Linklaters appoints new managing partner in Spain
Linklaters has appointed José Giménez Cervantes as managing partner of the firm in Spain for a four-year term
The appointment will be effective May 1 and is part of the natural rotation for this type of position at Linklaters.
He replaces Iñigo Berrícano who, after more than ten years dedicated to management matters in the Madrid office, will continue as a partner advising clients on Financial and securities market transactions.
José Giménez (pictured) joined Linklaters as a partner in 2009 and is currently the partner head of the Public Law and Regulated Sectors practice in the Madrid office. In recent years he has held various decision-making positions in the firm, such as partner head of the Knowledge and Training and Marketing and Business Development departments in the Madrid office, as well as co-head of the Telecommunications sector (TMT) at Linklaters globally.
A State Lawyer since 1993 (on leave of absence since 2003), he was for three years secretary of the Board of the Telecommunications Market Commission (Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones). José has extensive experience in advising, both on advisory and Litigation matters, large companies in sectors with a significant Regulatory component, mainly in the electricity and gas sectors, telecommunications, Public contracts and concessions, and administrative liability. He also advises infrastructure funds on the Regulatory aspects of their investments in regulated assets in Spain.
José is recognised as one of the leading experts in the Spanish market in the areas in which he advises. A prestigious international directory considers him as an outstanding expert in Public Law and Energy and Telecommunications.
Alejandro Ortiz, senior partner at Linklaters in Spain, commented: “We are enormously grateful to Íñigo for his work as managing partner of the Madrid office. We are also convinced that Pepe, another heavyweight in the firm and in our sector, will carry out his new role with the same excellence with which he has always carried out (and will continue to carry out) his work with clients.”