Hogan Lovells hires PwC's Spanish regulatory head

Fernando Calancha Marzana will lead Madrid office's regulatory and energy practices
Portrait of Fernando Calancha Marzana

Fernando Calancha Marzana

The head of PwC’s Spanish regulatory group has joined Hogan Lovells in Madrid to lead the office’s regulatory and energy practices. 

Fernando Calancha Marzana joins the UK firm as a partner after more than a decade at PwC, where he oversaw the accounting giant’s Spanish regulatory and energy and natural resources practices. 

As a state lawyer, Marzana was responsible for litigating a range of administrative cases and most recently served as head of cabinet for the Spanish state department of energy as well as chief state lawyer for the government’s energy department. 

Prior to joining PwC, Marzana worked in various other energy-related roles as a state lawyer, including for the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade and the Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy. 

At Hogan Lovells, Marzana will lead the firm’s Spanish regulatory practice in Madrid and advise corporates, funds and advisory firms across several highly regulated sectors. 

Marzana becomes the twenty-third partner to join the office since it opened for business in 2004. One of those partners, Jon Aurrekoetxea, was promoted last month as part of the firm’s 27-strong promotions round that included 14 European appointments. 

José Luis Vázquez, office managing partner of Hogan Lovells in Madrid, said: “Fernando is a great addition to our Madrid team and he represents the high standard we are focussed on maintaining in our regulatory practice in Spain. We are delighted with this appointment, which will further strengthen our regulatory practice in Madrid.”

Marzana said he was “very excited to join Hogan Lovells to lead the Regulatory practice in Madrid and to add my experience to such a distinguished team. I have long been impressed by the firm’s collaborative culture and global platform, which I know will greatly benefit my clients”. 

In other local news, Pérez-Llorca hired Ashurst’s investment funds practice lead, Josefina García Pedroviejo, last week to lead its financial services practice in Madrid. 

And earlier this month, UK insurance specialist Kennedys doubled its Madrid office space when it relocated its 15-strong team to a fifth-floor office space in the Castellana 40 Bis building as part of the firm’s ‘WorkWise’ global workplace transformation programme.

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