Energy is a cornerstone of this prestigious boutique, which attracts heavyweight clients such as Gas Natural Fenosa, E.ON and GDF SUEZ. The lawyers handle all manner of traditional and renewable energy transactions, and also offer regulatory and litigation expertise. Prominent mandates include assisting E.ON Generación with the repowering of the Aguayo hydroelectric plant in Cantabria, and representing BP Oil in several competition matters.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Founding partner Emiliano Garayar remains a leading player in the Spanish energy arena. According to sources, he is "a classic – an excellent commercial lawyer."
This boutique is famous for its specialism in the field of energy and natural resources, and has gone from strength to strength since its establishment in 2005. Its clientele of leading energy names includes Endesa, Gas Natural Fenosa, E.ON, Vestas and GDF SUEZ, amongst others. The group receives praise both for its excellent advice on regulatory matters concerning traditional forms of energy, and for its valuable renewable energy-related counsel. Notable recent instructions include advising Hidrontábrico on the legislative changes announced by the Ministry of Industry in relation to the nuclear sector, and providing counsel to Red Eléctrica de España on its strategy for the acquisition of a power transmission network.
Sources say: “Fantastic service.” "Highly specialised in energy."Año: 2010
Since being established in 2005 by a small group of lawyers from firms including Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, this boutique has grown rapidly in size and reputation. It now consists of around 15 practitioners, including the recently incorporated former legal counsel of the Unión Fenosa group, Alejandro Sánchez Bustamante, as senior of counsel. The firm comprises lawyers from a range of legal disciplines, including regulatory, competition, corporate and finance, but it is known predominantly for its expertise in energy and natural resources. Its formidable client and deal list is testament to the respect that it has earned in this field. Perhaps most notably, it advises the majority of the major utility companies in Spain, these being Endesa, Hidrocantébrico and Unión Fenosa prior to its takeover by Gas Natural and subsequently as part of the Gas Natural group. As well as having a strong presence in the national energy and natural resources market, the group advises important international players, including Danish company Vestas, which is the largest supplier of wind turbines in the world.Año: 2009
This boutique focuses on the energy area, and has an excellent level of technical know-how when it comes to regulations and their implications in the sector. The market welcomes the recent recruitment of a number of junior lawyers, enabling the team to keep up with its growing activity and an increasing volume of work. It is currently the counsel of Unión Fenosa, which the team is assisting with the commercial, competition and regulatory aspects of its EUR16.75 million acquisition by Gas Natural.Año: 2009
Interviewees acknowledge that energy partner Emiliano Garayar is clearly a formidable player in the market and enjoys a high profile in regulatory and competition matters. One client commented: "It's a shame that there aren't more lawyers as good as Emiliano - he's unquestionably one of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry."Año: 2008
Founded in 2006 by ex-Gómez-Acebo & Pombo partner Emiliano Garayar, this group has carved a name for itself as a well-organised, client-oriented outfit with a great reputation in the energy sector.The team comprises three partners and two associates who cover the whole spectrum of energy matters, although they have been most busy of late in the gas and electricity sectors. The lawyers advised ScottishPower on power and gas regulatory matters relating to its proposed acquisition by Spanish utility Iberdrola. The firm provided similar advice to Endesa relating to the takeover bids launched by Gas Natural and E.ON. The team acts for Vestas Mediterranean on a regular basis, providing contractual and regulatory advice connected to wind farm projects in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Latin America and the Caribbean. Other clients are Grupo Empresarial Ence; Electrabel Spain; Distrigas and EDF.
Among the countrys top energy lawyers, Emiliano Garayar has an unsurpassed track record in the sector - particularly when it comes to competition-related matters.