations with the administration because he knows how it functions.”

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Linklaters - Public Law

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Band 2

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: José Giménez
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top choice for cross-border mandates due to its vast international footprint. Recent work highlights span diverse public law matters including appeals against energy or telecoms regulators, participation in public tenders and advisory mandates clarifying the scope of applicable regulations. Offers further support to companies buying or investing in companies from heavily regulated sectors.

Strengths Market interviewees are impressed by the lawyers' "effectiveness, speed and the great added value of their contributions."

Sources note the firm's strength in litigation, saying: "They have deep knowledge of our sector and give good advice on strategy and on the small details that we need to know in order to improve the quality of our case."

Work highlights Assisted The Carlyle Group with its EUR350 million purchase of Cupire Padesa, including its heavily regulated mining concessions.

Advised Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Incus Capital Advisors on a loan agreement with concessionaire company Port Med Barcelona to finance the construction of a marina and dry dock at the port of Barcelona.

Significant clients Red Eléctrica de España, Globalvia, Gas Natural SDG, Iberdrola, Telefónica.

Notable practitioners

José Giménez combines a market-leading presence in telecommunications and energy law with a powerful reputation in general public law. He is repeatedly singled out as a top choice for contentious regulatory work. He also advises on M&A transactions that involve heavily regulated or public entities. Sources state: "He writes very well, is very good in court and has a good overall vision of the problem."

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Ramón y Cajal Abogados - Public Law

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Band 2

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: José Ignacio Vega
- 5 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong domestic offering drawing on vast regulatory know-how in a range of sectors including healthcare, water, construction and energy. Often advises on contentious-administrative appeals, concession agreement issues or the advertising of heavily regulated products. Counts several key names as important recent additions to its client list, such as Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras.

Strengths Clients are happy with the team "not only for the knowledge and the background that they have but also for their attitude in terms of service; there is a dialogue with the client and they look for the different possibilities that we have."

Market commentators report that the department comprises "an excellent team and the information they provide is very valuable."

Work highlights Acted for Solvay on an appeal before the Spanish Supreme Court relating to the free allocation of allowances for greenhouse gas emissions under the EU's emissions trading scheme.

Assisted ANEFP with the creation of an approved guide for the public advertising of medication for human use.

Significant clients AESEG, Grupo Ortiz, Suez Environnement, EDP - Energias de Portugal, Cunext Copper Industries.

Notable practitioners

Pablo Silván receives praise for his advice on public procurement issues. His diverse practice includes PPP matters and contentious-administrative appeals. Clients value that his “reports are always detailed, clear and with suggestions about the possibilities we can take.” "He is completely available and meets deadlines," adds one interviewee.

Market commentators appreciate that José Ignacio Vega “sees what are the most important points and focuses very clearly on those issues," adding: "He is very calm and has a practical point of view." He leverages his previous experience working within the Spanish administration to attract significant mandates for clients in the life sciences and environmental sectors. Sources say that "he has a deep knowledge of the procedures that the authorities follow and the main arguments to which they are sensitive."

Department profile by Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Our Public Law team offers highest-quality services in the fields of litigation, government contracts (including PPP projects) and regulatory issues (including regulatory enactment and discussions with regulatory authorities), actively participating in the infrastructures, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, energy, water, transportation and telecommunications markets.

We regularly provide advice to both public and private institutions in all aspects of administrative law, such as procedures for the preparation of general legal provisions, administrative organisation, public sector procurement, state aid and subsidies, state-owned assets and administrative liability, among others.

We collaborate with various public, state, regional or local agencies in the restructuring of industries or specific bodies.

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  • Compulsory expropriation
  • Disciplinary capacity of administrative law
  • Appeals in the administrative and contentious-administrative phases
  • Structuring of Public-Private Partnerships
  • Regulatory advice

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Ariño y Villar, Abogados - Public Law

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Band 3

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What the team is known for Long-standing Madrid-based boutique that offers a comprehensive overview of public law matters. Represents construction or energy sector clients in administrative proceedings, with further expertise in public grants, environmental regulations and project finance. Has recognised prestige in academic circles owing to the reputations of key team members.

Strengths Interviewees are impressed with the firm's accessibility and state that the small size of the firm is a bonus. "I can call them whenever I need and they will answer and give me in-depth advice," explains one client.

"They are very strong from a technical point of view," adds another interviewee.

Notable practitioners

Gaspar Ariño Ortiz maintains a glowing reputation in the public law landscape and is singled out for his prolific academic writing practice. Interviewees report that "he is a great master in Spanish public law."

Jose Luis Villar Ezcurra is widely regarded as "a good lawyer with a lot of experience." He attracts attention for his academic contributions to the public law field.

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Baker McKenzie - Public Law

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Pablo Dorronsoro and Xavier Junquera
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong local team spread between offices in Barcelona and Madrid. Represents large multinational corporations in a range of public law matters such as the preparation of public tender bids, the defence of winning bidders against claims by unsuccessful tender participants and disputes with authorities relating to the execution of public contracts. Also handles contentious and non-contentious compliance matters, including those relating to the launch of new technologies or services.

Strengths "It is very easy for me to always speak with the partner," says one interviewee, adding: "He is fully available and gives me practical feedback in real time."

Sources say that the lawyers "prepare everything in a short time and in a perfect way."

Work highlights Acted for ATOS IT Solutions and Services Iberia on its defence against two appeals filed by competitors. Both appeals concerned a public contract awarded by the government of Cantabria for IT systems.

Advised Sony on a tender launched by Televisión de Galicia for the supply of technical equipment. The value of the contract was EUR12 million.

Significant clients Abbott Laboratories, Siemens, SAREB, OHL, Michael Kors.

Notable practitioners

Pablo Dorronsoro often assists companies with litigation against authorities relating to the performance of public contracts or administrative appeals in the case of unsuccessful bids. Interviewees value his hands-on approach and note: “He doesn't just know the law but also the practical aspects and the real-life way in which the law is applied." "He is great in an emergency situation because he is so quick," adds one client.

Xavier Junquera is singled out for being “very customer-oriented, always available and proactive in solving any problem." He is notably active in environmental issues, with his work regularly touching on water, waste or large infrastructure projects. His skill in administrative court proceedings was showcased in advice to Airbnb on its dispute with the Catalan government over compliance with local regulations for the tourism sector.

José María Bruguera is described as "very sharp and great in terms of building a client relationship." He is based in Barcelona and acts on diverse mandates in the hospitality and waste sectors.

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CMS - Public Law

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Band 3

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Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid public law practice which serves a variety of listed domestic companies, governmental bodies and local branches of major multinationals. Covers all angles of public law including advice on bids for public contracts and due diligence of concession contracts in support of planned investments. Assists with appeals against public administration relating to tender procedures or the financial terms of concessions. Has clients in the infrastructure, healthcare, energy and telecommunications sectors.

Strengths "They have a very high technical level and a deep knowledge of how public administration functions," say clients.

One interviewee reports that the lawyers "are very attentive in their treatment of clients," going on to explain: "We have their mobile phone numbers and if we call them they always respond immediately."

Work highlights Advised Ricoh España on public procurement appeals raised against the authorities.

Advised Globalvia on the status of concessions owned by potential acquisition target Grupo Itinere.

Significant clients Hertz, ATISAE, Diagnostica Stago, Equipamientos Deportivos y de Ocio, Ferrovial.

Notable practitioners

New addition to the rankings Jaime Almenar attracts particular praise from peers for his work in the energy sector. Sources appreciate his collaborative style together with the fact that "he is really smart and always has the right solution."

Clients report that Javier Torre de Silva is "supportive and available," adding: "He is able to understand the situation and give us an alternative solution." Peers further highlight his vast legal knowledge, saying: "He is very technical, hands-on in cases and reliable."

Maria Guinot impresses commentators who observe that "she is very intelligent and has a lot of ability." She acts on litigation and judicial review mandates relating to public works contracts or tenders.

Department profile by CMS

The Public Law and Regulated Sectors area of CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo is able to boast a team of professionals with vast experience in the public and private sectors, enabling us to provide advice based on well-rounded knowledge of the regulation applicable to all types of economic activity. In an increasingly regulated environment, with multiple sources of national and cross-border legislation in which EU Law features heavily, the minimisation of regulatory risks has become the key to business success.

