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Aitor Unanue

Aitor Unanue photo Director of legal affairs | ULMA Construction

Aitor Unanue joined ULMA Construction in 2008, following a successful 12-year tenure at the market-leading law firm Garrigues. Since assuming his role as director of legal affairs, he has had a great impact on the strategic direction of the company. Prior to his arrival, ULMA Construction did not have an in-house legal department, so Unanue …

Alberto Ferrández Barturen

Alberto Ferrández Barturen photo Head of legal | Celeo Concesiones e Inversiones S.L.U.

A highly experienced lawyer, Alberto Ferrández Barturen is the head of legal at Celeo Concesiones e Inversiones, a 100% owned subsidiary of Elecnor, the leading developer and operator of electricity and gas transmissions assets, solar power generation plants and water treatment concessions in Spain. He is also the secretary of the board of directors of …

Alejandro García Granda

Alejandro García Granda photo Vice president legal and contracting - Mediterranean, LATAM and Middle East | Vestas Mediterranean

Heading a strong, cross-functional team of 20 people for Vestas, a Danish manufacturer, seller and servicer of wind turbines, Alejandro García Granda has been active in some of the most significant transactions and projects. For example, in 2013, he was responsible for the closing of the Tafila project, the first utility-scale renewable-energy project in Jordan …

Alfonso Aguirre Díaz-Guardamino

Alfonso Aguirre Díaz-Guardamino photo Director of business legal | Sacyr Vallehermoso

Former general counsel of ACS, Servicios, Comunicaciones y Energias, Alfonso Aguirre Díaz-Guardamino is described by sources as ‘a very intelligent person’ with ‘outstanding team management skills’. During his 15-year tenure at ACS he contributed greatly, along with his team, to the international expansion of the company in more than 60 countries. Since January 2016, Aguirre …

Alicia Muñoz Lombardía

Alicia Muñoz Lombardía photo Head of legal, corporate governance, regulatory affairs and communication | Banco Santander

A leading expert in the banking sector, Alicia Muñoz Lombardía has served the legal department of Santander Group for 20 years, having joined in 1995 to lead the legal research area. Later she joined the global banking and markets legal department and in 2008 she was appointed head of the real estate legal department, in …

Ana Bayó Busta

Ana Bayó Busta photo Head of legal affairs and compliance | Grupo Menarini España

Ana Bayó Busta had spent 10 years working in market leading law firms, including Garrigues, Clifford Chance and Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, before deciding to move in-house. ‘At Clifford Chance where I spent most of my career, I had the opportunity to be with one of the well-known leaders for pharmaceutical litigation, Mr Miquel Montaña. With …

Ana Buitrago

Ana Buitrago photo Legal director and associate general counsel | Amazon Spain

‘An extraordinary professional’, Ana Buitrago has impressed private practice lawyers and in-house colleagues throughout her 15 year in-house career. With previous senior roles at Iberdrola Renovables and Terra Lycos, the internet holding company of Telefónica, Buitrago joined Amazon in 2012 as the Spanish legal director, becoming the first member of the Amazon Spain legal team. …

Ana Isabel Montero

Ana Isabel Montero photo Iberia legal director | JTI (Japan Tobacco International)

Ana Isabel Montero prides herself on establishing a successful, fully integrated in-house legal department for the Iberian branch of JTI. She admits that setting up a legal department in an established company, changing the mentality of the business towards legal and dealing with regulations in five different jurisdictions have been the biggest challenges she has …

Ana Prado Blanco

Ana Prado Blanco photo General counsel and secretary of the board | Mercedes-Benz España

Ana Prado Blanco was appointed general counsel at Mercedes-Benz España in 2012, after having served as legal counsel in the same legal department for eight years. She admits that her appointment took place within a particularly complex environment, due to the economic recession in Spain, which came with increased need for legal support. In order …

Ana Valor

Ana Valor photo Senior legal counsel projects - EMEA | Avon

‘When I started working at Avon the legal department used to be considered as a hurdle to the rest of the company, limiting the business from putting in place new, creative actions’ says Ana Valor. ‘I have always been a business-oriented lawyer, and I have made the legal department become a real partner to the …

Andrés Campaña Avila

Andrés Campaña Avila photo Director of global legal services - energy management and commercial | Iberdrola

An award-winning corporate counsel, with expertise in public and administrative law, Iberdrola’s director of global legal services for energy management and commercial, Andrés Campaña Avila is an increasingly respected voice in the energy market. He started his career in 2000 as an associate in Cuatrecasas’ litigation department. In 2005 he joined Iberdrola in the role …

Ángela López Molina

Ángela López Molina photo Director of international legal affairs | Grupo San José

Grupo San José’s director of international legal affairs, Ángela López Molina has had an exciting career path. Shortly after her studies in law and business administration she started working in Garrigues’ corporate team. Three years later she decided to start a Chinese-language summer class, which soon led her to advise the Spanish foreign affairs ministry …

Antonio Murillo Gayo

Antonio Murillo Gayo photo Legal director of business and capital markets | Bankinter S.A.

With significant experience of senior positions in major public companies, Antonio Murillo Gayo is a leading regulatory expert and a respected voice in his industry. He started his in-house career as legal adviser and deputy general counsel for the Madrid Stock Exchange 16 years ago. He has served as deputy legal counsel at Vallehermoso (currently …

Antonio Neto Alves

Antonio Neto Alves photo General counsel and company secretary | Portucel Soporcel Group

As general counsel, Antonio Neto Alves has been pivotal in Portucel’s growth. He started his career in a small law firm in Portugal, where he specialised in M&A after three years of practice. Following that, he worked at the largest law firm in Portugal, before moving to Jerónimo Martins, the largest retail company and leader …

Ariadna Grañena

Ariadna Grañena photo Legal and tax director – Iberia | Reckitt Benckiser (RB)

Ariadna Grañena leads the Iberian legal and tax department of Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a multinational consumer goods company. She joined the company in 2007 as tax manager, following a successful private practice career in two law firms, where she specialised in tax law. One year later, she became responsible for both the tax and legal, …

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