Firm Profile > EY Abogados > Madrid, Spain
EY Abogados Offices
CALLE DE RAIMUNDO FERNÁNDEZ
VILLAVERDE 65, TORRE AZCA
EY Abogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
Tax: The Big Four Tier 1
EY Abogados combines local technical knowledge with a global capacity in tax, legislative and administrative matters. The multi-disciplinary practice has expertise in the energy, real estate and TMT sectors, in addition to its ‘strong specialisation in the financial sector’. The firm’s broad experience covers transfer pricing, blockchain, business tax, indirect tax, global compliance, reporting and private client matters. International tax specialist Ramón Palacín has experience in assisting multinationals in international tax and transfer pricing matters, supply chain solutions and controversy procedures. He co-leads the team with Rocío Reyero, who is head of the firm’s international and transactional tax services for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Other key names in the area include Araceli Sáenz de Navarrete, who handles corporate income tax advice, tax due diligence and structuring advisory services, and indirect taxation expert Eduardo Verdún.
Ramon Palacin; Rocío Reyero
Other key lawyers:
Eduardo Verdún; Araceli Saenz de Navarrete; Sonia Díaz; Javier Seijo Pérez
‘They have a strong specialisation in the financial sector, always attentive to news and relevant circumstances in the sector.’
‘They are active and close in dealing with the client.’
‘The team is integrated into the inhouse team and strives to understand the reality of the client’s business and seeks the best way to create value in the projects in which we have collaborated.’
‘They contribute competitive ideas and create value in the projects in which they collaborate.’
‘Very large team, with a vast international network and almost immediate response capacity. Very committed, very proactive, with a very balanced team in knowledge and skills.’
‘Regarding VAT, Eduardo Verdún stands out. As a former Treasury Inspector, he held the position of Deputy Director responsible for VAT in the General Directorate of Taxes and his experience and his vast knowledge, his ability to anticipate the tax administration and his versatility when facing problems are noted. Solid, reliable and very safe, he is a reference in the sector.’
‘In terms of corporate taxation (Corporation Tax) Araceli Saenz de Navarrete Crespo stands out without a doubt. She is a deep expert in the financial sector, with an encyclopedic knowledge of national and international taxation. To this must be added a special sensitivity to deal with delicate matters and a simply extraordinary capacity for work. She is an excellent and highly efficient team leader.’
Other key lawyers:
José Carnerero Álvaro; Susana Gomez Badiola; Francisco Silván; Simeón García-Nieto; Pablo Tramoyeres
‘They do not have a very marked hierarchy with which the entire team participates and is knowledgeable about the things that happen in the transaction, which makes it easier to be able to advance or discuss issues with one or another person on the team without having to wait for the partner to be available. This allows agility in buyers who close several acquisitions a year.’
‘Close, pragmatic treatment, without egos, looking for the best for the client and not only showing superiority over other lawyers.’
‘José Carnerero is recommended.’
‘Simeón Garcia-Nieto, a very complete lawyer with great negotiation skills and who understands the whole of the transaction well. He makes it easier for principals to focus on relevant topics and separate them from the more formal ones.‘
‘Very good professionals, close and very decisive.’
‘I think Francisco Aldavero is one of the best commercial / M & A lawyers in Spain. That is the strength of EY. ‘
‘Francisco Aldavero has a long professional career in transactions with private equity funds, families and corporates. He has enough experience to know how to differentiate the critical legal points and fight for them. It gives a lot of security to the client. And that’s why those who work with him repeat.‘
Illinois Tool Works Inc
Asturiana de Aleaciones
Hijos de Rivera
Camper – Renovis
Indra Sistemas, S.A.
Shanghai Kaichuang Deep Sea Fisheries co. Ltd
Grupo Hospitalario Europeo
Río Tinto Fruits
Corporación Hijos de Rivera
Pesquera Santa Cruz
Roselata Servicios y Gestiones, S.L.U.
Sistemas Informáticos Abiertos, S.A.
