22Abr 22 The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Leading Firm 2022

Environment

Noted for its ‘great theoretical and practical knowledge‘, GTA Villamagna Abogados stands out for its work in real estate, hotels, agriculture and mining-related environmental matters. The firm is well versed in environmental permits and environmental impact assessments, and often advises on the environmental law aspects of sales and acquisitions of energy and industrial projects. Ernesto García-Trevijano leads the department and maintains a diverse practice, covering environment, urban planning, construction and public procurement; Marta Plaza and Jesús Estrada are also noted.

Leading Individual & Practice Head: Ernesto García-Trevijano

Other Key Lawyers: Marta Plaza; Jesús Estrada; Javier García

Public Law

‘Everything in the firm is of the highest level’, says a client about GTA Villamagna Abogados, whose solid public law department is jointly headed by Ernesto García-Trevijano, ‘one of the country’s leading specialists’, and Marta Plaza, who advises on public procurement, urban law and planning. The team, which also includes senior associate Javier García, is best known for its litigation skills, and for advising clients on the construction and operation of public infrastructure, especially highways and ports.

Leading Individual: Ernesto García-Trevijano

Practice Head(s): Ernesto García-Trevijano; Marta Plaza

Other Key Lawyer: Javier García

Tax

Offering ‘fast, effective and high-level advice’, the tax team at GTA Villamagna Abogados excels in tax litigation, wealth management and tax matters involving financial institutions. Carlos Marcelo is a key name for matters in the finance space, while other sectors of strength for the team include real estate, insurance and pharmaceuticals. Government tax inspector on leave Felipe Alonso is an experienced practice head, and Javier Povo received significant praise from clients for his recent counsel.

Hall of Fame: Felipe Alonso

Next Generation Partner: Javier Povo

Other Key Lawyers: Carlos Marcelo; Javier Povo; Antonio Ruiz; David Caballero

Dispute Resolution

The ‘excellent team of professionals‘ at GTA Villamagna Abogados ‘knows how to extract what is important from the facts‘. The team is particularly active in litigation, with an emphasis on matters arising out of real estate, construction and infrastructure projects, but is also equipped to represent clients in arbitration proceedings. Corporate disputes are another area of strength for the team, which is led by the highly regarded Ernesto García-Trevijano. Marta Plaza and Jesús Estrada handle a range of public, civil and corporate disputes.

Practice Head: Ernesto García-Trevijano

Other Key Lawyers: Marta Plaza; Jesús Estrada; Mercedes Bértolo; Javier García

Projects and Energy

Praised for their ‘approachability and easygoing nature’, partners Ernesto García-Trevijano and Jesús Estrada steer GTA Villamagna Abogados’ energy practice, which is well known for its track record handling the construction and operation of power plants. Also of note is the department’s expertise in regulation in the renewable energy market. Senior associates Javier García and María Ariza are other key members of the team.

Next Generation Partner: Jesús Estrada

Practice Head: Ernesto García-Trevijano

Other Key Lawyers: Javier García; María Ariza; Jesús Estrada

Real Estate and Construction

The experienced real estate group at Madrid-based firm GTA Villamagna Abogados takes a multidisciplinary approach, utilising public law and planning knowledge to advise national and international real estate developers, construction companies, private equity firms, corporates and public authorities across such sectors as infrastructure, consulting, hospitality and legal services. Planning expert Ernesto García-Trevijano heads the team, which is supported by public law specialist Marta Plaza.

Practice head: Ernesto García-Trevijano

Other Key Lawyers: Marta Plaza