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Hogan Lovells International LLP
28046 MADRID

Environment Tier 1

Expert in environmental and climate change law, Santiago Garrido leads the team at Hogan Lovells International LLP. The practice advises on the construction and commissioning of facilities with environmental impacts and has particular expertise in legislation and case law in areas including water, air emissions, protected areas and spillages. In recent highlights, the firm is assisting TMT International Observatory with the environmental issues arising from the construction of the $1.4bn thirty metre telescope in La Palma, as well as successfully representing waste management company Alansu in criminal proceedings related to the death of three people following the inhalation of toxic compounds.

Insurance Tier 1

Specialised in insurance’, Hogan Lovells International LLP has ‘huge knowledge of the industry and a great relationship with the regulator’. Litigation expert Luis Alfonso Fernández leads the practice together with Joaquín Ruiz Echauri, who has particular expertise in corporate and regulatory matters related to insurance. Also notable in the team is senior associate Felipe Vázquez, who focuses on bancassurance alliances and cross-border work, and Jaime Boll, who was promoted to partner in 2018. The department advised Allianz on the acquisition of Multiasistencia, a group of companies in the field of repair-in-kind activities. In another recent highlight, the firm handled CNP Partners' acquisition of a majority holding in InsurTech iSalud, a health insurance broker and insurance services comparison site.

Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 1

The ‘stand-out’ team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is praised for operating ‘seamlessly’. Led by Burkhart Goebel and the ‘capableAndreas Renck, it acts for PepsiCo in numerous trade mark infringement cases; it recently obtained a successful outcome in the Spanish Supreme Court, opposing a trade mark application for PEPXI relating to fresh fruit and vegetables. Imogen Fowler, Constanze Schulte and Ana Castedo are also noted.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The 'professional, experienced' team at Hogan Lovells International LLP provides 'real answers and solutions, not only a mere redefinition of the client's problems'. It advised HNA Group on the $25m sale of a minority shareholding in NH Hotel Group to Equities First Holdings, and assisted Héroux-Devtek with the €140m acquisition of CESA from Airbus. José Maria Balañá leads the team, which also includes Alex DolmansLucas Osorio and Graciela Llaneza, who is 'deal oriented' and has 'outstanding negotiation qualities'.

Intellectual property: patents Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is known for acting for household names in the life sciences, banking, media and telecoms sector. Ana Castedo is active in numerous matters. Practice heads Burkhart Goebel and Andreas Renck and recently promoted senior associate Inmaculada Lorenzo are also noted.

Public law Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP  'looks for the most efficient result' and provides 'innovative opinions'. Santiago Garrido assisted Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory with obtaining land planning and environmental licences for the construction of a $1.6bn telescope. Lucas Osorio is also recommended.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP has particular expertise in complex investment arbitrations against nation states, with a focus on engineering and construction disputes. The litigation practice specialises in the financial services sector and anti-trust disputes. José Luis Huerta leads the team and his experience includes international arbitration, corporate disputes and product liability. The firm is representing Antalis Group in proceedings brought by buyers of its products in the context of the envelope cartel case, where it was found guilty of anti-competitive practices; counsel Jon Aurrecoechea is leading in this matter. Other key clients include Barclays, Ford Credit Europe, Sarasti Group and LG Electronics. Bernardino Muñiz, formerly counsel at the firm, left to join ArcelorMittal.

EU and competition Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP fields ‘a competent and agile antitrust team that always meets the needs and expectations of the client’. Working across merger control, compliance and cartel cases, the practice has particular expertise in regulated sectors, including the automotive, insurance and financial services sectors. ‘Efficient and smart’ practice head Casto González-Páramo has ‘a deep knowledge and extensive experience of competition law’. The department is representing CaixaBank in a contentious administrative appeal against sanctions imposed by the Spanish competition authority related to alleged price fixing of hedging derivatives in syndicated loan products, as well as acting for Fiat Chrysler following the sanction imposed for its alleged participation in the vehicle manufacturers' information-sharing cartel.

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The multi-disciplinary practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP is led by regulatory expert Santiago GarridoAna Castedo, who specialises in intellectual property disputes; Carolina Revenga, whose expertise lies in litigation and product liability; and Alex Dolmans, who focuses on corporate and M&A work in the sector. The team has a particular speciality in product liability, patent and trade mark infringement in the life sciences field. The department successfully represented DePuy International in an appeal against a court decision that found the client liable for compensation for alleged damage resulting from the use of its ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement system. In another highlight, the firm advised LabCorp on the local aspects of its $1.2bn acquisition of Chiltern International Group, a leading provider of clinical trial solutions.

Industry focus: TMT Tier 3

Known for data protection and cyber security work, Hogan Lovells International LLP also has expertise in intellectual property. Practice head Gonzalo Gállego focuses on information technology law, copyright and trade marks. His team was strengthened by the arrivals of experienced associates Santiago de Ampuero from Uría Menéndez and Victor Mella from Clifford Chance in 2018. Key clients include Google and Santander.

