DLA Piper appoints one counsel and four legal directors in Spain

DLA Piper Spain has promoted several of the firm’s professionals to the positions of counsel and legal Director. Remei Sánchez (corporate) has been promoted to counsel, while Carlos Daza (litigation and regulatory), Carmen Fernández-Ladreda (finance, projects and restructuring), Héctor Gómez (corporate) and Patricia Páez (labor) have been promoted to legal director.

Also promoted to senior associates were Alberto Lobato Madrigal (tax), Carlos López González (labor) and Luis Ignacio Villasmil B. (corporate) and to senior economist, Alejandro Rodrigues Vila (tax).

Alberto Lobato Madrigal (tax), Carlos López González (labor) and Luis Ignacio Villasmil B. (corporate) and Alejandro Rodrigues Vila

Remei Sánchez joined DLA Piper in 2012. She holds a degree in Law from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. Head of the insurance area of DLA Piper, she has more than 20 years of experience in regulatory, corporate and litigation advice for the insurance and reinsurance industry. During her professional career she has advised on matters relating to insurance activity and its establishment, product design, distribution, regulatory compliance and claims. She is a recognized specialist in the underwriting of risks in event and warranty and contingent insurance. She has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

Carlos Daza joined DLA Piper in January 2020. Mr. Daza holds a law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. After preparing for competitive examinations, he has been working since 2011 in a prestigious national law firm. Carlos specializes in public law and regulated sectors. In particular, he has extensive experience advising national and international clients in the energy sector (hydrocarbons or renewables), environment, public procurement, infrastructure sector, telecommunications or water cycle. He also regularly advises on all kinds of administrative and contentious-administrative proceedings. He is featured in reputable legal directories such as Legal 500 (2021 and 2022).

Carmen Fernández-Ladreda Obegero joined DLA Piper in 2011. She holds a degree in Law and a degree in Business Administration and Management from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE, E-3). She specializes in real estate finance transactions, corporate finance, acquisition finance, as well as debt restructuring and refinancing and project finance. She also teaches in the Master in International Business Law at the University of Nebrija, in the Master in International Law and in the Master of International Law at ISDE. Carmen is the coordinator of the Probono department of the Firm, coordinating, among others, with UNHCR the program known as “Know Your Rights”.

Héctor Gómez joined DLA Piper in 2013. He continued his professional career at EY Abogados and returned to DLA Piper in 2019, a year in which he also completed a stay in the London office. A graduate in Law from the University of Salamanca and Master in Business Law from ICADE, he has completed his training at IEB and Harvard Law School. Recognized as a Rising Star by number of transactions in 2021 and 2022 by TTR, he specializes in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and advises on numerous corporate restructuring and reorganization transactions.

Patricia Páez is a lawyer in the Madrid office’s labor and employment practice. She has extensive experience in all areas of labor law, advising national and international clients in all types of labor matters, especially dismissals, restructurings, hiring, negotiations, advice on labor aspects of M&A and displacement of workers. She holds a degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a degree in Business Administration and Management from the European Business School. She also holds executive master’s degrees in labor law from Centro de Estudios Garrigues and Centro de Estudios Financieros.

Jesús Zapata, managing partner of DLA Piper in Spain, congratulated and thanked the newly appointed on behalf of the entire firm and wished them “a successful new professional stage at DLA Piper”. “These promotions represent, once again, the firm’s firm commitment to our talent.”

Julia Gil