Leticia Sitges is an associate in the Madrid office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Environment, Land & Resources Practice. She has broad advisory and contentious experience advising large corporations in highly regulated sectors such as environment and energy, among others.

Ms. Sitges has experience advising both domestic and international clients in the following practice areas: 

  • Environment, including permitting, land, and groundwater contamination issues and waste
  • Energy, with a particular focus on nuclear power plants and renewables
  • General public law, related to public procurement and sectors operating under public concession schemes

Ms. Sitges' experience includes advising: 

  • Repsol, a Spanish energy company, in the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Asterion Energies and its subsidiaries located in Spain, France, and Italy 
  • TA Associates in the acquisition of the esPublico group, a Spanish group of companies engaged in the development of legal and economic content platforms
  • Brookfield Asset Management in the acquisition of Spanish slate producer Cupa from The Carlyle Group 
  • Platinum Equity in the acquisition of Urbaser, one of the world’s largest providers of environmental services, from China Tianying Inc. for an enterprise value of approximately US$4.2 billion
  • Archimed in the acquisition of Suanfarma, a Spanish company specializing in the development, production, and marketing of pharmaceutical and nutritional ingredients
  • Solarpack, a Spanish multinational company specialized in the development of photovoltaic systems for solar energy production, in the listing of its ordinary shares on the Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia Stock exchanges
  • KKR in the sale of its portfolio company Papresa, the first operator of newsprint in southern Europe, to Quantum Capital. The management of waste was one of the main issues arising from this transaction
  • Platinum Equity in its acquisition of Iberconsa, a global provider of frozen seafood products, whose operations were subject to public concessions
  • Triton Partners in the acquisition of Fertiberia, a Spain-based company that manufactures and markets fertilizers and agricultural chemicals. Latham analyzed complex land contaminated land issues
  • Bain Capital Private Equity in the acquisition of a majority stake in Fedrigoni, a manufacturer and distributor of paper, cellophane, self-adhesive and related products based in Italy. We analyzed all environmental aspects of the transaction
  • IFM Investors in the acquisition of OHL Concesiones (current Aleática), a Spain-based company engaged in the development, operations and management of transport concessions in Spain, Central and South America. The company operated through public concessions schemes that required a deep analysis
  • An industrial multinational company dedicated to the production of batteries in a complex environmental litigation before the Spanish courts in relation potential land contamination issues
  • Gas Natural Fenosa on a high-profile contentious administrative proceeding relating to the assignment of CO2 rights in Spain
  • Apical Group, a leading producer of palm oil based in Indonesia, in the environmental and regulatory aspects for the acquisition of the Spanish company Bio-Oils Energy
  • Globe Specialty Metals in its merger with Grupo FerroAtlántica, including a deep analysis of the mining quarries operated by the Group in Spain
  • Investment funds on the regulatory implications and consequences punitive damages derived from installation of handling of emissions in Volkswagen vehicles
  • A Spanish nuclear and energy company in the negotiation of administrative and operational licenses

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • Program for Experts on Energy Law, Instituto de Empresa, 2015
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law (E-1) and Diploma in International Relations, ICADE - Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - Madrid, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish