Pinsent Masons makes triple partner hire to energy team in Spain

03 Apr 2023 | 01:28 pm | 1 min. read

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has hired three prominent energy sector partners to its Madrid office.

Hermenegildo Altozano, Alfonso Bayona and Juan De Navasqüés all advise both domestic and international clients on energy projects and transactions in Spain. This includes M&A, corporate power purchase agreements, project financings and all corporate transactional work.

All three join from Bird & Bird in Madrid where they developed a well-respected energy practice, led by Hermenegildo Altozano.

Inmaculada Castelló, co-managing partner of Pinsent Masons Spain, commented: "The energy sector in Spain is booming, we have recently seen the entry of many global players, and activity is set to continue to grow. We are proud to bring on board a team of excellent professionals with such industry recognition and expertise to ensure that we can continue to provide first class legal support to our domestic and international clients.”

Hermenegildo Altozano will lead Pinsent Masons‘ energy team in Spain. He predominantly advises clients on M&A transactions and is well known in both the Spanish and Latin American markets. Alfonso Bayona and Juan De Navasqüés specialise in corporate, M&A and project work, mainly advising national and international companies within the energy and infrastructure sector.

Commenting on his appointment, Hermenegildo said: "Spain is a very important player in the energy sector and will lead the development of energy and infrastructure projects in Europe in the coming months. We look forward to joining Pinsent Masons and its global team of industry experts to provide clients with quality, specialised legal advice.”

Pinsent Masons has advised a number of landmark energy deals in Spain. In 2022, the firm advised long-standing client Ørsted on its entry into the Spanish market via a number of joint ventures. The team also advised Enagás on the sale of a minority stake of its subsidiary, Enagás Renovable.

The three appointments highlight the firm’s continued focus and investment into its global energy sector offering. Other recent notable hires include energy and planning partner Kirstie Richards and her team of two senior associates in Sydney (Australia), energy and infrastructure partner Jannie de Villiers in Johannesburg (South Africa), and energy and technology partner Joni Henry in Sydney (Australia). 

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