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Herbert Smith Freehills

Public Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 4SpainEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Boasts solid experience advising large companies, industry associations and credit institutions on transactions and public litigation cases. Often advises on corporate transactions that have important public law implications. Offers proven expertise in both domestic and international proceedings on behalf of mining and infrastructure sector clients. Also attracts attention for its handling of energy disputes against the Spanish government. Active in mandates involving environmental matters, health and waste water treatment projects.

Strengths

One client praises the firm for being "a great adviser in terms of strategy topics, so they have built a total confidence environment."

Work highlights

Represented Cobre Las Cruces in disciplinary proceedings over alleged breach of administrative terms relating to water management and town planning regulations, and in contentious-administrative proceedings challenging urban planning, tax and environmental decisions.

Notable practitioners

Ignacio Paz offers clients experience in assisting with public procurements, PPP projects and administrative proceedings. He further assists with regulatory issues relating to the mining, infrastructure and pharmaceutical industries.

Iria Calviño "has a great knowledge and is completely focused on giving us the best service and support," says a satisfied client. She assists a variety of clients with the regulatory aspects of transactions, PPP projects and liberalisation processes.

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Spain

Public Law


Ignacio Paz
Band 4
Iria Calviño
Band 4