Clifford Chance LLP

Public Law Department

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What the team is known for Acclaimed international practice providing top-quality services in public sector disputes. Advises on mandates relating to administrative contracts, concession agreements and public procurement processes. Experienced in litigation brought by infrastructure concessionaires against public authorities spread across Spain. Also assists with authorisation and licence revocation or granting relating to energy and natural resources, telecommunications, real estate and planning.

Strengths Clients value the firm's excellent service and detail that the team is "capable of providing a response at a high legal level that responds to our needs, to a very tight deadline."

The lawyers win praise from interviewees for demonstrating "creativity and exhaustive analysis."

Work highlights Assisted ACS with the regulatory authorisation of an EUR18 billion acquisition, alongside joint investors HOCHTIEF and Atlantia.

Notable practitioners

Jaime Almenar leads the department and advises on a variety of regulatory mandates arising from the energy, pharmaceutical, infrastructure and financial services sectors. Clients attest: "He shows a lot of enthusiasm when facing new challenges and always responds to requests promptly and with quality."

Interviewees note that José Luis Zamarro "makes complex things simple." He specialises in contentious-administrative appeals and assists with mandates in the energy and sports industries.