Public law in Spain

Clifford Chance

The ‘highly experienced public law team’ at Clifford Chance is well placed to advise on the regulatory aspects of major transactions involving regulated sectors, and represent clients in administrative, pre-judicial, and judicial proceedings before all authorities. The team has a strong focus on the energy, telecoms, sports, infrastructure, transport, water and healthcare isectors. Considered ‘one of the most prestigious professionals in public law in Spain’, practice head Jaime Almenar is particularly active in mandates concerning energy regulation, financial regulation, public procurement, and environmental law. With a wealth of experience in regulated industries, José Luis Zamarro has a special focus on public sector finance and administrative sanctions. Administrative law specialist Carme Briera is active in the TMT and energy segments. Marc Casas regularly represents clients before public authorities, regulatory agencies and contentious-administrative courts. Clara Alcaraz left the firm in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jaime Almenar

Other key lawyers:

José Luis Zamarro; Carme Briera; Marc Casas; Octavio Cansec; Alba Sande


‘Clifford Chance’s public law team is one of the best in the market. We value the expertise they have in public law and administrative resources, as well as the flexibility and results-oriented approach they demonstrate. They are excellent at writing and presenting the cases, the strategy and the approach. ’

‘I work mainly with Jaime Almenar, whom I consider to be one of the most lucid minds in the Spanish legal sector. He is an excellent lawyer, with a vast knowledge of public law, agile, fast and with a truly direct and pragmatic approach. He is truly a star of the legal profession. I have worked with many other lawyers and I have not found in others a mind as clear as his.’

‘For an in-house lawyer, it is essential that the firm to choose in public law stands out for its detailed knowledge of the relevant market, the institutions involved, the most relevant cases and jurisprudence in the sector and, by understanding the complexity of the matter, that it offers various alternatives. and complete strategies to face a scenario. And in all these matters, Clifford Chance stands out from other firms.’

‘Jaime Almenar, one of the most prestigious professionals in Public Law in Spain, shows great closeness and honesty when evaluating the viability of the various actions. He is capable of proposing very complete solutions with different fronts of action and carries out particularly constant and proactive monitoring of the matter, which greatly facilitates management for the in-house lawyer.’

‘The public law team at Clifford Chance Madrid is a reference in Spain. They have great knowledge about the procedures related to regulation (CNMC, Ministry, CCAA and municipality).’

‘Jaime Almenar is a reference in Public Law. He is an authority in sectors such as telecoms and energy, which allows him to contribute a lot of value in the development of new services such as electric mobility, hydrogen or hot and cold networks.’

‘This team responds perfectly to the demands and responsibility expected of a Magic Circle firm, and combines top-level coordinated advice on multijurisdictional matters along with extraordinary national strategic advice. Personally, I especially value the closeness of the two partners of the department, Jaime Almenar and José Luis Zamarro, who are always directly involved in the matters, without deviating from the management of the case by delegating it to other younger lawyers.’

Key clients





Hydeal Asturias

British Telecom

Norges Bank

ACS Group (including Dragados and VÍAS)




Moove Cars


Delivery Hero

Bytedance (TikTok)

King Street, Taconic, SVP and Attestor

Phunciona Gestión Hospitalaria

Gestión y Técnicas del Agua (Gestagua)

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF)

Griñó Ecologic

Red Eléctrica de España (REE)

UTE Analiza

Abertis Mobility Service (Abertis Group)





Metro Ligero Oeste

Madrileña Red de Gas, PGGM, Gingko Tree and EDF


Work highlights

  • Advised a committee of international investors (King Street, Taconic, SVP and Attestor), which control a majority stake in the financial debt of 8 Spanish bankrupt toll roads with a global financial debt of €3.5bn, on the termination of concession contracts.
  • Provides comprehensive legal advice to investment firm Ares Capital and chauffeur-driven rental cars operator Grupo Moove Cars covering all fields of law (criminal law, antitrust, corporate), with a particular focus on public law and regulation.
  • Part of Iberdrola’s Regulation Committee, responsible for providing highly strategic advice regarding regulatory issues.


Cuatrecasas offers a wide range of services in all public specialties, including public procurement, regulatory advice on corporate and finance transactions, town planning and environmental law matters, among others. Practice head Luis Pérez De Ayala, a key contact for both public and private companies, regularly handles regulatory and administrative mandates, with a keen focus on the energy sector. Félix Plasencia Sanchez has considerable expertise in public contracts and related litigation within the healthcare, construction, and energy sectors, while Nicolás González-Deleito focuses on regulatory law, administrative concessions, and town planning. PPP specialist Jorge Botella routinely handles transactions in regulated sectors and public procurement, while Alejandro Auset is noted for his proficiency in public law litigation.

Practice head(s):

Luis Pérez de Ayala

Other key lawyers:

Félix Plasencia Sanchez; Nicolás González-Deleito; Juan Carlos Hernanz; José Mª Macías; Jorge Botella; Alejandro Auset

Key clients



Air Liquide

Volskwagen group

Sampol Ingeniería y Obras

Autonomous Government of Castilla- La Mancha

Cameco Corporation

Emesa (ACS & Ferrovial)

Compass Group


Escal UGS

Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (TV3)

Generalitat de Catalunya

HI Partners (Blackstone)

Productores Audiovisuales Federados (PROA)


Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Dow Chemical Iberica

Coca-Cola Europacific

Fiesta Hotels (Grupo Paladium)

Work highlights

  • Advising Cameco Corporation on the acquisition, with Brookfield Renewable Partners, of the Westinghouse Electric Company.
  • Providing ongoing legal advice to Air Liquide on all issues related to public contracts entered with public administrations and entities.
  • Advising Fiesta Hotels (Palladium Group) on judicial reviews, including sanctions for noise pollution relating to the group’s Ushuaïa beach hotel and nightclub in Ibiza, as well as an unfair competition lawsuit for breaching urban regulations.


Garrigues handles the full scope of public law-related matters, from public procurement, PPPs and regulatory matters, to administrative proceedings and sanctioning procedures. Team head Alfredo Fernández Rancaño has broad domestic and international experience in PPPs, contentious-administrative matters and in the financing of public infrastructure. Administrative law expert Miguel Loya Del Río frequently acts as counsel in major judicial reviews and sanctioning procedures initiated by Spanish public entities. Another name to note for administrative litigation, Javier Manchado is particularly active in the energy, life sciences and healthcare sectors. Juan Manuel Cabeza provides ongoing legal advice to several multinational companies, most notably names from the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, transport and real estate spaces, on administrative matters.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Fernández Rancaño

Other key lawyers:

Miguel Loya Del Río; Javier Manchado; David Arias Guedón; Juan Manuel Cabeza; Javier Fernández Rivaya; Marta Guerrero Rodrigálvarez


‘Very high technical level and excellent knowledge of the Administration with key contacts in the public sector. Javier Manchado and Juan Manuel Cabeza are recommended.’

