Cuatrecasas names eight new partners at Extraordinary Partners Meeting


Cuatrecasas approved the promotion and appointment of eight new partners at its Extraordinary Partners Meeting held in Lisbon

Cuatrecasas names eight new partners at Extraordinary Partners Meeting
April 20, 2023
At its Extraordinary Partners Meeting held today in Lisbon, Cuatrecasas approved the promotion and appointment of the following lawyers as new partners of the firm: Daniel Coloma Serna (Corporate Taxation), Idoya Fernández Elorza (director of Knowledge and Innovation Group), Roger Freixes Portes (Corporate and M&A), Emilio Martínez Poyatos (chief operating officer), Lucía Montes Saralegui (International Arbitration), Joana Mota Agostinho (Intellectual Property, Technologies & Digital Media), Elisabeth de Nadal Clanchet (Business and Human Rights), and Gonzalo Palacio de Ugarte (Labor and Employment). The firm consolidates and strengthens its team with these appointments that ratify the lawyers’ excellent and resolute work.

Daniel Coloma Serna | Partner of Corporate Taxation
Specialist in tax consultancy for the hotel, tourism, leisure and real estate industries, particularly in buying and selling companies; he advises large family groups and international tour operators, including corporate restructurings and international taxation. A member of the Balearic Islands Bar Association, he frequently collaborates and speaks at conferences.

Idoya Fernández Elorza | Partner and director of Knowledge and Innovation
She leads a multidisciplinary team of lawyers, academics and specialists working in R&D&I: top quality legal advice for our clients; manage collective knowledge efficiently; efficient and promote innovation, digitalization and added value services for clients. She is a member of the board of directors. A specialist in M&A transactions, she lectures on company law at various universities and speaks regularly at courses and training seminars.

Roger Freixes Portes | Partner of Corporate and M&A
Specialist in national and international M&A transactions, investments, business group restructuring, joint ventures and capital market transactions, including IPOs, takeover bids, and subscription and sale of securities. He also advises listed and unlisted companies on corporate governance. He is a university lecturer and the author of many law review articles on capital markets.

Emilio Martínez Poyatos | Partner and COO
With a Bachelor of Laws and an Executive Development Program from IESE (University of Navarra), he has over 25 years of experience in the legal industry, particularly in management, and financial and strategic planning. A founder member and the chair of Asociación Inkietos, Propensos al Cambio, he also co-directs the Legal Management Forum. He is a frequent speaker at forums.

Lucía Montes Saralegui | Partner of International Arbitration
Specialist in international commercial arbitration, particularly in the construction, infrastructure and energy industries, as well as in court proceedings in support and control of arbitration. She has extensive experience advising clients on major international projects, particularly in Latin America and the Middle East. A member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish and Ibero-American Arbitration Club, she also forms part of the Advisory Committee of the Madrid Bar Association’s Construction and Engineering Law Section. She is a member of the Cuatrecasas Pro Bono Committee.

Joana Mota Agostinho | Partner of Intellectual Property, Technologies & Digital Media
Specialist in new technologies, cybersecurity and privacy; in auditing privacy and cybersecurity management systems for companies; in defining compliance strategies and mitigation measures, and in areas such as “privacy as a service” (particularly privacy-by-design support services and data breach response services). A member of the Portuguese Bar Association, she advises on digital transformation projects and on the regulatory and contractual side of operations development in leading sectors.

Elisabeth de Nadal Clanchet | Partner of Business and Human Rights and ESG director
Director of the firm’s ESG unit and coordinator of the Business and Human Rights Practice, she has extensive experience in identifying the risk of adverse human rights impacts; designing and implementing systems for the prevention, management and reparation of damages—both in clients’ operations and in their supply chains and transactions—and representing clients in disputes and litigation. An expert in international litigation (she was a partner in the practice until 2013), she draws on her experience in business law, ESG and human rights to integrate the business responsibilities regarding human rights, the environment and climate change into our legal practice. 

Gonzalo Palacio de Ugarte | Partner of Labor and Employment
Specialist in collective bargaining and dialogue with workers’ legal representatives, restructuring and flexibility procedures, and complex court and administrative proceedings involving labor and social security matters. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing all types of labor-related policies and protocols. He is a university lecturer and talks regularly at seminars on his specialty.

April 20, 2023