Allen & Overy LLP

Banking & Finance Department

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Notable practitioners

English-qualified Charles Poole-Warren specialises in financing transactions in Spain and Portugal, advising on public-to-private leveraged buyouts, as well as real estate, infrastructure and energy or renewable project finance. Clients value the "security and confidence he transmits," with one interviewee adding: "He is very calm and he always takes a very pragmatic, practical approach. He has a great deal of expertise and always tries to find the best solution."

Ignacio Ruiz-Cámara advises on a broad range of financing deals, including leveraged finance, restructuring transactions and project and real estate finance. His expertise extends to acquisition finance, which he utilised in his assistance to Contour Global with the financing of the acquisition of Acciona Termosolar from Acciona. Clients appreciate his negotiating abilities and add: "He is dynamic and pro-deal, with great legal knowledge."

Jimena Urretavizcaya has experience in acquisition finance, leveraged finance and structured finance transactions, with additional knowledge of debt restructuring. Her standout work includes advice to a syndicate of credit entities on the amendment and extension of financing granted to the Roca Group, involving aspects of Polish, Indian and Brazilian law, among others. Interviewees say that she is "an outstanding lawyer."

Juan Hormaechea offers experience in acquisition finance and structured finance transactions, as well as in debt restructuring. Clients note his dual qualification as an English solicitor and Spanish lawyer as particularly useful in cross-border mandates, and interviewees additionally describe him as "diligent and committed to finding satisfactory and reasonable solutions for his clients."

Salvador Ruiz Bachs is recognised for his experience advising financial institutions on regulatory and contractual issues. His standout mandates include assisting the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ with the transfer of assets to its new branch in Spain. Clients appreciate his "high degree of commitment."