Private equity Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP has an impressive client portfolio including Firmum Capital, Gala Capital, HIG Capital and Qualitas Equity Partners. It assisted Acon Investments with the acquisition of Contenur from Miura Private Equity and Demeter Partners. The 'deal-oriented' Graciela Llaneza has 'excellent technical skills' and 'keeps the big picture in mind'.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s 'highly skilled' team recently assisted retail real estate company Sonae Sierra with its joint venture with AXA Real Estate Investment Managers for the acquisition of the Area Sur shopping centre. Emilio Gómez leads the team and counsel Carlos Bardavío is also noted.

Banking and finance Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP acts for Spanish (Banco Santander and BBVA) and international banks (BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank) as well as private equity houses. An acquisition finance highlight was assisting CaixaBank and a syndicate of lenders with the financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in language school Kids&Us. Alfredo Barona and José Luis Vázquez lead the practice.

Employment Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team is led by Luis Enrique de la Villa, who specialises in employment matters related to restructuring. The practice is known for its 'expertise in the field and ability to meet the needs of the client’. The main focus of work is litigation and advice to multinationals. Recent work includes advising Hollister on the restructuring of its warehouse in Spain. The department also assisted Schweppes with its collective bargaining agreement. Former team leader Silvia Bauzá and senior associate Ana Hernández left for Allen & Overy, while counsel Vidal Galindo moved to Jones Day.

Tax Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP has ‘wide experience and deep understanding of tax law’. The firm focuses on  structuring asset financing schemes, M&A and real estate tax, and international tax planning. Miguel Angel Sánchez leads the practice and has ‘a strong knowledge of tax regulations’. Also notable in the team is the ‘professional, accurate and prompt’ senior associate Patricia Sánchez, who has ‘exceptional qualities as a legal adviser and excels in her work’. The department advised CNP Partners on tax issues relating to the acquisition of a majority holding in InsurTech iSalud, and assisted Allianz with tax aspects relating to the company’s acquisition of Multiasistencia. Other clients include Banco de Sabadell, Qualitas Equity and Sura Asset Management.

Transport: Shipping Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP has 'strong experience' in the shipping sector, where it focuses on tax lease financings for the construction of vessels. Pymar, Banco Sabadell and Bankinter are clients in the area. Miguel Ángel Sánchez is 'experienced and dedicated'.

Projects and energy Tier 5

Hogan Lovells International LLP's expertise lies in the regulatory aspects of energy and natural resources, and the firm is also known for its litigation capabilities. The multi-disciplinary team works with other departments including corporate and M&A, to handle a range of energy-related matters. Experienced litigator Santiago Garrido leads the practice and focuses on regulatory compliance in the fields of energy, natural resources, environment and climate change. The team is advising renewable energy company Eolia on its expansion plan, and is assisting mining company Atlantic Copper with negotiating a power purchase agreement with a renewable energy company. Other key clients include OHL Industrial, Urbaser and Dreue Electric.

The firm

Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organisations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities.

Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

The firm’s lawyers are straight-talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.

Madrid office

Hogan Lovells Madrid takes a collaborative, business-minded approach to serving its clients. The industry teams focus on energy, infrastructure, real estate, media and technology, insurance, and life sciences. They give practical, timely advice. They understand the value of honest, straightforward counsel. The multilingual lawyers and legal staff can do business in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Dutch. The team regularly assists Spanish and international companies on cross-border transactions. In recent years the firm has advised in several deals involving Latin America, thanks to the importance of Madrid as a hub to European investors expanding to Latin America and, increasingly, Latin American companies entering Europe via Spain.

The relationship with the Spanish and main European authorities is particularly close. Therefore, the office can liaise with the right institutions in the right way. The team combines legal expertise, deep regulatory knowledge and public affairs experience with local insight to address your most challenging issues.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition
Capital markets
Intellectual property
International arbitration
Real estate
Automotive and mobility
Aerospace, defense and government services
Energy and natural resources
Financial institutions
Life sciences and healthcare
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr José M Balañá  photo Mr José M Balañá
Mr Alfredo Barona  photo Mr Alfredo Barona
Ms Silvia Bauzá  photo Ms Silvia Bauzá
Mr Jaime Bofill  photo Mr Jaime Bofill
Ms Ana Castedo  photo Ms Ana Castedo
Mr Emilio Gómez Delgado  photo Mr Emilio Gómez Delgado
Mr Alex Dolmans  photo Mr Alex Dolmans
Mr Luis Alfonso Fernández  photo Mr Luis Alfonso Fernández
Mr Gonzalo F Gállego  photo Mr Gonzalo F Gállego
Mr Santiago Garrido  photo Mr Santiago Garrido
Mr Javier Gazulla  photo Mr Javier Gazulla
Mr Burkhart Goebel  photo Mr Burkhart Goebel
Mr Casto González-Páramo  photo Mr Casto González-Páramo
Mr José Luis Huerta  photo Mr José Luis Huerta
Ms Graciela Llaneza  photo Ms Graciela Llaneza
Mr Lucas Osorio  photo Mr Lucas Osorio
Mr Joaquín Ruiz Echauri  photo Mr Joaquín Ruiz Echauri
Mr Miguel Ángel Sánchez  photo Mr Miguel Ángel Sánchez
Ms Constanze Schulte  photo Ms Constanze Schulte
Mr José Luis Vázquez  photo Mr José Luis Vázquez
Mr Luis Enrique de la Villa  photo Mr Luis Enrique de la Villa
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