Iberian Lawyer Forty under 40 Awards 2022

Iberian Lawyer’s Forty under 40 Awards recognise the achievements of the new generation of leading lawyers shaping the future of the legal profession. 

Held every year, Iberian Lawyer’s Forty under 40 Awards, honor lawyers across Spain and Portugal under the age of 40. The winners include only lawyers/professionals* working in private practice. This year, the awards ceremony is being held the 06th of October– the Ceremony will be followed by a Gala Reception.

NEW as from 2019 – the Forty under 40 Awards will be per category rewarding 20 individual and 20 team awards per category.

The Jury members will be a group of General Counsel and Head of Legal’s.

2022 CATEGORIES: Forty categories for lawyers under 40 :

Team of the year Arbitration
Lawyer of the year Arbitration
Team of the year Banking & Finance
Lawyer of the year Banking & Finance
Team of the year Capital Markets (Debt and Equity)
Lawyer of the year Capital Markets (Debt and Equity)
Team of the year Energy
Lawyer of the year Energy
Team of the year EU & Competition
Lawyer of the year EU & Competition
Team of the year Fintech
Lawyer of the year Fintech
Team of the year Infrastructure & Constructions
Lawyer of the year Infrastructure & Constructions
Team of the year Insolvency & Restructuring
Lawyer of the year Insolvency & Restructuring
Team of the year Insurance
Lawyer of the year Insurance
Team of the year IP & TMT
Lawyer of the year IP & TMT
Team of the year Labour
Lawyer of the year Labour
Team of the year Life Sciences & Pharma
Lawyer of the year Life Sciences & Pharma
Team of the year Litigation
Lawyer of the year Litigation
Team of the year M&A
Lawyer of the year M&A
Team of the year Private Equity
Lawyer of the year Private Equity
Team of the year Public Law
Lawyer of the year Public Law
Team of the year Real Estate
Lawyer of the year Real Estate
Team of the year Startup
Lawyer of the year Startup
Team of the year Tax
Lawyer/Professional* of the year Tax
Team of the year White Collar Crime
Lawyer of the year White Collar Crime

More information from past Forty under 40 events please click HERE

*for TAX category only.

Alejandro Abascal Junquera

Magistrado, Audiencia Nacional

Marta Almeida Afonso

General Counsel, REN

Nicolás Aymerich

Legal Director and Compliance Officer, Grupo Itevelesa

Ana Bayo Busta

Head of Legal, Patents & Compliance, BAYER IBERIA

Beatriz Bernabeu

International Legal Director, Havaianas

Alejandro Betancourt López

President, Hawkers

Ana Campos Ferreira

Area Manager of Competition, Commercial Law and M&A, Legal Department, MCretail

Afonso Cardoso de Menezes

Head of Legal & Governance, Bison Bank

Cristina Castro Vela

Head of Commercial and Real Estate Legal Department, AENA

Clara Cerdán Molina

General Counsel, FerroAtlántica

Isabel Charraz

Country Legal Counsel Portugal & Greece, Cyprus and Malta, Citibank

Fátima Correia da Silva

Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and DPO of Critical TechWorks, BMW Group

Marta Cruz de Almeida

General Counsel, Galp

Tiago da Mota

Legal Director, Counsel
The Walt Disney Company Portugal

António José Duarte

Head of credit recovery, PARVALOREM

Maria João Faísca

Head of Legal, Impresa Group

Isabel Fernandes

General Counsel, Grupo Visabeira S.A.

Sagrario Fernández

General Counsel & Board Vice-secretary
DIA Group

Mercedes Fontsaré Roura

Senior Legal Counsel – CIB & International Banking, CaixaBank

Manuel Luís Gonçalves

General Counsel, Grupo Casais

Alberto González Gómez

Head of Labour Law, DIGI

Ana Kleba

LC Legal & Compliance, Lidl & Cia

Carla Lobão Gamboa

Head of Legal, Zeitreel

Carlos Llamas

Legal Counsel, Parques Reunidos

Aarón López Fábregas

Head of M&A, Banco Sabadell

Carlos López Martín De Blas

CLO – General Secretary, Secuoya

Blanca Lozano

Professor of Administrative Law, CUNEF University

Miguel Martin-Calama

Senior Legal Advisor, Pictet Alternative Advisors

Mafalda Mascarenhas Garcia

Head of Legal Department, IBM

Patrícia Mendes

Head of Legal and Compliance, Volkswagen Financial Services

Carlos Menor Gómez

Legal Director & Compliance Officer, Renault Iberia

Teresa Minguez Diaz

General Counsel and Compliance & Integrity Officer, Porche Ibérica

Carolina Mouraz

Head of Litigation and Legal Compliance, TAP Air Portugal

Jorge Muñoz Fuentes

General Counsel & Compliance Officer Spain, Gilead Sciences

América Pastor

Head of Legal, Restaurant Brands Iberia

Leonor Pimenta Pissarra

Country Chief Legal Officer, Novartis Farma

Javier Ramírez Iglesias

Vice President and AGC Regions Litigation, HP Inc.

Head of Advocacy, ACC Europe

Natália Veiga Rebelo

Country Legal Manager, IKEA Portugal

Board Member, INGKA Centres

Fernando Reina

Head of Legal Spain, BayWa r.e.

John Rigau

Vice President & General Counsel, PepsiCo Western Europe

Jorge Rodriguez Lopategui

Legal Counsel, Philip Morris Spain

Leonor Sampaio Santos

Head of Legal, Jose De Mello

Gloria Sánchez Soriano

Group Legal VP – Head of Legal for Technology & Legal Transformation, Banco Santander

Evangelos Stathatos

Manager, Legal Counsel Iberia, Pandora

José Carlos Tejada

General Counsel Spain&Portugal-Groupe BPCE-Global Financial Services, Natixis

Diego Trillo Ruiz

Legal Services and Corporate Affairs General Manager, Enagas

Alba Valenzuela Martin

Directora de la Asesoría Jurídica, Mabel Capital

Manuel Zapata

Responsible for Legal M&A and Financing Transactions, Roadis

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 sector, the “Forty under 40 Awards” (by now the “event “) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the Iberian legal sector (a.k.a 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 Individual Lawyers and Professionals* who have given their assistance with particular focus, to domestic and international companies 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 July 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 Lawyer/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”.

*for TAX category only.

TEAM OF THE YEAR

VdA

The 70% of the lawyers of the firm is under 40, many of them have been crucial in several deals in most of the practice areas. It’s fair to say that the firm can be placed in the top positions in the market, represented by professionals that stand out despite their young age, who gained the appreciation from the biggest companies in the market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Nuno Gundar da Cruz – Morais Leitão

The last 12 months, have been an outstanding period for the lawyer. He was nominated equity partner in November 2021, and he has been involved in some of the most exciting and challenging matters related to Insolvency & Restructuring, both regarding transactional deals and insolvency related litigation.

MARKET LEADER

Rosa Espín – Ambar Partners

The lawyer is CEO and co-founder of Ambar Partners, she is leading one of the most disruptive Project in the Legal Sector in Spain and Continental Europe. The professional holds an influential position between lawyers active on the Iberian Market.

TEAM OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION

Morais Leitão

More the 60% of the professionals are under 40 years old. The lawyers, despite their young age, stood out in the practice obtaining credibility and appreciation from the market, handling complicated matters.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION

Carmen Alonso – Baker McKenzie

The lawyer provided legal advice and defense of one of the largest gas & energy company in Spain, during a complex operation of arbitration.

