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Osborne Clarke

Spain > Projects and energy Tier 5

The energy and utilities group at Osborne Clarke ‘stands out for the technical knowledge of its lawyers and the ability to adapt to new developments in the sector‘, with knowledge extending to the development, financing, construction and acquisition of PV, CSP and mini-hydro plants. The team, led by Luis Castro, offers holistic advice on M&A, project finance, regulatory, real estate and tax issues. Associate Blanca Montero is a further key contact.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Blanca Montero; Ana Isabel Lozano; Vicente Conde


‘Osborne Clarke regularly sends newsletters with legal news of great interest. In addition, they never leave a call unanswered and their availability is practically absolute.’

‘It stands out for the technical knowledge of its lawyers and the ability to adapt to new developments in the sector.’

‘The deep knowledge of the sector, especially Luis Castro in the regulatory field, Ana Isabel Lozano in the contractual field and Vicente Conde in the commercial field.’

Key clients

Hive Energy

Foresight Group

Univergy International

RWE Renewables Iberia

Quintas Energy

Banco Sabadell-Sinia Renovables

Nara Solar


Compañía Energética Aragonesa de Renovables


Qair Energy Group




Soto Solar



Nara Solar

Deutsche Leasing Finance


Technique Solaire

Work highlights

  • Advised Global Solar Energy Veintisiete on the financing of a solar PV portfolio of three PV plants in Granada, totalling 98.5MWp.
  • Advising Equitix on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Haz Los Girasoles and Segre Energía.
  • Advising Quintas Energy on the sale of 100% shares of Arclight Solar Issuer to Plenium Partners.

Spain > Real estate and construction

Osborne Clarke routinely advises lenders and real estate funds, investors and developers; the practice, which is led by Julian Matos, has recently been active in nursing home and student accommodation transactions.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Eduard Arruga photo Mr Eduard Arruga Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/eduard-arruga/
Ignacio Calero photo Mr Ignacio Calero Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/calero-ignacio/
Luis Castro photo Mr Luis Castro Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/castro-luis/
Tomás Dagá photo Mr Tomás Dagá Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/daga-tomas/
Jordi Fábregas photo Mr Jordi Fábregas Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/fabregas-jordi/
Angel García photo Mr Angel García Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/garcia-angel/
Rafael García del Poyo photo Mr Rafael García del Poyo Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/garcia-del-poyo-rafael/
Raimon Grifols photo Mr Raimon Grifols Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/grifols-raimon/
Miguel Loran photo Mr Miguel Loran Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/loran-miguel/
David Miranda photo Mr David Miranda Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/miranda-david/
Rafael Montejo photo Mr Rafael Montejo Please see full biography at http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/montejo-rafael/
Jordi Muixí photo Mr Jordi Muixí Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/muixi-jordi/
Eva Otaegui photo Ms Eva Otaegui Plesae see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/otaegui-eva/
Silvia Steiner photo Ms Silvia Steiner Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/steiner-silvia/
Number of lawyers : 800+
at this office : 76
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Brescia
Other offices : Berlin
Other offices : Bristol
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Cologne
Other offices : Hamburg
Other offices : Hong Kong
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Other offices : Madrid
Other offices : Milan
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Other offices : Paris
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Other offices : San Francisco
Other offices : Silicon Valley
Other offices : Stockholm
Other offices : Thames Valley
Other offices : Zaragoza

The Legal 500 Future Lawyers Verdict

Osborne Clarke has a ‘down-to-earth and straight-talking approach’. Trainees were drawn to the ‘engaging sector focus’ at the firm, which offers training contracts in Bristol, Reading and London. Those training in the Bristol HQ feel that they get access to ‘London-quality work but without the requirement to work in the City’. In fact, ‘you get the same quality of work regardless of which Osborne Clarke office you’re in’. Partners and supervisors are ‘very approachable’, and this ‘allows trainees to take on lots of responsibility on interesting and complex work, without fear of making mistakes’. ‘Everyone is invested in your development and always keen on getting you involved with as much as possible’, which has led to recruits enjoying work highlights such as ‘mediating to settlement on a large multi-party claim in commercial disputes’, and ‘attending client meetings with partners’. Osborne Clarke is a Future Lawyers Winner sevenfold this year, with trophies including job satisfaction, client contact, salary and sustainability among the haul. On the flip side, trainees have still had to endure instances of ‘waiting around in the office on a Friday for a completion and getting told at 5:30pm that it was being delayed until Tuesday’, ‘quiet lulls in my corporate seat’, and ‘being given mundane printing jobs’. One perceived flaw of the firm is the ‘variety in the training and supervision you receive; in some departments the training and supervision is very hands on, whereas in others it can be very hands off and you are left to your own devices’. There were some complaints about the ‘dated’ Bristol office - though a move to new premises is imminent - and about the London office, where ‘general amenities are a bit basic’. For a firm which ‘successfully maintains a great culture, whilst offering high-quality work for an impressive range of clients’, take a closer look at Osborne Clarke.