Bárbara Fernández Cobo joins Jones Day's Government Regulation Practice as counsel in Madrid
Bárbara Fernández Cobo has joined the Firm as counsel in the Government Regulation Practice. She will be based in the Madrid Office.
Ms. Fernández Cobo has 10 years of experience providing legal representation in administrative court proceedings, commercial transactions with regulatory components, and government license and permits requirements. She has a particular focus in counseling industrial and energy clients on environmental, health, and safety regulations, including environmental assessments, integrated pollution control, environmental liability, natural resources, waste management, water, air quality, and contaminated land.
"Our lawyers here in Madrid use the depth and experience of our worldwide firm to help businesses based in Spain operate and expand globally," said Marta Delgado, Partner-in-Charge of the Madrid Office. "Bárbara has deep roots in Madrid and has worked on some of the most complex regulatory, environmental, and energy law matters in Spain. We are pleased to welcome her to our team."
Ms. Fernández Cobo joins the Firm's global Government Regulation Practice, where she will work alongside her colleagues in Europe and around the world to counsel clients on administrative and agency litigation, government contracts, government inquiries, international trade, national security, product regulatory, and other commercial matters.
"Bárbara has advised clients on a number of high-stakes government regulatory matters, across diverse industry sectors such as banking, energy, and mining," said Françoise Labrousse, Co-Leader of the Firm's Government Regulation Practice. "Her hands-on experience assisting public and private entities with navigating regulatory challenges and corporate compliance requirements will be a tremendous value to our clients. Bárbara will strengthen the ESG multidisciplinary team supporting our clients with energy transition in the context of climate change. We are delighted that she has joined Jones Day."
Ms. Fernández Cobo earned a law degree and a political science and public administration degree from San Pablo CEU University. She is a member of the Madrid Bar Association and teaches Environmental Law at the University Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE), Administrative Practice on the Master Degree for Access to the Legal Profession at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), and on the Master Degree on Energy Law and Energy Transition at TECH Universidad Tecnología.
"Our clients around the world benefit from the government regulatory counsel provided by our experienced lawyers in Europe," said Luis Riesgo, the Firm's Partner-in-Charge of Spain/Latin America. "Bárbara has provided counsel to clients facing complex environmental, regulatory, and administrative law challenges in Spain, as well as clients in Latin America. She will be a great addition to our team in Madrid."
"Jones Day's global team of former high-ranking government officials and leading regulatory lawyers combine vast experience with deep industry knowledge to bring practical, solutions-oriented legal counsel to government regulatory matters," said Ms. Fernández Cobo. "I am delighted to join this extraordinary team and look forward to working alongside my new colleagues in Madrid."