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6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Uría Menéndez

Our team’s experience in business, international finance and banking regulation provides us with a holistic view of our clients’ interests and enables us to deliver pioneering solutions and advise on the full spectrum of financial products and transactions.

Our clients trust us to handle the transactions that are currently shaping the Ibero-American financial markets. We have extensive experience advising on Spanish and Portuguese law, as well as English law through the Financing Hub, a bilateral group created in collaboration with Slaughter and May. Our strong international focus is reinforced by our presence in all the main financial centres (London, New York and Brussels) and in Latin America through PPU’s offices in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

We work with borrowers and lenders (or buyers and sellers in the case of NPAs) to find truly balanced solutions and support the market’s main players (banks, funds, real estate investment trusts, listed companies, large corporate groups, infrastructure and energy funds and asset-management platforms) in all types of financing:


- Corporate finance

- Acquisition finance

- Project finance

- Real estate finance

- Asset finance

- Refinancing and debt restructuring

- Sale and purchase of NPAs

- Direct lending

- Securitisation

Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Spain
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What the team is known for

One of Spain's top law firms, Uría Menéndez houses an established banking and finance practice. The department boasts considerable expertise in distressed finance mandates, including standout mandates on the lender side of high-profile debt restructuring operations. Additionally, clients benefit from the firm's prowess in handling complex NPL portfolio sales and large acquisition finance cases. The team is regularly appointed to act for lenders on the negotiation of syndicated loans in favour of Spanish borrowers, with proven experience in real estate, hospitality and energy project finance mandates. Having an incredible bench strength, Uría Menéndez remains a top choice for a broad spectrum of clients and mandates.

Notable Practitioners

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Blanca Arlabán
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Blanca Arlabán
Expertise based abroad in UK

London-based and Spanish law-qualified practitioner Blanca Arlabán advises on various banking and finance transactions. Clients describe her as a "terrific finance lawyer."

Isabel Aguilar
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Isabel Aguilar
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Up and Coming

Co-head of the banking and finance regulation department Isabel Aguilar enters the rankings following her involvement in complex mandates ranging from product launches and corporate transactions to strategic partnership agreements and post-Brexit implications.

Juan Ignacio González Ruiz
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Juan Ignacio González Ruiz
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Band 4

Madrid-based Juan Ignacio González Ruiz is a known figure in the project finance market. He has notable experience handling mandates involving the energy sector.

Sebastián Sáenz de Santa María
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Sebastián Sáenz de Santa María
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Band 2

Madrid-based Sebastián Sáenz de Santa María is held in high esteem for his breadth of expertise in banking and finance mandates. He regularly advises large banking syndicates on debt refinancings as well as acquisition and corporate finance transactions.

Ángel Pérez López
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Ángel Pérez López
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Band 2

Head of department Ángel Pérez López handles a multitude of deals ranging from large debt restructuring and refinancing transactions to NPL portfolio sales. He is also sought after for his expertise in project finance mandates, especially in the real estate and energy sectors. Clients remark: "Ángel Pérez López delivers an incredible service throughout all the processes. He understands our needs well and always designs the best transaction to help us achieve our goals."

Carlos de Cárdenas Smith
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Carlos de Cárdenas Smith
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Band 1

Carlos de Cárdenas Smith remains one of Spain's top banking and finance practitioners and regularly advises capital funds on large cross-border acquisition finance mandates.

Ranked Lawyers at
Uría Menéndez

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Carlos de Cárdenas Smith
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Carlos de Cárdenas Smith
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Band 1
Ángel Pérez López
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Ángel Pérez López
2
Band 2
Sebastián Sáenz de Santa María
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Sebastián Sáenz de Santa María
2
Band 2
Blanca Arlabán
Blanca Arlabán
Expertise based abroad in UK
Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation

Isabel Aguilar
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Isabel Aguilar
U
Up and Coming
Project Finance

Ángel Pérez López
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Ángel Pérez López
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Band 3
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz
4
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz
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Band 4