‘The team, specifically Javier Manchado, go beyond the theoretical analysis of the issues, making it easier for us to incorporate their advice into the company’s activity quickly and without friction.’

‘The Garrigues public law team faithfully represents the values ​​of excellence, dedication and commitment. They continually strive to adjust to the specific needs of the client and their sector. They are proactive, transparent and have great interpersonal skills to achieve effective communication with the client. Highly recommended for solving delicate legal problems that require complex analysis and creative strategies. They always meet the expected deadlines and keep the client involved at all times.’

‘Juan Manuel Cabeza is an exceptional partner, who combines excellent commercial skills with quality legal-technical advice in a practice as complex and changing as public law. He is very sensitive to business needs and anticipates client needs through proactive rather than reactive advice. He always proposes viable, innovative strategies that involve deep analysis and detailed knowledge of the matter.’

‘The team have helped us with various public law issues, always with a high level of excellence and a very pragmatic approach.’

Key clients

Amazon Group


Lime Technologies, S.L.


Spanish Government And Plataforma Del Tercer Sector De Acción Social (Third Sector For Social Action Platform Association)

Centros Comerciales Carrefour, S.A. And Carrefour Property España, S.L. (Group Carrefour)


Google Spain

Avanza Group

Eklipsus Partners, S.L.

Cruz Roja Española (Spanish Red Cross)

Organización Nacional De Ciegos Españoles (Once)





Konecta Bto, S.L.

Daorje, S.L.U.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is well versed in a variety of public law mandates, including regulatory issues, contentious-administrative appeals, public procurement and concessions, covering a wide range of sectors, such as energy, environment, infrastructure, and healthcare. Department head Carlos Vázquez possesses expertise in public law issues related to water, waste, energy and environmental law. A key name to note for environment, energy and pharmaceutical-related matters, Irene Fernández Puyol  is recommended for public contracting issues. Borja Carvajal has a keen focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors, while Juan Alfonso Santamaría Pastor is a reference in the market for administrative law and planning.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Vázquez

Other key lawyers:

Irene Fernández Puyol; Santiago Garrido; Borja Carvajal; Juan Alfonso Santamaría Pastor; Ander de Blas; Juan Ignacio Romero; Pedro Soto


‘Lawyers need to have in-depth knowledge of applicable regulations and availability. My experience with GAP has been very good. The work specifically carried out by partner Juan Romero is excellent.’

‘Very good atmosphere and humane treatment among colleagues.’

‘They are very prepared people with great problem-solving abilities.’

‘What makes this practice unique are the people. Specifically, Pedro Soto. He has been our reference lawyer in this matter, and we have followed him to every firm he has gone to. We had never worked with GA-P until he arrived.’

‘Professionalism, closeness, experience, knowledge, security characterise the firm.’

Key clients

Consejo Insular de Aguas de Canarias

Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias (FEMP)

Mutua Madrileña

Grupo Acciona





Danaher Group

Técnicas Valencianas del Agua

Organizaciones Interprofesionales Agrarias

Moove Cars Group


Cabify Gruop

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol

Beka Finance


Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to FEMP on the management of the trading platform framework agreements for all local entities in Spain.
  • Advised TP Ferro and a syndicate of banks and funds on Spanish public law in the international arbitration related to the termination of the concession agreement for the public works of the high-speed rail connecting Figueres and Perpignan.
  • Advised Naturgy a Spain-based energy distributor and marketer, which agreed to acquired 100% of ASR Wind from Ardian for €535m.


The ‘leading and outstanding’ public law and regulated sectors team at Linklaters provides legal support in regulatory matters, transactions and administrative-contentious proceedings, particularly in the energy, infrastructure, and telecoms sectors. The team is led by José Giménez who possesses broad advisory and contentious experience, acting for large corporations in sectors with a strong regulatory component. Roberto Sánchez, who is currently on secondment in the Washington office, advises Spanish clients on international regulatory matters. Noted for both his transactional and litigation credentials, Mario García is seen with great regularity acting for domestic and international clients in administrative and judicial proceedings.

Practice head(s):

José Giménez

Other key lawyers:

Roberto Sánchez; Mario García; Jorge Toral


‘Close, exclusive professional relationship and close collaboration. Partners are attentive at all times and supervise each writing, demand, report, testimony or steps to be taken in all areas.’

‘Availability, immediacy, excellence in their work, perfect coordination, kindness, and professionalism.’

‘A fantastic group who is our go-to practice for all things public law in Spain.’

‘Each member of the team has a wealth of technical knowledge and experience and, therefore, can be assured of providing excellent and, importantly, practical advice. ’

‘Linklaters is a leading and outstanding firm in the field of public law. The team stands out for their knowledge and good work. Without a doubt, it is one of the best teams on the national legal scene. Very solid.’

‘José Giménez and Jorge Toral are fundamental actors in the public legal world. Great knowledge of the subjects, incessant search for solutions, exquisite care of clients, etc. Without a doubt, when faced with a complex issue, they are the reference to follow.’

Key clients




El Corte Inglés


Vauban Infrastructure Partners





Banco Santander


Pérez-Llorca advises clients on their relationships with the public administration, showcasing particular strength in public contracts, concessions and transactions involving regulated sectors. Noted for its ‘deep knowledge of health regulation and the pharmaceutical sector’, the team is particularly active in significant public law contentious proceedings, both before national courts and the ECJ. Practice head Juan Rodríguez Cárcamo regularly advises on public procurement, litigation, and infrastructure projects. Elena Veleiro  has substantial experience in the financial rebalancing of administrative concessions and public works contracts. Beatriz García brings together expertise in public procurement and litigation at the national and EU levels.

Practice head(s):

Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo

Other key lawyers:

Elena Veleiro; Beatriz García; Sonsoles Centeno; Natalia Olmos; Ana Cremades; Alfredo Aguilera


‘Pérez Llorca’s public law practice is unique thanks to the great professionalism of its lawyers, the deep knowledge of health regulation and the pharmaceutical sector, as well as the high level of demand, rigor and quality in the service they provide us as a client. The team’s strengths and abilities are the full availability of its lawyers, the high level of quality of the work they do and the ability to provide a quick and effective response to the client’s needs.’

‘Pérez-Llorca’s lawyers are characterised by their deep knowledge of the industry and regulation of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector. They also stand out for their constant availability and involvement, as well as their willingness to offer a quick and effective response to client needs. They differentiate themselves from their competitors in the high level of quality of their work and in the in-depth analysis applied to the problems they face. Outstanding lawyers include Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo.’

‘An enormously solid team in technical aspects and close in the relationship with the client. Juan Rodríguez Cárcamo and Sonsoles Centeno have done an extraordinary job for us. Their dedication and professionalism make them worthy of the maximum recognition in the market.’

