What the team is known for
Distinguished team spread across the Iberian Peninsula, with smaller regional bases supporting larger teams in Barcelona and Madrid. Cuatrecasas benefits from top-ranked planning and energy regulatory practices, with the additional proven capacity to handle complex environment and life sciences regulatory topics. The firm receives a significant volume of praise for its handling of contentious public law matters, including administrative appeals against the award of high-value public contracts and disputes arising from the breach of infrastructure construction contracts. The firm also handles a steady stream of non-contentious mandates relating to public procurement or the acquisition of energy projects. Clients include oil and gas, pharmaceutical and mining companies.
Clients say that the lawyers are "dedicated, have a good understanding of what is required and adapt to our needs." The same source goes on to note that "they speak out and give an opinion, which helps us to take decisions."
"They are quick in their responses and try to understand our situation in order to provide the best advice," says another interviewee.
Advised EMESA on its dispute with Madrid City Council over a contract for the construction and operation of the M-30 motorway.
is an experienced public law litigator and a respected figure in Cuatrecasas' Barcelona office.
has joined the Cuatrecasas public law team as a partner in the Madrid office. He is a hugely respected figure in the market with experience in administrative law mandates arising for clients in the water, renewable energy and financial services sectors. "He has the capacity to analyse issues in magnificent depth,"
says one client, going on to note: "In the documents he prepares he always suggests the most appropriate solution according to my company's interests." "He is technically brilliant and very quick in responding,"
states a second source.
Interviewees note Luis Pérez de Ayala
's former role as a state lawyer and his particular experience in energy sector mandates. "He has extensive experience in the energy sector, having worked in the main Spanish companies in this sector,"
states one source. "He knows how to negotiate in a way that both parties feel that they're winning,"
report clients, adding: "He's extremely intelligent in his analysis."
He advises on regulatory and environmental issues relating to the financing, acquisition or development of energy projects.
acts for infrastructure concessionaires, transport companies and pharmaceutical companies on contentious cases arising in relation to the award or performance of public contracts. Market commentators describe him as "a brilliant mind."