Environment in Spain

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo maintains its prominent position in the market, standing out for its expertise in sustainable development, waste management and climate change. Commended for its ‘experience, knowledge and commitment to the environment’, the firm is adept in commercial, litigious and regulatory matters, acting on behalf of a variety of clients. Leadership is shared between Pedro Poveda, an expert in waste and water matters, and Santiago Garrido, whose practice focuses on regulatory mandates and renewable energy. Eduardo Orteu is sought out by national and international clients, including private companies and public entities, for his experience in ESG, taxonomy and waste issues, while Helena Villena Romera is especially active in environmental matters in the natural resources, mining and life sciences sectors.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Poveda; Santiago Garrido


Other key lawyers:

Eduardo Orteu; Ana Orondo; Helena Villena Romera; Ignacio Álvarez Serrano


Testimonials

‘Helena Villena is brilliant, both for her deep technical knowledge, her procedural skills and her dedication to the client.’

‘All of them are outstanding, great experts with solid knowledge in the field of the environment and regulated sectors. They stand out for their great knowledge of the sector, experience, closeness and support to the client and solidity in their advice.’

‘Deep knowledge of the law. Understanding of client needs.’

‘Above all, agility in response, feasibility and practicality.’

‘A diverse and solid team that covers all areas both in subject matter and approach, thanks to its experience in both the private and public spheres. I am impressed by their ability to provide comprehensive advice on all environmental procedures.’

‘The lawyers stand out for their experience, knowledge and commitment to the environment. In particular, partner Pedro Poveda is distinguished by his deep understanding of environmental laws and his strategic approach to resolving cases.’

‘Always up to date with legislative developments. Its business vision is broad and intersectoral, which allows for a much more strategic analysis.’

‘They are very proactive people, proposing new solutions, they are approachable, very accessible, and available, they have technical knowledge as well as legal knowledge, experience and they put themselves in the business position.’

Key clients

Urbaser, SA – Sertego Servicios Ambientales, SL (Esp)


Collective extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes (ECOEMBES, ECOVIDRIO, SIGNUS, SIGAUS, ECOPILAS, ECOASIMELEC, ECOFIMATICA, ECOLEC, SIGRE, GENCI)


Collective extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes at the state level for commercial and industrial packaging: ENVALORA, Recyclia-packaging, GENCI, ECOLEC-packaging.


DS Smith


ASELIP (Asociación de Empresas de Limpieza Pública)


Ministry for Ecological Transition-Water Directorate, Emgrisa, and Tragasatec


AVEP


Acciona


ADELTA/Mesa del Tabaco


Almar Water Solutions


EcoNeu – Chile/Valora Más


ASPAPEL (Spanish Association of Pulp and Paper Manufacturers)


Veolia/Agbar


Iberpotash


Repsol


Work highlights


  • Advises Urbaser – Sertego Servicios Ambientales on all environmental matters, including administrative concessions and public procurement.
  • Advised Water Directorate/Ministry of Ecological Transition/ EMGRISA/TRAGSATEC on regulatory issues concerning water planning, water management, wastewater and water reuse legal framework.
  • Advises ECOEMBES, ECOVIDRIO, SIGNUS, SIGAUS, ECOPILAS, ECOASIMELEC, ECOFIMATICA, ECOLEC Y SIGRE on the environmental and regulatory aspects of their day-to-day operations.

Uría Menéndez

The environment and sustainable development team at Uría Menéndez is equipped to advise on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters, attracting instructions from domestic and international clients from key sectors such as pharmaceuticals, waste management, manufacturing, mining and energy. Based in Barcelona, Juan Antonio Loste Madoz advises public administrations and governments on environmental policy and infrastructure-related matters, whileJaime Calvo Retuerto is a seasoned practitioner in contentious-administrative proceedings surrounding emissions, pollution and contamination. Jesús Sedano is a key contact in the Madrid office for public and private sector clients looking for assistance with public and regulatory law.

Practice head(s):

Juan Antonio Loste Madoz; Jaime Calvo Retuerto; Jesús Sedano


Testimonials

‘People have great knowledge of regulations, technological advances and administrative issues.’

‘Highly qualified and up-to-date professionals. It is a top 10 law firm in Spain.’

