Welcome to Iberian Lawyer Forty under 40 Awards 2021

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Iberian Lawyer’s Forty under 40 Awards recognise the achievements of the new generation of leading lawyers shaping the future of the legal profession. 

Held every year, Iberian Lawyer’s Forty under 40 Awards, honor lawyers across Spain and Portugal under the age of 40. The winners include only lawyers working in private practice. This year, the awards ceremony is being held the 23rd of September at the Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid – the Ceremony will be followed by a Gala Reception

NEW as from 2019 – the Forty under 40 Awards will be per category rewarding 20 individual and 20 team awards per category.

The Jury members will be a group of General Counsel and Head of Legal’s. The names will be announced later

 

2021 CATEGORIES: Forty categories for lawyers under 40 :

 

Individual category

Team category

Arbitration Lawyer Arbitration Team
Capital Markets Lawyer Capital Markets Team
Insurance Insurance
Energy Lawyer Energy Team
EU& Competition Lawyer EU& Competition Team
Banking & Finance Lawyer Banking & Finance Team
Fintech Lawyer Fintech Team
Infrastructure and construction Lawyer Infrastructure and constructions Team
Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer Insolvency & Restructuring Team
IP/TMT  Lawyer IP/TMT Team
Labour Lawyer Labour Team
Life Science/Pharma Lawyer Life Science/Pharma Team
Litigation Lawyer Litigation Team
M&A Lawyer M&A Team
Private Equity Lawyer Private Equity Team
Public Law Lawyer Public Law Team
Real Estate Lawyer Real Estate Team
Start up lawyer Start up team
Tax Lawyer Tax Team
White Collar Crime Lawyer White Collar Crime Team  

 

More information from past Forty under 40 events please click HERE

 

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Forty under 40 Awards. Selection Rules 2021

ART.1 – PROMOTERS, PURPOSE AND VALIDITY PERIOD: on the initiative promoted by Iberian Legal Group, in order, among other things, to stimulate competition and the growth of the young talented lawyers in the Iberian Legal market, the “Iberian Lawyer Forty Under 40” (by now the “event “) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the legal sector (a.k.a Law Firms and/or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) who have distinguished themselves for the activities carried out in the year 2020 (hereinafter the “Reference Period of Activities”).The Initiative is governed in the manner indicated below.

The Initiative is governed by the rules indicated below.

ART. 2 – METHOD OF PARTECIPATION AND SELECTION: The participation in the Initiative is reserved for lawyers in private practice / law firms- Working in Spain and Portugal- Spanish and Portuguese working abroad as well as- Lawyers working in a Spanish or Portuguese law firm around the world.Candidates must be born after 28th February 1981

A. FIRST PHASE: IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE PARTICIPANTSParticipants will be preliminarily identified and nominated through questionnaires; based on the results of the research carried out during the Activity Reference Period, Iberian Legal Group, will draw up the lists of Participants by inserting them into one or more of the following pre-determined categories:

Individual category

Team category

Arbitration Lawyer Arbitration Team
Capital Markets Lawyer Capital Markets Team
Insurance Insurance
Energy Lawyer Energy Team
EU& Competition Lawyer EU& Competition Team
Banking & Finance Lawyer Banking & Finance Team
Fintech Lawyer Fintech Team
Infrastructure and construction Lawyer Infrastructure and constructions Team
Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer Insolvency & Restructuring Team
IP/TMT  Lawyer IP/TMT Team
Labour Lawyer Labour Team
Life Science/Pharma Lawyer Life Science/Pharma Team
Litigation Lawyer Litigation Team
M&A Lawyer M&A Team
Private Equity Lawyer Private Equity Team
Public Law Lawyer Public Law Team
Real Estate Lawyer Real Estate Team
Start up lawyer Start up team
Tax Lawyer Tax Team
White Collar Crime Lawyer White Collar Crime Team  

c. THIRD PHASE: Iberian Legal Group will present the ranking list of the Finalists during the Jury meeting and will propose to the Jury the name of one Law Firm and one individual Professional as candidates for each category, motivating his/her vote.
b. SECOND PHASE: LIST OF THE FINALISTS: Iberian Legal Group will draw up a list of fifinalists based on the qualitative and quantitative research carried out from the moment the submissions are received to the time the finalists list is published. The list will be announced and published by Tuesday 13th July ,2021.

The Jury, having received the lists of the finalists (a.k.a. “Law firms” and “Individual Lawyers and / or Professionals”) for each of the categories identified and after having listened to the vote pitch and the motivation from Iberian Legal Group, through their own vote (one vote per capita), will decide the winners to whom the recognition will be awarded. The Jury will be composed of:

 – recognized experts from the corporate world in the sector;
 – representative of Iberian Lawyer, appointed by Iberian Legal Group (even in the case of more than one representative, Iberian Legal Group will have the right to only one vote);
 – any representatives of industry associations.

The Jury will be chaired by the representative of Iberian Legal Group.

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for the assignment of awards to the best “Team” Finalists will be as follows:

1. transactions carried out (value and number) in the Reference Period of the Activities;

2. significant growth factors during the Activity Reference Period (eg promotions, hiring or leaving of new professionals, mergers or acquisitions with other international firms or networks, national or international expansion);

3. positioning and image.

