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Pérez-Llorca

PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA, 50, 28046 MADRID, SPAIN
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Work +34 91 436 04 20
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Fax +34 91 436 04 30
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Web:
www.perezllorca.com
Barcelona, London, Madrid

Spain

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca continues cementing its presence in the Spanish corporate market; its knowledgeable team receives praise for its expertise in complex, high-end, cross-border M&A deals, where highlights included advising Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) on the Spanish aspects of its €20bn, cross-border merger with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners (CCIP) and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke (CCEG) to form Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP). Pedro Pérez-Llorca leads the practice with strong support from Vicente Conde - Julio Lujambio and Fernando Quicios.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca’s practice is co-led by Félix Montero and Ana Ribó out of Madrid and Barcelona respectively. The firm also has a strong white-collar crime team, headed by Adriana de Buerba. Recent highlights include successfully representing Comuto in a dispute with Confebus, which had sought to obtain the closure of the client’s car-sharing website.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca has extensive experience in EU and Spanish competition law. Head partner Oriol Armengol recently advised Nexans Iberia on a cartel investigation led by the CNMC, and is also highly experienced in merger control. Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo has a good track record on EU law, and is representing BBVA in a multibillion-euro case before the ECJ.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca has an active three-partner team led by Luis Enrique Fernández Pallarés, and including Daniel Cifuentes and Fernando Ruiz. The firm advised on several high-profile restructurings, recently, and also represented Avis on a new collective bargaining agreement. Clients include Merck, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Costco.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Pérez-Llorca

The experienced Vicente Estebaranz heads an active practice at Pérez-Llorca, which has strong experience across the sector, particularly in relation to noise pollution issues. Recent highlights include advising Costco Wholesale on environmental issues connected to petrol stations in its new shopping-centre developments.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca’s recent mandates include advising Trebol International on the sale of its interest in Albertis Infraestructuras, involving two accelerated-bookbuild offers. Pedro Pérez-Llorca leads the team.

Next generation lawyers

Alfredo Lafita - Pérez-Llorca

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca has consolidated its presence in the energy sector where it participates in some of the most noteworthy instructions. Recent matters include advising Oaktree on the €1bn purchase of a controlling interest in Eolia Renovables. José Ramón de Hoces and Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo receive praise for their expertise.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca advised AENA in Supreme Court proceedings concerning aviation-generated noise pollution over residential areas, obtaining the suspension of the enforcement of a resolution which would impact significantly on the operational capacity of Madrid’s Barajas Airport. José Ramón de Hoces and Juan Manuel Rodríguez lead the practice.

Leading individuals

José Ramón de Hoces - Pérez-Llorca

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Pérez-Llorca

With lawyers well versed in a variety of commercial real estate matters, Pérez-Llorca is the first port of call for many clients seeking to invest in real estate. Recent mandates include assisting Caixabank’s real estate subsidiary, Buildingcenter, with the €53m sale and transfer of (five) plots located in Madrid, Valencia and Andalusia. Luis Zurera and Vicente Estebaranz lead the practice; Fausto Romero-Miura is also highlighted.

Leading individuals

Vicente Estebaranz - Pérez-Llorca

Next generation lawyers

Javier Muñoz - Pérez-Llorca

Jordi Farrés - Pérez-Llorca

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca has worked on several significant toll-road insolvencies, and also advised on the major bankruptcy proceedings of real estate developer Bami. London-based restructuring partner Fernando Quicios and disputes head Félix Montero jointly lead the team.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca gained a third tax partner in 2016, following the recruitment of Pablo Ulecia, who was previously a Director of the Financial Services Tax practice at KPMG Abogados. Recent highlights include advising E.ON on the tax aspects of the €2.5bn sale of its Spanish and Portuguese businesses. Clara Jiménez is another name to note. Javier Fernández Cuenca joined Lener.

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Spain: Banking and finance

Bank regulatory
Banking and finance: bank regulatory - ranked: tier 3

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca acts for local and international clients on all types of banking and finance regulatory matters. Vicente Conde is the name to note.

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Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 3

Pérez-Llorca

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.

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

Pérez-Llorca

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.

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Spain: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 3

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca has earned a good name for its work in the capital markets arena. Vicente Conde and Pablo González are noted.

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca was instructed by Coca-Cola Enterprises to advise on the Spanish leg of the merger of three Coca-Cola bottlers to create Coca-Cola European Partners and its subsequent listing on several stock exchanges. Vicente Conde, Pablo González and Julio Lujambio co-lead the practice.

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Spain: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca is strong on the regulatory front, thanks to the leadership of public law expert Juan Manuel Rodriguez Cárcamo. Major clients include Johnson & Johnson, Meda Pharma and Merz Pharma.

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Legal Developments by:
Pérez-Llorca

  • SPANISH LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE TRADING OF NON-PERFORMING LOANS

    Spain has recently been referred to as one of the "hottest" European countries in terms of debt sales, specifically of non-performing loans. This should not come as a surprise in a scenario in which independent audits as of June 2012 revealed a EUR 62 billion capital shortfall in Spanish banks and in which the Spanish rate of non-performing loans stayed above eight per cent of all loans.
    - PEREZ-LLORCA

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