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Herbert Smith Freehills

Energy & Natural Resources

3 ranked lawyersBand 2SpainGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Internationally recognised firm with an experienced energy and infrastructure team that is often present on cross-border M&A transactions and investments, refinancings and projects. Composed of diverse experts, including dispute resolution, public law and corporate partners leading matters within the energy space. Strong transactional practice, frequently chosen by foreign and domestic companies for advice on energy regulations in Spain. Highly international in scope, maintaining strong connections and expertise in the Latin American market, as well as the Middle East and Africa. Well versed in advising international companies on their green energy investments in Spain and Spanish clients on project development overseas.

Notable practitioners

Eduardo Soler Tappa often acts for Spanish energy companies on complex regulatory proceedings with contentious elements before Spanish courts.

Department co-head Ignacio Paz draws praise for his transactional expertise, with one client enthusing: "He is very specialised and knows how to solve all the specific problems that we run into in the course of negotiations, and knows how to support the client in every step of the transaction." His client roster includes major corporations, lenders and public entities whom he advises on project financings and corporate transactions within the energy sphere. He is fluent in Portuguese and displays noteworthy transactional activity in Mozambique and Angola.   

Clients appreciate Miguel Riaño 's "great strategic and commercial vision." He assists prominent companies with project financing mandates, including the negotiation of PPAs and other tender processes. He also advises on M&A deals and has noteworthy expertise in investments in the Middle East.

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Spain

Energy & Natural Resources


Eduardo Soler Tappa
Band 3
Ignacio Paz
Band 2, Foreign expert for Africa-wide
Miguel Riaño
Band 3