05Ago 18 Chambers Europe 2018 Leading Individual

Energy & Natural Resources

GTA VILLAMAGNA’s Ernesto García-Trevijano is described by sources as «an amazing lawyer» with a «high technical capacity.» He offers particular expertise in the areas of biomass and solar power and also advises on deals involving solar power plants. He regularly acts on behalf of US and UK-based investment funds on M&A transactions in the energy market.

Environment

According to sources, Ernesto García-Trevijano of GTA VILLAMAGNA is «very experienced, accessible and looks for a range of solutions; he’s a brilliant lawyer who is great to work with.» Another client adds: «He makes us feel at ease when we have complex matters to deal with.» His practice includes environmental compliance, permits and assistance with judicial proceedings.

Planning

Ernesto García-Trevijano‘s broad practice in public law allows him to assist investors and developers with complex contentious and non-contentious planning issues. He advised Millennium Procam on its claim for damages against the city of Lorca following a failed project to develop a plot of land. «He’s a super high-quality lawyer,» notes one client, who adds: «He and his team work hard, can co-ordinate with any other firm and have a seamless way of communicating with us.» «He knows the company well and tailors his responses to our needs,» says another interviewee.

Marta Plaza González rises in the rankings this year after receiving significant praise from clients for her handling of urban management and planning matters. «She’s very practical and goes through the issues systematically,» says one impressed interviewee. Another source describes her as a «brilliant lawyer who takes a hugely proactive approach to matters.» She assisted Quabit Inmobiliaria with claims relating to a planning development in Castilla-La Mancha.

Tax

«Very well-known tax litigator» Felipe Alonso leverages his previous experience working as a tax inspector to advise on a broad range of mandates in the field. He typically assists small companies, financial entities and high-profile individuals with either tax planning matters or tax litigation proceedings. «He has so much experience,» notes one client, who goes on to say: «He always wants to do things properly and in the most efficient way.» «He’s top-notch in terms of quality,» state peers.