Iberian Lawyer 40 under Forty awards jury announced

The jury members for the 2015 Iberian Lawyer 40 under Forty Awards have been confirmed

The jury includes general counsel from prestigious companies such as PepsiCo, RBS, Aeroportos de Portugal, NH Group, Portucel, Pernod Ricard, Mediapro and Grupo Planeta.

Other members of the jury include leading academics from top law schools such as ESADE Law School, IE Law School, ICADE, Pompeu Fabra and Catolica Global School of Law as well as international schools such as Miami University and St Thomas University School of Law.

In addition, the jury also includes a selected group of leading international legal consultants as well as distinguished representatives from the Barcelona Bar Association and the Madrid Bar Association and the Law Society of England & Wales.

From around 250 submissions, the jury will select the 40 winners. From these winners, the jury will also select a winner of the “Outstanding Achievement Award” to each of the best entries in two  categories, external adviser and internal adviser.

The members of the 2015 Iberian Lawyer 40 under Forty Awards Jury are:

Francisco Sebastian, general counsel, Aeroportos de Portugal

Luís Barreto Xavier, dean, Católica Global School of Law

María Segimón, general counsel Spain & Portugal, CBRE Global Investors

Eduardo Berché, dean, ESADE Law School

Chris Scoble, consultant, Esprima

Pilar López-Aranguren Velarde, executive director compliance, Goldman Sachs

Luis Elias, general counsel, Grupo Planeta

Maria Bacas, head of legal, Grupo VIPS

Ben Cook, editor, Iberian Lawyer

Oriol Rusca, dean, ICAB- Barcelona Bar Association

Iñigo A. Navarro, dean, ICADE – Faculty of Law

Sonia Gumpert, dean, ICAM- Madrid Bar Association

Javier de Cendra, dean, IE Law School

Juan San Andres, founder, Executive Consultancy – Juansanandres

Iñigo Cisneros, head of legal, Mediapro

Carlos Ulecia Palacios, General Counsel, NH Hoteles

John Rigau, vice-president and general counsel, PepsiCo Western Europe

Marta Campomanes, head of legal, Pernod Ricard Iberia

Antonio Alves, general counsel, Portucel Soporcel Group

Moray Mclaren, director, Redstone

Nielson Sánchez Stewart, member of the Board, CGAE – Spanish Bar Council

Sally Woodward, founding principal, Sherwood PSF Consulting

Marcia Narine, law professor, St Thomas University School of Law

Stephen Denyer, head of city and international, The Law Society

Silvia Madrid, head of legal, The Royal Bank of Scotland

Josep Maria Vilajosana, dean, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Law Faculty

Patricia White, dean, University of Miami School of Law




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