Due to its outstanding Madrid-based team, Garrigues is regularly sought after for its expertise across the full spectrum of banking and finance mandates. The department is especially known for its prowess in advising on significant project finance agreements that facilitate energy and infrastructure developments in Spain and Latin America, including those with ESG components. Furthermore, Spanish corporates and banks appreciate the firm's strength in refinancings, acquisition and asset finance transactions. The law firm complements its holistic offering with its presence in finance regulatory mandates, especially those pertaining to the authorisation and set-up of new investment vehicles and M&A transactions.
Madrid-based Rafael González-Gallarza handles corporate, project and emergency finance transactions on behalf of well-known European financial institutions. Clients appreciate that "he makes communication easy by being very responsive and proactive."
Gaspar Atienza enjoys increased market visibility due to his leading role in complex mandates, acting for investment companies and banks. He also assists with energy and infrastructure project finance deals in Spain and Latin America. "He has a very strong commercial approach," applauds a client, who further describes Gaspar Atienza as "always very hands-on and very much involved in the transactions."
José Miguel Pinillos offers in-depth expertise across a wide array of banking and finance mandates ranging from acquisition and project financings to debt restructurings and refinancings. Sources highlight José Miguel Pinillos's "excellent negotiation skills," adding that "he is always on top of small details which may be really important for a successful deal."
A key name at Garrigues, Luis de la Peña is widely appreciated for his prowess in handling the authorisation and establishment of asset management companies as well as M&A transactions requiring regulatory clearance.
Excellent practitioner Marcos Botella boasts remarkable experience in high-end energy project finance deals, where he mostly advises well-known Spanish banks. He receives endorsements from market commentators, who describe him as "absolutely extraordinary."