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3M España

Described as a ‘deeply rooted in the commercial and business structure of the company’, the Iberian legal team of multinational conglomerate 3M is praised by nominators for its work as a business-enabler for one of the world’s most diversified companies. The diverse matters the team covers include corporate matters, M&A, commercial agreements, competition, litigation, real …

Abertis

A member of the IBEX 35 index, Abertis Infraestructuras is a Barcelona-headquartered market leader in the Spanish infrastructure sector, commanding a 2016 revenue figure of €4.94bn and has approximately 17,000 employees. With a headcount of around 15 lawyers, the legal team is described by one nominating source as being ‘key in all the processes and …

ACCIONA Concesiones

Formed in 1997, Madrid-based Spanish conglomerate ACCIONA is a major conglomerate group that is involved in a range of business activities in the infrastructure and renewable energy industries globally. As an IBEX listed company and employing approximately 30,000 people, the main businesses within the infrastructure sector – construction, water and industrial and services – require …

Acciona Windpower – NORDEX

The 2016 merger between Nordex and Acciona Windpower saw the creation of a group that combines decades of experience in designing, constructing and operating wind turbines and delivering more than 18GW of sustainable energy worldwide. The merger has led to the integration of the legal teams into a multinational unit comprised of 17 lawyers (nine …

Aena

Aena is the world’s largest airport manager by passenger numbers, processing over 240 million passengers a year through its network of 46 airports in Spain and 15 airports in other jurisdictions, including London’s Luton airport. Its wider business includes heliports, airport security, cargo, fuel services and commercial operations such as duty free and car rental. …

Airbus

Airbus is the leader in Spain’s aerospace and defence sector, with its annual sales of approximately €5bn accounting for 64% of the total revenue in the industry within the country. The company operates several major production facilities in Spain, the largest one being a shared site in Getafe, where nearly 6,000 employees work on military …

Amadeus IT Group

Madrid-headquartered Amadeus IT Group began in 1987 as an agreement between four major European airlines – Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia, and SAS – to create an unbiased global distribution system (GDS) that would allow travel agencies and their clients to access travel data and make bookings. It has since evolved into one of the largest …

Amazon Spain

Spain is a key market segment for Amazon’s global e-commerce operation. Indeed, it has been highly successful in the country on the back of its attractive proposition for customers, summed up by legal director and associate general counsel Ana Buitrago as ‘low prices, wide selection and convenience’. Buitrago is keen to stress that the Amazon …

ANA Aeroportos de Portugal

Drawing on the expertise of a 16-strong team that includes lawyers, recent graduates and very experienced non-legal professionals, the legal and corporate affairs team at ANA Aeroportos de Portugal offers comprehensive support to the Portuguese airport authority. Managing several airports including Portugal’s largest, Lisbon-Portela, creates a huge amount of work for the legal function especially …

Andrade Gutierrez

Based in Lisbon, the legal team of Andrade Gutierrez is comprised of experienced legal professionals including three senior legal managers, each of whom have over 15 years’ experience, in addition to six lawyers and an assistant. The Andrade Gutierrez legal function has had a tangible impact in maintaining a group revenue figure of $3.5bn (as …

Azora

Madrid-based real estate-focused investment firm Azora was founded in 2003 and launched its first fund in 2004. It has since raised over €2bn across its funds and invested in assets ranging from offices to student accommodation. It is also active in the renewable energy sector through its Canepa Green Energy fund. Chief legal counsel María …

Banco Sabadell

Banco Sabadell’s knowledgeable and experienced legal team has developed dramatically in recent years, in line with the Catalan financial institution’s recent expansion. Seen as one of the strongest teams within the bank, the legal team has been an integral part of the growth of the company in the UK, supporting its recent £1.7bn acquisition of …

Banco Santander

The most significant banking institution in Spain, Banco Santander is serviced by numerous different internal legal teams working on a variety of specialities reporting to new group general counsel Oscar García Maceiras. Jaime Pérez Renovales, general secretary and board secretary of the bank, is spoken of highly and is said to ‘lead an excellent team …

Bankinter

One of the most high-profile recent transactions in the Iberian banking sector was the purchase of the Portuguese retail branch of Barclays by Madrid-headquartered Bankinter, in a deal that was worth approximately €100m. Described by a nominator as having to ‘put in place legal solutions featuring high levels of complexity’, Teresa Mota, then of Barclays …

BBVA

The Spain-based central legal team of BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria) has an outstanding reputation globally. It has helped to oversee the bank’s international expansion and entrenched a strong commitment to compliance and ethics across the organisation as a whole. The team is led by chief legal and compliance officer is Eduardo Arbizu Lostao, who …

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