Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Banking & Finance Department

Spain
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Notable practitioners

Ángel Varela Varas advises on asset and project finance, public offers and takeovers, securities markets and banking law, with additional knowledge of financial services regulation.

The "very experienced" Fernando Igartua assists with structured finance, project finance and refinancing transactions, offering further knowledge of regulation concerning new technologies and online banking.

Practice head Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca is dual-qualified in Spain and the USA, and brings experience of the UK market owing to time spent as managing partner of the firm's London office. Clients report that he "brings a lot of value" to mandates, examples of which include his advice to a syndicate of funds on the EUR1.2 billion restructuring and refinancing of Abengoa's debt.

Rafael Aguilera Álvarez advises on a broad range of financing transactions, including acquisition and asset finance, debt refinancing and real estate finance. One client describes him as "a tireless worker" who "continually finds alternatives whenever there's a difficulty."

Verónica Romaní Sancho acts for private equity funds and international banks on major debt refinancing operations, corporate finance and project finance, offering particular experience in the renewables sector. Clients describe her as "very detail-oriented, very precise in her work and extremely intelligent."