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Capital Markets: Debt
4 Years Ranked
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Provided by Carlos Lao

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With over 20 years of experience, Carlos has represented issuers and underwriters in all matters relating to domestic and cross-border capital markets (144A/Reg. S) and financing transactions, including equity, hybrids and debt offerings listed both on regulated markets and MTFs: IPOs, privatizations, private placements, rights offerings, exchange offers, "ABOs”, “block trades”, securitization bonds, EMTNs, commercial paper, etc. In addition, he leads the securitization practice of the firm and have also participated throughout his career in domestic and cross-border project development & finance transactions, M&A, public tender offers, syndicated lending and other corporate finance structures.

Career

Partner in the Capital Markets Group. Before joining the firm in 2002, he worked for several years at the New York and Paris offices of the U.S. international firm Shearman & Sterling.

Professional Memberships

Madrid Bar Association

Publications

“Prospectuses in offerings and listings of securities”, in Derecho de la empresa y de los mercados financieros: Ramón y Cajal Abogados. 30 años. (Company and financial markets law: Ramón y Cajal Abogados. 30 years). Cizur Menor (Navarra). Aranzadi, 2016.

Personal

Master in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB), Madrid. 2002-2003.

Master in Corporate and Commercial Law (LLM), Instituto de Empresa. Madrid, 1996.

Law Graduate, University of Granada. 1995.

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Capital Markets: Debt - Spain
4
Band 4

Carlos Lao is appreciated for his expertise in debt capital market deals with a particular focus on notes issuances and commercial paper programmes, acting for issuers and investors. Sources say: "He tailors to our needs very easily and he's able to spot what our weak points are."

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