What the team is known for
Enjoys a market-leading presence in venture capital mandates, with a strong track record in equity deals carried out by several of the key venture capital firms investing in Spain. Acts for private equity firms on LBOs and add-on acquisitions. Well suited to handle transactions that draw on the knowledge and skills of lawyers based in smaller Spanish cities. Fund managers value easy access to wider services supplied to their Spanish portfolio companies, with highly regarded lawyers able to offer expertise in finance, tax and disputes. Particularly popular choice for mid-cap private equity deals.
Clients note that the lawyers' ability to "create a good relationship with the other party" is crucial in overcoming difficulties arising in transactions. The same source goes on to say that "the lawyers have a very clear calendar and process, which means they can follow up when there is something we are not aware of or are not paying attention to."
Interviewees note the commercial benefits derived from the firm's wider network of offices across Spain: "In those smaller offices the lawyers are also close to the local entrepreneurs and businesses. That's a network we can use to try to develop relationships with those local partners and have access to their knowledge."
Acted for Advent International on its acquisition of a majority stake in Vitaldent from JB Capital Markets.
is a well-known corporate lawyer with demonstrable experience in private equity-driven transactions. Market commentators consistently highlight his strong technical skills, while clients say that "he is experienced and gets involved in the deals directly."
Francisco Martínez Iglesias
is best known for his work on behalf of key clients investing as limited partners in Spanish funds. Sources praise his technical expertise.
As part of his wider corporate practice, Ildefonso Polo
earns particular praise for his work on behalf of private equity clients. "He's dedicated and engaged throughout the whole process,"
states one client, adding: "He understands the needs of the other party and tries to look for a good agreement."
Sources say that José Manuel Martín
's "commercial drive is excellent and his negotiation skills are great; he is the person I want on my side whenever there are tough negotiations involved."
Clients further highlight his pragmatic approach, saying: "He tries to understand the whole deal and advise us on what is rational to ask for and what is not."
Martín acts for Spanish investment managers on the buy or sell side of predominantly mid-cap transactions.
handles buyouts or asset sales on behalf of key domestic private equity clients. She is known among market commentators as an experienced practitioner.