4. Percentage of professionals under 40, as well as the level of seniority of the team.

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for awarding the awards to the best “Single Lawyers and Professionals” Finalists will be as follows:

1. technical, legal and negotiating skills;

2. knowledge of business dynamics related to the product sector (industry);

3. commitment and ability to relate to the customer;

4. professional reputation among colleagues.

ART. 3 – COMMUNICATION OF THE BEST FINALISTS AND AWARD CEREMONY: the communication of the names of the top finalists (a.k.a. “Law Firms” and “Individual Lawyers and Professionals”) for each of the categories identified, will be communicated during the Gala Evening.Iberian Legal Group reserves the right to promptly communicate to the Participants/Finalists further details regarding the modalities of participation and conduct of the Gala Evening.

ART. 4 – FORMALIZATION AND RETREIVING OF AWARDS: the awarding of recognition to the top Finalists (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) for each of the categories identified will be formalized by the Jury, through a representative identified by Iberian Legal Group, during the evening. The recognition will have no economic value, as it is a purely symbolic public recognition.

The formalization of the recognition will take place only towards the relative top Finalist (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals), for each category of reference, who must personally participate in the Evening and collect the recognition assigned to him/her.

Failure to retrieve the recognition award during the evening by an institutional representative of the winners in any category will be irrevocably understood as a waiver of the same, which, in this case, will be automatically assigned to the next top Finalist of the corresponding category, classified immediately after the renouncing winner, and/or in any case will be irrevocably assigned by Iberian Legal Group in an indisputable way.

Iberian Legal Group authorizes the winners to utilize the image benefits resulting from obtaining the “Iberian Lawyer awards”.

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Larissa de Araujo
Global Governance, Risk and Compliance Manager
Glovo

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Pablo Bolinches
Legal & Corporate Affairs
Stellantis

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Pedro Caridade de Freitas
Legal Affairs Manager
APIFARMA

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Clara Cerdán Molina
General Counsel Europe, Africa, South America, China
Ferroglobe

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Isabel Charraz
Country Legal Counsel Portugal & Greece, Cyprus and Malta
Citibank Europe

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Rafael Dias Almeida
Expert Legal Advisor
Feedzai

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António José Duarte
Head of Credit Recovery
Parvalorem

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Isabel Fernandes
General Legal Counsel
Grupo Visabeira S.A

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Begoña García-Rozado
Global Head of Tax
Iberdrola Group

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Luís Graça Rodrigues
Head of Legal – Portugal
Indra

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Silvia Madrid
Head of Legal & Compliance
UniCredit

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Teresa Mínguez
Director Legal & Compliance
Porsche Ibérica

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Carlos Menor Gómez
Legal Director & Compliance Officer Dirección Juridica
Grupo Renault Iberia

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Patricio Morenés Hoyos
Group Deputy General Counsel and Board Director
DIA Group, S.A – DIA Retail España, S.A

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Marta Oñoro
General Counsel
Allfunds Bank

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Hermes Pato Igea
Legal Director
Media Capital

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Eduardo Pérez
Head of legal, Compliance, PR and Secretary of the Board of Directors
Makro Autoservicio Mayorista

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Leonor Pimenta Pissarra
Country Chief Legal Officer
Novartis

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Joana Pinto
Legal Director
Accenture Portugal

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Stéphanie Sá Silva
General Counsel / Head of Legal
TAP Air Portugal

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Leonor Sampaio Santos
General Counsel
José de Mello Capital

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Gloria Sánchez Soriano
Group Legal VP | Head of Legal for Technology & Legal Transformation
Banco Santander

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António Teixeira Duarte 
Head of Legal & Compliance
Veolia Portugal

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Andrea Viale
Head of Legal
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Arbitration – Team
Allen & Overy
Andersen 
Ashurst
CCA Law Firm
Ceca Magán Abogados
Clifford Chance
CMS Portugal
Cuatrecasas
Deloitte Legal
DLA Piper Spain
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Herbert Smith
Morais Leitão
Ontier
PLMJ
VdA
Zurbarán Abogados

 

Arbitration – Lawyer
Alves Rute – PLMJ
Bedoya Fernando – Pérez-Llorca
Cabello Contreras José Luis – Ontier
do Nascimento Ferreira Ricardo – Morais Leitão
Esteban Bernal Francisco – Zurbarán Abogados
Fichaux Alexandre – Allen & Overy
Gutiérrez Chacón Teresa – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Ingle David – Allen & Overy

Lalaguna Marta – CMS Spain
Mota Nogueira Gonçalo – Nobre Guedes & Associados
Pereira da Costa Diogo – AAMM
Pinto Melo Pedro – SRS Abvogados
Pires Fernandes Pedro – Vda
Rocha Vieira Filipe – Vda
Rodríguez Nistal Andrea – DLA Piper Spain
Sevila Elena – Andersen 
Torres Pablo – Allen & Overy

  

Banking & Finance – Team
Abreu Advogados
Allen & Overy
Cases & Lacambra
Clifford Chance
Clyde & Co.
CMS Spain
CMS Portugal
Financialreg360
Morais Leitão
MSC – Manuel Simões De Carvalho
Olsen & Lancaster Partners
Pares Advogados
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
SPS Advogados
Vda
White & Case LLP

