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Antonio Morales

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Partner, Deputy Office Managing Partner, Deputy Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Officer – Spain

Position

Antonio Morales is the Deputy Office Managing Partner of the Spanish offices of Latham & Watkins and he is the Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department in Spain. Mr. Morales’ practice focuses on resolving a range of disputes through litigation proceedings. He has experience in complex and sophisticated disputes particularly in energy and power projects, engineering, infrastructure, cleantech and healthcare, among others. Mr. Morales is a State Attorney (1997) on voluntary leave.

Mr. Morales has developed the arbitration practice of Latham's Spanish offices. He has experience advising Spanish companies, mainly in the energy and industrial sectors, in arbitration proceedings. Mr. Morales is an arbitrator of the Spanish Court of Arbitration as well as of the Madrid Court of Arbitration.


Spain

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Latham & Watkins LLP has experience in commercial and civil disputes with a particular focus on litigation in the energy and banking sectors. Antonio Morales leads the practice and specialises in disputes pertaining to energy and power projects, infrastructure and healthcare. His team is representing Novenergia in an arbitration proceeding against The Kingdom of Spain under the Energy Charter Treaty, as well as acting for Gas Natural Fenosa in a matter relating to the assignment of CO2 rights in Spain.

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Environment

Within: Environment

Latham & Watkins LLP works across product regulatory issues, emissions trading, renewable and energy issues, with a particular focus on the regulatory and commercial aspects of the energy market. Contentious environmental specialist Antonio Morales leads the team and is known for his work in complex disputes involving power projects, engineering and infrastructure. The practice is advising IFM Investors, a global infrastructure fund, on due diligence of the environmental regulatory aspects relating to its acquisition of OHL Concesiones, a Spanish-based company that develops, operates and manages toll roads, ports, railways and airports.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Latham & Watkins LLP focuses on the regulatory and commercial aspects of the energy market. Practice head Antonio Morales specialises in energy sector advice and arbitration. His team is representing Novenergia in an arbitration proceeding against the Kingdom of Spain under the Energy Charter Treaty, and is acting for Iberdrola against the Kingdom of Spain in the Spanish Supreme Court in a matter related to a regulation that imposed the obligation on electricity companies to finance a subsidised electricity tariff. Other key clients include Gas Natural Fenosa.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Latham & Watkins LLP's Antonio Morales handles mostly contentious work. His group is representing Novenergia in an arbitration proceeding against the Kingdom of Spain concerning the abolishment of remunerative incentives for renewable energy.

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