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Spain

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 6

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Deloitte Legal's banking and finance team is 'always available and polite'. It handles transactional due diligence and financing work, and has a particular focus on regulatory matters. For example, it advised multiple financial entities, such as Bankia, Ibercaja, Liberbank and Banco Santander, on the new MiFID II and European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). Francisco Javier Ramírez is 'able to manage difficult situations as well as find solutions to day-to-day issues', and his negotiation capabilities are 'remarkable'.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

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Deloitte Legal assisted Global Saphir Group with the acquisition of a family-owned group of companies specialised in the production and distribution of perfume and hygiene products, and advised Atresmedia on the share purchase agreement for the acquisition of Smartclip Latam. Bilbao-based Sharon Izaguirre leads the team. In Madrid, Francisco Mayor is recommended and Ignacio Balañá joined from Latham & Watkins LLP in September 2017.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

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Deloitte Legal specialises in ‘complex cases and designing different strategies to solve them’ and has notable expertise in labour relations, particularly collective bargaining and labour force restructuring. Practice head Fernando Bazán inspires ‘trust and confidence with a real focus on the customer, going the extra mile’. He can call on the expertise of senior associate Covadonga Roldan, whose ‘understanding of the client’s business needs and urgency of the matter is outstanding’. The team is representing Barceló in administrative proceedings related to government-funded national insurance rate discounts granted to promote the hiring of permanent staff, as well as advising Allianz on the declaration of self-employed contractor labour relationships.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

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Deloitte Legal has a dedicated insurance team that works across the sector, as well as a particular expertise in issues arising from innovative technologies. Insurance specialist Ignacio Ortiz del Río leads the practice, which includes Jose Luis Herrero Hidalgo, who is an expert in the regulation of insurance distribution. The firm advised BBVA on adapting to the new insurance distribution directive and assisted Compañía Española de Seguros de Crédito a la Exportación with analysing the consequences of a potential investment in Senegal. Other key clients include Hello Insurance Group Compañía de Seguros, Mapfre and Deutsche Bank.

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Intellectual property: patents
Intellectual property: patents - ranked: tier 3

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At Deloitte Legal, Dulce Mª Miranda Naranjo is the name to note for patent matters. Senior associate Susana Rodríguez Ballano is another key contact.

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Tax: The Big Four
Tax: The Big Four - ranked: tier 1

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Deloitte Legal has ‘vast experience’ and the team strength to handle complex tax matters including transactions, indirect taxes and litigation. Practice head Brian Leonard has expertise advising Spanish companies and foreign multinationals on tax planning and control. Also notable in the team is Jose María Gómez Rosende, who is an expert in the tax structuring of corporate M&A transactions and has ‘a broad vision and ability to go beyond classical tax topics’. The group advised waste-to-energy company Urbaser on tax issues relating to the sale of the company to Chinese-owned Firion Investments, and assisted FTSE 250 company Contour Global with the tax matters arising from its approximately €1.1bn acquisition of Acciona’s thermo and solar energy portfolio.

Leading individuals

Jose María Gómez Rosende - Deloitte Legal

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