 

Banking & Finance – Lawyer
Arenas Ildefonso – Pérez-Llorca
Boavida Salavessa Francisco – Sérvulo & Associados
Belart Siguero Luis – Dentons
Benítez Lanza Ana – Financialreg360
Bethencourt de la Peña Juan – Ambar Partners
Couto Carlos Filipe – VdA
Crespo Gómez Guillermo – Ey Abogados
de Borja Carpintero García-Arias Francisco – Simmons & Simmons LLP
Dias Lopes João – PLMJ
Fabré Joaquín – Baker McKenzie Barcelona
Gabarain Diego – Ramón y Cajal Abogados
González Araña Marta – CMS Spain
Gutiérrez García Alfonso – Allen & Overy
Modesto Pinheiro André – Abreu Advogados
París Pilar – Deloitte Legal
Peralta de Arriba Julio – White & Case
Santos Carvalho João – SRS Advogados
Smith Rocío – DLA Piper Spain
Soares do Lago Maria – Morais Leitão

 

Capital Markets – Team
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Costa Pinto Advogados
CRS Advogados
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Garrigues
Morais Leitão
Linklaters Spain
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Ramón y Cajal Abogados
Uría Menéndez
VdA

 

Capital Markets – Lawyer
Couto Carlos Filipe – VdA
Gutiérrez García Alfonso – Allen & Overy
Larguinho Marisa – Morais Leitão
María Lamo Juan – Linklaters Spain
Mas Abad Andrés – Ramón y Cajal Abogados
Medina Pablo – Linklaters Spain
Norinho de Oliveira Alexandre – PLMJ
Pablo-Romero Rein Cristina – Allen & Overy
Querol Abenia Paula – Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Rojo Santos Alvaro – Allen & Overy
Tarrero Martos Jaime – Ambar Partners
Vogler Guiné Orlando – VdA

 

Energy – Team
Abreu Advogados
Allen & Overy
Araoz & Rueda

Bird & Bird
CMS Portugal
Eversheds Sutherland
Ey Abogados
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
KPMG Abogados
Macedo Vitorino & Associados
Mariscal & Abogados
Morais Leitão
Ontier Mexico
Pinsent Masons
PLMJ
VdA

 

Energy – Lawyer
Álvarez Alberto – Mariscal & Abogados
Carrilho da Graça Luisa – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Carvajal Borrero Borja – KPMG Abogados
Cassiano Neves Manuel – CMS Portugal
de Navasqüés Dacal Juan – Bird & Bird
de Pedro Martín Laura – Ey Abogados
Fernández Cortijo Pablo – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Hernández Allones Lorenzo Ontier Mexico
Marques Mendes João – PLMJ
Moro Fernández Claudia – Ambar Partners
Mourato Helder M. – Morais Leitão
Terrazas Irene – Mariscal & Abogados
Viana Ângela – VdA
Vidigal Frederico – Macedo Vitorino & Associados
Vintanel Laura – Araoz & Rueda
Vizcaíno Martín Marta – Eversheds Sutherland

 

EU&Competition – Team
Abreu Advogados
Andersen 
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Deloitte Legal
Eversheds Sutherland
Linklaters
Marimón Abogados
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
PRA-Raposo
Ramón y Cajal Abogados
SRS Advogados
VdA

 

EU&Competition – Lawyer
Bessa Venda Sílvia – VdA
de Blas Jaime – Pérez-Llorca
Faria Tânia Luísa – Uría Menéndez
Ferrer Poggio Enrique – Allen & Overy
Flores da Silva Marta – VdA
Marabuto Tavares Efigénia – PRA-Raposo
Martínez Moriel Isabel – Andersen 
Oda Dzhamil – Morais Leitão
Piqueras Rafael – Deloitte Legal
Salinas Casado Javier – Ramón y Cajal Abogados, SLP
Seifert Guincho Luís – SRS Advogados
Valente Martim – PLMJ

 

Fintech – Team
Abreu Advogados

Allen & Overy
Backer Mckenzie
Bird & Bird
CCA Law Firm
Clifford Chance
CMS Spain
ECIJA
Hogan Lovells
López-Ibor abogados
Morais Leitão
Pinsent Masons
SRS Advogados
VdA

 

Fintech – Lawyer
Abrantes André – PLMJ
Albuquerque Mariana – Morais Leitão
De Miguel Javier – ECIJA
Eugenio Tordesillas Juan – ECIJA

García-Valdecasas Colell Gonzalo – Cysae
Hurtado Alonso – ECIJA
López-Ibor Jaume Olivia – López-Ibor abogados
Pinheiro Torres Isabel – Abreu Advogados

Rebelo Tavares Pedreo – PRA-Raposo
Santos Carvalho João – SRS Advogados
Simões de Oliveira Pedro – CCA Law Firm
Tordesillas Juan Eugenio – ECIJA

 

Infrastructure and Constructions – Team
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
DLA Piper Portugal
Herbert Smith Freehills Spain
Morais Leitão
Ontier
Pérez-Llorca
Pinsent Masons
PLMJ
Vda

 

