Pinsent Masons set for Madrid launch

19 Apr 2017 | 08:29 am | 2 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced plans to launch its third international office in less than 12 months, with a Madrid presence expected to open in May.

English version

The firm has brought together a team of six partners to develop a practice around the firm's global sectors of advanced manufacturing and technology, financial services and infrastructure.

The team comprises:

  • Diego Lozano is among the most distinguished lawyers in Madrid, having served as Head of legal services for the Tax Department in the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Technical Secretary General in the Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Environment. He also served on the Board of AENA (the Spanish airport and air navigation association), Correos y Telégrafos (the Spanish postal service) and the Banco de Crédito Local. Additionally, as Deputy General Counsel and Vice-secretary of the board of directors of the Telefónica he also oversaw a range of the telecoms giant's corporate activities during privatisation, including its IPO.

    Diego went on to Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department at Ramón y Cajal and specialises in M&A and public-private partnerships, particularly in the technology and utilities sectors.

  • Antonio Sánchez Montero, who specialises in M&A, corporate investment, divestment and sourcing and outsourcing. Antonio advises a range of clients across a number of sectors including telecommunications, energy, financial services, and manufacturing. Standout mandates include advising The Coca Cola Company in the merger process of all the Spanish bottlers to form Coca Cola Partners in a deal worth close to €4000m. 

  • Idoya Arteagabeitia, who acts for a wide range of financial services businesses, particularly in respect of project finance. Prior to private practice Idoya served as Deputy Director of the Legal Service of the Official Credit Institute (ICO) and Secretary of the General Council of the ICO, where she ran its legal team. She continues to act as Secretary to the Board of the ICO Foundation in addition to a number of funds. Idoya has developed a particular specialism in the sale of Non-Performing Loans, acting on the €300m sale of hotel-related loans from Bankia to Bank of America, and €400m sale of developer-related loans from Ibercaja to Oaktree. Idoya also advised on the restructuring of La Finca Global Assets bank debt through a €400m financing.

  • Inma Castelló – Inma is a Corporate and Commercial partner specialising in M&A, corporate investment and divestments, and corporate restructuring. She is secretary of several companies and has particular expertise in the financial services and real estate sectors.  She is Secretary to the Association of Digital Health practitioners in Madrid.

  • Ricardo Garcia - Ricardo has held various senior positions in house over the past 17 years and joins from global top 30 contractor OHL. Ricardo has significant experience in the infrastructure sector and has acted on projects including the €6billion high speed railway between Mecca and Medina and the €2billion Sidra Hospital project in Qatar.

  • Sofia Parra – Sofia is an energy and infrastructure disputes specialist and existing Pinsent Masons partner.

The announcement comes within 12 months of the firm opening an energy-focused office in Dusseldorf and an energy and infrastructure-focused practice in Johannesburg. The firm also bolstered its European corporate practice last year through the acquisition of boutique firm Mayrhofer & Partner in Munich.

Richard Foley, Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons, says:

"Our vision is to be recognised as an international market leader in the global sectors in which we operate, and we recognise that we can only do that if we are serious about supporting our clients across key commercial centres. We have found a team in Madrid which not only exudes quality but also shares our sector-focussed vision. In particular, they share our passion for innovating for and with our clients to redefine the landscape for private practice. We are looking forward to bringing a very different type of law firm to Spain."

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons advises Ebbsfleet Development Corporation on critical land acquisition for garden city project

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) on the acquisition of land from Ebbsfleet Investment GP Limited for a landmark regeneration project.

Increase in average prison sentence length for tax evasion - now over two and a half years

There was a 10% rise in the average prison sentence length for tax evasion last year jumping to 2 years 7 months*, up from 2 years 5 months, says Pinsent Masons, the international law firm.

More Mindful Business Charter signings on World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health day and, one year since the launch of the Mindful Business Charter (MBC), 17 more organisations are adopting the Charter's pledge to change avoidable working practices that can affect mental health and wellbeing.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts