Firm Profile > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Madrid, Spain

Hogan Lovells International LLP
PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA 36-38
9TH FLOOR
28046 MADRID
Spain

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Noted for its 'very practical approach', Hogan Lovells International LLP is able to 'take into account multiple jurisdictions and arrive at a global practical solution'. The firm stands out for its longstanding expertise in data privacy and cybersecurity in Spain and globally; in Madrid, the team continues to attract new clients from various industries while also maintaining its established client base. During the coronavirus crisis of 2020, a group of data protection counsels and associates from 15 jurisdictions launched a Covid-19 Exit Strategy Guide to assist businesses in managing privacy and cybersecurity issues thrown up by the pandemic. Gonzalo F Gállego is highly regarded, as are associates Clara Lázaro, Juan Ramón Robles and Laur Badin.

Practice head(s):

Gonzalo F Gállego

Other key lawyers:

Clara Lázaro; Juan Ramón Robles; Laur Badin; Víctor Mella; Santiago de Ampuero

Testimonials

‘The Hogan Lovells team with which my entity is working on Data Protection (led by Gonzalo F Gállego) is a team with quality training, great experience in the sector, especially in a matter as complex as regulation of International Transfers of Personal Data, experience that is difficult to find in other firms.’

‘Of the team leader, Gonzalo F Gállego, I would highlight his solid knowledge in the subjects, his intelligence and mental quickness, his involvement and, above all, his empathy with the client, to recommend the best possible solution within the specific characteristics of the client entity to which he advises. He is a person of great accessibility, despite the large amount of work and talent he has. I would always recommend your advice without any hesitation.’

‘Undoubtedly the commercial and practical vision of the application of data protection regulations and the ability to put the regulation in context, taking into account the business model, the company’s operational model and its technological capabilities. It is easy to refer to the technical aspects of a regulation, but extremely complex to apply them to a changing reality where resources and budgets are limited.’

‘Gonzalo F Gallego’s availability and proximity is very noteworthy. He is always available, he understands very well the urgent need of companies and that we have to make quick decisions and be able to understand the real risks, not the potential risk.’

‘Passion for the subject, willingness to learn how our company operates and offer practical solutions. It’s easy to be compliant in theory but what matters to us is how we can practically fulfill our legal obligations while still promoting innovations particularly in a challenging environment created by the Covid-19 pandemic.’

‘We work with Clara Lázaro who is extremely passionate about Privacy, willing to get into the trenches within our business to understand the issues that her clients are facing and get innovative in finding practical solutions. Clara has worked on some truly complex projects at an EU institutional level.’

‘Gonzalo F Gállego, the partner, has been at the forefront of the analysis and review of the deliverables at all times in order to ensure their quality and understanding. His team, Juan Ramón Robles, very technically reliable and with great communication skills towards the client.’

‘They stand out for their knowledge, the search for solutions, the business orientation away from a position of mere compliance normative, the close collaboration and ease of contact. Even though I know the entire team is noteworthy, because we have collaborated more closely with them, I would like to mention the Team Leader, Gonzalo F Gállego, who is one of the best (if not the best) in this matter. And within his team Juan Ramón Robles, Víctor Mella and Santiago de Ampuero.’

Key clients

Applus+

Salesforce

Caixabank

Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC)

Endesa

Google

Environment Tier 1

Leading companies in the energy, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, electronics and insurance sectors are among those that look to Hogan Lovells International LLP's full-service environment practice for advice on regulation, licensing, permits, litigation and waste management. Santiago Garrido heads the team and is one of the country's foremost names in environment and climate change regulations, and has notable experience in defending clients in judicial and administrative procedures. David Antón, a counsel with energy law expertise, represents companies before public authorities in the administrative and contentious-administrative stages. Associate Helena Villena is also heavily involved across the practice's range of matters, regularly assisting multinational and domestic companies on the regulatory framework applicable to different aspects of environmental regulations.

Practice head(s):

Santiago Garrido

Other key lawyers:

David Antón; Helena Villena

Testimonials

‘They stand out favorably.’

Professional qualification and human quality. On the first, training and constant updating in the areas of its competence. Regarding the second, their dedication and involvement in the issues.’