Infrastructure and constructions – Lawyer
Antunes Teixeira Sérgio – PLMJ
Ferreira Mafalda – DLA Piper Portugal
Ibort Alberto – Pérez-Llorca
Mesquita Vasco Xavier – Morais Leitão
Perestrello Inês – VdA
Perujo Fariña Jorge – Ontier
Villanueva Espinosa Tatiana – Sánchez Butron Abogados

 

Insolvency & Restructuring Team
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Carles Cuesta Abogados
CMS Portugal
CRS Advogados
Cuatrecasas
Linklaters
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
PRA-Raposo
Ramón y Cajal Abogados
VdA

 

Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer
Amaral Basílio Paulo – Abreu Advogados
Carles José – Carles Cuesta Abogados
Couto Carlos Filipe – VdA
Cuesta Carlos – Carles Cuesta Abogados
Fernández-Hontoria Carmen – Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Galinha Roque Raquel – CRS Advogados
Guedes de Carvalho Catarina – PLMJ
Gundar da Cruz Nuno – Morais Leitão
Magalhães dos Santos Paula – PRA-Raposo
Ruiz Laura – Pérez-Llorca

Santos Damásio Andreia Alexandra – PRA-Raposo

 

Insurance – Team
Bird & Bird
CMS Portugal
Clifford Chance
DLA Piper Portugal
Herbert Smith Freehills Spain
Morais Leitão
Hogan Lovells
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
VdA

 

Insurance – Lawyer
Cabral de Azevedo Maria – Abreu Advogados
Couto Carlos Filipe – VdA

Fernandez Amorós Mariangeles – Sánchez Butrón
Fernández Rafael – Pérez-Llorca
Gomes de Sousa Rita – PRA-Raposo

Pereira Rosa Marta – Morais Leitão

Requeijo Torcal Álvaro – Ambar Partners
Torres Gama Margarida – Morais Leitão

 

IP/TMT Team
ABG Intellectual Property Law
Andersen 
Baylos
Bird & Bird
CCA Law Firm
Ceca Magán Abogados
Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão
CMS Portugal
CMS Spain
Cuatrecasas
DLA Piper Spain
ECIJA
Eversheds Sutherland
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
PLMJ
PRA-Raposo
Travassos, Albuquerque & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados
VdA

 

IP/TMT Lawyer

Almeida Correia Augusto PRA-Raposo
Bouzas González Celia – Eversheds Sutherland
Bessa Tiago – VdA
Castro Marques Eduardo – Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão
Catarina Silva Ana – ECIJA
Cebollero Ernesto – Baylos
Cerejeira Namora Gonçalo – Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão
de Lurdes Gonçalves Maria – VdA
de Miguel Javier – ECIJA
de Oliveira Alves Alcina – CCA Law Firm
de Román Pérez Sara – Ambar Partners
do Nascimento Ferreira Ricardo – Morais Leitão

García-Valdecasas Colell Gonzalo – CYSAE
Gil Barreiros Gonçalo – PRA-Raposo

Gómez-Barreda Ricardo – CMS Spain
Hurtado Alonso – ECIJA
Lorenzo Sánchez Elisa – DLA Piper Spain
Manzanares Sanz Rodrigo – ABG Intellectual Property Law
Martínez Hoces Elena – Andersen
Mota Agostinho Joana – Cuatrecasas
Paricio Zaragozá Mireia – Ceca Magán Abogados

Rebelo Tavares Pedro – PRA-Raposo
Rendas Tito – CCA Law Firm
Salgado Areias Marta – PLMJ
Schaaf Morgan – Baylos

 

Labour Team
Allen & Overy
Araoz & Rueda
CCA Law Firm
Ceca Magán Abogados
Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Porto Law
PRA-Raposo
Sagardoy Abogados
SPS Advogados
VdA

 

Labour Lawyer
Antunes Pedro – CCA Law Firm
Cadete Pires Joana – PRA-Raposo
Castro Marques Eduardo – Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão

Cruceta Aznal África – Grant Thornton
de Palacio Mínguez Javier – López-Ibor abogados
Fernando Barata José – VdA
Ferreira de Sousa Pedro – Porto Law
Guillén Fiel Laura – Ceca Magán Abogados
Ignacio del Fraile – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Llado Alcalde Alba – Grant Thornton
Lourenço da Silva Ricardo – ECIJA
Mañoso Clara – Araoz & Rueda
Miralles Beviá Pablo – Devesa & Calvo Abogados
Monzó Díez Luis – Sánchez Butrón
Moya Isabel – Pérez-Llorca
Paiva Mariana – PLMJ

Pérez Benito Laura – Pérez-Llorca
Pila Patricia – DLA Piper Spain
Pulido Santiago – Ramón y Cajal Abogados
Rita Nascimento Ana – Pinto Ribeiro Advogados
Rodríguez Peñil Álvaro – Sagardoy Abogados

Royo Codesal María – Ebiroy
Sánchez Domínguez – Guilarte Jesús Luis – DLA Piper Spain 
Valente Dias Isabel – Morais Leitão

Life Sciences and Pharma Team
Backer Mckenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
DLA piper Spain
Eversheds Sutherland
Linklaters Portugal
Morais Leitão
PLMJ
Uría Menéndez
VdA

