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A. Ruth Rodríguez Perez

A. Ruth Rodríguez Perez photo In-house corporate lawyer and compliance officer | Suavizantes y Plastificantes Bituminosos (SPB)

A. Ruth Rodríguez Pérez joined the Valencian chemical company Suavizantes y Plastificantes Bituminosos (SPB) in 2016 following a decade-long career in private practice. She states: ‘I have been practicing as a lawyer for more than ten years, in a law firm first as a collaborator and later as a partner,’ she says. ‘During my practice …

Aitor Unanue

Aitor Unanue photo Head of legal department | Orona

In February 2018 Aitor Unanue left his position at construction group ULMA in order to embark on a new challenge at Orona, designers and manufacturers of elevators, escalators, moving ramps and walkways across Europe. As the head of the legal department he has to develop the department structure and provide and coordinate legal services for …

Alberto Ferrández Barturen

Alberto Ferrández Barturen photo Head of legal | Celeo (Elecnor Group)

Having practiced as a lawyer for over a quarter of a century, Alberto Ferrández Barturen brings an outstanding level of expertise to the in-house legal function of Elecnor Group company Celeo. He first joined Elecnor in 1998, after previously working at a number of highly-regarded law firms including Allen & Overy, and first became head …

Alberto Mata Rodríguez

Alberto Mata Rodríguez photo Legal director, Iberia | Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

Alberto Mata Rodríguez joined Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (pbb) in 2015 following a successful private practice career as a senior associate of the banking and finance department of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. ‘My experience in finance transactions, together with my dual education in business and finance law and my desire to assume further responsibilities in an international financial …

Alejandro García Granda

Alejandro García Granda photo Vice-president legal and compliance and regional counsel Mediterranean | Vestas Mediterranean

Identified by nominators in this year’s research as ‘a team leader and excellent lawyer who is very committed to the business’, Alejandro García Granda has been the vice-president for legal and compliance and regional counsel for the Mediterranean region at Vestas Mediterranean since 2012. He initially joined the energy company as legal director for Iberia …

Alfonso Aguirre Díaz-Guardamino

Alfonso Aguirre Díaz-Guardamino photo Business legal director | Sacyr Vallehermoso

Described as a ‘true specialist in the construction sector’, Alfonso Aguirre Díaz-Guardamino serves as the business legal director for Sacyr Vallehermoso, a diversified group which engages in the construction, real estate, contracting, property-owning and industrial sectors. Aguirre has been instrumental to the close alignment of the company’s legal department with other business units, promoting the …

Ana Almeida

Ana Almeida photo Legal director (Portugal) | Klépierre

A specialist in shopping centre properties across Europe, French company Klépierre owns seven shopping centres in Portugal managing over 240,000 squared metres of gross leasable area. The company’s legal director in the country is Ana Almeida who is regarded as ‘an experienced lawyer’ by nominators who also say she is ‘always available and has a …

Ana Buitrago

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

Global e-commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon hired Ana Buitrago in 2012, shortly after it launched its Spanish store Amazon.es and its first logistic site in Spain. As legal director and associate general counsel for Spain she currently leads the company’s Spain legal team. She combines this with leading EU legal pricing practice, overseeing cross-EU …

Ana Lorente

Ana Lorente photo General counsel | ROADIS

A leading global highway concession company with a significant portfolio in Brazil, India, Mexico, and Spain, ROADIS recently recruited the highly respected Ana Lorente to the position of general counsel. Since joining the company in November 2017 she is facilitating the company’s growth strategy, namely, its expansion into Portugal with ROADIS’s recent agreements to acquire …

Ana Maria Ramos

Ana Maria Ramos photo Legal director | Gestmin

Since first joining holding company Gestmin, which operates in 27 different companies in the energy, industry, cereal logistics and real estate sectors, legal director Ana Maria Ramos’ support has been required to be of a flexible nature. Upon her arrival, the company had recently completed the sale of telecoms operation Winreason, after which she states …

Ana Patrícia Carvalho

Ana Patrícia Carvalho photo Head of legal and compliance officer | Nestlé Portugal

As one of the world’s largest nutrition, health and wellness companies, operating in more than 80 countries and with more than 400 factories, Nestlé has been involved in M&As and divestments as part of its growth and creating value. Identified by nominators in this year’s research as ‘an outstanding lawyer with a creative imagination and …

Ana Paula Reis

Ana Paula Reis photo Legal head | Cimpor

Operating in eleven countries, Cimpor is Portugal’s largest cement group. Ana Paula Reis joined the company in 2004 and has been responsible for legal affairs ever since. Explaining her role, she said the following: ‘As legal director of Cimpor I am responsible for coordinating the legal activity of companies based in Portugal and Cape Verde. …

Ana Prado Blanco

Ana Prado Blanco photo Head of legal, general secretary | Mercedes-Benz España

Ana Prado Blanco joined Mercedes-Benz España in 2012 as the general counsel and corporate secretary of the German automobile company’s Spanish subsidiary, which encompasses 12 different entities. Prado Blanco serves as the secretary of the board of seven different companies in Spain belonging to Mercedes-Benz España, which is the holding company of the Daimler Group …

Ana Soriano Mayor

Ana Soriano Mayor photo Legal director | Inveravante

Following her appointment as a legal director at the A Coruña based conglomerate Inveravante, Ana Soriano Mayor has contributed to a dramatic growth in the company’s legal department, which has almost doubled in size over a ten-year period. Besides enabling the unit to achieve a better in-house legal coverage, according to Soriano, this expansion has …

Ana Valdivielso Rovira

Ana Valdivielso Rovira photo Vice president and associate general counsel (South Europe) and legal director (Spain) | Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ana Valdivieso Rovira has achieved a vast amount at Hewlett-Packard since joining its Spanish arm in 2003 as a contract negotiator. After undertaking a support role at number of different business units she was appointed legal director for Spain in 2010, and then in April 2015 assumed the position of vice president and associate general …

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