Key clients

SIGRE Medicamento y Medio Ambiente

Fundación ECOLEC

Urbaser

Atlantic Copper

Sertego

DS Smith

Industry focus: Retail Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's consumer and retail practice group has a well-established stable of well-known clients, and has also recently won a number of new clients in the technology and sports apparel sectors. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the team has been busy advising on real estate and employment matters, though it also has a broad practice beyond these areas, and often advises on IP, M&A and consumer law. M&A partner Alex Dolmans leads the practice, which also includes Santiago Garrido, who specialises in regulatory and environmental law, and counsel Jon Aurrecoechea, who specialises in dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Alex Dolmans

Other key lawyers:

Santiago Garrido; Jon Aurrecoechea

Key clients

Douglas Spain, S.A.

Gordon Brothers International, LLC

Insurance Tier 1

The ‘very collaborative’ insurance team at Hogan Lovells International LLPstands out for its expertise and knowledge of the sector’. The department is focused on assisting insurers and reinsurers in a broad range of matters, including corporate, regulatory, bancassurance, contentious insurance issues and reinsurance disputes. In addition, the firm utilises innovative tools to provide clients a full service, including the Blockchain Toolkit, a global guide to developing regulatory requirements within the insurance industry. Senior associate and expert in corporate law Felipe Vázquez is a name to note. 2020 saw the departures of Jaime Bofill and Joaquín Ruiz Echauri; Luis Alfonso Fernández and Virginia Martínez left the firm in 2021. Pablo Muelas was a new arrival in 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Felipe Vázquez

Testimonials

‘A highly consolidated team that, for years, has been an absolute benchmark in the insurance and reinsurance dispatch sector that defends the interests of insurance companies.’

HL’s work is very important to us since it has a wide international network which is an advantage for us, we can count on legal advice and management both in Spain and in other countries and we can manage with peace of mind knowing that we are in good shape.’

‘They stand out for their expertise and knowledge of the sector. Very collaborative, always ready to give the best advice. High knowledge of regulatory matters and disputes.’

‘Team with many professionals, well diversified and with the appropriate seniority.’

Key clients

Axa

Allianz

Generali

Mapfre

CNP Partners

Liberty

Santa Lucía

Cigna

HDI

ANV Global Services Ltd.

Navigators Underwriting Ltd.

Willis Towers Watson

Solunion

Teladoc

Ibercaja

Orange

Mutua Madrileña

Prudential

Starr

Banking and finance Tier 2

Differentiated by its dedication and empathy’, Hogan Lovells International LLP advises on acquisition, project, asset and real estate finance, and is particularly active in leveraged finance. The practice is also developing industry sector expertise in financing transactions involving Spanish REITs. As well as providing expertise in fintech, the firm utilises innovative tools in its service, including the 2020 creation of an AI-based tool to help clients navigate the European Banking Authority’s outsourcing agreement guidelines. José Luis Vázquez focuses on structured, infrastructure project, acquisition and corporate finance. He co-leads the team with Alfredo Barona, who represents local and international financial institutions in the Spanish market.

Practice head(s):

José Luis Vázquez; Alfredo Barona

Other key lawyers:

Alejandro González

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells is a firm that I can trust.’

‘I have been working with Hogan Lovells for more than four years and I would highlight their flexibility, adaptability and close treatment.’

‘They always produce high quality documents in a limited time and under great pressure.’

‘Without a doubt, when the possibility of signing a new transaction arrives, Hogan Lovells is one of the firms that I always keep in mind when requesting a quote.’

‘Alejandro González personifies the strengths of the firm. I have worked with him on complex matters and he has always managed to protect our interests in the contracts, defend them in negotiation calls and get the operation signed on time, no matter how demanding they were. He remains calm in times of pressure.’

‘It is a well compensated team between partners, seniors and juniors, where everyone has deep knowledge of the subject, in general, and of the customer and the transaction that is being carried out at each moment.’

‘Differenciated from the competition by its dedication and empathy with the customer, its interest in the transactions.’

Key clients

Volkswagen Bank GmbH

BBVA

Banco Santander

Atom Hoteles Iberia, S.L.

ING Bank, N.V. Sucursal

Oquendo Capital

Caixabank

BNP Paribas

Firmum Capital

Arcano Capital

FCE Credit

Acon Investments, L.L.C.

