Andersen > Madrid, Spain > Firm Profile

Calle de Velázquez, 110

Spain > Industry focus: Food Tier 2

Andersen is home to ‘a multidisciplinary team with extensive knowledge of the sector’, offering its national and international client base commercial, IP, regulatory, competition, tax and dispute resolution advice. Notes for his specialist knowledge of the Food Chain Act, José Miguel Soriano is active in litigation in the food and agribusiness sectors, while Ignacio Aparicio predominantly handles M&A transactions for food sector clients.

Practice head(s):

José Miguel Soriano; Ignacio Aparicio


‘It is a multidisciplinary team with extensive knowledge of the sector.’

‘Works with representatives from the entire chain, which allows a broad vision that results in the best solutions for the client.’

‘They have great knowledge and reach in all the institutions involved – local, regional, state and European – offering added value to each matter in which they are involved.’

‘The high involvement of Ignacio Aparicio stands out, as he has a strategic vision of the sector and offers solutions that go beyond what others can see. His kindness, willingness, knowledge of the sector and technical capacity are unmatched. ’

‘Andersen has demonstrated a knowledge of the subject far above other firms in addition to being completely up to date in the practical part of this discipline.’

‘Great knowledge of the subject but especially of its practical applicability; ability to adapt to each specific case depending on the needs of the client.’

‘Always at the forefront of developments regarding our sector, and they offer to carry out any activities they deem relevant to inform the affected companies about them as soon as possible. Its availability is exceptional, and knowledge of the subject in question is one of its strengths.’

Key clients


J. García Carrión

Imperial Tobacco

FEPEX (Federación Española de Asociaciones de Productoras Exportadoras de Frutas y Hortalizas)

Federación Española de Alimentación y Bebidas (FIAB)

Bodegas Emilio Moro

The Natural Fruit Company


Work highlights

  • Advised FIAB on agri-food matters.
  • Advised Dinosol Supermercados on the new Food Chain Law.
  • Advised Foodiverse on tax matters.

Spain > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Andersen, which draws on a substantial network of lawyers across its offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville, stands out for IT and digitalisation projects, for which it blends expertise in data privacy, digital business, regulatory, and IP law. Clients praise ‘its ability to find the best solution to the problems raised in an agile and effective way‘. Lead partner Isabel Martínez Moriel is experienced in data protection, privacy, IT and competition law. Associate María Zarzalejos, who focuses on commercial and regulatory matters, and corporate partner María Suárez, who handles data protection audits and due diligence projects, also play key roles in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Isabel Martínez Moriel

Other key lawyers:


‘The team has a great command of the subject and are very decisive. They always know how to adapt and find the fit between their recommendations and the needs of the business.’

‘Isabel Martínez Moriel, María Zarzalejos and Miriam Romano are tireless workers, always willing to help and give their best. They have vast knowledge of the subject, and they always have a friendly and very professional manner.’

‘The best thing about the Andersen data privacy team is its ability to find the best solution to the problems raised in an agile and effective way. They have a fine-tuned working sensibility and manage to perfectly understand the needs we have as a client.’

‘In addition to great interpersonal skills, they are unsurpassed professionals. They have very deep knowledge of the area they work in.’

‘Great communication, collaboration, and availability. They are involved in the projects, flexible and adapt to the client, demonstrating great knowledge of the subject, and offering prices consistent with the work performed.’

‘Isabel Martínez Moriel is personable with great knowledge, a dynamic sensibility, and a great team around her.’

‘They make the effort to study complex topics and provide practical solutions. Strong availability and effort to know the client’s sector. Try to anticipate problems and risks. They exude the qualities of teamwork and internal camaraderie. Also noteworthy is their knowledge of technology and its practical application.’

‘I would highlight their accessibility and flexibility when approaching projects.’

Key clients

Encore Capital Group

Insud Pharma Group

Medinsa And Aristo Pharma Iberia



Iberia Cards

Tonic App


Work highlights

  • Advised Encore Group on several data and privacy matters, such as the data protection issues in Spain and Luxembourg before data protection authorities or the launch of a new app development outside EEA regarding international data flows.
  • Advised Insud Pharma in relation to several data protection and privacy issues, giving support to the global DPO.
  • Advised Heineken on the implementation of privacy and IT global projects, taking into consideration data protection aspects worldwide as well as local aspects.

