Luis Jiménez-Díaz has practiced in Spain for more than 25 years in the areas of real estate, general planning, construction, and administrative procedure. He has broad experience negotiating with governmental authorities and in public procurement. Luis represents clients in urban planning development and reorganization; construction contracts; preparation, drafting, and processing of documents for consent instruments; zoning qualification of lands and properties; and refurbishment and building enlargement processes. He also assists clients in international agreements and environmental matters and advises private developers and large investment funds in transactions in Spain from the initial development stage, obtaining all permits before the Spanish administrative bodies through to project completion.
Most recently he has advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its joint venture with Sonae Sierra to acquire three shopping centers in the Iberian region and the acquisition of two high street retail assets in Madrid: the iconic ABC Serrano Shopping Centre and a high street retail building located on Preciados Street. Other key clients include David Lloyd, Drago Capital, Mahou, and Merlin Properties.
Luis is a professor at the Instituto de Empresa and director of the advanced program in town planning, environmental, and construction. From October 2002 to February 2007, he held the post of general manager of the management committee for Parque de Valdebebas, a residential and commercial development project in the municipality of Madrid. He is also a member of the academic board of FIDE (Foundation for Research on Law and Enterprise).
- November 2017
AJA ACTUALIDAD JURÍDICA - "Medidas para una actividad inmobiliaria adaptada a los nuevos tiempos"
- 29 de marzo, 2016
Desayuno con el Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC)
- Instituto de Empresa Madrid (Master's in Tax 1991); Complutense University of Madrid (Master's in Economics and Law 1990; Law Degree 1988)
- Member 45217 of the Madrid Bar Association
Chambers Europe (2015-2021) — Planning
The Legal 500 EMEA (2021) — Real Estate and Construction
Best Lawyers (2018-2021) — Real Estate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Planning
- Spanish, English