NORINVEST CONSUMO, S.L. (GRUPO COBEGA)
ENREACH HOLDING, B.V. (a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity Investments)
MINERVA STUDENT HOUSING, S.L.
COLLBLANC STUDENT HOUSING, S.L.
ALTA LIFE SCIENCES SPAIN I, F.C.R.
AURICA CAPITAL DESARROLLO, S.G.E.I.C., S.A.U. (Banco Sabadell)
Environment Tier 3
Waste management and the environmental elements of urban planning projects are the standout strengths of EY Abogados' environment team, which sits within the firm's wider public law department. The expansion plans of a theme park in Madrid and the implementation of a waste treatment plant in A Coruña were two standout matters advised on by the firm in 2020, led by department head Ana López Muiña.
Ana López Muiña
Other key lawyers:
Susana Orgillés Mañas
‘The differential factor for us is knowledge of the environment and coordination in the office of the assigned partner with other areas that can fundamentally affect our commercial and labor activity.’
‘Our relationship is fundamentally with Ana López Muiña, due to her knowledge of the legislation on waste management and especially of the operational processes of recycling, transportation and storage of waste. Understanding of our activity, predisposition and participation in the face of challenges.’
‘In the past, we have worked with the professional who leads the practice, demonstrating a solid knowledge of our operations as well as those issues that concern us most. We are dealing with a team that studies the client’s business in depth, which allows a better analysis of legal risks and more efficient advice.’
‘We are before a team with an exquisite treatment and absolute availability to comment on the development of the work and review the final result.’
INTACTA GESTIÓN AMBIENTAL
COMISIÓN GESTORA NUEVO APD8 LAS MARÍAS
ARIMA REAL ESTATE SOCIMI
ENGEL & VÖLKERS
KNOWMAD REAL ESTATE
Industry focus: TMT Tier 3
EY Abogados covers the full range of TMT and has a particular focus on digital transformations and the implementation of new technologies, with recent examples being AI and blockchain. Blanca Escribano heads the practice and has over 20 years' experience advising clients in the three TMT sectors on commercial, regulatory and litigation mandates. Counsel Sofía Fontanals is also a key contact, with experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, and advising on regulatory and compliance issues.
Other key lawyers:
‘Good team. Good knowledge. Quick in execution.’
‘Blanca Escribano, very good, available, with criteria, close, person who always tries to find solutions.’
Evolutio Cloud Enabler (formerly BT España)
Liga Española de Fútbol Profesional (LaLiga)
Association of Publishers (AMI)
Ingeniería y Técnica del Transporte, TRIA
Grupo Prensa Ibérica Media
Public law Tier 3
The multi-disciplinary team at EY Abogados ‘stands out for the quality, both human and professional, of its members’. As well as handling disputes over administrative concessions and construction contracts, the firm has broad knowledge of regulatory matters, in day-to-day advice and representation before the courts or regulatory authorities. The ‘very competent, serious, accessible and hardworking’ team is co-led by Barcelona-based Pilar Fernández Bozal, whose broad experience includes public contracts, zoning, sanctioning procedures, licenses, environmental issues and accounting liability, and Félix Plasencia Sanchez, whose ‘dedication to work is comparable only to his high level of knowledge’.
Félix Plasencia Sanchez; Pilar Fernández Bozal
Other key lawyers:
Raul Luis Garcia Gonzalez; Ana García-Ferrer; Lucía Freire Fernández; Nicolas Chacon Gonzalez; Francisco Javier Perez De Sevilla Cantos; Luis Ques
‘One of the strengths of the team is the ability to collaborate with in-house attorneys, improving work synergies and the result thereof.’
‘The technical qualification and work capacity, as well as his ability to integrate into the structure of the entity, highlighting the work of Felix Plasencia as partner and director of the team.’
‘As a strong point, it is worth noting that we have a good relationship and with a lot of trust, which means that they can understand us better and the advice is more real and sincere.’
‘Very professional team with remarkable flexibility and adaptation to the needs of its clients.’
