Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Uría Menéndez

Capital Markets

5 ranked lawyersBand 3SpainGlobal 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Powerhouse showcasing recognisable prowess in equity capital markets transactions, from IPOs and capital increases to voluntary takeover bids of listed entities. ECM team predominantly acts for Spanish issuers, including corporate clients and real estate investment trusts. Further equipped to assist either issuers or underwriters with DCM mandates, including high-value transactions through which Spanish banks seek to meet regulatory capital thresholds. Has advised on international debt issuances by Spanish companies used to refinance Latin American infrastructure concessions. Collaborates with UK and US firms on matters that have a key foreign law component.

Notable practitioners

Alfonso Ventoso stands out for his experience in high-value capital increases carried out by major Spanish issuers. "He has a pragmatic approach and is very commercial, which I really appreciate on deals," says one client.

Gabriel Núñez is a well-established figure in Spain's equity capital markets landscape. He has experience on both the issuer and underwriter sides of Spanish transactions, including rights offers and listings on the MAB.

Javier Redonet earns tremendous praise for his work predominantly on the issuer side of ECM mandates. "He is very updated and super proactive," states one client. "He communicates very well," notes another source, going on to explain: "He uses precise words to make his point, so it is very easy to follow his explanations." Another interviewee enthuses: "If we have someone like Javier in the transaction it is like having a safety net; we know that everything is going to be done properly."

Market commentators state that Luis de Carlos "has an incredible track record" in equity capital markets matters. He is a senior partner in the firm.

Rafael Sebastián has a broad corporate practice that extends into the DCM space. He assists with the Spanish law aspects of senior secured high-yield bond issuances carried out by international corporates.

Department Information

This content is provided by Uría Menéndez.

Overview

In today’s global economy, we have cemented our position as leaders in capital markets transactions, advising the main players of the Ibero-American markets – companies, financial institutions and regulatory authorities – and delivering valuable solutions while maintaining the highest standards.

We lead the pack when it comes to fixed-income and equity transactions and complex financial instruments. With our extensive experience and capacity for dialogue with the main regulatory authorities, we can provide advice of the highest calibre to issuers, selling shareholders, investment banks, private equity firms, financial advisers and offerors and companies affected by takeovers.

Among all the firms in the Iberian Peninsula, our multidisciplinary team and practice is unparalleled in its balanced representation of issuers and underwriters, winning us credibility and recognition in the market for advising:

- Issuers, bookrunners and underwriters on flotations, share offers, capital increases and accelerated bookbuild offerings, the issuing and buy-back or cancellation of all types of debt instruments (simple, convertible, high-yield and hybrid) and the registration of issuance programmes, both at a domestic and cross-border level and from or to the Iberian Peninsula - Offerors and companies affected by takeovers or M&A transactions involving a listed company
- On corporate governance and capital markets regulation

Capital Markets

Uría Menéndez

firm
Location

c/Príncipe de Vergara, 187

Plaza de Rodrigo Uria

Spain

28002

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Spain

Capital Markets: Debt


Rafael Sebastián
Band 3

Capital Markets: Equity


Alfonso Ventoso
Band 2
Gabriel Núñez
Band 1
Javier Redonet
Band 1
Luis de Carlos
Senior Statespeople