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Osborne Clarke

Spain > Projects and energy Tier 5

Osborne Clarke's Spanish office houses a ‘team of highly competent professionals specialised in the field of renewable energy’. Headed by Luis Castro, the department is recognised for its expertise in regulatory mandates, in advising on the development, construction and operation of energy projects, as well as in transactions (M&A and project and portfolio financings). Eduard Arruga and senior associate Blanca Montero are other names to note.

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‘They are my preferred attorneys. I value their speed, overall vision, experience and knowledge of our business reality.’

‘Ana Isabel Lozano: My point of reference. The best professional I have ever worked with. Raquel Blanco. Fernando Carretero: Great experience and practical vision. Luis Castro: Great professionalism, empathy and experience.’

‘Osborne Clarke puts at our disposal a team of highly competent and specialised professionals in the field of renewable energy in the Spanish sector and with a way of dealing with matters very much in line with the team spirit for the company. They are deeply involved not only in solving the issues that are presented to them, but also in keeping up to date with trends in the sector and taking care that the client is well informed to enrich decision-making. A very complete team.’

‘Both the partner Luis Castro and his team are involved and care that the client has the relevant information in a strategic and proactive way. They provide an excellent legal service and the treatment is magnificent, both from partners and members of their staff. They tend to keep their delivery times and have very good availability for any questions.’

Key clients

Hive Energy, Ltd.

Foresight Group

Univergy International, S.L.

RWE Renewables Iberia S.L.U.

Soto Solar Spain, S.L.

Preneal Group.

Quintas Energy

Banco Sabadell


Compañía Energética Aragonesa de Renovables, S.L.


Nara Solar

Work highlights

  • Advised Foresight Group on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Spanish company Global Solar Energy Veintisiete from Solarig Group.
  • Advised Hive Energy on the sale of 100% of the share capital of the Spanish company Sabinar Hive to NOY Infrastructure & Energy Investment Fund.
  • Advised Univergy regarding a JV platform for the acquisition, construction and exploitation of renewable projects in Japan, with Macquarie.

The firm: Osborne Clarke is a fast-growing international legal practice, with more than 800 lawyers working across Europe, Asia and the US. The team offers a high-quality joined-up service for multi-jurisdiction work, focused on getting commercial results for the client. Osborne Clarke’s legal expertise is underpinned by its in-depth knowledge of seven key industry sectors: digital business; energy and utilities; financial services; life sciences and healthcare; real estate and infrastructure; retail; and transport and automotive. For businesses in these sectors, Osborne Clarke not only offers a full range of legal services, but uses its sector knowledge to provide insights that help clients take effective action at the right time.

Osborne Clarke is recognised for its unstuffy culture, which means that clients experience strong relationships and a consistently approachable, easy-to-understand style no matter where they are based.

Osborne Clarke’s Barcelona office advises on major cross-border transactions, both inbound and for Spanish and Latin American clients. The team’s experience includes advising on numerous high-profile international M&A transactions and investments. Domestically, its experience covers the range of legal disciplines, including dispute resolution, employment and real estate.

Areas of practice: Osborne Clarke delivers a full range of legal services in the context of clients’ industry sectors, with a particular focus on digital business, energy and utilities, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, real estate and infrastructure, and transport and automotive.

Commercial: the team advises clients on the contracts that underpin their business as well as day-to-day issues, from outsourcing, expanding sales networks, IP, procuring goods and services to checking advertising compliance.

Corporate: Osborne Clarke advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings, to M&A, IPOs and JVs. OC also advises on the establishment of compliant and efficient governance structures.

Dispute resolution: Osborne Clarke’s disputes team resolves complex, high-value disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions. Services include early-stage strategic input, representing clients in court proceedings, international arbitration, mediations and regulatory investigations.

Employment: practical, day-to-day support covers the full range of employment issues from recruitment and employee incentive schemes to dismissal, risk management and reputational issues. The team is an acknowledged leader in defending employers on high-profile litigation claims, TUPE and reorganisation issues.

Financing and lending: Osborne Clarke provides a specialist service for banks, lenders, businesses and sponsors, advising across the range of finance options, from debt financing to equity fundraisings and crowdfunding. The team delivers high-quality risk management in a commercially appropriate way.

Intellectual property: from new patents to licence negotiations to IP portfolio sales, Osborne Clarke has the experience to get valuable, commercial results. In IP disputes, the team can help prevent misuse of IPRs, or defend against allegations of infringement, wherever in the world they occur.

Banking and finance Eduard Arruga
Corporate David Miranda
Corporate Jordi Casas
Corporate Vincente Conde
Commercial Silvia Steiner
Real estate and infrastructure Julián Matos
Energy and utilities Luís Castro
Employment Eva Otaeguí
Tax Miguel Lorán
Tax Daniel Riopérez
Tax Francisco Diez Amoretti
Arbitration and dispute resolution Rafael Montejo
IP/IT Rafael García del Poyo
Eduard Arruga photoMr Eduard ArrugaPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/eduard-arruga/
Ignacio Calero photoMr Ignacio CaleroPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/calero-ignacio/
Luis Castro photoMr Luis CastroPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/castro-luis/
Tomás Dagá photoMr Tomás DagáPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/daga-tomas/
Jordi Fábregas photoMr Jordi FábregasPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/fabregas-jordi/
Angel García photoMr Angel GarcíaPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/garcia-angel/
Rafael García del Poyo photoMr Rafael García del PoyoPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/garcia-del-poyo-rafael/
Raimon Grifols photoMr Raimon GrifolsPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/grifols-raimon/
Miguel Loran photoMr Miguel LoranPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/loran-miguel/
David Miranda photoMr David MirandaPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/miranda-david/
Rafael Montejo photoMr Rafael MontejoPlease see full biography at http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/montejo-rafael/
Jordi Muixí photoMr Jordi MuixíPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/muixi-jordi/
Eva Otaegui photoMs Eva OtaeguiPlesae see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/otaegui-eva/
Silvia Steiner photoMs Silvia SteinerPlease see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/steiner-silvia/
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