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Spain Banking & Finance
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5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Our Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance team has extensive experience advising on credit and capital market transactions, and on regulatory issues in the financial sector and in the insurance field.

In relation to credit operations advice, we have a preferred position advising companies, financial institutions and investment funds on corporate finance, project finance, LBOs, asset finance, real estate finance, restructuring and secondary market operations. We work together with our London and New York offices and with the best Anglo-American law firms in international credit operations, including those subject to laws other than Spanish or Portuguese.

In relation to capital markets, we advise issuers, underwriters or insurers, investment services companies and investors in local and international capital market operations, on all types of securities, including IPOs or shares offered for subscription, private placements, block trades or accelerated bookbuild offerings, etc.

Our advice on financial regulatory matters includes matters related to regulated markets, Multilateral Trading Systems, clearing and settlement chambers, their operating regulations, management entities, MiFID, rules of conduct, transparency and information, inside information, sanctioning proceedings, both in the administrative and judicial stages etc., including regulatory proceedings before the supervisory authorities, such as the Spanish and Portuguese Securities Market Authorities.

 

 

Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Spain
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

The Spanish law firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo houses a strong banking and finance practice. The team enjoys a particularly strong reputation for its capabilities in complex energy and infrastructure finance projects. Due to its involvement in various debt refinancings and restructurings, the firm also rises in the banking and finance rankings. While mostly acting on behalf of investment banks, commercial banks and hedge funds, the firm is also sought after by Spanish corporates. Gómez-Acebo & Pombo supplements its strong service offering with additional prowess in handling asset and acquisition finance transactions.

Notable practitioners

Carlos Marina regularly advises well-known lenders and corporates on the financing of energy projects across Spain. "He's extremely hard-working and flexible," states a client, who further compliments Carlos Marina's "really good eye for business."

Rafael Aguilera Álvarez is sought after for his expertise in mid-cap refinancing and debt restructuring mandates, acting on behalf of Spanish lenders. "He is amazing at spotting solutions, makes deals go forward and is really creative."

Dual-qualified in the USA and Spain, Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca rises in the rankings due to his presence on complex refinancing and debt restructuring mandates, being particularly sought after by creditors and bondholders. He is seen as "very calm and thoughtful" by one client, while another comments: "His analytical skills and ability to anticipate shortcomings are outstanding."

Verónica Romaní Sancho is one of Spain's leading banking and finance practitioners, with particular expertise in project finance mandates, especially those in the renewable energy sector. "Verónica is one of the best lawyers I have worked with," says a client, who goes on to explain: "She has not only extreme technical capabilities but also brilliant negotiation skills even when under a lot of stress and within very complex deals."

Ranked Lawyers at
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

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Banking & Finance

Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca
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Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca
2
Band 2
Verónica Romaní Sancho
2
Verónica Romaní Sancho
2
Band 2
Rafael Aguilera Álvarez
3
Rafael Aguilera Álvarez
3
Band 3
Project Finance

Verónica Romaní Sancho
1
Verónica Romaní Sancho
1
Band 1
Carlos Marina
3
Carlos Marina
3
Band 3