Firm Profile > ONTIER > Madrid, Spain
PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA No 55
ONTIER > The Legal 500 Rankings
Capital markets: Equity Tier 3
ONTIER has experience advising on takeover bids in Spain, public and private offerings of shares and other securities, and acting for investment funds. The firm also advises on tender offers, as well as the listing and delisting of securities on the Spanish stock market and other trading platforms. Notable in the area is Bernardo Gutiérrez de la Roza, who has expertise in business law, particularly in relation to the energy sector. He co-leads the practice with capital markets, finance and corporate law specialist Ramón Ruiz de la Torre Esporrín.
‘Ramón Ruiz de la Torre Esporrín has a great capacity for negotiation and in-depth knowledge of the market and its players. This is very valuable for the firm and his clients’
Netex Knowledge and Learning
Group of Mexican investors headed by Antonio del Valle
Inversora Carso S.A. de C.V.
Banking and finance Tier 4
ONTIER is experienced in finance, syndicated loans and M&A transactions, as well as due diligence. The firm is particularly focused on the local market but also advises on cross-border matters. Ramón Ruiz de la Torre Esporrín specialises in capital markets, finance and corporate law matters. He co-leads the team with Óscar Murillo Sanz, whose expertise covers corporate and commercial law, M&A, financing and the renewable energy sector.
‘We always find time and Ontier is always available, I wish they could sleep more’
‘Ontier’s capability is always the best – they don’t just do the work, they investigate whatever is needed related to our transactions beyond the legal aspects and give us a better understanding of everything we should know about whatever the deal is’
‘Ontier’s individuals are just great. Beyond their capability, which is more than professional, they become part of the team – they understand all the elements that are around any transaction and therefore understand much better whatever is needed, including pressure of time and the requirements of each negotiation in every transaction’
‘Ramon Ruiz de la Torre has great dedication, skills and availability’
Ride On Consulting, S.L.
Grupo Norte Agrupación Empresarial de Servicios, S.L.U.
RedMaine Junction, S.L.
Transportes Boyaca, S.L.
AKT Plasticos, S.L. (AKT)
ONTIER covers the spectrum of corporate matters, including M&A, corporate restructuring, venture capital and private equity finance. The firm is experienced in advising clients in a variety of industry sectors, with particular expertise in the energy and renewables sector. Pablo Enrile specialises in civil law, commercial law and civil procedure law. He co-leads the practice with Francisco Silván, who focuses on corporate law, acting for purchasers and sellers in national and cross-border M&A.
‘The expertise, up-to-date knowledge, capacity to foresee the needs of the company and the clearness of their legal approach are some of the things that set Ontier apart from any other law firms’
‘I must highlight the professionalism, availability and capacity to think outside the box of Pablo Enrile and his team’
‘With Pablo Enrile there is no digression nor pointless discussions; he always gets straight to the key aspects of the situation’
‘Specialised team with a full understanding of their responsibility and partners with very specialised knowledge of the matter and quick response to the questions posed’
Fomento De Construcciones Y Contratas, S.A. (FCC)
Inversora Carso, S.A. De C.V.
Urbar Ingenieros, S.A.
Perez & Cia
Van Oord Ship Management
Parques Reunidos, S.A.
Dispute resolution Tier 4
The 'great, dedicated and available' ONTIER focuses on commercial disputes, including matters related to transactions, contracts, services and financial agreements. Pedro Rodero Rodríguez is an expert in litigation, national and international arbitration, and commercial law. He co-leads the practice with Cristina Camarero Espinosa, who works on a range of litigation and arbitration matters and is known as ‘very capable, client oriented and efficient’.
‘Cristina Camarero has excellent work and skills’
‘They are hard workers and enthusiastic’
‘They have a lot of experience in complex matters’
‘They make it easy for the client to deal with conflicts’
‘Cristina Camarero has vast knowledge and in court she is exceptional’
Vodafone España, S.A.U.
Vetra Energy Group, LLC
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4
'Brilliant legal strategy designer' ONTIER focuses on debt and investment restructuring, as well as refinancing within active and passive insolvencies. The ‘highly qualified lawyers with experience, skills and knowledge’ are primarily focused on the debtor side but also have experience on the creditor side. Bernardo Gutiérrez de la Roza, an expert in family business, restructuring and insolvency law, co-leads the practice with Eutimio Martínez Suárez, who is known for his bankruptcy expertise, and solicitor Daniel Rodríguez Ruiz de Villa, who is a corporate law specialist.
‘Unique dedication of the team to the issue or problem proposed’
‘The whole restructuring and insolvency team combines its excellent technical skills with a complete and broad analysis of the issue, not only from a technical perspective, but also considering the context and the consequences’
‘Ontier are completely dedicated to the issues, are committed and have always shown availability and exceptional treatment’
‘Attention, involvement and follow-up at all times’
‘It is a committed team, which handles matters with extreme professionalism and is concerned with understanding the idiosyncrasies of its client, making communication easier, and devising and adjusting particular and specific strategies for each case’
‘The service they have given us has been outstanding. Their ability to propose solutions and negotiate with our counterparts has been fundamental to the successful conclusion of projects’
‘Their technical and organisational capacity, deep knowledge of the law, and commitmenting to address the issues make the difference’
‘Bernardo Gutiérrez de La Roza is an authentic leader of his team as well as of the transaction and a brilliant strategy designer’
‘Eutimio Martínez Suárez has excellent skills in restructuring as a result of his extensive experience in the field’
Antonio del Valle and other Mexican investors
Corporación De Recursos Iberia (CRI)
Van Oord Ship Management B.V.
Vodafone España Sau
Urbar Ingenieros, S.A.
Construcciones Y Promociones Coprosa, S.A.
Parques De Valgrande, Sa
Hulleras Del Norte, S.A.- Hunosa – (Sepi)
Residencial Las Campas, S.A.
Construcciones Asturcasa Principado, S.L.
Hoto Urocisa, S.A.
ALN Telemarketing, S.L.
Hijos De Luis Chao Sobrino, S.A.
Proyectos, Construcción E Interiorismo, S.L.
Biogas Fuel Cell, S.A.
Banco Caixa Geral, S.A., Caixabank, S.A., Banco De Sabadell, S.A., Bankia, S.A. and Abanca Corporación Bancaria, S.A.
Projects and energy Tier 5
ONTIER has particular strength in the renewable sector, as well as being increasingly active in PPAs. In addition to regulatory experience, the firm advises on the sales and acquisitions of energy projects and provides expertise in cross-border matters, including advising international funds investing in the area. Commerical and corporate specialist Bernardo Gutiérrez de la Roza co-leads the practice with Pablo Enrile Mora-Figueroa, who focuses on civil, corporate and procedure law, and associate Lucía González, who advises on transactional matters.
‘Commercial and solution oriented’
Eliantus Energy, S.L.
Iberdrola Renovables, S.A.
Braux Energy Group, S.L.
Vela Energy, S.L.
Cox Energy Solar, S.A.
Sonnedix Cox Energy Development, S.L.
E.E.W. Eco Energy World Holdings Limited
Quadran International, S.A.S.
Abo Wind España, S.A.
Public law Tier 5
ONTIER provides 'great knowledge of the subject matter’, as well as ‘experts with a focus on understanding customer needs and providing clear insights on the legal implications and recommended courses of action'. The firm’s specialities include constitutional law, litigation and advising on competition mandates within the scope of administrative proceedings, notably anti-competitive practices, state aid and disputes. Pedro Rubio Escobar is an expert in procedural, administrative and arbitration law. He co-leads the practice with the ‘approachable, available, diligent and trustworthy’ Jorge Álvarez, who focuses on administrative matters.
‘They supported us through all the required legal steps to set up a newly formed legal entity, including advising on the cumbersome relationships with the regional government’
‘Fast reaction times, always available to help and react to urgent requests with short-term deadlines’
‘Great knowledge of the legal scenarios we had to deal with, providing those small but critical details that allowed us to complete the project successfully’
‘Knowledge of our company, and the sector’
‘Total availability of the partners and managers of the office’
‘Jorge Álvarez stands out for his experience and knowledge in the field’
‘The innovative spirit, the desire for achievement, personal and professional customer support’
‘Pedro Rubio is a magnificent professional and an excellent person. Always affordable, and a great communicator’
‘Bernardo Gutierrez de la Roza brings an entrepreneurial spirit, continuous innovation and an enormous capacity to generate alliances. His role as CEO of the firm says it all’
‘Jorge Alvarez Gonzalez delivers expected outcomes in a timely manner’
‘Pelayo Garcia-Bernardo Albornoz has great knowledge in the field, and is quick and clear in communications and the turn-around of requests. Trustworthy and professional, always a pleasure to work and interact with’
Antonio Del Valle Ruiz
Vector Ronda, group of companies
Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas
Corporación de Recursos Iberia
Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica
Fundacion Barrié de la Maza
Ayuntamiento de Gijón
Ayuntamiento de Castro-Urdiales
Pequeños y Medianos Astilleros Sociedad De Reconversion (Pymar)
Real estate and construction Tier 5ONTIER covers the spectrum of real estate work, particularly real estate finance and transactions. The firm advises socimis, foreign investors and multinational corporations on real estate investment. Jaime Díaz de Bustamante left the firm in 2020.
‘Ontier is a reputable and well-known law firm in Spain’
‘They are always available even if you call them at the very last moment’
‘Deep knowledge of real estate practice in the Spanish market’
Sociedad De Gestión De Activos Procedentes De La Reestructuración Bancaria (Sareb)
Hotel Investment Partners (Banco Sabadell Group)
Carso Group / Soinmob (Carlos Slim Group)
Neinor Homes (Lone Star Group)
Logicor (Blackstone Group)
Invesco Real Estate
Merlin Properties Socimi
Haya Real Estate (Cerberus Group)
Aedas Homes (Castlelake Group)
CBRE Global Investors
El Corte Ingles
ONTIER > Firm Profile
The firm: ONTIER is a global law firm, headquartered in London, with a presence in 13 countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Italy, Spain, the USA, Mexico, Paraguay, Perú, UK and Venezuela. It is currently the international firm with the largest footprint in Latin America.
ONTIER is a full-service law firm. While it is active in all areas of legal practice, it is known for specialising in complex corporate and commercial transactions and international commercial disputes. Some of ONTIER’s areas of expertise include: international litigation and arbitration, corporate, white-collar crime, real estate, tax, labour, finance and capital markets, family, IT and IP, insolvency and restructuring, and Regulatory, Public Law, Urban Planning and Competition. The firm has a wealth of experience in the energy sector and in advising family-run companies.
The firm’s know-how: All ONTIER offices worldwide share identical principles and values and are well established in their native jurisdictions. The firm’s philosophy accentuates each local partner’s excellence, values and ‘soul’ within the multinational legal structure. Global tools and strategies are combined with home-market know-how and the expertise of its lawyers, who solve a host of legal issues using local regulations, arguments and laws. Knowledge of the local markets and proximity to its clients; understanding that people are the most important thing; and providing clients with a bespoke service in the markets in which they operate are some of the essential tenets of ONTIER.
|Litigation and arbitration||Pedro Rodero|
|Litigation and arbitration||Cristina Camarero|
|Corporate||Bernardo Gutiérrez de la Roza|
|Banking and financing||Ramón Ruiz de la Torre|
|White-collar crime||Berta Aguinaga|
|White-collar crime||Juan Casanueva|
|Regulatory, Public Law, Urban Planning and Competition||Jorge Álvarez|
|Regulatory, Public Law, Urban Planning and Competition||Pedro Rubio|
|Regulatory, Public Law, Urban Planning and Competition||Adolfo Menéndez|
|Real estate||Jaime Díaz de Bustamante|
|Tax and wealth management||Francisco de Haro|
|Tax and wealth management||Sandra Cabrero|
|Tax and wealth management||Manuel Díaz|
|Succession in companies and family||Bernardo Gutiérrez de la Roza|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Bernardo Gutiérrez de la Roza|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Eutimio Martínez|
|Capital markets||Ramón Ruiz de la Torre|
|Employment||Eduardo González Biedma|
|Employment||Javier Aurelio Rodríguez Pérez|
|Industrial and intellectual property and new technologies||Miguel García|
|Industrial and intellectual property and new technologies||Joaquín Muñoz|
|Energy and natural resources||Pablo Enrile|
|Regulatory, Public Law, Urban Planning and Competition||Jorge Álvarez|
|Environmental Law||Martín J. Silván Gutiérrez-Cortines|
|Mr Jorge Álvarez González||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Berta Aguinaga Barrilero||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Agustín Azparren Lucas||Counsel||View Profile|
|Mrs Carmen Bascaran Fanego||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Sandra Cabrero Zurita||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Cristina Camarero Espinosa||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Juan Casanueva Pérez-Llantada||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Manuel Díaz Corral||Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Jaime Díaz de Bustamante||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Francisco José De Haro Romero||Partner||View Profile|
|Ramón Ruiz De La Torre Esporrín||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Maria Jesus Dehesa Pérez||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Pablo Enrile Mora-Figueroa||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Francisco Fenoy González||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Carmen Fernández Vadillo||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Miguel García Vigil||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Eduardo González Biedma||Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Bernardo Gutiérrez de la Roza Pérez||CEO||View Profile|
|Mr Ramon Hermosilla Martin||Honorary Chairman||View Profile|
|Mr Eutimio Martínez Suárez||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Adolfo Menéndez Menéndez||Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Joaquín Muñoz Rodríguez||Head of IT&IP||View Profile|
|Mr Óscar Murillo Sanz||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Daniel Rodríguez Ruiz de Villa||Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Javier Aurelio Rodriguez Pérez||Partner||View Profile|
|Pedro Rodero Rodríguez||Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Pedro Rubio Escobar||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Martín J. Silván Gutiérrez-Cortines||Counsel||View Profile|