CORTÉS, ABOGADOS was honored as counsel of Abengoa restructuring and recapitalization transaction, winner of the Cross Border Turnaround of the Year (Large/Mega markets segment), on the 10th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards Gala- a gathering of preeminent leaders and professionals from the industry- held July 19, 2018, at The Metropolitan Club of New York.

The awards, granted by the group Global M&A Network, recognize excellence in categories of transactions, outstanding firms and top professionals.



The engineering and technological group SENER has acquired Tryo Group Aerospace & Electronics, which stands to further drive the former’s aerospace business after the sale to Rolls Royce in late 2017 of the its Spain-based engine manufacturer, ITP, for €720mn. In both transactions, the SENER was advised by the legal firm, CORTÉS, ABOGADOS.

SENER is to integrate in its aerospace business the companies of Tryo, which include Tryo Aerospace Flight Segment and Rymsa RF, with affiliates or interests in Mexico and the USA.

Within the space sector, the combined turnover of both groups is approximately €120mn. Sener’s aerospace business is complementary to its undertakings in engineering and construction and is dedicated to activities such as the supply of equipment, system-integration solutions and services for the space, defence and aeronautics industries.

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On 18 May 2018, a group of 35 professors of Financial and Tax Law from universities throughout Spain gathered in Granada to honour Prof. Matías Cortés, professor, founding partner and president of the professional firm CORTÉS, ABOGADOS, and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of his book, Ordenamiento Tributario Español (The Spanish Tax System), the first treaty on the subject in Spain.

During the meeting, the group of professors approved and signed a document known as the “Granada Declaration”, which examines the Public Treasury’s current situation from a legal perspective. The academics expressed their concern about the deterioration of legal certainty in the tax field—from a normative and  law enforcement point of view—as well as the breach of the constitutional principles of legality, justice, equality, and solidarity.

The following professors signed the Declaration: Mr. Matías Cortés Domínguez, Mr. Rafael Calvo Ortega, Mr. Javier Lasarte Álvarez, Mr. Fernando Pérez Royo, Mr. Alvaro Rodríguez Bereijo, Mr. José María Martín Delgado, Mr. Juan Martín Queralt, Mr. José Manuel Tejerizo López, Mr. Juan Ramallo Massanet, Ms. Maria Teresa Soler Roch, Mr. Eugenio Simón Acosta, Mr. Ernesto Eseverri Martínez, Mr. Ernesto Lejeune Valcárcel, Mr. Francisco Escribano López, Mr. Gabriel Casado Ollero, Ms. Antonia Agulló Agüero, Mr. Gaspar de la Peña Serrano, Dª. Manuela Fernández Junquera, D. Carmelo Lozano Serrano, Mr. Juan Zornoza Pérez, Mr. Perfecto Yebra Martiul-Ortega, Ms. Maria Dolores Arias Abellán, Mr. Juan J. Hinojosa Torralvo Pérez, Mr. Germán Orón Moratal, Ms. Ana Muñoz Merino, D Juan López Martínez, Mr. Isaac Merino Jara, Mr. Fernando Fernández Marín, Mr. José María Lago Montero, and Ms. Yolanda García Calvente.

Presentation Matías Cortes – University of Granada, 18th May, 2018.

Declaration of Granada – 18th May, 2018.

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First Italian-Spanish Conference on Procedural Law

On 4 May 2018, the “I Incontro Italo-Spagnolo di Diritto Processuale” (First Italian-Spanish Conference on Procedural Law) will be held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. The conference will start with a lecture on “The Italian and Spanish procedural law schools in the second half of the 20th century”, after which a debate will be held on “The reasonable duration of the proceeding and res iudicata”.

The conference coordinators are Prof. Joan Picó and Prof. Belén Mora Capitán, an associate lawyer at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS, who will also intervene as speakers together with Vicente Pérez Daudí, Angelo Dondi, Manuel Cachón Cadenas, and Lotario Dittrich.

Procedural and Criminal Forum

The Procedural and Criminal Forum was held on 9th February 2018, organised by the Department of Procedural and Criminal Law at the School of Law of the UCM and Grant Thornton, that analysed problematic issues related to judicial procedures, especially in the criminal jurisdiction, to seek solutions, alternatives or different interpretations or focuses through experts with different profiles involved in the matter.

The speakers at the Forum included, among others, Daniel Campos, Partner in charge of the Criminal Law Department at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS, public prosecutor on voluntary leave.