Linklaters

Banking & Finance Department

Spain
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Notable practitioners

Clients report that UK solicitor Ben Crosse "knows financing structures inside out and has a fantastic grasp of finance law." Standout mandates of his include his advice to EDP Finance and EDP - Energias de Portugal on a EUR2.24 billion revolving credit facility under English law.His practice extends to real estate finance transactions.

Conrado Tenaglia is co-head of Linklaters' Latin American finance department and practises out of New York. He has broad experience in Latin America and advises Spanish financial entities on transactions across the region.

Cosme Colmenero assists with investment-grade lending, as well as acquisition, project and leveraged financing transactions and restructuring operations. Interviewees highlight his "good technical knowledge and negotiation skills."

Juan Barona advises on a broad range of finance transactions, including leveraged financing, restructuring and financing of acquisitions. He offers additional experience in asset and project finance in sectors including transport and energy. He assisted CVC Capital Partners with the provision of financing for the acquisition of a 25% share in Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos. Impressed interviewees say that he is "an excellent lawyer who is sensible, pragmatic and very easy to work with as a team."

Sources report that Paloma Fierro is a "go-to person for any regulatory question in Spain." Her work includes licensing, MiFID II compliance and Brexit-related advice, and she regularly assists important Spanish and international financial institutions in addition to private equity companies.

Pedro de Rojas leads the team and offers a wealth of experience in corporate finance, restructuring operations and leveraged transactions. His highlight work includes advice to the arrangers, including CaixaBank and Bank of China, on the EUR460 million senior facilities agreement granted for KKR's acquisition of a 40% stake in Telxius Telecom. He is roundly praised for his practice, with one client describing him as "impressive," adding: "Having Pedro sending documents out at 6am or 5am is the best reassurance you can have about real partner work done to completion."