Clifford Chance is superbly positioned within both the Spanish and international landscape with its hugely respected banking practice. The law firm advises on the financing or refinancing of energy and infrastructure projects across Spain and Latin American jurisdictions. Furthermore, the department is held in high esteem due to its capabilities in acquisition and corporate finance transactions as well as debt restructurings and ESG-linked loans. With its experience in assisting prestigious borrowers and lenders alike, the team is well placed to advise a broad spectrum of clients and mandates. Thanks to its English-qualified lawyers and excellent international network, Clifford Chance is frequently mandated for cross-border cases and foreign law-governed transactions concerning Spain.
Madrid-based Rodrigo Uría rises in the rankings due to his growing presence in the Spanish banking and finance market. Clients applaud his expertise in acquisition and corporate finance deals as well as refinancings. "He is very proactive - he spots difficulties and fixes them really quickly," says a client who further states: "You can trust him with the most difficult operations."
Epifanio Pérez is highly active in complex acquisition finance and refinance mandates where he acts for well-known corporates from the TMT sector, banking syndicates and investors. His expertise further includes infrastructure and energy project financings. Sources describe Epifanio Pérez as "extremely pragmatic and practical, and he is very straightforward and to the point. He is a fantastic asset to have against strong counterparties."
Star lawyer José Guardo remains a towering figure in the Spanish banking and finance world, mostly advising large banking syndicates on large infrastructure and energy projects across Spain and Latin America. Clients also benefit from his excellence in refinancing and acquisition finance transactions. Sources describe José Guardo as "extraordinary," noting that "he is an outstanding negotiator who is able to show flexibility without disregarding his clients' interests."