Firm Profile > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Madrid, Spain

Hogan Lovells International LLP
28046 MADRID

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

The ‘smart, capable and proactiveHogan Lovells International LLP is experienced in GDPR work, particularly post-implementation issues. The 'closely-knit team with great attitude and in-depth knowledge’ is also active in cybersecurity advice, including data breaches and related litigation. Gonzalo F Gállego  leads the practice and is known as ‘one of the best existing data privacy lawyers, with deep knowledge, a broad approach and sharp thinking, as well as being a really nice person’. Also notable in the team is associate Laur Badín, who focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, data protection, e-privacy, commercial IP and IT law related matters.

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‘The team is expert in the subject but its strengths come from its constructive and pragmatic approach, ability to interact with a variety of individuals, responsiveness and client service orientation’

‘They differ from other firms in that they put in much more effort to get to know their client’s business’

‘Top performer, high-quality services provided, professional English level, availability out of working hours’

‘Hogan Lovells’ privacy team provides really good and reliable advice, which is more clear and accurate than other law firms, irrespective of the firm size’

‘Gonzalo F. Gállego has deep knowledge and full availability. He maintains a close relationship with the client and provides specific and detailed responses’

‘Santiago de Ampuero has strong knowledge and problem-solving abilities, and an optimistic attitude’

‘Gonzalo F. Gállego is an outstanding player: accessible, service oriented and an excellent leader for his team. His passion for his job is unique’

‘Laur Badín is a key member of the team and an extremely valuable point of contact’

‘They are extra attentive, and have a good sixth sense for privacy issues that you do not find everywhere’

‘Víctor Mella is very dedicated, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with’

‘Clara Lázaro is extremely perceptive and responsive, and has a great view of the big picture for privacy requirements internationally’

Key clients



Environment Tier 1

The team at Hogan Lovells International LLP provides advice on environmental issues to clients in the energy, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, electronics and insurance sectors, and has a particular focus on waste management. The full-service practice handles litigation, criminal proceedings, regulatory advice and licensing, and is noted for its ‘global services’ and ‘global vision’. Regulatory expert and experienced litigator Santiago Garrido heads the practice, and defends clients in court and administrative proceedings. David Antón, an energy specialist with experience in renewable electric power and the environmental aspects of M&A transactions, is noted.

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‘Fast, with a practical approach and great knowledge of their speciality at all levels.’

Key clients

Sigre Medicamento y Medio Ambiente

La Fundación Ecolec




Insurance Tier 1

The sector-focused team at Hogan Lovells International LLP specialises in product and professional liability, primarily acting for insurers and reinsurers. The firm also has notable litigation expertise, as well as experience in regulatory and Latam-related advice. Practice head Luis Alfonso Fernández is known for advising on reinsurance contracts and the regulatory aspects of the insurance and reinsurance industry. Also notable is senior associate Felipe Vázquez, whose forte is corporate-related work in the insurance sector, and Virginia Martínez, who was promoted to counsel in 2020. Joaquín Ruiz Echauri  left the firm in 2020.

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‘Hogan Lovells has a huge knowledge of the insurance industry’

‘They have a great relationship with the regulator and have solid expertise’

‘The team is really specialised in insurance’

‘Agile and deep knowledge of the subject of insurance’

‘Figures of recognised prestige among the team, which makes them easily comparable to other offices’

‘While other firms have general teams, this team is highly specialised, and not only gives legal advice, but also knows market practice’

‘Luis Alfonso Fernández, Carolina Revenga, Jaime Bofill and Virginia Martínez are a close team with great knowledge of the sector’

‘In addition to good professional knowledge, the local Hogan Lovells team in Madrid is very innovative and flexible, which makes it easier to find solutions to complex problems’

‘Virginia Martínez and Felipe Vázquez both stand out for their capacity to carry out most of the tasks independently, which gives greater agility and flexibility in developing solutions’

Key clients






Santa Lucía



ANV Global Services Ltd.

Navigators Underwriting Ltd.





Teladoc, Inc.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The ‘great professionals’ at Hogan Lovells International LLP specialise in multi-jurisdictional transactions, particularly in relation to the Latam region. The firm is strong in the infrastructure, life sciences and healthcare sectors, as well as remaining active in retail. Practice head Alex Dolmans is an expert in M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances. His team includes the ‘outstandingLucas Osorio, who is known for infrastructure matters. Also notable is Eduardo Pérez, who was promoted to counsel in 2020 and advises on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. In a recent highlight, the department represented Testa in the acquisition of 80% of its capital by Blackstone. Counsel Miguel García Stuyck left the firm for Ramón y Cajal Abogados in 2019.

