Iberian Lawyer Energy Awards 2022

The Iberian Lawyer Energy Awards, in their first edition, aims to highlight the excellence of the legal market in the energy sector.

It addresses private practice lawyers, experts in the energy market, who advise on regulatory, financing, mergers & acquisitions legal and tax aspects related to both conventional and renewable energy and play a key role in supporting those who determine geopolitics and international relation

The winners will be recognize on June 22nd, 2022 during the gala ceremony.

Law firm of the year
Lawyer of the year
Law firm of the year Finance
Lawyer of the year Finance
Law firm of the year Project Finance
Lawyer of the year Project Finance
Law firm of the year M&A
Lawyer of the year M&A
Law firm of the year Administrative & Environmental
Lawyer of the year Administrative & Environmental
Law firm of the year Litigation
Lawyer of the year Litigation
Law firm of the year Arbitration
Lawyer of the year Arbitration
Law firm of the year Energy Efficiency
Lawyer of the year Energy Efficiency
Law firm of the year Renewables
Lawyer of the year Renewables
Law firm of the year Oil & Gas
Lawyer of the year Oil & Gas
Law firm of the year Utilities
Lawyer of the year Utilities
Law firm of the year Regulatory Antitrust
Lawyer of the year Regulatory Antitrust
Law firm of the year Infrastructure
Lawyer of the year Infrastructure
Law firm of the year Innovation
Lawyer of the year Innovation
Law firm of the year Energy Tax
Professional of the year Energy Tax
Law firm of the year Criminal Law
Lawyer of the year Criminal Law
Team of the year Sustainability
Team of the year Gender Equality
Thought Leadership

Antonio Adami

Senior Director & General Counsel EMEA, Canadian Solar

Patrícia Afonso Fonseca

Head of Legal, Novo Banco

Marta Almeida Afonso

Head of Legal and Company Secretary, REN

Natalia Bódalo Lozano

Head of Legal Exploration & Production, Cepsa

Javier Cabezudo Pueyo

Lead Counsel for South Europe and Africa and Lead Lawyer for M&A, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Cristina Castro Vela

Head of Real Estate and Commercial Legal Department, AENA

Clara Cerdán Molina

General Counsel, FerroAtlántica

Marta Cruz de Almeida

General Counsel, Galp

Gianluca D’Angelo

Vice President and General Counsel, Vestas Mediterranean South Europe, Middle East, Africa

Moisés Garcìa

Senior Legal Consuel, METKA

Sara Gonçalves

Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Endesa Portugal

Yolanda Herran Azanza

Directora de Asesoría Jurídica, ACCIONA ENERGIA

Joana Martins Mendes

Head of Legal, Finerge

Daniel Pérez

PPA Lead & Chief Legal Officer, Holaluz

José Ricardo Pérez Blanco

Head of Legal Business Affairs Iberia, Endesa

Bruno Pina

Head of Legal, Repsol Portugal

Jorge Velasco Fernández

Head of Legal & Compliance, Axpo Iberia

Introduction to the 2022 edition

ART.1 – PROMOTERS, PURPOSE AND VALIDITY PERIOD: on the initiative promoted by Iberian Legal Group, in order, among other things, to stimulate competition and the growth of the Energy world, the “Energy Awards Iberia” (by now the “event “) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the legal sector (a.k.a Energy Law Firms and/or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) who have distinguished themselves for the activities carried out in the year 2021 (hereinafter the “Reference Period of Activities”).The Initiative is governed in the manner indicated below.

ART. 2 – METHOD OF PARTECIPATION AND SELECTION: participation in the Initiative is reserved for Energy Law Firms and for Individual Lawyers and Professionals who have given their assistance with particular focus, in Spain and Portugal, to domestic and international companies on the national territory in the Activity Reference Period (separately and jointly, hereinafter the “Participants”).
A. FIRST PHASE: IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS
Participants will be preliminarily identified and nominated through questionnaires; based on the results of the research carried out during the Activity Reference Period, Iberian Legal Group, will draw up the lists of Participants by inserting them into one or more of the following pre-determined categories.

b. SECOND PHASE: LIST OF THE FINALISTS: Iberian Legal Group will draw up a list of finalists based on the qualitative and quantitative research carried out from the moment the submissions are received to the time the finalists list is published. The list will be announced and published by May 18th, 2022.

c. THIRD PHASE: Iberian Legal Group will present the ranking list of the Finalists during the Jury meeting and will propose to the Jury the name of one Law Firm and one individual Professional as candidates for each category, motivating his/her vote.

The Jury, having received the lists of the finalists (a.k.a. “Law firms” and “Individual Lawyers and / or Professionals”) for each of the categories identified and after having listened to the vote pitch and the motivation from Iberian Legal Group, through their own vote (one vote per capita), will decide the winners to whom the recognition will be awarded. The Jury will be composed of:

– recognized experts from the corporate world in the sector;
– representative of Iberian Lawyer, appointed by Iberian Legal Group (even in the case of more than one representative, Iberian Legal Group will have the right to only one vote);
– any representatives of industry associations.

The Jury will be chaired by the representative of Iberian Legal Group.

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for the assignment of awards to the best “Law Firm” Finalists will be as follows:

1. transactions carried out (value and number) in the Reference Period of the Activities;
2. significant growth factors during the Activity Reference Period (eg promotions, hiring or leaving of new professionals, mergers or acquisitions with other international firms or networks, national or international expansion);
3. positioning and image

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for awarding the awards to the best “Single Lawyers and Professionals” Finalists will be as follows:
1. technical, legal and negotiating skills;
2. knowledge of business dynamics related to the product sector (industry);
3. commitment and ability to relate to the customer;4. professional reputation among colleagues.

ART. 3 – COMMUNICATION OF THE BEST FINALISTS AND AWARD CEREMONY: the communication of the names of the top finalists (a.k.a. “Law Firms” and “Individual Lawyers and Professionals”) for each of the categories identified, will be communicated during the Gala Evening.Iberian Legal Group reserves the right to promptly communicate to the Participants/Finalists further details regarding the modalities of participation and conduct of the Gala Evening.

ART. 4 – FORMALIZATION AND RETREIVING OF AWARDS: the awarding of recognition to the top Finalists (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) for each of the categories identified will be formalized by the Jury, through a representative identified by Iberian Legal Group, during the evening. The recognition will have no economic value, as it is a purely symbolic public recognition.

The formalization of the recognition will take place only towards the relative top Finalist (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals), for each category of reference, who must personally participate in the Evening and collect the recognition assigned to him/her.Failure to  retrieve  the recognition award during the evening by an institutional representative of the winners  in any category will be irrevocably understood as a waiver of the same, which, in this case, will be automatically assigned to the next top  Finalist of the corresponding category, classified immediately after the renouncing winner, and/or in any case will be irrevocably assigned by Iberian Legal Group in an indisputable way.

Iberian Legal Group authorizes the winners to utilize the image benefits resulting from obtaining the “Iberian Lawyer awards”.