Bankia, S.A.

Banca March

Bankinter, S.A.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

An ‘expert in international arbitration’, Hogan Lovells International LLP is recommended for its ‘brilliant, efficient work, with solutions according to the needs’. The firm handles arbitration before national and international institutions, including investment arbitration against nation states, particularly involving engineering and construction matters. The firm's litigation experience includes corporate disputes, civil liability actions, local and cross-border commercial litigation and private enforcement actions arising out of antitrust violations. The practice is especially active in the construction and engineering, banking, healthcare, retail, real estate and insurance sectors. Gonzalo Ardila, who joined the firm in 2021, and José Luis Huerta, who acts in a range of commercial litigation and arbitration, lead the team. Counsel Jon Aurrecoechea is also highly regarded, as is senior associate Silvia Martínez. Jaime Bofill departed in 2020, and Luis Alfonso Fernández left the firm in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Gonzalo Ardila; José Luis Huerta

Other key lawyers:

Jon Aurrecoechea; Lucía Perlado; Silvia Martínez; Filipe Galvão

Testimonials

‘It is a very powerful team with extensive experience in the field and in-depth knowledge of ICC international arbitration and litigious disputes in the field of international construction contracts. They have wide availability and an expert team in the field to lead the client by the hand in order to overcome all obstacles that may arise during a litigation process of very considerable amounts, while offering alternatives and the best legal solution in view of the interests of the client and, all this despite the pressure of meeting the strict procedural milestones of an international arbitration.’

‘Lovells stands out for its seriousness and professionalism. Their attorneys are very competent and highly qualified, especially dispute and litigation attorneys. They are decisive and very analytical. They know the needs of their clients and look for solutions and suitable alternatives to the cases that arise. The advice is excellent.’

‘The team led by José Luis Huerta, and made up of Silvia Martínez and Filipe Galvão, is an excellent team, very professional and expert in international arbitration. All of them provide a brilliant, efficient work, with solutions according to the needs and fulfillment of all the challenges and objectives of the client to try to achieve victory in the dispute. Its engagement and motivation, as well as provision of legal services is of the highest quality, becoming a legal partner of the company’s in-house lawyer and providing criteria and counsel to all relevant decisions to be taken during the litigation process as well as providing the best possible defense to the client.’

‘They also stand out for their accessibility and proximity.’

‘The team we work with is a compact and interrelated team with total availability for the client.’

‘Jon Aurrecoechea possesses exceptional personal and professional qualities. A great professional, he knows deeply the subject in which he develops his professional work, he deeply studies each subject that is entrusted to him. It instills confidence in the client.’

‘Tough, hard-working and technically sound litigators. Very good on internet-related and freedom of speech-related matters. Very user-friendly for English-speaking clients.’

‘Jon Aurrecoechea and Lucía Perlado are strongly recommended.’

Key clients

ArcelorMittal Spain Holding, S.L.

Ford Credit Europe

Fiat Chrysler

Ilunion

Everis

Gestamp

Bristol Myers Squibb S.A.

Acciona Ingeniería

Intellectual property: patents Tier 2

Overseen by Madrid and Alicante office heads Burkhart Goebel and Imogen FowlerHogan Lovells International LLP focuses on patent litigation, particularly multi-jurisdictional proceedings. The Alicante office has a dedicated EU team, which works closely with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Clients include major names in retail and other consumer industries, and the team stands out for its strength in telecoms and life sciences. Ana Castedo represents international and Spanish companies before the Spanish commercial courts on all contentious IP matters, while Inmaculada Lorenzo, who was promoted to partner in January 2021, focuses on IP litigation, particularly concerning patents, trade marks and unfair competition.

Practice head(s):

Burkhart Goebel; Imogen Fowler

Other key lawyers:

Ana Castedo; Inmaculada Lorenzo

Testimonials

‘I would say that the team made up of Ana Castedo and Inmaculada Lorenzo is unique in Spain. The two lawyers work in a very integrated way, it is really a team. You can tell that they work very well together. Also, they are incredibly hard-working and they pay a lot of attention to detail, it is very difficult for them to miss something. They are also very enthusiastic.’