 

Life Sciences and Pharma Lawyer

Abegão Pinto Diana – SRS Advogados
Azañón López Alejandro – DLA Piper Spain
Baeta Vieira Joana – PLMJ
Carías Verónica – Faus & Moliner Abogados
do Nascimento Ferreira Ricardo – Morais Leitão
Fontes Pedro – VdA
Martínez Juan – Faus & Moliner Abogados


 

Litigation Team
Abreu Advogados
Allen & Overy
Cases & Lacambra
CCA Law Firm
CMS Spain
Deloitte Legal
Ecija

López-Hermoso Abogados
Ontier
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Porto Law
Ramón y Cajal Abogados
Sánchez Butrón
VdA

 

Litigation Lawyer

Álvaro Alarcón Dávalos – Deloitte Legal
Amaral Basílio Paulo – Abreu Advogados
Ayuela Zurita Eduardo – Ayuela Jiménez
Batista Falcão Hugo – CCSL Advogados
Bedoya Fernando – Pérez-Llorca
Duarte Marta – CCA Law Firm
Eliseu Maria – VdA

Esteban Bernal Francisco – Zurbarán Abogados 

Favita Velez Paula – PRA-Raposo
Ferreira de Sousa Pedro – Porto Law
Góis Coelho Carla – PLMJ

Guimarães Daniela – ECIJA
López-Hermoso Ignacio – López-Hermoso Abogados
Loriente Librado – ECIJA
Martín Santos Victoria Sofía – Esquivel & Martin Santos
Miguel Cabral Pedro – SPS Advogados
Montalvo Bustos Juan Antonio – Rivero & Gustafson Abogados
Rocha Vieira Filipe – VdA
Senent Calvo David – Rivero & Gustafson Abogados
Torán Umbert Pablo – Ayuela Jiménez
Vaz Sampaio Sofia – Morais Leitão
Virzi Fabio – Cases & Lacambra
Zárate César – ECIJA

 

M&A Team
Abreu Advogados
AGM Abogados
Allen & Overy
Araoz & Rueda
CCA Law Firm
CCSL Advogados
Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão
CMS Portugal
Deloitte Legal

Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ

PRA-Raposo
SRS Advogados
VdA

 

M&A Lawyer

Aguilar Elena – CMS Spain
Almeida Carvalho Mafalda – CCSL Advogados
Almeida Ribeiro Tomás – PLMJ
Bobone Sofia – VdA
Brito Paulo Joana – CMS Portugal
Bueno Guillermo – Araoz & Rueda
Cañas Lorenzo Rosa – EY Abogados
Castro Marques Eduardo – Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão
de Checa Bosco – Allen & Overy
Farrés Jordi – Pérez-Llorca

Fernández Cortijo Pablo – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
García Cueto Javier – Ambar Partners

García Rocío – DLA Piper Spain
Gómez Ferrero Héctor – DLA Piper Spain
Gonzalo Fernández Contreras – King & Wood Mallesons 

Grácio Leila – PRA-Raposo

Hamed Nasif – Pérez-Llorca

Maanan Tieb Morad – Whitewel

Martínez García Francisco – Ambar Partners
Menchaca Vite Julio – AGM Abogados

Peralta de Arriba Julio – White & Case LLP
Plana Paluzie Alex – Across Legal
Ribeiro Duarte Diana – Morais Leitão

Rodrigues Gama Tiago André – Pares Advogados
Santos Malaquias Cláudia – Abreu Advogados

Simões de Oliveira Pedro – CCA Law Firm
Torres Gama Margarida – Morais Leitão
Trujillo José – Andersen 
Valente Oliveira Tiago – CMS Portugal 

Private Equity Team
Allen & Overy
Andersen 
Cases & Lacambra
Clifford Chance
DLA Piper Spain
Ecija
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Lawesome Legal Services
PLMJ
PRA-Raposo
SRS Advogados
VdA

 

Private Equity Lawyer
Álvarez Lombardia Xabier – Lawesome Legal Services
Bobone Sofia – VdA
Braz Oliva Frederick George – PRA-Raposo
Bustillo Javier – Andersen 
Díaz-Guerra Borja – ECIJA
Fernández Cortijo Pablo – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
García Cueto Javier – Ambar Partners
García Oliván Pablo – DLA Piper Spain
Grácio Leila – PRA-Raposo
Madeira Afonso Teresa – PLMJ

Méndez Reus Pablo – Allen & Overy
Radovanovic Bojan – Cases & Lacambra

Ribeiro Duarte Diana – Morais Leitão

 

Public Law Team
Abreu Advogados
Ayuela Jiménez
BAS – Sociedade de Advogados
CMS Portugal
KPMG ABOGADOS
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
PRA-Raposo
Sérvulo & Associados
SRS Advogados
VdA

 

Public Law Lawyer

Alberto Susana – SRS Advogados 

Alves Sérgio – PRA-Raposo

Azevedo Moreira José – Morais Leitão

Bernardes Coelho Madalena – Abreu Advogados

Caldeira Marco – VdA

de Pedro Martín Laura – EY Abogados
Fernández Sánchez Pedro – Sérvulo & Associados

