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Linares Abogados

Banking & Finance

1 ranked lawyersBand 2SpainEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Regulatory boutique that often assists international financial services clients with the establishment of new operations in Spain. Advises on the authorisation process for e-money and payment services institutions. Provides assistance with sanctions procedures and advises on the drafting of new compliance programmes that meet anti-money laundering and other key regulatory standards. Clients include important domestic and foreign banks.

Strengths

Clients appreciate that the lawyers can provide "a great amount of practical assistance and understanding of the details of the process around communication with the regulator," noting: "They are able to anticipate possible problems and look for real solutions."

"Their work is quick and it is easy to contact them," states another source.

Work highlights

Advised Euro Exchange Securities on its application for authorisation of a new e-money services institution in Spain.

Notable practitioners

Miguel Linares leads many of the firm's financial services regulatory mandates. Clients appreciate that he offers "the maximum level of personal involvement" in matters and say that he is "accurate and very quickly understands what we need."

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Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation


Miguel Linares
Band 2