Spain > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Andersen‘s dispute resolution practice supports clients in arbitration, litigation, and insolvency proceedings, as well as compliance matters. The firm’s focus extends to areas such as shareholders disputes, unfair competition, and product liability, with a particular emphasis on the construction, finance, cybersecurity, and the food and beverages sectors. The team is co-led by Pablo Doñate, a civil and commercial litigation specialist based in Madrid, and Benjamín Prieto from Valencia. Also of note is the firm’s co-managing partner Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre, who regularly represents multinational corporates in both ordinary courts and international arbitration proceedings. The team also features Luis Cortezo, an expert in construction, corporate, and real estate law. Elena Sevila left the firm in December 2023.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Doñate; Benjamín Prieto

Other key lawyers:

Iñigo Rodríguez–Sastre; Luis Cortezo


‘Proactivity, expertise, flexibility and understanding of the business. Pablo Doñate shows unique skills to cope with complex matters and to adapt it to a litigation case with clarity and sound knowledge always oriented to client needs.’

‘We really only work with Andersen and our treatment is almost exclusive with partner Pablo Doñate. Excellent communication and service.’

‘They do a commendable job, always putting themselves in the client’s shoes, attending to our needs above any consideration. Their results have always been excellent, often exceeding the expectations we had for the team. Highly recommended.’

‘We would highlight Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre. They are two of the best litigators we have encountered in the Spanish market. Always attentive and available at any time. Iñigo Rodríguez Sastre always finds solutions that no one else can see, anticipating the events that may happen in the course of a controversy. His presentation skills in court are brilliant.’

‘It is a versatile, agile team, available 24/7 and led by a privileged mind in litigation strategy, like Pablo Doñate.’

‘Pablo Doñate, managing partner of the practice in the Madrid office, is a top-level litigator and exceptional in his strategic vision. ’

‘I have worked with many firms, and I would certainly highlight Andersen’s litigation team for its enormous professionalism. They put the client’s interests before any other issue and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible results. Always available, they offer solutions that also take into account the business characteristics of litigation, which is essential for a company like ours.’

‘Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre is extremely hardworking, brilliant in his analysis of problems and decisive in the strategy to follow, offering innovative solutions, in addition to being a great speaker in court. Elena Sevila is decisive and manages to simplify and explain the most complex issues in an exemplary manner.’

Key clients




Técnicas Reunidas

Mondo Tv Spain Studios

Aquila Capital Group

Forestalia Renovables

Redexis Gas


Work highlights

  • Represented Avanzalia Solar in a litigation regarding its solar plants in Panamá.
  • Acted for Trappit SA and Trappit Tecnologias SL (Trappit) in a substantial claim against American Express Europe LLC and GBT UK Ltd, American Express’ Global Travel Division.
  • Represented Aena in a litigation proceeding.

Spain > Environment Tier 3

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

Practice head(s):

Arancha Bengoechea

Other key lawyers:


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

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

‘Lawyers highly specialised in regulatory and environmental matters.’

‘They are very quick with their responses.’

Key clients

Asociación para la Gestión del Residuo Textil (AGRT)





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

Feique (Federación Empresarial de la Industria Química Española)

Work highlights

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

Spain > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Andersen handles a varied range of mandates, including M&A, the data protection aspects of clinical trials and pharmacovigilance-related matters. The group is also adept at advising on criminal risk management systems and information exchanges. Working out of the Madrid office, Isabel Martínez Moriel has broad knowledge of data protection and privacy issues. Morial assists with numerous international data transfers and privacy shields, and regularly appears before the Spanish Data Protection Agency.

Other key lawyers:

Isabel Martínez Moriel; José Ignacio Olleros

Key clients

Institut Marqués




Medical Fomento Industrial (MFI)



Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Madrid

Colegio de Farmacéuticos de Valencia

Colegio de Farmacéuticos de Málaga


RNB Cosméticos SL

Work highlights

  • Advising Institut Marquès on the strategic agreement with Czech clinic FutureLife for its entry into the Spanish market.
  • Advising Medical Fomento Industrial on the sale of the group companies Ibervisión, Medop and Elaboria to Fielmann.
  • Advising MySphera on a fundraising led by the European Commission’s EIC Fund.