Our team is composed of lawyers affiliated to the most prestigious Government organisations and is highly regarded in the field of public law, advising on all forms of relationships with different authorities and Public Sector organisations, including: public procurement, compulsory purchase orders, pecuniary liability, public authority assets, disciplinary proceedings, licences and permits, subsidies and judicial reviews.

We have a widely-renowned track record in different areas of regulation (energy, the finance sector, TMT), providing comprehensive advice to countless domestic and international clients including some of the leading Spanish players in each respective sector. Based on deep-rooted knowledge of the client’s business and the creation of added value, our proactive approach has transformed us into an essential part of their day-to-day activity.


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Tornos Abogados, S.L.P. - Public Law

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Band 3

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What the team is known for Barcelona-based boutique with a notable presence in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Acts on various disputes relating to public contracts, including claims against relevant authorities for amounts owed. Also advises on public tenders and on regulatory compliance.

Strengths Clients are impressed with the firm's "effectiveness, speed of response and dedication to the client."

Market interviewees state: "It's a very well-established niche law firm."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Joaquín Tornos Mas maintains an impressive reputation for his work on public law mandates in the Catalan market. Sources say that "he is an influential person in the field" and that "his legal opinions are well considered around the market."

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DLA Piper Spain - Public Law

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Ignacio Monedero and José Manuel Sala
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Handles a range of contentious and advisory mandates linked to regulatory compliance and public contracts. Assists with public tenders, concession agreements and related contentious-administrative appeals. Has notable recent activity on behalf of companies active in the financial and pharmaceutical sectors. Important additions to the team's client list include the Junta of Castile and León.

Strengths "My communication with the lawyers is very fluent," says one client, adding: "We speak in my language and they understand me quickly."

"I really appreciate their ability to understand our specific problem, their commitment to our issues and their perseverance," notes another interviewee.

Work highlights Assisted Physio-Control with all issues relating to its participation in public tenders in the Spanish healthcare sector.

Acted for a syndicate of financial entities on multiple issues concerning the refinancing of concessionaires responsible for the R-3, R-4 and R-5 toll motorways around Madrid.

Significant clients Lubrizol Advanced Materials Spain, G.P. Manufacturas del Acero, CaixaBank, BBVA, St. Jude Medical.

Notable practitioners

Sources report that José Manuel Sala Arquer is an authoritative presence in the courts and is "deeply knowledgeable when it comes to the administrative institutions." Peers note that his strong expertise in energy and electrical matters has earned him roles in high-profile energy sector litigation topics. He also assists with non-contentious matters, as shown in advice to the Junta of Castile and León on the development of new regulations relating to vehicle inspection services.

José Ignacio Monedero is recommended by peers for his practical approach. He handles contentious matters concerning public tenders and the financing of toll road concessionaires.

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EY Abogados - Public Law

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Félix Plasencia
- 2 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Offers extensive knowledge on regulatory matters, providing both day-to-day advice and representation before the courts or regulatory authorities. Primarily handles disputes over administrative concessions and construction contracts with an emphasis on the construction, aviation and telecommunications sectors. Also stands out for work on behalf of significant public bodies.

Strengths "Their direct and personal approach to us as clients makes us feel like we are working with a boutique firm," says one impressed client.

Clients appreciate that the lawyers "are always very interested in understanding our business," adding: "They work with us to understand every detail."

Work highlights Assisted the autonomous government of Madrid with the reorganisation of its radio and television entities and the transfer of these services to new public company Radio Televisión Madrid.

Represented Xeresa Golf in a EUR10 million dispute against the Ministry of Economy relating to subsidies awarded for the development of the Villaitana Wellness Golf & Business Sun Resort.

Significant clients Agencia del Agua de Castilla-La Mancha, Medtronic, Autonomous Government of Castile-La Mancha, Sampol.

Notable practitioners

Félix Plasencia impresses clients with his “communication skills and assertiveness.” He is frequently appointed to represent both Spanish autonomous governments and state-owned companies in complex advisory matters. He also represents private clients in litigation against the authorities.

Department profile by EY Abogados

EY Abogados has broad and sophisticated experience on advising companies from all regulated sectors and also counts on a deep knowledge of public administrations procedures and their control institutions. Our leading practitioners advise our clients on a daily basis and represent them in all manner of proceedings before the regulatory authorities and the Courts.