Law firm of the year
Abreu Advogados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
Cutrecasas (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
Linklaters (Spain)
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
PLMJ
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Uría Menéndez (Spain)
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year
João Afonso Fialho – VdA
Hermenegildo Altozano – Bird & Bird (Spain)
Fernando Calancha Marzana – Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Vanda Cascão – VdA
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
José Guardo – Clifford Chance (Spain)
María Guinot – Deloitte Legal (Spain)
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
José Manuel Sala Arquer – DLA Piper (Spain)
Manuel Santos Vítor – Abreu Advogados

Law firm of the year Administrative & Environmental
Abreu Advogados
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Cavaleiro & Associados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Deloitte Legal (Spain)
DLA Piper (Spain)
Eversheds Sutherland FCB
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Hogan Lovells (Spain)
King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Linklaters (Spain)
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Uría Menéndez (Spain)
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Administrative & Environmental
João Afonso Fialho – VdA
Jaime Almenar – Clifford Chance (Spain)
José María Barrios – Deloitte Legal (Spain)
Fernando Calancha Marzana – Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Bernardo Cunha Ferreira – CMS Portugal
David Díez – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
José Giménez – Linklaters (Spain)
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
Ana Luísa Guimarães – Sérvulo
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
Miguel Lorena Brito – Eversheds Sutherland FCB
João Marques Mendes – PLMJ
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
José Eduardo Martins – Abreu Advogados
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
José Luís Moreira da Silva – SRS Advogados
Gonzalo Olivera – King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
João Quintela Cavaleiro – Cavaleiro & Associados
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
José Manuel Sala Arquer – DLA Piper (Spain)
Martín Silván – ONTIER

Law firm of the year Arbitration
Abreu Advogados
Allen & Overy (Spain)
Ashurst (Spain)
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Bird & Bird (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
DLA Piper (Spain)
Garrigues (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Linklaters (Spain)
MVA Asociados
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados

Lawyer of the year Arbitration
Hermenegildo Altozano – Bird & Bird (Spain)
Silvestre Arana – Garrigues (Spain)
Juan Cadarso Palau – MVA Asociados
Fernando Calancha Marzana – Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Diogo Duarte Campos – PLMJ
Miguel Esperança Pina – CMS Portugal
Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira – VdA
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
José Giménez – Linklaters (Spain)
João Marques Mendes – PLMJ
José Eduardo Martins – Abreu Advogados
Isabel Mayer Martinha – CTSU
Rui Medeiros – Sérvulo
Maria José Menéndez – Ashurst (Spain)
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Nuno Pena – CMS Portugal
Verónica Romaní Sancho – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Javier Santos – DLA Piper (Spain)
José Carlos Soares Machado – SRS Advogados
Maria José Tavares – SRS Advogados
Antonio Vazquez-Guillén – Allen & Overy (Spain)

Law firm of the year Criminal Law
Bird & Bird (Spain)
Cavaleiro & Associados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Freshfields (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Linklaters (Spain)
Miranda & Asociados
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados

Lawyer of the year Criminal Law
Jaime Almenar – Clifford Chance (Spain)
Hermenegildo Altozano – Bird & Bird (Spain)
Andrea Baptista – CMS Portugal
Ignacio Borrego – Freshfields (Spain)
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
José Giménez – Linklaters (Spain)
José Jácome – SRS Advogados
José Lobo Moutinho – Sérvulo
João Medeiros – VdA
Nuno Pena – CMS Portugal
Félix Plasencia – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
João Quintela Cavaleiro – Cavaleiro & Associados
João Paulo Rosado Correia – Miranda & Asociados
Teresa Serra – Sérvulo
José Carlos Soares Machado – SRS Advogados
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)
Coral Yáñez – Bird & Bird (Spain)

Law firm of the year Energy Efficiency
Abreu Advogados
Ashurst (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Energy Efficiency
Andrés Alfonso – Ashurst (Spain)
Gonçalo Anastácio – SRS Advogados
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Nuno Calaim Lourenço – SRS Advogados
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Vanda Cascão – VdA
Manuel Cassiano Neves – CMS Portugal
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Luis González – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Ana Luísa Guimarães – Sérvulo
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
Matilde Lobo da Silveira – CTSU
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
Nuno Serrão Faria – PLMJ
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

Law firm of the year Energy Tax
Ashurst (Spain)
CCSL Advogados
CMS Portugal
Deloitte Legal (Spain)
ONTIER
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Professional of the year Energy Tax
Mafalda Alves – SRS Advogados
Teresa Alves de Sousa – SRS Advogados
José Calejo Guerra – CCSL Advogados
Patrick Dewerbe – CMS Portugal
Diogo Feio – Sérvulo
Javier Gabiña – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Eduardo Gracía – Ashurst (Spain)
Javier Hernández-Galante – Ashurst (Spain)
Ana Moutinho Nascimento – Sérvulo
Jaime Peiro – ONTIER
Isaque Ramos – PLMJ
Miguel C. Reis – VdA
Nuno Santos – CMS Portugal
Luis Soto – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Miguel Torres – TELLES
Filipe Vasconcelos Fernandes – VdA

Law firm of the year Finance
Ashurst (Spain)
CCSL Advogados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
ONTIER
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Uría Menéndez (Spain)
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Finance
Mafalda Almeida Carvalho – CCSL Advogados
Barro Álvaro – ONTIER
Jose María Anarte – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Rodrigo Berasategui – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
José Christian Bertram – Ashurst (Spain)
Gonçalo dos Reis Martins – PLMJ
Verónica Fernández – Sérvulo
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Anabela Gonçalves Ferreira – SRS Advogados
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
José Guardo – Clifford Chance (Spain)
João Lupi – TELLES
Hugo Moredo Santos – VdA
Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira – SRS Advogados
Nick Pawson – Ashurst (Spain)
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Miguel Riaño – Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
Verónica Romaní Sancho – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Francisco Xavier de Almeida – CMS Portugal

Law firm of the year Infrastructure
Abreu Advogados
Ashurst (Spain)
Cavaleiro & Associados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Infrastructure
Susana Alberto – SRS Advogados
Jose María Anarte – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Catarina Brito Ferreira – Morais Leitão
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
José Guardo – Clifford Chance (Spain)
Ana Luísa Guimarães – Sérvulo
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
João Lupi – TELLES
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
Isabel Mayer Martinha – CTSU
José Luís Moreira da Silva – SRS Advogados
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
João Quintela Cavaleiro – Cavaleiro & Associados
Manuel Santos Vítor – Abreu Advogados
Jorge Vázquez – Ashurst (Spain)
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

Law firm of the year Innovation
Abreu Advogados
CMS Portugal
DLA Piper (Spain)
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Innovation
João Afonso Fialho – VdA
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Paulo Bandeira – SRS Advogados
Rodrigo Berasategui – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Manuel Cassiano Neves – CMS Portugal
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
Solange Fernandes – SRS Advogados
María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Ana Luísa Guimarães -Sérvulo
João Marques Mendes – PLMJ
Ana Rita Paínho – Sérvulo
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
José Manuel Sala Arquer – DLA Piper (Spain)
Manuel Santos Vítor – Abreu Advogados

Law firm of the year Litigation
Allen & Overy (Spain)
Ashurst (Spain)
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Bird & Bird (Spain)
CCSL Advogados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
DLA Piper (Spain)
Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Freshfields (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Linklaters (Spain)
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
VdA