‘In addition to knowledge and experience, the predisposition to find realistic and practical solutions for the industry.’

‘Deep technical knowledge of the area. Practical and very decisive approach to the problems raised.’

‘Excellent collaboration disposition accessibility and speed.’

‘In-depth knowledge of the subjects addressed.’

Key clients

Ercos


CEPSA


Coca-Cola Europacific Partners


Sandoz – Novartis Group


Cal Industrial (Lhoist Group)


EDP – Energias de Portugal


Ecoplanta Molecular Recycling Solutions (Joint Venture by Repsol and Enerkem)


Ecoembalajes España S A (ECOEMBES)


Boliden Group


Exus Management Partners


CELSA


Renault España


Heidelberg Cement


TERSA


Puy du Fou España


Meta Platforms


Ipsen Pharma


Procter & Gamble


ENDESA


Silvalac – Grupo Armando Alvarez


Honeywell International


Nissan Motor Ibérica


TEPSA


Frime S.A.U.


Bioiberica S.A.


Repsol Investigaciones Petroliferas S.A.


W Resources (Blackrock)


RP Global Holding


Hewlett-Packard


Ceca Magán Abogados

Noted for its ‘deep and rigorous knowledge of environmental matters’, Ceca Magán Abogados offers its domestic and international client base wide-ranging expertise, which covers climate change and sustainability legislation. A popular destination for industrial associations and federations, the group is skilled at handling regulatory issues in the context of infrastructure and energy projects, as well as ESG mandates. María José Rovira, the main point of contact for major energy and industrial players, is singled out for her focus on administrative law and regulated sectors.

Practice head(s):

Maria José Rovira


Testimonials

‘María José Rovira has extensive experience and knowledge of the environmental legislation that applies to the industry; she masters the topics and that makes it very easy to work with her, with excellent results.’

‘The treatment received by María José Rovira has been excellent.  Lawyers are diligent and efficient, respond promptly to the questions we have posed and know how to listen to the problem (which was complex because it was new).’

‘A highly collaborative team where partners and senior lawyers are deeply involved in the matters, helping the younger ones who contribute new points of view to grow.’

Key clients

Repsol


Feique


Antibioticos Leon Biopharma, Adl


Crm Synergies, S.L


Adelma


Aspapel


Fertisac


Flexibag


Innovative Film Solutions


Tradecorp


Megahumiter


Eurofragances


Movialsa S.A. (Grupo Huertas)


Incasa


Guala Closure


Aguas De Sanagonte


Pt2co


Cales Granada


Work highlights


  • Advised Repsol on a new premise of reusing purified water in its chemical industrial complex located in Tarragona for the production of methanol from solid urban waste.
  • Assisting FEIQUE with the assessment of packaging regulations and the development of an Environmental Producer Responsibility System in compliance with Directive 2018/852.
  • Provides ongoing assistance to Antibioticos Leon Biopharma with environmental and climate change concerns, covering wastewater, waste management, emissions, carbon credits, and soil, among other areas.

Clifford Chance

Led by Jaime Almenar, the environmental team at Clifford Chance provides legal support to a variety of clients, including life sciences, energy and mining companies, in wide range of matters, namely compliance, legislative issues, litigation transactions and large-scale projects. In recent years, due to the growing interest from foreign investors in the Spanish renewables sector, the firm’s combined environmental, corporate and finance offering has secured it an increasing number of instructions from international clients seeking assistance with acquisitions of wind, solar and hydroelectric power plants. José Luis Zamarro is a key figure in the energy and renewables sector.

Practice head(s):

Jaime Almenar; José Luis Zamarro


Testimonials

‘The quality of the work and proposals was excellent.’

‘We have worked with Jaime Almenar, and the experience has been outstanding.’

‘They always had the work and the proposals to discuss with sufficient advance notice.’