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‘Lucas Osorio brings a huge amount of experience in corporate matters, has a commercial mindset, and is always trying find solutions’

‘The team had a very good attitude’

‘The team has two great strengths – the first is that it always makes you feel important and its attention is very personalised and close, and the second, no less important, is that it is a very hardworking team’

‘The partners are very prepared people who convey great confidence. I would highlight José María Balañá’

Key clients

Testa Residencial Socimi, SA

HNA Group Co., Ltd



Mahou San Miguel

Alantra Partners, S.A.





Alfanar Co, LLC


Intellectual property: patents Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP  acts for clients in the life sciences, banking, media and telecoms sectors. Ana Castedo, Burkhart Goebel and Andreas Renck are key contacts.

Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises on trade mark prosecution, clearance, litigation and portfolio management. Constanze Schulte, Burkhart Goebel and Andreas Renck are key contacts.

Public law Tier 2

The ‘excellent, goal-oriented and 100% focusedHogan Lovells International LLP specialises in cross-border work and advises on the full spectrum of issues, from judicial proceedings against local or national public entities to bidding processes and waste management matters. Santiago Garrido is an expert in environmental law, climate change, public procurement and the energy and natural resources sectors. He co-leads the practice with Lucas Osorio, who focuses on infrastructure and PPP-related advice.

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‘They look for the most efficient result from an economic point of view.’

‘Mutual confidence and maximum collaboration’

‘Deep knowledge of the Spanish public law business approach’

‘Availability and engagement’

‘They have full and perfect knowledge of Spanish and international law, and they know how to defend our interests based on the law’

‘Lucas Osorio and Santiago Garrido are highly reliable’

‘They work non-stop to deliver the appropriate answer at all times’

‘Their knowledge of the Spanish legal system is remarkable’

Key clients

Via Olmedo (Vías)

SIGRE Medicamento y Medio Ambiente

Refinería Balboa (Grupo Gallardo Balboa)


SUSI Partners

Transportes Ferroviarios de Madrid, S.A. (Globalvía)




Dispute resolution Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP is experienced in corporate disputes arising from shareholders' agreements, SPAs and M&A, as well as civil liability actions against corporate directors. The firm has particular specialisms in the areas of financial services litigation, private enforcement actions derived from antitrust violations, and arbitration before national and international institutions. Luis Alfonso Fernández is known for acting in a range of matters, from insurance and reinsurance disputes to matters related to finance and cyber risks. He co-leads the practice with José Luis Huerta, who focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration and corporate disputes. Also notable in the team is counsel Jon Aurrecoechea, who ‘has strong technical skills and whose strategical steer of the litigation process is top of the market'


‘Hogan Lovells is a very well-known firm, with broad experience in many sectors, including the automotive one’

‘José Luis Huerta and Jon Aurrecoechea get very good results and are used to work in an international environment’

‘Jon Aurrecoechea is a great lawyer who knows how to organise a defense strategy and knows how to explain it in simple words to the client’

‘José Luis Huerta knows how to find practical solutions for serious issues. He is very accessible’

‘I have been very satisfied with the standards, the preparation of every single procedural step, and the easy and direct communication with lawyer leading the case’

‘Jon Aurrecoechea has a very direct, to-the-point approach, as well as a clear vision of the client’s interests, which translates to an easy workflow in the preparation of the litigation’

Key clients

ArcelorMittal Spain Holding, S.L.

Lidercón, S.L.


Ford Credit Europe

Fiat Chrysler




EU and competition Tier 3

The ‘accessible and practical’ Hogan Lovells International LLP is experienced in merger control, as well as behavioural and antitrust matters. The firm is also active in providing compliance and regulatory advice to national and international clients. The ‘excellentCasto González-Páramo leads the practice and is ‘knowledgeable, practical and positive’. His team is advising CaixaBank in a contentious administrative appeal against a sanction imposed by the CNMC, relating to alleged price fixing of hedging derivatives in syndicated loan products.

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‘Hogan Lovells has broad experience in many sectors, including the automotive industry’

‘Casto González-Páramo is a very good professional, with deep knowledge of EU and competition law’

‘Casto González-Páramo tries to understand the business reasons behind the requests of the client. The team react promptly and are able to cooperate with other legal firms in complex cases’

‘Casto González-Páramo is able to work in a collegial manner. He is easy to work with and has a down-to-earth approach to complex legal matters in EU law’

Key clients



Fiat Chrysler



Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP is ‘excellent for multinational clients’, and offers advice on product liability, litigation, regulatory and transactional matters to clients including manufacturers, laboratories, distributors and insurance companies in the healthcare sector. The team is led by the ‘truly remarkable’ insurance-focused Joaquín Ruiz Echauri; Santiago Garrido, who also heads the office’s regulatory practice; intellectual property specialist Ana Castedo; M&A and joint ventures expert Alex Dolmans; and product liability and tort litigation expert Carolina Revenga.