Lawyer of the year Litigation
Jaime Almenar – Clifford Chance (Spain)
Hermenegildo Altozano – Bird & Bird (Spain)
Hugo Baptista Falcão – CCSL Advogados
Ignacio Borrego – Freshfields (Spain)
Cristina Camarero – ONTIER
Miguel Castelo Branco – Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
José Giménez – Linklaters (Spain)
José Jácome – SRS Advogados
João Marques Mendes – PLMJ
Isabel Mayer Martinha – CTSU
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Nuno Pena – CMS Portugal
Miguel Pinto Cardoso – VdA
José Antonio Rodríguez – Ashurst (Spain)
Gonzalo Rubio Hernández-Sampelayo – MVA Asociados
Javier Santos – DLA Piper (Spain)
João Saúde – Sérvulo
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)
Antonio Vazquez-Guillén – Allen & Overy (Spain)
Coral Yáñez – Bird & Bird (Spain)

Law firm of the year M&A
Abreu Advogados
Araoz & Rueda
Ashurst (Spain)
CCSL Advogados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Deloitte Legal (Spain)
Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Garrigues (Spain)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Linklaters (Portugal)
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Uría Menéndez (Spain)
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year M&A
Mafalda Almeida Carvalho – CCSL Advogados
Rodrigo Almeida Dias – Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Silvestre Arana – Garrigues (Spain)
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Sofia Carreiro – Sérvulo
Javier Carvajal – Pérez-Llorca
Manuel Cassiano Neves – CMS Portugal
Octávio Castelo Paulo – SRS Advogados
Cláudia Cruz Almeida – VdA
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Lucía González Fernández – ONTIER
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
José Guardo – Clifford Chance (Spain)
María Guinot – Deloitte Legal (Spain)
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
Maria José Menéndez – Ashurst (Spain)
Gonzalo Olivera – King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Ignacio Paz – Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Duarte Ribeiro Teles – CTSU
João Robles – Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Manuel Santos Vítor – Abreu Advogados
Francisco Solchaga – Araoz & Rueda

Law firm of the year Oil & Gas
Abreu Advogados
Araoz & Rueda
Ashurst (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
DLA Piper (Spain)
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Miranda & Asociados
MVA Asociados
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA

Lawyer of the year Oil & Gas
João Afonso Fialho – VdA
Andrés Alfonso – Ashurst (Spain)
Gonçalo Anastácio – SRS Advogados
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Rúben Brigolas – PLMJ
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Vanda Cascão – VdA
Manuel Cassiano Neves – CMS Portugal
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
José Eduardo Martins – Abreu Advogados
Rui Medeiros – Sérvulo
Javier Montalvo Cleofé – MVA Asociados
Gonzalo Olivera – King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
José Miguel Oliveira – VdA
Ignacio Paz – Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
João Paulo Rosado Correia – Miranda & Asociados
Javier Santos – DLA Piper (Spain)
Francisco Solchaga – Araoz & Rueda
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

Law firm of the year Project Finance
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Deloitte Legal (Spain)
DLA Piper (Spain)
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Freshfields (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Lavilla Abogados
Linklaters (Spain)
Miranda & Asociados
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA

Lawyer of the year Project Finance
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Álvaro Barro – ONTIER
Rodrigo Berasategui – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
José Christian Bertram – Ashurst (Spain)
João Caldeira – CMS Portugal
Ignacio Echenagusia – Deloitte Legal (Spain)
Teresa Empis Falcão – VdA
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
José Guardo – Clifford Chance (Spain)
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
Javier Montalvo Cleofé – MVA Asociados
José Luís Moreira da Silva – SRS Advogados
Ignacio Paz – Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
Vítor Pereira das Neves – Morais Leitão
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Verónica Romaní Sancho – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

Law firm of the year Regulatory Antitrust
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
DLA Piper (Spain)
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Freshfields (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Lavilla Abogados
Linklaters (Spain)
Miranda & Asociados
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES

Lawyer of the year Regulatory Antitrust
Rita Aleixo Gregório – PLMJ
Jaime Almenar – Clifford Chance (Spain)
Jorge Álvarez – ONTIER
Ricardo Bordalo Junqueiro – VdA
Ignacio Borrego – Freshfields (Spain)
Catarina Brito Ferreira – Morais Leitão
Nuno Calaim Lourenço – SRS Advogados
Fernando Calancha Marzana – Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
José Giménez – Linklaters (Spain)
Miguel Gorjão-Henriques – Sérvulo
Juan José Lavilla – Lavilla Abogados
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Leyre Prieto – TELLES
Luís Romão – CMS Portugal
João Paulo Rosado Correia – Miranda & Asociados
José Manuel Sala Arquer – DLA Piper (Spain)
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

Law firm of the year Renewables
Abreu Advogados
Araoz & Rueda
Ashurst (Spain)
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Cavaleiro & Associados
CCSL Advogados
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Linklaters (Portugal)
Miranda & Asociados
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Uría Menéndez (Spain)
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Renewables
Andrés Alfonso – Ashurst (Spain)
Mafalda Almeida Carvalho – CCSL Advogados
Gonçalo Anastácio – SRS Advogados
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Vanda Cascão – VdA
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
David Díez – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Lucía González Fernández – ONTIER
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
Ana Luísa Guimarães – Sérvulo
Miguel Lorena Brito – Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Javier Montalvo Cleofé – MVA Asociados
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Gonzalo Olivera – King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Félix Plasencia – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
João Quintela Cavaleiro – Cavaleiro & Associados
João Paulo Rosado Correia – Miranda & Asociados
Francisco Solchaga – Araoz & Rueda
Laura Vicente – Linklaters (Portugal)

Law firm of the year Utilities
Abreu Advogados
Ashurst (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA

Lawyer of the year Utilities
Andrés Alfonso – Ashurst (Spain)
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Catarina Brito Ferreira – Morais Leitão
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Vanda Cascão – VdA
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Lucía González Fernández – ONTIER
Ana Luísa Guimarães – Sérvulo
João Marques Mendes – PLMJ
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
José Eduardo Martins – Abreu Advogados
Javier Montalvo Cleofé – MVA Asociados
José Luís Moreira da Silva – SRS Advogados
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Félix Plasencia – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Watson Farley & Williams

The Law Firm has a strong international network and it’s one of the market leaders in the Iberian Peninsula. They assisted the most important energy funds in their corporate activities, with very strong curricula in M&A and Project Financing.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal

She’s the Head of the Energy & Climate Change department of her Law Firm. She is a leading figure in the market in the energy and natural resources sector in the Iberian Peninsula and frequently acts in the most prominent deals in the energy industry.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE & ENVIRONMENTAL

CTSU

Thanks to their strong international alliance they assisted very important multinational clients to adapt their organizations to the Iberian regulations. The firm is very strong in the aviation and the food industry not only in the Iberian Peninsula but also in the African market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE & ENVIRONMENTAL

Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie

He is the head of the Public Law, Infrastructure and Energy department at his firm in Madrid. His wide and known experience is testified by important clients both national and international in the energy and infrastructure industries.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION

Abreu Advogados

The Firm assisted one of most known Iberian players in the energy industry in one of the most important arbitrate in the last year. The win of the arbitration under the sphere of national, European and International public regulations was strategic to their client to avoid huge costs.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION

Maria José Menéndez – Ashurst

She’s one of the most known lawyers in her country in the field of arbitration, being the vice president of the Spanish Arbitration Club. She is very active in many industries including the infrastructures.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL LAW

Clifford Chance

The firm is very up to date on the Spanish criminal law proceedings with a particular regard on the internal investigation in the large corporations in the regulated environment.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL LAW

José Lobo Moutinho – Sérvulo

He’s a wide known criminal litigator, both on the side of the defense and the prosecution. He’s very experienced in white collar crimes, tax crimes and crimes against social security, property and honour.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Pérez-Llorca

The firm advised a joint venture between two companies of the energy sector and a platform in one of the largest European platforms for renewables to gas projects. This platform should both increase the energy efficiency and develop the hydrogen industry in the country.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Andrés Alfonso – Ashurst

The lawyer advised a joint venture between two companies of the energy sector and a platform in one of the largest European platforms for renewables to gas projects. This platform should both increase the energy efficiency and develop the hydrogen industry in the country.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ENERGY TAX

Deloitte Legal

The Firm has a great knowledge of Tax advising the most known companies in the Iberian energy market. Their advice in Tax matters was strategic to their client in the mutate fiscal conditions brought by European Green Deal attempt to reduce gas emission.

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR ENERGY TAX

Mafalda Alves – SRS Advogados

She’s a partner of the Tax department of her Firm and her expertise on the energy industry goes from domestic to international operations.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR FINANCE

Clifford Chance

The firm relate a solid expertise in the energy regulated sector with a strong banking practice that can benefit its clients in the energy sector in financing, project financing and corporate operations.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR FINANCE

Miguel Riaño – Herbert Smith Freehills

He’s very active in the energy, infrastructure, natural resources, and environment. His help in financing various operations around the globe was impressive, with the most remarkable operation in financing a huge desalinization project in Africa.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE

Ashurst

The Firm assisted very important multinational funds and infrastructure companies in their M&A Corporate operation. The Firm effort was useful to bring very important players on the Iberian market with new investments that will boost the development of the energy industry.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE

Caterina Brito Ferreira – Morais Leitão

Her expertise in the area is wide and well known on the market. Her skills on Corporate M&A and Public Law matters and are recognized both by the market and the peers, acting as legal advisor both on domestic and international important operations.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INNOVATION

Sérvulo

The Firm assisted an innovative foreigner company in their expansion on the Iberian market. Thanks to the Firm effort on the regulatory system a new path of combined agricultural and solar generation business will be easier to achieve.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INNOVATION

Ivone Rocha – TELLES

As Co-Head of the Energy Practice of her Firm, she studied innovative legal tools to help the market in developing following the direction proposed by the European Green Deal, harmonizing the public and private sectors.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Baker McKenzie

The Spanish office of the firm was involved in many litigations deal all over the Spanish speaking countries, a lot of them in the South American market, consulting many international financial institutions in their operations in the energy market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

João Marques Mendes – PLMJ

Since he joined the Firm, he led an important litigation case against the public authorities in the Iberian Peninsula, defending an important local energy producer controlled by one of the biggest European companies.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR M&A

VdA

The Firm is one of the most important names in the Iberian Peninsula and, thanks to its expertise and international network, is involved in the most important Corporate and M&A deals in the Energy industry.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR M&A

María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams

As head of the Energy of her Firm, she assisted a lot of international energy funds in their operations of Corporate and M&A in the Iberian Peninsula. Her effort helped to bring billions of investments on the Iberian market of the renewable energy.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS

King & Wood Mallesons

The law firm has proven his leading position in the oil & gas sector. In Spain, they provide day-to-day legal advice in all the regulatory and contractual aspects to the biggest players in the Iberian energy market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS

Ignacio Paz – Herbert Smith Freehills

He’s very experienced in the energy industry at three hundred and sixty degrees. One of the most significant deals was the advising to one of the world’s leading energy companies on the development of oil & gas exploratory opportunities in Mozambique.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PROJECT FINANCE

Deloitte Legal

The Firm is acting as legal advisor of a company leader in the development of photovoltaic power plants. They are providing advisory in regulatory, corporate and insurance matters and legal advice on the preparation of the financial documentation.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PROJECT FINANCE

João Caldeira – CMS Portugal

He is active in the financing of energy infrastructure projects across Spain and Latin America. Clients and competitors describe him as “an outstanding negotiator” with a noteworthy experience and knowledge.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR REGULATORY ANTITRUST

ONTIER

The team is always at the forefront of innovative and cutting-edge projects in the sector advising several associations in the energy market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR REGULATORY ANTITRUST

Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados

The professional successfully assisted a corporation leader in the power transmission system with the implementation of the regulatory measures in Spain.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR RENEWABLES

Linklaters

The Firm has a very well-reputed energy practice thanks to its international network, particularly focused on transactions concerning renewable energy sources, including wind, hydroelectric and solar projects.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR RENEWABLES

Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez

He’s very experienced and his practice is focused on finance, public energy law and project finance. He’s very active in financing renewable energy market and his effort sustained the Iberian market thanks to its international experience earned in London.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR UTILITIES

CMS Portugal

The Firm assist on regular base the top players on Utilities in the Iberian market. Their assistance covers all the aspects of the clients’ needs and it’s strategic for the functionality of the operations in a complex regulatory environment.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR UTILITIES

João Marques Mendes – PLMJ

He advises major Portuguese and international companies on utilities matters and projects related to oil and gas, natural gas, water and sewage services. As the market affirms, he is a clear and concise lawyer, with an excellent knowledge of the energy system.

BEST PRACTICE RENEWABLES M&A

Pérez-Llorca

They assisted clients operating in the renewables in several corporate operation in many Spanish speaking countries with a remarkable track record in term of value and GigaWatts dealed.

THOUGHT LEADERHIP

Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez

The lawyer has a long expertise in his firm, becoming partner in London ad advised the largest energy companies in the transaction to the liberalized Iberian market of energy leading a new path for the entire industry.

SUSTAINABILITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

Araoz & Rueda

The Firm, during the last year, has advised the most renewable energy company. Their effort helps to keep the energy market of the Iberian Peninsula both sustainable for the environment and for the users in a time of uncertainty of the supply of natural gas.

GENDER EQUALITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

CTSU

The Energy Team is wide known in the firm’s country and the presence of women lawyers is the largest on the market in all the roles.

Details

Event Start:

22/06/2022 18:00

Event end:

22/06/2022 23:00

Location

The Iberian Lawyer Energy Awards, in their first edition, aims to highlight the excellence of the legal market in the energy sector.

It addresses private practice lawyers, experts in the energy market, who advise on regulatory, financing, mergers & acquisitions legal and tax aspects related to both conventional and renewable energy and play a key role in supporting those who determine geopolitics and international relation

The winners will be recognize on June 22nd, 2022 during the gala ceremony.

