Linklaters

Public Law Department

Spain
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What the team is known for Top choice for cross-border mandates due to its vast international footprint. Advises on diverse public law matters including appeals against energy or telecoms regulators, participation in public tenders and advisory mandates clarifying the scope of applicable regulations. Assists Spanish utilities companies with challenges to Spanish legislation on social tariffs and remuneration limits. Offers further support to clients investing in companies from heavily regulated sectors, as well as supporting clients with public law advice related to financing or restructuring operations.

Strengths Commentators are quick to point to the group as "a very qualified team, with great experience and a highly client-oriented approach."

Other sources similarly value the team's ability to "understand clients' needs."

Work highlights Advised Repsol on litigation at the Audiencia Nacional in relation to the parameters of its rights to receive regulated compensation for its cogeneration plants.

Notable practitioners

According to sources, the "brilliant" José Giménez "stands out for his broad technical expertise and his excellent skills in drafting court submissions." He leads the department and advises on procurement, concession agreements and on in-court proceedings, including representation before the Audiencia Nacional. His clients include listed Spanish corporates with activity in the telecoms, energy and natural resources sectors. Clients characterise him as "a very practical" lawyer.