Sergio González Galán is a partner in the Corporate/Commercial Department of Garrigues, where he has pursued his professional career. In 2004-2005 he worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (New York) as an International Associate.
Within the corporate/commercial area, Sergio heads up Garrigues’ Corporate Governance practice area, advising some of Spain’s largest listed companies on such matters. Sergio also specializes in mergers and acquisitions and outsourcing transactions, having advised local enterprises and multinationals on domestic and international deals.
In the telecommunications and audiovisual industry, Sergio has provided advisory services to both international companies seeking to set up in Spain and Spanish companies on their international expansion, advising on all regulation-related aspects of the industry. He has also taken part in an array of sale and purchase, merger, joint venture and flotation transactions involving some of the industry’s leading players.
In the energy industry, Sergio has played a pivotal role in renewable energy-related sale and purchase transactions (wind farms, photovoltaic and thermosolar plants).
Sergio has been mentioned by Legal 500 as one of the key names in Garrigues’ Corporate and M&A practice area, where the Firm was placed in Band 1. He has also been singled out by Best Lawyers in Spain as one of Spain’s foremost lawyers in the communications industry since it was first published back in 2008, having being named 2012 Communications Lawyer of the Year.
Coordinator of the Corporate Governance practice area and member of Garrigues’ US Desk.
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Club for Excellence in Sustainability.
Regular speaker at seminars and conferences on corporate governance, as well as on master’s degrees and postgraduate courses on telecommunications and audiovisual-related matters (Universidad Europea de Madrid, ICADE, Universidad Carlos III).
Member of the Madrid Bar Association.
Degree in Law and Business Studies from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-1).
Specialist qualification in Telecommunications Law from Instituto de Postgrado ICAI-ICADE at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.
Degree in Politics from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
Associate’s Degree in Sociology from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
Coauthor of “Studies on the General Audiovisual Communications Law”, coordinated by Miguel Azpitarte and Carmen Chinchilla (Thomson Reuters, Madrid, 2011) and "Telecommunications: Studies on public domain and private property", coordinated by Carmen Chinchilla (Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2000).
Numerous articles in general and specialist media outlets.