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1 ranked lawyersBand 2SpainEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Moves up in the rankings as a result of consistently strong feedback that highlights capacity to handle large-scale private equity buyouts. Boasts a superb client list that includes several of the largest global asset management companies. Frequently chosen by international funds for acquisitions and divestments of equity stakes in companies active in a wealth of sectors, including IT, energy and life sciences. Leverages a strong global network to assist with investments into Spanish target companies that have subsidiaries abroad.

Strengths

"The firm has a great culture and a teamwork-based approach to projects," says one interviewee, adding: "They offer specialised attention to clients and are experienced, responsive and hard-working."

Clients report that the lawyers are "extremely attentive to detail" and say that "they are willing to challenge our positions, which in the end clearly goes to the heart of defending our interests."

Work highlights

Assisted EQT with its leveraged buyout of Freepik. The transaction saw Freepik's founders and management team retain a minority stake in the business.

Notable practitioners

Iñigo del Val increasingly earns recognition as a strong choice to handle complex deals for sophisticated private equity clients. "He is very natural in the way he leads negotiations; he is structured and commercial when negotiating tough items, and he always puts himself in the shoes of the other party," says one source. Interviewees further highlight his willingness to give straightforward advice, saying: "He gives us the confidence we need to move forward fast."

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Allen & Overy LLP

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Serrano 73

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28002

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Spain

Private Equity


Iñigo del Val
Band 2