Herbert Smith Freehills appoints three new partners

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has appointed three new partners: Alejandra Galdos (pictured centre), who until now held the position of of counsel in the Litigation and Arbitration practice; Marcos Fernández-Rico (pictured right) and Guillermo Uriarte (pictured left), both, until now, senior associates in the Corporate practice.

Alejandra Galdos, has worked at Herbert Smith Freehills since 2015, acting until now as of counsel in the Litigation and Arbitration practice. She represents clients in insurance coverage disputes in the energy, construction and engineering sectors, with extensive experience in product liability claims and environmental liability matters, as well as coverage under property, casualty and professional indemnity policies.

Marcos Fernández-Rico joined the international firm in 2009, working on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), with particular experience in private equity. He has advised private equity fund managers, infrastructure funds and companies on a wide range of issues including LBOs, MBOs, cross-border transactions, NPLs, management incentive plans, corporate restructurings and refinancings.

Guillermo Uriarte, who also joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2009, specialises in mergers and acquisitions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He also advises Spanish and foreign companies on corporate transactions and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, private equity investment transactions and related matters in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

The three appointments will take effect from 1 may and are part of the international firm’s drive to bring a total of 32 lawyers into the partnership as partners in the firm’s various offices around the world. With the new appointments, the Madrid office will now have 15 partners.

Irina Wakstein