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Client Choice – International 2013
Hermenegildo Altozano is a partner of Bird & Bird in Spain and
heads the energy and utilities practice. He specialises in energy,
advising on transactions and projects in both Spain and Latin
America (especially in Cuba), and provides investment
protection and arbitration advice related to Latin American
Mr Altozano advises Spanish and international companies
on energy projects in Spain as well as other countries. He has
thorough industry experience and an understanding not only
of the legal issues, but also of the commercial concerns that
challenge clients’ business objectives.
Mr Altozano is the director of the senior programme in
energy law at the
Instituto de Empresa
(Madrid) and a private
international law lecturer at
Universidad Francisco de Vitoria
(Madrid). He is a regular guest on
Intereconomía Business
and is a columnist in
La Gaceta
’s economy section.
Mr Altozano is highly ranked in legal directories. Among
his recent awards are the Lawyer of the Year 2012 in natural
resources, Spain by
Best Lawyers
and Spanish Energy
Law Firm of the Year at
Acquisition International
’s Legal
Awards 2012.
Bird & Bird (Spain) LLP
Jorge Juan, 8-1a
+34 917 90 6000
+34 917 90 6011
What clients said
“We have gained significant value for money from
our relationship with Mr Altozano. Legal advice is
not an end itself, but a means to make commercial
transactions happen.”
“Hermenegildo is an excellent lawyer, with all the
necessary legal expertise, but also a perfect
understanding of how risks are assessed in the
energy business.”
“Hermenegildo has, above all, a very clear mind, and
an astonishing ability to express complex ideas in a
simple way and to provide legal advice in a client-
friendly manner.”
“He has excellent communication skills and a fine
commercial sense, and is a terrific negotiator.”
Altozano, Hermenegildo
Bird & Bird (Spain) LLP – Partner |
Winner – Energy & Natural Resources, Spain