Chambers & Partners Global Ranking & Europe Ranking, 2021.


Chambers & Partners, one of the most prestigious legal directories, has once again recognised the work of our lawyers in its 2021 Global Guide and its 2021 Europe Guide.

Antonio Alcolea, Head of Public law in the Madrid office, advises clients in the fields of energy and infrastructures, mainly regarding to litigation and concession agreements. He reinforces his position at the Public law ranking, while clients value: His client service is incredible” ; “Great knowledge of public law in general, and of regulated sectors in particular”.

Santiago Díez maintains his leading position in Band 3 of the Tax law ranking, regarding his legal performance our clients state: “Santiago is the most reliable tax adviser I have ever met, always trying to find a constructive and safe solution“; “Excellent professional who is fully dedicated to the interest of his clients“. Our Tax team holds on to its Band 6 spot, and our clients state: “The lawyers always make themselves available and are hard-working and reliable,” reports one client, going on to say: “They know our business and are proactive in their advice”. Referees further describe the team as: “hands-on and well connected“. 

Our Competition team is currently ranked in Band 5 and regarding its performance, clients highlight the team’s fluency in multiple languages and the firm’s “fast and personal services”. Clients commend Diego Crespo for being an innovative practitioner: “He is really good, has a sharp mind and a good understanding of the commercial reality” and underline his: “knowledge and pragmatic advice”, our Competition partner based in Madrid, maintains his Band 3. Of counsel Stefan Rating, holds his Band 5 position at the Competition and EU law ranking for Spain, while clients are quick to point out his ability: “to bring strategic and practical advice to complex issues.”

Our Corporate law and M&A team is also featured in the Directory, with special recognition to the work of our Barcelona based team (Band 6). Chambers & Partners highlights the fact that the firm’s international Corporate and M&A expertise is well known in the legal market, and remarks its: “activity in the German market: every time a German company comes to Catalonia they come to them.”

Our Corporate law and M&A Partner, Philipp Kirchheim is featured in his area of expertise, featured in the ranking as Foreign Expert for Germany. Our Banking & Finance law team is also mentioned in the Global Guide, as well as the activity of our international desks in the area of Corporate law and M&A, mainly regarding the performance of our Italian desk and our German desk.