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Partners: Jaime Montalvo, Eduardo Abril, Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor, Javier Montalvo, Gonzalo Rubio
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 11
Languages:English, Spanish

Firm Overview:
MVA Asociados is an independent Spanish law firm. Founded in 2012 by a team of Spanish lawyers who had previously enjoyed distinguished careers, both in Spain and abroad, at top Spanish law firms. The firm’s aim is to render legal services on a long-term and truly added-value basis, on the grounds of a deep knowledge of the industry sectors in which its clients operate, which is crucial for the firm to act promptly, preventatively and proactively on their behalf. The firm is highly specialised in energy, natural resources, clean technologies and utilities, competition and EU law, public law, corporate and M&A, and litigation/ arbitration. All lawyers at MVA Asociados deem that legal advice entails a committed, customised, valueadded, and result-oriented service.

Main Areas of Practice:
Energy & Natural Resources:

MVA ASOCIADOS’ energy members have been actively and regularly involved in all energy sectors (electricity, renewables, gas and oil) in Spain since the 90s. The firm covers all disciplines and areas of legal advice of interest for players operating in the Spanish energy sectors. It advises Spanish and International players on M&A transactions related to either greenfield or brownfield projects and on all aspects of energy regulations in the process for authorising, developing, acquiring and financing of all type of energy-related assets, specially renewables (wind, solar plants, biomass, forest waste, solid urban waste, etc.) co-generation and waste projects, regulated and liberalised procurement, supply and distribution of energy inputs, relations with the Public Authorities; advice on energy-related contracts, PPA (supply and installation, S&A, EPC, gas procurement, trading); litigation and arbitration.
Contact: Javier Montalvo Email: [email protected]

Competition/European Law:
This practice is mainly focused on preventive legal advice and infringement proceedings (before Spanish and EU Authorities). Likewise, damages claims for Competition law infringement and merger control are also areas in which the firm is highly specialised. The firm’s clients are professional associations, companies and multinationals active in a broad variety of sectors (construction, carton and paper, automotive, plastic recycling etc). It deserves special mention our legal advice within certain regulated sectors (electricity, gas and oil) in which the firm has been involved in all the major infringement proceedings initiated recently and in the implementation of new regulations.
Contact: Eduardo Abril Email: [email protected]

The firm’s advice includes administrative procedures relating to licenses, permits, concessions or expropriations in the activities subject to administrative intervention with special focus on energy, water, mining, transportation, health and public services. The public law team has broad expertise in advising on public procurement, PPP and concession contract, transportation law is also in the scope of their services. Litigation, challenging regulations and administrative rulings before national courts and TJUE is also a successful area of the firm’s advice.
Contact:Gervasio Martínez-Villaseñor Email: [email protected]

Key Clients:
VIESGO, REPSOL, ENGIE, REE, TOTAL Gas & Power, HANWHA Croup, NATURGY, FORESIGHT Group, AXPO Iberia, BP Gas Power & Oil, Holmen Paper, NORDEX, VILLAR MIR ENERGIA, Vestas, RWE, Sedigas (Spanish Gas Association), ALSA, Grupo MÉMORA, Union Fenosa Gas, SAGGAS, Andorra Telecom, FERROVIAL, EDP and Reden Solar.