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Corporate/M&A

3 ranked lawyersBand 3SpainGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Handles high-value M&A transactions for US and Spanish companies, with a focus on matters with a cross-border element. Has particular experience in mandates involving Latin America and Germany. Acts for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on acquisitions and carve-outs. Offers expertise in the telecommunications, real estate and insurance industries. Further experienced in handling joint ventures with international parties. Leverages the support of finance, regulatory and tax experts to further assist clients.

Notable practitioners

Ignacio Pallarés is well equipped to advise investment firms and private equity funds on the acquisition and sale of Spanish companies in the consumer and energy, manufacturing and hospitality industries.

Brussels-based Javier Ruiz Calzado plays an active role representing clients in the energy sector before the Spanish competition authority and European courts on antitrust and regulatory matters.

José Antonio Sánchez Dafos exhibits strength advising on takeover bids and asset buyouts. Interviewees recommend him for his "great negotiating capacity and market vision."

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Spain

Corporate/M&A


Ignacio Pallarés
Band 3
José Antonio Sánchez Dafos
Band 3

Corporate/M&A: Competition


Javier Ruiz Calzado
Expertise based abroad in Belgium