Carlos Peña > Andersen > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Calle de Velázquez, 110

Work Department

Public and Regulatory Law. Urban Planning. Real Estate




Carlos was a founding partner of Urbe Asesores Jurídicos, a firm specializing in urban and real estate law, since its creation in 2001 until it joined the Andersen Tax & Legal team in 2018.

Carlos has extensive experience in advising in the planning, management and execution phases of urban development as well as in the  technical leadership in contentious-administrative procedural practice and civil litigation acquiring during his 25 years of professional experience. This allows him to have a transversal approach to real estate projects in any of its phases.

He is an expert in Urban Planning Law and has a deep knowledge of Civil Law, which gives him a broad vision of the processes of urban land transformation, especially in re-parcelling and expropriation projects.

As an expert urban planning lawyer, Carlos Peña was part of the legal team in the only ICSID arbitration procedure (World Bank) filed against the Kingdom of Spain in urban planning matters.


Spanish, English


Madrid BAR Association, ICAM.


  • Degree in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • Master´s degree in Legal Practice, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • Expert in Civil, Contentious-Administrative and Urban Planning Practice, ICAM Studies Centre.

  • Expert in Real Estate Law and Urban Planning, School of Legal Practice at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Real estate and construction

Part of a wider global network, the Spanish real estate team at Andersen utilises the firm’s branches in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville to provide a comprehensive service for financial institutions, developers and landowners, individuals and public administrations. The team covers sale and leasebacks, joint ventures, acquisitions out of insolvencies and restructuring, hospitality transactions, commercial leases, acquisition finance, and urban planning and construction law. Headed by planning specialist José Vicente Morote and public administration expert Antonio Ñudi, the group is backed by Carlos Peña, who specialises in urban development, and Maite Hernández, who brings extensive experience in construction law. Eduardo González Yebra and Cesar Morales Romero-Requejo are also names to note.