Key clients

Repsol


Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (“MSIP”)


Iberdrola


Endesa


Hydeal Asturias


Red Eléctrica Española (REE)


Fertiberia


Gestión y Técnicas del Agua (Gestagua)


Griñó Ecologic


Mubadala (Matsa)


Denarius Metal


ACS


China Three Gorges


Norges Bank


Sterling Square Capital Partners (SAS)


Grenergy


Work highlights


  • Advised Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners on the financing of the acquisition from Sacyr of Valoriza Servicios Ambientales for an enterprise value of €734m.
  • Advised Fertiberia in relation to the provision of a guarantee of €65.9m required by the Spanish National Court (Audiencia Nacional) to ensure the execution of restoration/environmental regeneration works under the project to close decanting basins in Huelva (Andalusia, Spain), which were historically used by the company.
  • Represented Spanish TSO REE in the expropriation proceedings regarding two new high-voltage transmission lines in the Spanish autonomous community of Valencia (more than 60 claims).

Cuatrecasas

With strong credentials in all manner of administrative, civil and criminal proceedings relating to natural resources, pollution, waste disposal, heritage and land use, the environmental law group at Cuatrecasas is retained by impressive client roster of large Spanish and multinational companies, especially key names within the energy and chemical sector. In addition to its capabilities in contentious matters, the firm is also well versed in the environmental implications of corporate transactions and projects. Focused on regulatory and energy-related mandates, Luis Pérez De Ayala steers the group from Madrid. The team is also home to Yolanda Guerra in Barcelona, who possesses deep knowledge of climate change and contentious matters, and Joaquín Lozano in Seville, who often advises on urban planning and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Luis Pérez de Ayala


Other key lawyers:

Yolanda Guerra; Joaquín Lozano


Key clients

Sacyr


Cameco Corporation


Haven Energy


Arco Energía


Greenfield PV


Anticipa Real Estate


ImesAPI


SAICA


Ingteam


HAZI


Arcos Sun Invest


Cementos Cosmos


DERIVADOS QUÍMICOS


ESCAL UGS (ACS)


Rústicas


Work highlights


  • Advising CAMECO CORPORATION on the acquisition, together with Brookfield Renewable Partners, of the Westinghouse Electric Company.
  • Advising SACYR on the sale of Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners.
  • Assisting AZORA GROUPS’S SPVs with the environmental impact assessment of various photovoltaic projects, addressing objections and attending to the authorities’ requirements.

ECIJA

A go-to choice for regional governments, national public and private entities, and foreign multinationals, the team ofhighly-skilled professionals’ at ECIJA is often engaged in mandates concerning waste management, ecological transition and the circular economy. The group possesses strong credentials in both contentious and non-contentious environmental matters, including compliance and legislative issues. Víctor Moralo is highly experienced in collaborating with stakeholders with regard to project development and bro-bono work, whilst Juan Carlos Cardoso is known by real estate developers and financial institutions for his expertise in urban planning and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Víctor Moralo; Juan Carlos Cardoso


Testimonials

‘A professional firm with great knowledge of environmental issues and that collaborates with civil society on various issues (waste, climate change, etc.).’

‘Strong knowledge of and involvement in environmental and circular economy issues – Víctor Moralo is recommended.’

‘The ability to analyse urban/legal risks, the creation of viable scenarios, the fluidity and speed in searching for solutions always under the principle of legal certainty are the points that I would highlight.’

‘Víctor Moralo, Juan Carlos Cardoso and David Sánchez Lanuza – each and every one of them stands out for their professionalism and knowledge.’

‘Very strong and diverse team, with different competencies and skills. ’

‘Highly skilled professionals. Work delivered in a timely fashion.’

‘Víctor Moralo is an excellent environmental lawyer, always aware of legal and jurisprudential developments.’

Key clients

Atletico de Madrid Football Club


H&M


Farfecht


Inditex


Shein


GreenPeace


LG Electronics


Brambles Group (CHEP)


Metro Group (MAKRO)


SCHWEPPES


Tomra


Regional Government of the Balearic Islands


Regional Government of Valencia


Basque Government


Plataforma ILP Mar Menor


Melia Hotels


Fundació Prevenció Residus i Consum Responsable (REZERO)


Madrid Town Council


SAREB Bank


PARCESA


Friends of Earth NGO


INTERNACO


Work highlights


  • Acted for Greenpeace and other ecological groups in Spain in the class action brought before the European Commission, alleging Spain’s failure to comply with waste recycling targets.
  • Advises Meliá Hotels Internacional on urban planning issues and investments in sustainable and integrated tourism.
  • Advised Fundació Prevenció Residus i Consum Responsable (REZERO) on the drafting and processing the law on the prevention and management of waste and efficient use of resources of Catalonia.

