State Attorney on leave, he is one of Spain's leading experts in this practice area.
Baker McKenzie, leading global law firm, hires Antonio Morales to head its Public law, Infrastructure and Energy Department at its offices in Madrid. With this appointment, Baker McKenzie reinforces its professional team and gives a strong boost to this strategic practice area.
Having Antonio Morales join the firm is a result of the law firm's decision to strengthen its Public Law, Infrastructure and Energy Department, which is a fundamental part of the firm's global energy, mining and infrastructures (EMI) group, which is currently led by the Spanish partner José Morán and involves more than 1,100 lawyers in 77 offices around the world.
The new partner has extensive experience in legal advice and management of complex arbitrations in international, national and regional courts, where he has advised and represented important national and international companies, especially in the areas of energy, banking, aerospace, mining and infrastructures.
Antonio Morales is a State Attorney on leave of absence from the High Court of Madrid. Closely linked to the energy sector, he also held the office of Secretary General of the Nuclear Safety Council from 2002 to 2005. The new Baker McKenzie principal appears in the main directories of reference for the legal profession in Spain. He holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Complutense (1995) and a PhD in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (2008). In addition, Antonio also took part in the Public Leadership Management Program given by IESE at the University of Navarra (2006) and the Executive Development Program of the IE Business School (2004).
Rodrigo Ogea, managing partner of Baker McKenzie in Madrid, remarked "Antonio Morales is one of the outstanding names in the area of public law, energy and infrastructures in Spain and we are very proud to have his experience and knowledge to assist our clients. In this highly demanded area, having him join our firm reaffirms its commitment to consolidating a wide range of top level services and to being able to count on the main legal specialists in every practice area and industrial sector, confirming our leadership and our position as a global firm of reference."
Antonio Morales commented: "I am very pleased to join the leading global law firm and to head such an important public law and infrastructure department in Spain. We are currently living a situation of important transformations in key economic sectors (such as the energy sector), which constitutes, without a doubt, an exciting challenge for the future. I look forward to facing it with the rest of Baker McKenzie's team anticipating our clients' needs".