Marina Serrano
Marina Serrano

Contact

mserrano@perezllorca.com
T: +34 91 423 66 61
F: +34 91 436 04 30
Paseo de la Castellana, 50
28046 Madrid
Spain

Practice areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Profile

Marina Serrano has a law degree and a Graduation Award for Special Distinction (Premio extraordinario de Fin de Carrera) from the University of Zaragoza in 1979. She also read a degree in Philosophy and Languages at the same time, in the branch of History, and has a degree from the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales. In 1982 Marina became a State Advocate, and is currently on leave of absence.

She speaks Spanish and English.

Experience

Marina joined Pérez-Llorca in 2014 as Of Counsel of the Litigation, Public and Regulated Sectors department. With over 30 years of experience, she has an extensive professional career full of positions of considerable responsibility. Expert in Energy Law. She has dedicated a large part of her professional career to the energy sector. She formed part of the regulator for the energy sector since its creation in 1995, the Commission for the National Electricity Network and the National Energy Commission (CNE) (Comisión Nacional de Energía), first as the General Secretary and Secretary of the Board, and Director of Legal Advice, and then as Commissioner. She formerly acted as the Secretary of the Board of Red Eléctrica de España S.A (REE), sole operator of the Spanish electricity network and carrier of the high-voltage grid network. She has got to know first-hand, therefore, the regulation of the energy sector throughout the last 20 years and has participated in the liberalisation process of the electric and gas sectors, in addition to the introduction of renewable energies in Spain. She is similarly an expert in European energy and environment law. Furthermore, she is familiar with the regulation of Latin American energy systems having been the First Vice-President of the Ibero-American Association of Energy Regulatory Bodies (ARIAE) (La Asociación Iberoamericana de Entidades Reguladoras de la Energía).

An expert on regulatory and government intervention methods in the economic sectors, she has advised on other regulated sectors, such as the airport and telecommunication sectors. She is additionally an expert in operation procedures and in regulatory instruments used by the Regulation Authorities and Independent Supervision Authorities.

Marina has been the Director General of Government Property (Treasury Department) during the period in which the current Assets of the Public Administration Act (Law 33/2003) was developed and passed, offering, therefore, extensive experience in the management of public property (public and private assets), government franchises and permits for use. She similarly has experience in the corporate assets of the Administration, comprising public companies, Public Law entities and state owned enterprises, in particular operations regarding the restructuring of the public corporate sector.

She has been Chief Counsel to the Regional Assembly of Aragon and as State Advocate she has advised the state and acted before various jurisdictional bodies, having been appointed at, among others, the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, through which she has gained experienced in this field and in the system of public subsidies. Furthermore, she has also acted as Commissioner of the Management Board of SEPI (State owned enterprise of Industrial Shares, or Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales), as well as of the state owned enterprises of the Postal Service and of National Heritage.

She has also been a member of the Royal Board of Trustees of the Prado Museum, Patron of the Lázaro Galdeano Museum, as well as of the Royal Tapestry Factory and the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja.

Professional memberships

The Madrid Bar Association (ICAM).

Recognition

Marina Serrano features in various legal directories such as:

  • Chambers Global: Energy & Natural Resources.
  • Chambers Europe: Energy & Natural Resources.
  • Best Lawyers®: Natural Resources Law.

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mserrano@perezllorca.com
T: +34 91 423 66 61
F: +34 91 436 04 30
Paseo de la Castellana, 50
28046 Madrid
Spain

Profile

Marina Serrano has a law degree and a Graduation Award for Special Distinction (Premio extraordinario de Fin de Carrera) from the University of Zaragoza in 1979. She also read a degree in Philosophy and Languages at the same time, in the branch of History, and has a degree from the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales. In 1982 Marina became a State Advocate, and is currently on leave of absence.

She speaks Spanish and English.

Experience

Marina joined Pérez-Llorca in 2014 as Of Counsel of the Litigation, Public and Regulated Sectors department. With over 30 years of experience, she has an extensive professional career full of positions of considerable responsibility. Expert in Energy Law. She has dedicated a large part of her professional career to the energy sector. She formed part of the regulator for the energy sector since its creation in 1995, the Commission for the National Electricity Network and the National Energy Commission (CNE) (Comisión Nacional de Energía), first as the General Secretary and Secretary of the Board, and Director of Legal Advice, and then as Commissioner. She formerly acted as the Secretary of the Board of Red Eléctrica de España S.A (REE), sole operator of the Spanish electricity network and carrier of the high-voltage grid network. She has got to know first-hand, therefore, the regulation of the energy sector throughout the last 20 years and has participated in the liberalisation process of the electric and gas sectors, in addition to the introduction of renewable energies in Spain. She is similarly an expert in European energy and environment law. Furthermore, she is familiar with the regulation of Latin American energy systems having been the First Vice-President of the Ibero-American Association of Energy Regulatory Bodies (ARIAE) (La Asociación Iberoamericana de Entidades Reguladoras de la Energía).

An expert on regulatory and government intervention methods in the economic sectors, she has advised on other regulated sectors, such as the airport and telecommunication sectors. She is additionally an expert in operation procedures and in regulatory instruments used by the Regulation Authorities and Independent Supervision Authorities.

Marina has been the Director General of Government Property (Treasury Department) during the period in which the current Assets of the Public Administration Act (Law 33/2003) was developed and passed, offering, therefore, extensive experience in the management of public property (public and private assets), government franchises and permits for use. She similarly has experience in the corporate assets of the Administration, comprising public companies, Public Law entities and state owned enterprises, in particular operations regarding the restructuring of the public corporate sector.

She has been Chief Counsel to the Regional Assembly of Aragon and as State Advocate she has advised the state and acted before various jurisdictional bodies, having been appointed at, among others, the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, through which she has gained experienced in this field and in the system of public subsidies. Furthermore, she has also acted as Commissioner of the Management Board of SEPI (State owned enterprise of Industrial Shares, or Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales), as well as of the state owned enterprises of the Postal Service and of National Heritage.

She has also been a member of the Royal Board of Trustees of the Prado Museum, Patron of the Lázaro Galdeano Museum, as well as of the Royal Tapestry Factory and the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja.

Professional memberships

The Madrid Bar Association (ICAM).

Recognition

Marina Serrano features in various legal directories such as:

  • Chambers Global: Energy & Natural Resources.
  • Chambers Europe: Energy & Natural Resources.
  • Best Lawyers®: Natural Resources Law.

​​​​​​​​​​​​

Office

Madrid

Contact

mserrano@perezllorca.com
T: +34 91 423 66 61
F: +34 91 436 04 30
Paseo de la Castellana, 50
28046 Madrid

Spain

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