Garrigues

Recommended for its 'deep legal knowledge with creative and strategic solutions to problems’, the ‘highly specialised and committed team’ at Garrigues is well placed to advise on contentious and non-contentious environmental law matters, including sustainability and climate change issues. The team is particularly adept at handling the environmental aspects of big-ticket M&A and projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Alfredo Fernández Rancaño oversees the administrative law, planning, zoning and environmental law practice. With a keen focus on the renewable energy sector, Victoria Esteban del Palacio regularly advises on climate change and environmental responsibility. Javier Fernández Rivaya and David Sanz Pérez are sought after for their expert handling of contentious-administrative matters.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Fernández Rancaño; Victoria Esteban del Palacio; Javier Fernández Rivaya; David Sanz Pérez


Testimonials

‘Victoria Esteban is highly specialised in the field of the environment and energy; she knows the issues that affect our sector perfectly. She is decisive, technically very complete, and always available to provide support for both day-to-day issues and complex matters that require a more in-depth analysis.’

‘Extremely prepared professionals, long experience, great empathy and availability to help clients.’

‘The team members are very well-trained professionals with extensive experience.’

‘Garrigues stands out for its highly specialised and committed team, which combines deep legal knowledge with creative and strategic solutions to environmental problems.’

‘Unwavering commitment to excellence and client service.

‘The team’s ability to communicate effectively and simplify complex legal concepts is a key differentiating factor.’

‘The Garrigues team provides exceptional advice on energy and the environment. They have a solid and extensive knowledge of the subject, they make difficult things easy.’

‘Victoria Esteban leads the practice masterfully, with extraordinary knowledge of the subject and very practical, always focused on implementing added value in matters. Always correct in her reasoning and very creative in finding the most complex solutions. ’

Key clients

Tetra Pak Hispania


Asociación Española para el Tratamiento Medioambiental de los Vehículos Fuera De Uso (SIGRAUTO)


Allianz Renewable Energy Partners Luxembourg VI S.A.


Renovalia


Everwood


Amarenco


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Wind Farms, S.A.


Consorcio de Aguas de Tarragona (Tarragona Water Consortium)


Tractament i Selecció de Residus, S.A. (TERSA)


Impulsa Galicia


Dirección Xeral de Defensa do Monte, Consellería de Medio Rural. Xunta de Galicia


Consellería do Medio Rural (Xunta de Galicia)


GTA Villamagna Abogados

Led by Ernesto García-Trevijano, GTA Villamagna Abogados assists clients with the full spread of environmental issues. Its broad service offering covers urban planning, compliance, environmental investigations and claims, as well as infrastructure, resources and waste management projects. The team is engaged by local authorities and, due to its in-depth knowledge of the biomass, solar and thermoelectric industries, key clients from across the energy sector. Marta Plaza is a key contact for public authorities and private companies alike.

Practice head(s):

Ernesto García-Trevijano


Other key lawyers:

Marta Plaza; Jesús Estrada López; Javier García Tramón


Testimonials

‘What distinguishes this firm is probably the very deep knowledge of its discipline and the speed and diligence with which it provides solutions to the client’s needs.’

‘Ernesto García Trevijano is an authority on administrative law, and he demonstrates it in his daily practice.’

‘An expert team in the field with extensive knowledge of administrative law, which is essential due to the necessary involvement of the environment with said branch of law. Personalised treatment and proposal of effective solutions aligned with business needs.’

Key clients

Orovalle Minerals S.L


Salmedina Tratamiento De Residuos Inertes S.L


Cementos Portland Valderrivas


Carolina Solar


Enjoy Wellness S.L


Rayet Medio Ambiente, S.L.


Electroquimica Del Noroeste, S.A


ZAPATA, S.A.


ERA TUCA S.L.


Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Showcasing particular strength in high-stakes projects and transactions within the infrastructure, mining, and energy sectors, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP advises on the entire spectrum of environmental matters. Major companies, funds and public entities also turn to the team for assistance with environmental permits, licensing issues and litigation. Iria Calviño leads the group’s ESG initiative, advising on decarbonisation and climate change issues. Former State Attorney General at the Secretariat of State for Energy José Ramón Mourenza is another name to note for decarbonisation, climate change regulation and environmental impact assessments. Esther Lumbreras adeptly handles a spread of environmental matters, from M&A transactions, to litigation proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Iria Calviño


Other key lawyers:

Miguel Riaño; José Ramón Mourenza; Esther Lumbreras


Testimonials

‘Highest legal technique.’

‘Jose Ramon Mourenza and Iria Calviño are professionals with a high technical-legal level and a perfect customer attitude.’

‘The HSF environmental team has extraordinary knowledge of the renewable sector.’

‘Iria Calviño has participated in the most relevant matters in the sector in recent years and has a very solid team that anticipates events by providing 360° advice.’

 

Key clients

Berkeley Minera España


Cobre Las Cruces


Bioelectrica de Garray


Engie España


Quercus Real Assets


Finerge Sevilla


Energy Infrastructure Partners / Credit Agricole Assurances


Work highlights


  • Advised Cobre Las Cruces on the development of the largest open-pit mine in the EU and connected hydrometallurgical processing plant.
  • Advised Engie España and Crédit Agricole Assurances on the environment aspects related to the acquisition of up to 100% of the share capital of the Spanish company Eolia Renovables from Alberta Investment Management Corporation and the remaining minority shareholders in Eolia, through a competitive auction process.
  • Advised Quercus Real Assets Limited on the environmental analysis regarding the obligations included within the environmental authorisations of three renewable projects.

Pérez-Llorca

Called upon by a multitude of clients, including banking, energy and consumer goods players, the ‘multidisciplinary team’ at Pérez-Llorca is proficient in all manner of issues surrounding environmental law and climate change, including environmental assessments, transactions, compliance and litigation. Alberto Ibort, 'a leader in the market with extensive commercial and technical knowledge', steers the practice and is noted by clients for his dual expertise in climate change and land planning matters. José Del Saz-Orozco is a reference for regulatory matters concerning waste, contamination and costal protection. Clara Carazo has extensive experience in protected areas and renewable energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Ibort


Other key lawyers:

José Del Saz-Orozco; Clara Carazo


Testimonials

‘The team has a lot of experience and offers quick and, above all, practical solutions.’

‘Alberto Ibort is a leader in the market with extensive commercial and technical knowledge.’

‘Team with a high degree of internal communication and ability to disseminate its knowledge.’

‘Committed to diversity and focused on the dissemination of knowledge of ESG regulations. Open to exchange and collaboration with other sectors of activity. ’

‘There is a mix of youth and maturity, and they all take advantage of their abilities.’

‘They transmit business dynamism, proposing solutions with agility and depth. Committed to participating in the design of innovative solutions in new urban developments, focused on the preservation of the environment and compliance with ESG criteria.’

‘A multidisciplinary team that combines knowledge of various areas with a clear structure and a team leader who makes it easy to work with them.’

‘Alberto Ibort and José del-Saz Orozco are excellent. A fantastic team, having them as support is great.’

Key clients

Banco Santander


Maxam Corp.


IKEA


Neste OYC


Crea Madrid Nuevo Norte


Verbund


Capital Energy


Land Company


CVC


Goodman


Acciona


Marguerite


Power 2x


Bozzetto Group


Ric Energy


Experimental Group


Work highlights


  • Advised Banco Santander on the implementation of a restoration project led by WWF.
  • Advised Ingka Centres on its developments located in Spain.
  • Advised Crea Madrid Nuevo Norte (CMNN) on an ad hoc basis concerning the contamination of the soil of the area due to the previous industrial uses by the railway sector.

Andersen

Drawing on the expertise of practitioners focused on tax, corporate, commercial and public law, Andersen provides advice on the full range of environmental matters, including permits, energy projects, water and waste management issues. Department leader Arancha Bengoechea Bartolomé  is retained by both public and private entities in contentious-administrative environmental matters. Carlos Mínguez is sought out by key names from the energy and mining sector in environmental matters, administrative proceedings and public law issues.