Filipe Graça João – SRS Advogados

Gaspar Martins André – VdA

Horcajuelo Victor – BIRD & BIRD

Leote Cravo Tiago – Abreu Advogados

Mendes da Costa Francisca – Sérvulo & Associados

Morales Carlos – Andersen 
Mota Nogueira Gonçalo – Nobre Guedes & Associados

Olmos Natalia – Pérez-Llorca

Pereira da Costa Diogo – AAMM

Real Martins Marco – BAS – Sociedade de Advogados

Reaño Leopoldo – Allen & Overy

Sánchez Gaona Laura – Ayuela Jiménez

Triguero Sugrañes María – EJASO ETL Global

Zafra Romero Luis – EJASO ETL Global

Zagallo Maria – PLMJ

 

Real Estate Team
Abreu Advogados
[A]CODE Abogados
Cases & Lacambra
CCA Law Firm
CRS Advogados
Dentons
Eversheds Sutherland

Pares Advogados
Pérez-Llorca
Porto Law
PLMJ
Sánchez Butrón
VdA

 

Real Estate Lawyer

Ángel Nabal José – Pérez-Llorca
Angulo Pozuelo Paloma – [A]CODE Abogados
Azeredo Perdigão Madalena – CCA Law Firm
Bento Simões Andreia – Morais Leitão
Bruzon Barreras Álvaro – Ambar Partners
Cabral de Azevedo Maria – Abreu Advogados
Candela López Andrés – Allen & Overy
Coutinho Sofia – PLMJ
de Moraes Vaz João – ECIJA
Galinha Roque Raquel – CRS Advogados
López Diez Itsaso – Dentons
Moreno-Fernández José Manuel – Sánchez Butrón
Nave Moreira Fábio – Porto Law
Peño Jorge – CMS Spain
Ponce Lorza Andrés – Eversheds Sutherland
Tienda Daniel – Cases & Lacambra
Ventura Lopes Lisa – VdA

 

Startup Team
Areias Advogados
CCA Law Firm
Cuatrecasas
DLA Piper Spain
ECIJA
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Lawesome Legal Services
Morais Leitão
PLMJ
SRS Advogados

 

Startup Lawyer

Álvarez Lombardia Xabier – Lawesome Legal Services
Ayuela Zurita Eduardo – Ayuela Jiménez
de la Vega Diego – ECIJA
Ferreira Lopes Rita – Morais Leitão
Fernandes Solange – SRS Advogados
Martín Botella Jesús – ECIJA
Plana Paluzie Alex – Across Legal

Rebelo Tavares Pedreo – PRA-Raposo
Salgado Areias David – Areias Advogados
Sancho Carlota – Ambar Partners
Seabra Galante Guilherme – PLMJ

Simões de Oliveira Pedro – CCA Law Firm

Trabulo Rita – CCA Law Firm

 

Tax Team
Abreu Advogados
Allen & Overy
CCA Law Firm
CCSL Advogados
CMS Portugal
H2 Family Office
Pérez-Llorca
Pinto Ribeiro Advogados
PLMJ
Porto Law
Toda & Nel-lo Abogados
VdA

 

Tax Lawyer
Bailach Miró Guillermo – DLA Piper Spain
Belim Catarina – BELIM
Cabral Matos Francisco – VdA
Calejo Guerra José – CCSL Advogados
de Pol Cruz Mireia – Toda & Nel-lo Abogados
Díaz García Guiomar – Devesa & Calvo Abogados
Duarte Susana – Abreu Advogados
Figueirôa Santos Nuno – CMS Portugal
Gamonal Camello Soraya – Deloitte Legal
García Chanzá María – Romá Bohorques Tax & Lega
Gaspar Schwalbach António – Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados
Giménez-Reyna Rafael – Allen & Overy
Gouveia Maria – Morais Leitão
Héctor Ricardo – CMS Spain
Holgado Barrera Hugo – H2 Family Office
Inês Assis Maria – Abreu Advogados
López Muñoz Fernando – Ayuela Jiménez
Mendoza Nazario – ECIJA
Nave Moreira Fábio – Porto Law
Pala Schwalbach Teresa – Sérvulo & Associados
Pinto Moraes Ana – Pinto Ribeiro Advogados
Reoyo Serrano Irene – Deloitte Legal
Santos Inês – PRA-Raposo
Suárez José – Pérez-Llorca
Tracana Dinis – PLMJ
Vacas Barreda Pilar – Roca Junyent Abogados

 

White Collar Crime Team
Ayuela Jiménez
ECIJA
Fuster-Fabra Abogados
Garrigues
Hogan Lovells
Morais Leitão
Ospina Abogados
Pardo Geijo Abogados
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
VdA

 

White Collar Crime Lawyer
Bernardo Joana – VdA
Castellarnau Fort Eloi – Castellarnau Penalistas
Costa Pereira Rui – VdA
Eusébio da Costa Beatriz – ECIJA
Jiménez Rubio Joaquín – Ayuela Jiménez

Palomino Juan – Pérez-Llorca
Raúl Pardo Geijo Ruiz – Pardo Geijo Abogados
Rente Dirce – PLMJ
Rodrigues Brito João – Morais Leitão
Silva Ramalho David – Morais Leitão
Uriarte Arreba Beatriz – Ospina Abogados
Zárate César – ECIJA

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The winners are as follows:

 

Best Practice Thought Leadership
Joaquín Fabré – Baker McKenzie
The lawyer is head of the Banking & Finance department in Baker Mckenzie’s Barcelona office. At the age of 37 Mr. Fabré has acquired extensive experience and is alredy recognised for his leadership and team management skills.