EY Abogados cuenta con una amplia experiencia en el asesoramiento jurídico y asistencia en materia de contratación del Sector Público dirigido tanto a las entidades del sector público como a las entidades privadas licitadoras en los procedimientos de contratación con el sector público.

Esta experiencia se ha desarrollado en muy diversos sectores siendo los que más complejidad han mostrado, en particular, los correspondientes a las adjudicaciones de procedimientos de colaboración público-privada.

Nuestros servicios en materia de contratación con el Sector Público comprenden, entre otros, los siguientes:

  • Asesoramiento jurídico a entidades del Sector Público en la preparación, seguimiento, ejecución y terminación de los contratos del Sector Público.
  • Asesoramiento jurídico a empresas licitadoras en los procedimientos de contratación con el Sector Público y, en general, a la parte privada del contrato del Sector Público:
  • Asesoramiento a las entidades licitadoras en los procedimientos de contratación con el Sector Público
  • Asesoramiento en conflictos surgidos en la tramitación del procedimiento de contratación

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Herbert Smith Freehills - Public Law

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Iria Calviño and Ignacio Paz
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acts for large companies, public authorities and credit institutions on transactions and public litigation cases. Often advises on loan or real estate transactions that have important public law implications. Offers proven expertise in both domestic and international proceedings on behalf of mining and infrastructure sector clients. Also attracts attention for its handling of energy disputes against the Spanish government.

Strengths Interviewees say that "we trust the firm because we have found that they can answer all the needs that we have."

Clients appreciate that the firm provides comprehensive reports that give clear advice, saying: "They are not scared to really put their word behind their memos."

Work highlights Assisted Cobre Las Cruces with administrative proceedings relating to compliance with environmental regulations.

Advised First State Investments on its purchase of Parkia from EQT Infrastructure and Mutua Madrileña.

Significant clients AENA; Atlantic Copper; Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism; CEPSA; Antin Infrastructure Partners.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees highlight Eduardo Soler Tappa's experience in the co-ordination of international public law matters and say that he is "flexible and available." He is particularly focused on the energy and infrastructure sectors, within which he frequently assists key clients with contentious-administrative disputes.

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KPMG Abogados - Public Law

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jorge Aguirregomezcorta
- 3 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Assists major clients with their participation in public tenders in the aeroplane, media and rail sectors. Also provides ongoing regulatory advice or transactional assistance. Predominantly acts for large national and international private sector companies, with additional experience on behalf of regional governments. Boasts several key new additions to its client list, including Boston Scientific and Airbus Defence & Space.

Strengths Clients report that the lawyers "work quickly, have great technical skills and meet our requirements of concise and business-oriented answers."

"They are agile, have strong knowledge of the law and are very practical," adds one interviewee.

Work highlights Assisted new client Real Madrid FC with its successful tender bid for one of six TV licences offered in a process launched by the Spanish government.

Acted for Megasa on the public law aspects of its acquisition of ArcelorMittal's steel factory in Zaragoza.

Significant clients City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Telefónica, Air Nostrum, Incus Capital Advisors.

Notable practitioners

Jorge Aguirregomezcorta's broad practice spans transactional matters, preparations of public tenders and changes to concession contracts. Clients appreciate his "ability to understand my company's concerns and provide direct and practical advice."

New addition to the team Jesus Avezuela has had noteworthy activity of late within the rail and aviation sectors. He assists with public tender issues and the implementation of new directives within regulated sectors.

Borja Carvajal supports many of the firm's key public law mandates for clients in the aviation, sports and financial industries. Sources say that he is "helpful and reliable," adding: "He keeps us up to date on any new issues that could interest us."

Department profile by KPMG Abogados



In our continuous endeavor to achieve excellence we are supported by a team of highly-qualified, experienced professionals, to address any Public matters affecting our clients. We handle the full range of Administrative Law issues, including tenders, the public law aspects of transactions, appeals and contentious issues, and the implementation of EU directives.


We have extensive experience in a wide range of regulated and non-regulated sectors, including infrastructure, transport, telecoms and healthcare.



We take a multidisciplinary approach to client´s needs. We address the complexity of new regulations by handling regulatory and competition matters. Our department also works along with other KPMG ´areas as Economics and Regulation, Corporate Finance, Transaction Services, and Accounting, in order to provide our clients with the best-rounded approach in the professional services industry.


