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Mrs María Guinot Barona
Partner, Head of the Regulatory, Compliance and Public Law practice at Deloitte Legal.
Before joining Deloitte Legal in September 2019, she was the Head of the Energy Department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. With more than 16 years of professional experience, María possesses wide professional experience in all fields related to public authorities and regulated sectors (finance, energy, telecommunications, and infrastructure).
In matters of Energy, she advises in regulatory matters to the main energy companies in the markets of electricity, natural gas, hydrocarbons and renewable energies. She has been in charge of several transactions carried out in Spain relating to the renewable sector from both a financing and regulatory perspective. María has provided legal advice on the content of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) requested to ensure viability under the Spanish legislation, as well as on the regulatory requirements for the participation in the auctions called by the Spanish government for the allocation of the specific retributive scheme.
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María Guinot holds a degree in Law from the University of Valencia and became a State Attorney.
She combines the business work with the academic world; María has been invited as guest speaker at several courses, seminars and conferences related administrative law and energy law in both public and private institutions.
She has been recognized by Chambers and Partners Europe and Global, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. She has also been recognized by Iberian Lawyer as InspiraLaw Top 60 Women. Furthermore, she won the Forbes award in the category ‘Best Lawyer under Forty’. She was also mentioned by the prestigious magazine Economist and Jurist as one of the best female lawyers.