In this chapter we highlight 26 construction and real estate lawyers in the Iberian market who have been nominated for their expertise in commercial and residential matters across a wide range of sectors.
Most Highly Regarded
Uría Menéndez sees five standout individuals recognised in this chapter.
Diego Armero is a distinguished figure who clients rely on for real estate asset sales and project financing matters.
The “simply brilliant” Álvaro López de Argumedo excels in domestic and international construction disputes.
Fernando Azofra “has a great reputation” in real estate-focused asset finance and M&A matters, including structuring and executing property investments.
Ignacio Albiñana is widely recommended for his work on high-value real estate acquisitions, and comes highly sought-after for his extensive experience advising clients in the eastern European market.
Duarte Garin is a “true expert” who is “very visible in the market” thanks to his top-notch work on high-value real estate acquisitions.
Cuatrecasas sees three practitioners highlighted here.
Peers hail Alfonso Iglesia as “a top name in construction law”. He regularly represents high-profile companies in contract negotiations and high-stakes disputes.
Bernat Mullerat is singled out as “an extremely competent and excellent lawyer” who is well-versed at securing complex real estate acquisitions. He also earns plaudits for his regulatory and contractual know-how regarding tourism operations.
Gerard Hernández is renowned for his work on complex domestic and international real estate acquisitions. Peers further commend his expertise in commercial leasing contracts.
At Morais Leitão, João Torroaes Valente is touted as “very active in market transactions”. He possesses a detailed understanding of investment funds and has amassed extensive experience advising clients on the development, sale and purchase of retail parks and shopping centres.
Hogan Lovells’ Silvia Martínez Sastre is a rising star who shines in cross-border construction arbitration proceedings.
Rafael Molina of Latham & Watkins has established a stellar reputation for his exceptional work on complex real estate transactions and lease agreements.
Mercedes Fernández at Jones Day is an “absolutely fantastic lawyer” who is considered a leader in construction contract and defect disputes.
Sofia Gomes da Costa at PLMJ receives acclaim as “a top-tier attorney who is able to identify and address issues easily”. She possesses more than 20 years of experience advising clients on M&A transactions and cross-border real estate investments.
Respondents place Ashurst’s Cristina Calvo “at the top of the list” for her expansive knowledge of the real estate sector. She is a go-to for the full range of issues including disputes, distressed transactions, financing deals and disposals.
Ismael Fernández Antón is nominated for his “very well-reputed real estate practice” which covers a broad range of matters including zoning, project development and financing.
Clifford Chance’s Carlos Portocarrero de las Heras is “tremendously well known in the real estate market where he carries a great reputation”. He regularly represents investors and financial institutions in portfolio sales and real estate acquisitions.