Key clients

DePuy International Limited (Johnson & Johnson Group)


Zimmer Biomet


Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson Group)

Sigre Medicamento y Medio Ambiente

UnitedHealth Group

Shire (Takeda)

LabCorp (Laboratory Corporation of America Inc.)

Industry focus: TMT Tier 3

The team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is highly focused on information technology and data privacy matters. Gonzalo F. Gállego  , who has expertise in cybersecurity and privacy, heads the practice. Recent highlights include advising Clarity AI on the launch of its artificial intelligence service, and assisting Molinapps with the implementation of a hosting platform for the storage and sharing of medical data.

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Key clients

Acciona Energía

Clarity AI



Private equity Tier 3

The 'highly creative, proactive and pro-dealHogan Lovells International LLP is known for its global reach, as well as its focus on the regulated sectors. The firm advises domestic and international clients, particularly in Latam jurisdictions, on a range of private equity deals. Graciela Llaneza leads the practice and specialises in advising financial investors on domestic and cross-border private equity transactions, as well as Spanish and international companies on M&A deals.

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‘The team knows the Spanish private equity industry inside out and understands our needs as an investment firm’

‘Graciela Llaneza is a very experienced lawyer. She is very reliable and solution driven, while at the same time being a tough negotiator’

‘Javier Gazulla knows different jurisdictions and has a very flexible and creative approach, which is key for international investment firms’

‘Alejandro González is a very tough negotiator and very reliable – we can put any matter in his hands with total confidence’

Key clients

Acon Investments

Qualitas Equity Partners

Oquendo Capital

H.I.G. Capital

Stellex Capital Management

Alantra Private Equity

Gala Capital

Firmum Capital

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises real estate investment funds worldwide, as well as hotel and leisure companies, banking entities and retailers. In addition, the firm has expertise in the logistics sector, assisting with the disposal, acquisition and financing of logistics assets. Practice head Emilio Gómez focuses on real estate developments and transactions, particularly in shopping and leisure, as well as specialising in REITs and socimis. Also notable in the team is senior associate Miguel Ferre, who joined from Ashurst LLP in 2019 and brings expertise in acquiring commercial, industrial and residential assets.

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‘Highly skilled with solid knowledge of the environment, instilling genuine confidence’

‘Easy to establish a close and fluent relationship’

‘Well connected with peers and authorities’

‘Emilio Gómez is quick, approachable, always has the right solution and is ready to provide the best possible advice’

Key clients


Vodafone Group

Deutsche Bank

LaSalle Investment Management

M&G Real Estate


Barings (MassMutual)

Fattal Hotels/Leonardo Hotels

Sonae Sierra

Catella Investment Managers




Tax Tier 3

Praised for its 'exceptional results', the 'prestigious' tax team at Hogan Lovells International LLP specialises in structuring asset financing schemes, M&A (particularly related to real estate) and international tax planning. Team head Miguel Ángel Sánchez, a former Director General of Taxation for the Spanish government, is recognised for his 'prestige in the financial sector', and has been leading the firm's tax advice to Banco Sabadell on the design, implementation and follow-up of four tax lease structures for the €525m financing of shipping vessels. The 'client-focused' and 'pragmaticJavier Gazulla has broad experience in the tax aspects of foreign investments in Spain.

Practice head(s):


The tax team performs exceptionally well; their service is client oriented, and always delivers exceptional results.’

Javier Gazulla is a client-focused partner, pragmatic, great at breaking down complex concepts into easy-to-understand summaries, with a friendly approach.’

Tax is a critical part in real estate and it is important to have a team with great knowledge and accessibility, as well as the know-how to manage the final investor when the time comes for Q&A. Hogan Lovells is able to give confidence in the acquisition and management of real estate assets.’

Javier Gazulla has extensive knowledge and is capable of analysing very complex real estate structures.’

Prestigious team in structuring complex financial operations, which gives them a privileged position in advising these types of structures in Spain.’

‘Miguel Ángel Sánchez has a recognised prestige in the financial sector and extensive experience in structuring complex operations.’

‘Patricia Sánchez has great experience, producing high-quality work in the complex structures in which we have been working.’

Key clients

Pequeños y Medianos Astilleros Sociedad de Reconversión (Pymar)

CNP Assurances

Sura Asset Management

Catella Asset Management

Pantheon Ventures

M&G Real Estate

Acon Investments

RiverRock European Capital Partners

Banco de Sabadell


Alantra Partners

Sacyr Concesiones


First Data Group

Pampa Energia Group

Banking and finance Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP is known for cross-border expertise, advising Spanish and international banks on matters including corporate finance, asset finance, project finance, real estate finance and restructurings. Notable for the firm in this area are Alfredo Barona and José Luis Vázquez.