Practice head(s):

Arancha Bengoechea


Other key lawyers:

Carlos Mínguez


Testimonials

‘It has a team of professionals with very high specialisation in environmental matters and public law. One of the team’s competitive advantages is its participation in the creation of waste regulation and its management, as well as in the field of mining.’

‘This is a team with high availability and attention to detail, which makes it easy to deal with complex issues and is truly involved with the client.’

‘Lawyers highly specialised in regulatory and environmental matters.’

‘They are very quick with their responses.’

Key clients

Asociación para la Gestión del Residuo Textil (AGRT)


Ecotic


Ambilamp


Bergé


Ecoembes


Avaesen (Asociación Valenciana de Empresas del Sector de la Energía)


Feique (Federación Empresarial de la Industria Química Española)


Work highlights


  • Advised the Association for Textile Waste Management on the creation and implementation of the first Extended Producer Responsibility Collective System (EPRCS) on textiles in Spain.
  • Advised Gimeno group on the tender for the public space cleaning service, collection and transport of urban waste in Valencia.
  • Advised CONFECOI on the design of the future PRO “IMPLICA”.

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Clients praise the environmental team at Watson Farley & Williams LLP for its ‘detailed technical-legal and commercial knowledge' and its 'practical approach to advice’. The team is well versed in matters concerning environmental permitting, waste management, contamination claims, administrative proceedings, compliance and carbon offsetting issues. With significant experience in regulated sectors and public law matters, David Diez is routinely sought out his strong track record in high-value corporate transactions in the energy space. Luis González García regularly assists with matters relating to waste, industrial emissions and contamination.

Practice head(s):

David Díez; Luis González


Testimonials

‘Provides comprehensive support, including in the areas of administrative, regulatory, environmental law, etc. It has highly qualified professionals and carries out its activity in a coordinated manner with the client, showing great empathy. The partners are accessible and the quality of the work is excellent. ’

‘WFW has highly qualified lawyers. It is worth highlighting the fact that the partners participate directly in the work and are accessible to clients. In particular, I would highlight the work of David Díez and Luis González.’

‘It is a highly specialised team, with the capacity to attend to matters extremely diligently, even in adverse conditions, such as the need to prepare documents in a very short space of time. I also value very positively their pro-activity in the matters assigned to them, as well as their absolute availability to take on any job at any time.’

‘Luis González is one of the best professionals I know, and stands out for his extensive knowledge, approachability and practicality, and for his friendly and simple character.’

‘Knowledge of regulations and practical experience in complex matters with previous clients.’

‘This is a team with deep technical-legal knowledge, close treatment and with an agile and practical response to the client to facilitate decision-making of the internal legal advice and the client’s business.’

‘Detailed technical-legal and commercial knowledge and the practical approach to advice.’

‘Commercial knowledge of the renewable energy sector. They are always very aware of the developments that affect the sector.’

Key clients

Solarpack Corporation


Alfanar


Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)


Opdenergy


Verbund


Econergy International


Premier Energy Engineering


Akuo renovables


Benbros


Plenium Partners


Abanca Corporación


Nexer


Q-Energy


Statkfraft


Verbund


Caixabank


Fuerzas Eléctricas de Zaragoza


Greenalia Biomass Power


Sonnedix


Villar Mir Energía, S.A.


Tayan Energy


Unión Española Fotovoltaica (UNEF)


Work highlights


  • Advised Altano on a €90m financing transaction relating to 11 operating hydroelectric plants and a photovoltaic plant under development with a total capacity of 107.37 MW.
  • Advised Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners through its CI Advanced Bioenergy Fund I on the environmental aspects of the purchase and sale of two large industrial-scale biogas plants in Spain.
  • Advised Abanca on the refinancing of an infrastructure project comprising seven wastewater treatment plants in Aragón, Spain.

EY Abogados

A popular choice for both public authorities and private companies seeking assistance with climate change and sustainability issues, EY Abogados is singled out for its proficiency in environmental permitting, large-scale projects and administrative litigation. Recommended for her 'deep knowledge' of environmental law, Ana López Muiña regularly advises on renewable energy projects, waste management matters and environmental assessments.