 

Lawyer of the Year M&A 
Gonzalo Fernández Contreras – King & Wood Mallesons 
The professional is very approachable, detail-oriented and backed by strong technical skills. A customer says about him: “He proactively analySes the issues and compares different strategies even in a changing situation. He is always able to offer the best strategy and solution for each case.” 

 

Team of the Year M&A
Pérez-Llorca
With a team of talented young lawyers, the practice has been entrusted with the design of the most preeminent, complex, and cross-border transactions within the Iberian market. The department is known for advising top clients, who choose them for their outstanding performance 

 

Lawyer of the Year Private Equity  
Diana Ribeiro Duarte – Morais Leitã
Extremely dedicated and detail-oriented, the lawyer has developed unparalleled skills in managing multiple workflows in complex deals. The professional advises her clients in a number of different sectors, including health sector, infrastructures, energy and financial services. 

 

Team of the Year Private Equity
DLA Piper Spain
The team is composed of multi-profile lawyers that provide legal support with flexibility and balance. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Infrastructure and constructions
Jorge Perujo Fariña – Ontier 
Over the last few years, he has acquired a solid experience in the sector, assisting clients with an international outlook and providing first-class support to his customers.

 

Team of the Year Infrastructure and Constructions
Allen & Overy         
The team were among the most recommended during the research period. The law firm has distinguished itself as one of the most successful players in the market, providing great assistance in all aspects of infrastructure and constructions projects. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Capital Markets
Orlando Vogler Guiné – VdA       
With an in-depth knowledge of all legal aspects related to capital markets, the professional is valued by clients for his dedication, focus on the operations, and outstanding attention to the detail. During the reporting period, he worked on some of the most significant deals in this sector. 

 

Team of the Year Capital Markets
Allen & Overy
With an established presence in the market, the law firm continues to play a leading role in the most sophisticated and innovative transactions in the market.  The team stands out for its ability to offer innovative solutions with tight timeframes. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Banking & Finance
João Santos Carvalho – SRS Advogados
The professional is one of the most appreciated and esteemed lawyers in the sector. He can make the difference in the operations that matter, handling even the most demanding aspects – always at the highest level. 

 

Team of the Year Banking & Finance
Morais Leitão
The team has many highly skilled and prepared professionals, globally recognised for being ready to handle the needs of the market. Last year, they worked on some of the most important deals in the Iberian market. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Arbitration
Teresa Gutiérrez Chacón – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Teresa is an established professional who represented clients in domestic and international arbitration. During the last year, she replaced the partner, leading the firm’s Arbitration Group. In this position, she successfully held the firm’s leadership in five ongoing investment arbitrations. 

 

Team of the Year Arbitration
VdA
75% of the Team is composed of lawyers under the age of 40. During the research period they were involved in both national and international Arbitration, as well as civil and commercial Litigation. The team operated in Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions, demonstrating an all-around knowledge of the practice. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Litigation
Carla Góis Coelho– PLMJ
The professional is a managing associate in the Dispute Resolution team, with more than 10 years’ experience in civil and corporate litigation. She acts for both, Portuguese and international clients, and she has recognised capacity when it comes to putting together and leading litigation teams for complex, high-profile litigation cases. 

 

Team of the Year Litigation
Perez Llorca
During the reference period, the firm distinguished itself providing excellent and effective assistance to its clients. The firm is highly appreciated by the market, not only for its technical skills, but also for the correct behavior shown in a number of highly complex disputes. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Energy
Álvarez Alberto – Mariscal & Abogados
The professional, appointed as a partner in January 2017, is valued for his versatility and for the ability to assist his clients in all the regulatory matters. His role is crucial in providing legal insights on how the frameworks should be developed in order to ensure the best outcome. 

 

Team of the Year Energy  
CMS Portugal
A strong and qualified team. CMS Portugal Energy and Climate Change team is composed by 90% of under 40 lawyers. The team is also well-known for its innovative approach and capacity to adapt to different types of clients with different goals and approaches. 

 

Lawyer of the Year EU & Competition   
Jaime de Blas – Pérez-Llorca
Over the past year, he has distinguished himself by participating in international transactions for important clients. The professional, who recently became partner of the firm, is an expert in Spanish and European competition Law. He advises clients on all manner of restrictive practices, abuses of dominant positions, and merger control issues in various sectors of the economy. 

 

Team of the Year EU & Competition
PLMJ
A young team with an established expertise in the practice. During the period under review, the firm’s professionals have represented major companies operating in various industrial sectors. The law firm always represents an indispensable point of reference for their clients. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Fintech
Isabel Pinheiro Torres – Abreu Advogados  
Isabel has already a great experience in the field: she assists a wide range of clients in regulatory and compliance matters. She participated in international financing transactions, involving institutions, banks and other big players of the market and she still makes time to join socially valuable projects.

