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Almudena Arpón de Mendívil Aldama

Partner

Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Group

Education

Law Degree from ICADE (1985). Master’s Degree in Community Law from the College of Europe in Bruges (scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1986). PIL from Harvard Law School (1990). Dallas Academy of American and International Law (1993)

 

Professional career

Almudena began her career in 1987 at the Gómez-Acebo & Pombo office in Brussels, where she practiced until 1989 before being transferred to Madrid. She has been a partner of the Firm since 1994 and was a member of the Management Committee from 1997 to 2001
Head of the Corporate TMT practice area
Secretary General elect of the  International Bar Association (“IBA”),  2019-2020; Chair of the Legal Practice Division of the IBA 2015-2016. Member of the Board of Directors of the IBA (comprised of 19 directors), 2011-ongoing. The IBA is a world-wide organization of more than 80,000 legal practitioners
Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish satellite company Hispasat S.A, and a member of its Executive Commission and its Appointments and Remunerations Commission (2013-2018)
Secretary General of Círculo Fortuny (the Association of Spanish Luxury Brands) and member of the Executive Board of the European Cultural and Creative Alliance (ECCIA)

Specialisation

Specialised in Corporate, M&A, and Commercial Law including private equity and venture capital,  joint ventures,  complex shareholding agreements and  corporate governance.  In terms of industry expertise, her fields are, telecommunications, broadcasting, media, entertainment and new technologies where she has been recognised as a leading practitioner by directories such as Chambers and Legal 500 since the beginning of her career

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Madrid Bar Association
International Bar Association
Association of Users of Telecommunications and the Information Society, Spain, Chair of the Regulatory Commission (2001 to 2006)
Association of European Lawyers (AEL), as founding member
International Chamber of Commerce. (ICC)

 

Languages

Spanish
English
French

Publications

She contributes regularly to various international specialised publications and is the author of numerous individual and collective works, including:
International Joint Ventures in Spain, Butterworths, 1992 and 1997
Comments to the General Telecommunications Law, Aranzadi, 1999 (co-director and co-author)
Merger Review in Legal Regime for the Acquisition of Companies, Aranzadi, 2001 (co-author)
Antitrust issues in Mergers and Acquisitions, Aranzadi, 2004 (co-author)
Guide to European Company Laws, Spanish Chapter, Sweet & Maxwell, 2007
Experiences drawn from Communications Regulation at the European Union and Challenges for the Future, (CRT, 2007)
Unilateral Conduct: consumer welfare and enforcement priorities. Fordham, 2008
The Secretary to the Board and Directors’ duties in Spain, Iberian Lawyer, 2009

Industries

Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)

Acknowledgments

  • 2019
  • 2018

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2008). Communications

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2008). Information Technology

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2008). Media

The Legal 500 2019. Industry focus: TMT

The Chambers Europe 2019. TMT

"She has profound knowledge, a clear vision, and an incredible ability to create consensus across the board."

The Chambers Europe 2019. TMT: Media

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Communications

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Information Technology

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Media

Chambers Europe 2018. TMT: Media

"Good technical expertise and incredible commercial instincts"

Expert Guides – Women in Business Law: Tecnology, Media and Telecommunications 2018.

Legal 500 2018. Industry focus: TMT

Who’s Who Legal. Leaders in data 2018

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