The Winners of the 40 under Forty Awards 2013

Madrid’s Museo del Traje was the scene of the celebration the fourth Biannual Iberian Lawyer’s 40 under Forty Awards. The only Awards that bring together the global legal markets, the Ceremony honoured the leading 40 lawyers across Spain and Portugal under the age of 40.


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The winners include lawyers from within major businesses and law firms based in Barcelona, Lisbon and Madrid. This year the Awards Ceremony was attended by over two hundred guests including General Counsel and Managing Partners, and followed by a Gala Reception within the Museo del Traje’s spectacular gardens.

The Awards ceremony was hosted by Moray McLaren, Board Member, Iberian Legal Group, Mari Cruz Taboada, Managing Director of the Iberian Legal Group and Joanna Lee, Editor of Iberian Lawyer.


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orty 2013 Awards

Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Awards were presented by María Segimon, General Counsel, CBRE Global Investors, and Eduardo Ruíz-Montoya, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Hewlett-Packard.

Winner In-House:                 Tiago Ferreira de Matos, Odebrecht
Winner External lawyer:        Alejandro Osma, Pérez-Llorca


The Fundación Aranzadi Lex Nova: Award for Outstanding Social Contribution

The Awards were presented by Montaña Benavides, CEO at Fundación Aranzadi Lex Nova.

Winner Portugal:                 Nuno Castelão,Vieira de Almeida

Winner Spain:                     Ignasi Costas,Rousaud Costas Duran

The Glenlivet Leadership Award

For the first time ever, 2013 sees the introduction of a new Award: The Glenlivet Leadership Award. This recognises the best Iberian law firm investing in young talent, demonstrated by their ongoing success at the 40 under Forty Awards since 2007. The Award was present by Ken Lindsay, International Brand Ambassador at Chivas Brothers Limited.

2013 Law Firm Winner: Uría Menéndez


40 under Forty 2013 Leading Lawyer Awards

These Awards were presented by: Gonzalo Fernández-Atela, Chief Administration Officer, RBC Investor Services España; Iñigo Navarro, Dean of ICADE Law School; John Rigau, Vice President and General Counsel of PepsiCo Western Europe, and, Silvia Madrid, Head of Legal, The Royal Bank of Scotland.


Outstanding Achievement Awards
Alejandro Osma, Pérez-Llorca            
Tiago Ferreira de Matos, Odebrecht

Fundación Lex Nova: Award for Outstanding Social Contribution
Ignasi Costas, Rousaud Costas Duran
Nuno Castelão, Vieira de Almeida

Alejandro Touriño Pena, Ecija
Álvaro Valle de Alvear, Garrigues
Álvaro de la Haza de Lara, Cosentino Group
Beatriz Delgado, Cisco Systems
Carmen Reyna, Pérez-Llorca
César Rivera, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Daniel Marín Moreno, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Eduardo Pérez Fernández, Media Markt Saturn (Iberia)
Félix J Montero, Pérez-Llorca
Francisco Javier Ramírez Arbués, ING Direct
Guillermina Ester Rodríguez, Pérez-Llorca
Guillermo Muñoz-Alonso, Garrigues
Henar González Durántez, Uría Menéndez
Ignacio Redondo, CaixaBank
Inés Núñez de la Parte, Ingeteam
Ismael Fernández Antón, Ashurst
Iván Gayarre Conde, Sagardoy Abogados
Javier Hernández Galante, Ashurst
João Mattamouros Resende, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Jordi Maristany, Deloitte Abogados
José Soria Sorjús, Uría Menéndez
José Luis Ruiz Galán, Roca Junyent
Juan Antonio de Rueda Gamboa, Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Luis dos Santos Martins, IBM Spain
Mar de Pedraza, De Pedraza Abogados
María Pilar García Guijarro, Watson, Farley & Williams
Mariana Norton, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Miguel Lamo de Espinosa, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Miguel Spínola, PLMJ
Miguel Ángel Recuerda Girela, García-Trevijano Abogados
Omar Puertas, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Paulo Bandeira, SRS Advogados
Rafael Baena, Ashurst
Rafael Lucas Pires, Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados
Santi Pagès Carba

lleda, Roca Junyent
Sofia Martins, Uría Menéndez


Legal Summit
As in previous years, the Awards Ceremony was preceeded by the Iberian Legal Summit. This is an interactive debate enabling General Counsel from Iberian and international businesses to discuss their current challenges together with Managing Partners from law firms across Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid as well as Europe, the US and Latin America.

The legal Summit was moderated by Olga García-González, Head of Legal Credit SGBM, Banco Santander and Moray McLaren, Senior Consultant, KermaPartners Iberia.


Awards Selection Process
The winners were chosen by a highly qualified Jury, recognising the achievement of the top 40 lawyers under 40 years of age working within the Iberian legal market. Over 250 applications were received from candidates from law firms, companies and public institutions in over 10 countries worldwide.

This year, the Jury was diverse, very experienced and with a strong international outlook. It included General Counsel from prestigious companies such as ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, AndBank, Banco Santander, Goldman Sachs, HP (Brazil), PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard and The Royal Bank of Scotland, among others. The Jury also included leading academics from top Law Schools such as ESADE Law School, IE Law School, ICADE, Pompeu Fabra, Universidade Catolica de Portugal and the University of Miami, as well as a selected group of leading international legal consultants.

Please click here to see the full list of jury members



The 40 under Forty Awards Ceremony was announced in the following media:–40-under-forty-distingue-nove-advogados-portugueses


The 40 Under Forty 2013 Awards are organised in collaboration with UNICEF, and sponsored by:



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