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Ramón y Cajal Abogados

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Managing Partner: Francisco Palá Laguna
Number of partners: 38
Number of lawyers: 130
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1986 and focused on the financial and business world, Ramón y Cajal has established itself as one of the top Spanish law firms on the basis of the solid legal background of its members, the full commitment to efficiency and quality and the personal involvement of the partners in the client dealings. Its size enables the firm to take advantage of multidisciplinary capacities and synergies and to successfully conclude matters of significant complexity and scope. Ramón y Cajal has built a valuable clientele, comprising many of the largest listed Spanish companies in terms of capitalisation. As some of these companies have a noteworthy international presence and regularly handle cross-border transactions, the firm is involved in relevant capital markets and corporate transactions every year.

Main Areas of Practice:
Capital Markets 
Banking & Finance 
Project Finance 
Corporate & Commercial 
M&A 
Competition 
Government & Regulated Sectors 
IT 
Real Estate & Planning 
Tax 
Employment 
Litigation & Arbitration 
Restructuring & Insolvency
Corporate Crime

Capital Markets:
5 partners
Extensive national and international experience in all types of financial deals: equities, debt, listed securities, mortgage-backed securities and assets as well as advice to regulated entities, among others.
Contact: Francisco Palá Laguna
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
2 partners
Solid team of top level professionals, regularly providing advice to a diverse group of Spanish and foreign credit and financial institutions, including banks, savings banks, investment services firms and insurance companies.
Contact: Javier Menchen
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Amado Giménez
Email: [email protected]

Project Finance:
2 partners
Sound experience in advising both contractors and banks and investment funds on the design of complex deals for project finance, assets and leveraged buyouts. This practice area serves all sectors of activity, from infrastructures to real estate and leisure projects.
Contact: Javier Menchén
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Amado Giménez
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
5 partners
The firm has extensive knowledge in corporate matters, by way of example the firm renders legal advice regarding corporate governance to half of the companies listed at Ibex 35. Moreover it is a leading firm in providing advice on commercial and EPC contracts.
Contact: Alberto Alonso Ureba
Email: [email protected]

M&A:
3 partners
The firm has extensive experience in national and cross-border transactions carried out between both listed and unlisted companies, covering a wide range of sizes and sectors.
Contact: Alberto Alonso Ureba
Email: [email protected]

Competition:
1 partner
The team of specialists has extensive experience in anti-trust and EU law, acquired through daily work in disciplinary proceedings, concentration control, legal disputes, regulated sectors, public aid, tenders, customs law and international commerce.
Contact: Pedro Suárez
Email: [email protected]

Government & Regulated Sectors:
5 partners
Specialist legal advice to companies in their relations with the administrative authorities and supervisory bodies when competing in regulated sectors (securities, banking, insurance, energy, telecommunications, and transportation). All matters, such as licences, public bids and eminent domain, are covered.
Contacts: Pablo Silván
Email: [email protected]
Contacts: José Ignacio Vega
Email: [email protected]

IT:
1 partner
The IT practice provides national and foreign clients with advice on issues such as data protection, privacy, e-commerce, e-contracts, intellectual property, cloud, gambling and outsourcing.
Contact: Norman Heckh
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Planning:
2 partners
Broad experience in major real estate and urban development projects that guarantees a thorough command of the sector. All of this is reinforced by an interdisciplinary team to advise on the environmental, company and tax aspects of each transaction.
Contact: Roberto Tojo
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Francisco Bengoetxea
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
4 partners
The tax department offers a highly personalised service with significant added value to companies, public bodies and individuals. It advises on tax compliance issues, fiscal transparency, non-residents tax issues and taxation planning and restructuring.
Contact: Luis Rodríguez-Ramos
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
1 partner
The employment group advises on all key employment issues such as top management and managerial staff; contracts and dismissals; employment aspects derived from mergers and acquisitions; employment due diligence procedures, harmonisation of employment conditions, staff restructuring etc.
Contact: Xavier Pallarés
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
8 partners
The team provides legal advice and representation in commercial disputes for national and multinational companies and major institutions, including arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties.
Contact: Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
2 partners
Leading experience advising all the parties affected when a company is in financial distress. The team has actively participated in the most relevant insolvency procedures carried out in Spain during the course of the past year.
Contact: Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Javier Menchén
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Crime:
2 partners
The team specialises in all kinds of subjects related to responsibilities with an economic nature within the business scope, such as corporate offenses, criminal bankruptcy, fiscal crimes and crimes against the Social Security, work negligence and crimes against the workers’ rights.
Contact: Enrique Molina
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Javier Gómez Bermúdez
Email: [email protected]