‘Ana Castedo and Inmaculada Lorenzo are both extraordinary professionals, you can see that they enjoy their work and have an extraordinary ability to understand technical concepts (apart from the fact that they obviously control all legal aspects).’

‘People who are great specialists but who know how to explain the subject of industrial property in an intelligible way.’

‘Apart from the knowledge of industrial property, they know how to advise the client in a practical way.’

Key clients

Adidas

Yum! Brands

Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's full-service offering includes a dedicated EU trade mark and designs practice in its Alicante office, led by co-head Imogen Fowler, assisted by EU trade mark specialist Andreas Renck. The team also handles trade mark protection, enforcement and portfolio management matters for a range of notable companies in the life sciences, consumer, banking, media and telecoms sectors. Madrid's Burkhart Goebel co-leads the team and handles multi-jurisdictional trade mark, unfair competition, design and geographical indication litigation cases throughout Europe, with a focus on Germany and Spain. Constanze Schulte heads up the trade mark prosecution team.

Practice head(s):

Burkhart Goebel; Imogen Fowler

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Renck; Constanze Schulte

Key clients

Adidas

Yum! Brands

AB InBev

Public law Tier 2

Recommended for its ‘solid knowledge in public law and extensive accumulated experience’, Hogan Lovells International LLP 'works seriously, efficiently and with a great disposition towards the client’. Known for cross-border and regulatory expertise, the firm represents public entities in a range of matters, as well as assisting leading companies in the waste management, infrastructure, construction, mining, pharmaceutical, transportation, electronics and financial services sectors. Santiago Garrido is an expert in environmental law, climate change, public procurement and the energy and natural resources sectors. He co-leads the team with infrastructure and PPP specialist Lucas Osorio. Also notable is counsel and 'agile lawyer' David Antón.

Practice head(s):

Santiago Garrido; Lucas Osorio

Other key lawyers:

David Antón

Testimonials

‘They work as a team in a coordinated way, so that if the matter requires it, you have quick access to the Area Partner.’

‘The professionals that make up the team have solid knowledge in Public Law and extensive accumulated experience, obtaining eminently practical advice that responds to the legal questions raised.’

‘They stand out for their quick response.’

‘David Antón is a professional with solid knowledge in public law and has extensive experience in the infrastructure sector, having a practical vision that allows him to respond to the questions legal issues that we ask you. He is an agile lawyer who understands the times set by the Company.’

‘My experience with Hogan Lovells covers different areas of the office, however I must highlight the public area. The team that composes it has a deep knowledge and works seriously, efficiently and with a great disposition towards the client, which undoubtedly guarantees that the client is sure that all means have been put in place to obtain the best possible result.’

‘Without a doubt, the plus that makes them stand out is the dedication that the firm’s lawyers put into the matters in which they participate. In this section, I must make special mention of counsel David Antón.’

Key clients

Via Olmedo

SIGRE Medicamento y Medio Ambiente

Urbaser

Transportes Ferroviarios de Madrid, S.A.

Sacyr

Roadis

Cintra (Ferrovial)

RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP

Ghesa Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

The ‘fast and efficient’ team at Hogan Lovells International LLP handles ‘minor matters with the same perfection as huge deals’, advising on a range of real estate issues for prominent real estate investment funds worldwide, as well as hotels, leisure companies, banking entities and retailers. ‘Brilliant’ practice head Emilio Gómez is a ‘practical and strategic thinker’; he focuses on real estate developments and transactions, particularly in shopping, leisure centre, office, hotel and industrial premises, and is also a specialist in REITs and SOCIMIs. His team provides ‘outstanding service’ and includes senior associate Miguel Ferre, who joined the firm in 2019 and brings expertise in urban planning, land purchases and urban development.

Practice head(s):

Emilio Gómez

Other key lawyers:

Aránzazu López; Miguel Ferre; Carlos Gil

Testimonials

‘A solid team with an exceptional leader who integrates into your machinery becoming the perfect partner. It stands out due to its availability, proximity and interest in the client’s business beyond the contracted services.’

‘Market knowledge, no matter what RE asset it is they are always well prepared to help us. Commercial view on deals that allows us and them to find a valuable solution. Good juniors and exceptional Partner. Emilio is available anytime is needed.’