Law firm of the year
Lawyer of the year
Law firm of the year Finance
Lawyer of the year Finance
Law firm of the year Project Finance
Lawyer of the year Project Finance
Law firm of the year M&A
Lawyer of the year M&A
Law firm of the year Administrative & Environmental
Lawyer of the year Administrative & Environmental
Law firm of the year Litigation
Lawyer of the year Litigation
Law firm of the year Arbitration
Lawyer of the year Arbitration
Law firm of the year Energy Efficiency
Lawyer of the year Energy Efficiency
Law firm of the year Renewables
Lawyer of the year Renewables
Law firm of the year Oil & Gas
Lawyer of the year Oil & Gas
Law firm of the year Utilities
Lawyer of the year Utilities
Law firm of the year Regulatory Antitrust
Lawyer of the year Regulatory Antitrust
Law firm of the year Infrastructure
Lawyer of the year Infrastructure
Law firm of the year Innovation
Lawyer of the year Innovation
Law firm of the year Energy Tax
Professional of the year Energy Tax
Law firm of the year Criminal Law
Lawyer of the year Criminal Law
Team of the year Sustainability
Team of the year Gender Equality
Thought Leadership

Antonio Adami

Senior Director & General Counsel EMEA, Canadian Solar

Patrícia Afonso Fonseca

Head of Legal, Novo Banco

Marta Almeida Afonso

Head of Legal and Company Secretary, REN

Natalia Bódalo Lozano

Head of Legal Exploration & Production, Cepsa

Javier Cabezudo Pueyo

Lead Counsel for South Europe and Africa and Lead Lawyer for M&A, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Cristina Castro Vela

Head of Real Estate and Commercial Legal Department, AENA

Clara Cerdán Molina

General Counsel, FerroAtlántica

Marta Cruz de Almeida

General Counsel, Galp

Gianluca D’Angelo

Vice President and General Counsel, Vestas Mediterranean South Europe, Middle East, Africa

Moisés Garcìa

Senior Legal Consuel, METKA

Sara Gonçalves

Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Endesa Portugal

Yolanda Herran Azanza

Directora de Asesoría Jurídica, ACCIONA ENERGIA

Joana Martins Mendes

Head of Legal, Finerge

Daniel Pérez

PPA Lead & Chief Legal Officer, Holaluz

José Ricardo Pérez Blanco

Head of Legal Business Affairs Iberia, Endesa

Bruno Pina

Head of Legal, Repsol Portugal

Jorge Velasco Fernández

Head of Legal & Compliance, Axpo Iberia

Introduction to the 2022 edition

ART.1 – PROMOTERS, PURPOSE AND VALIDITY PERIOD: on the initiative promoted by Iberian Legal Group, in order, among other things, to stimulate competition and the growth of the Energy world, the “Energy Awards Iberia” (by now the “event “) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the legal sector (a.k.a Energy Law Firms and/or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) who have distinguished themselves for the activities carried out in the year 2021 (hereinafter the “Reference Period of Activities”).The Initiative is governed in the manner indicated below.

ART. 2 – METHOD OF PARTECIPATION AND SELECTION: participation in the Initiative is reserved for Energy Law Firms and for Individual Lawyers and Professionals who have given their assistance with particular focus, in Spain and Portugal, to domestic and international companies on the national territory in the Activity Reference Period (separately and jointly, hereinafter the “Participants”).
A. FIRST PHASE: IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS
Participants will be preliminarily identified and nominated through questionnaires; based on the results of the research carried out during the Activity Reference Period, Iberian Legal Group, will draw up the lists of Participants by inserting them into one or more of the following pre-determined categories.

b. SECOND PHASE: LIST OF THE FINALISTS: Iberian Legal Group will draw up a list of finalists based on the qualitative and quantitative research carried out from the moment the submissions are received to the time the finalists list is published. The list will be announced and published by May 18th, 2022.

c. THIRD PHASE: Iberian Legal Group will present the ranking list of the Finalists during the Jury meeting and will propose to the Jury the name of one Law Firm and one individual Professional as candidates for each category, motivating his/her vote.

The Jury, having received the lists of the finalists (a.k.a. “Law firms” and “Individual Lawyers and / or Professionals”) for each of the categories identified and after having listened to the vote pitch and the motivation from Iberian Legal Group, through their own vote (one vote per capita), will decide the winners to whom the recognition will be awarded. The Jury will be composed of:

– recognized experts from the corporate world in the sector;
– representative of Iberian Lawyer, appointed by Iberian Legal Group (even in the case of more than one representative, Iberian Legal Group will have the right to only one vote);
– any representatives of industry associations.

The Jury will be chaired by the representative of Iberian Legal Group.

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for the assignment of awards to the best “Law Firm” Finalists will be as follows:

1. transactions carried out (value and number) in the Reference Period of the Activities;
2. significant growth factors during the Activity Reference Period (eg promotions, hiring or leaving of new professionals, mergers or acquisitions with other international firms or networks, national or international expansion);
3. positioning and image

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for awarding the awards to the best “Single Lawyers and Professionals” Finalists will be as follows:
1. technical, legal and negotiating skills;
2. knowledge of business dynamics related to the product sector (industry);
3. commitment and ability to relate to the customer;4. professional reputation among colleagues.

ART. 3 – COMMUNICATION OF THE BEST FINALISTS AND AWARD CEREMONY: the communication of the names of the top finalists (a.k.a. “Law Firms” and “Individual Lawyers and Professionals”) for each of the categories identified, will be communicated during the Gala Evening.Iberian Legal Group reserves the right to promptly communicate to the Participants/Finalists further details regarding the modalities of participation and conduct of the Gala Evening.

ART. 4 – FORMALIZATION AND RETREIVING OF AWARDS: the awarding of recognition to the top Finalists (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) for each of the categories identified will be formalized by the Jury, through a representative identified by Iberian Legal Group, during the evening. The recognition will have no economic value, as it is a purely symbolic public recognition.

The formalization of the recognition will take place only towards the relative top Finalist (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals), for each category of reference, who must personally participate in the Evening and collect the recognition assigned to him/her.Failure to  retrieve  the recognition award during the evening by an institutional representative of the winners  in any category will be irrevocably understood as a waiver of the same, which, in this case, will be automatically assigned to the next top  Finalist of the corresponding category, classified immediately after the renouncing winner, and/or in any case will be irrevocably assigned by Iberian Legal Group in an indisputable way.

Iberian Legal Group authorizes the winners to utilize the image benefits resulting from obtaining the “Iberian Lawyer awards”.

