Ceca Magán signs Miguel Lobón and appoints Almudena Medina as partner

Ceca Magán Abogados has incoporated Miguel Lobón García as partner in the commercial area and has appointed Almudena Medina Rodriguez, until now head of the tax department, as partner in the Madrid office.

Pictured: Miguel Lobón, Esteban Ceca (director) and Almudena Medina.

The firm incorporates Miguel Lobón García as a partner in the commercial area, thus joining the team led by Torent in the Barcelona office, which currently comprises more than 25 professionals.

Lobón has more than 12 years’ experience in advising companies belonging to family groups; he is also Secretary of the Board of Directors of numerous companies linked to the technology, real estate, retail, pharmaceutical and nautical sectors. The lawyer has skills and abilities in advising on the decision-making process of the boards of directors of family companies and has extensive knowledge of the sale and purchase of companies – M&A -, corporate disputes and corporate group governance.

He holds a degree in law from the University of Barcelona, a master’s degree in business from the Barcelona Bar Association and has completed the executive development programme at the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra, which gives him a profile that is very focused on business development.

According to Miguel Lobón: “It is a great challenge for me to join a project such as Ceca Magán Abogados, which has experienced great growth in recent years. I hope to be able to add to consolidate business and bring new clients, as well as to continue to provide value in the boards of directors in which I participate – mainly family businesses – which need to make decisions at times like the ones we are going through”.

Almudena Medina Rodríguez has been promoted to partner in the Tax Law department in the Madrid office. With her appointment, the firm now has more than thirty partners, eight of whom are women.

She joined Ceca Magán in March 2017 with the aim of reinforcing the project to create a Tax Law area in the firm, initiated a year earlier by partner Javier Lucas, with whom she had previously worked at Cuatrecasas. Six years later, the tax team is now made up of 14 professionals.

Almudena holds a law degree from the University of Carlos III in Madrid and has studied at several international universities. She has extensive experience in corporate and high net worth tax planning. Almudena lived in the US for three years, during which time she specialised in spanish-american cross-border taxation and became a registered professional authorised by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to complete and file federal taxes in the United States.

Medina states “Success in a professional career is all about choosing your fellow travellers well and taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. I have been fortunate to learn from the best, and to always surround myself with great professional teams. This has helped me to ensure that the challenge I decided to join in 2017 to set up a tax department in Ceca Magán, culminates today as a success not only personally, but also collectively for those who trusted me for this project, for those who are part of it and for those who are joining to make it bigger”.

For the managing partner, Esteban Ceca Gómez-Arevalillo: “Our premise is to support talent and people with desire. How? By promoting people from the “house” and adding professionals from the sector who contribute business, but also ideas. We believe that both will be key to continue growing and offering the best service to our clients. In the legal sector, which has been so competitive in terms of recruitment in recent years, being able to attract and retain specialised professionals who are prepared to practice law in an agile manner is a challenge that we want to continue to consolidate in our firm”.

Julia Gil