‘Emilio Gómez has been working with us on almost all the deals done so far and was always helpful to ease for us the deals and the discussion with the other party, also finding solutions.’

‘Emilio Gómez has exceptional business qualities, in-depth knowledge of the client and the market and its main players. flexible and accessible. Miguel Ferre and Aránzazu López: always available and diligent.’

Great knowledge and experience in the Real Estate sector. Proactivity and proposal of different alternatives when problems arise. Involvement, availability and full dedication to each operation. Great communication with the client and coordination of all aspects of a transaction.’

‘Specialized knowledge of the Real Estate sector and the implications in all areas, especially tax beyond Real Estate.’

The entire Hogan Lovells team is absolutely outstanding. During 2020 we have counted on them for all acquisitions and also for all those legal aspects that affected our business, always being very satisfied with the coordination work of Emilio Gómez and with the group and individual response of his entire team.’

‘Both Emilio Gómez and his team are outstanding, but I would like to emphasize the dedication, proximity and magnificent knowledge of Carlos Gil. Emilio is unsurpassed in both knowledge and dedication.’

Key clients

Vestas Investment Management

Union Investment

Kefren Capital Real Estate

Exeter Property Group

LaSalle Investment Management

M&G Real Estate

Mapletree

Mitiska REIM

Barclays

Vodafone Group

Deutsche Bank

Barings

Fattal Hotels

Leonardo Hotels

Sonae Sierra

Catella Investment Managers

AEW

Patrizia

Rockspring

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Noted for its 'professionalism', 'availability' and 'flexibility', Hogan Lovells International LLP has good experience in inbound and outbound transactions. The team has seen growth with the arrival of senior associate Enrique de Pablos from another high-ranking firm, and the promotion of corporate and M&A lawyer Eduardo Pérez to counsel and commercial law specialist Adrián Fernández to senior associate. In 2020 the firm launched its digital Covid-19 Solution, an AI-based tool to assist financial institutions in tackling the implications and risks posed by the pandemic; the toolkit helps clients deal with high-volume documents and identify issues. Alex Dolmans leads the corporate department and is recommended; private equity expert Graciela Llaneza also receives praise.

Practice head(s):

Alex Dolmans

Other key lawyers:

Graciela Llaneza; José María Balañá; Eduardo Pérez; Lucas Osorio; Enrique de Pablos; Adrián Fernández; Javier Gazulla; Celso Méndez

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells has global coverage, which enables it to meet the needs of global operations. The M&A and Private Equity team at Hogan Lovells in Madrid has top-notch lawyers who provide an excellent quality service. They are able to adapt to the needs of each operation to ensure that it is completed successfully.’

‘Graciela Llaneza is a brilliant lawyer, with excellent technical and negotiation skills and always attentive to the needs of her clients. She has extensive experience in complex operations involving multiple teams in different jurisdictions and is capable of skillfully handling the complicated situations that sometimes arise in operations.’

‘Great team and the work for our common client was above expectations.’

‘Professionalism; Availability; Flexibility; Expertise and access to others with different disciplines; Highly trained associates; Great communication skills; Attention to details; High motivation and dedication -> this all in one team!’

‘Alex Dolmans, Celso Méndez Sánchez-Castillo and Javier Gazulla: Professionalism; Availability; Flexibility; Expertise and access to others with different disciplines; Great communication skills; Attention to details; High motivation and dedication.’

‘Our corporate counsel at Hogan Lovells International (Madrid) has been very responsive and pragmatic in his advice.’

‘Eduardo Pérez provides rapid, concise, business-minded advice about  entity formation, corporate governance and other corporate matters.’

Key clients

Testa Residencial Socimi, SA

HNA Group Co., Ltd

Cintra (Ferrovial)

Mahou San Miguel

Alantra Partners, S.A.

Waterland

Acon Investments, L.L.C.

