Allen & Overy LLP

Capital Markets Department

Spain
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What the team is known for Reputed outfit covering a wide selection of DCM mandates, notably EMTN programmes and commercial paper programmes. Expertise further encompasses a broad spectrum of ECM transactions, in particular IPOs and share deals. Has played a key role in the development of the market for project bonds and green bonds in Spain. Receives plaudits for its multidisciplinary approach. Clients hail from a mix of industries, notably energy.

Strengths"They have a great deal of experience in the market and bring that to their transactions," enthuses a client.

The team wins further praise for its "co-ordination and efficiency."

Work highlights Assisted Citi, JB Capital Markets and other underwriters with the EUR100 million IPO of Árima Real Estate SOCIMI.

Notable practitioners

Alvaro Rojo wins plaudits for his "very solid technical knowledge." Rojo assists with EMTN programmes and private placements of bonds.

Dual-qualified in Spain and the UK, Charles Poole-Warren is well suited to handle transnational DCM mandates, in particular ECP and EMTN programmes. Clients describe him as "exceptional; very clever and commercial."

Co-leading the team, Fernando Torrente shows clear prowess in IPOs and share deals. He enjoys a strong reputation in the market, with a client highlighting his "great experience."

Salvador Ruiz Bachs is skilled at handling ECP programmes and notes issues. Sources single out his "great experience in derivatives and securitisation transactions."