Ceca Magán adds Public & Regulatory partner and team

Ceca Magán Abogados has hired Rafael Ariño, along with his team, as partner and co-head of Public & Regulatory

This incorporation reinforces the Public and Regulatory area of Ceca Magán, created in 2019 and led by partner Mª José Rovira (pictured right).

A graduate in Law from the Universidad of Valencia, Ariño (pictured centre) was awarded the extraordinary award of his graduating class. He was managing partner of the law firm Ariño y Villar Abogados, recognised in directories as one of the five best Spanish law firms specialising in Public Law.

Ariño has more than 20 years of experience in matters of Public procurement, concessions, health, administrative sanctions, public employment and professional associations; with special Litigation experience in the areas of Administrative and Civil Litigation in the sectors of urban planning, compulsory expropriation, energy and public administration in general.

A recognised expert in health law, he has worked especially in the pharmaceutical sector in the field of distribution and pharmacies for professional associations of pharmacists, associations, companies and various drug distributors and groups of pharmacies such as Grupo Trébol.

He is also a recognised expert in the field of the Civil Service with extensive Litigation experience in competitive procedures, both for access to the civil service and for the working conditions of public employees. He also has experience in advising Local Corporations.

As a lecturer, he is an honorary professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and collaborates on various Master’s degrees.

In addition to the incorporation of Ariño, his team is made up of Jose Mª Ciruelas, who joins as director in the area; Alfonso Montañés and Carmen Redondo, both senior lawyers.

Esteban Ceca (pictured left), managing partner of the firm, said: “In 2021, the firm has incorporated professionals with recognised and proven track records; closing with the signing of Rafael Ariño is the finishing touch, and we know he will help us in 2022, a year in which we expect to exceed fifteen million euros in turnover, continuing with the consolidation and growth of all our offices.”

Desire Vidal