‘Effort and dedication in each contracted service and enthusiasm for achieving joint successes thanks to their advisory work.’
‘EY has a highly qualified multidisciplinary team that allows us to address any matter that is presented to the company.’
‘A plus that differentiates them from other lawyers would be defined in their qualification, permanent availability and knowledge of the immediate needs of the client.’
‘The EY ABOGADOS Public Law area stands out especially for the quality, both human and professional, of its members. Headed by Partner Félix Plasencia, whose dedication to work is only comparable to his very high level of knowledge, the Department is made up of a group of highly competent, serious, accessible and hard-working lawyers.’
FUNDACIÓN BANCARIA UNICAJA
AUTONOMOUS GOVERNMENT OF CASTILLA-LA MANCHA
AGENCIA DEL AGUA
EXCAVACIONES VIUDA DE SÁINZ
Employment Tier 4
The growing employment group at EY Abogados hired Isabel Merenciano in December 2019 to further strengthen its 'very professional' offering. The team's client base covers the healthcare, transport, retail and finance industries, among others. Its recent work in this diverse range of industries has been dominated by instructions stemming from the Covid-19 lockdown, with a number of ERTEs and restructurings led by practice head Raúl García. Director of the firm's labour department in Barcelona, Ana Riera is also a key contact.
Other key lawyers:
Isabel Merenciano; Ana Riera; Miguel Prado
‘They are very professional in the preparation of judicial matters and in court later. Very open to understanding how the company works, despite its complexity.’
‘They are very good at technical knowledge, very approachable, and can handle issues that affect multiple fields of law at the same time.’
ABACERIA DE MONASTERIO
Niro Ceramica Ceramic Industry
Private equity Tier 4
EY Abogados advises its private equity clients on a range of matters, including growth capital transactions, LBOs, restructurings, exit strategies and portfolio sales. The firm has adopted digital tools to improve efficiency and fields a team of engineers in its Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics in Madrid; the Spanish team also benefits from support from engineers based in the firm's Global Delivery Center in India. Francisco Aldavero is the practice head.
Other key lawyers:
Simeón García-Nieto; Pablo Tramoyeres; Susana Gomez Badiola
MIURA PRIVATE EQUITY
BRIDGES FUND MGMT
Projects and energy Tier 4
With 'encyclopaedic knowledge of the regulation of the sector', EY Abogados is often instructed by clients on regulatory matters, and also collaborates with the firm's M&A team in acquisitions of energy projects and assets. Firm-wide, the acquisition of legal managed services (LMS) provider Pangea3 further enhanced its tech-enabled LMS in contract life cycle management, regulatory risk and compliance and investigations. The highly regarded Félix Plasencia heads the energy department from Madrid; Pablo Tramoyeres is a key contact in the Valencia office.
Félix Plasencia; Pablo Tramoyeres
Other key lawyers:
Luis Ques; Laura de Pedro; Beatriz Ruiz
‘Encyclopaedic knowledge of the regulation of the sector, very good knowledge of the business and the client, strong commercial vision and oriented to the needs of the client, creativity when seeking solutions to new problems. Excellent availability.’
‘In a sector so regulated and subject to so many legislative changes in recent years, having such in-depth knowledge plus business acumen is an extremely useful combination to support in-house attorneys.’
‘Felix Plasencia and Laura de Pedro are recommended.’
‘Highly professional team.’
‘Félix Plasencia is a magnificent highly qualified professional.’
EOLIA RENOVABLES DE INVERSIONES, S.R.C.
ENGASA EÓLICA, S.A.
REDEN SOLAR SAS
JEALSA ENERGÍA, S.A.
KIRA RENOVABLES, S.A.
SAMPOL INGENIERIA Y OBRAS S.A.
ENERGÍA DE GALICIA, ENGASA EÓLICA, GRUPO SESTELO
ENERGÍA DE GALICIA, S.A
NOVENERGÍA HOLDING COMPANY S.A.
VIESGO PRODUCCIÓN, S.L.U
AXPO IBERIA S.L.
