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José Armando Albarrán

Madrid, Spain Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
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Capital Markets: Equity - Spain

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Head of department José Armando Albarrán remains a leading figure in the Spanish capital markets world, with a particular expertise in ECM and corporate mandates including capital increases and IPOs. "He is excellent from a technical point of view and he has a very good knowledge of the regulatory bodies," affirms one client, with another interviewee endorsing him as as "one of the best lawyers in corporate and capital markets matters."
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Corporate/M&A - Spain

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Head of department José Armando Albarrán receives praise for his ability to conduct global deals, with one client attesting that "he offers practical and commercial advice in tricky situations." He is regularly involved in market-leading deals, including takeovers, mergers and cross-border sales.
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Armando heads the Global Transactions team in Spain. He specialises in large and complex transactions with a cross-border element. During more than 25 years of professional career at Freshfields, he has played a key role in a number of Spanish landmark M&A deals such as HOCHTIEF’s bid for Abertis (and subsequent agreements with ACS and Atlantia), the formation of MERLIN Properties and the subsequent acquisitions of Testa and the office and retail business of Metrovacesa (and respective rights issues and bond issues to finance the acquisitions) to create Spain’s largest real estate player (which followed the IPO of the company), Naturgy’s acquisition of Unión Fenosa (and its bid for Endesa), China Tianyin’s acquisition of Urbaser or Cinven and BC Partners’ bid for Amadeus (one of the first and largest P2P in Spain).

He has worked on more than 30 IPOs, acting for both issuers and underwriters. Armando also advised on a variety of rights issues and secondary offerings and regularly advises IBEX35 companies (including Naturgy, Repsol, MERLIN or Amadeus ) on EMTN issuances and other DCM transactions.

Career

He has a Law, Economics and Business Administration degree from ICADE (E-3) (Madrid, Spain). He became a partner in 2004.

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Madrid Bar Association.

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José Armando Albarrán

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