Spain > Projects and energy Tier 3

Clients from the energy, infrastructure and financial services sectors regularly turn to Andersen Tax and Legal for its strong expertise in renewable, oil and gas, mining and transport projects. Carlos Mínguez steers the practice from Valencia and, backed by nearly two decades of experience in environmental issues and natural resources, offers key expertise in mining and green hydrogen matters. Federico Belausteguigoitia, who joined from DWF-RCD in October 2022, focuses on corporate transactions. Carmen March is also singled out by clients for ‘her ability to solve problems efficiently‘.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Mínguez

Other key lawyers:


‘They take great care and effort in not only providing legal advice but also getting involved in business networking. They provide much more than just legal advice.’

‘Carmen March is incredible, a great person, and very smart. She also anticipates the issues, and coordinates other areas to provide spectacular 360° advice.’

‘Provide quality service and on time.’

‘Carlos Mínguez – great experience.’

‘Carmen March stands out for her excellence at work and her ability to solve problems efficiently.

‘Flexibility and accessibility.’

‘Carmen March’s extensive knowledge of corporate issues makes her an invaluable asset for the firm, especially for the energy area. Her problem-solving capacity and focus on quality make her a reliable and valuable partner for our company and many others, guaranteeing success in the issues she addresses.’

Key clients

Abo Wind

Avanzalia Solar



Alter Enersun



Work highlights

  • Advised eCombustible on its partnership with Grupo Pamesa for the installation and supply of green hydrogen-based fuel in the Pamesa’s factories.
  • Representing Avanzalia Solar in a lawsuit in Panamá regarding solar plants.
  • Advises Renovalia Energy Group on 1800 megawatts development, corresponding to 28 photovoltaic parks.

Spain > Public law Tier 3

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.

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Andersen houses an ‘extremely dynamic, proactive and professional‘ team, which has recently experienced substantial growth across multiple of its offices in the country. Major to medium-sized corporates and private equity firms regularly seek its assistance in buy and sell-side M&A mandates as well as corporate reorganisations in a multitude of sectors, including energy, healthcare, real estate and agribusiness. Based in Valencia, Ignacio Aparicio oversees business transactions in Iberia and also leads the Cuban desk. Javier Bustillo Guzmán is a key name for venture capital funds, investors and entrepeneurs, while the ‘technically brilliantJaime Aguilar Mulet focuses on matters involving listed companies.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Aparicio

Other key lawyers:


‘Committed team and always attentive; proximity to clients; experienced lawyers.’

‘They are constructive and focused on finding the best solution for the client.’

‘Dedication and alignment with the client’s interests. Constant concern and extreme diligence in managing matters.’

‘In my opinion, it is the best law firm I have ever worked with. The great involvement of the partners, the commitment of the entire team to the client, the ability to find the best solutions and the deep knowledge of the sector, make Andersen my first choice in each deal. The ability to act internationally with an integrated team, at least in the energy area, is fundamental for every project in which we have been involved.’

‘My reference is Ignacio Aparicio and my confidence in his judgment is total due to his ability to act quickly in highly complex situations, the search for effective solutions and his ability to anticipate problems. He knows how to lead a negotiation and achieve the best results even in situations where the transaction is blocked.’

‘Jaime Aguilar Mulet is a technically brilliant lawyer, with great commercial capacity, adaptation to situations and high availability.’

‘The M&A practice is extremely dynamic, proactive and professional. International support for cross-border projects is essential and provides a lot of added value.’

‘In my experience, partner Ignacio Aparicio, Andersen’s European and global M&A coordinator, is a fundamental asset in the deals we have carried out with the firm, since he has an accredited practice in managing the different teams in the different jurisdictions and a vision of the strategic transaction that undoubtedly gives added value.’

Key clients

Aena Desarrollo Internacional SME, S.A.

Mondo Tv Studios S.A.

