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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Has a strong reputation for debt refinancing and restructuring, having acted for either investment banks, commercial banks or hedge fund investors on several high-value mandates involving major Spanish debtors. Earns considerable praise for work on infrastructure or energy sector project finance mandates. Has experience on the investor and the originator sides of debt portfolio transactions. Has additional proven asset finance expertise.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees know Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca for his handling of restructuring or refinancing mandates on behalf of international hedge funds that are invested in distressed Spanish companies. "He deeply understands what hedge funds are looking for," states one source, going on to note: "The relationships he has with these funds allows him to have a good knowledge of the sector, because he is continually analysing the different structures that others are putting in place."

Rafael Aguilera Álvarez often advises on refinancing or restructuring matters, including on behalf of large lender syndicates. Interviewees praise his commercial approach in negotiations, saying: "He thinks about what decision he might take if he were in your shoes." "He is pragmatic and has a sense of the things that are really important in a transaction," says another source.

Verónica Romaní Sancho maintains a superb reputation for her handling of renewable energy project finance mandates. Market commentators further note her broader corporate finance experience and say that she is "creative and easy to work with." Clients value "her dedication, her knowledge of our operation and her commercial focus in negotiations."

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Overview

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.

 

 

Banking & Finance

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

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Location

Castellana 216

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28046

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Spain

Banking & Finance


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