Jones Day incorporates new counsel

Global law firm Jones Day announces the incorporation of Bárbara Fernández Cobo as counsel in the public law practice in the Madrid office.

Fernández Cobo has more than 10 years of experience in the legal handling of administrative and judicial proceedings, as well as in advising on commercial transactions with a regulatory component, licensing and governmental permit applications. In particular, his practice focuses on advising clients operating in the industrial and energy sectors on environmental, health and safety regulations, including environmental assessments, integrated pollution control, environmental liability, natural resources, waste management, water, air quality and contaminated land.

“Our lawyers in Madrid make use of our firm’s vast resources and experience around the world to help Spain-based companies operate and expand globally,” notes Marta Delgado Echevarría, managing partner of Jones Day in Madrid. “Barbara is well known in the industry in Madrid and has worked on some of the most complex regulatory, environmental and energy matters in Spain. It is a pleasure to welcome her to our team.”

Fernandez Cobo joins Jones Day’s globalpublic law practice, where she will work alongside colleagues in Europe and around the world to advise clients on administrative and agency litigation, government contracts, investigations, international trade, national security, product regulation and other commercial matters.

“Barbara has advised clients on a range of high-stakes government regulatory matters, in diverse sectors such as banking, energy and mining,” notes Françoise Labrousse, co-leader of Jones Day’s public law practice. “Her hands-on experience helping public and private entities address regulatory challenges and meet corporate compliance requirements will be of great value to our clients. Barbara will also strengthen our multidisciplinary ESG team supporting our clients on energy transition in the context of climate change. We are delighted that she has joined Jones Day.”

Fernández Cobo holds a degree in Law and Political Science and Public Administration from San Pablo CEU University. She is a member of the Madrid Bar Association and has taught Environmental Law at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), Administrative Law in the Master’s Degree in Access to the Legal Profession at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and the Master’s Degree in Energy Law and Energy Transition at TECH Universidad Tecnológica.

“Our clients around the world benefit from the government regulatory advice provided by our experienced lawyers in Europe,” adds Luis Riesgo, partner in charge of Spain/Latin America at Jones Day. “Barbara has represented clients facing complex environmental, regulatory and administrative law challenges in Spain, as well as clients in Latin America. She is a great addition to our team in Madrid.”

“Jones Day’s global team of former senior government and leading regulatory lawyers combines extensive experience with deep industry knowledge to bring practical, solution-oriented advice on government regulation,” says Fernández Cobo. “I am proud to join this extraordinary team and looking forward to working alongside my new colleagues in Madrid.”

Julia Gil