04Oct 21 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa Enviroment (Leading Firm)

Enviroment

GTA Villamagna Abogados is a key name in the Spanish market when it comes to the environmental law implications of high-value disposals and acquisitions of industrial and energy projects. A highlight in 2020 was practice head Ernesto García-Trevijano and his team’s advice to Elnosa on adapting the process of its chlorine production to the European Community rules. The wide-ranging practice is also strong on regulatory advice to local authorities, as well as environmental litigation. Public law expert Marta Plaza is a key member of the team, and Javier García represents clients in administrative and court procedures regarding environmental issues.

Public Law

The ‘whole team works perfectly aligned to give the best possible service’ at GTA Villamagna Abogados. The firm advises on the construction and operation of public infrastructure, primarily highways and ports, as well as on the management of public services. The department also handles litigation matters in the area. Ernesto García-Trevijano ‘brilliantly and accurately analyses the problems’. He co-leads the practice with Marta Plaza, who demonstrates ‘total dedication’ and has particular expertise in public procurement.

Tax

The ‘fully available, highly motivated and technically impeccable’ tax department at GTA Villamagna Abogados advises on tax issues related to the banking, real estate, insurance, financing and life sciences sectors. The firm’s expertise includes tax litigation and wealth management. Felipe Alonso Fernandez leads the team and specialises in tax litigation, private banking, corporate tax law and indirect taxation.

Dispute Resolution

Providing ‘good and effective coordination’, GTA Villamagna Abogados has ‘deep legal knowledge’ in multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. Particular specialisms for the firm include corporate litigation, contractual liability, tortious liability, defects in construction projects, protection of IP rights and litigation arising from the energy sector. Key names in the team are Ernesto García-Trevijano, who has experience in public law and dispute resolution; and Marta Plaza, who advises on a range of public, civil and commercial disputes.

Projects and Energy

GTA Villamagna Abogados’ energy department covers M&A, contracts, regulation and administrative matters related to infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Ernesto García-Trevijano has a strong public law practice, with experience across thermosolar, biomass, wind and photovoltaic energy production. The firm also showed its investment in this practice through the promotion of Jesús Estrada to partner in 2020.

Real Estate and Construction

GTA Villamagna Abogados combines expertise in planning and public law to advise on urban and town planning issues, as well as disputes arising from public administration liability on expropriation. Planning and public law expert Ernesto García-Trevijano leads the team.