Ms Coral Yáñez > Bird & Bird > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Bird & Bird
Paseo de la Castellana 7, 7th floor
28046 Madrid
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Coral is a partner in our Energy & Utilities Group, based in Madrid.


She represents international and Spanish companies in administrative proceedings relating to a wide range of regulatory matters. In addition, Coral is an expert litigator who has obtained favourable judgments from the Supreme Court and the Superior Courts of Justice in energy and utilities related lawsuits brought against the Spanish public authorities. She joined us in September 2011 from Hogan Lovells where she was Counsel at the Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructures Department, having previously worked at Eversheds.


English and French.


Coral holds a degree in Law obtained from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is a visiting lecturer in the Energy Law Program of the Instituto de Empresa (IE Law School).

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Projects and energy

Bird & Bird‘s practice in Madrid specialises in energy M&A transactions, combining commercial and corporate skills with specific knowledge of industry regulation. The firm also represents clients before the Spanish public authorities and courts. The practice is jointly led by Hermenegildo Altozano, who according to a client ‘has the most global vision of the energy sector in Spain‘; skilled litigator and regulatory expert Coral Yáñez; and Alfonso Bayona, who joined the firm in March 2021 from Cazorla Abogados, and focuses on M&A and finance transactions.

Spain > Dispute resolution

Bird & Bird fields a multidisciplinary team of lawyers with notable expertise in dispute resolution, who are ‘able to “put themselves in the shoes” of their client to understand their needs and propose effective and reasonable legal solutions‘. The wide-ranging offering covers contractual, corporate, insolvency, unfair competition, advertising and financial disputes, among others, where the core team collaborates with other experts in the firm. The firm illustrated its investment to both the disputes and insurance areas with the hire of renowned litigator and insurance specialist Luis Alfonso Fernández from Hogan Lovells in March 2021. Regulatory and administrative law expert Coral Yáñez and arbitration and litigation expert Pablo Berenguer are also names to note.

Spain > Public law

(Firms to watch)

Coral Yáñez heads the newly created public law practice at Bird & Bird, which covers all types of administrative and contentious-administrative proceedings in different matters and sectors; counsel Víctor Horcajuelo is another name to note.

Spain > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Bird & Bird offers a multidisciplinary healthcare and life sciences practice in Spain, which advises pharmaceutical and biotech companies in a range of matters, including IP, regulatory and product liability. The department is also known for its capabilities in litigation involving pharmaceutical and life sciences patents, and is led by public law expert Coral YáñezLourdes Ayala, Manuel Lobato, and José Miguel Lissén, who joined the firm in September 2020. Senior associate Teresa Mercadal is another name to note.