Rhenus SE & Co. KG

Korelya Capital

Mirae Asset – Naver Asia Growth Investment

Cranemere Group Limited

Vinccler

Sheela Foam Limited

RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP

Mutua Madrileña

Ardian

Tikehau Capital

Portwest Unlimited Company

Employment Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's international footprint and expertise makes it well placed to advise multinational companies on Spanish employment matters. Major names in the TMT, fashion and energy sectors are among those to instruct the team on major cross-border M&A and litigation, as well as corporate restructuring processes. Practice head Luis Enrique de la Villa has broad experience in a range of restructuring measures, including modifications of work conditions in merged companies, and individual and collective dismissals. Senior associate Jesús García is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Luis Enrique de la Villa

Other key lawyers:

Jesús García

Testimonials

‘Great team, very technical staff. They provide simple solutions to complex problems.’

‘Absolute accessibility of the partners. The associates have extensive technical training and experience.’

Key clients

Transcom Worldwide

Randstad

Hollister Incorporated

Euronet

Dräger Group

GfK

Schweppes

Havi

Autodesk

Groupon

Syncreon

QDQ Media SA

Shimano Group

NFON Spain

Korean Air

SIT Transportes

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The multi-disciplinary life sciences team at Hogan Lovells International LLP has experience in M&A, product liability and litigation involving healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. Ana Castedo is a name to note.

Industry focus: TMT Tier 3

As part of its IP, media and technology practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP's TMT industry work has a strong IT and data privacy focus, reflected in the expertise of practice head Gonzalo F Gállego , who also has strength in cybersecurity and advertising. IT contract and Software as a Service (SaaS) agreement negotiations have featured heavily in the firm's recent work for its client base of major tech firms and multinationals in other sectors.

Practice head(s):

Gonzalo F Gállego

Testimonials

‘What we value the most in the team has been the closeness, knowledge, flexibility and agility with which they attend to our requests. It is a unique combination that we have only found in them.’

‘They are an excellent team, very practical, with a great vision of the TMT industry, but also financial (with very fine knowledge of issues related to outsourcing, cloud and EEFF regulation).’

‘In terms of IT and personal data protection, Hogan Lovells has a specialization, experience and knowledge in the matter above the average of other large firms.’

‘Closeness, empathy, very practical and international vision of matters. It is a pleasure working with them.’

‘Gonzalo F Gallégo: Very agile, close, interested in knowing the specific needs of the company, and directly involved in ensuring that the service provided is of the highest quality.’

‘Gonzalo F Gallégo: His knowledge in a matter as complex as IT and data protection. His expertise, accessibility, availability and commitment to the client and his empathy to understand emergencies in the need to deliver work on his part.’

Key clients

Acciona Energía

Clarity AI

Repsol

Salesforce

Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC)

Google

Private equity Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP 'has global coverage which enables it to meet the needs of global operations'; the private equity team in Madrid is led by 'brilliant lawyer' Graciela Llaneza, who is noted for her 'excellent technical and negotiation skills'. The firm launched a Private Capital Industry Sector group, which combines multi-disciplinary expertise to advise a range of investors, from traditional funds to alternative investors and their portfolio companies on tax, corporate and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Graciela Llaneza

Other key lawyers:

José María Balañá; Eduardo Pérez; Enrique de Pablos

Testimonials

‘Total commitment, high quality of the team, flexible and pro-operation at all times.’

‘Graciela Llaneza: commitment and knowledge of the sector and operations.’

‘Hogan Lovells has a global coverage which enables it to meet the needs of global operations. The M&A and Private Equity team at Hogan Lovells in Madrid has top-notch lawyers who provide an excellent quality service. They are able to adapt to the needs of each operation to ensure that it is completed successfully.’

‘Graciela Llaneza is a brilliant lawyer, with excellent technical and negotiation skills and always attentive to the needs of her clients. She has extensive experience in complex operations involving multiple teams in different jurisdictions and is capable of skillfully handling the complicated situations that sometimes arise in operations.’

‘The absolute commitment to the client’s interests and 24/7 availability.’

‘Its orientation to the result. The approach is very commercial, no time is wasted on unnecessary formalities. Enrique de Pablos is an outstanding senior associate: he has outstanding technical ability, outstanding commitment to operations, and business acumen unusual for associates of comparable profile.’