Employment Tier 4

The practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP is led by the 'excellent' Luis Enrique de la Villa. The team has a particularly international focus, regularly advising multinational clients. It also assists the firm's M&A department with the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Recent highlights include advising Transcom WorldWide on a collective restructuring affecting 200 employees. Senior associate Jesús García, who joined from Uría Menéndez in 2019, has 'great knowledge of employment law'.

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‘The team has great strengths. The lawyers are well prepared, with great knowledge of the subject’

‘Strategic team that also think about the specific details of the case’

‘Luis Enrique de la Villa  is an excellent professional who leaves his mark on each of his cases’

‘Jesus Garcia has a great knowledge of employment law’

Key clients

Transcom Worldwide


Hollister Incorporated


Dräger Group







Transport: Shipping Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP is recognised for its expertise in shipping finance, with particular strength in tax lease and export credit-secured financing. The practice also handles regulatory matters in the shipbuilding sector and litigation. Clients include shipbuilding companies and financial institutions. Practice head Miguel Ángel Sánchez 'has a marvellous track record in advising on tax lease structures regarding vessels' and 'transmits his knowledge to the whole team'.

Practice head(s):


The shipping team is extraordinary because the leader, Miguel Ángel Sánchez, has a marvellous track record in tax lease structures regarding vessels, and he transmits his knowledge to the whole team. ‘

Hogan Lovells always gives practical solutions.’

Miguel Ángel Sánchez has extraordinary experience in public and private matters and has very good presentations skills.’

Key clients


Balenciaga, S.A.

Bankinter, S.A.

Astilleros Gondán

Banco de Sabadell, S.A.

Metalships and Docks

Astilleros de Murueta, S.A.

Astilleros de Zamakona

Projects and energy Tier 5

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides expertise across a range of energy and natural resources industries, from oil and gas to electricity and renewables. The practice specialises in regulatory advice and works closely with the firm’s corporate M&A and project finance groups. In addition, the firm has experience in key energy market locations in Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. Santiago Garrido leads the team and is known for his regulatory expertise and background in public law.

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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.

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Aerospace, defense and government services
Energy and natural resources
Financial institutions
Life sciences and healthcare
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 Jon Aurrecoechea photo Jon Aurrecoechea Counsel
Mr José M Balañá  photo Mr José M Balañá Partner
Mr Alfredo Barona  photo Mr Alfredo Barona Banking and finance partner, Alfredo Barona has a strong track record in…
Mr Jaime Bofill  photo Mr Jaime Bofill Partner
Ms Ana Castedo  photo Ms Ana Castedo Partner
 Santiago De Ampuero photo Santiago De Ampuero Associate
Mr Emilio Gómez Delgado  photo Mr Emilio Gómez Delgado Partner
Mr Alex Dolmans  photo Mr Alex Dolmans Partner
 Joaquín Ruiz Echauri photo Joaquín Ruiz Echauri Partner
 Luis Alfonso Fernández photo Luis Alfonso Fernández Located in the Hogan Lovells Madrid office, Luis Alfonso Fernández Manzano leads…
Mr Gonzalo F Gállego  photo Mr Gonzalo F Gállego Gonzalo F. Gállego is a partner in the Hogan Lovells Intellectual Property,…
Mr Santiago Garrido  photo Mr Santiago Garrido Partner
Mr Javier Gazulla  photo Mr Javier Gazulla Javier Gazulla is a team player and is used to working together…
Mr Burkhart Goebel  photo Mr Burkhart Goebel Burkhart Goebel helps clients navigate the challenging seas of complex cross-border and…
 Casto González-Páramo photo Casto González-Páramo Partner
 José Luis Huerta photo José Luis Huerta Jose Luis Huerta, the Head of the Hogan Lovells litigation and arbitration…
Ms Graciela Llaneza  photo Ms Graciela Llaneza Heading our Private Equity practice in Spain, Graciela Llaneza is renowned in…
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Mr Víctor Mella López  photo Mr Víctor Mella López Associate
Mr Lucas Osorio  photo Mr Lucas Osorio Partner
 Carolina Revenga photo Carolina Revenga Counsel
 Patricia Sánchez  photo Patricia Sánchez Senior Associate
 Miguel Angel Sánchez photo Miguel Angel Sánchez Partner
Ms Constanze Schulte  photo Ms Constanze Schulte Partner
 José Luis Vázquez photo José Luis Vázquez Having participated in some of the most relevant finance transactions in Spain,…
Mr Luis Enrique de la Villa  photo Mr Luis Enrique de la Villa Partner
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