Gonzalo Olivera


Madrid, Spain

Gonzalo Olivera is the head of the Energy team in the King & Wood Mallesons Madrid office. A lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, Gonzalo is an expert in regulated sectors. His main area of specialisation is energy and infrastructure, but he also advises on other regulated sectors such as water, environment, and public contracts.

Gonzalo advises clients both in transactional and not transactional matters. This unique understanding of both Spanish Corporate and Public Law gives Gonzalo’s clients the scope to achieve commercial success in hugely diverse sectors.

Over the last few years, Gonzalo has advised some of the main operators of the energy Iberian markets as well, as several international investors (including foreign utilities and E&I funds).

Some of the companies he has advised include, among others, Activos en Renta Energía, Capital Dynamics, DWS, EDP Enegias de Portugal, EDP Renováveis, EKZ Renewables, Enercapital, Enertis Solar, Finerge, First Sentier Investors, Galp, MAPFRE, Metka EGN, MithraSol Ltd., REEF Energy, Capwatt, Suma Capital and Vapat.

Gonzalo is recommended by the main legal directories including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and Best Lawyer. 

According to Chambers & Partners, Gonzalo “is always looking for solutions“ and “clients highlight his very good vision of the market.”

Highlighted deals

  • EDP Group: advice on the acquisition of Viesgo from Macquarie. Deal value: €2.7 billion.
  • Galp: advice on the acquisition from ACS Group of a portfolio of operating and under development PV projects in Spain with an expected installed capacity of 2.9 GW. Deal value: €2.2 billion.
  • EDP Energias de Portugal: advice on the €2.5 billion sale of Naturgás.
  • DWS: advice on its investments and divestments in Spain, including the acquisition of significant stakes in solar CSP plants, wind plants and LNG regasification plants (BBG and SAGGAS) in Spain.
  • European Investment Bank: advice on the financing of the construction and operation (including PPA) of a portfolio of nine wind farms (300 MW) (Project Goya).
  • Nclave: advice on the drafting and negotiation of solar PV mounting structures and trackers supply agreements for several PV plants around the world (USA, Australia, Europe, LATAM, Africa, etc.).
  • EKZ Renewables: advice on the acquisition of several solar PV projects, including Algibicos Project (49 MW).
  • Alleans Renewables: advice on the acquisition of several solar PV projects in Spain.
  • EDP Group: advice on the IPO and listing (in Eurolist by Euronext Lisbon) of EDP Renováveis.

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