20 King & Wood Mallesons lawyers highlighted in the ranking Best Lawyers in Spain 2020

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The prestigious publication Best Lawyers has recognised in its 2020 ranking the work of 20 King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) lawyers in Spain, highlighting them as one of the best professionals in their individual practice areas. The lawyers of the firm, 13 partners and 7 associates, have positioned themselves in 19 practice areas in total.

Of notable mention is Isabel Rodríguez, partner and director of the firm's Funds team in Spain, who has been awarded the title Lawyer of the Year for the category Investment. This is undoubtedly an important recognition in a year when KWM's private equity team has closed outstanding cases, such as the advice to Asterion Industrial Partners on the structuring of the biggest infrastructure fund in Spain, and the advice to Miura Private Equity on the closing of Frutas, the biggest agrifood fund in Europe. 

Another new distinction in this year's edition of Best Lawyers for KWM, is the ranking's first-time inclusion of various partners and experienced lawyers: Germán Cabrera, Ramón García Gallardo, Fernando Badenes, Cristina Esteban, María Redondo and Pablo Salamanca.

Carlos Pazos, managing partner of King & Wood Mallesons in Spain, indicates that "for us, the recognition by Best Lawyers in Spain 2020 of our team is a great source of pride, particularly at such a special time, when the firm is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Spain. These results emphasise our position as one of the leading law firms in the Spanish legal market in all issues related to advice on M&A, funds, energy, litigation, finance, tax and real estate".

Detailed below are the results earned by the firm in the 2020 edition:

  • Carlos Pazos (partner) – Corporate / M&A; Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice; Private Equity; Venture Capital; Investment
  • Roberto Pomares (partner) – Corporate / M&A; Energy; Project Finance / Development Practice
  • Isabel Rodríguez (partner) – Private Equity; Venture Capital; Investment 
  • Alberto Ruano (partner) – Tax
  • Joaquín Sales (partner) – Banking / Finance; Asset Finance; Project Finance / Development Practice
  • Gonzalo Olivera (partner) – Administrative; Energy; Water Law; Environmental Law; Natural Resources; Project Finance / Development Practice
  • José Antonio Calleja (partner) – Real Estate
  • Alfredo Guerrero (partner) – Criminal Defence
  • Carlos Gil-Iglesias (partner) – Labour / Employment; Employee Benefits 
  • Pablo Díaz (partner) – Corporate / M&A
  • Ildefonso Alier (partner) – Private Equity Law
  • Germán Cabrera (partner) – Corporate / M&A
  • Ramón García Gallardo (partner) – Arbitration / Mediation
  • José Carlos Fraga (senior associate) – Litigation; Insolvency / Reorganization Law
  • Candela Escribano (senior associate) – Real Estate
  • Alberto Artés (senior associate) – Administrative Law
  • Fernando Badenes (senior associate) – Insolvency / Reorganization Law
  • Cristina Esteban (senior associate) – Labour / Employment
  • María Redondo (senior associate) – Project Finance / Development Practice
  • Pablo Salamanca (associate) – Real Estate