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Provided by Luis Pérez de Ayala

Practice Areas

Partner. Specialist in administrative and regulatory law, particularly in the energy market. A former secretary of the Board of Enagas, he is a member of its management committee and director of legal affairs. He has also held various legal managerial positions in the group Gas Natural. He is a state lawyer and was counsel for the state at the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Spanish Ministry of Justice and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Career

He has lectured at the Centro de Estudios Universitarios Luis Vives, the Universidad de San Pablo CEU, IESE, and the Instituto Superior de la Energía. He has participated in conferences at prestigious centers, and at various forums related with the energy and gas industry.

Professional Memberships

He is a member of the Madrid Bar Association, and of the board of examiners in the public competitive examinations to become counsels for the state, judges and diplomats. He also is a member of the Spanish Sports Arbitration Court.

Publications

Co-author and co-ordinator of different collective legal works.

Personal

Bachelor of Laws, award with special distinction, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), 1986. Senior Management Program, IESE Business School, 2005.

Chambers Review

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Energy & Natural Resources - Spain
1
Band 1

Endorsed by sources as "one of the top energy lawyers in the country," Luis Pérez de Ayala is a specialist in administrative and regulatory law. Renowned among interviewees for being a "brilliant lawyer," he has an excellent track record in acting for energy clients on project finance and M&A deals.


Public Law - Spain
2
Band 2

Interviewees note Luis Pérez de Ayala's former role as a state lawyer and his particular experience in energy sector mandates. "He has extensive experience in the energy sector, having worked in the main Spanish companies in this sector," states one source. "He knows how to negotiate in a way that both parties feel that they're winning," report clients, adding: "He's extremely intelligent in his analysis." He advises on regulatory and environmental issues relating to the financing, acquisition or development of energy projects.

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