TEAM OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE

White & Case

The team is formed mostly by under 40 professionals, they advised one of the most important Spanish multinationals financial services company, on a credit agreement deal that involved several international companies.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE

Luis Belart Siguero – Dentons

He has personally led transactions valued in more than 6 billion Euros; he advises national and international entities on financing transactions, including renewable energy project finance.

TEAM OF THE YEAR CAPITAL MARKETS (DEBT AND EQUITY)

Allen & Overy

The Capital Markets practice of the firm comprises a group of experienced lawyers capable of advising on the full spectrum of debt, equity and structured finance related capital markets work. Most of the team is under 40 years old.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CAPITAL MARKETS (DEBT AND EQUITY)

Irian Saleta Martínez – Ashurst

The professional was named partner in May 2021, and she is the head of the global markets team in Spain.  The lawyer has a wide expertise in dealing with major stakes in listed companies with a focus in the analysis under the transparency and anti-market abuse regulations.

TEAM OF THE YEAR ENERGY

Watson Farley & Williams

The law firm is one of the most relevant in the energy fields. The team is formed mostly by under forty professionals, they worked on a very important deal regarding energy and renewable.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ENERGY

Bernardo Cunha Ferreira – CMS Portugal

He has a strong experience in renewable energy and environmental matters, he is very active in numerous M&A transactions regarding energy projects. Impressive recent highlights include one of the largest and most important deal taking place in Portugal regarding solar projects.

TEAM OF THE YEAR EU & COMPETITION

Uría Menéndez

Over the past year the EU & Competition department has been involved in the most significant competition cases in the country. The quality of the service, the global recognition of its work, and the significant number of new clients acquired in the last year, is clear evidence of the team’s position in the market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR EU & COMPETITION

Leyre Prieto – TELLES

The lawyer leads EU and Competition team having a long professional career in the field. She provides legal consulting to companies on several kinds of matters, such us competition restrictive practices, abuse of dominant position and abuse of economic dependency.

TEAM OF THE YEAR FINTECH

Sérvulo & Associados

The team has been active on the payments system solutions, regulatory gap analysis, ESG matters and crypto currency emerging topics. The team also assisted Fintech players in a broad range of issues, ranging from setup and day-to-day activities to complex regulatory issues.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR FINTECH

Joana Mota Agostinho – Cuatrecasas

Since the professional became partner, she has implemented new areas of expertise, such as new technologies. The lawyer is responsible of the growth both of the team and the business.

TEAM OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTIONS

Pérez-Llorca

The law firm is recognised by market commentators, clients, and peers to be one of the Spanish legal teams to have a consolidated infrastructure and constructions team. They have a long track record of providing comprehensive advice all over Spain, covering all kinds of matters and types of clients with a sophisticated approach.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTIONS

Jorge Perujo Fariña – ONTIER

In February 2021 the lawyer was appointed co-Head of the Corporate and M&A area of the Madrid office. The professional consolidated a team formed by young and ambitious lawyers, focused on advising global companies, many of them in the infrastructure sector or involved in construction projects.

TEAM OF THE YEAR INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING

PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados

Most of the lawyers of the team are under 40 years old. The department is specialized in extrajudicial and judicial negotiation, in mass or individual litigation, as well in monitoring financial restructuring and insolvency.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING

Francisco Javier Royo Coll – Simmons & Simmons

The lawyer has been advising a trading company on several operations in a short period of time, he led the negotiation with the counterparty. According to the market opinion, he is very responsive with a problem-solving approach.

TEAM OF THE YEAR INSURANCE

PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados

Almost the 70% of the team is formed by under 40 years lawyers. The team has been involved in important matters in which they were able to provide to their clients a quick extrajudicial resolution of claims.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INSURANCE

Margarida Ferraz de Oliveira – PLMJ

The lawyer coordinated the insurance team in a very important matter regarding a multinational company, she was responsible for all the contacts with the client regarding insurance policies.

TEAM OF THE YEAR IP & TMT

ECIJA

Most of the lawyers of the team are under 40 years old. The team stand out in the practice for its credibility in the market, assisting the enterprises in several fields such as TMT and cybersecurity.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR IP & TMT

João Peixe – Vasconcelos Arruda & Associados

The lawyer is an excellent professional with a solid knowledge and experience in all areas of IP law, especially in trademarks, designs, and copyright. He supports daily high-profile clients from various sectors, from food, fashion, media and entertainment to IT and software companies.

TEAM OF THE YEAR LABOUR

Ceca Magán Abogados

The 65% of the team is formed by under forty professionals. During the last year the labour practice continued to improve. It is the firm of choice for main international law firms who refer their employment matters to them.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LABOUR

Alejandro Gil Murillo – MAIO Legal

The lawyer has been appointed partner and head of the labour practice in February 2022. Despite his young age the lawyer has proven his ability in managing complicated labour matters, such as trade unions negotiations.

TEAM OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES & PHARMA

Eversheds Sutherland

Having a team composed mostly by under 40, the firm is one of the leaders of the practice. They have advised both multinational organizations and new business projects, in all stages of the development of their programmes.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES & PHARMA

Diana Abegão Pinto – SRS Advogados

She is 100% dedicated to and focused on the Life Sciences practice area. Her industry expertise includes regulatory matters related to medicinal products, food for medicinal purposes, food supplements, cosmetics, health products and biocides.

TEAM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

PLMJ

The litigation department of the firm is one of the leaders in the Portuguese market. The team has an outstanding track record and consistently deals with the largest, most high profile and most complex disputes in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Pedro Pires Fernandes – VdA

The lawyer is among the most promising lawyers of the practice, he has been involved in countless complex disputes within a wide variety of sectors, both before national courts and arbitral tribunals, working alongside and against some of the best Portuguese and other foreign practitioners.

TEAM OF THE YEAR M&A

Pérez-Llorca

The corporate department has advised high profile clients such as large international funds, professional investors, and large listed companies on transactions that require sophisticated and high-quality advice. They have been in charge of the design very complex and reported deals on the market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR M&A

Pablo Fernández Cortijo – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

The lawyer is the youngest partner at the firm, and he has consolidated his position as one of the most active Private Equity and M&A lawyers, not only at the firm, but also at a Spanish level. He leaded and coordinated the team in very important transactions.

TEAM OF THE YEAR PRIVATE EQUITY

King & Wood Mallesons

Since January 2021, the quality of the private equity department reflected to the volume of funds advised and their total value. The team led more than 20 structuring of funds with a total value that exceeds 7 billion.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PRIVATE EQUITY

Pablo García Oliván – Squire Patton Boggs

The professional is a Legal Director in the Corporate, M&A and Private Equity department of the Madrid office, he stands out in this practice for the market feedbacks about his work, which was often crucial in the matters he leaded.

TEAM OF THE YEAR PUBLIC LAW

Abreu Advogados

The professionals of this practice stand out for their capacity in the field, they focused their work on legal support to companies and public entities in matters related to breach of public procurement contracts, and regulatory matters.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PUBLIC LAW

João Filipe Graça – SRS Advogados

The lawyer and the team followed one of the most recent and complex public procurement procedures in Portugal. In the last 12 months the law firm advised on several relevant and complex matters.