‘Without a doubt, I would highlight Juan Rodríguez Cárcamo, Sonsoles Centeno, Elena Veleiro and Ana Cremades, who, together, lead one of the most solid teams in the Spanish market in the field of public law, covering all the subspecialties of this area. I would especially highlight their specialisation in the field of European Union law. I would highlight the perfect balance between professional excellence, based on its extensive experience and technical rigour, and its understanding of client needs.’

‘Perez Llorca’s public law team is the largest and most prepared in the market. Their commitment, quality and service are the best in the entire market.’

‘They have a great team of professionals who are fully available, agile in their responses and decisive.’

‘I normally work with Beatriz García. She is fully dedicated to the client, and maintains a high work capacity.’

‘Both Elena Veleiro is an excellent professional who always adds value to matters.’

Key clients

Banco Santander

Air Europa


El Corte Inglés



Schwarz Group

Free Now

X-Elio Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco Santander on more than 100 proceedings brought by former investors in Banco Popular before the General Court seeking the annulment of the SRB’s Decision, compensation for non-contractual liability of the EU institutions, and access to documents issued by the European institutions in relation to the resolution of Banco Popular.
  • Advised the Board of Directors of Air Europa on the obligations arising from the company’s financial situation related to the share purchase agreement between Globalia and Iberia.
  • Advising Mercadona on the modifications that must be implemented in its food preservation processes to adapt to the requirements of the new Spanish Royal Decree 1021/2022, which regulates certain hygiene requirements for the production and marketing of food products in retail establishments.

Uría Menéndez

The public and environmental law practice at Uría Menéndez acts for a diverse roster of contractors, concessionaires, and domestic and foreign companies operating in heavily regulated sectors. The team offers support throughout the entire life cycle of public contracting, and is well placed to assist with complex dispute resolution matters, including administrative proceedings and appeals. Mariano Magide, who heads up the practice, and José Miguel Fatás advise on all aspects of constitutional and administrative law, including public contracts, infringement proceedings, and administrative litigation in the energy, infrastructure, telecoms and healthcare sectors. With in-depth knowledge of regulated sectors, Manuel Vélez is a key contact for public procurement matters and sanctioning proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Mariano Magide

Other key lawyers:

José Miguel Fatás; Manuel Vélez; Miguel Martínez


‘It is a very case-by-case practice area, with continuous changes and a lot of regulation, so only good professionals who know the standard well and have extensive experience, such as this UM team, can give you comprehensive advice that goes beyond covering the client’s present needs.’

‘Uría’s public law team stands out for its great technical quality. They are able to make the most complex issues easy to understand and propose the best possible strategies.’

‘Both José Miguel Fatás and Manuel Vélez are recognised as the most prominent figures in the sector. We entrust them with the most complex issues, with the assurance that they will deploy the best possible defence.’

‘Knowledge of administrative Law; breadth of the team; control of administrative and procedural times; permanent availability.’

‘The public, regulatory and competition law team is excellent in technical capabilities and understanding of the matters entrusted to it, with closeness and permanence in the assistance they provide to the client. It is among the best firms in Spain without a doubt.’

‘Mariano Magide is an exceptional professional with knowledge that goes beyond his specialties. He has always provided advisory services of the highest level with personal involvement in all matters.’

‘Uría’s public law team is possibly one of the best in this field. As in-house lawyers, we need the firm to assist us quickly and at any time and this is where Uría stands out; they are always there when you need them with very important knowledge public law.’

‘Their plus is the ability to adapt solutions to the nature and characteristics of the client, their attention to detail and the ability to explore all alternatives before proposing a solution.’

Key clients

QuirónSalud Group

Nuevo Hospital de Burgos

Serveo (formerly Ferrovial Servicios)

Cintra Autopista del Sol, C.E.S.A. (Meridiam)

AENA, S.A.U. (Aeronautic Grid System Operator)


SNCF Voyageurs and Ouigo, S.A.U.





Banco Santander



Minera Los Frailes, S.L., AMC Mining Spain, and Grupo México S.A.B de C.V.




A&O Shearman

The public law department at A&O Shearman, which is ‘made up of highly qualified lawyers’, advises clients on all administrative and regulatory issues, with specific know-how in key sectors such as infrastructure, utilities, telecoms, financial markets, and transport. Practice head Pablo Mayor often acts for public and private entities in public procurement and public law litigation. Victoria Martín is proficient in contentious and non-contentious administrative law matters, and is routinely engaged by companies operating in highly regulated sectors.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Mayor

Other key lawyers:

Victoria Martín


‘The A&O Shearman team is made up of highly qualified lawyers who are extremely decisive when urgent queries have to be made. They have the capacity to prepare legal notes and reports, as well as to carry out the legal defence of litigation, which gives them high versatility. They do all of this with high quality and always meeting deadlines.’

‘Victoria Martín is a very outstanding lawyer in the public law team, who always provides quick, quality responses to urgent queries raised. She is a great specialist in sophisticated and highly complex litigation. Likewise, her availability towards the client is notable.’

‘Pablo Mayor is a great lawyer with very high knowledge of administrative law and the Public Administration, which gives him an added bonus compared to other professionals.’

‘Great knowledge of the field of public law.’

‘Pablo Mayor – unbeatable knowledge of the branch of administrative law and excellent client service. Victoria Martín – Great experience in public law.’

Key clients

Distrito Castellana Norte (Formerly Desarrollo Urbanístico Chamartín) (participated by BBVA)



Disney Channel

Abertis Infraestructuras and Abertis Autopistas

Iridium, Sacyr, Globalvia and Acciona



Orange Espagne


Work highlights

  • Advising Cellnex on administrative proceedings and contentious matters before the courts.
  • Advising Abertis on all matters regarding its public contracts and concessions in Spain.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s public law department, jointly led by Antonio Morales and Xavier Junquera, supports high-profile Spanish and foreign clients in regulatory issues, administrative litigation, and public procurement, the latter of which is a particular area of strength for the firm. Practice leader Morales has extensive experience in complex arbitrations, especially in the energy, banking, aerospace, mining and infrastructure sectors, while fellow co-head Junquera assists companies and public entities with infrastructure projects, the acquisition of government-owned assets, public works, contracts in regulated sectors. Elisabet Cots  stands out for her strong track record in mandates concerning public procurement, regulatory matters and administrative compliance.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Morales; Xavier Junquera

Other key lawyers:

Elisabet Cots; Manuel Somacarrera; Nataly Trenkamp; Irene Esteve


‘Knowledge of the subject; accessibility of senior professionals; compliance with deadlines and budgets.’

‘Very diligent and professional team. Very direct in the relationship and easy to deal with.’

‘Manuel Somacarrera is outstanding in his practice.’

Key clients

Altran Innovacción S.L.

Caja de Seguros Reunidos, Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A. (CASER)


Deoleo S.A.

Distrito Castellana Norte S.A.

Dominio de Pingus S.L.

Entidad de conservación de La Moraleja

Healthcare Activos S.A.

