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Allen & Overy LLP

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 2SpainEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Esteemed firm with a strong reputation in financial and contractual disputes on behalf of major international and domestic banks and investment funds. Also commonly instructed to advise on investment arbitration disputes in the renewable energy sector. Other work includes corporate and commercial litigation arising from shareholder disputes and M&A transactions. Well equipped to assist clients with contentious insolvency situations and enforcement of securities. Increasingly active in large banking litigation as well as high-profile criminal proceedings.

Strengths

Clients praise the team for the "outstanding delivery of our case," praising the "different skills brought by the team."

Other sources highlight the firm's "well-tailored advice, knowledge of our specific needs and communication about the advancement of the case."

Work highlights

Represented a syndicate of Spanish banks with BBVA as facility agent in claw-back proceedings amounting to EUR700 million regarding an MRA implementing the financial restructuring of Grupo Noriega.

Notable practitioners

Antonio Vazquez-Guillén rises in the rankings based on feedback from clients who highly commend his litigation skills. One client further enthuses: "He's very solid and amazing in arbitration." He represents clients in an array of sectors including public transport, infrastructure and real estate in ICC and other civil disputes.

Javier Mendieta Grande handles mid-range disputes for private equity and banking clients. Sources say: "He is very active in sending correspondence and was always available despite being very busy.He has the capacity to understand our concerns and tailors legal advice to suit our needs."

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Spain

Dispute Resolution


Antonio Vazquez-Guillén
Band 2
Javier Mendieta Grande
Band 5