KPMG´s Regulatory, Administrative and Competition Department has had a strong growth within the firm, expanding and consolidating its portfolio of top clients. This is shown by the relevance of the new clients, and the number of top-tier clients that have continued trusting its Public Law issues to KPMG Abogados. Currently the department is composed by about 30 qualified lawyers with years of
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Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD) - Public Law

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ignasi Costas and Eva Giménez
- 4 partners
- 31 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service domestic firm with offices in Madrid and Barcelona. Frequently appointed on regulatory mandates concerning the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and IT industries, with noted expertise in contentious-administrative cases and the implementation of public tenders. Client portfolio consists of educational institutions, public research organisations and private companies.

Strengths Sources observe that the team is quick to respond and add: "They have a high level of knowledge of their specialism and a lot of experience in dealing with public institutions."

Notable practitioners

Ignasi Costas focuses his activity on the TMT and life sciences sectors. He has considerable experience assisting publicly-owned research centres and EU organisations with various matters including the design of public procurement and technology transfer policies.

Department profile by Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD)

The Department of Public, Administrative and Planning has a strong reputation in advising public administrations at all levels and in the interpretation and application of administrative law.

For further information please visit our website: http://www.rousaudcostasduran.com/en/public-law


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Senior Statesmen

Gaspar Ariño Ortiz

Ariño y Villar, Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gaspar Ariño Ortiz maintains a glowing reputation in the public law landscape and is singled out for his prolific academic writing practice. Interviewees report that "he is a great master in Spanish public law."

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Senior Statesmen

Tomás Ramón Fernández

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

From the Chambers Europe guide

The highly respected Tomás Ramón Fernández of Estudio Jurídico Tomás Ramón Fernández enjoys a sterling reputation in the public law area. He is singled out for his "absolutely incredible vision of the sector" and for his particular focus on planning matters.

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Senior Statesmen

Santiago Muñóz Machado

Bufete S. Muñóz Machado

From the Chambers Europe guide

Santiago Muñóz Machado leads his own Madrid firm Bufete S. Muñóz Machado and maintains a first-rate reputation in the practice area. He combines his relevant work in the field with a prolific academic career. Sources describe him as "absolutely exceptional" and further enthuse that he is "very influential and has great authority."

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Senior Statesmen

Juan Alfonso Santamaría Pastor

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Europe guide

Juan Alfonso Santamaría Pastor is lauded for his lengthy experience and aptitude in all manner of public law instructions. "He is one of the professors with the most prestige in this field," says one peer, going on to say: "He provides a very clear insight on every regulatory or public law matter."

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Eminent Practitioner

Carmen Chinchilla

Garrigues

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market commentators recognise Carmen Chinchilla's important supporting role in many of the firm's complex public law matters. She assists with the technical and academic aspects of instructions coming from the telecommunications, infrastructure and media sectors.

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José Ramón de Hoces

Pérez-Llorca

From the Chambers Europe guide

José Ramón de Hoces is known to peers as a main driving force behind the firm's success in building a leading public law department. He regularly assists public entities and private companies with litigation and administrative appeals against public authorities. Clients appreciate his direct involvement in cases and say that "he has a very clear vision of the needs of my company."

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Alfredo Fernández Rancaño

Garrigues

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peers report that Alfredo Fernández Rancaño "is respected and well known in this area." He regularly takes on important administrative law matters for leading entities from the retail, health and public sectors. Interviewees note his particular skill in PPP projects and administrative concessions, saying: "He has a very clear approach and it's always a pleasure to work with him."

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Ernesto García-Trevijano

GTA VILLAMAGNA

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ernesto García-Trevijano leads the team at GTA VILLAMAGNA. Sources single him out for his technical knowledge, accessibility and client attention, noting: "He gets to the nub of the problems straight away." He primarily represents private companies in their dealings with the authorities, with noteworthy activity of late on high-value disputes over concessions. He is particularly prominent in the construction and infrastructure spaces.

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Linklaters

From the Chambers Europe guide

José Giménez combines a market-leading presence in telecommunications and energy law with a powerful reputation in general public law. He is repeatedly singled out as a top choice for contentious regulatory work. He also advises on M&A transactions that involve heavily regulated or public entities. Sources state: "He writes very well, is very good in court and has a good overall vision of the problem."