Law firm of the year
Abreu Advogados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
Cutrecasas (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
Linklaters (Spain)
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
PLMJ
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Uría Menéndez (Spain)
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year
João Afonso Fialho – VdA
Hermenegildo Altozano – Bird & Bird (Spain)
Fernando Calancha Marzana – Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Vanda Cascão – VdA
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
José Guardo – Clifford Chance (Spain)
María Guinot – Deloitte Legal (Spain)
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
José Manuel Sala Arquer – DLA Piper (Spain)
Manuel Santos Vítor – Abreu Advogados

Law firm of the year Administrative & Environmental
Abreu Advogados
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Cavaleiro & Associados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Deloitte Legal (Spain)
DLA Piper (Spain)
Eversheds Sutherland FCB
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Hogan Lovells (Spain)
King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Linklaters (Spain)
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Uría Menéndez (Spain)
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Administrative & Environmental
João Afonso Fialho – VdA
Jaime Almenar – Clifford Chance (Spain)
José María Barrios – Deloitte Legal (Spain)
Fernando Calancha Marzana – Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Bernardo Cunha Ferreira – CMS Portugal
David Díez – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
José Giménez – Linklaters (Spain)
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
Ana Luísa Guimarães – Sérvulo
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
Miguel Lorena Brito – Eversheds Sutherland FCB
João Marques Mendes – PLMJ
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
José Eduardo Martins – Abreu Advogados
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
José Luís Moreira da Silva – SRS Advogados
Gonzalo Olivera – King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
João Quintela Cavaleiro – Cavaleiro & Associados
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
José Manuel Sala Arquer – DLA Piper (Spain)
Martín Silván – ONTIER

Law firm of the year Arbitration
Abreu Advogados
Allen & Overy (Spain)
Ashurst (Spain)
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Bird & Bird (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
DLA Piper (Spain)
Garrigues (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Linklaters (Spain)
MVA Asociados
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados

Lawyer of the year Arbitration
Hermenegildo Altozano – Bird & Bird (Spain)
Silvestre Arana – Garrigues (Spain)
Juan Cadarso Palau – MVA Asociados
Fernando Calancha Marzana – Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Diogo Duarte Campos – PLMJ
Miguel Esperança Pina – CMS Portugal
Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira – VdA
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
José Giménez – Linklaters (Spain)
João Marques Mendes – PLMJ
José Eduardo Martins – Abreu Advogados
Isabel Mayer Martinha – CTSU
Rui Medeiros – Sérvulo
Maria José Menéndez – Ashurst (Spain)
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Nuno Pena – CMS Portugal
Verónica Romaní Sancho – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Javier Santos – DLA Piper (Spain)
José Carlos Soares Machado – SRS Advogados
Maria José Tavares – SRS Advogados
Antonio Vazquez-Guillén – Allen & Overy (Spain)

Law firm of the year Criminal Law
Bird & Bird (Spain)
Cavaleiro & Associados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Freshfields (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Linklaters (Spain)
Miranda & Asociados
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados

Lawyer of the year Criminal Law
Jaime Almenar – Clifford Chance (Spain)
Hermenegildo Altozano – Bird & Bird (Spain)
Andrea Baptista – CMS Portugal
Ignacio Borrego – Freshfields (Spain)
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
José Giménez – Linklaters (Spain)
José Jácome – SRS Advogados
José Lobo Moutinho – Sérvulo
João Medeiros – VdA
Nuno Pena – CMS Portugal
Félix Plasencia – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
João Quintela Cavaleiro – Cavaleiro & Associados
João Paulo Rosado Correia – Miranda & Asociados
Teresa Serra – Sérvulo
José Carlos Soares Machado – SRS Advogados
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)
Coral Yáñez – Bird & Bird (Spain)

Law firm of the year Energy Efficiency
Abreu Advogados
Ashurst (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Energy Efficiency
Andrés Alfonso – Ashurst (Spain)
Gonçalo Anastácio – SRS Advogados
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Nuno Calaim Lourenço – SRS Advogados
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Vanda Cascão – VdA
Manuel Cassiano Neves – CMS Portugal
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Luis González – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Ana Luísa Guimarães – Sérvulo
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
Matilde Lobo da Silveira – CTSU
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
Nuno Serrão Faria – PLMJ
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

Law firm of the year Energy Tax
Ashurst (Spain)
CCSL Advogados
CMS Portugal
Deloitte Legal (Spain)
ONTIER
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Professional of the year Energy Tax
Mafalda Alves – SRS Advogados
Teresa Alves de Sousa – SRS Advogados
José Calejo Guerra – CCSL Advogados
Patrick Dewerbe – CMS Portugal
Diogo Feio – Sérvulo
Javier Gabiña – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Eduardo Gracía – Ashurst (Spain)
Javier Hernández-Galante – Ashurst (Spain)
Ana Moutinho Nascimento – Sérvulo
Jaime Peiro – ONTIER
Isaque Ramos – PLMJ
Miguel C. Reis – VdA
Nuno Santos – CMS Portugal
Luis Soto – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Miguel Torres – TELLES
Filipe Vasconcelos Fernandes – VdA

Law firm of the year Finance
Ashurst (Spain)
CCSL Advogados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
ONTIER
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Uría Menéndez (Spain)
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Finance
Mafalda Almeida Carvalho – CCSL Advogados
Barro Álvaro – ONTIER
Jose María Anarte – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Rodrigo Berasategui – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
José Christian Bertram – Ashurst (Spain)
Gonçalo dos Reis Martins – PLMJ
Verónica Fernández – Sérvulo
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Anabela Gonçalves Ferreira – SRS Advogados
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
José Guardo – Clifford Chance (Spain)
João Lupi – TELLES
Hugo Moredo Santos – VdA
Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira – SRS Advogados
Nick Pawson – Ashurst (Spain)
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Miguel Riaño – Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
Verónica Romaní Sancho – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Francisco Xavier de Almeida – CMS Portugal

Law firm of the year Infrastructure
Abreu Advogados
Ashurst (Spain)
Cavaleiro & Associados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Infrastructure
Susana Alberto – SRS Advogados
Jose María Anarte – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Catarina Brito Ferreira – Morais Leitão
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
José Guardo – Clifford Chance (Spain)
Ana Luísa Guimarães – Sérvulo
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
João Lupi – TELLES
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
Isabel Mayer Martinha – CTSU
José Luís Moreira da Silva – SRS Advogados
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
João Quintela Cavaleiro – Cavaleiro & Associados
Manuel Santos Vítor – Abreu Advogados
Jorge Vázquez – Ashurst (Spain)
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

Law firm of the year Innovation
Abreu Advogados
CMS Portugal
DLA Piper (Spain)
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Innovation
João Afonso Fialho – VdA
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Paulo Bandeira – SRS Advogados
Rodrigo Berasategui – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Manuel Cassiano Neves – CMS Portugal
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
Solange Fernandes – SRS Advogados
María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Ana Luísa Guimarães -Sérvulo
João Marques Mendes – PLMJ
Ana Rita Paínho – Sérvulo
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
José Manuel Sala Arquer – DLA Piper (Spain)
Manuel Santos Vítor – Abreu Advogados

Law firm of the year Litigation
Allen & Overy (Spain)
Ashurst (Spain)
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Bird & Bird (Spain)
CCSL Advogados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
DLA Piper (Spain)
Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Freshfields (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Linklaters (Spain)
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
VdA

Lawyer of the year Litigation
Jaime Almenar – Clifford Chance (Spain)
Hermenegildo Altozano – Bird & Bird (Spain)
Hugo Baptista Falcão – CCSL Advogados
Ignacio Borrego – Freshfields (Spain)
Cristina Camarero – ONTIER
Miguel Castelo Branco – Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
José Giménez – Linklaters (Spain)
José Jácome – SRS Advogados
João Marques Mendes – PLMJ
Isabel Mayer Martinha – CTSU
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Nuno Pena – CMS Portugal
Miguel Pinto Cardoso – VdA
José Antonio Rodríguez – Ashurst (Spain)
Gonzalo Rubio Hernández-Sampelayo – MVA Asociados
Javier Santos – DLA Piper (Spain)
João Saúde – Sérvulo
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)
Antonio Vazquez-Guillén – Allen & Overy (Spain)
Coral Yáñez – Bird & Bird (Spain)

