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KPMG Abogados

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1SpainGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

KPMG Abogados is home to a highly reputed Madrid-based banking and finance regulatory team. The practice group regularly advises Spanish entities on compliance with EU rules for the financial services sector. It also shows prowess in handling compliance gaps and designs strategies to meet obligations under MiFID II, MiFIR and PSD2. Furthermore, KPMG assists banks with regulatory authorisation procedures for new entities as well as market entries and post-Brexit strategies. Besides its excellence in regulatory mandates, clients also benefit from the law firm's growing presence in asset finance mandates.

Notable practitioners

One of Spain's leading banking and finance regulation experts, Francisco Uría regularly advises financial institutions and large corporates on the set-up of new entities, EU-wide ESG requirements and OTC derivative issues. "He is amazing, one of the best in the market," according to an impressed commentator.

Luis Fernández advises investors and lenders on debt refinancings as well as acquisition and asset finance transactions, being particularly active on mid to high-cap cross-border mandates. Reflecting on their cooperation, one client applauds: "Luis is very good at creating negotiation strategies."

Pilar Galán Gavilá is a well-known figure in the market with prowess in complex financial regulatory mandates ranging from MiFID II and MiFIR related issues to cost-sharing agreements and post-Brexit implications. "She delivers solutions that are adequate, complete and timely," enthuses a client, who further praises her excellent communication skills.

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Spain

Banking & Finance


Luis Fernández
Band 5

Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation


Francisco Uría
Band 1
Pilar Galán Gavilá
Band 3