Pinsent Masons hires Public Law Partner in Spain

02 Mar 2023 | 10:25 am |

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Amaia Rivas Kortazar to lead its Public Law practice in its Madrid office.

Amaia will lead the Public Law department in the firm’s Madrid office proving regulatory support to the firm’s multinational clients predominantly operating in the energy and financial services sectors as well as collaborating with the firm’s global investment arbitraton specialists.

Joining from the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring in Spain (FROB), where she was the General Counsel, Amaia’s expertise incorporates a broad range of disciplines such as investor state arbitrations including Energy Charter Treaty disputes and advocacy. 

Madrid office co-head of Pinsent Masons in Spain, Fernando Gutiérrez said: “We are delighted to welcome Amaia to the team. Her expertise will enable us to support our multinational client base more effectively on a wide range of regulatory issues in Spain across our global sectors - energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and technology, science and industry.”

Prior to joining FROB she worked at the State Attorney's Office in Cordoba, the legal service of the Spanish Tax Authority, the International Arbitration team of the Kingdom of Spain, and in the State Attorney's Office before the National High Court. 

Commenting on her appointment Amaia said: “I am looking forward joining to Pinsent Masons and collaborating with its broad range of specialist across the firm’s network. It is a pleasure to become part of a sector-led and innovative firm that provides an outstanding platform to develop my practice.”

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