ENERGÍA DE GALICIA
Real estate and construction Tier 4
Well regarded for its cross-border capabilities and knowledge of real estate transactions and SOCIMIs, EY Abogados handles a range of advice related to real estate assets and construction processes. The firm’s experience includes real estate finance, technical and financial due diligence, urban planning and the hotel and leisure sector, in which it is increasingly active. Iván Azinovic Gamo leads the team and provides expertise in portfolio and single-asset transactions, financing, sale and leaseback and corporate real estate matters.
Iván Azinovic Gamo
Other key lawyers:
Ignacio Sáenz de Santa María; Ana López Muiña
Árima Real Estate SOCIMI
IBA Capital Partners
Zambal Spain SOCIMI
Silvercode Investments SOCIMI
Atom Hoteles SOCIMI
Global Myner Advisors
Único Hotels & Real Estate
Banking and finance Tier 7EY Abogados is noted for its ‘100% commitment to providing optimal service’ and its ‘great flexibility and agility'. The firm represents lenders and borrowers in a range of domestic and cross-border acquisition finance, refinancing and receivables finance matters. Other areas of expertise include real estate, travel and leisure, as well as financial regulatory and compliance issues. Practice head Gonzalo Martín de Nicolás advises banks, alternative lenders, borrowers and sponsors on the structure and implementation of finance transactions.
Gonzalo Martín de Nicolás
‘They are very practical in negotiations and very efficient in managing documentation.’
‘A lot of experience and a lot of knowledge, flexibility and quick responses.’
‘There is a mutual trust based on the impeccable advice they provide.’
‘The dedication of the team is unbeatable.’
‘They are great experts in their respective matters and the name of the firm and teams confer great legal security both internally and externally.’
‘The size of the office allows us to respond to different areas in the different countries with which my entity works.’
‘100% commitment to providing optimal service.’
‘Great flexibility and agility.’
Azaria Rental SOCIMI
IBA Capital Partners
Abanca Corporación Bancaria
Miura Private Equity
EY Abogados > Firm Profile
EY Abogados advises on the development and implementation of business strategies promptly and efficiently, combining local technical knowledge with a global perspective on tax, legislative and administrative matters which translates into an agile response to the most urgent international challenges of its clients. The firm provides an integrated multidisciplinary service based on the deep knowledge of the business, the market and the industry sector in which clients operate to add value by creating effective business models and strategies.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
M&A and Private Equity – Driven to provide client-centric solutions, guided by a deep sector focus and a multidisciplinary approach. Extensive experience advising corporations and private equity investors on all types of transactions and cross-border deals.
Banking and Finance – Wide range of national and cross-border legal and regulatory solutions to financial industry players across the banking, investment services, insurance, asset management and payment services businesses. Senior multidisciplinary subject matter experts on legal and regulatory complex matters covering regulatory filings, rules of conduct, disciplinary procedures, implementation of Financial Services International Regulations and transaction law advice.
Real Estate – Experienced in advising sizeable transactions of large portfolios also in asset management. Regularly retained by some of the largest players in the sector to handle some of the highest-value and highest-profile deals in recent years.
Public Law & Regulatory – Experienced in advising companies in all regulated sectors. Deep knowledge of public administrations procedures and their control institutions.
Employment – Top executives, contracting, collective negotiations, expatriates, outsourcing, litigation and Social Security issues.
Corporate Governance – Integrated solution with a multidisciplinary nature focused on listed and non-listed companies from all economic sectors. Corporate governance matters, Directors’ remuneration, capital markets, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, risk management and regulatory and compliance.
Digital Law – Legal angle of the companies’ digitization processes, including legal issues derived from the use of disruptive technologies like IoT, blockchain and AI/algorithms and legal protection of intangible assets as IP and personal and non-personal data. EY’s Digital Law practice is embedded in one of the greatest technology hubs in Europe.
Competition Law: Legal and strategically focused antitrust advice in all sectors and industries. Practical advice for clients to stay competitive whilst complying with competition law. Merger control proceedings, sanctioning proceedings (cartels, abuses of dominant position), state aids, claim for damages and compliance programs.