Holaluz Clidom Energy S.L.



KKH Property Investors

Naturgy Eergy Group

Planiger, S.A.

Red Eléctrica de España S.A.

Renowa Solar Power S.L.

Zimmer Biomet Spain, S.L.U

CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo

CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo‘s practice covers a broad range of public law-related issues, including administrative contracts, concession agreements and public procurement processes. The team is also well positioned to handle judicial reviews, administrative claims and compliance matters in the energy, infrastructure and transport segments. Singled out for his in-depth knowledge of the energy sectors, practice head Ignacio Grangel often provides support to Spanish regulators in the drafting of regulatory frameworks. Alfonso Codes has vast experience in all areas related to interactions with public authorities, including both contentious and non-contentious matters. Javier Torre de Silva ‘stands out for his deep knowledge’ of public law, specifically in the telecoms sector. José Luis Pérez-Campoamor is considered an ‘excellent lawyer’, with a strong focus on administrative law aspects of M&A and financing deals, while Juan Moreno is named by clients as one of the ‘future stars of the Spanish legal profession’.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Grangel

Other key lawyers:

Alfonso Codes; Javier Torre de Silva; José Luis Pérez-Campoamor; Juan Moreno


‘I would highlight Javier Torre de Silva. He is a magnificent lawyer; he stands out for his deep knowledge of law, in general, and public and civil law, specifically. He is a great professional.’

‘It is a firm of recognised prestige in all areas of work, which allows for a complete and efficient analysis of the issues.’

‘The team, both from a technical point of view and coordination, is impeccable.’

Key clients

Iberdrola Renovables / Iberdrola Generación


Grupo Boluda

Totem Towerco



Solar 360



Ontower Telecom Infraestructuras, S.A. (Cellnex Group)

Grupo Ullastres




Amazon and its subsidiaries

Ferrovial and its subsidiaries (Cintra, Ferrovial Construcción, Ferrovial Mobility and Airports)

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

The public law team at Ramón y Cajal Abogados regularly advises on regulatory issues, government contracts - with particular emphasis on concessions and PPP schemes - and contentious-administrative proceedings in the energy, water, waste, transport, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, agri-food or telecoms sectors. Leading the practice is Carlos Melón, whose practice cover advice to public and private entities on all types of administrative and public law matters. Pablo Silván regularly handles public procurement and infringements for a varied client base. With a keen focus on the environment, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, José Ignacio Vega is particularly skilled in public procurement and concessions.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Melón

Other key lawyers:

José Ignacio Vega; Pablo Silván

Key clients

FCC Group (FCC Medio Ambiente, FCC Aqualia and FCC Construcción)




ACS Group (Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras)

ArcelorMittal España


Madrid Calle 30

Mémora Servicios Funerarios

Total Energies


Riu Hotels & Resorts

Zur Rose Group (Promofarma)

Canal de Isabel II

Forestalia Renovables

Etex Group (Pladur Gypsum)

Sterycicle Group (Consenur and Ectec)

Acciona Energía

Hotel Business Association of Madrid

Consorcio Regional de Transportes Regulares de Madrid

AGERSAN (Business association of waste managers)

ASEGRE (Business association of health waste managers)

Grupo Azvi


Work highlights

  • Advised leading associations in the healthcare waste sector (ASEGRE and AGERSAN) on the initiative to harmonise the regulation of healthcare waste.
  • Advised a number of construction and services companies (FCC, ACCIONA, among others) on the reestablishment of economic equilibrium and compensation of cost overruns in numerous public sector contracts.
  • Advised the consortium of bidders (ASCENDI, among other companies) regarding the participation in the tender called by the Regional Government of Aragón for the award of up to 11 concession contracts for the construction and operation of various road itineraries within the Extraordinary Road Plan 2020-2025.


The public law department at Andersen, led by José Vicente Morote, is focused on four key pillars: public procurement and administrative procedures; environmental law and sustainable development; energy regulation and industrial environment; and urban planning. Practice head Morote acts for an array of international companies and public entities on public procurement and administrative law issues. Arancha Bengoechea also maintains a broad practice, which covers contentious-administrative proceedings, public procurement and regulated sectors. Pedro Rubio advises and manages significant transactions and legal proceedings in Spain and before the General Court of the European Union.

Practice head(s):

José Vicente Morote

Other key lawyers:

Arancha Bengoechea; Pedro Rubio; José Miguel López; Alfonso Couce; Helena Vázquez


‘Adaptation to the client, flexibility and expertise in areas that are unknown to other law firms (for example in the legislative world of recycling and waste management systems)’.’

‘José Vicente Morote: expert in administrative law, close to the client’.’

Key clients

Ministerio De Asuntos Económicos Y Transformación Digital


Funespaña Sa (Mapfre Group)

Bergé Marítima

Fundación Ecotic

Work highlights

  • Advised 37th America’s Cup on the regulatory matters for the implementation of the event.
  • Advised UTE Mundiplan on the two last tenders for the public contract in Spain promoted by the ‘Imserso’.
  • Advised Auro Group on claims against the Government because of the Royal Decree that banned rental vehicles with driver licenses operating on urban journeys from October 2022.

Deloitte Legal

In addition to providing regulatory advice to companies operating in a variety of sectors, Deloitte Legal showcases particular strength in urban planning matters, public procurement and bid protests. Practice head María Guinot Barona has considerable ‘knowledge and experience in administrative and regulatory law issues’, and is particularly active in the finance, energy, telecoms, and infrastructure segments. Salvi Pagès is adept in public contracts, concessions and contentious-administrative mandates. Carlos Tallón is a key name to note for clients from the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Practice head(s):

María Guinot Barona

Other key lawyers:

Salvi Pagès; Carlos Tallón; Clara Sáez; David Porras


‘Specialisation and knowledge of the area; strengths include critical analysis of the problem and search for the best solution within the regulatory framework and their great work capacity.’

‘This is one of the best public law teams in Spain, led by María Guinot Barona, who has common sense and an extraordinary ability to understand the client’s needs and offer the most imaginative legal solution. María is simply exceptional. They also have a very powerful team, where I would highlight David Porras and Carlos Tallón.’

‘The team has demonstrated extensive knowledge, both at a theoretical/legal level and at a practical level. The team has been involved in many of the latest relevant cases in the sector, which gives it not only in-depth legal knowledge but also a practical vision of the problems that arise.’

‘The experience and breadth of the team allow us to address cases with greater guarantees of success and with a more comprehensive analysis. Coordination is always well resolved and communication and receptivity are excellent.’

‘In cases that require urgency for very short deadlines, the availability is always immediate and the receptivity to undertake an in-depth analysis already at the first contact is very high. Particularly noteworthy are Salvi Pagés and Clara Saez.’

‘In our case, the team is led by Salvi Pagés and has the support of Clara Saez. It is a work team that is perfectly directed and coordinated. This coordination translates into timely monitoring of all the processes and stages found in each of the cases.’

