Eversheds Sutherland strengthens ESG area

Eversheds Sutherland has strengthened its ESG area, with the hiring of Elena Herrero-Visairas

pjimage 2022 03 24T094614.932Eversheds Sutherland has hired Elena Herrero-Visairas as counsel for its Compliance & ESG practice. In this way, the firm promotes an area of ​​extreme relevance and continuous growth, and reaffirms its commitment to the highest quality advice on sustainability – ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance).

Herrero-Visairas will work together with the managing partner of the department, María Hernández, who is also responsible for the Compliance Committee of the Alliance of Latin American Law Firms of Eversheds Sutherland International.

Elena Herrero-Visairas has more than 20 years of national and international experience in top-tier law firms and companies. Until she joined Eversheds Sutherland, Elena worked at Grupo T-Solar, a company she joined in 2007 to direct legal advice and hold the position of compliance officer. Her experience covers both the development of projects at the national level and internationalisation strategy, with the opening of markets in Italy, USA, Peru, Japan and India. Throughout her career, she has accumulated a deep knowledge of the energy sector, international transportation and foreign trade. In recent years, she has reported directly to the US investment fund ISquared Capital (former shareholder of Grupo T-Solar).

She holds a degree in Law and a Diploma in Business Studies from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE). She also holds a master’s degree in Maritime Law and International Trade from the University of Southampton (UK) and has recently been certified in Good Corporate Governance by the Institute of Directors and Administrators (IC-A).

The lawyer began her career as a solicitor at More Fisher Brown Solicitors (London) and Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group USA. After that, she joined the Maritime department of Stephenson Harwood, later participating in the Energy, Projects and Infrastructures area of ​​DLA Piper, to later join Grupo T-Solar.

Jacobo Martínez, managing partner of Eversheds Sutherland in Spain said: “At the moment, we are facing a complex scenario that requires us to offer advice of the highest level to our clients to face new challenges, among which Compliance and ESG criteria have acquired a leading role in recent times. With the hiring of Elena, we continue to advance in our growth strategy, based on adding professionals with the highest and most proven experience to our project.”

For her part, Elena Herrero-Visairas said: “It is a pleasure to join a firm with such potential as Eversheds Sutherland. I am delighted to contribute my vision and experience to continue contributing to its success in the market through the development of an essential area for the activity of individuals and companies and for which, together with Eversheds Sutherland, we are unequivocally committed.”

Michael Heron