En su edición de 2015, Chambers Europe destaca a GTA VILLAMAGNA ABOGADOS por su labor en Urbanismo, Medio Ambiente (Recognised Practioner), Fiscal y Wealth Managent, resaltando el trabajo de sus abogados en prácticamente la totalidad de las áreas cubiertas por la firma (Medio Ambiente, Urbanismo, Derecho Público, Energía y Recursos Naturales y Fiscal).

El prestigioso directorio sitúa a uno de los socios fundadores del Despacho, Felipe Alonso, en la banda 1 en Fiscal, liderando el ranking en su materia, y en la Banda 2 en Wealth Managent. Destaca, asimismo, a su socio fundador, Ernesto García-Trevijano Garnica, en el área de Derecho Público, situándole en la Banda 1 y en la Banda 2 en Medio Ambiente y Urbanismo. También en el área de Urbanismo aparece clasificado otro socio de la firma, Marta Plaza González.

A continuación transcribimos algunas de las reseñas contenidas en la edición de 2015 de Chambers Europe.

Planning

GTA VILLAMAGNA ABOGADOS is an established team with a strong, growing reputation on the Spanish market. Advises both public authorities and private companies across all aspects of planning law, including administrative proceedings, obtaining licenses and drafting planning agreements. “Ernesto García-Trevijano is extremely clever, adept in litigation, quick to understand problems and very ethical. Recently promoted partner Marta Plaza González is highlighted by sources for her efficiency, intelligence, responsiveness and attention to detail”.

Market Perception: “A very positive rating for a very practical team. I would highlight its knowledge, speed of response and proactivity in searching for solutions.” “A precise and experienced team providing excellent client service.”

Tax

Especially active appealing Spanish tax audits for domestic clients and assisting international clients with preparation of tax audit strategies. Felipe Alonso has tremendous experience in advising individuals and companies in sensitive tax litigation proceedings, particularly defending against aggressive tax audits. “I really appreciate his expertise in special circumstances like claims against the administration and declarations on different interpretations of tax issues,” says one client. Alonso also assists with criminal claims and income tax refunds.

Market perception:

“Every time we contact the lawyers they respond in good time. This is my first time working in this industry and the firm is very supportive.”

“I am impressed by the lawyers’ precise explanations of possible alternatives when giving solutions to situations that require quick decision-making.”

Wealth Management

Practice head Felipe Alonso is lauded for his work in tax litigation: “He is very careful and imaginative, and finds solutions in very complicated cases,”

Market perception:

 “The technical knowledge is remarkable – the whole team is highly specialised.”

Energy & Natural Resources

Public law expert Ernesto García-Trevijano and founding partner of Madrid firm GTA VILLAMAGNA has accumulated an extensive portfolio of renewable energy work, with experience in the construction and operation of thermosolar, wind energy and biomass plants. Clients particularly like that he “is directly involved in the processes and gives innovative solutions”

Environment

Ernesto García-Trevijano of Madrid firm GTA VILLAMAGNA is well known among peers as a public law lawyer with tremendous experience in environmental litigation. Sources draw attention to “the speed with which he can give answers and the simplicity with which he explains himself.” He regularly assists industry clients with disputes over waste management”.

Public Law

Ernesto García-Trevijano of GTA VILLAMAGNA remains “an indisputable figure in the field,” according to one source. Clients also comment favourably on his commercial focus.