TEAM OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE

CCA Law Firm

Almost the totality of the team is composed by under 40 professionals, in the last year the team remarkably increased, attracting more business to the firm, reaching a considerable growth also in the revenues.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE

Angel Maestro Marti – DLA Piper

The professional is the legal director of the practice, he has wide experience in all types of real estate transactions (from complex investment structures deals to issues with a more local component); the lawyer has participated in some of the most relevant transactions in recent years in Spain.

TEAM OF THE YEAR STARTUP

FILS Legal

The totality of the team is formed by under 40 professionals, the law firm itself is very young and promising. The start-up team worked on several deals; they have participated in the negotiations of a native digital brand very popular in Spain.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR STARTUP

Carlota Sancho – Ambar Partners

The lawyer advised more than 200 startups since 2017, and during the last 12 months she has been a legal advisor for tech companies and startups in all the aspects of their business, including finance rounds, corporate structure, SPA´s, advertising, employment, and litigation.

TEAM OF THE YEAR TAX

Abreu Advogados

The tax team is formed by promising young lawyers which, despite the age, already achieved a relevant professional profile because of the numerous and important operations followed. The law firm advised enterprises in several fields, from tax controversy operations to crypto assets.

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR TAX

María García Chanzá – Romá Bohorques Tax & Legal

The lawyer is responsible, for a sizeable part, of Valencia office client portfolio; she is also tasked with the expansion of the tax client portfolio across Spain.

TEAM OF THE YEAR WHITE COLLAR CRIME

Ayuela Jiménez

The Criminal Law department is mostly composed by under 40 professionals, they have taken part in several of the most mediatic cases in the National Court of Spain, defending executives and important companies.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR WHITE COLLAR CRIME

Eloi Castellarnau Fort – Castellarnau

The professional is partner of the firm, he led the white-collar crime team representing a very well-known professional sport club in a very delicate trial.

BEST PRACTICE CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

Ambar Partners

In the last 12 months, the Law firm obtained outstanding results regarding corporate transactions; the team is formed by several young lawyers, who, despite the age, were able to make the difference in the fields being crucial in several matters.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Teresa Madeira Afonso – PLMJ

The lawyer is one of firm’s youngest partners and she is therefore a role model for junior lawyers. Over the past 12 months the professional stood out for her involvement in major private equity and corporate M&A transactions and for her role as the driving force behind a cross-practice team dedicated to the agro-industrial sector.

RISING STAR

Morad Maanan Tieb – Whitewell Legal

The lawyer is specialized in corporate M&A, as proven also by the relevant deals he worked on during the last year. Despite the age, he participated to very important transactions, providing legal assistance to companies active in different fields.

Partner

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Event Start:

06/10/2022 19:00

Event end:

06/10/2022 23:59

Iberian Lawyer’s Forty under 40 Awards recognise the achievements of the new generation of leading lawyers shaping the future of the legal profession. 

Held every year, Iberian Lawyer’s Forty under 40 Awards, honor lawyers across Spain and Portugal under the age of 40. The winners include only lawyers/professionals* working in private practice. This year, the awards ceremony is being held the 06th of October– the Ceremony will be followed by a Gala Reception.

NEW as from 2019 – the Forty under 40 Awards will be per category rewarding 20 individual and 20 team awards per category.

The Jury members will be a group of General Counsel and Head of Legal’s.

2022 CATEGORIES: Forty categories for lawyers under 40 :

Team of the year Arbitration
Lawyer of the year Arbitration
Team of the year Banking & Finance
Lawyer of the year Banking & Finance
Team of the year Capital Markets (Debt and Equity)
Lawyer of the year Capital Markets (Debt and Equity)
Team of the year Energy
Lawyer of the year Energy
Team of the year EU & Competition
Lawyer of the year EU & Competition
Team of the year Fintech
Lawyer of the year Fintech
Team of the year Infrastructure & Constructions
Lawyer of the year Infrastructure & Constructions
Team of the year Insolvency & Restructuring
Lawyer of the year Insolvency & Restructuring
Team of the year Insurance
Lawyer of the year Insurance
Team of the year IP & TMT
Lawyer of the year IP & TMT
Team of the year Labour
Lawyer of the year Labour
Team of the year Life Sciences & Pharma
Lawyer of the year Life Sciences & Pharma
Team of the year Litigation
Lawyer of the year Litigation
Team of the year M&A
Lawyer of the year M&A
Team of the year Private Equity
Lawyer of the year Private Equity
Team of the year Public Law
Lawyer of the year Public Law
Team of the year Real Estate
Lawyer of the year Real Estate
Team of the year Startup
Lawyer of the year Startup
Team of the year Tax
Lawyer/Professional* of the year Tax
Team of the year White Collar Crime
Lawyer of the year White Collar Crime

More information from past Forty under 40 events please click HERE

*for TAX category only.

Alejandro Abascal Junquera

Magistrado, Audiencia Nacional

Marta Almeida Afonso

General Counsel, REN

Nicolás Aymerich

Legal Director and Compliance Officer, Grupo Itevelesa

Ana Bayo Busta

Head of Legal, Patents & Compliance, BAYER IBERIA

Beatriz Bernabeu

International Legal Director, Havaianas

Alejandro Betancourt López

President, Hawkers

Ana Campos Ferreira

Area Manager of Competition, Commercial Law and M&A, Legal Department, MCretail

Afonso Cardoso de Menezes

Head of Legal & Governance, Bison Bank

Cristina Castro Vela

Head of Commercial and Real Estate Legal Department, AENA

Clara Cerdán Molina

General Counsel, FerroAtlántica

Isabel Charraz

Country Legal Counsel Portugal & Greece, Cyprus and Malta, Citibank

Fátima Correia da Silva

Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and DPO of Critical TechWorks, BMW Group

Marta Cruz de Almeida

General Counsel, Galp

Tiago da Mota

Legal Director, Counsel
The Walt Disney Company Portugal

António José Duarte

Head of credit recovery, PARVALOREM

Maria João Faísca

Head of Legal, Impresa Group

Isabel Fernandes

General Counsel, Grupo Visabeira S.A.

Sagrario Fernández

General Counsel & Board Vice-secretary
DIA Group

Mercedes Fontsaré Roura

Senior Legal Counsel – CIB & International Banking, CaixaBank

Manuel Luís Gonçalves

General Counsel, Grupo Casais

Alberto González Gómez

Head of Labour Law, DIGI

Ana Kleba

LC Legal & Compliance, Lidl & Cia

Carla Lobão Gamboa

Head of Legal, Zeitreel

Carlos Llamas

Legal Counsel, Parques Reunidos

Aarón López Fábregas

Head of M&A, Banco Sabadell

Carlos López Martín De Blas

CLO – General Secretary, Secuoya

Blanca Lozano

Professor of Administrative Law, CUNEF University

Miguel Martin-Calama

Senior Legal Advisor, Pictet Alternative Advisors

Mafalda Mascarenhas Garcia

Head of Legal Department, IBM

Patrícia Mendes

Head of Legal and Compliance, Volkswagen Financial Services

Carlos Menor Gómez

Legal Director & Compliance Officer, Renault Iberia

Teresa Minguez Diaz

General Counsel and Compliance & Integrity Officer, Porche Ibérica

Carolina Mouraz

Head of Litigation and Legal Compliance, TAP Air Portugal

Jorge Muñoz Fuentes

General Counsel & Compliance Officer Spain, Gilead Sciences

América Pastor

Head of Legal, Restaurant Brands Iberia

Leonor Pimenta Pissarra

Country Chief Legal Officer, Novartis Farma

Javier Ramírez Iglesias

Vice President and AGC Regions Litigation, HP Inc.

Head of Advocacy, ACC Europe

Natália Veiga Rebelo

Country Legal Manager, IKEA Portugal

Board Member, INGKA Centres

Fernando Reina

Head of Legal Spain, BayWa r.e.

John Rigau

Vice President & General Counsel, PepsiCo Western Europe

Jorge Rodriguez Lopategui

Legal Counsel, Philip Morris Spain

Leonor Sampaio Santos

Head of Legal, Jose De Mello

Gloria Sánchez Soriano

Group Legal VP – Head of Legal for Technology & Legal Transformation, Banco Santander

Evangelos Stathatos

Manager, Legal Counsel Iberia, Pandora

José Carlos Tejada

General Counsel Spain&Portugal-Groupe BPCE-Global Financial Services, Natixis

Diego Trillo Ruiz

Legal Services and Corporate Affairs General Manager, Enagas

Alba Valenzuela Martin

Directora de la Asesoría Jurídica, Mabel Capital

Manuel Zapata

Responsible for Legal M&A and Financing Transactions, Roadis

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 sector, the “Forty under 40 Awards” (by now the “event “) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the Iberian legal sector (a.k.a 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 Individual Lawyers and Professionals* who have given their assistance with particular focus, to domestic and international companies 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 July 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 Lawyer/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”.

*for TAX category only.

Team of the year Abreu Advogados Allen & Overy Ambar Partners Broseta CCA Law Firm Ceca Magán Abogados CMS Portugal Cuatrecasas ECIJA Eversheds Sutherland Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Morais Leitão ONTIER PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Uría Menéndez VdA Lawyer of the year Pedro Miguel Cabral – SPS Advogados Tânia Luísa Faria – Uría Menéndez Pablo García Oliván – Squire Patton Boggs Ricardo García-Borregón – Ashurst Gonçalo Gil Barreiros – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Nuno Gundar da Cruz – Morais Leitão Ricardo Lourenço da Silva – ECIJA Tiago Leote Cravo – Abreu Advogados Nuno Miguel Lourenço – TELLES Teresa Madeira Afonso – PLMJ Joana Mota Agostinho – Cuatrecasas Sara Moukayed Blasco- Freshfields Pedro Pires Fernandes – VdA Álvaro Rojo Santos – Allen & Overy María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal Victoria Truchuelo – Watson Farley & Williams Team of the year Arbitration Allen & Overy Ashurst Ayuela Jiménez Baker McKenzie CMS Portugal Eversheds Sutherland Morais Leitão ONTIER PLMJ Sérvulo & Associados SRS Advogados VdA Lawyer of the year Arbitration Carmen Alonso – Baker McKenzie Rute Alves – PLMJ Eduardo Ayuela Zurita – Ayuela Jiménez José Luis Cabello Contreras – ONTIER Pilar Colomes less – Eversheds Sutherland Manuela Costa – CMS Portugal Alexandre Fichaux – Allen & Overy Filipe Galvão Teles – Morais Leitão Alberto Manzanares – Ashurst Bianca McDonnell – White & Case Ricardo Neto Galvão – Morais Leitão Pedro Pinto Melo – SRS Advogados Filipe Rocha Vieira – VdA Miguel Santos Almeida – Sérvulo & Associados Teresa Teixeira – SRS Advogados Teresa Tönnies – VdA Pablo Torres – Allen & Overy Team of the year Banking & Finance Abreu Advogados Allen & Overy Ambar Partners Dentons DLA Piper Spain ECIJA Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Morais Leitão Pérez-Llorca PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados SPS Advogados Squire Patton Boggs SRS Advogados Uría Menéndez VdA Watson Farley & Williams White & Case Lawyer of the year Banking & Finance Luis Belart Siguero – Dentons Frederick George Braz Oliva – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Pedro Miguel Cabral – SPS Advogados Laura Cadenas – Watson Farley & Williams Nuria Castro Rodríguez – Allen & Overy Borja Contreras – Allen & Overy Carlos Filipe Couto – VdA Diego de Egea – Squire Patton Boggs Mónica de San Román – Pérez-Llorca João Dias Lopes – PLMJ Juan Eugenio Tordesillas – ECIJA Ignacio Fernández – Dentons Núria Ferré Almuni – Allen & Overy Laura Fontán – Ambar Partners Alfonso García Freire – White & Case Rafael Mozo – Ambar Partners Inês Palma Ramalho – Sérvulo & Associados André Modesto Pinheiro – Abreu Advogados Isabel Pinheiro Torres – Abreu Advogados Antonio Ramírez – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Sara Sanz Pablos – Allen & Overy Rocío Smith Alarcón de la Lastra – DLA Piper Spain Elmano Sousa Costa – Morais Leitão Rita Vieira Marques – Uría Menéndez Team of the year Capital Markets (Debt and Equity) Allen & Overy Ashurst Devesa & Calvo Abogados ECIJA Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Morais Leitão PLMJ SPS Advogados SRS Advogados VdA White & Case Lawyer of the year Capital Markets (Debt and Equity) Carlos Filipe Couto – VdA Miguel Duarte Santos – SPS Advogados Alfonso García Freire – White & Case Marisa Larguinho – Morais Leitão Cristina Pablo-Romero Rein – Allen & Overy Jacobo Palanca – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Inês Palma Ramalho – Sérvulo & Associados Álvaro Rojo Santos – Allen & Overy Irian Saleta Martínez – Ashurst Miguel Sánchez – ECIJA Luís Miguel Vasconcelos – PLMJ Team of the year Energy Abreu Advogados Allen & Overy Ambar Partners CMS Portugal DLA Piper Portugal Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Mariscal Abogados Morais Leitão ONTIER PLMJ SRS Advogados VdA Watson Farley & Williams Lawyer of the year Energy Alberto Álvarez – Mariscal Abogados Maria Barros Silva – SRS Advogados Nuno Castelo Branco – DLA Piper Portugal Bernardo Cunha Ferreira – CMS Portugal Pablo Fernández Cortijo – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Núria Ferré Almuni – Allen & Overy Patricia Figueroa – Allen & Overy Lucía González – ONTIER Lorenzo Hernández – ONTIER João Marques Mendes – PLMJ Claudia Moro Fernández – Ambar Partners Helder M. Mourato – Morais Leitão Álvaro Sánchez-Bordona – Allen & Overy Cláudia Santos Malaquias – Abreu Advogados Pedro Silveira Borges – Sérvulo & Associados Irene Terrazas – Mariscal Abogados Ângela Viana – VdA Team of the year EU & Competition Allen & Overy Ambar Partners Morais Leitão PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados SRS Advogados TELLES Uría Menéndez VdA Lawyer of the year EU & Competition José Luis Azofra – Ambar Partners Leonor Bettencourt Nunes – VdA Jessel A. Contreras – Ambar Partners Tânia Luísa Faria – Uría Menéndez Enrique Ferrer – Allen & Overy Manuel Martinho Lopes Rocha – SRS Advogados Efigénia Marabuto Tavares – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados João Prata Rodrigues – PLMJ Leyre Prieto – TELLES Gonçalo Rosas – Morais Leitão Luís Seifert Guincho – SRS Advogados Team of the year Fintech Abreu Advogados Allen & Overy Ambar Partners Cuatrecasas ECIJA Morais Leitão PLMJ Sérvulo & Associados SRS Advogados Lawyer of the year Fintech André Abrantes – PLMJ Mariana Albuquerque – Morais Leitão Jessel A. Contreras – Ambar Partners Miguel Corbacho Cambero – Allen & Overy Javier de Miguel – ECIJA Joana Mota Agostinho – Cuatrecasas Inês Palma Ramalho – Sérvulo & Associados Isabel Pinheiro Torres – Abreu Advogados Miguel Santos Almeida – Sérvulo & Associados Team of the year Infrastructure & Constructions Allen & Overy Ambar Partners Morais Leitão Pérez-Llorca PLMJ VdA Lawyer of the year Infrastructure & Constructions Juan Francisco Cruz Escribano – Ambar Partners Alberto Ibort – Pérez-Llorca Pablo Méndez Reus – Allen & Overy Helder M. Mourato – Morais Leitão Jorge Perujo Fariña – ONTIER Tomás Rabaçal – PLMJ Marta Velasco – Pérez-Llorca Team of the year Insolvency & Restructuring Allen & Overy Ashurst Devesa & Calvo Abogados Eversheds Sutherland Morais Leitão Pérez-Llorca PLMJ PLUTA PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Simmons & Simmons SPS Advogados VdA Lawyer of the year Insolvency & Restructuring Catarina Avelar – SPS Advogados Juan Antonio Botella Cuvertoret – Devesa & Calvo Abogados Tiago Coder Meira – SRS Advogados Ignacio Esmorís Ruiz de Alegría – ONTIER Rita Folhadela – PLMJ Manuel García-Pozuelo – Eversheds Sutherland Nuno Gundar da Cruz – Morais Leitão Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Robredo – PLUTA Carolina Laranjeira Almeida – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Paula Magalhães dos Santos – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Alberto Manzanares – Ashurst Ana Karín Mengotti Moliner – Devesa & Calvo Abogados Elisabete Mortal – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Filipe Portela do Valle – SRS Advogados María Roldán Llamas – Devesa & Calvo Abogados Francisco Javier Royo Coll – Simmons & Simmons Laura Ruiz – Pérez-Llorca Sofía Sánchez-Calero – Allen & Overy Miguel Santos Almeida – Sérvulo & Associados Andreia Alexandra Santos Damásio – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Team of the year Insurance Morais Leitão Pérez-Llorca PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados VdA Lawyer of the year Insurance Carlos Filipe Couto – VdA Rafael Fernández – Pérez-Llorca Margarida Ferraz de Oliveira – PLMJ Rita Gomes de Sousa – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Marta Pereira Rosa – Morais Leitão Team of the year IP & TMT ABG Intellectual Property Allen & Overy Ambar Partners CCA Law Firm Ceca Magán Abogados Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão Cuatrecasas DLA Piper Spain ECIJA Eversheds Sutherland FILS Legal Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Morais Leitão Pérez-Llorca PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Vasconcelos Arruda & Associados VdA Lawyer of the year IP & TMT Augusto Almeida Correia – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Celia Bouzas González – Bird & Bird Eduardo Castro Marques – Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão Gonçalo Cerejeira Namora – Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão Álvaro de Castro – Pérez-Llorca Inês de Castro Ruivo – PLMJ Maria de Lurdes Gonçalves – VdA Alcina de Oliveira Alves – CCA Law Firm Sara de Román – Ambar Partners Inês Ferrari Careto – Morais Leitão Marília Frias – VdA Gonçalo Gil Barreiros – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Alonso Hurtado – ECIJA Elisa Lorenzo Sánchez – DLA Piper Spain Rodrigo Manzanares Sanz – ABG Intellectual Property Pablo Méndez Reus – Allen & Overy Sara Nazaré – VdA Juan Oriol Asensio – Ambar Partners David Paula – VdA João Peixe – Vasconcelos Arruda & Associados Pedro Rebelo Tavares – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Ana Catarina Silva – ECIJA Team of the year Labour Allen & Overy Andersen Auren Broseta CCA Law Firm Ceca Magán Abogados Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão CMS Portugal DCM | Littler ECIJA FILS Legal Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Maroy Legal Morais Leitão Pérez-Llorca PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Simmons & Simmons Squire Patton Boggs SRS Advogados VdA Lawyer of the year Labour Pedro Antunes – CCA Law Firm José Fernando Barata – VdA Maria Barbosa Joana Cadete Pires – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Sara Chiappe Nolasco – CMS Portugal Ricardo Lourenço da Silva – ECIJA André David – ECIJA Luísa de Albuquerque Inácio – Andersen Ignacio del Fraile – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Sara Duro – ECIJA Alberto Fernández Irízar – Broseta Pedro Ferreira de Sousa – VdA Patricia García – FILS Legal Antonio García Pérez – Squire Patton Boggs Alejandro Gil Murillo – MAIO Legal Alberto Gilarranz – Auren Carmen Gordillo – Ashurst Laura Guillén Fiel – Ceca Magán Abogados Ana Margarida Henriques – SRS Advogados Sara Leitão – DLA Piper Portugal Catarina Mesquita Alves – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Pablo Miralles Beviá – Devesa & Calvo Abogados Sara Moukayed Blasco -Freshfields Raquel Moura Tavares – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Isabel Moya – Pérez-Llorca Patricia Páez Herrero – DLA Piper Spain Mariana Paiva – PLMJ Laura Pérez – Pérez-Llorca Lara Pestana Vieira – SRS Advogados Patricia Pila – DLA Piper Spain Bárbara Ribeiro Damas – SPS Advogados Cláudio Rodrigues Gomes – DCM | Littler María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal Jesús Luis Sánchez Domínguez-Guilarte – DLA Piper Spain José Antonio Segovia – Allen & Overy Tânia Vanessa Silva – BAS – Sociedade de Advogados Victoria Truchuelo – Watson Farley & Williams Alvaro Zaldivar – Simmons & Simmons Team of the year Life Sciences & Pharma Eversheds Sutherland Mariscal Abogados Morais Leitão PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Simmons & Simmons SRS Advogados VdA Lawyer of the year Life Sciences & Pharma Diana Abegão Pinto – SRS Advogados Joana Aguiar Rodrigues – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Alessandro Azevedo – Morais Leitão Eduardo Buitrón – Eversheds Sutherland Cecilia Castro Fernández – Simmons & Simmons Pedro Fontes – VdA Eva Garuti Colldefors – Eversheds Sutherland Sara Nazaré – VdA Belén Riaño Alonso – Olea – Eversheds Sutherland Ricardo Rocha – PLMJ Irene Terrazas – Mariscal Abogados Team of the year Litigation Abreu Advogados Allen & Overy Ambar Partners Ashurst Ayuela Jiménez Baker McKenzie BAS – Sociedade de Advogados CCA Law Firm CCSL ADVOGADOS CMS Portugal DLA Piper Spain ECIJA Eversheds Sutherland FILS Legal Morais Leitão ONTIER PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados SPS Advogados SRS Advogados TELLES VdA Lawyer of the year Litigation Paulo Amaral Basílio – Abreu Advogados Carmen Alonso – Baker McKenzie José Luis Cabello Contreras – ONTIER Pedro Miguel Cabral – SPS Advogados Eugenio Caravia Izquierdo – Ambar Partners Tiago Coder Meira – SRS Advogados Filipe de Oliveira Casqueiro – CMS Portugal Marta Duarte – CCA Law Firm Santiago Estrada Azcona – Velae Legal Group Hugo Batista Falcão – CCSL ADVOGADOS Paula Favita Velez – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Francisco Javier Fernández Bermúdez – Ambar Partners Sérgio Figueiredo – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Daniela Guimarães – ECIJA Matilde Líbano Monteiro – VdA Librado Loriente – ECIJA Nuno Miguel Lourenço – TELLES Alberto Manzanares – Ashurst LLP Rute Marques – PLMJ Raquel Meireles – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Sara Nazaré – VdA Jorge Neta – SPS Advogados Joana Neves – VdA Rita Nunes dos Santos – Morais Leitão Pedro Pinto Melo – SRS Advogados Pedro Pires Fernandes – VdA Filipe Rocha Vieira – VdA Andrea Rodríguez Nistal – DLA Piper Spain José Sánchez de León – Eversheds Sutherland Miguel Santos Almeida – Sérvulo & Associados Tânia Vanessa Silva – BAS – Sociedade de Advogados Mariana Soares David – Morais Leitão Gerard Solé Domínguez – FILS Legal Teresa Teixeira – SRS Advogados Teresa Tönnies – VdA Pablo Torán – Ayuela Jiménez Pablo Torres – Allen & Overy Team of the year M&A Abreu Advogados Allen & Overy Ambar Partners Ashurst BAS – Sociedade de Advogados CCSL ADVOGADOS Ceca Magán Abogados CMS Portugal CTSU – Sociedade de Advogados Devesa & Calvo Abogados DLA Piper Spain DLA Piper Portugal ECIJA Evergreen Legal FILS Legal Gómez-Acebo & Pombo King & Wood Mallesons Marimón Abogados Metricson Morais Leitão ONTIER Pérez-Llorca PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Squire Patton Boggs SRS Advogados Vasconcelos Arruda & Associados VdA Whitewell Legal Lawyer of the year M&A Mafalda Almeida Carvalho – CCSL ADVOGADOS Tomás Almeida Ribeiro – PLMJ Sofia Bobone – VdA Juan Antonio Botella Cuvertoret – Devesa & Calvo Abogados Alejandra Castañeda – Squire Patton Boggs Nuno Castelo Branco – DLA Piper Portugal Andrés Castro Isla – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Fábio Castro Russo – Morais Leitão Alejandro de Müller – FILS Legal Tiago Valente de Oliveira – CMS Portugal Borja Díaz Guerra – ECIJA Pedro Duarte Batista – VdA Ana Teresa Duarte Silva – VdA Jordi Farrés – Pérez-Llorca Solange Fernandes – SRS Advogados Pablo Fernández Cortijo – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Rocío García – Squire Patton Boggs Javier García Cueto – Ambar Partners Álvaro Gaviño – Marimón Abogados Héctor Gómez Ferrero – DLA Piper Spain Leila Grácio – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Nasif Hamed – Pérez-Llorca Sílvia Lima – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Camilo Luna – Ashurst LLP Sucursal en España Morad Maanan Tieb – Whitewell Legal Diogo Mafra – CMS Portugal Francisco Martinez García – Ambar Partners Isabel Matute – Ashurst Cristina Melo Miranda – VdA Pablo Méndez Reus – Allen & Overy Andrés Mochales Forero – Allen & Overy Reka Palla – Allen & Overy João Peixe – Vasconcelos Arruda & Associados Esther Pérez García – Ceca Magán Abogados Diogo Pessanha – Abreu Advogados Duarte Ribeiro Telles – CTSU – Sociedade de Advogados Tannia Rodríguez – Ashurst Lucía Rodríguez – Pérez-Llorca Cláudia Santos Malaquias – Abreu Advogados Pedro Silveira Borges – Sérvulo & Associados Tânia Vanessa Silva – BAS – Sociedade de Advogados Luis Tatay López – Metricson Luis Vegas – Evergreen Legal Josep Verdaguer – Marimón Abogados Team of the year Private Equity Allen & Overy Ambar Partners CMS Portugal Dentons ECIJA Gómez-Acebo & Pombo King & Wood Mallesons Morais Leitão Squire Patton Boggs PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados SRS Advogados VdA Lawyer of the year Private Equity Carolina França Barreira – VdA Sofia Bobone – VdA Pedro Capitão Barbosa – Morais Leitão Jorge Carmona – Dentons María de Orueta Fernández – King & Wood Mallesons Leila Grácio – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Borja Díaz Guerra – ECIJA Pablo Fernández Cortijo – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Javier García Cueto – Ambar Partners Pablo García Oliván – Squire Patton Boggs Luis Gutiérrez García – Squire Patton Boggs David Luzia Apolónia – CMS Portugal Teresa Madeira Afonso – PLMJ Pablo Méndez Reus – Allen & Overy Andrés Mochales Forero – Allen & Overy Reka Palla – Allen & Overy Inês Palma Ramalho – Sérvulo & Associados Pedro Sassetti Coimbra – VdA Team of the year Public Law Abreu Advogados Allen & Overy Ambar Partners Ashurst BAS – Sociedade de Advogados CMS Portugal Morais Leitão Pérez-Llorca PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Rivero & Gustafson Abogados Squire Patton Boggs SRS Advogados VdA Lawyer of the year Public Law Soledad Adell – Ashurst Sérgio Alves – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Antonio Bañón – Squire Patton Boggs Madalena Bernardes Coelho – Abreu Advogados Marco Caldeira – VdA Juan Francisco Cruz Escribano – Ambar Partners João Filipe Graça – SRS Advogados Tiago Leote Cravo – Abreu Advogados Carla F. Machado – PLMJ António Magalhaes e Menezes – CMS Portugal Tomas Manfredi Barbeito – Rivero & Gustafson Abogados Vasco Xavier Mesquita – Morais Leitão Mauricio Neves – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Natalia Olmos – Pérez-Llorca Catarina Pereira Gomes – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Marco Real Martins – BAS – Sociedade de Advogados Leopoldo Reaño – Allen & Overy Ana María Rodríguez – Pérez-Llorca Álvaro Sánchez-Bordona – Allen & Overy Teresa Tönnies – VdA Team of the year Real Estate Abreu Advogados Allen & Overy Ambar Partners Ashurst CCA Law Firm CRS Advogados DLA Piper Spain ECIJA Morais Leitão Pérez-Llorca PLMJ Porto Law | BMFS Advogados PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados SPS Advogados Squire Patton Boggs SRS Advogados TELLES Vasconcelos Arruda & Associados VdA Lawyer of the year Real Estate Tomás Assis Teixeira – CCA Law Firm Dearbháile Banahan – PLMJ Ricardo Campos Amorim – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Diogo Belard Correia – Abreu Advogados Andrés Candela López – Allen & Overy Raquel da Paz Lourenço – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados João de Moraes Vaz – ECIJA Antonio Fernández-Rodríguez Laborda – Squire Patton Boggs Felipe Ferreira – Vasconcelos Arruda & Associados João Fitas – Morais Leitão Jesús Carlos González Caballero – Ambar Partners Javier González Pardo – Allen & Overy Joaquín Macías – Ashurst Angel Maestro Marti – DLA Piper Spain Adriana Martín – Pérez-Llorca Pedro Morais Vaz – VdA José Ángel Nabal – Pérez-Llorca Fábio Nave Moreira – Porto Law | BMFS Advogados Miguel Nogueira Leite – TELLES Inês Palma Ramalho – Sérvulo & Associados Filipe Pereira Duarte – CRS Advogados José Pinto Santos – SRS Advogados Bárbara Ribeiro Damas – SPS Advogados Team of the year Startup Abreu Advogados Ambar Partners ECIJA EJASO ETL Global FILS Legal Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Morais Leitão PLMJ PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados SRS Advogados Lawyer of the year Startup Jesús Martín Botella – ECIJA Isabel Carneiro Kahlen – Morais Leitão Andrés Castro Isla – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Alexander Ehlert – PLMJ Solange Fernandes – SRS Advogados Carlos Gerpe – FILS Legal Javier R. Gigirey – Ambar Partners Inês Palma Ramalho – Sérvulo & Associados André Modesto Pinheiro – Abreu Advogados Pedro Rebelo Tavares – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Clara Rivero – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo José Ignacio Saldarriaga – EJASO ETL Global Carlota Sancho – Ambar Partners Team of the year Tax Abreu Advogados Allen & Overy Ashurst Ayuela Jiménez Belim Castilho CCA Law Firm CMS Portugal Devesa & Calvo Abogados DLA Piper Spain ECIJA Fieldfisher Galán & Asociados Legal Mavens Morais Leitão MSC – Manuel Simões de Carvalho Pérez-Llorca PLMJ Porto Law | BMFS Advogados PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Romá Bohorques Tax & Legal Squire Patton Boggs SRS Advogados TELLES Toda & Nel-lo VdA Professional of the year Tax Jose Aguilar Shea – Squire Patton Boggs Maria Inês Assis – Abreu Advogados Guillermo Bailach Miró – DLA Piper Spain Nuno Batina – VdA Sérgio Brigas Afonso – CMS Portugal Luís Castilho – Belim Castilho Salomé Corte-Real – VdA Manuel Simões de Carvalho – MSC – Manuel Simões de Carvalho Mireia de Pol – Toda & Nel-lo Guiomar Díaz García – Devesa & Calvo Abogados Susana A. Duarte – Abreu Advogados Filipe Duarte Geada – PLMJ Susana Estêvão Gonçalves – CMS Portugal Karol Gallardo Sotero – Legal Mavens María García Chanzá – Romá Bohorques Tax & Legal Ricardo García-Borregón – Ashurst Catarina Gomes Correia – SRS Advogados Filipe Gomes da Silva – CCA Law Firm Miguel González Amado – VdA Fernando López Muñoz – Ayuela Jiménez Fábio Nave Moreira – Porto Law | BMFS Advogados Vicente Ortuño Martínez – Galán & Asociados Juan Osuna – Fieldfisher Inês Pinto Leite – Morais Leitão João Riscado Rapoula – VdA Inês Santos – PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados Abílio Silva Rodrigues – TELLES Sara Soares – Abreu Advogados Lénia Carolina Sousa – ECIJA José Suárez – Pérez-Llorca Teresa Teixeira Mota – VdA Team of the year White Collar Crime Ayuela Jiménez Bufete Choclán Castellarnau ECIJA Morais Leitão Pérez-Llorca PLMJ SRS Advogados VdA Lawyer of the year White Collar Crime Noelia Álvarez – ECIJA Eloi Castellarnau Fort – Castellarnau Rui Costa Pereira – VdA Javier Cuairán García – ONTIER Beatriz Eusébio da Costa – ECIJA Joaquín Jíménez – Ayuela Jiménez Juan Palomino – Pérez-Llorca Dirce Rente – PLMJ Mafalda Rodrigues Branco – SRS Advogados Miguel Santos Almeida – Sérvulo & Associados David Silva Ramalho – Morais Leitão Inês Sotto Mayor – VdA Javier Velasco Almendral – Bufete Choclán Jesús Villamor – Ayuela Jiménez

