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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 telecommunications 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 stand-alone regulatory advice to clients investing in companies from heavily regulated sectors, as well as supporting clients with public law advice related to financing or restructuring operations and transactional practices.

Strengths Sources attest that the team's "technical capabilities are very high and the service is excellent."

Another interviewee compliments the lawyers for being "technically brilliant and very fast."

Work highlights Advised Santander, Bankia and CaixaBank on a damages claim against the Spanish national government relating to the Castor gas storage facility.

Notable practitioners

The "exceptional" José Giménez draws significant praise for his expertise in public law. His practice encompasses contentious-administrative appeals, public procurement issues and disputes relating to concession agreements. One client enthuses: "He is one of the most brilliant and intelligent lawyers in all of Spain."