Practice head(s):

Ana López Muiña


Other key lawyers:

Laura de Pedro; Susana Orgillés Mañas


Testimonials

‘Extensive knowledge.’

‘The team in general is excellent.’

‘Knowledge of the sector.’

‘Ana López Muiña stands out for having a very deep knowledge and extensive experience.’

Key clients

DH2 energy, Es.


Votorantim Cimentos España


Healthcare Activos


H & M Hennes & Mauritz


UTE Chamartín Ecosistema Abierto


Cunext Copper Industries


Smart España A.e. S.L.


IKEA IBERICA, S.A.


DANA AUTOMOCIÓN, S.A.


ACTTIA MEDIOAMBIENTAL, S.L.


Parques Reunidos, S.A.


GI Investments


ASPROCAN


Work highlights


  • Advised SMART ESPAÑA on the extended responsibility of the producer on the different components of the vehicles for the sale of its new Smart #1 model.
  • Advised IKEA on the compliance with its obligation to establish an extended producer responsibility system for textiles, furniture and household goods, as provided for in Law 7/2022, of 8th April.

PwC Tax & Legal Services

Known for its extensive ‘experience, knowledge and professionalism’ and ‘high degree of empathy’, the team at PwC Tax & Legal Services attracts instructions from a wide spread of clients looking for assistance with environmental permits, compliance with new regulations, waste management and circular economy issues. With a strong background in the public sector, practice head Ismael Aznar possesses in-depth knowledge of climate change, biodiversity, waste and circular economy matters.

Practice head(s):

Ismael Aznar


Testimonials

‘Excellent team, with extensive experience in both the private and public spheres, nationally and internationally.’

‘Beyond their experience, knowledge and professionalism, they are a team of excellent people, with a high degree of empathy. ’

‘In the case of Ismael Aznar, he is a first-line professional.’

Key clients

Ecoembalajes España, S.A. (Ecoembes)


Iberia LAE


Red Eléctrica de España (REE)


Observatorio Textil y de la Moda


Iberdrola


Ekman Group


Arla Foods


Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Goodman Group


Comunidad de Madrid – Dirección General de Economía Circular


Federación de Industrias de Alimentación y Bebidas (FIAB)


Samson Rope Technologies


DISA


Work highlights


  • Advised Ecoembes on commercial packaging, carrying out an in-depth analysis of the new regulations governing this waste stream and exploring the practical implications for Ecoembes of extending its activity to this type of packaging.
  • Advised Iberia LAE on its green transition projects.

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

The environmental team at Ramón y Cajal Abogados offers clients expertise in land use and urban planning issues, as well as assistance with contentious-administrative matters and judicial proceedings. Key names to note include Joaquín García Bernaldo de Quirós, who is highly experienced in environmental litigation and urban planning matters, and criminal law specialist Enrique Molina, who is often engaged by both domestic and international players. Federico Lara acts for companies, public entities and individuals in administrative proceedings involving environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Joaquín García Bernaldo de Quirós; Enrique Molina


Other key lawyers:

Federico Lara; Jorge Crespo


Key clients

Canal Gestion Lanzarote


MORENA FILMS


EMASA


Villaricos


Sociedad Azucarera Larios Inmobiliaria


Ayuntamiento de Carboneras


Canal de Isabel II, S.A.M.P.


ACP LEVEL, S.L. / Grupo Inmobiliario Tremon S.A.


TRËMON


Cabildo de Lanzarote


Inversiones Puente Nuevo Resort S.L.


Asociación Provincial de Estaciones de Servicio de Almería


Iberdrola Inmobiliaria


FCC Construction


General de Galerias Comerciales


Work highlights


  • Advised VILLARICOS, S.L. on administrative and judicial proceedings concerning the  financial liability claim against the General State Administration for the economic damage caused to neighbouring landowners by the decision not to decontaminate the land affected by the nuclear incident at Palomares (Almería) in 1966.
  • Assisted CANAL DE ISABEL II, S.A.M.P. with a contentious-administrative appeal before the Supreme Court in relation to water supply from the the Tagus River.
  • Acting for GENERAL DE GALERÍAS COMERCIALES y EMASA in the challenging of the flooding maps approved by the Segura Hydrographic Conference (River Basin Authority).