TEAM OF THE YEAR

VdA

The 70% of the lawyers of the firm is under 40, many of them have been crucial in several deals in most of the practice areas. It’s fair to say that the firm can be placed in the top positions in the market, represented by professionals that stand out despite their young age, who gained the appreciation from the biggest companies in the market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Nuno Gundar da Cruz – Morais Leitão

The last 12 months, have been an outstanding period for the lawyer. He was nominated equity partner in November 2021, and he has been involved in some of the most exciting and challenging matters related to Insolvency & Restructuring, both regarding transactional deals and insolvency related litigation.

MARKET LEADER

Rosa Espín – Ambar Partners

The lawyer is CEO and co-founder of Ambar Partners, she is leading one of the most disruptive Project in the Legal Sector in Spain and Continental Europe. The professional holds an influential position between lawyers active on the Iberian Market.

TEAM OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION

Morais Leitão

More the 60% of the professionals are under 40 years old. The lawyers, despite their young age, stood out in the practice obtaining credibility and appreciation from the market, handling complicated matters.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION

Carmen Alonso – Baker McKenzie

The lawyer provided legal advice and defense of one of the largest gas & energy company in Spain, during a complex operation of arbitration.

TEAM OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE

White & Case

The team is formed mostly by under 40 professionals, they advised one of the most important Spanish multinationals financial services company, on a credit agreement deal that involved several international companies.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE

Luis Belart Siguero – Dentons

He has personally led transactions valued in more than 6 billion Euros; he advises national and international entities on financing transactions, including renewable energy project finance.

TEAM OF THE YEAR CAPITAL MARKETS (DEBT AND EQUITY)

Allen & Overy

The Capital Markets practice of the firm comprises a group of experienced lawyers capable of advising on the full spectrum of debt, equity and structured finance related capital markets work. Most of the team is under 40 years old.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CAPITAL MARKETS (DEBT AND EQUITY)

Irian Saleta Martínez – Ashurst

The professional was named partner in May 2021, and she is the head of the global markets team in Spain.  The lawyer has a wide expertise in dealing with major stakes in listed companies with a focus in the analysis under the transparency and anti-market abuse regulations.

TEAM OF THE YEAR ENERGY

Watson Farley & Williams

The law firm is one of the most relevant in the energy fields. The team is formed mostly by under forty professionals, they worked on a very important deal regarding energy and renewable.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ENERGY

Bernardo Cunha Ferreira – CMS Portugal

He has a strong experience in renewable energy and environmental matters, he is very active in numerous M&A transactions regarding energy projects. Impressive recent highlights include one of the largest and most important deal taking place in Portugal regarding solar projects.

TEAM OF THE YEAR EU & COMPETITION

Uría Menéndez

Over the past year the EU & Competition department has been involved in the most significant competition cases in the country. The quality of the service, the global recognition of its work, and the significant number of new clients acquired in the last year, is clear evidence of the team’s position in the market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR EU & COMPETITION

Leyre Prieto – TELLES

The lawyer leads EU and Competition team having a long professional career in the field. She provides legal consulting to companies on several kinds of matters, such us competition restrictive practices, abuse of dominant position and abuse of economic dependency.

TEAM OF THE YEAR FINTECH

Sérvulo & Associados

The team has been active on the payments system solutions, regulatory gap analysis, ESG matters and crypto currency emerging topics. The team also assisted Fintech players in a broad range of issues, ranging from setup and day-to-day activities to complex regulatory issues.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR FINTECH

Joana Mota Agostinho – Cuatrecasas

Since the professional became partner, she has implemented new areas of expertise, such as new technologies. The lawyer is responsible of the growth both of the team and the business.