Key clients

Acon Investments

Tresmares Private Equity

Oquendo Capital

H.I.G. Capital

Stellex Capital Management

Alantra Private Equity

Gala Capital

Firmum Capital

Tikehau Capital

Cranemere Group Limited

Tax Tier 3

With 'excellent commitment, proactivity, availability and decisive character’, Hogan Lovells International LLP's tax department advises on structuring asset financing schemes, M&A, international tax planning and tax matters connected with insurance products. The firm is active in a range of industries, including financial institutions, shipping, insurance, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy and retail. Tax expert Miguel Ángel Sánchez leads the team and represents banks, shipyards and film producers, among others, in asset finance structuring, as well as assisting private clients in wealth tax planning and in proceedings before the Spanish tax administration and courts.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Ángel Sánchez

Other key lawyers:

Javier Gazulla; Juan Garicano; María Santana; Alejandro Moscoso del Prado

Testimonials

A lot of creativity and commitment, clear language.’

‘Juan Garicano – Excellent professional, close, proactive and efficient.’

Its leader (Miguel Ángel Sánchez), developed a successful professional career before joining the Firm (including his position as General Director of Taxes of the Ministry of Economy and Finance), which gives the Firm’s tax area a great competitive advantage, in addition having created a great team around him.’

‘Focusing on the remarkable figure of the leading Partner of the tax practice (Miguel Ángel Sánchez), I highlight his closeness to the client, great professional preparation and clear ideas easy to put into practice, very high level of contacts in the business world and in the Public Administration and great capacity for teamwork.’

They are an excellent group of professionals. Focused on customer needs, and available at any time to resolve any need or query.’

‘Juan Garicano, who is the tax partner, leads an excellent group of legal professionals such as Alejandro Moscoso and María Santana.’

Very important technical mastery and simplicity when translating taxation to non-expert investors.’

‘Very good response in terms of availability of partners to advise on specific issues. Exceptional technical mastery and clarity of explanation.’

Key clients

Pequeños y Medianos Astilleros Sociedad de Reconversión, S.A. (PYMAR)

ACON Investments

Sura Asset Management, S.A.

Tikehau Capital

IREIT Global

M&G Real Estate

Catella Asset Management

RiverRock European Capital Partners

Banco de Sabadell, S.A.

Bankinter, S.A.

Alantra Partners, S.A.

CNP Partners

FCC

AXA

White-collar crime Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP indicated its commitment and investment into its white-collar criminal law practice with the promotion of practice head Ignacio Sánchez to partner in January 2020; the team advises on compliance, internal investigations and economic criminal cases. Also in 2020, the firm launched a new crisis management tool for its clients, the Crisis Leadership Portal, which assists clients in emergency situations, in particular by providing preparedness guides, case studies and a helpline.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Sánchez

Testimonials

Ignacio Sánchez is an excellent criminal lawyer, always ready to help, but the most important thing is that he is an excellent person.’

Ignacio Sánchez was very good with my internal clients, he was human but also expert and reassuring. He mastered the file quickly and found good strategies. He was easy to work with and he got a great result for us.

Honest and frank, and personally very implied in the file.

EU and competition Tier 4

In competition law, Hogan Lovells International LLP stands out for its experience in behavioural cases; it is instructed by high-profile clients for representation in cartel investigations and in appeals against sanctions imposed by the CNMC. The sectors in which it has a particularly good track record include automotive, insurance and banking. Highly regarded partner Casto González-Páramo leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Casto González-Páramo

Other key lawyers:

Raquel Fernández; Alfredo Gómez

Testimonials

‘The team is technically excellent and capable of understanding competition matters well also from an economic point of view. They speak a language that is easily understood by non-technical experts.’

‘A solid team in procedures before the CNMC, but which also has extensive experience in concentration operations and damages actions.’

‘Casto González-Páramo is a competent person, but very accessible and easy to deal with. He is easy to work with, whether you are a client, a competitor or a CNMC official.’

Key clients

Caixabank

Alstom

Fiat Chrysler

Antalis

Ford

Schweppes

Iveco

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Acting for creditors, debtors, debtors' executive bodies and insolvency administrators, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides ‘great experience and adaptability’ across a range of business restructurings, insolvencies and liquidation proceedings. The firm is particularly active in the banking, energy, automotive, steel, engineering and consumer product sectors. José Luis Vázquez focuses on structured, project, acquisition, real estate and corporate finance, as well as insolvency and debt restructuring. He co-leads the team with Alfredo Barona, who is experienced in the banking and finance sector.

