GA_P strengthens its Energy and Environment areas

Gómez Acebo & Pombo has strengthened its Energy and Environment areas, with new partners Santiago Garrido de las Heras and Borja Carvajal

pjimage 2021 12 21T095254.364Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has hired Santiago Garrido de las Heras (pictured centre), partner in charge of the Public and Regulatory area from ​​Hogan Lovells, Borja Carvajal (pictured left) and Pedro Soto (pictured right), partner in charge and director respectively, of Regulatory, Administrative and Competition Law from KPMG Madrid.

Santiago Garrido de las Heras, was until now, the partner responsible for the Regulatory and Environment area at Hogan Lovells, and one of the law firms with greater prestige and recognition in Public Law. He specialises in the Environment and Energy areas and other regulated sectors (Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Pharmaceutical and Health Care, Consumption and Public Procurement). Throughout his extended trajectory, Santiago has advised both national and foreign companies on transactional operations and administrative and judicial instances, mainly in matters related to the environment, energy and natural resources. He has also collaborated on the elaboration of Law and regulation erasers for the autonomous and local administration.

For his part, Borja Carvajal, responsible for the Regulatory, Administrative and Competition areas of ​​KPMG in Madrid, specialises in advising public and private entities, fundamentally on matters of Infrastructure and Energy, both in Spain and abroad. He has extensive experience in bidding, design, financing, construction and operation of energy assets and infrastructure, and in general in regulatory advice on complex operations related to regulated sectors. With him, Pedro Soto joins, as director of the same area, and is also specialised in advice on matters of public authority and regulated sectors, having participated in numerous transactions in the fields of energy and infrastructure, public and private. Both share broad experience in other regulated sectors such as transport and audiovisual communication, participating in numerous administrative and litigation-administrative procedures in all instances related to the previous matters.

Carlos Vázquez, partner coordinator of the Public and Regulatory area of ​​Gómez-Acebo & Pombo highlights: “These incorporations respond to the firm’s project of positioning us through technical excellence without renouncing our values, incorporating the best, but respecting our other structures. The incorporations of Borja, Santiago and Pedro are a pride for us and we know that they will serve to consolidate the position of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo as a leader in energy, environmental and regulatory environment”.

For his part, Santiago comments: “I am very excited to join a project like the one by Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and to be able to unite forces with professionals at the level of Carlos Vázquez, Pedro Poveda and Verónica Romaní.”

Borja, from his side, said: “It is a pleasure to join a firm with the prestige of GA_P in sectors such as Energy, which represents a clear opportunity to promote projects of maximum level of assistance.”

The incorporation of these professionals will take effect in 2022.

Michael Heron