Imperial Brands

37 America’s Cup

Squirrel Media

MFI, Medical Fomento Industrial

Kone Elevadores

Institut Marqués de Obstetricia y Ginecología

T3N Sport & Investment (T3N)

Work highlights

  • Providing corporate, commercial and sponsorship advice on the 37th edition of the America’s Cup to be held in Barcelona in 2024.
  • Advised T3N on the development of sports and educational complexes in Spain and abroad.
  • Advised Reig Capital Group on the sale of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Barcelona to The Olayan Group.

Spain > Employment Tier 4

Clients praise Andersen's employment team for its ‘pragmatic, commercial, available and friendly’ approach. Its broad service offering covers a myriad of non-contentious and contentious issues, including M&A transactions, temporary lay-offs, collective dismissals and judicial proceedings. With over 30 years' experience in labour law, Victoria Caldevilla has is skilled in the negotiation of collective agreements and terminations. Germán Martínez assists local and international companies with collective bargaining and corporate compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Victoria Caldevilla

Other key lawyers:

Germán Martinez


‘Understands the company’s needs and weak points to obtain the best results.’

‘The labour team at Andersen is diverse and specialised in labour law. It differs from other firms due to its quality, price, collaboration and its relationship with the client. I would highlight its experience in litigation and individual negotiations.’

‘Victoria Caldevilla is the partner we have been working with for more than 18 years. She stands out for her practical vision, experience in negotiations and litigation, as well as for seeking practical solutions to complex problems.’

‘They are good in litigation and negotiations, keeping good control of matters and having excellent communication with us. Furthermore, the quality-price ratio is very good.’

‘Germán Martinez is always very responsive, gives clear advice on Spanish law but also seeks to find pragmatic and commercial solutions.’

‘The support we have from Andersen is outstanding. They are pragmatic, commercial, available and friendly. They have taken the time to truly understand our business. We are in very safe hands.’

‘German Martinez is an exceptional lawyer; he is knowledgeable, commercial, proactive and an absolute pleasure to deal with. From first instruction to final billing, German and his Andersen team are helpful and really assist with the lightening of the workload of a very busy in-house team.’

Key clients

Grupo Santander, Sa

Atlantic Copper, Sl

Adolfo Dominguez, Sa

Navantia, Sa

Bodegas Emilio Moro

Aurovitas Spain, Sau

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Work highlights

  • Advises Grupo Santander on disciplinary proceedings, labour sanctions, substantive law and employment disputes, act of conciliations, among other matters.
  • Advises Navantia on all types of matters, including dismissal proceedings, penalties, collective bargaining agreements, illegal transfer of workers, etc.
  • Advises Sony Pictures on labour matters related to its operations in Spain.

Spain > Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 4

Andersen‘s intellectual property group, which has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville, is ‘a benchmark in the market‘, according to one client. Trade mark and patent specialist José Garrido in Madrid is the lead partner and clients note that he is ‘creative in finding innovative legal solutions‘. His work encompasses the protection and enforcement of trade marks, including preliminary clearances and registrations, as well as opposition proceedings.

Practice head(s):

José Garrido


‘Within the area of ​​trade marks, they are, in my opinion, the best experts and benchmarks in the market. Additionally, they are aware of the specific legal skills and specialised knowledge of each member of their team. Being a large firm with numerous areas of specialisation, they know how to rely on those who have experience in each area and can help assign tasks more effectively.’

‘José Garrido is our reference person, with whom we have been working for many years. He has now built a team within Andersen, a great firm, and we are very happy with his value proposition for a client like us. The team possesses a successful combination of specific skills and qualities to excel in this highly specialised legal field.’

‘They have a deep knowledge and understanding of intellectual property laws and regulations, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.’

‘José Garrido is also creative in finding innovative legal solutions and developing strategies to protect his clients’ intangible assets. He is an effective communicator and, as IP often involves disputes, his qualities as a skilled negotiator and his ability to resolve conflicts effectively, whether through settlement or litigation, is highly notable.’

Key clients

America’s Cup

Spain > Real estate and construction Tier 4

With significant expertise in urban planning, land management and real estate law, Andersen's real estate department is well positioned to handle acquisitions, construction, development and contractual matters. Practice head César Morales is retained by Spanish companies, multinationals and SOCIMIs for his experience in real estate asset management. Javier Lacleta, a key contact for both public entities and private sector clients, and Eduardo González Yebra are other noteworthy practitioners.

