What the team is known for
Cuatrecasas benefits from a market-leading team spread across several Spanish cities and advising on differing regional planning regulations. The firm assists funds and real estate developers with urban planning matters relating to investments in development plots or existing residential or hotel sector assets. It is sought out by international retailers, industrial companies and other corporate clients to advise on acquisitions and related permitting issues around the opening of new sites. The firm possesses significant capabilities in planning-related litigation proceedings.
"The lawyers' experience in urban planning matters and their skill in the analysis of real estate transactions makes it the perfect firm to analyse complex operations," states one source, noting: "They add value with their ideas and possibilities."
Clients say that the lawyers are "easy to work with, agile in their responses and secure good results," adding: "The service is impeccable and comprehensive, and the lawyers are very specialised."
Advised Neinor Homes on its acquisition of the Los Carriles plot of land in Alcobendas, which would be the site of a new residential development comprising 8,600 homes.
Operating from the firm's Seville office, Daniel Fernández
acts for industrial companies and for developers of residential assets, shopping centres or hotels on planning law issues arising in relation to projects across the south of Spain.
acts for major Spanish real estate developers on planning law issues pertaining to the acquisition and subsequent development of land across various regions of Spain. "In Madrid he leads the majority of the most important land planning operations,"
states one source, noting: "He knows all of the most important people in the decision-making bodies."
Interviewees further highlight his client-oriented approach, saying: "He will never rule out having a conversation in order to help." "He is close, empathetic and accessible,"
states another client.
advises on acquisitions of development plots and on applications for the requisite permits to build new shopping centres or petrol stations. Interviewees highlight his dedication, saying: "He will not consider a matter finished until it is completely resolved to the satisfaction of the client."
Clients highlight Yolanda Guerra
's "great expertise in urban planning matters"
and say that she has "excellent skills in dealing with administration officials."
Yolanda Guerra is a key partner in Cuatrecasas' Barcelona office. She advises on varied development mandates, including litigation relating to construction permits.