Santiago Garrido de las Heras

Santiago Garrido de las Heras

Partner
Madrid

Email santiago.garrido@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 23

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

"He is the most practical of all those I work with on energy and environmental matters. He creates imaginative and pragmatic solutions and a great dialogue with public administrations to see what's the best way of tackling the issues".

Chambers Europe 2018

Santiago is the Head of the Regulatory and Environment practice in our Madrid office. He is a recognized expert in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change law, advising clients in the Energy, Natural Resources and other regulated sectors. Santiago is known for being a great problem-solver. He sees the connections between regulatory policies and business realities and has helped clients resolve challenging requirements with minimal corporate impact and find business opportunities when new regulatory obligations are imposed.

As part of his practice, Santiago also defends clients in court or administrative procedures, challenges legislation, and handles claims in civil, criminal, and administrative courts.

Santiago is recognized as a leading individual by the most prestigious international legal directories including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Acritas Stars and Best Lawyers, among others.

Awards and recognitions

2019

Projects and Energy
Legal 500 EMEA

2019

Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Legal 500 EMEA

2018-2020

Acritas Star for Environment
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2018-2019

Energy & Natural Resources (Spain)
Chambers Global

2017-2019

Environment, Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA

2018-2019

Public Law
Legal 500 EMEA

2016-2019

Ranked in Energy & Natural Resources
Chambers Europe

2014-2019

Band 1 in Environment
Chambers Europe

2018-2019

Ranked in Public Law
Chambers Europe

2012-2020

Recommended Lawyer in Environmental Law
Best Lawyers

2017

Recommended Lawyer in Water Law
Best Lawyers

2012-2020

Recommended Lawyer in Natural Resources Law
Best Lawyers

2012-2020

Recommended Lawyer in Administrative Law
Best Lawyers

2019-2020

Recommended Lawyer in Energy Law
Best Lawyers

2019

Recommended Lawyer in Environmental Law
Expert Guides

Education and admissions

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Master in Environmental Management and Policies, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Master in International Business Law, Instituto de Empresa (IE)

Bar admissions and qualifications

Madrid

Representative experience

Representing several multinational companies on administrative, civil and criminal proceedings related to liabilities regarding environmental damage.

Advising public and private entities in the field of waste.

Representation of various industrial companies in administrative and judicial procedures regarding energy, water supply, water disposal, waste treatment, air emissions, etc.

Representing a business association in challenging legislation regarding renewable energies.

Advising companies and business associations regarding climate change and emissions trading.

Defending a mining and metals company in a claim for pollution damages.

Challenging of acts and regulations regarding energy sector before the Spanish courts and the EU Court of Justice.

Ongoing advice to several promoters of renewable energy plants.

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