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Herbert Smith Freehills

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1 ranked lawyersBand 4SpainEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Acts for leading Spanish construction companies on the financing and construction of major infrastructure projects across the world, with standout mandates in the Middle East and Africa. Also assists international banks and global asset managers with M&A and capital markets mandates within the Spanish energy and infrastructure sectors. Has further experience in green loans. Offers multidisciplinary expertise, leveraging the know-how of public law, tax and litigation experts at the firm.

Strengths

Clients stress the lawyers' flexibility and say: "The team are very accessible and they make the closing stage, which is always frantic, so easy. This gives a lot of security to all of us."

Another client underlines the firm's "commitment to customer service and can-do attitude that is key to successful transactions."

Work highlights

Assisted lenders, including Santander, with the EUR210 million refinancing of a port terminal in the Port of Valencia.

Notable practitioners

Miguel Riaño accrues recognition from market commentators for his commercial focus. He typically acts for sponsors as well as lenders on the financing of infrastructure and renewable energy projects.

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Miguel Riaño
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