Law firm of the year M&A
Abreu Advogados
Araoz & Rueda
Ashurst (Spain)
CCSL Advogados
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Deloitte Legal (Spain)
Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Garrigues (Spain)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Linklaters (Portugal)
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Uría Menéndez (Spain)
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year M&A
Mafalda Almeida Carvalho – CCSL Advogados
Rodrigo Almeida Dias – Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Silvestre Arana – Garrigues (Spain)
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Sofia Carreiro – Sérvulo
Javier Carvajal – Pérez-Llorca
Manuel Cassiano Neves – CMS Portugal
Octávio Castelo Paulo – SRS Advogados
Cláudia Cruz Almeida – VdA
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Lucía González Fernández – ONTIER
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
José Guardo – Clifford Chance (Spain)
María Guinot – Deloitte Legal (Spain)
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
Maria José Menéndez – Ashurst (Spain)
Gonzalo Olivera – King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Ignacio Paz – Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Duarte Ribeiro Teles – CTSU
João Robles – Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Manuel Santos Vítor – Abreu Advogados
Francisco Solchaga – Araoz & Rueda

Law firm of the year Oil & Gas
Abreu Advogados
Araoz & Rueda
Ashurst (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
DLA Piper (Spain)
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Miranda & Asociados
MVA Asociados
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA

Lawyer of the year Oil & Gas
João Afonso Fialho – VdA
Andrés Alfonso – Ashurst (Spain)
Gonçalo Anastácio – SRS Advogados
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Rúben Brigolas – PLMJ
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Vanda Cascão – VdA
Manuel Cassiano Neves – CMS Portugal
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
José Eduardo Martins – Abreu Advogados
Rui Medeiros – Sérvulo
Javier Montalvo Cleofé – MVA Asociados
Gonzalo Olivera – King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
José Miguel Oliveira – VdA
Ignacio Paz – Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
João Paulo Rosado Correia – Miranda & Asociados
Javier Santos – DLA Piper (Spain)
Francisco Solchaga – Araoz & Rueda
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

Law firm of the year Project Finance
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Deloitte Legal (Spain)
DLA Piper (Spain)
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Freshfields (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Lavilla Abogados
Linklaters (Spain)
Miranda & Asociados
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA

Lawyer of the year Project Finance
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Álvaro Barro – ONTIER
Rodrigo Berasategui – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
José Christian Bertram – Ashurst (Spain)
João Caldeira – CMS Portugal
Ignacio Echenagusia – Deloitte Legal (Spain)
Teresa Empis Falcão – VdA
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
José Guardo – Clifford Chance (Spain)
Mark Kirkby – Sérvulo
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
Javier Montalvo Cleofé – MVA Asociados
José Luís Moreira da Silva – SRS Advogados
Ignacio Paz – Herbert Smith Freehills (Spain)
Vítor Pereira das Neves – Morais Leitão
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Verónica Romaní Sancho – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

Law firm of the year Regulatory Antitrust
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Clifford Chance (Spain)
CMS Portugal
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
DLA Piper (Spain)
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Freshfields (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Lavilla Abogados
Linklaters (Spain)
Miranda & Asociados
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES

Lawyer of the year Regulatory Antitrust
Rita Aleixo Gregório – PLMJ
Jaime Almenar – Clifford Chance (Spain)
Jorge Álvarez – ONTIER
Ricardo Bordalo Junqueiro – VdA
Ignacio Borrego – Freshfields (Spain)
Catarina Brito Ferreira – Morais Leitão
Nuno Calaim Lourenço – SRS Advogados
Fernando Calancha Marzana – Hogan Lovells (Spain)
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
José Giménez – Linklaters (Spain)
Miguel Gorjão-Henriques – Sérvulo
Juan José Lavilla – Lavilla Abogados
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Luis Pérez de Ayala – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Leyre Prieto – TELLES
Luís Romão – CMS Portugal
João Paulo Rosado Correia – Miranda & Asociados
José Manuel Sala Arquer – DLA Piper (Spain)
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

Law firm of the year Renewables
Abreu Advogados
Araoz & Rueda
Ashurst (Spain)
Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Cavaleiro & Associados
CCSL Advogados
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Linklaters (Portugal)
Miranda & Asociados
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
Uría Menéndez (Spain)
VdA
Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)

Lawyer of the year Renewables
Andrés Alfonso – Ashurst (Spain)
Mafalda Almeida Carvalho – CCSL Advogados
Gonçalo Anastácio – SRS Advogados
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Vanda Cascão – VdA
Ana Luís de Sousa – VdA
David Díez – Watson Farley & Williams (Spain)
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Lucía González Fernández – ONTIER
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez (Spain)
Ana Luísa Guimarães – Sérvulo
Miguel Lorena Brito – Eversheds Sutherland FCB
Javier Montalvo Cleofé – MVA Asociados
Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie (Spain)
Gonzalo Olivera – King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Félix Plasencia – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
João Quintela Cavaleiro – Cavaleiro & Associados
João Paulo Rosado Correia – Miranda & Asociados
Francisco Solchaga – Araoz & Rueda
Laura Vicente – Linklaters (Portugal)

Law firm of the year Utilities
Abreu Advogados
Ashurst (Spain)
CMS Portugal
CTSU
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Fieldfisher (Spain)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
GTA VILLAMAGNA
Morais Leitão
MVA Asociados
ONTIER
PLMJ
Sérvulo
SRS Advogados
TELLES
VdA

Lawyer of the year Utilities
Andrés Alfonso – Ashurst (Spain)
Manuel Andrade Neves – Abreu Advogados
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues – TELLES
Catarina Brito Ferreira – Morais Leitão
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal
Vanda Cascão – VdA
Rita Ferreira dos Santos – CTSU
Ernesto García-Trevijano – GTA VILLAMAGNA
Santiago Garrido – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Spain)
Lucía González Fernández – ONTIER
Ana Luísa Guimarães – Sérvulo
João Marques Mendes – PLMJ
Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados
José Eduardo Martins – Abreu Advogados
Javier Montalvo Cleofé – MVA Asociados
José Luís Moreira da Silva – SRS Advogados
Inês Pinto da Costa – PLMJ
Félix Plasencia – Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Ivone Rocha – TELLES
Ramón Vázquez del Rey Villanueva – Fieldfisher (Spain)

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Watson Farley & Williams

The Law Firm has a strong international network and it’s one of the market leaders in the Iberian Peninsula. They assisted the most important energy funds in their corporate activities, with very strong curricula in M&A and Project Financing.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Mónica Carneiro Pacheco – CMS Portugal

She’s the Head of the Energy & Climate Change department of her Law Firm. She is a leading figure in the market in the energy and natural resources sector in the Iberian Peninsula and frequently acts in the most prominent deals in the energy industry.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE & ENVIRONMENTAL