‘María Guinot has very relevant knowledge and experience in administrative and regulatory law issues and her experience in the public sector is undoubtedly very valuable for practical purposes.’

Key clients

Banco Santander, S.A.

Eroski Sociedad Cooperativa

Enel Green Power España, S.L.U.

Enagás, S.A.

Asociación de Municipios para la Movilidad y el Transporte Urbano (AMTU)

Autoridad del Transporte Metropolitano (ATM)

Fundación ONCE para la Cooperación e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad (FONCE)

Entidad Pública Empresarial ENAIRE (ENAIRE)

Canal de Isabel II


Work highlights

  • Advised Banco Santander on a judicial appeal before the National High Court and the Supreme Court against the resolution issued by the Ministry of Economic affairs by means of which the administrative appeal submitted by Banco Santander, S.A. against the resolution of the Spanish Securities & Exchange Commission (CNMV) was rejected.
  • Advised Entidad Pública Empresarial ENAIRE (ENAIRE) on a feasibility and options study for the future structure of the iTEC collaboration.
  • Advised Nueva Pescanova on the vendor due diligence process of Nueva Pescanova, S.L

Eversheds Sutherland

At Eversheds Sutherland, the public law department provides advisory and contentious support to clients from various regulated sectors, such as infrastructure, transport, energy, and pharmaceutical. The team is jointly led by Alberto Dorrego, whose practice covers government contracts, public works, and administrative concessions, and Andrés Jimenéz Diaz, who has extensive experience advising on public contracts in several segments, most notably transport and healthcare. At the associate level, Claudia García stands out for her focus on administrative litigation and public procurement.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Dorrego; Andrés Jiménez

Other key lawyers:

Charles Coyle; Claudia García


‘The Eversheds public law team has highly qualified professionals with extensive knowledge of administrative law, which allows them to provide a very high-quality service, both for legal reports and for the conduct of high-quality contentious administrative litigation.’

‘Albero Dorrego is the public law partner who has very high technical knowledge of public and administrative law, which allows him to take on the most relevant lawsuits in the Spanish State between concessionaires and granting entities.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the sector. Business vision. Excellent definition of procedural strategy. Very good communication with the firm.’

‘Alberto Dorrego’s incisive intellect and clarity of analysis and expression mark him out as exceptional.’

‘Alberto Dorrego is exceptional. A powerful intellect, great clarity of thought, analysis and expression combined with precision and an encyclopedic knowledge of Spanish public law. He is exceptionally open to team work and to adopting and adapting the best ideas in the team to advance the client’s position.’

‘Alberto Dorrego – deep knowledge of Administration processes and great knowledge of administrative law.’

‘Alberto Dorrego provides us with excellent service; he is always very on top of the case and its evolution; you always have the assurance that everything is under control.’

Key clients


Organon Salud, S.L.

International Air Transport Association(Iata)

Ion Beam Applications (Iba)



Takeda Pharmaceutical Company


Ipsen Pharma

Edwards Lifescience

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics


Transfesa, Captrain And Multirrail

Arriva Spain (Deutsche Bahn)

Alsa (National Express)



Eolus Vind Ab


Global Exchange

GTA Villamagna Abogados

GTA Villamagna Abogados is well versed in acting for Spanish construction companies and concessionaires in public infrastructure projects and contentious matters involving the mismanagement of public services. The team is under the joint leadership of a capable trio: Ernesto García-Trevijano, a key contact for energy clients; Marta Plaza, who specialises in public procurement; and Jesús Estrada, who boasts considerable expertise in administrative proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ernesto García-Trevijano; Marta Plaza; Jesús Estrada

Other key lawyers:

Javier García; Ernesto García-Trevijano Castillo


‘Team very willing and prepared in the matter.’

‘The team has extensive knowledge of the subject with extensive experience.’

‘Ernesto García Trevinajo – quality of work, technical solvency, efficiency and execution. It’s quick and direct, it doesn’t go around the bush.’

Key clients

Acciona Construcción, S.A.

Dragados, S.A. And Acciona Construcción, S.A. (Joint Venture)


Ute Butarque (Valoriza Servicios Ambientales, S.A And Cadagua, S.A., Joint Venture)

Enjoy Wellness Mérida, S.L.

Carrera Y Pérez, S.L.

Centro De Enseñanaza Universitaria Sek, S.A.U.

Divarian Propiedad, S.A.

Acciona Esco, S.L. And Acciona Construcción, S.A. (Joint Venture)

Open Sport Life Center, S. L.

Work highlights

  • Defended Acciona Construcción in a liability lawsuit for hidden defects initiated by the Regional Administration of Tenerife in relation to the construction of the “Adán Martín Auditorium” in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain).
  • Represented Dragados and Acciona Construcción in a lawsuit initiated by a prominent environmental association that seeks to halt and potentially annul the expansion works of Madrid’s Line 11 underground.
  • Led the appeal filed by AESTE before the Spanish Supreme Court against a new nationwide regulation that modifies the entire legal system for providing dependence care services, significantly increasing the authorisation and accreditation requirements for the economic exploitation of this activity.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The public law practice at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP offers advice on the full spectrum of public law matters, including public procurement, administrative proceedings, subsidies, and litigation, demonstrating particular strength in the energy, natural resources, environment, and infrastructure sectors. Department head Iria Calviño advises major corporations, international investment banks, equity sponsors, and public entities in domestic and cross-border transactions within regulated sectors. Miguel Riaño‘s expertise covers acquisitions, public tenders, project finance, and privatisations. Energy sector specialist José Ramón Mourenza also offers key support in public law mandates.

Practice head(s):

Iria Calviño

Other key lawyers:

Miguel Riaño; José Ramón Mourenza; Esther Lumbreras; Miguel Ángel Barroso


‘José Ramón Mourenza has an encyclopedic knowledge of regulations; he understands the economic implications of legal and business decisions. He is very didactic and always available.’

‘The most outstanding individual is José Ramón Mourenza. For me, he is the lawyer who knows the most about the different aspects of energy law, in its multiple branches. He is very complete, because he not only understands the regulatory part, but also the contractual and economic-financial implications.’

‘It has a very solid team led to perfection by Iria Calviño and has the best lawyer I have ever dealt with, Jose Ramón Mourenza, who stands out for his professionalism, great wisdom, enormous knowledge of the sector and the law, in addition to having a close and friendly client service.’

‘The high knowledge of the subject and the correct strategic approach when raising judicial matters against the Public Administration are two circumstances that characterize the HSF team in Spain.’

‘The HSF team in Spain stands out for its high degree of knowledge and excellent disposition. Our relationship with the firm is through José Ramón Mourenza and Esther Lumbreras, with whom we are very satisfied.’

‘The HSF Team in charge of the regulatory department is without a doubt one of the best in Spain. They have a differentiating knowledge of the renewable sector.’

