Thursday, April 18, 2024

Bird & Bird adds RE partner from Ashurst

Bird & Bird has added Conchita Sáinz Sodupe, who joins from Ashurst, as partner to lead the Real Estate Law department in the Madrid office. Along with her, senior associate Laura Sánchez and associate Alba Aparicio joined this law firm also from Ashurst


In a key sector in continuous evolution, this appointment aims to consolidate the firm’s advisory services, strengthening its real estate law practice and consolidating its presence and services in real estate transactions.

Conchita Sáinz has 18 years of experience in the sector advising developers, investors and funds, both national and international, on all types of complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions and divestments of all types of real estate assets and sectors (logistics, commercial, hotels, residential, offices), construction, sale & leasebacks, leasing, property management, real estate financing and portfolios of foreclosed assets and real estate secured debt. 

She holds a Law degree from the Universidad de Navarra, a Master’s degree in International Legal Practice (MILP) from the Instituto de Empresa, is a member of the Women’s Association of Real Estate Executives (WIRES) and is recognised as one of the leading lawyers in Spain in her sector, according to The Legal 500 International Legal Directory.

Prior to joining Bird & Bird, Conchita Sáinz spent 14 years at international law firm Clifford Chance, before joining Ashurst.

Bird & Bird’s managing partner in Spain, Coral Yáñez, says: “Conchita’s enthusiastic, client-focused approach and extensive experience and reputation in the real estate sector will undoubtedly help us consolidate our real estate advisory offering in the Spanish market.”

Conchita Sáinz commented that: “Bird & Bird is a global firm with a strong European real estate practice. The great moment the firm is experiencing, and its constant commitment to growth in Spain means that both the team and I face this challenge with great enthusiasm and commitment.”

The incorporation of Conchita Sainz and her team will bring experience and added value to the Firm in a strategic practice for the firm.

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