CTSU

Thanks to their strong international alliance they assisted very important multinational clients to adapt their organizations to the Iberian regulations. The firm is very strong in the aviation and the food industry not only in the Iberian Peninsula but also in the African market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE & ENVIRONMENTAL

Antonio Morales – Baker McKenzie

He is the head of the Public Law, Infrastructure and Energy department at his firm in Madrid. His wide and known experience is testified by important clients both national and international in the energy and infrastructure industries.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION

Abreu Advogados

The Firm assisted one of most known Iberian players in the energy industry in one of the most important arbitrate in the last year. The win of the arbitration under the sphere of national, European and International public regulations was strategic to their client to avoid huge costs.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION

Maria José Menéndez – Ashurst

She’s one of the most known lawyers in her country in the field of arbitration, being the vice president of the Spanish Arbitration Club. She is very active in many industries including the infrastructures.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL LAW

Clifford Chance

The firm is very up to date on the Spanish criminal law proceedings with a particular regard on the internal investigation in the large corporations in the regulated environment.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL LAW

José Lobo Moutinho – Sérvulo

He’s a wide known criminal litigator, both on the side of the defense and the prosecution. He’s very experienced in white collar crimes, tax crimes and crimes against social security, property and honour.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Pérez-Llorca

The firm advised a joint venture between two companies of the energy sector and a platform in one of the largest European platforms for renewables to gas projects. This platform should both increase the energy efficiency and develop the hydrogen industry in the country.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Andrés Alfonso – Ashurst

The lawyer advised a joint venture between two companies of the energy sector and a platform in one of the largest European platforms for renewables to gas projects. This platform should both increase the energy efficiency and develop the hydrogen industry in the country.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ENERGY TAX

Deloitte Legal

The Firm has a great knowledge of Tax advising the most known companies in the Iberian energy market. Their advice in Tax matters was strategic to their client in the mutate fiscal conditions brought by European Green Deal attempt to reduce gas emission.

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR ENERGY TAX

Mafalda Alves – SRS Advogados

She’s a partner of the Tax department of her Firm and her expertise on the energy industry goes from domestic to international operations.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR FINANCE

Clifford Chance

The firm relate a solid expertise in the energy regulated sector with a strong banking practice that can benefit its clients in the energy sector in financing, project financing and corporate operations.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR FINANCE

Miguel Riaño – Herbert Smith Freehills

He’s very active in the energy, infrastructure, natural resources, and environment. His help in financing various operations around the globe was impressive, with the most remarkable operation in financing a huge desalinization project in Africa.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE

Ashurst

The Firm assisted very important multinational funds and infrastructure companies in their M&A Corporate operation. The Firm effort was useful to bring very important players on the Iberian market with new investments that will boost the development of the energy industry.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE

Caterina Brito Ferreira – Morais Leitão

Her expertise in the area is wide and well known on the market. Her skills on Corporate M&A and Public Law matters and are recognized both by the market and the peers, acting as legal advisor both on domestic and international important operations.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INNOVATION

Sérvulo

The Firm assisted an innovative foreigner company in their expansion on the Iberian market. Thanks to the Firm effort on the regulatory system a new path of combined agricultural and solar generation business will be easier to achieve.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INNOVATION

Ivone Rocha – TELLES

As Co-Head of the Energy Practice of her Firm, she studied innovative legal tools to help the market in developing following the direction proposed by the European Green Deal, harmonizing the public and private sectors.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Baker McKenzie

The Spanish office of the firm was involved in many litigations deal all over the Spanish speaking countries, a lot of them in the South American market, consulting many international financial institutions in their operations in the energy market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

João Marques Mendes – PLMJ

Since he joined the Firm, he led an important litigation case against the public authorities in the Iberian Peninsula, defending an important local energy producer controlled by one of the biggest European companies.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR M&A

VdA

The Firm is one of the most important names in the Iberian Peninsula and, thanks to its expertise and international network, is involved in the most important Corporate and M&A deals in the Energy industry.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR M&A

María Pilar García Guijarro – Watson Farley & Williams

As head of the Energy of her Firm, she assisted a lot of international energy funds in their operations of Corporate and M&A in the Iberian Peninsula. Her effort helped to bring billions of investments on the Iberian market of the renewable energy.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS

King & Wood Mallesons

The law firm has proven his leading position in the oil & gas sector. In Spain, they provide day-to-day legal advice in all the regulatory and contractual aspects to the biggest players in the Iberian energy market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS

Ignacio Paz – Herbert Smith Freehills

He’s very experienced in the energy industry at three hundred and sixty degrees. One of the most significant deals was the advising to one of the world’s leading energy companies on the development of oil & gas exploratory opportunities in Mozambique.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PROJECT FINANCE

Deloitte Legal

The Firm is acting as legal advisor of a company leader in the development of photovoltaic power plants. They are providing advisory in regulatory, corporate and insurance matters and legal advice on the preparation of the financial documentation.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PROJECT FINANCE

João Caldeira – CMS Portugal

He is active in the financing of energy infrastructure projects across Spain and Latin America. Clients and competitors describe him as “an outstanding negotiator” with a noteworthy experience and knowledge.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR REGULATORY ANTITRUST

ONTIER

The team is always at the forefront of innovative and cutting-edge projects in the sector advising several associations in the energy market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR REGULATORY ANTITRUST

Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Fernández – MVA Asociados

The professional successfully assisted a corporation leader in the power transmission system with the implementation of the regulatory measures in Spain.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR RENEWABLES

Linklaters

The Firm has a very well-reputed energy practice thanks to its international network, particularly focused on transactions concerning renewable energy sources, including wind, hydroelectric and solar projects.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR RENEWABLES

Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez

He’s very experienced and his practice is focused on finance, public energy law and project finance. He’s very active in financing renewable energy market and his effort sustained the Iberian market thanks to its international experience earned in London.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR UTILITIES

CMS Portugal

The Firm assist on regular base the top players on Utilities in the Iberian market. Their assistance covers all the aspects of the clients’ needs and it’s strategic for the functionality of the operations in a complex regulatory environment.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR UTILITIES

João Marques Mendes – PLMJ

He advises major Portuguese and international companies on utilities matters and projects related to oil and gas, natural gas, water and sewage services. As the market affirms, he is a clear and concise lawyer, with an excellent knowledge of the energy system.

BEST PRACTICE RENEWABLES M&A

Pérez-Llorca

They assisted clients operating in the renewables in several corporate operation in many Spanish speaking countries with a remarkable track record in term of value and GigaWatts dealed.

THOUGHT LEADERHIP

Juan Ignacio González Ruiz – Uría Menéndez

The lawyer has a long expertise in his firm, becoming partner in London ad advised the largest energy companies in the transaction to the liberalized Iberian market of energy leading a new path for the entire industry.

SUSTAINABILITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

Araoz & Rueda

The Firm, during the last year, has advised the most renewable energy company. Their effort helps to keep the energy market of the Iberian Peninsula both sustainable for the environment and for the users in a time of uncertainty of the supply of natural gas.

GENDER EQUALITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

CTSU

The Energy Team is wide known in the firm’s country and the presence of women lawyers is the largest on the market in all the roles.

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