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Spain

About

Spain continues to gain ground in its economic recovery. Financial conditions are strengthening and a platform for long-term business and economic growth is forming. Increasing capital markets activity, financial and labour market reforms and a dynamic export sector are all contributing to positive momentum. For investors, optimism is tempered with caution.

Capitalizing on opportunity in such a complex business climate requires keen legal counsel, grounded in local knowledge with the benefit of a global perspective. Clients turn to us in Spain for the right balance of on-the-ground experience coupled with a multijurisdictional view. We have acted as counsel in major transactions for numerous Spanish companies, as well as for many European corporates, international investment banks and private equity firms, covering a broad range of industry and financial sectors.

Our lawyers are qualified to practice under Spanish, English and US law. We focus on inbound and outbound M&A, including public and privately-negotiated transactions, equity and debt capital markets, including regulatory and corporate governance issues, bank finance, restructuring, competition and disputes.

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

"He develops strong relationships and makes all the resources in the Spanish office and elsewhere available for the client." (Juan Manuel de Remedios)
Chambers Global 2016, Chambers Europe 2016

"Smart, to the point and has a deep understanding of various specialist areas." (Yoko Takagi)
Chambers Global 2016, Chambers Europe 2016

"Apart from advising purely on the legal matters he understands that there are other elements in a transaction."
"He understands the key issues of the deal and gets straight to the point." (Carlos Daroca)
Chambers Global 2016, Chambers Europe 2016

Experience

Avangrid Inc. (Ex-Iberdrola USA) in becoming an SEC registered company and listing its shares in NYSE through an S-4, with a value in the amount of US$12 billion.

J.P. Morgan, as financial advisor, in a €3.4 billion Jazztel takeover by Orange.

Goldman Sachs International, as financial advisor, on a £1.7 billion public cash offer by Banco de Sabadell S.A. for TSB Banking Group PLC and, as underwriter, on a Banco de Sabadell SA rights issue that raised €1.6 billion in gross proceeds.

Citi, as financial advisor to Euskaltel, a listed Spain-based telecommunications company and provider of fixed and mobile telephone, Internet and cable television services, on a €1.2 billion acquisition of R Cable, a Spanish telephony, broadband/Internet and multi-channel thematic television solutions provider and the underwriters in Euskaltel's €255 million capital increase.

Wren House Infrastructure, the investment arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority, on a US$550 million investment in the global electricity generation business of the Spanish utility giant Gas Natural Fenosa.

Klepierre, SA in a €375 million acquisition of 100% of Plenilunio (one of the main shopping centers in Madrid) from Orion European Real Estate Fund III CV, a real estate fund sponsored by Orion Capital Managers.