Litigation – Pretrial conflicts to avoid judicial disputes, judicial proceedings and negotiation in complex civil and commercial disputes, including regulatory and corporate conflicts and bankruptcy procedures.
Legal Managed Services – Umbrella offering that provides technology-enabled support, including automation for high volume repetitive or event-driven legal work (where permitted by law). LMS offerings are delivered in close collaboration with professionals from across the various service lines and practices.
Transfer Pricing – specializes in assisting multinationals in transfer pricing design, complex supply chain solutions, cost contribution agreements, business aligned conversions. APAs and controversy procedures.
International Tax and Transaction Services – assistance to multinationals and industrial players in their cross-border transactions providing comprehensive tax advice, ranging from recurring tax advice to deal advice. Part of this team specialises in assisting on the execution of cross-border transactions, both on inbound and outbound projects. Our professionals work closely with the EY team in our global organization thus being able to provide complete cross border advice on complex transactions and organizations.
Business Tax Services – Corporate tax advisory services throughout every stage of the tax life cycle, helping clients in the definition of their tax policies and tax strategies. The team includes a group that specializes in Local and Environmental Taxation and a “Quantitative Services” team focused on the rendering of advice to companies on determining, reporting and managing their tax attributes using quantitative analyses and modeling to help them generate cash saving, focusing on innovation and capital incentives and tax credits.
Private Client Services – Team focused on compliance and business tax services associated with supporting the ownership, management and preservation of privately-owned businesses and wealth. These include personal and family tax advice, business tax advice, structuring, compliance and reporting, family and business governance, wealth transfer and succession planning, asset protection and family office advisory as well as related support services.
Tax Controversy / Litigation – One of the biggest team in the market, with a deep knowledge of the general aspects of tax litigation as well as in specialized sectors as local taxation, EU controversy or energy and environmental taxation. The practice operates in three main technical segments: (i) pre-litigation activity such as settlement procedures, negotiations with Spanish Tax Authorities, (ii) litigation activities before Tax Courts, (iii) requests of rulings to solve technical problems by knowing the position of Spanish Tax Authorities before the implementation of a transaction.
Indirect Tax – The team helps companies on addressing issues related to VAT and other indirect taxes, including custom and excise duties, locally and internationally. The team includes specialists in Customs Duties and Special taxes.
Financial Tax Services – Tailor-made services to all type of financial organizations within the Banking, Insurance and Wealth & Asset Management business.
Global Compliance & Reporting – The team has a deep knowledge on addressing key elements of a company’s finance and tax processes for preparing statutory financial and tax filings and outsourcing of services.
Tax Technology and Transformation – TTT is the architect of the connected intelligent tax function where we deliver tax technology and transformation services designed to improve the operational effectiveness of the client tax function and the efficient delivery of EY tax technical services. We cover a wide range of services, including Transformation, Enterprise Integration, Intelligent and Process Automation, Data and Analytics as well as Governance and Risk Management
|Co-Managing Partner||Rocío Reyero|
|Co-Managing Partner||Ramón Palacín|
|Legal Managing Partner||Félix Plasencia|
|Head of Financial Tax and Legal Services||Araceli Sáenz de Navarrete|
|Mr Francisco Aldavero||Head of Corporate M&A and Private Equity||View Profile|
|Mr Iván Azinovic||Head of the Real Estate practice||View Profile|
|Mrs Blanca Escribano||Head of Digital Law||View Profile|
|Mr Raúl García||Head of Labour and Employment||View Profile|
|Mr Simeón García-Nieto||Leading Partner of the M&A practice in Barcelona||View Profile|
|Mr Ramón Palacín||Managing Partner and Head of the International Tax and Transfer Pricing practice||View Profile|
|Mr Félix Plasencia||Legal Managing Director and Head of the Energy practice at EY Abogados.||View Profile|
|Mrs Araceli Sáenz de Navarrete||Leading Partner of the Tax & Law Financial Services practice||View Profile|