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Juan José Lavilla

Clifford Chance S.L.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Juan José Lavilla combines impressive abilities in the areas of environment, energy and telecommunications to assist his clients. He represents a long list of powerful names from the electricity and pharmaceutical sectors, whom he assists both with ongoing advisory matters and with major disputes mandates. He often handles administrative appeals against the state to challenge the substance or application of new regulatory regimes. He is widely renowned in the market as "a real maestro of public law."

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Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources enthuse that Pablo Mayor "stands out for his direct involvement in our issues.” He boasts extensive experience as counsel to leading private telecoms and infrastructure companies, to whom he provides ongoing advice relating to regulatory or administrative issues. Interviewees highlight his experience as a state lawyer and explain: “He is very skilled in negotiations with the administration because he knows how it functions.”

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Jesús Remón Peñalver

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jesús Remón Peñalver handles a broad range of commercial disputes including high-value claims against public authorities on behalf of key financial sector and media clients. He also handles public contracts and administrative concessions issues. He has a tremendous reputation among peers for his handling of complex cases.

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Eversheds Nicea (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alberto Dorrego of Eversheds Nicea Abogados moves up in the rankings owing to excellent market feedback for his "excellent analytical ability and communication skills." Sources further underline his speed of response. His recent work highlights include representing Abertis in high-profile Supreme Court proceedings against the Spanish government concerning the AP-7 highway concession.

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José Miguel Fatás

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients appreciate that José Miguel Fatás "has a team but in the end it is always him who directly talks to me." He also earns praise for being flexible to accommodate suggestions from clients. He assisted key client Movistar with diverse contentious and advisory matters.

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Nicolás González-Deleito

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Europe guide

"Experienced litigator" Nicolás González-Deleito receives praise for his work concerning public procurement and expropriation. Standout mandates include advice to major global corporates on disputes over public tenders in addition to work as counsel to Spanish public institutions. He is well versed in mandates concerning an array of sectors, from road infrastructure to aviation.

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Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mariano Magide is praised for his simple communication style and the fact that "all of his opinions are down-to-earth and not only legally strong but also realistic." He regularly represents important clients in the telecommunications, health and banking sectors in major litigation mandates.

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Latham & Watkins

From the Chambers Europe guide

Antonio Morales leads the team at Latham & Watkins and attracts considerable praise from peers for his "knowledge of public administration and knowledge of the energy sector." He advises on diverse matters ranging from the public law aspects of M&A deals to disciplinary proceedings brought by public authorities for non-compliance with industry regulations.

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EY Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Félix Plasencia impresses clients with his “communication skills and assertiveness.” He is frequently appointed to represent both Spanish autonomous governments and state-owned companies in complex advisory matters. He also represents private clients in litigation against the authorities.

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Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Albert Raventós has notable activity in the areas of transport and infrastructure. He defended the project company responsible for the construction of high-speed railway links in Sant Andreu in a claim brought by Adif seeking the repayment of public funds for non-performance of the contract. Clients are impressed with his dedication and remark that "he is capable of finding arguments in the jurisprudence and presenting them well in court."

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Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market sources note that Barcelona-based Daniel Ripley's previous experience as a state attorney is a valuable asset in public law matters. He has a strong reputation for work in a broad range of corporate and litigation matters.

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José Manuel Sala Arquer

DLA Piper Spain

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources report that José Manuel Sala Arquer is an authoritative presence in the courts and is "deeply knowledgeable when it comes to the administrative institutions." Peers note that his strong expertise in energy and electrical matters has earned him roles in high-profile energy sector litigation topics. He also assists with non-contentious matters, as shown in advice to the Junta of Castile and León on the development of new regulations relating to vehicle inspection services.

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Ramón y Cajal Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pablo Silván receives praise for his advice on public procurement issues. His diverse practice includes PPP matters and contentious-administrative appeals. Clients value that his “reports are always detailed, clear and with suggestions about the possibilities we can take.” "He is completely available and meets deadlines," adds one interviewee.

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Joaquín Tornos Mas

Tornos Abogados, S.L.P.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Founding partner Joaquín Tornos Mas maintains an impressive reputation for his work on public law mandates in the Catalan market. Sources say that "he is an influential person in the field" and that "his legal opinions are well considered around the market."

