Garrigues

Public Law Department

Spain
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What the team is known for First-rate department with an impressive network of offices across Spain, offering outstanding national market coverage. Acts for a wealth of private and public companies on advisory mandates, including assistance with public procurement processes, judicial reviews of administrative concessions and appeals against decisions made by authorities. Advises on mandates relating to the audit, energy, transport, healthcare and technology sectors at national and international level. Clients include airports developers, shopping centre developers and pharmaceutical companies.

Strengths Interviewees single out the practice for the lawyers' "commitment, quality and knowledge."

Another source acknowledges the team's "common sense and impressive ability to reason."

Work highlights Assisted Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional with tender proceedings for the USD950 million development of the first public transport metro line in Bogotá.

Notable practitioners

Department head Alfredo Fernández Rancaño is well-versed in mandates arising from the real estate, energy, healthcare and gambling industries. His expertise spans contentious-administrative proceedings, tender processes and concession agreements, further to assisting with regulatory aspects of corporate transactions.

Carmen Chinchilla is expert at handling issues including public procurement, concessions, public assets and administrative penalties, especially in matters involving electricity and infrastructure. Interviewees emphasise her "great reputation."

Miguel Loya is skilled at handling administrative matters in electricity, gaming, road infrastructure and nuclear energy. He wins praise from interviewees for his "ability to empathise."