‘Team with a lot of talent and the ability to reflect in writing solutions requested by clients.’

‘José Ramón Mourenza is a leader in the sector. Serves the client personally. Bright!’

Key clients

Fundacion Centro Tecnológico Soermar

Berkeley Minera España

Cobre Las Cruces


DIF Infrastructure Partners

ACIE (Asociación de Comercializadoras Independientes de Energía)

Asociación de Representantes en el Mercado de Electricidad – ARMIE

HidroCantábrico Distribución Eléctrica

Iluka Resources

Solaria Energía y Medioambiente

Finerge Sevilla

Redexis Gas

Work highlights

  • Advised Fundación y Centro Tecnológico Soermar on its intervention in the approval procedure of the new Royal Decree 1071/2021, which regulates the granting of aid to the shipbuilding sector in the field of research and development and innovation.
  • Advised ACIE (Asociación de Comercializadoras Independientes de Energía) on the contentious-administrative appeal against Royal Decree 897/2017, regulating the concept of vulnerable consumers, social energy tariffs and other protective measures for domestic consumers of electricity.
  • Advises Finerge on a day-to-day basis in relation to its business in Spain as a whole.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP has considerable experience acting in high-profile administrative and public law cases before domestic and international courts and tribunals. The team is also well equipped to assist with public procurement matters and PPPs. Public and administrative law specialist Fernando Calancha Marzana, a state lawyer on leave of absence, is retained by an array of clients in regulatory, contentious, and corporate matters. Focused on the infrastructure sector, Lucas Osorio is particularly skilled in transactions involving regulated industries. Borja Fernández Burgueño and Raúl Matute have notable expertise in administrative, regulatory, and public law litigation.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Calancha Marzana

Other key lawyers:

Lucas Osorio; Borja Fernández Burgueño; Raúl Matute; David Antón


‘The mastery of the specific aspects of the infrastructure sector stands out, from contractual aspects, related to financing, regulatory to the management of contentious-administrative litigation.’

‘Strategic approach to matters, closeness to the client and excellent coordination of multidisciplinary teams.’

‘The possible difference with other competitors lies in the team’s intense knowledge of the specific problem posed.’

‘What distinguishes them is the knowledge of the problems of the highway and infrastructure concessions sectors, especially their partner Lucas Osorio.’

‘They have excellent expertise in energy law and experience in complicated cases. They operate very well in interactions with the Public Administration and have prudent and solid judgment in situations of legislative uncertainty.’

‘Fernando Calancha Marzana has a profile and experience in public law that is difficult to find in the Spanish market. He is decisive and very reliable.’

‘The public law area of ​​Hogan Lovells has amply demonstrated its technical solvency, as well as its flexibility with clients.’

‘Hogan Lovells’ public law area stood out for its technical rigour. The added value that Fernando Calancha brings as a State Attorney on leave stands out, to the extent that he facilitates a quick and effective approach to all matters facing the Administration.’

Key clients




Mutua Madrileña



Motorway concession companies




Bird & Bird

Clients praise Bird & Bird for its ‘deep knowledge of the sector’s legal and regulatory framework’, its particular strength in public procurement, along with its sustained ‘relations with public administrations’. Department leader Coral Yáñez, who has over two decades' experience in regulatory and administrative law, attracts instructions from an impressive client roster operating in the energy, life sciences and pharmaceuticals spaces whom she regularly assists with sanctioning proceedings. Enrique Rivas has deep expertise advising on public procurement.

Practice head(s):

Coral Yáñez

Other key lawyers:

Enrique Rivas; Alejandro Sola Herrera


‘Deep knowledge of the sector’s legal and regulatory framework, particularly in public procurement, and relations with public administrations.’

‘ Coral Yáñez and Enrique Rivas are two excellent professionals; they are very efficient, effective, and always attentive to the client’s needs.’

‘They have a great team which is fully available and very proactive. Knowledge of the sector and practical advice focused on the client’s needs are key.’

‘Their availability, knowledge and practical advice have been key to the project. I would recommend both Enrique Rivas and associate Alejandro Sola.’

Key clients

Agencia de Calidad y Evaluación Sanitarias de Cataluña (AQuAS) (Catalan Agency for Health Quality and Assessment)

Shorts International Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised AQuAS (Agencia de Calidad y Evaluación Sanitarias de Cataluña / Catalan Agency for Quality and Assessment of Health) on a project of cross-border joint procurement of services under the new pack of European Directives of Public Procurement.
  • Advised Shorts International Limited on the administrative proceedings initiated by the Spanish NRA (CNMC – National Commission on Markets and Competition) in relation to the Financing of European Works (FOE), universal accessibility and quota for the broadcasting of European works.

BROSETA Abogados

BROSETA Abogados stands out for its experience in advising on the financing and management of public infrastructure and regulated assets. The team is also a strong performer in administrative proceedings, urban planning and public procurement. Rosa Vidal stands out for her planning,  environmental, administrative and construction law expertise; José Luis Aguilar is regularly sought out to advise on arbitrations arising from energy contracts and projects; and Fernando Cacho is noted for his proficiency in public procurement and administrative proceedings. Alberto Palomar is a key figure in the administrative law and sports spaces, while Andrés Campaña is recommended for his knowledge of energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Rosa Vidal; José Luis Aguilar; Fernando Cacho; Alberto Palomar; Andrés Campaña


‘Rosa Vidal and Alberto Palomar put their experience in the Administration as state lawyers and in the courts as magistrates at the service of companies.’

‘Speed ​​and professionalism.’

‘High technical level in sports law.’

Key clients

Ribera Salud


Bp Energía



Eliance Global Services Sl

Radio Televisión De Madrid

Ecoembalajes España, Sa



Work highlights

  • Advised RIBERA SALUD on a public partnership model.
  • Assisted Iberdola with administrative and due diligence on nineteen photovoltaic solar generation projects with a combined capacity of 995 MWp.
  • Advised BP OIL ESPAÑA, S.A.U on court proceedings.

DLA Piper

Recommended for its ‘deep knowledge of the sector and its regulations’, DLA Piper is well versed in advising in a wide spread of public law mandates, including public infrastructure, procurement, regulatory issues and administrative contentious matters. José María Barrios, the group's ‘go-to partner for public law and regulatory matters’, takes the lead on litigation and regulatory mandates. José Manuel Sala regularly acts in judicial proceedings against public authorities, while Carlos Daza is best known for his ability to handle energy transactions and public procurement.

Practice head(s):

Jose María Barrios

Other key lawyers:

José Manuel Sala; Carlos Daza


‘Deep knowledge of the sector and its regulations. Great availability on the part of each of the team members and accessibility. What makes them unique is the way they integrate with the in-house team and the ability to anticipate potential problems from the beginning.’

‘Jose María Barrios – our go-to partner for public law and regulatory matters. Deep technical knowledge of regulations and the sector, continuous availability and ability to anticipate and solve problems from a practical point of view. ’

‘The team stands out for the knowledge consolidated by years of experience in this specialty, the involvement in advising the client and being aligned with the client’s main objective.’