Practice head(s):

César Morales

Other key lawyers:

Javier Lacleta; Eduardo González; Maite Hernandez


‘César Morales is extremely professional, detailed and rigorous. He anticipates problems and surrounds himself with the right team for each deal. He knows how to delegate to subordinates and rely on other partners who provide complementary knowledge to add to the services he offers . That makes him completely reliable.’

‘César stands out for his professionalism and exceptional human quality. He adapts to unforeseen events that arise and knows how to manoeuvre. Appropriately manages client expectations, routinely exceeding them. He defends the work of his team and values ​​each and every one of them, regardless of the position they occupy and whether or not they are present at meetings. It gives them visibility and helps them in their professional development.’

‘Team is close and proactive, and provides solutions and anticipating possible problems.’

‘Their maximum involvement at all times as well as their speed in addressing or resolving any matter. Their availability, their knowledge based on previous experience, their capacity for analysis and their closeness and orientation to the client set the firm apart.’

‘Javier Lacleta: great professional with knowledge of the real estate market and all its facets. Pro-deal, always willing to find alternatives in negotiations.’

Key clients



Vitruvio Real Estate Socimi

Impar Grupo

Reig Capital Group

Freo Capital

Neinor Homes

Work highlights

  • Advised Bridgestone on the agreement with Panattoni for the development and long-term lease of a 43,000 sqm turnkey building.
  • Advised T3N on the development of sports and educational complexes in Spain and abroad, which will start with the launch of the ESC LaLiga & NBA Madrid Village project.
  • Advised Reig Capital Group on the sale of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Barcelona to The Olayan Group.

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

The team at Andersen provides guidance across all areas of restructuring and insolvency, covering corporate restructuring, debt recovery, acquisition of distressed companies, and liability of directors and managers. Madrid-based Javier Mata has extensive experience in insolvency proceedings and frequently represents companies from a range of sectors, including infrastructure, construction, energy, and technology. Mata co-leads the practice alongside Marta Morales, based in Sevilla; she is recognised as ‘outstanding in all aspects‘ and advises on restructurings. Also noteworthy is Valencia-based Benjamín Prieto, who specialises in civil and criminal lawsuits and bankruptcy proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Javier Mata; Marta Morales

Other key lawyers:

Benjamín Prieto; Ana Ferrando


‘For us, the team is a reference in every sense. We highlight their dedication and immediate collaboration when we require it.’

‘Marta Morales is outstanding in all aspects.’

Key clients

Assignia Infraestructuras – Essentium Group

Concentra Servicios Y Mantenimiento

Visure Solutions

Villa Romana Golf

Grupo Peyber

Investigaciones Y Programas. – Ipsa


Work highlights

  • Advised Assignia Infraestructuras – Essentium Group on insolvency proceedings.
  • Advised Grupo Peyber on insolvency proceedings.
  • Advised Martinsa Fadesa on several restructurings of the assets and businesses abroad.

Spain > Tax Tier 4

Commended for offering ‘imaginative, agile and fast solutions‘ to an array of domestic and international companies, Andersen regularly advises on both contentious and non-contentious tax matters, including tax litigation, wealth management, international tax planning and corporate transactions. The team is jointly led by Valencia-based duo: Vicente Sanz and Borja de Gabriel, the latter of whom acts for both corporate and private clients and is especially recommended for tax planning matters. María Olleros regularly advises on the tax implications and risks of M&A deals and investments.

Practice head(s):

Borja de Gabriel; Vicente Sanz

Other key lawyers:

María Olleros; Yago Martos


‘Andersen offers us imaginative, agile and fast solutions to our problems.’

‘Ability to transmit complex topics in a simple way to interlocutors who are sometimes not familiar with fiscal and commercial languages.’

‘The team is very agile and multidisciplinary, so the resolutions cover the entire practice and not just one aspect.’

‘The strengths of the Andersen people with whom we deal are their extensive knowledge of the sector and the subject matter, their high flexibility when responding to our queries, and their proximity in dealing with us.’

