Hermenegildo Altozano


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Jorge Juan, 8, 1º
28001 Madrid

Tel: +34 91 790 6000
Fax: +34 91 790 6011

Email: hermenegildo.altozano@twobirds.com
Web: www.twobirds.com

Hermenegildo Altozano heads our Energy & Utilities practice in Madrid.

He specialises in Energy, advising on transactions and projects in Spain and Latin America, and provides investment protection and arbitration advice in relation to Latin America. Hermenegildo advises Spanish and international companies on energy projects in Spain as well as in other countries. He has deep industry experience and understanding of not only the legal but also the commercial issues that challenge his clients’ business objectives.

He is the director of the Senior Programme in Energy Law at the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid), co-director of Energy and Regulation Forum at FIDE association and professor of Private International Law at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid). He is a regular participant in Intereconomía Business’ television programme.

He was awarded the International Law Office Client Choice Award in 2010, 2011 and 2013 and named Lawyer of the Year 2012 for Natural Resources by Best Lawyers. In 2012, Hermenegildo’s team won the Acquisition International Spanish Energy Law Firm of the Year award.

Hermegildo joined us from Hogan Lovells where he was Head of their Energy and Natural Resources Group in Spain, building up this successful practice from scratch.

Our Energy and Utilities team has been designed to meet the changing needs of the sector. Our view is that, as the world moves towards decarbonised economies coupled with an increased need for provision of essential utilities, the way in which projects are structured and delivered will evolve with the inclusion of complex new technologies.

Our International Energy & Utilities Sector Group acts for a large number of companies, funds, financial institutions and governments, involved in the energy sector. Our lawyers cover all aspects of renewable energy, electricity generation, energy trading, electricity transmission and gas transportation, electricity and gas distribution and supply, water and sewerage and climate change as well as upstream oil and gas.

Our practice is driven by a genuine understanding of key business technology and processes, and is particularly strong in energy regulation, major projects, corporate finance, emissions trading, environmental and dispute resolution.

Since 1898 we have led the way in protecting the ideas that have made some of the world’s greatest companies successful.

This rich history has given us an unparalleled insight into our client’s industries and, in 1998, we became one of the first law firms to organise itself around key sectors, enabling us to share our deep industry knowledge more effectively across the firm.

Today, the depth of experience in each sector, and the fact so many of our 1,000 lawyers and legal practitioners around the world have worked in-house or have relevant degrees that complement their legal qualifications, means that our clients find they are working with a legal team that already understands the challenges they face.

Our passion for the Aviation, Aerospace, Communications, Electronics, Energy & Utilities, Food & Beverage, Financial Services, IT, Life Sciences, Media and Sport sectors means that we are continuing to attract the brightest and best lawyers in these industries to work with us. They join us because the fact that our clients are continually innovating means we often work at the cutting-edge of the law to establish how legal frameworks are implemented in new situations.

Last year our deep industry knowledge helped us gain 15 awards and accolades for the quality of legal service we provide, on top of rankings across 34 disciplines in the major legal directories.

Universal praise for Hermenegildo Altozano sees him rise in the rankings this year, with interviewees describing him as “a prestigious lawyer who is extremely active.” He advises domestic and international clients, particularly in Cuba, on energy-related matters.
Chambers Europe, 2013