Herbert Smith Freehills

Public Law Department

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What the team is known for Acts for 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. Has further expertise in environmental matters.

Strengths Interviewees confirm it to be a "great team."

Work highlights Assisted the Real Federación Española de Fútbol with contentious-administrative proceedings concerning reimbursement resolutions granted for the development of non-professional football.

Notable practitioners

Eduardo Soler Tappa is well versed in administrative and contentious-administrative proceedings. He offers notable expertise in energy matters.

Ignacio Paz regularly advises on concessionaire acquisitions, administrative appeals and public tender procedures. He is active in the construction, communications and energy spaces.

Head of practice Iria Calviño acts on instructions concerning mining activity, including application for permits and environmental considerations. Sources characterise her as a "proactive, responsive and diligent"practitioner.