Concentrating on regulatory and administrative law, David Anton has been advising clients in a wide scope of cases. He has deep experience in the energy, infrastructure and natural resource sectors, environment and government regulatory, including public procurement, transport, national defence, gambling, etc. He defends the interests of clients before public authorities in the administrative stage and the contentious-administrative stage in the courts, at national, regional and local level. He is committed to find realistic and workable solutions in complex regulatory scenarios. Starting with a deep knowledge of the relevant sector, he is aware of the complexity of regulatory frameworks and the concerns of the clients acting in the so-called regulated sectors. His approach to cases consists of a 360º analysis to reach a position that allows understanding the perspective of the clients and the point of view of counterparts in order to anticipate any impact, and find the most cost and time efficient solution. He is able to display a collection of different actions in order to share with clients the pros and cons and make a decision on the best way to proceed. He has also advised public authorities, so he is in position to understand their point of view and reconcile private targets with public interest. With a deal-making attitude, he has wide experience in the regulatory aspects of M&A transactions, working closely with other teams to reach the best solution and solve or circumvent any regulatory obstacles in the path of a successful structure bearing in mind all potential risks.
Areas of Focus
Challenging legislation and regulations before courts, including Resolution from Ministry of Justice on submission of corporate books representing association of listed companies Emisores Españoles.
Claims for reestablishment of economic and financial balance of public contracts (road concession agreements, biogas and incineration waste facilities, public parking lots, etc.).
Legal advice and analysis of risks relating to international public procurement of energy and industrial projects, including EPC contracts, O&M contracts, and JV agreements.
Claims for damages against Spanish Government as a result of changes in regulatory framework, especially in relation to renewable energy sector.
Analysis of regulatory aspects involved in public offering proceedings of public-owned companies in the sectors of gaming and airports.
Legal defence in the context of public procurement for awarding of contracts in the railway sector, including challenges of awarding.
Administrative appeal and defense before courts of a Spanish industrial group against an unfavorable environmental impact statement for a refinery project.
Legal advice to a Swedish mining group on actions against it filed by a Spanish Administration relating to failure of tailings dam in Andalucía.
Legal defense before the courts of one of the largest companies in fertilizers sector in relation with disposal of waste in quarry.