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Allen & Overy is a leading name in the banking and finance sector and assists local and international clientele on top-notch instructions. In a recent headline it acted for Emperador Group on the €280m refinancing of Madrid’s tallest skyscraper. Ignacio Ruiz-Cámara, Juan Hormaechea, Charles Poole-Warren and Salvador Ruiz Bachs are the key names.

José Guardo leads the ‘excellent and dedicated’ team at Clifford Chance. Last year the practice acted for Sacyr Concesiones and Eiser Infrastructure Partners on the refinancing of the senior debt of two, major, transport-interchange projects in Madrid, with a total value of €190m. A notable bench includes Epifanio Pérez, Eduardo García, Carlos Hernández-Canut, Carl Fitzgerald and Stuart Percival.

Cuatrecasas advises on some of the major deals in the country. In recent matters, a team led by Héctor Bros and Pol Solsona advised Lípidos Santiga on the refinancing of an existing debt and a new syndicated loan with a total value of €193m. Key practice members include Rafael Mínguez, Fernando Bernard, Cristóbal Cotta and Manuel Follía.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer provides a ‘high level of service’ according to satisfied clients. The 10-strong team is led by the ‘knowledgeable’ Iñaki Gabilondo and recently advised Merlin Properties on the financing of one of the largest real estate acquisitions of the year with an overall value of circa €2.2bn. Ana López is noted.

Made up of ‘pragmatic and efficient lawyers’ the team at Garrigues is led by practice head Rafael González-Gallarza with key support coming from Gonzálo Rivera, José Miguel Pinillos and Gaspar Atienza. Work highlights included advising Dominum Dirección y Gestión, Inversiones Samede, Nueva Samede and Esther Koplowitz Romero de Juseu in a complex restructuring operation (requiring the placement of a number of separate financing structures) with an aggregate value of €1.09bn.

Offering ‘impeccable, professional advice’, the lawyers at Linklatersare very knowledgeable’. Recent headline work saw a team led by Pedro de Rojas and Ben Crosse acting for Abengoa on a €106m syndicated credit. Juan Barona is also a key member of the practice.

A leading name in the market, Uría Menéndez is regularly involved in some of the most notable corporate acquisition-financings and restructurings. Recent matters include advising Acciona on a €1.8bn credit facility for general corporate requirements and the refinancing of part of an existing debt; and acting for T-Solar in a €600m refinancing related to its 160MW photovoltaic portfolio in the country. Jaime de San Román, Ángel Pérez López and Sebastián Sáenz de Santa María are highly recommended.

Ashurst LLP’s team advised Italfarmaco on a €120m credit facility from La Caixa and Bankinter. José Christian Bertram and Fernando Navarro head the practice.

Baker McKenzie handles complex, high-end instructions for local and international clients. Marcel Enrich, Francisco José Bauzá, Rafael Bazán and Carlos Gutiérrez are all noted.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’s work highlights include acting for real estate corporation Axiare Patrimonio on more than ten (related) financings for the acquisition of its current office and commercial building portfolio. Angel Varela, Fernando Igartua, Rafael Aguilera and Verónica Romaní are recommended.

Broseta Abogados advised TECVASA in connection with the renewal of its €125m syndicated credit led by Bankia.

Headline work at CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo included advising CBRE Global Investors on the €113m refinancing of its El Tormes and Parc Central shopping centres.

DLA Piper LLP counts major Spanish banks and other leading financial institutions –including BBVA, Banco Popular, Banco Santander, Natixis and the Royal Bank of Scotland – among its clients.

Dentons’ recent mandates include acting for Novagroup Property Development on the restructuring of its debt governed by newly-introduced Spanish legislation.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP advised private equity group Magnum Industrial Partners in relation to the €90m debts of Iberchem Group.

Highlights for Pérez-Llorca included acting for Uro Property Holdings on the refinancing of its debt through a bond issuance via-SPV made on the Irish Stock Exchange.

In recent matters, Ramón y Cajal Abogados’ assisted a well-known corporation on the restructuring of its debt and related court approval.

White & Case LLP’s Juan Manuel de Remedios led advice to Uralita (and its subsidiary Ursa), on the latter’s cross-border refinancing of an existing debt.

Araoz & Rueda acts for a variety of corporate and financial clients.

Hogan Lovells International LLP fields a ‘versatile and competent’ banking team.

Local and international corporations regularly seek Jones Day’s services.

King & Wood Mallesons works closely with borrowers on banking instructions.

Latham & Watkins LLP advised Torresol Energy on a high-value credit facility.

Ontier assisted NETAFIN in a high-profile syndicated loan.

Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor, Abogados houses a strong banking and finance team.

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