Press release

Pérez-Llorca names five new partners

12/01/2021

Ana Cremades, Laura Ruiz, Mónica de San Román, Natalia Olmos and Jaime de Blas become new partners of the firm.

Pérez-Llorca has today announced the appointment of five new partners, four of which are women. All the lawyers have spent all or part of their careers at the firm.

Ana Cremades joined Pérez-Llorca in 2019. She holds a degree in Law from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE and a diploma in Business Law Management from the same university. In 2006, she was admitted to the State Advocate’s Office, having achieved the highest grade of all the candidates in the examinations. Since then, she has held positions of responsibility in several government agencies. Highlights include her role as State Advocate before the National High Court, Coordinator of the Energy and Telecommunications Area, and Head State Advocate at the Secretariat of State for Energy. Cremades features in the Best Lawyers® legal directory in the practice of ‘Administrative Law’ and ‘Energy Law’ and has been recognised by Legal 500 EMEA for the area of ‘Public Law’.

Laura Ruiz joined Pérez-Llorca in 2007. She holds a degree in Law and Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She also has a specialist diploma in Insolvency Law from Universidad de Deusto. Ruiz has extensive experience advising both national and international clients on all types of litigation and arbitration relating to civil, commercial, insolvency and corporate matters. In recent years, she has participated in significant insolvency proceedings of large companies in the construction, food and motorway concession sectors, among others, defending the interests of creditors, and has been involved in negotiations regarding pre-insolvency situations of listed companies. She has also been recognised by Chambers Europe in the category of ‘Restructuring/Insolvency: Insolvency’ as ‘Associate to watch’, and by Best Lawyers® in the categories of ‘Insolvency and Reorganization Law’ and ‘Litigation’. In the academic field, she has coached Universidad Carlos III’s team for the international competition Moot Madrid and participates as an arbitrator in Moot Madrid. She has also taught classes at the Madrid Bar Association, for the Master’s Degree for Access to the Legal Profession at Universidad Carlos III (Insolvency Law) and for the Master’s Degree for Access to the Legal Profession at IE Law School.

Mónica de San Román has been working at Pérez-Llorca since 2015 and holds a degree in Law from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICADE in Madrid and a diploma in International Relations from the same university. She also holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from Centro de Estudios Garrigues. As a member of the Firm’s Banking and Finance team, she advises national and international clients on all types of financing, including corporate finance, acquisition finance, project finance, real estate finance, asset finance, as well as restructurings and debt acquisition transactions. Mónica de San Román has been recognised by Best Lawyers® in the practice of ‘Asset Finance Law’.

Natalia Olmos joined Pérez-Llorca in 2011. She holds a degree in Law and Business Administration from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and specialises in Litigation and Public Law. Her practice focuses primarily on litigation, under the jurisdiction of both the administrative and civil courts, including all types of corporate disputes before the Commercial Courts. She also has extensive experience in advising administrations and public entities and companies on their relationships with public administrations. In terms of academic contributions, Olmos has lectured for the Master’s degree in Business Law at Universidad de Navarra.

Jaime de Blas holds a degree in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas de Madrid and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London. Since joining the firm in 2014, he has advised on restrictive agreements, abuses of dominant position, economic mergers and state aid. He defends clients in the framework of sanctioning proceedings before the Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition (“CNMC”) and before the European Commission at an EU level. Jaime de Blas has been highlighted by the legal directory Best Lawyers® in the practices of ‘Competition/Antitrust Law’ and ‘European Union Law’.

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