Friday, 21 September 2018 11:38

Iberian Lawyer Gold Awards 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Iberian Lawyer Gold Awards 2018 has been confirmed.

The Gold Awards by Iberian Lawyer recognise excellence among legal and compliance professionals who are bringing a competitive edge to their business. This includes professionals working at Spanish and Portuguese businesses – at home or abroad – or professionals employed by the Iberian operations of international businesses.

The Gold Awards Jury said there had been a great number of “excellent entries” for the awards from “very highly qualified and experienced lawyers”. For information about the awards jury, click here

The winners of each category will be announced at the awards ceremony on 24th October in Madrid. Tickets for the awards ceremony can be booked here

There are a total of 10 awards categories and the finalists in each category are as follows:



André Nobre, Head of legal & compliance , PME Investimentos

Carla López, Legal counsel manager, Samsung Electrónica Portuguesa

Isabel Fernandes, Head of legal & secretary of the board, Grupo Visabeira SGPS

Patrícia Afonso Fonseca, Head of legal, Novo Banco


Javier Illescas, Head of corporate legal, Banco Santander

Jose Luis Luna García, Head of legal, Abengoa

María Luisa Vara, General counsel, Azora

Tamara Wegmann, Senior vicepresident compliance & data privacy, NH Hotel


Alma Gómez Valdés, Deputy director legal department,Técnicas Reunidas

Carlos J Gutiérrez García, Chief counsel - litigation, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Carlos Menor Gómez, Head of legal, Thyssenkrupp Elevadores (OU Iberia & Africa)

Javier Ramírez Iglesias, vice president & associated general gounsel, HP Inc.


Eva Argilés, general counsel, Applus

Julia Bayón, Head of Santander corporate & investment banking legal, Banco Santander SA

Verónica Enciso Losilla, Head of Global finance legal services, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)


Ainhoa Madrazo, General counsel, ISDIN

Carmen Neira, Senior counsel south west europe, PepsiCo

Isabel Charraz, Country legal counsel, Citibank Europe Plc



Alexandra Reis, Senior counsel, Philip Morris International (Tabaqueira)

Francisco Sebastian, Head of legal, ANA - AEROPORTOS DE PORTUGAL

Nuno Moraes Bastos, Chief legal and compliance officer, Banco Santander Consumer Portugal


Julieta Acuña Álvarez-Uría, Head of legal & secretary of the board, Bayer Iberia

Germán González Avecilla, Chief compliance officer, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Sandra Olivera Cervantes, Chief compliance & integrity officer, Seat Group

Silvia Madrid, Head of legal & compliance, UniCredit


Lourdes Fraguas Gadea, General secretary & head of legal, Farmaindustria

Maria Echeverria Torres, Head of legal and compliance Europe, Nokia Solutions and Networks Corporation

Margarita Mínguez, Head of legal, Privalia


Carmen Fradejas Ufano, Legal director of innovation and payment service, Banco Santander SA

Gloria Sánchez Soriano, Head of transformation - legal department, Banco Santander

Sandra Martín Morán, General counsel, Insudpharma


Isabel Fernándes, Head of legal & secretary of the board, Grupo Visabeira SGPS

Carlos Menor Gómez, Head of legal, Thyssenkrupp Elevadores

Manuel Luís Gonçalves, Head of legal, Casais Group


Javier Prados Mateos, General counsel & company secretary, Alten Renewable Energy

Juan Carlos Alfonso Rubio, General secretary and secretary of The Board, Aena

Luis Alberto Cárdenas Díaz, Head of corporate and commercial legal affairs, Banco Sabadell



André Fernandes Nobre, Head of legal & compliance, PME investimentos

António Neto Alves, Legal counsel and company secretary, The Navigator Company

Francisco Sebastian, Head of legal, ANA - AEROPORTOS DE PORTUGAL

Patricia Mendes, Head of legal & compliance, Volkswagen


Francesc Casajuana Cuscó, General counsel, Danone

Juan Carlos Alfonso Rubio, General secretary and secretary of the board, Aena

Julieta Acuña Álvarez-Uría, Head of law, compliance officer, data privacy and secretary of the board, Bayer Iberia

María González Ordóñez, Director, Head Spain, Portugal, UK, Israel and SSA, Google Spain

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Carlos Martins Ferreira, Group General counsel and company secretary, Jeronimo Martins

Eduardo Arbizu, General Counsel, BBVA Group

José Julio Figueroa, Head of legal, Acciona

Maria Luz Medrano, Group Vice General Counsel & Corporate Legal Services,  Telefónica


The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony which will take place on 24 October in Madrid. Tickets can be purchased here. Earlybird discount finishes on 28th September.

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