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Carlos Vázquez Cobos

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources remark that Carlos Vázquez Cobos "works 24/7 and knows everything about public law." Interviewees further note his particular expertise in environmental law and his previous experience working within the administration. He leads many of the firm's major contentious and non-contentious public law mandates.

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José Ignacio Vega

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market commentators appreciate that José Ignacio Vega “sees what are the most important points and focuses very clearly on those issues," adding: "He is very calm and has a practical point of view." He leverages his previous experience working within the Spanish administration to attract significant mandates for clients in the life sciences and environmental sectors. Sources say that "he has a deep knowledge of the procedures that the authorities follow and the main arguments to which they are sensitive."

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Raquel Ballesteros Pomar

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Europe guide

Raquel Ballesteros Pomar leads the team at Bird & Bird and is highly specialised in the pharmaceuticals sector. She advises on all aspects of public procurement and medicine supply contracts, including contentious-administrative appeals against Spanish public bodies. Sources say that "she knows the area of procurement and public contracts well."

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José María Baño León

José María Baño León Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

José María Baño León of José María Baño León Abogados is well known for his broad planning, environment and general administrative law practice. Commentators recommend him for matters where you need “a very high-level, authoritative opinion.” Highlight mandates include advice to Fedetaxi on its intervention in Supreme Court proceedings relating to planned changes to regulations on taxi driver licences.

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Juan de la Cruz Ferrer

López Rodó & Cruz Ferrer Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Juan de la Cruz Ferrer of López Rodó & Cruz Ferrer Abogados is known for his extensive academic practice in the public law space. He is widely recognised in the market for his technical skills and for his experience in complex contentious mandates.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pablo Dorronsoro often assists companies with litigation against authorities relating to the performance of public contracts or administrative appeals in the case of unsuccessful bids. Interviewees value his hands-on approach and note: “He doesn't just know the law but also the practical aspects and the real-life way in which the law is applied." "He is great in an emergency situation because he is so quick," adds one client.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Xavier Junquera is singled out for being “very customer-oriented, always available and proactive in solving any problem." He is notably active in environmental issues, with his work regularly touching on water, waste or large infrastructure projects. His skill in administrative court proceedings was showcased in advice to Airbnb on its dispute with the Catalan government over compliance with local regulations for the tourism sector.

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Juan Martínez Calvo

Deloitte Legal SLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients appreciate that Juan Martínez Calvo is "imaginative in searching for solutions," adding: "He has strong leadership qualities and is heavily involved in our projects." He leads the public law team at Deloitte Legal SLP and assists a diverse range of private clients and several local councils with public law matters. "I value his dedication, empathy and efficiency," reports one impressed interviewee.

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Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor

MVA ASOCIADOS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor of MVA ASOCIADOS receives praise for his work on contentious proceedings that oppose changes to regulatory regimes for energy companies. Clients highlight his "rigour and extensive experience" and appreciate that "he's always aware of everything going on in the proceedings." He advises a plethora of major entities such as Gas Natural SDG and Red Eléctrica de España.

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Luis Pérez de Ayala

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Luis Pérez de Ayala is known among peers for his strong focus on the energy sector. Recent work highlights include advice to Escal UGS on criminal and administrative proceedings flowing from its closure of the Castor project.

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Jorge Aguirregomezcorta

KPMG Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jorge Aguirregomezcorta's broad practice spans transactional matters, preparations of public tenders and changes to concession contracts. Clients appreciate his "ability to understand my company's concerns and provide direct and practical advice."

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CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

New addition to the rankings Jaime Almenar attracts particular praise from peers for his work in the energy sector. Sources appreciate his collaborative style together with the fact that "he is really smart and always has the right solution."

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KPMG Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

New addition to the team Jesus Avezuela has had noteworthy activity of late within the rail and aviation sectors. He assists with public tender issues and the implementation of new directives within regulated sectors.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ignacio Borrego of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer receives excellent market feedback for his energy sector regulatory practice. He assists with contentious-administrative appeals and supports M&A and finance transactions in regulated sectors. Sources say he is "commercial and aware of the details but focuses on what is important to clients."