‘Borja de Gabriel is capable of providing proactive solutions and possible tax optimisation improvements.’

‘I would highlight their proactivity and involvement in the resolution and optimisation of our company’s processes.’

‘Technically very trained in the subject that applies to us. The immediacy and rigour of their answers are noteworthy.’

Key clients

37 America’s Cup

Vicente Gallent

T3N Sport & Investment

Grupo Azvi

Grupo Alimentario Citrus


Red Eléctrica de España


Work highlights

  • Advised on 37th edition of the AMERICA’S CUP to be held in Barcelona in 2024, as the exclusive legal services provider of the event.
  • Advised Edicions Bromera on the sale of 60% of its business to Grupo Planeta.
  • Advised T3N Sport & Investments on the development of sports and educational complexes in Spain and abroad, which will start with the launch of the ESC LaLiga & NBA Madrid Village project.

Spain > EU and competition Tier 5

Praised by clients for its ability to ‘provide outstanding EU cross-border assistance’, Andersen  possesses significant experience in antitrust investigations, merger control filings and cartel cases. The ‘fantastic’ Isabel Martínez Moriel, who focuses on cartel investigations and proceedings and demonstrates notable strength in the IT sector, is at the helm of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Isabel Martínez Moriel


‘Knowledgeable team, able to provide outstanding EU cross-border assistance.’

‘Isabel Martínez Moriel is a fantastic person. She is a very likeable person and very competent.’

Key clients




Grupo Angal

Ágreda Retail

Truck Cartel Claimants

Work highlights

  • Advised Spanish publishers’ association CEDRO in relation to Google News Showcase and its compatibility with domestic and EU law.
  • Advised Ágreda Automovil, S.A. & Grupo CLC on merger control issues regarding the creation of a joint venture and the acquisition of Mercedes-Benz Retail, S.A.U.

Spain > Banking and finance Tier 6

Andersen fields a team of ‘high-level professionals‘, who are skilled at assisting with corporate, project and structured finance transactions, as well as financial regulatory matters. The latter is a key area of strength for the firm, which is singled out for its wealth of experience in fintech. Guillermo Yuste heads the banking and finance team, and is noted for his strong track record in cross-border financings, including project finance, debt restructuring and syndicated loans. Leading the financial regulation group, Miguel Prado also oversees the firm’s fintech mandates, and is trusted by payment institutions, investment service companies and collective investment institutions in an array of mandates. Guillermo Muñoz-Alonso, the former head of CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo's financial services and markets practice, joined in September 2023.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Yuste; Miguel Prado

Other key lawyers:

Joaquín Alegre; Guillermo Muñoz-Alonso


‘Nothing is too much trouble and the team is happy to go out of scope when needed to provide additional assistance. Friendly and very approachable.’

‘Miguel Prado has been extremely accommodating.’

‘A very good team that Miguel Prado leads with wisdom and leadership.’

‘Miguel Prado has extensive experience in the financial and banking area, acquired in leading law firms before joining Andersen. He is a very approachable person, who listens to his clients carefully and advises them with affection and success.’

‘What we value is the agility in the relationship with the market as well as the response to the doubts that have arisen. Andersen’s response in this regard has been very positive, showing themselves available at all times.’

‘Joaquín Alegre has been available at all times and has managed the issues that have arisen quickly.’

‘The Andersen team is very complete in all areas. They have high-level professionals.’

‘Miguel Prado is a great professional, with great knowledge of the legislation and procedures to comply with the requirements of regulators.’

Key clients

FCA Capital Bank, S.A.

Mouro Capital



Emperador Inc.


Work highlights

  • Advised T3N Sport & Investments on the €300m agreement with Harrison Street for the development of sports and educational complexes in Spain and abroad.
  • Advised Solaer on the closing of financing, provided by Caixabank, for a 50 MW project.
  • Assisted Grupo Impar in the process of obtaining authorisation from The National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) to launch its new closed-ended collective investment undertakings (SGEIC).