 

Team of the Year Fintech
ECIJA
Team highly appreciated by peers and clients alike. In the last twelve months, the practice has been involved in some of the most significant Fintech projects developed in the domestic market. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Real Estate  
Raquel Galinha Roque – CRS Advogados
The professional has always been essential to her clients, by providing them with excellent support. She is appreciated for being detail-oriented, innovative and for the ability to solve issues with a variety of creative solutions. 

 

Team of the Year Real Estate
Dentons
During the research period, the team was involved in all the major real estate transactions, being a fundamental advisor. The firm follows its clients closely, gaining and maintaining their trust also by anticipating their needs. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Tax
Francisco Cabral Matos VdA 
The professional is a leading lawyer in his generation and a recognized tax practitioner. Clients appreciate his ability to provide effective solutions and rely on him for the most complicated issues. Having him as an advisor is a factor of great additional value and confidence. 

 

Team of the Year Tax
Abreu Advogados
During the reporting period, the team worked on transactions with major private clients from a variety of sectors. Their capability to be always ready to meet the needs of their clients is highly appreciated. 

 

Lawyer of the Year IP & TMT
Alonso Hurtado– ECIJA 
Clients and counterparts appreciate the professional for his outstanding performance during the reporting period. The lawyer has a deep and wide experience in all type of matters related to IT law, advising to top level public and private organisations on IT, telecoms & internet, data protection, as well as biotech issues.  

 

Team of the Year IP & TMT
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
The team have a deep knowledge of the sector, both in Litigation and non-contentious matters, but also an extraordinary understanding of any kind of legal issues related to TMT, Copyrights, Etertainment or Competition Law. During the reporting period, the most important international companies in the industry relied on them.  

 

Lawyer of the Year Labour
Patricia Pila – DLA Piper Spain 
The lawyer offers considerable added value for the clients. She is a high skilled lawyer, with high level of expertise. The professional is always available to support any urgent request and very responsive and pragmatic. 

 

Team of the Year Labour  
Ceca Magán Abogados 
The firm is one of the most established in the Iberian market and its lawyers are recognised as a benchmark in the field of Labour law. Clients say they are always proactive and offer quick, successful and never predictable solutions. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Life Sciences and Pharma
Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira – Morais Leitã
Recently promoted to partner of the firm, the lawyer is highly appreciated for his skills and for an insight view of the business needs. Leader of his team, the professional has been one of the most active in the industry during the research period. 

 

Team of the Year Life Sciences and Pharma
Eversheds Sutherland 
The law firm has distinguished itself as one of the most successful players in the sector. The team is appreciated for its ability to be solution-oriented, extremely dedicated, and always available to support any urgent request. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Public Law
Maria Zagallo – PLMJ 
The lawyer joined the law firm as a partner in March 2021. Previously, she has worked for over 15 years in general public and administrative law, public procurement, and public-private partnerships. She has a unique background and her knowhow and experience in public projects is unmatched in the Iberian market. 

 

Team of the Year Public Law  
Sérvulo & Associados 
With an excellent young team, the firm is appreciated by clients for its wide experience in the sector. During the research period, they provide legal support in some of the most important deals in the sector. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Startup 
Solange Fernandes – SRS Advogados 
She is a specialist in this evolving field. Clients appreciate her for her availability and reactivity, whereas her colleagues and peers value her flexibility. An upstanding professional with valuable technical competences and strong soft skills.

 

Team of the Year Startup  
CCA Law Firm 
The team is able to provide assistance at the highest level to the start-ups that consult them. Their proactivity and attention to the clients’ needs, make their assistance essential to the customers. 

 

Lawyer of the Year White Collar Crime  
Juan Palomino – Pérez-Llorca 
He is esteemed by clients and counterparts, appreciated for his balance and ability to offer high-level advice in all relevant areas of criminal law. He assists important national and international companies and is always close to his clients with brilliant solutions. 

 

Team of the Year White Collar Crime  
Ayuela Jiménez 
Among the best known and most authoritative firms on the Iberian criminal law scene, the firm was highlighted in the research phase for the team’s ability to always be proactive and offer high-quality advice. 

 

Lawyer of the Year Insurance 
Álvaro Requeijo Torcal – Ambar Partners 
The lawyer is extremely dedicated, well-prepared on technical aspects, always reaching for the best solutions. A customer says about him: “He proactively analyses the issues and compares different strategies, even in a fast-changing situation. He is always able to offer the best strategy and solution for each case.” 

 

Team of the Year Insurance 
Bird & Bird 
Client-oriented and able to quickly cover all client’s needs. Appreciated – by clients and peers alike – for their ability to find the right synergies to deliver and receive exactly what is required.  

 

Lawyer of the Year Insolvency & Restructuring 
Paula Magalhães dos Santos PRA 
During the reporting period, the professional worked on numerous deals, confirming herself as one of the leading professionals in this field. Always close to clients, highly appreciated by colleagues/contractors. 

 

Team of the Year Insolvency & Restructuring 
Carles Cuesta Abogados 
A team recognised by the market as one of the leaders in the field of restructuring operations. With a large amount of work carried out in this area, the firm is among the most valued and sought-after by clients. Always proactive.

 

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