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Clifford Chance LLP

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Superb debt capital markets practice that consistently wins roles on important mandates. Handles regulatory capital issuances made by Spanish banks to meet minimum capital requirements. Has experience in the issuance of social or sustainability bonds that enable Spanish lenders or government bodies to finance social projects. Stands out for its track record in securitisation transactions, with experience both in synthetic securitisations and in international deals through which originator banks sell receivables portfolios to Luxembourg or Ireland-registered SPVs. Specialised partners handle both English and Spanish law aspects of deals to offer clients a full service. Also has experience in ECM transactions.

Notable practitioners

Clients note that Antonio Henriquez 's experience in debt capital markets transactions means that "he has a really good understanding of the market standard" and is able to "introduce those market standards into the documentation on any specific deal." "He is very direct with me and he tells me things as they are," states another impressed client.

Eduardo García has a broad practice that encompasses both the underwriting of investment-grade or high-yield bonds and the securitisation of consumer loan portfolios.

Javier García de Enterría is a well-known corporate lawyer with proven experience in equity capital markets transactions.

José Manuel Cuenca is often identified as a top choice for securitisation and derivatives matters. He has experience in the securitisation of credit card receivables or the agreement of synthetic securitisations on behalf of Spanish originators. "The guru of derivatives in Spain is José Manuel Cuenca," states one interviewee, noting: "He always has the perfect answer."

Sources say that Yolanda Azanza "is very precise" and "has a really good understanding of what clients need." She is recognised among market commentators as a leading expert in debt capital markets mandates. "She has extensive experience in this area and assists us with all types of questions that can come up in operations," reports one client. Azanza has advised on both the issuer and underwriter sides of Tier 2 regulatory capital issuances by Spanish banks.

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Capital Markets

Clifford Chance LLP

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Location

Paseo de la Castellana 110

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28046

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Spain

Capital Markets: Debt


Eduardo García
Band 4
Yolanda Azanza
Band 1

Capital Markets: Equity


Javier García de Enterría
Band 4

Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives


Eduardo García
Band 3
José Manuel Cuenca
Band 1

Capital Markets: UK/US-qualified Experts


Antonio Henriquez
Band 1