Spain > Industry focus: TMT

Andersen is recommended for  the ‘professionalism, rigour, knowledge and constant collaboration‘ of its culture, sports and entertainment practice, which has a strong focus the media sector, and its legaltech group, which handles IT projects. Standing out for its presence in the entertainment sector, the team is increasingly engaged by major telecoms companies.

Spain > Intellectual property: Copyright

The Madrid office of Andersen has ‘extensive regulatory, rights contracting and production execution knowledge‘, making it a key adviser on copyright matters in the media sector. Clients praise practice head Nerea Sanjuan, who recently advised production company Morena Films on copyright clearance matters.

The firm: Andersen in Spain has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Malaga. The team is made up of more than 350 professionals led by 60 partners responsible of the design, coordination and management of the best fitted teams for each operation.

The firm advises mainly in the legal and tax fields working with an integrated team of vast experience in business law, among others: corporate and M&A, tax, litigation, arbitration, restructuring or public law, in different sectors of business activities. Andersen has wide experience in advising companies in cross-border transactions and their projects abroad with a particular expertise in Cuba –with the Cuban Desk services- or Israel.

Andersen is the Spanish member firm of Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprising tax and legal professionals around the world. This association allows the team to provide best-in-class advice in complex transactions to important domestic and international clients in Spain and across the globe in a seamless and consistent manner everywhere.

Areas of practice: Andersen has extensive experience in every field of business law and tax advice, providing their clients comprehensive high-quality legal advice on domestic and international projects.

The corporate and M&A practice provides advice to companies and other legal entities, ranging from their incorporation to all their transactions, specialising in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), restructuring, corporate law, commercial contracting, corporate governance and banking and finance. The banking and finance practice covers made-to-measure design of all types of corporate finance operation, acquisitions, project finance and structured finance, both simple and syndicated.

The dispute resolution team advises on commercial and contractual disputes at all levels and before all institutions, also advising distressed companies in relation to all insolvency issues. The team is also specialised in corporate crime, from tax evasion and fraud to money laundering and corruption and has a strong arbitration practice advising in national and international arbitrations and before various arbitration institutions.

In the employment field, the firm provides advice on complex and technical matters, with a strong focus on employment litigation, terms of employment, corporate transactions and collective matters involving trade unions and works councils.

The tax practice is specialised in local and international advice in tax policies that optimise taxation and structure the business and transactions according with the law and the business strategy of the clients. The advice is provided independently as no audit services are rendered in the firm. Likewise, the firm has wide experience on public law matters with a strong focus on public contracts, acting for public administrations, bidders and successful bidders and also on the implementation of private initiative participation models in public infrastructure development projects, among others.

The firm also has highly specialized departments for the implementation of effective systems to supervise regulatory compliance and crime prevention.

Moreover, the culture and audiovisual team is very experienced in providing comprehensive advice in national and international co-productions and the firm has a team the highly specialized professionals in technology, data and digital business.

The firm has strong expertise advising and co-ordinating international projects where knowledge in several jurisdictions is required. In this circumstances, the different professionals and teams from Andersen work in a variety of cross-border matters and with firms from all over the world, adapting its expertise and services to the specific jurisdiction and necessities.

