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Spain Public Law
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3 Ranked Lawyers

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Public Law - Spain
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What the team is known for

Acclaimed international practice providing top-quality services in public sector disputes and transactional mandates. The firm advises on contentious mandates relating to public contracts, including disputes arising in relation to the award of new concessions or changes to the remuneration of existing contracts. It defends clients in cases seeking to overturn corporate approvals granted by Spain's key financial regulators. The firm counts major infrastructure, energy and utilities companies among its key clients. It also stands out for its advice to ride-hailing service providers on administrative and public law disputes relating to their authorisation to operate in Spain.

Work Highlights

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  • Represented MÁSMÓVIL as co-defendant in administrative appeals against the CNMV decisions to authorise both the public takeover and subsequent delisting of MÁSMÓVIL by bidders KKR, Cinven and Providence Equity Partners.

Notable Practitioners

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Jaime Almenar
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Jaime Almenar attracts attention for his role as key adviser to some of Spain's most important listed corporates. He handles contentious public law matters, including claims relating to the fulfilment of hospital management or telecoms concessions. He also advises on regulatory issues arising from corporate transactions in regulated sectors. Interviewees highlight "the breadth of his knowledge" and say that "he's creative, thorough and is able to give us a perspective we might not get from other lawyers."

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José Luis Zamarro
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José Luis Zamarro advises Spanish construction, infrastructure and water companies on disputes arising in relation to new public tender processes or existing concession contracts. He also assists with transactions that have a key regulatory component, including energy and transport sector deals. Clients say that he has "great experience and knowledge of the regulatory parts and is able to channel his knowledge into the requirements of the transaction."

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Carme Briera
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Barcelona-based Carme Briera earns praise from market commentators for her handling of administrative law mandates in the telecoms and energy sectors. She advises on planning and environmental permitting issues arising as part of energy or chemicals sector M&A transactions. Interviewees praise her technical knowledge and describe her as a "good communicator with a commercial vision."

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