InspiraLAw: Top 50 women in the Iberian Legal sector

Once again this year, Iberian Lawyer wishes to recognise the important work carried out by the top women lawyers in the Iberian Peninsula, both in law firms and in-house. Our list presents, in this 2021 edition, 50 women from Spain and Portugal whose work promotes the role of women in the legal sector and in our society in general. For this list, we have taken into account their recognised specialisation in their respective practice areas, their academic work and their active membership of associations and organisations that work to promote equality and diversity in the legal sector. In addition, their careers in decision-making positions within the firms or companies and the assessment made of them by other colleagues as inspiring women have also been valued. Some of them are already veterans, and others appear for the first time in this ranking, which only aims to contribute to the great daily work that all these and many other women in the legal sector carry out.


The 50 women of InspiraLAw 2021 are:

Adriana de Buerba | White-Collar Crime partner | Pérez-Llorca

Alexandra Reis | Senior counsel | Philip Morris International/Tabaqueira 

Almudena Arpón de Mendivil | Commercial/TMT partner | Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Ana Buitrago | Legal director | Amazon

Ana Isabel Montero | Legal director | Japan Tobacco International

Araceli Saenz de Navarrete | Tax partner |EY Abogados

Belén Quintas | Legal director | Indra

Carla de Abreu Lopes | Legal counsel manager | Samsung Electrónica

Carmo Sousa Machado | Chairwoman and partner| Abreu Advogados

Clara Cerdán | Secretary-general and general counsel | Grupo FerroAtlántica    

Cláudia da Cruz Almeida | M&A partner | VdA

Elena Cuatrecasas | M&A partner | Cuatrecasas

Elizabeth Torrecillas Power | Valencia office managing partner | Uría Menéndez

Fernanda Matoso | Life Sciences partner |  Morais Leitão

Gabriela Rodrigues Martins | Corporate partner | SRS Advogados

Isabel Charraz | Country Legal Counsel Portugal and Greece | Citibank Europe

Isabel Fernandes | General counsel | Grupo Visabeira

Isabel Lage | General counsel | Fidelidade Group

Leonor Sampaio Santos | General counsel | José de Mello Capital

Lola Conde | Legal COO | Banco Santander

Mafalda Barreto | Lisbon office managing partner | Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Mafalda Ferreira | Public Law, Projects and Energy partner | DLA Piper ABBC

Mafalda Marcarenhas Garcia | Lead counsel | IBM

Manuela Tavares Morais | Dispute Resolution partner | PLMJ

María Echeverría-Torres | Head of Legal & Compliance | Nokia Networks

María Eugenia Gay | ICAB chair and Gay-Rosell & Solano founding partner

María Jesús González-Espejo | Managing partner | Instituto de Innovación Legal

María José López | Legal director | LaLiga 

María Pilar García Guijarro | Managing partner | Watson Farley & Williams

Marlen Estévez | Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration partner |  Roca Junyent

Marta Afonso Pereira | Employment partner | Linklaters

Nieves Briz | Barcelona office managing partner | Dentons

Paloma Bru | TMT and Cybersecurity Partner | Pinsent Masons

Paloma Fierro | Financial Regulatory partner | Linklaters

Patrícia Afonso Fonseca | Head of Legal | NOVO BANCO

Patricia Manca | New Law partner | PwC Tax & Legal

Pilar Menor | Global co-chair Employment DLA Piper

Rita Correia | Tax & Energy partner | Miranda & Associados

Rita Gouveia | Litigation & Arbitration partner |CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut

Rosa Espín | co-CEO | Ambar Partners

Rosa Vidal | Managing partner | BROSETA

Rosa Zarza | Labour partner | Garrigues

Ruth Breitenfeld | Head of Legal | Cepsa Trading

Sagrario Fernández | General counsel | DIA Group

Sara Molina Perez-Tomé | Digital Transformation consultant | Deloitte Legal

Stephanie Sá Silva | General counsel | TAP

Susana Guerrero | Legal director| Iberian Diageo

Teresa Méndez | Commercial/M&A counsel | Allen & Overy

Teresa Mínguez | Legal director and Compliance & Integrity officer | Porsche Ibérica

Victoria Ortega | President | General Council of Spanish Lawyers


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