‘Jose María Barrios – knowledge, professionalism and sense of urgency.’

‘José Manuel Sala and Jose María Barrios are excellent lawyers.’

Key clients



SUSI Partners AG

I-DE Redes Inteligentes

GASNAM-CONFEBUS-ATUC associations and others


AMPYR Energy

SICE-Cobra Consortium


Taurus Capital


Intermodalidad de Levante (ILSA)


Aquila Capital


International Paper Madrid Mill

Carat (DENTSU Group)



Work highlights

  • Advised Tesla, Inc. in a variety of regulatory, transport and public law matters.
  • Advising Parques Reunidos on contentious-administrative matters in relation to the granting of subsidies and other types of aid to alleviate the negative effects derived from closures as a result of Covid-19.
  • Assisted Aviapartner with a public tender organised by AENA for the award of the handling contracts in 43 Spanish airports.


Jointly led by public law expert Ignasi Costas and urban planning specialist Eva Giménez, DWF-RCD has extensive experience in business development strategies, such as the execution of entrepreneurship and R&D policies. It is also known for its work in public sector regulation and contentious administrative proceedings for clients from across the healthcare, science and research spaces. Alejandro Griffiths is also recommended; he is sought out by universities, research centres and technology companies for his strong track record in matters related to international procurement.

Practice head(s):

Ignasi Costas; Eva Giménez

Other key lawyers:

Alejandro Griffiths

Work highlights

EY Abogados

Equipped with a ‘high level of knowledge' and 'strong relationships with regulatory bodies, EY Abogados acts for a multitude of domestic and multinational companies, most of which operate in highly regulated sectors. Pablo Dorronsoro has deep experience advising on matters within the energy and infrastructure sectors, while Luis Ques’s practice spans the breadth of public and administrative law matters. Marta Salazar is another individual to note, who stands out for her track record in disputes involving energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Dorronsoro; Luis Ques

Other key lawyers:

Marta Salazar; Beatriz Ruiz Herrero


‘Updated and competent professional team.’

‘Beatriz Ruiz Herrero – competent, rigorous and professional.’

‘Solid team with extensive knowledge and experience in the sector. They provide security when advising on matters of public law and procedural strategy in the administrative litigation field.’

Key clients

Bp Spain

Talasol Solar, S.L.





Carl Zeiss

Albertis Autopistas España S.A.

Iridium Concesiones De Infraestructuras S.A.

Expertos En Servicios De Consultoría Exes S.L.

Merck, Sharp & Dohme De España, S.A.

Bayer Hispania, S.L.

Ellomay Solar, S.L.U.

Work highlights

  • Advised BP on the application for European subsidies for the promotion of a green hydrogen project.
  • Advised Talasol in connection with its 300MW PV plant in Talaván (Cáceres).
  • Provided legal and regulatory advice to Grupo T-Solar Global (CUBICO) on several matters related to the development of renewable projects.

Marimón Abogados

Praised for its provision of ‘the highest quality service in Spain’, the public law team at Marimón Abogados possesses strong credentials in public procurement work as well as contentious-administrative proceedings for consumer, distribution and large infrastructure-sector clients. The team is co-led by Nathalie Klefisch, who is the first point of contact for domestic and international clients seeking representation in contentious proceedings, and Antonio Alcolea, who handles arbitration for construction and infrastructure clients.

Practice head(s):

Nathalie Klefisch; Antonio Alcolea


‘Provides the highest quality service in Spain, at a very reasonable price.’

‘Antonio Alcolea is an outstanding partner, endowed with acuity, proactivity and great experience.’

‘Very professional, always updated with new technologies and legislation.’

Key clients


Sacyr SA

Sacyr Construcción SA



Constructora San José

Redexis Gas

Grupo Sando


Aleática (OHL Concesiones)

Wacker Neuson Group

Stef Group

SNCF Voyageurs SA

Work highlights

  • Advised Sacyr on the group restructuring to form two subsidiaries: Sacyr Green and Sacyr Circular.
  • Assisting SNCF Voyageurs with all regulatory aspects of its implementation in Spain for the sole provision of transport services between Paris and Barcelona stations with the TGV InOui.
  • Advising COFELY ESPAÑA S.A on two lawsuits against the Galician Health Service for the energy supply contract of different health centres in Galicia.


The ‘excellent lawyers’ at MVA ASOCIADOSstand out for their extensive knowledge' of public procurement processes, renewable energy projects, permitting issues, urban planning and environmental law. Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor leads the practice, regularly acting before contentious-administrative courts. Gonzalo Rubio and Javier Montalvo are other names to note for administrative proceedings, with a particular focus on the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor

Other key lawyers:

Javier Montalvo; Gonzalo Rubio


‘Impressive knowledge and large expertise.’

‘Gonzalo Rubio  is resolute and has a great knowledge of public law. He has a knack for explaining essential issues and detecting problems to be solved.’

‘Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor has in-depth knowledge of energy law, and huge expertise. It was impressive how quickly he understood risks associated with our negotiation and how he managed these risks. Particularly precious in allowing his clients to understand all the aspects to be considered when making key decisions.’

Key clients

Sacyr Concesiones

Armando Álvarez Group


EDP España Group

Repsol Group



Red Eléctrica de España, S.A. (the Spanish TSO)

ENI Plenitude

Engie Spain Group

Naturgy Energy Group (Spanish leading gas provider and the third power operator in the country)

Asociación Española del Gas (SEDIGAS) (the Spanish Gas Association)

Planta de Regasificación de Sagunto (SAGGAS)

Hanwha Energy Corporation

AXPO Iberia (EGL Group)

Villar Mir Group

Gas de Extremadura (DICOGEXA)

Alpiq Energía España, S.A.U. (Spanish subsidiary of Alpiq Group)

Capital Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised ENGIE on several administrative and contentious-administrative appeals filed by environmental platforms and individuals concerning environmental, urban planning, and expropriation matters affecting a portfolio of wind farms located in Galicia (Northern Spain).
  • Acted for CAPSA FOOD in the lawsuit filed against the Administration in relation to the incorrect calculation of the tranche of its remuneration for its industrial activity related to the manufacturing of dairy products.
  • Provided EDP ESPAÑA, S.A. with a legal opinion on how to obtain water concessions within the framework of the process of decarbonisation of the Spanish economy.


The ‘highly qualified and multidisciplinary’ public law team at ONTIER attracts instructions from a wide spread of public sector clients, private enterprises and individuals in relation to urban planning, energy and administrative law matters, as well as contentious-administrative proceedings. Francisco Javier Loriente Sainz handles a large number of court defence cases, while  Jorge Álvarez González has particular experience in navigating town planning and public administration issues. Javier Alagón Serrano, who joined from Pinsent Masons LLP in February 2023, is another name to note for clients from highly regulated sectors.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Javier Loriente Sainz; Jorge Álvarez González

Other key lawyers:

Silvia San Felipe Menéndez; Javier Alagón Serrano


‘The team is highly qualified and multidisciplinary, which allows us to obtain comprehensive advice on the same problem that encompasses different areas of law.’

