Hafesa Group: Professionalising authorized guidance

The common counsel of the firm that options to turn out to be an energy operator in 2024, Carlos Corredera, tells us how he is trying to bring a much more professionalised eyesight to the authorized section

by julia gil

Not all attorneys spend their occupations in legislation companies. Many decide on to function in the authorized departments of distinct organizations for all, or nearly all, of their occupations. A diverse way of searching at this profession and approaching their skilled profession. Carlos Corredera, now standard counsel at Grupo Hafesa, is a terrific instance of how convenience and professionalism can be uncovered inside organizations, which he defines as “a various way of managing legal matters and, higher than all, one’s possess career”. 

All over his vocation he has labored in large organizations such as Acciona, in the position of legal director of the engineering and R&D office, and a temporary interval in the company Lámbal Abogados, which has authorized him to accumulate experience, equally nationally and internationally, in advising in the fields of electricity, building and engineering, collaborating in massive tasks with renowned multinationals.

Right after five months as legal director of Grupo Hafesa, Iberian Law firm wanted to abide by intently the do the job of the legal section in an power corporation that is getting ready to turn into an electrical power operator in Spain.

All through your vocation, you have only worked for a extremely shorter interval in a regulation business, what was the cause for this?

I usually opted for legislation firms due to the fact they were being the kinds that gave me the possibility in the initially area. The initially one particular was at Abengoa, and from then on, I felt very comfortable in the practice of law, which in the end has a distinct complexity and idiosyncrasy. I spent a calendar year at the Lámbal legislation organization, when I returned from Mexico, specialising exactly in building, electrical power, and engineering contracts, in which I have specialised for most of my career. But just after the pandemic, they could not, let’s put it this way, maintain their quota of clientele and could not support the expenditures, equally mine and those people of an additional colleague who had just joined. Nor have I had any basic predilection in my career for going to legislation corporations. That is legitimate. In the end, it’s a various way of dealing with legal matters and, over all, the vocation itself. In the business, company lawyers are noticed a lot more as professionals than as 100% lawyers. There is a relatively undervalued perception of our operate.

What would you emphasize about the current do the job of Grupo Hafesa’s legal office?

We are adapting the way of working of the legal department to what could be a a little bit far more professionalised eyesight in phrases of the ways of functioning that are found in Ibex 35 companies or businesses of an worldwide nature, to give it exactly that thrust that I realize the department was missing.

So, specifically, what does this imply?

It requires carrying out interior processes, incorporating new colleagues, adapting to the new problems in phrases of the company’s business regions, or the new locations of progress that the team needs to aim on, these kinds of as electricity internet marketing.

How numerous persons are functioning on these processes?

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