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Allen & Overy acted for Deutsche Bank and Bank of America in relation to a ‚ā¨1.4bn credit line to International Consolidated Airlines Group (which includes Iberia and British Airways) for the acquisition of Air Lingus. Ignacio Ruiz-C√°mara, Juan Hormaechea, Charles Poole-Warren and Salvador Ruiz Bachs are all recognised for their knowledge and experience.

Clifford Chance acted for Caixabank and Banco Santander on a ‚ā¨2.2bn loan to Acciona to cover the refinancing of the group‚Äôs financial debt, the financing of investments and working capital. Epifanio P√©rez, Eduardo Garc√≠a, Carlos Hern√°ndez-Canut, Carl Fitzgerald and Stuart Percival are all noted.

Cuatrecasas‚Äô large team advised GSO Capital and several other funds on Fomento de Construcci√≥n y Contratas‚Äô ‚ā¨4.5bn debt restructuring. Rafael M√≠nguez and H√©ctor Bros lead the practice.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer counts key local and international institutions among its clients. Recent matters saw practice head I√Īaki Gabilondo advise a syndicate of lenders (including Banco Sabadell and BBVA) on the ‚ā¨3.3bn restructuring of Pescanova‚Äôs debt. Ana L√≥pez is also noted

Garrigues advised BBVA, Banco Santander et al (as financial creditors) on real estate developer Riofisa‚Äôs ‚ā¨305m debt restructuring. Key practitioners include Gonz√°lo Rivera, Jos√© Miguel Pinillos, Gaspar Atienza and head of practice Rafael Gonz√°lez-Gallarza.

Linklaters‚Äô ‚Äėtop-notch‚Äô finance team acts for corporates, private equity firms and finance houses. Pedro de Rojas, Juan Barona and Ben Crosse led the team that recently advised a syndicate of banks on a credit facility to Merlin Properties (the largest Spanish REIT), for the partial acquisition of Testa Inmuebles en Renta, from Sacyr.

Ur√≠a Men√©ndez is praised for ‚Äėits high-quality service, great negotiation skills and proven knowledge of the sector‚Äô. Headline work included advising a syndicate of 16 creditors on real estate corporation Eroski‚Äôs ‚ā¨2.6bn restructuring process; Sebasti√°n S√°enz de Santa Mar√≠a led the team. Jaime de San Rom√°n and √Āngel P√©rez L√≥pez are also key members of the practice.

Under the leadership of Jos√© Christian Bertram, Ashurst LLP‚Äôs team advised Soci√©t√© Gen√©rale, BNP Paribas, ING and others on a ‚ā¨755m credit facility to Cobega Invest for the acquisition of a minority stake in Coca-Cola Iberian Partners. Practice co-head Fernando Navarro and Manuel L√≥pez are also noted. Other clients include Centerbridge Partners, Deutsche Bank and Capstone.

DLA Piper LLP makes its mark adivsing on financing and refinancing instructions. In recent matters, the team acted for Banco Santander and other lenders on the restructuring of a ‚ā¨4.9bn syndicated credit facility to El Corte Ingl√©s, which required advice on complex mortgage-law matters.

G√≥mez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados‚Äô banking and finance team works closely with the firm‚Äôs corporate department and is active in some of the most prominent financing and refinancing transactions in the country. In a notable instruction it advised Banco Sabadell, Deutsche Bank and others on Natra‚Äôs ‚ā¨170m debt refinancing. Ver√≥nica Roman√≠, Fernando Igartua and Rafael Aguilera are all noted.

Headline matters for Baker McKenzie‚Äôs finance team included advising a pool of banks on a ‚ā¨450m syndicated credit line to Grupo Villar Mir, secured by shares in Ferroatl√°ntica and subsequently guaranteed by shares in newly incorporated entity Ferroglobe (a merger of Ferroatl√°ntica and Globe). Francisco Jos√© Bauz√° and Marcel Enrich co-head the practice, with key support from Rafael Baz√°n, Carlos Guti√©rrez, Ana Garc√≠a and Rossanna D‚ÄôOnza.

Broseta Abogados recently advised a bank syndicate on a ‚ā¨40m credit line for the acquisition (and modernisation) of a paper production plant; practice head Antonio Navarro led the advice.

CMS Albi√Īana y Su√°rez de Lezo advised various members of the Allianz Group on a credit-financing to Merlin Retail for the partial refinancing of the ‚ā¨130m acquisition of Marineda City Shopping Centre. Gracia Sainz and Abraham N√°jera are the key contacts.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP’ finance team advised lenders BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, BBVA et al on the financing and acquisition of Grupo Empresarial Palacios Alimentación by Carlyle. Practice head Gonzálo Martín de Nicolás led the advice.

Pérez-Llorca advised BBVA and Bankia, as creditors of the Koplowitz family, on a complex financing operation related to the family’s shareholding in infrastructure group FCC. Fausto Romero-Miura and Fernando Quicios are noted for their expertise.

Ram√≥n y Cajal Abogados handles a variety of banking and finance instructions. Recent work includes advising Banco Sabadell on the ‚ā¨51m financing of a brownfield project located in Barcelona. Francisco Pal√° and Javier Mench√©n receive praise for their experience.

Capable firm Araoz & Rueda acts for clients including BNP Paribas and LM Group.

At Dentons, Javier Badiola recently acted for a lending syndicate in relation to a multi-hundred-million-Euro credit line. Javier Mardomingo is also noted.

Hogan Lovells International LLP counts local and international banks among its clients.

Jones Day is well-known for its infrastructure and energy related finance work.

King & Wood Mallesons provides ‚Äėcommercially-oriented‚Äô lending advice.

Capable player Latham & Watkins LLP counts Banco Santander among its clients.

Simmons & Simmons LLP advises multinational banking and finance corporations on the full range of lending activity.

Ontier’s recent matters include advising Grupo Financiero Inbursa on a credit facility to Club Atlético Madrid.

Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor, Abogados is highlighted for its active banking and finance practice.

White & Case LLP assisted Austrian bank Bawag on a ‚ā¨1.2bn credit facility to Aero.

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