Department Name Email Telephone
Public and regulatory law José Vicente Morote
Dispute resolution / Arbitration Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre
Corporate and M&A / Cuban desk Ignacio Aparicio
Restructuring and insolvency Javier Mata
Accounts Law Joaquín Ureña
Criminal and corporate compliance Benjamín Prieto
Employment Victoria Caldevilla
Banking & Finance Miguel Prado
Tax Borja de Gabriel
Real Estate César Morales
Culture, sports and entertainment / Media and IP Patricia Motilla
Photo Name Position Profile
Jaime Aguilar Mulet photo Jaime Aguilar Mulet Partner
Ignacio Aparicio photo Ignacio Aparicio Executive Partner, co-head of the Corporate and M&A Department in Iberia, and…
Arancha Bengoechea Bartolomé photo Arancha Bengoechea Bartolomé Partner at Andersen and Co-Head of the Public and Regulatory Law practice…
Javier Bustillo Guzmán photo Javier Bustillo Guzmán Partner
Victoria Caldevilla photo Victoria Caldevilla Partner and head of Andersen’s Labour and Employment practice area
Luis Cortezo photo Luis Cortezo Partner
Javier Cubillo Gómez-Alonso photo Javier Cubillo Gómez-Alonso Partner
José Garrido Pastor photo José Garrido Pastor Partner
Juan Pablo Gutiérrez photo Juan Pablo Gutiérrez Partner
Maite Hernández photo Maite Hernández Partner
Javier Ibáñez de la Cruz photo Javier Ibáñez de la Cruz Of Counsel
Isabel Martínez Moriel photo Isabel Martínez Moriel Partner
Yago Martos photo Yago Martos Partner
Javier Mata photo Javier Mata Senior Partner
César Morales Romero-Requejo photo César Morales Romero-Requejo Partner and responsible for the Real Estate departmment.
José Vicente Morote photo José Vicente Morote Managing Partner of the firm in Spain and Portugal and Chairman of…
Patricia Motilla photo Patricia Motilla Partner and head of the Culture, Sports & Entertainment Department.
Antonio Ñudi photo Antonio Ñudi Partner
María Olleros photo María Olleros Partner. Member of the Advisory Council of Andersen Global.
José Ignacio Olleros photo José Ignacio Olleros Of Counsel
Carlos Peña photo Carlos Peña Partner
Federico Pérez de las Heras photo Federico Pérez de las Heras Partner
Ivo Portabales photo Ivo Portabales Partner and head of the Madrid office.
Benjamín Prieto photo Benjamín Prieto Partner and head of the Valencia office. Head of the Litigation, Bankruptcy…
José Manuel Pumar photo José Manuel Pumar Partner
Tomás Rivero photo Tomás Rivero Partner and head of the Seville office.
Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre photo Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre Partner and head of the International Arbitration department of the firm in…
José Miguel Soriano photo José Miguel Soriano Partner and head of the Malaga office.
Joaquín Ureña photo Joaquín Ureña Partner and head of the firm’s Accounts Law Department
Guillermo Yuste photo Guillermo Yuste Partner
Borja de Gabriel Pérez-Sahuquillo photo Borja de Gabriel Pérez-Sahuquillo Partner and head of the Tax practice at Andersen Iberia.
Professionals : 350+
Andersen Global
Other offices : Barcelona
Other offices : Valencia
Other offices : Seville
Other offices : Malaga

CLIENT: Pascale Belvaux
TESTIMONIAL: Our experience with Andersen was excellent. They gave us all the time and attention needed to be successful. They have been able to provide positive solutions in some difficult cases we were facing. They are competent and trustworthy. We would not only recommend Andersen for most any legal matter but we guarantee once you have used their services, you will have the same opinion.

CLIENT: Christian Thielemann
COMPANY/FIRM/TITLE: NOAH Unternehmensgruppe GmbH, CEO
TESTIMONIAL: Andersen’s Rouven Schwab and Jens Sablotny have consistently demonstrated their unique dedication to us as clients and have always provided us with top notch legal advice. The solutions are pragmatic and driven by an incredible awareness of entrepreneurial thinking.

CLIENT: Oliver Fausten
TESTIMONIAL: Rouven Schwab is an accomplished attorney who has given me excellent legal advice in the most complex cases over the course of the years. His negotiation skills and innovative approaches are second to none.

CLIENT: Silke Brandt
COMPANY/FIRM: Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH
TESTIMONIAL: Solution-oriented consulting, quick and uncomplicated feedback, understanding of the practical view of the employers.

CLIENT: Holger Graeber
COMPANY/FIRM: Artsana Germany GmbH
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with Mrs. Pietras for years – she has a perfect understanding of business needs and manages to find practicable solutions.

COMPANY/FIRM: ICBC Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
TESTIMONIAL: Professionally supportive, highly responsive, capable lawyer (Kathrin Pietras).

CLIENT: Julia Kappel-Gnirs
COMPANY/FIRM: hww hermann wienberg wilhelm
TESTIMONIAL: Essential for us: legally and economically profound advice from a single hand.
(about the partners Michael Thierhoff and Renate Müller)

COMPANY/FIRM: Global Turnaround (11/2020)
TESTIMONIAL: Michael Thierhoff is a veteran restructuring professional.