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market sources comment that Lluis Cases "has lots of experience and is active in many sectors." He heads the firm's Barcelona administrative law practice.

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Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ignasi Costas focuses his activity on the TMT and life sciences sectors. He has considerable experience assisting publicly-owned research centres and EU organisations with various matters including the design of public procurement and technology transfer policies.

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Jose Ignacio Juarez Chicote

Santiago Mediano Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jose Ignacio Juarez Chicote of Santiago Mediano Abogados assists several Spanish associations of healthcare or public sector employees with public law litigation matters. He also advised Hidro Nitro Española on its dispute with the Aragon local government over a concession to produce hydroelectric power from the river Ebro. Clients appreciate that he "keeps us informed all the time about what is happening and translates everything into a language we can understand.”

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José Ignacio Monedero

DLA Piper Spain

From the Chambers Europe guide

José Ignacio Monedero is recommended by peers for his practical approach. He handles contentious matters concerning public tenders and the financing of toll road concessionaires.

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Hogan Lovells International LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients appreciate that co-head of Hogan Lovells International LLP's public law team Lucas Osorio "is permanently available, flexible in order to meet deadlines and searches for alternatives and solutions that are geared to the company's needs." Peers highlight his particular skill in transactional matters as part of his broader practice that extends to PPP projects and the infrastructure sector.

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Juan Rodríguez Cárcamo

Pérez-Llorca

From the Chambers Europe guide

Juan Rodríguez Cárcamo wins praise from both peers and clients for his handling of public law proceedings that require detailed knowledge of European law. "He focuses very well on the issues," says one interviewee, while another adds: "He has great knowledge of our matters, is always available and leads a good team."

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Pedro Manuel Rubio Escobar

ONTIER

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peers note that ONTIER's Pedro Manuel Rubio Escobar has "a clear commercial focus and good technical skills." "He has direct contact with the client, is supportive and is always available," adds one interviewee. He is notably active in the construction sector and often handles contentious matters relating to public contracts, expropriations and new regulations.

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Eduardo Soler Tappa

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Europe guide

Interviewees highlight Eduardo Soler Tappa's experience in the co-ordination of international public law matters and say that he is "flexible and available." He is particularly focused on the energy and infrastructure sectors, within which he frequently assists key clients with contentious-administrative disputes.

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Javier Torre de Silva

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients report that Javier Torre de Silva is "supportive and available," adding: "He is able to understand the situation and give us an alternative solution." Peers further highlight his vast legal knowledge, saying: "He is very technical, hands-on in cases and reliable."

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Broseta Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Rosa Vidal of Broseta Abogados regularly acts for energy corporations, financial institutions and construction companies. Interviewees note her previous position as a state lawyer, highlight her hard-working approach and report that "she is a super practitioner in public law.”

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Jose Luis Villar Ezcurra

Ariño y Villar, Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jose Luis Villar Ezcurra is widely regarded as "a good lawyer with a lot of experience." He attracts attention for his academic contributions to the public law field.

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José Luis Zamarro

Clifford Chance S.L.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jose Luis Zamarro receives praise for his work both on public law litigation and on transactions in regulated sectors. His experience spans several industries, including telecommunications and construction and he is appointed to act on infrastructure mandates across Spain.

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Up and Coming

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Maria Guinot impresses commentators who observe that "she is very intelligent and has a lot of ability." She acts on litigation and judicial review mandates relating to public works contracts or tenders.

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Associates to watch

José María Bruguera

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

José María Bruguera is described as "very sharp and great in terms of building a client relationship." He is based in Barcelona and acts on diverse mandates in the hospitality and waste sectors.

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Associates to watch

KPMG Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Borja Carvajal supports many of the firm's key public law mandates for clients in the aviation, sports and financial industries. Sources say that he is "helpful and reliable," adding: "He keeps us up to date on any new issues that could interest us."

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Associates to watch

Irene Fernández Pujol

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market commentators appreciate that Irene Fernández Pujol "understands my company's business situation" and is "really responsive and hard-working." She has notable expertise in the life sciences space as part of her broader public law practice.

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Associates to watch

Pérez-Llorca

From the Chambers Europe guide

Beatriz García impresses clients for her rigorous approach and her ability to be "flexible in negotiations with the administration." She often plays a supporting role in construction and infrastructure disputes.

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