TEAM OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTIONS

Pérez-Llorca

The law firm is recognised by market commentators, clients, and peers to be one of the Spanish legal teams to have a consolidated infrastructure and constructions team. They have a long track record of providing comprehensive advice all over Spain, covering all kinds of matters and types of clients with a sophisticated approach.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTIONS

Jorge Perujo Fariña – ONTIER

In February 2021 the lawyer was appointed co-Head of the Corporate and M&A area of the Madrid office. The professional consolidated a team formed by young and ambitious lawyers, focused on advising global companies, many of them in the infrastructure sector or involved in construction projects.

TEAM OF THE YEAR INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING

PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados

Most of the lawyers of the team are under 40 years old. The department is specialized in extrajudicial and judicial negotiation, in mass or individual litigation, as well in monitoring financial restructuring and insolvency.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING

Francisco Javier Royo Coll – Simmons & Simmons

The lawyer has been advising a trading company on several operations in a short period of time, he led the negotiation with the counterparty. According to the market opinion, he is very responsive with a problem-solving approach.

TEAM OF THE YEAR INSURANCE

PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados

Almost the 70% of the team is formed by under 40 years lawyers. The team has been involved in important matters in which they were able to provide to their clients a quick extrajudicial resolution of claims.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INSURANCE

Margarida Ferraz de Oliveira – PLMJ

The lawyer coordinated the insurance team in a very important matter regarding a multinational company, she was responsible for all the contacts with the client regarding insurance policies.

TEAM OF THE YEAR IP & TMT

ECIJA

Most of the lawyers of the team are under 40 years old. The team stand out in the practice for its credibility in the market, assisting the enterprises in several fields such as TMT and cybersecurity.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR IP & TMT

João Peixe – Vasconcelos Arruda & Associados

The lawyer is an excellent professional with a solid knowledge and experience in all areas of IP law, especially in trademarks, designs, and copyright. He supports daily high-profile clients from various sectors, from food, fashion, media and entertainment to IT and software companies.

TEAM OF THE YEAR LABOUR

Ceca Magán Abogados

The 65% of the team is formed by under forty professionals. During the last year the labour practice continued to improve. It is the firm of choice for main international law firms who refer their employment matters to them.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LABOUR

Alejandro Gil Murillo – MAIO Legal

The lawyer has been appointed partner and head of the labour practice in February 2022. Despite his young age the lawyer has proven his ability in managing complicated labour matters, such as trade unions negotiations.

TEAM OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES & PHARMA

Eversheds Sutherland

Having a team composed mostly by under 40, the firm is one of the leaders of the practice. They have advised both multinational organizations and new business projects, in all stages of the development of their programmes.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES & PHARMA

Diana Abegão Pinto – SRS Advogados

She is 100% dedicated to and focused on the Life Sciences practice area. Her industry expertise includes regulatory matters related to medicinal products, food for medicinal purposes, food supplements, cosmetics, health products and biocides.

TEAM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

PLMJ

The litigation department of the firm is one of the leaders in the Portuguese market. The team has an outstanding track record and consistently deals with the largest, most high profile and most complex disputes in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Pedro Pires Fernandes – VdA

The lawyer is among the most promising lawyers of the practice, he has been involved in countless complex disputes within a wide variety of sectors, both before national courts and arbitral tribunals, working alongside and against some of the best Portuguese and other foreign practitioners.

TEAM OF THE YEAR M&A

Pérez-Llorca

The corporate department has advised high profile clients such as large international funds, professional investors, and large listed companies on transactions that require sophisticated and high-quality advice. They have been in charge of the design very complex and reported deals on the market.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR M&A

Pablo Fernández Cortijo – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

The lawyer is the youngest partner at the firm, and he has consolidated his position as one of the most active Private Equity and M&A lawyers, not only at the firm, but also at a Spanish level. He leaded and coordinated the team in very important transactions.

TEAM OF THE YEAR PRIVATE EQUITY

King & Wood Mallesons

Since January 2021, the quality of the private equity department reflected to the volume of funds advised and their total value. The team led more than 20 structuring of funds with a total value that exceeds 7 billion.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PRIVATE EQUITY

Pablo García Oliván – Squire Patton Boggs

The professional is a Legal Director in the Corporate, M&A and Private Equity department of the Madrid office, he stands out in this practice for the market feedbacks about his work, which was often crucial in the matters he leaded.

TEAM OF THE YEAR PUBLIC LAW

Abreu Advogados

The professionals of this practice stand out for their capacity in the field, they focused their work on legal support to companies and public entities in matters related to breach of public procurement contracts, and regulatory matters.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PUBLIC LAW

João Filipe Graça – SRS Advogados

The lawyer and the team followed one of the most recent and complex public procurement procedures in Portugal. In the last 12 months the law firm advised on several relevant and complex matters.

TEAM OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE

CCA Law Firm

Almost the totality of the team is composed by under 40 professionals, in the last year the team remarkably increased, attracting more business to the firm, reaching a considerable growth also in the revenues.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE

Angel Maestro Marti – DLA Piper

The professional is the legal director of the practice, he has wide experience in all types of real estate transactions (from complex investment structures deals to issues with a more local component); the lawyer has participated in some of the most relevant transactions in recent years in Spain.

TEAM OF THE YEAR STARTUP

FILS Legal

The totality of the team is formed by under 40 professionals, the law firm itself is very young and promising. The start-up team worked on several deals; they have participated in the negotiations of a native digital brand very popular in Spain.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR STARTUP

Carlota Sancho – Ambar Partners

The lawyer advised more than 200 startups since 2017, and during the last 12 months she has been a legal advisor for tech companies and startups in all the aspects of their business, including finance rounds, corporate structure, SPA´s, advertising, employment, and litigation.

TEAM OF THE YEAR TAX

Abreu Advogados

The tax team is formed by promising young lawyers which, despite the age, already achieved a relevant professional profile because of the numerous and important operations followed. The law firm advised enterprises in several fields, from tax controversy operations to crypto assets.

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR TAX

María García Chanzá – Romá Bohorques Tax & Legal

The lawyer is responsible, for a sizeable part, of Valencia office client portfolio; she is also tasked with the expansion of the tax client portfolio across Spain.

TEAM OF THE YEAR WHITE COLLAR CRIME

Ayuela Jiménez

The Criminal Law department is mostly composed by under 40 professionals, they have taken part in several of the most mediatic cases in the National Court of Spain, defending executives and important companies.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR WHITE COLLAR CRIME

Eloi Castellarnau Fort – Castellarnau

The professional is partner of the firm, he led the white-collar crime team representing a very well-known professional sport club in a very delicate trial.

BEST PRACTICE CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

Ambar Partners

In the last 12 months, the Law firm obtained outstanding results regarding corporate transactions; the team is formed by several young lawyers, who, despite the age, were able to make the difference in the fields being crucial in several matters.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Teresa Madeira Afonso – PLMJ

The lawyer is one of firm’s youngest partners and she is therefore a role model for junior lawyers. Over the past 12 months the professional stood out for her involvement in major private equity and corporate M&A transactions and for her role as the driving force behind a cross-practice team dedicated to the agro-industrial sector.

RISING STAR

Morad Maanan Tieb – Whitewell Legal

The lawyer is specialized in corporate M&A, as proven also by the relevant deals he worked on during the last year. Despite the age, he participated to very important transactions, providing legal assistance to companies active in different fields.

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06/10/2022 19:00

Event End:

06/10/2022 23:59

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