‘Ontier has a team up-to-date with the latest developments in a sector that is as changing as the electricity industry. Equally notable is its presence and influence at the level of institutions and the business and social fabric of the region.’

‘Well-trained professionals committed to understanding clients and acting as if they were an extension of our team.’

‘Javier Alagón Serrano is one of the best lawyers in regulated sectors in Spain despite his youth. Working with Javier is simple and easy and gives us great peace of mind. He has a magnificent global vision that gives us many strategic possibilities.’

‘In addition to high technical quality, great availability, even at the partner level, flexibility in fees and special empathy in personal treatment.’

‘Javier Alagón is an impressive lawyer due to the solidity of his knowledge. Despite being a team specialised in public law and energy, they are capable of leading any matter due to their great capacity for adaptation.’

‘Javier Alagón: extensive knowledge of the subjects of public law, which are many and very diverse; availability and agility in responding to any of our demands; the ability to address highly difficult issues.’

‘I would highlight Jorge Álvarez, for his experience in directing complex contentious-administrative litigation.’

Key clients

Capital Energy Group

D. Antonio Del Valle, Kaluz And A Group Of Mexican Investors. D. José María Arias Mosquera, Fundación Barrié De La Maza And A Group Of Spanish Investors.

Totalenergies Group

Hormigones Nalón, S.A.

Compañía Auxiliar Del Puerto, S.A. (Capsa)

Abei Energy & Infraestructure, S.L.

Alsa Group, S.L.

World Duty Free Group, S.A.U. (Dufry)

Tentusol, S.L.

Transabus Balear, S.L.U.

Elawan Energy, S.L.

Técnica Y Naturaleza, S.A.

Abo Wind España, S.A.

Siemens Healthcare, S.L.

Arcelormittal España, S.A.

Instalaciones Especiales De Publicidad Exterior, S.L. – Wilstone.

Work highlights

  • Advised Capital Energy on regulatory, public law and urban planning matters related to the 26 wind projects under development in Asturias, with a total installed capacity of more than 800 MW.
  • Issued a report to Wildstone on the regulation of outdoors advertising installations, particularly focusing on specific locations: rooftops, party walls and unused parcels and plots of land near the highways.

Pinsent Masons LLP

Focused on public law and regulated sectors, the department at Pinsent Masons LLP acts for public and private sector clients, including individuals, in public procurement, contentious matters, state aid and project development. The team has a keen focus on the transport, mobility, energy and infrastructure sectors. Amaia Rivas, a state attorney currently on leave, has a wealth of experience in the financial services, energy and real estate segments; she possesses a strong track record in proceedings before national and EU courts. Rivas oversees the practice alongside Miguel Nieto, who takes the lead on mandates involving the transport and mobility sectors.

Practice head(s):

Amaia Rivas Kortazar; Miguel Nieto

Other key lawyers:

Zoila Jimenez Manrique; Francisco Soto


‘Concrete proposals to clients, closeness, knowledge of specific subjects.’

‘Pinsent’s public law team is of the highest quality; it showcases particular expertise in the mobility and infrastructure sector. They are very prepared in matters of innovation in infrastructure. They have sector-specific knowledge well above average. They are very creative and propose business actions outside the purely legal field.’

‘Collaboration with clients is very close and Pinsent always tries to propose ideas and enter into the debate about what its client needs.’

Key clients

Siemens- NTT Data

AT Kearney, S. A.

Madrid Green Urban Mobility Lab


Work highlights

  • Advised AT Kearney and AENA on the design and implementation of a new and innovating procurement methodology which is going to be proved in the procurement of security services of all airports managed by AENA.
  • Advised the Siemens-NTT DATA consortium, which was awarded the contract to develop Renfe’s new intermodal platform, doco.
  • Provides Syneox with recurrent legal advice on public tenders and the development of its electrification and railway signalling activities.

Toda & Nel-lo

Toda & Nel-lo’s ‘very solid public law team’ is regularly called upon by public and private sector clients seeking advice on complex administrative law matters, public procurement and related litigation. Co-founding partners Ignacio Toda and Ricard Nel-Lo are noted for their strong performance in court proceedings. Javier García is a key contact for urban planning, public procurement and public aid matters, while Pablo García Manzano is a reference for clients from the energy, telecoms and infrastructure spheres.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Toda Jiménez; Ricard Nel-lo Padró; Javier García Trujillo; Pablo García-Manzano


‘Very solid public and law team.’

‘Javier García Trujillo is solid and gets straight to the point.’

‘Ricard Nel-lo Padró is an excellent professional, with great human qualities and a great professional background in public procurement and commercial matters. He is a person who is willing to collaborate quickly and, compared to other large law firms, that makes the difference.’

Key clients

37th America´s Cup

Área Metropolitana de Barcelona( AMB)

APARTUR (I) (Asoc. Apart. Turíst. De Barcelona)

PRO-BONO: Fundación Luzón


Ajuntament de Barcelona-Agencia Desenvolupament Urba

Barcelona Activa

Barcelona Turisme Consortium


FCC Mediombiente





Villar y Asociados Abogados

Singled out by clients for its ‘very high degree of specialisation in public law’, boutique firm Villar y Asociados Abogados is well versed in dealing with a variety of mandates, including public procurement, infrastructure projects, energy regulation and public services contracts. Practice head Jose Luis Villar 'performs outstandingly in court’. The ‘magnificent’ José María Echevarría and the ‘excellent’ Jorge Galán are also noted – both have extensive experience representing clients in judicial proceedings.

Practice head(s):

José Luis Villar

Other key lawyers:

José María Echevarría; Jorge Galán


‘Boutique firm specialised in public law, with great availability and accessibility to its partners, and extensive capacity for the analysis and resolution of complex matters.’

‘Total accessibility and very high degree of specialisation in public law.’

‘Firm that is very close to the client and that works magnificently on matters. They are great specialists in the public sector, and combine great experience and brilliance. They make it very easy to work with them.’

Key clients


Sacyr Construcción, S.A.

Gestión De Infraestructuras Viarias De Bizkaia Gesbisa

FCC Construcción, S.A. And Acciona Construcción, S.A.

Ceviam Epc, S.L.– Tbf Espacios Verdes, S.L.

Hospital Campus De La Salud UTE


FCC Construcción, S.A.

Servicios de Gestión de Energía, S.L.

Amatoma Hostelería, S.L. A-6 Gestión Hostelería, S.L.

Work highlights

  • Assisted SACYR CONSTRUCCIÓN, S.A. with an administrative claim and subsequent appeal seeking the termination of a contract.