Practice head(s):

José Luis Vázquez; Alfredo Barona

Other key lawyers:

José Luis Pita da Veiga; Alejandro González; Jon Aurrecoechea

Testimonials

‘A team with great experience and adaptability. The treatment is very close and they have a very efficient working method, focusing on what is important.’

‘Alfredo Barona has great experience and a very close relationship with both entities and companies. It facilitates the closing process to a great extent.’

‘José Luis Pita: hard worker and always available to solve any issue that may arise in the closing process. Very friendly and close treatment.’

‘Hogan Lovells is always up to date on the matter. They have full knowledge of the Bankruptcy Law. They convey a lot of security to the client.’

‘Direct and personalised marketing with legal news. Due to COVID they have made presentations online. Accessibility and knowledge of the subject. Always focused on resolving the conflicts that are generated between the parties.’

‘Alfredo Barona and José Luis Pita are people with a well-organised head and a practical approach, knowing how to structure complex matters well.’

‘Close coordination with the litigation department. They are great professionals, easy to contact and with great practical experience.’

Key clients

Caixabank, S.A.

Renewable Power International

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA)

Banco Santander, S.A.

Imaginarium, S.A.

JP Morgan Limited

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, London Branch

BNP Paribas

Bankia, S.A.

Transport: Shipping Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP specialises in tax lease matters, notably tax lease financings for the construction of a broad range of vessels. The firm also advises on regulatory matters related to the shipbuilding sector and export credit secured financings. Its clients include financial institutions, shipbuilders, operators, charterers and the association of Spanish private shipyards. Miguel Ángel Sánchez leads the team and has experience advising shipbuilders and banks in tax lease structures, export credit secured financings and related regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Ángel Sánchez

Other key lawyers:

Patricia Sánchez; Javier Grimau

Testimonials

We receive very good complementary advice on contractual issues at the time of negotiating contracts with shipowners. Its strongest point is being the firm that knows the best about the support system for shipbuilding.’

‘For our company it is the reliability, proven in multiple operations. But it is also its capacity for dialogue and vast knowledge of a complicated system that involves putting many parties who have opposing interests in many matters to agree.’

Key clients

PYMAR

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 has a good reputation for regulatory work, and applies this strength to the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors, where its team regularly advises on the regulatory and environmental aspects of major Spanish projects. Santiago Garrido heads the experienced team, which includes counsel David Antón.

Practice head(s):

Santiago Garrido

Other key lawyers:

David Antón; Helena Villena; Borja Fernández; Blanca García de Madariaga

Testimonials

‘The team has extensive knowledge of the Spanish energy sector, and mainly of renewable energy and of all regulatory issues, permits, etc. that are necessary to develop and build energy projects in Spain.’

‘The department partner is very accessible and participates directly in the main issues, and the rest of the department has a very broad knowledge of the sector.’

Key clients

Tikehau Capital

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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 Jon Aurrecoechea photo Jon Aurrecoechea Counsel
 José M Balañá  photo 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
 Emilio Gómez Delgado  photo Emilio Gómez Delgado Partner
Mr Alex Dolmans  photo Mr Alex Dolmans Partner
 Luis Alfonso Fernández  photo Luis Alfonso Fernández Located in the Hogan Lovells Madrid office, Luis Alfonso Fernández Manzano leads…
 Gonzalo F. Gállego  photo 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…
Dr Burkhart Goebel photo Dr Burkhart Goebel Burkhart Goebel helps clients navigate the challenging seas of complex cross-border and…
 Casto González-Páramo Rodríguez  photo Casto González-Páramo Rodríguez Partner
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 Víctor Mella López  photo Víctor Mella López Associate
Mr Lucas Osorio  photo Mr Lucas Osorio Partner
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 Joaquín Ruiz Echauri  photo Joaquín Ruiz Echauri Partner
 Miguel Ángel Sánchez  photo Miguel Ángel Sánchez Partner
 Patricia Sánchez  photo Patricia Sánchez Senior Associate
 Constanze Schulte photo Constanze Schulte Partner
 José Luis Vázquez  photo José Luis Vázquez Having participated in some of the most relevant finance transactions in Spain,…
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