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Cuatrecasas

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What the team is known for

Wide-ranging practice advising on a variety of mandates in the funds sphere. Often acts for corporate clients that are the targets of private equity investment. Has experience on the buy side of standout transactions that have significant Latin American or Portuguese considerations. Has a proven track record in direct lending transactions. Key individuals advise on regulatory and corporate questions pertaining to the establishment and distribution of diverse alternative investment funds, including European long-term investment funds or debt funds. Well equipped to assist clients with venture capital financing rounds. Attracts praise for strong supporting tax structuring practice.

Strengths

"Cuatrecasas stands out because it offers outstanding advice in all of the main legal disciplines," says one client, going on to praise the lawyers' "commercial focus, knowledge of the market and quick responses."

"The lawyers are always available for us," reports another interviewee, adding: "We very much value pragmatic advice, and that is what they are able to deliver."

Work highlights

Acted for Warburg Pincus on the sale of Accelya to Vista Equity Partners.

Notable practitioners

Diana Rivera leads diverse corporate law mandates for start-up companies, including the negotiation of funding rounds. She also acts for venture capital funds. Sources say that she is "super-efficient and accessible," adding: "She is fully focused on our case, and we can feel she is taking care of every detail." "She understands not only the legal aspects but also reaches out further to understand the business side of decisions," says another interviewee.

Francisco José Martínez Maroto acts for asset management companies on diverse alternative investment transactions, including direct lending deals or private equity exits made by way of secondary sales. Market commentators note his long presence in the market, while clients appreciate that "he brings creative solutions when problems arise."

Interviewees describe Javier Villasante as "an institutional heavyweight" and "a versatile lawyer with a multi-sectoral background." He handles private equity transactions as part of his strong M&A practice.

Interviewees value Jorge Canta 's "strong knowledge of financial regulation and market practice." "He is an expert in anticipating the CNMV's views on new products," says one source, while another states: "He controls all of the issues that can arise in the launching of funds, which normally come from the authorities." Canta advises on the establishment and authorisation of funds and fund management companies. He also acts for limited partners investing in new funds.

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Funds

Cuatrecasas

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Location

Diagonal 191

Barcelona

Catalonia

Spain

08018

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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

Investment Funds: Fund Formation


Jorge Canta
Band 2

Private Equity


Francisco José Martínez Maroto
Band 2
Javier Villasante
Band 4

Private Equity: Venture Capital


Diana Rivera
Band 2