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What the team is known for

Draws on the firm's global reputation for a capacity to handle sophisticated transactions on behalf of major US and European private equity investors. Acts for asset managers that are pursuing either traditional private equity strategies or that are targeting opportunities in Spain's real estate market. Assists with buyouts of listed companies with a view to their delisting. Is predominantly instructed on high-value deals. Consolidated global network supports the team in cross-border mandates. Wins particularly strong feedback for access to London-based finance expertise.

Strengths

Clients praise the lawyers' negotiation skills, saying: "They help us get to a commercial understanding and bridge the gap."

Interviewees have an impression of growth in the firm's private equity capabilities, saying: "The firm has made a big effort and picked up a lot of talent."

Work highlights

Assisted Cerberus Capital Management with its acquisition of 80% of Banco Sabadell's real estate-owned portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Ignacio Pallarés counts several important international private equity firms among his key clients. He handles many of the firm's traditional private equity transactions, including add-ons and buyouts. Clients praise his commercial approach, saying: "He listens to us and to the other side, thinks about alternative proposals and sees if they work for us. He is commercial and very driven in the sense that he encourages everyone to get to the end goal."

As part of his corporate practice, José Antonio Sánchez Dafos acts for foreign-headquartered asset managers on M&A transactions involving Spanish target companies.

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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María de Molina 6, 4th Floor

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28006

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Spain

Private Equity


Ignacio Pallarés
Band 2
José Antonio Sánchez Dafos
Band 4